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As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump’s Immigration Words Pose Risks for Both Parties

The fight over President Trump’s vulgar comment is exposing divisions in both parties, raising the risk of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences.

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Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump

In Atlanta and in Washington, the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticized President Trump for his language about people from some countries.

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Olympic gold medalist Biles says doctor sexually abused her

(Reuters) - Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles said on Monday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.

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Earthquake rattles Greece, felt in Athens

ATHENS (Reuters) - An earthquake that rattled Greece on Monday night was felt in the capital Athens, a Reuters reporter said.

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Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegation: 'I was surprised and concerned'

"Master of None" star Aziz Ansari has responded to an allegation of sexual assault by a woman he went out on a date with in the fall.

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WaPo: President Trump averages 5-6 false claims a day

In a recent analysis, The Washington Post reported that President Trump has made over 2,000 false claims before the end of his first full year in office.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Democrats, Make a Deal With Trump to Protect Dreamers

Give the president his wall — the future of nearly 800,000 Dreamers is on the line.

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A DACA Question: Should Judges Use Local Cases to Halt National Orders?

When a federal judge in California ordered a stop to a key plank of President Trump’s immigration agenda, he revived a debate over the impartiality of the judiciary.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 7-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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G.O.P. Senator Says Trump Didn’t Use Vulgarity for Haiti and African Nations

Senator David Perdue, who attended the White House meeting, said Senator Dick Durbin’s account of President Trump’s language was a “gross misrepresentation.”

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Perfect Paisley claims maiden European Tour victory at SA Open

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - England's Chris Paisley produced six birdies in a faultless final round of 66 to claim a maiden European Tour victory by winning the South African Open at the Glendower Golf Club outside Johannesburg on Sunday.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, dozens injured

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving one dead and several dozen injured while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 6-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, dozens injured

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving one dead and several dozen injured while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving two dead, 17 missing and several dozen injured, while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 5-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving two dead, 17 missing and several dozen injured, while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, 20 injured

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, leaving one dead and around 20 injured and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 4-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, 20 injured

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, leaving one dead and around 20 injured and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake hits coast of southern Peru, minor damage reported

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, causing damage to some homes, collapsing roads and injuring around 20 people.

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Strong earthquake hits coast of southern Peru, no damage reported

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits 124 km southwest of Puquio, Peru: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck about 124 km southwest of Puquio, Peru, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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Chelsea Manning Files for Senate Run in Maryland

Ms. Manning, a former Army private convicted of disclosing classified information, would face Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, in the primary race.

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Condé Nast Crafts Rules to Protect Models From Harassment

The publishing giant, which is creating a code of conduct for photo shoots, reflecting a new reality in the fashion industry.

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Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them

Models and assistants described how Mr. Testino and Mr. Weber, two of the most prominent photographers in fashion, used their authority to engage in unwanted sexual behavior.

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

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

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A Romney Who Is Unfailingly Loyal to Trump

Ronna McDaniel, a niece of Mitt Romney who is the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, faces a challenge both personal and political as her party faces a hostile election environment.

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Resisting the Label of Victim, but Forever Scarred by a Mass Shooting

Matt Mika was badly wounded during last summer’s attack on the Republican congressional baseball team. Nearly every hour brings a reminder of what he can no longer do.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Mr. President, Your Toga Is Showing

Maybe he isn’t as unprecedented a leader as we think. All hail!

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Trump Is in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After Exam

Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy and the White House physician provided no details, including Mr. Trump’s weight or blood pressure.

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Exclusive: Current and former Uber security staffers cast doubt on spying claims

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The former security chief of Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] swore in a closed legal proceeding that he knew of no attempts to steal trade secrets from anyone, including Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit Waymo, and would be "shocked" if that had occurred.

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Florida man, 20, claims $450 million lottery jackpot

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Porn Star Who Claimed Sexual Encounter With Trump Received Hush Money, Wall Street Journal Reports

The $130,000 payment was reportedly made a month before the election. Mr. Trump “vehemently denies” the encounter happened, his lawyer told The Journal.

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Florida 20-year-old claims $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man from Florida's Gulf Coast claimed a $451 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot and opted to receive a one-time payment of nearly $282 million, Florida lottery officials said on Friday.

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U.N. Indonesia earthquake plan foresees 47 million affected, 10,000 dead

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. contingency plan for an earthquake in Indonesia foresees a scenario where 10,000 people would die within 24 hours with 47 million more affected, according to emergency response planning documents.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Will the Pope Address Sexual Abuse in the Chilean Church?

Francis must confront the crimes of a Chilean priest, Fernando Karadima, who was protected from punishment for decades.

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Beijing professor dismissed as sexual harassment allegations spark campus activism

BEIJING (Reuters) - A professor in China accused of sexually harassing students under his supervision has been removed from teaching posts by a top Beijing university, in a case that has sparked national media coverage and a nascent #MeToo movement in the country.

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Right and Left React to the Extension of Warrantless Surveillance

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss Congress’s vote to extend the N.S.A. spying program.

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Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

President Trump demanded to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from Haiti and African countries rather than people from places like Norway.

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Pressed on False Claims About Muslims, U.S. Ambassador Goes Silent

In an exchange with Dutch journalists, Peter Hoekstra declined to clarify his prior remarks. “This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions,” one reporter said.

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El Salvador earthquake shakes buildings in capital; no damage

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake in El Salvador shook buildings in the capital on Thursday afternoon, emergency services said, though there were no immediate reports of damage.

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Italy's Berlusconi hails Deneuve's 'blessed words' on harassment

ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hailed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for defending men accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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Shallow earthquake shakes buildings in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake shook buildings in El Salvador on Thursday afternoon, emergency services in the country said.

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House Votes to Renew Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Limits

House lawmakers voted to preserve the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program.

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Cheaper services weigh on U.S. wholesale prices; jobless claims up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in December amid declining costs for services, which could temper expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2018.

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James Franco disputes sexual misconduct allegations

James Franco once again addressed allegations of sexual misconduct hours before more women came forward to accuse him.

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U.S. producer prices fall; jobless claims up for fourth straight week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in December amid declining costs for services, which could temper expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2018.

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Earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border region, felt in Baghdad

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - An earthquake jolted the Iran-Iraq border region on Thursday at around 10 a.m. (0700 GMT), causing some panic in Baghdad and central Iraq, according to residents and state-run media.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes western Iran: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s western province of Kermanshah was hit by a strong earthquake on Thursday, state TV reported.

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Earthquake hits central Iraq, felt in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An earthquake was felt at around 10 a.m. (0700 GMT) in Baghdad and central Iraq, according to residents and state-run media.

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Moira Donegan Says She Created List of Men in Media Accused of Misconduct

Ms. Donegan said she created the list for women in the media industry to document what many discussed in private: the names of men to stay away from.

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House Republicans’ Hard-line Immigration Stand Clashes With Trump Overture

A new proposal from House Republicans underscored how deep the divisions are between and within the two parties on immigration — just days before a deadline for a deal.

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Editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

It’s the wrong question. Efforts to diagnose the president from afar are damaging to real efforts to address his unfitness.

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Congregation applauds after pastor admits sexual incident with teen

The Memphis, Tennessee, congregants broke into 25 seconds of applause after the pastor confessed to a 1998 "sexual incident" with a teenager and asked for their forgiveness.

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Canada Attacks U.S. Tariffs by Taking Case to World Trade Organization

A sweeping challenge to the Trump administration’s “America First” policies could add to tensions already frayed by Nafta negotiations.

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2 Journalists, at Fox and Washington Post, Are Accused of Misconduct

James Rosen, a Washington correspondent, left Fox News last month, and Joel Achenbach, a Washington Post reporter, received a 90-day suspension on Wednesday.

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Pastor apologizes for 'sexual incident'

Tennessee pastor Andy Savage admitted to a 1998 sexual encounter with a high school student when he was a youth pastor at a church in Texas.

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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits western Iran: local media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit western Iran on Wednesday evening, according to Mizan, the official website of the Iranian judiciary.

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Actor Michael Douglas makes pre-emptive move to deny sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has issued a pre-emptive denial of a sexual misconduct accusation, saying he wanted to get ahead of a potential story being investigated by Hollywood publications.

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Michael Douglas fends off sexual harassment claim in preemptive interview

Michael Douglas has denied what he says is a forthcoming claim of sexual harassment against him in a new interview with Hollywood trade publication Deadline.

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Special Report: How courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs’s convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage in a sexual act, she said in a lawsuit in federal court. After reporting the incident to her boss, the lawsuit alleged, she missed out on pay and promotions while her accused attacker steadily rose through the ranks.

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Russia’s Election Meddling Fits a Global Pattern, Senate Report Says

The report tracks Russian efforts in 19 countries, chronicling misinformation campaigns and the funding of far-right political causes long before the presidential election.

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Lawmaker claims 'character makeup' makes blacks more susceptible to marijuana

A Kansas state legislator has stepped down from the chairmanship of a Kansas House committee after he said African-Americans were more susceptible to marijuana because of "their character makeup" and "their genetics."

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In Rural Nepal, Menstruation Taboo Claims Another Victim

Many women in rural Nepal sleep outdoors when they are menstruating, because of a belief that they are impure. This week, one such woman died in the cold.

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Best of Late Night: James Franco Denies Sexual Misconduct Accusations in Colbert Interview

Speaking on “The Late Show,” James Franco said he had “no idea” why the actress Ally Sheedy had called him out on Twitter.

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Trump’s First Full Physical Is Approaching. What He Discloses Is Up to Him.

With questions swirling around Mr. Trump’s mental health, his coming physical may yield few clues about whether he is, as his former doctor claimed during his candidacy, the “healthiest individual” to hold the office.

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News Analysis: Trump’s Negotiation on Immigration, Unfolding on Camera

President Trump and a delegation of lawmakers from both parties engaged in a vigorous discussion of immigration, in effect negotiating legislation in front of the nation.

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Exxon claims it's the victim of a vast conspiracy

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Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, released the transcript of the committee’s interview with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS.

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Trump Appears to Endorse Path to Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants

President Trump said he would be willing to “take the heat” politically for a sweeping immigration deal, which could alienate some of his supporters.

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Trump Plans to Attend the World Economic Forum in Davos

The forum in Switzerland is synonymous with wealth and elite prestige, drawing leaders of nations, corporations, and some of the world’s richest individuals.

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Fans rally around Bella Thorne after sexual abuse revelation

Fans are pouring out support for actress Bella Thorne after the actress revealed on social media that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.

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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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Editorial: Republicans in Congress Are Failing America’s Children

Health coverage for nine million kids is still at risk as congressional leaders refuse to reauthorize CHIP.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Decline of Anti-Trumpism

The quality of the opposition is deteriorating.

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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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Trump Overstates Size of Tax Cuts in Speech to Farmers

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

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

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

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Op-Ed Contributor: Oprah, Don’t Do It

The idea of President Winfrey underscores the extent to which Trumpism has infected our civic life.

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Op-Ed Columnist: ‘Like, Really Smart’

The new book about Trump’s White House suggests a dangerous mental instability.

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Norway's Labour Party deputy leader resigns over harassment allegations

OSLO (Reuters) - The deputy head of Norway's main opposition Labour Party said on Sunday he was resigning following accusations of sexual harassment.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 strikes in northeast India: USGS

(Reuters) - A earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck east of Imphal, capital of India's northeastern state of Manipur, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Medical Research? Congress Cheers. Medical Care? Congress Brawls.

Lawmakers are pushing for billions in new funding for biomedical research, but sparring over health insurance and almost everything else related to the Affordable Care Act.

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Director Paul Haggis denies sexual misconduct accusations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis on Friday denied accusations of sexual misconduct made by four women, including two who accused him of rape.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump and Bannon: From Bromance to Breakup

The two anti-establishment Republicans bonded during the campaign. Now they are in the throes of a bad breakup after Steve Bannon made critical statements about President Trump.

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Republican Senators Recommend Charges Against Author of Trump Dossier

The first congressional criminal referral in connection with Russian meddling targeted a former British spy, not anyone accused of conspiracy.

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Christie on His Relationship With Trump (Great) and His Regrets (Few) as New Jersey’s Governor

“I feel like I’ve done the job as well or better than anybody who’s ever had it,” Gov. Chris Christie said.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump and Republicans to Meet at Camp David With Urgent Matters Looming

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are to meet Friday at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, to discuss a range of urgent domestic matters.

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Amid Calls from Trump, F.B.I. Renews Questions Over Clinton Foundation

Career prosecutors shut down the case in 2016 over lack of evidence. The new interest comes as Mr. Trump has taken the highly unusual step of calling for investigations into political rivals.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Cellphone and Computer Searches at U.S. Border Rise Under Trump

Border agents say the electronic searches have stopped terrorism suspects and criminals, but privacy advocates call them an invasive violation of the Constitution.

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The anti-harassment accessory you'll see on the red carpet

Along with seeing celebrities wearing black at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, some men and women will be donning an accessory with a timely meaning.

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Olympics: Dutch IOC member Eurlings resigns over assault claims

LONDON (Reuters) - Dutchman Camiel Eurlings has resigned as his country's representative on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following allegations of domestic violence in 2015.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

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On Washington: New Pot Policy by Trump Administration Draws Bipartisan Fire

Lawmakers from both parties see it as a state decision and vow to force the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to back down.

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U.S. to Start Korean Trade Talks Amid Rising Tensions

The renegotiation of the agreement between the United States and South Korea comes at a critical time, as North Korea seeks to drive a wedge between the allies.

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Toronto Theater Director Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Albert Schultz has left his post as artistic director of the acclaimed Soulpepper Theater Company after four women accused him of improper behavior.

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Alabama woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual abuse sues for defamation

(Reuters) - An Alabama woman who accused former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 14 years old sued Moore and his campaign on Thursday for what she said was defamation.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Closes His Voter Fraud Panel, but He Isn’t Happy About It

After announcing an inquiry into voter fraud shortly after his inauguration, President Trump has disbanded the group after support for it waned.

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Editorial: The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission Is Dead, but the Myths Aren’t

Celebrate the demise of the transparent sham, but don’t be fooled into thinking the conspiracists are going away.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Everyone in Trumpworld Knows He’s an Idiot

Michael Wolff’s new book shows the cynicism of all those covering for the president.

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Led by the Mercers, Bannon’s Allies Abandon Him

Stephen K. Bannon’s provocative remarks about President Trump and his family, and Mr. Trump’s angry response, further alienated some of Mr. Bannon’s most important backers.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Clash Between Trump and Bannon

Writers from across the political spectrum on the comments made by Stephen K. Bannon about President Trump and the president’s response.

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German TV director denies sexual harassment allegations

BERLIN (Reuters) - German TV director Dieter Wedel has denied accusations of sexual harassment and assault in Germany's first such case since a scandal involving Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein unleashed a global wave of abuse allegations in the entertainment and media worlds.

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Warren Buffett proclaims optimism for America's financial future

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor renowned for his preternatural optimism for America and its citizens' well-being, on Thursday encouraged those worried about the economic prospects for themselves and their children to shed their fears.

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U.S. private payrolls growth accelerates; jobless claims up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in December and planned layoffs by American-based companies fell sharply, pointing to sustained labor market strength that likely keeps the Federal Reserve on course to increase interest rates in March.

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German court rules against registering transsexual woman as a mother

BERLIN (Reuters) - A transsexual woman who used sperm she had banked prior to her sex change to have a baby with her female partner cannot be legally registered as the child's mother, Germany's highest civil and criminal court ruled on Thursday.

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

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

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4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Bay Area

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck early Thursday in Berkeley, California, according to a preliminary report from the US Geological Survey.

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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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White House responds to Bannon claims

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump was "furious and disgusted" by the claims made by Steve Bannon in a new book.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Read Trump’s Reaction to Steve Bannon’s Comments

President Trump hit back at the former White House chief strategist through a statement saying that Mr. Bannon had nothing to do with his “historic victory.”

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

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Two Democrats Sworn in to Senate, Cutting G.O.P. Margin to One

Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota were sworn in as senators on Wednesday, leaving Republicans with a 51-49 majority and the Senate with a record 22 women.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Sad Trajectory of Orrin Hatch

Even conservatives used to reach across the aisle. Today, they’re too scared to try.

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

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

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How bartenders fight sexual harassment

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Thomas Roma, Photographer and Professor, Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Five women who studied with Mr. Roma at Columbia University and at the School of Visual Arts said he behaved inappropriately.

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Arizona Fires Rich Rodriguez After Investigation Into Misconduct

The university said it could not substantiate claims of harassment made against Rodriguez, but that it had uncovered other information during the investigation that led to the firing.

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Democrats Outline Demands as Threat of Shutdown Looms

Democrats are pushing for funding for children’s health care and protection for young undocumented immigrants, among other priorities.

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Canadian Hostage Freed From Taliban Is Charged With Sexual Assault

Joshua Boyle, who was held hostage with his wife and children in Afghanistan, faces 15 criminal charges, court records show.

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Vice puts two executives on leave over harassment allegations

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New York Ballet leader retires after claims of sexual, physical abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins said on Monday he was retiring from the prestigious dance company and from the American School of Ballet, where he is chairman of faculty, after allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse of dancers.

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Trump Accuses Former Clinton Aide of Failing to Follow Security Protocols

About 3,000 of Huma Abedin’s emails were released by the State Department on Friday. The president also accused his Justice Department of being a “deep state.”

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CNN uncovers sexual assaults on flights

CNN's Rene Marsh speaks with several women who've experienced the harrowing ordeal of sexual harassment and assault mid-air.

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Peter Martins Retires From New York City Ballet After Misconduct Allegations

Mr. Martins had been accused of sexual harassment as well as physical and verbal abuse.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Not to Impeach

Whipping up support for or against the process is a dangerous mistake.

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Norway Labour Party's deputy leader suspended over harassment allegations

OSLO (Reuters) - The deputy head of Norway's top opposition Labour Party has temporarily stepped down from his leadership post following accusations of sexual harassment, the party said on Monday.

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Powerful Hollywood women help form group targeting harassment in all industries

A group of more than 1,000 women in entertainment have detailed a comprehensive plan to combat sexual harassment across industries.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan

Shonda Rhimes and Reese Witherspoon are among the 300 actresses and insiders behind Time’s Up, an initiative for legal protections for workers nationwide.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Partisans, Wielding Money, Begin Seeking to Exploit Harassment Claims

The earthquake of sexual misconduct allegations has taken down powerful men without regard to politics, but as it shakes Washington, accusations are taking on a partisan tint.

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Courts Must Better Police Themselves on Harassment, Chief Justice Says

In his year-end report on the state of the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. addressed reports of sexual misconduct by an appeals court judge.

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Chief justice orders review of sexual harassment standards in U.S. judiciary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said on Sunday he would launch a review in 2018 of how the federal judiciary handles sexual harassment, following the recent resignation of a U.S. appeals court judge amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments.

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Chief Justice to look at how courts handle sexual harassment

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts announced in an annual report on Sunday that he has called for an evaluation of how the judicial branch handles allegations of sexual harassment.

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Earthquake rattles Athens, no immediate reports of damage

ATHENS (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary reading of 4.6 rattled Athens and central Greece early Sunday, witnesses said, with no immediate reports of damage.

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On Washington: Republicans’ 2018 Resolution: Bipartisanship. Will It Last?

With their Senate majority narrowed even further and a midterm election approaching, Republicans are seeking some consensus with Democrats after a year of intense division.

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Republican Attacks on Mueller and F.B.I. Open New Rift in G.O.P.

A campaign to discredit the F.B.I. and the special counsel investigating President Trump is growing more heated, splitting the Republican Party.

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Trump claims he can do whatever he wants with DOJ

Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin spoke to Dana Bash about the ongoing investigation.

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BRIEF-Eagle Materials Says Co, Unit Agreed To Pay About $39 Mln In Cash To Settle Claims Against Them

* EAGLE MATERIALS SAYS ON DEC 29, CO, UNIT, NEW NGC INC, PABCO BUILDING PRODUCTS ENTERED INTO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH COUNSEL - SEC FILING

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Op-Ed Contributor: Donald Trump and the Limits of the Reality TV Presidency

He isn’t the first president to understand the power of television. But he is alone in not grasping its limits.

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Women in Blue-Collar Workplaces Describe Frequent Harassment and Abuse

Several said they faced sustained, even dangerous, abuse at work.

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South Korea seizes ship it claims transferred oil to North Korea

South Korea has seized a Hong Kong-registered ship that allegedly transferred oil to a North Korean vessel in violation of United Nations sanctions.

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Washington Memo: The Year the News Accelerated to Trump Speed

The president’s news-making in the age of the tweet and the push alert has produced something of a sensory overload that shortens the life span of even the most dominant stories.

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Excerpts From Trump’s Interview With The Times

President Trump discussed a range of issues with The New York Times, including the Russia inquiry, the tax overhaul and China, at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Opinion: Sexual harassment in the skies is fixable

FBI investigations into sexual assaults on airplanes are becoming more frequent by the year. A recent CNN report puts the figures at a 66% increase from 2014 to 2017 alone. And a recent survey of flight attendants found that a whopping one in five have received, while working, a report of a passenger-on-passenger sexual assault. And yet, law enforcement was contacted in less than half of these incidents.

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Anatomy of a Trump Tweet: Vanity Fair Edition

President Trump’s broadside aimed at Vanity Fair mastered a tricky title and made much of a 14-word statement.

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Fact check: Trump incorrectly claims he's 'signed more legislation than anybody'

President Donald Trump touted his economic and legislative achievements in front of Florida firefighters on Wednesday -- but again stretched his comments too far for the facts.

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U.S. jobless claims steady in latest week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week and the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market.

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

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

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Roy Moore Asks Alabama Court to Block Election’s Certification

Less than 24 hours before Alabama officials were expected to certify the results of a Senate election, Roy S. Moore went to court claiming voter fraud.

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Editorial: Reforms Rein In Police Harassment; Now More Is Needed

Stop-and-frisk has been drastically reduced, but officers still need to be more accountable.

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Trump falsely claims he's signed most bills

President Donald Trump falsely claimed he has signed more legislation in his first year in office than any other president.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Who’s Winning the Culture War? Corporate America.

The realignment of our parties by region has left a bigger imprint on economic policy than on cultural issues.

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Greek urban guerrilla group claims responsibility for courthouse blast

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek urban guerrilla group claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a blast at an Athens court on Dec. 22, accusing the judiciary of acting as a proxy for politicians supporting austerity in the crisis-hit country.

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Women detail sexual assaults on commercial flights

Katie Campos settled into her seat for a short flight from Newark to Buffalo last week. Within minutes, she said, an intoxicated male passenger sitting next to her began groping and harassing both Campos and a second female passenger seated in the same row, grabbing Campos repeatedly despite her demands for him to stop it.

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Former Trump campaign manager Lewandowski accused of sexual harassment

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been accused by a singer of slapping her buttocks without her consent at a party in November.

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Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes past handling of sexual harassment allegations

The Justice Department Inspector General has found "potential systemic issues" in how the department handles sexual harassment and misconduct allegations across its components, according to a memorandum he wrote in May to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after reviewing the handling of cases that primarily occurred in years past.

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Nonfiction: Two Books Consider Earthquakes and Their Human Tolls

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

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Homeland Security Increasingly Means Putting Agents Outside the Homeland

Set up to defend the United States, the Homeland Security Department is going beyond American borders to fight foreign threats from abroad.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Trump-Less Kennedy Center Honors

When our president can’t confront artists who criticize him, where does that leave us?

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Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday, that killed at least five people and wounded two.

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Guatemala Will Move Its Israel Embassy to Jerusalem, Following Trump’s Lead

The nation is the first to follow President Trump in deciding to change the site of its embassy from Tel Aviv.

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Op-Ed Columnist: What I Was Wrong About This Year

How we should talk about numbers.

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Democrats Leave Few Seats Unchallenged in Quest for House Control

Stung by their failure to field candidates in crucial House races last year, Democrats are contesting virtually every Republican-held House seat in 2018.

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After a Chaotic Start, Congress Has Made a Conservative Mark

The 115th Congress, under Republican control, has left a conservative imprint on the courts, taxation, regulation and the environment. Next up: poverty programs.

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Andrew McCabe, F.B.I.’s Embattled Deputy, Is Expected to Retire

Mr. McCabe’s plans to leave early next year should take some of the pressure off the new director, who has been criticized by President Trump for not replacing top leadership fast enough.

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Vice Media on harassment: 'We are truly sorry'

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Letters: Sexuality, Sex Abuse and Sexism

Readers discuss giving consent for sex and the “complexity of human mating dances.”

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At Vice, Cutting-Edge Media and Allegations of Old-School Sexual Harassment

A media company built on subversion and outlandishness was unable to create “a safe and inclusive workplace” for women, two of its founders acknowledge.

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Trump’s Way: Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda

The changes have had far-reaching consequences, both for the immigrants who have sought to make a new home in this country and for America’s image in the world.

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UPDATE 1-RBS to pay $125 million to settle California mortgage bond claims

Dec 23 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc will pay $125 million to resolve claims that it made misrepresentations while selling mortgage-backed securities to two large California pension funds, the state's attorney general has announced.

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VIDEO FEATURE: What Happens When You Report Sexual Harassment?

For many women, it’s a complicated maze that can cost them their careers and leave them with long-term emotional scars. Here are some of their stories.

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CORRECTED-RBS to pay $125 million to settle California mortgage bond claims

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc will pay $125 million to resolve claims that it made misrepresentations while selling mortgage-backed securities to two large California pension funds, the state's attorney general said on Friday.

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RBS to pay $125 million to settle California mortgage bond claims

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc will pay $125 million to resolve claims that it made misrepresentations while selling mortgage-backed securities to two large California pension funds, the state's attorney general said on Friday.

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Dems, GOP deeply divided on sexual harassment

Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, according to a new CNN poll.

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Trump Promised to Kill Carried Interest. Lobbyists Kept it Alive.

White House officials say their one tax bill regret is not killing the carried interest loophole. A group of lobbyists set out to ensure the tax break survived.

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Ford CEO apologizes, voices zero tolerance for harassment

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co chief executive Jim Hackett has apologized to employees for accusations detailed in a New York Times report that management at two Chicago plants did not respond adequately to complaints of sexual harassment.

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Ex-Farenthold aide claims she was pressured to perform campaign duties

A former aide to GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold contacted the House Ethics Committee last week to detail what she said were regular requests from the congressman and his chief of staff to perform campaign-related duties even though she was never paid by or volunteered with his congressional campaign.

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Most Americans say sexual harassment is a serious problem, new CNN poll shows

Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, a new CNN Poll Conducted by SSRS shows.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Comeback Words for 2018

The words Trump has tried to erase, or change the meaning of, will come roaring back to haunt him next year.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Fifty Shades of Orange

Maybe Republicans like submitting to Trump.

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Trump Promised to Protect Steel. Layoffs Are Coming Instead.

Steelworkers thought they would see a new dawn for their industry. But the president’s pledge to do something has actually done more harm than good.

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Right and Left React to the Passage of the G.O.P. Tax Cut

Writers from across the political spectrum on the Republican tax cut plan that passed the House and Senate and is awaiting President Trump’s signature.

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Dispute Over Midterm Game Plan Erupts Inside the White House

A meeting involving President Trump and his top advisers devolved into a heated exchange between his former campaign adviser and the White House political director.

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Conductor Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct

Paula Rasmussen was just starting her career as an opera singer when she landed a principal role in "Les Troyens" at the Los Angeles Opera in the fall of 1991.

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House still working on overhauling harassment procedures

House lawmakers have delayed plans to unveil a sweeping proposal that would change the decades-old law that put in place the system through which sexual harassment, discrimination and other workplace related claims on Capitol Hill are handled.

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Ford Apologizes for Sexual Harassment at Chicago Factories

The company’s chief executive released an apology two days after a New York Times article detailed decades of misconduct.

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Sylvester Stallone 'categorically disputes' claim of 1990s sexual assault

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Sylvester Stallone on Thursday denied an accusation that he raped a woman in the 1990s and said the allegation was "completely fabricated."

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Source: Senate committee intends to disclose harassment settlement info

A Senate committee intends to disclose what could be revelatory information about how much taxpayer money has gone towards sexual harassment settlements in the Senate -- an announcement that would end days of silence on the issue from a senior Republican senator.

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With a Friday Deadline, G.O.P. Lawmakers Rush to Avoid a Government Shutdown

House Republican leaders released a plan that would extend funding through Jan. 19 while punting fights over immigration and surveillance into next year.

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Tax Cuts Buoy Republicans, but They’re Swimming Against an Undertow

Passage of President Trump’s “beautiful” tax cuts will give Republicans a victory to talk about, but they still have to contend with an unpopular president.

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The Carpetbagger: Can Anita Hill Fix Hollywood’s Harassment Problem?

The Brandeis professor is in charge of a commission backed by the most powerful players in the industry. The hard part is figuring out what comes next.

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U.S. third-quarter economic growth trimmed; jobless claims rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in the third quarter, powered by robust business spending, and is poised for what could be a modest lift next year from sweeping tax cuts passed by Congress this week.

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U.S. jobless claims increase more than expected

WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market.

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Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims to Have ‘Repealed Obamacare’

The repeal of the individual mandate in the tax bill, despite President Trump’s claim, does not amount to a repeal of the entire health care law.

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Senators ask U.S. spy chief to do more against sexual harassment: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the U.S. spy chief to step up efforts to counter sexual harassment in national security agencies after scores of women complained of inadequate protections, according to a letter by senators.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 strikes near Iran's capital

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck a town near the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday night, state media reported, but there were no initial reports of casualties or significant damage.

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Chuck Close Apologizes After Accusations of Sexual Harassment

Several women complained that the celebrated artist, known for his outsize portraits, asked them to pose naked and made inappropriate sexual comments.

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Cardinal's death prompts U.S. sexual abuse activists to take stock of progress

BOSTON (Reuters) - The death on Wednesday of Roman Catholic Cardinal Bernard Law, who covered up the church's child sex abuse scandal for decades, prompted U.S. activists to reflect on how far their efforts have come to make sure abusers can be prosecuted and how many hurdles remain.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 strikes near Tehran

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck a town near the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, state media reported, giving no initial reports of casualties or damage.

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With Tax Overhaul, Trump Fulfills a Campaign Promise and Flexes Republican Muscle

President Trump will enter his second year in office with a major legislative achievement, which Republicans will try to sell to voters in midterm elections.

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Jeff Flake claims commitment for Senate DACA vote in January

Sen. Jeff Flake on Wednesday said that he had received a commitment for a vote on an immigration compromise in January -- the latest sign a deal won't be reached this year as Democrats wanted, but could shape up in the new year.