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Inside Australia's stunning 99-domed mosque

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A new 99-domed mosque in Australia is attracting attention for its bold, brutalist design. But the architect behind the project, Angelo Candalepas, is hoping that his creation can do more than win plaudits -- he's wants it to help improve interfaith relations in the Sydney suburb of Punchbowl. [Source]

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Landry halfway PGA Tour leader as Rahm falls one behind

(Reuters) - Jon Rahm missed a five-foot birdie putt to end the second round one stroke behind leader Andrew Landry at the CareerBuilder Challenge in Palm Springs on Friday.

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Opinion: Some Dems are lagging behind

In the 2 1/2 years since Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his presidential campaign, the Democratic Party has felt the Bern. A $15 minimum wage, campaign finance reform, access to a free college education and health care for all Americans -- issues central to Sen. Sanders' campaign -- have gained a brighter spotlight in the Democratic platform. It's a testament to the power of the political revolution.

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Perfect place for a distillery? Behind bars

Redd Rowland was known in the 1950s for owning a monkey that would do a trick and then doff its little hat in hopes of a tip. But Rowland was also quite a bootlegger, and the Cabarrus County sheriff eventually sent a squad to Rowland's home to seize the "white lightning" and arrest its maker.

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Babcock back behind bench but not at the Games

Toronto (Reuters) - Mike Babcock coached Canada to men's ice hockey gold at both the 2010 Vancouver and 2014 Sochi Winter Games and he will be back behind the bench again during the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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Executive Behind Facebook’s China Charm Campaign Is Out

Facebook’s lead liaison with Beijing has left the company without getting the social network access to China’s huge internet market.

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Phoenix police: Serial killer behind 9 slayings

Arriving on the scene of a double slaying last month, Phoenix police took a man -- the son of one of the victims -- into custody, not knowing they were handcuffing a suspected serial killer.

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2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016 - U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Boeing, Adient Launch New Company To Design And Build Airplane Seats

* BOEING, ADIENT LAUNCH NEW COMPANY TO DESIGN AND BUILD AIRPLANE SEATS

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Tennis: Prize money row rumbling behind scenes at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is leading calls for players to be given a greater share of the sport's revenues and have their own union independent of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), a report in the Daily Mail said.

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A Look Behind the Scenes at the Detroit Auto Show

The cars get all the attention, but it takes a lot of muscle to make one of the world’s biggest car shows happen.

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Designer gets heat for drag queen model

Designer Brandon Hilton is facing criticism after announcing the new covergirl for his brand, House of Mann: 9-year-old drag queen Lactatia.

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Nigeria's Buhari vows to punish all those behind ethnic violence

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic group.

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Serial killer may be behind rape, murder of Pakistani girl

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

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Golf: Hoge leads as players put Hawaii missile scare behind them

(Reuters) - Unheralded Tom Hoge birdied the final two holes to take a one-stroke lead after an eventful third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Saturday.

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U.S. Open Loss Behind Her, Madison Keys Accentuates the Positive

As the Australian Open begins Monday, Keys has a chance to use what she learned from her humbling loss in the U.S. Open final in September.

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Russia kills militants behind Syria air base attack: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defense ministry said on Friday it had found and killed the group of militants which attacked its air base in Syria in December, Russian news agencies reported.

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Design Review: When Wall Street Was Unoccupied

At the Skyscraper Museum, a reminder of how Lower Manhattan was recast in the 1990s as a residential and cultural destination.

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Claws are out in logo row between Puma and fashion designer Plein

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sportswear firm Puma has won an injunction to stop fashion designer Philipp Plein from selling clothes in Germany bearing a tiger logo similar to its own leaping cat, Puma said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Helsinn Group and MEI Pharma's Pracinostat receives orphan drug designation from European Medicines Agency

* HELSINN GROUP AND MEI PHARMA ANNOUNCE THAT PRACINOSTAT HAS RECEIVED ORPHAN DRUG DESIGNATION FROM THE EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA (AML) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Beijing winning pollution battle as other Chinese cities fall behind

BEIJING (Reuters) - As Beijing and the surrounding region reported big improvements in air quality last year, nationwide gains were much more muted as industrial activity shifted further away from the capital, a report by Greenpeace shows.

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SEC seeks trustee for firm behind alleged $1 billion Ponzi fraud

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged a federal judge on Wednesday to appoint a trustee to manage the Woodbridge Group of Companies, a bankrupt property developer the regulator accused of being a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

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SEC seeks trustee for firm behind alleged $1 bln Ponzi fraud

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged a federal judge on Wednesday to appoint a trustee to manage the Woodbridge Group of Companies, a bankrupt property developer the regulator accused of being a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

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Sailing: Holroyd boards Ainslie's Land Rover BAR as chief designer

LONDON (Reuters) - Former winner Nick Holroyd has joined British sailor Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team as chief designer for their next America's Cup challenge.

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Sailing-Holroyd boards Ainslie's Land Rover BAR as chief designer

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Former winner Nick Holroyd has joined British sailor Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team as chief designer for their next America's Cup challenge.

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BRIEF-Avadel Pharma Receives Orphan Drug Designation From FDA For FT 218

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Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Sues BuzzFeed and the Firm Behind Russia Dossier

Saying “enough is enough,” Michael D. Cohen filed the defamation suit after denying for the past year that he played any part in a conspiracy to help elect President Trump.

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The politics behind the DACA debate, in two charts

Here's a key stat that starts to explain the politics behind the immigration debate: Democrat-held districts in the US House of Representatives tend to have more recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program living in them than Republican-held districts.

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As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind

The country, which missed out on some earlier technological shifts, is now scrambling to catch up as the world warms up to battery-powered vehicles.

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Fusion co-founder says the man behind Trump dossier went to FBI with concerns of a national security threat

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the author of the opposition research dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia was acting on his own volition when he went to the FBI because he was concerned that a presidential candidate was being blackmailed, according to an initial CNN review of the 312-page document.

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Billionaire behind Trump impeachment ads to bankroll Democrats for House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to help Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, he announced on Monday.

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Versace family disowns 'fiction' of U.S. TV series on designer's death

MILAN (Reuters) - The family of Italian designer Gianni Versace has distanced itself from a long-awaited U.S. television series about his violent death.

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BRIEF-AMD CEO On Security Vulnerabilities Says Meltdown Does Not Affect AMD'S Architecture While Spectre Does – CNBC‍​

* AMD CEO LISA SU ON SECURITY VULNERABILITIES SAYS MELTDOWN DOES NOT AFFECT AMD'S ARCHITECTURE WHILE SPECTRE DOES – CNBC‍​ Further company coverage:

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EXPLAINER-What's behind Vietnam's corruption crackdown?

HANOI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Vietnam brought 22 executives to court over losses at the state oil firm on Monday, in the most important trial of a widening crackdown on corruption. Among those being tried was the first politburo member to be arrested in decades.

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Golf: Johnson puts leaders on short leash, one shot behind

(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson offered a reminder that he is still the world number one as he moved within one stroke of second-round leaders Marc Leishman and Brian Harman at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Friday.

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The man behind 'Fire and Fury' tell-all

CNN's Randi Kaye looks into the career of Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury," the tell-all book about President Trump.

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Behind the all-black fashion at the Globes

The Golden Globes red carpet has been home to many iconic fashion moments, but this year's pre-award show promenade will be fueled by one mantra: don't stand out, stand up.

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Big designers step off London men's catwalk amid digital disruption

LONDON (Reuters) - Models will strut their stuff on catwalks when London's menswear fashion week gets under way on Saturday, but absent will be some big industry names who have chosen to skip the event, or make digital presentations in place of runway shows.

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BRIEF-Apogee Announces Architectural Glass Restructuring

* RESTRUCTURING CHARGE OF ABOUT $4.5 MILLION IN FISCAL 2018 Q4 WAS REFLECTED IN CURRENT FISCAL 2018 OUTLOOK PROVIDED IN DECEMBER 2017​

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Climate change may lead to a rise in floating architecture

Climate change poses a serious question: how will our cities cope with rising sea levels? Some architects believe that floating buildings offer the answer, and have come up with a wide variety of designs to prove it, from simple prefab homes to entirely amphibious neighborhoods.

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Stunning architecture (almost) worth dying for

Architecture related to death doesn't have to be morbid, as shown by a recent spate of contemporary crematoriums, mausoleums and memorials. The trend is for buildings that are minimalist in form, with as little decoration as possible, and often featuring exposed, simple materials like brick and concrete.

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Novartis' Promacta receives FDA breakthrough designation for new indication

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis drug Promacta has received breakthrough therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for first-line treatment of severe aplastic anemia (SAA).

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Architecture in monochrome: The complex allure of black buildings

Black monochrome architecture has a long history and a global reach. Its boundless variety of expression is testament to black's power to convey message and to perform function.

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My Detox: A Designer’s Healthy Answer to Bacon, Egg and Cheese

Wendy Mullin of Built by Wendy abandoned the classic breakfast sandwich in favor of what she named “Morning bruschetta.”

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Design flaw found in Intel chips; fix causes them to slow: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A design flaw has been found in microprocessors made by Intel Corp that requires updates to computer operating systems, a tech publication reported, adding that the fix causes the chips to operate more slowly.

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

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

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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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Novartis breast cancer therapy gets FDA breakthrough designation

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's Kisqali (ribociclib) has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration breakthrough therapy designation for treating some breast cancer patients, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday.

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What’s Behind Iran’s Protests?

Widespread protests continue in Iran. It’s the largest unrest since the 2009 demonstrations against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then the president. But this time it’s different. Here’s why.

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BRIEF-PPG To Acquire Architectural Paint And Coatings Wholesaler ProCoatings

* PPG TO ACQUIRE ARCHITECTURAL PAINT AND COATINGS WHOLESALER PROCOATINGS

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Her dress design changed everything

Diane von Furstenberg explains why her innovative wrap dress, which became a symbol of feminism when it debuted 40 years ago, remains a timely closet staple.

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Inside Australia's stunning 99-domed mosque

A new 99-domed mosque in Australia is attracting attention for its bold, brutalist design. But the architect behind the project, Angelo Candalepas, is hoping that his creation can do more than win plaudits -- he's wants it to help improve interfaith relations in the Sydney suburb of Punchbowl.

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What's behind the Iranian protests?

The largest public display of discontent in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement has brought about a series of tweets from US President Donald Trump, pushback from the Iranian government and a scene that might have been unfathomable a decade ago -- protesters challenging the rule of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

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

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

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Special Report: Meet the force behind Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' president

HARARE (Reuters) - His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll.

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Vietnam '67: Behind the Phoenix Program

South Vietnam’s role in the controversial counterinsurgency effort offers lessons for today’s wars.

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UPDATE 1-Airbus sprints from behind in bid to upset Boeing order lead

* Order race depends on which deals are booked for 2017 (Adds analyst comment)

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Airbus sprints from behind in bid to upset Boeing order lead

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is pulling out the stops to try and take the lead in its annual order contest with Boeing, lining up a spree of billion dollar deals to close a traumatic year dominated by management upheaval and corruption investigations.

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BRIEF-Qorvo Selected For Qualcomm Cellular-V2x Automotive Reference Design

* QORVO® SELECTED FOR QUALCOMM CELLULAR-V2X AUTOMOTIVE REFERENCE DESIGN

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The Daily: The Vandal and the Mosque: A New Chapter of Forgiveness in Arkansas

The last time I saw Abraham, in the blistering heat of July, everything seemed tenuous. Two weeks before Christmas, things had changed.

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Tosca,’ the Messiest Production in Met History

A lavish new staging of Puccini’s “Tosca,” envisioned as an act of redemption, loses three singers and two conductors. But the show must go on.

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Behind the Scenes at the Natural History Museum

Look around the museum’s frozen tissue lab, paleontology collection, object conservation lab and more on this virtual reality tour of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Left Behind by the Nation’s Largest Subway System

No physical structure embodies the divisions in New York City as plainly as the subway system, which serves the five boroughs unequally.

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Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

The human body makes tens of thousands of cellular proteins, each for a particular task. Now researchers have learned to create custom versions not found in nature.

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

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A Boy, His Mother and the Human Being Behind the Camera

Over the five years that Leslye Davis followed Drew — starting when he was 14 and she was in journalism school — their lives became deeply intertwined.

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BRIEF-Insys' Treatment For Prader-Willi Syndrome Gets ‘Fast Track’ Designation

* FDA GRANTS INSYS THERAPEUTICS ‘FAST TRACK’ DESIGNATION FOR CANNABIDIOL (CBD) ORAL SOLUTION AS INVESTIGATIONAL TREATMENT FOR PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME

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

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

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BRIEF-FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation To Aptose Biosciences For CG’806 In Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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BRIEF-DelMar Pharmaceuticals Announces Fast Track Designation For VAL-083 In Recurrent Glioblastoma

* DELMAR PHARMACEUTICALS ANNOUNCES FAST TRACK DESIGNATION FOR VAL-083 IN RECURRENT GLIOBLASTOMA

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10 gifts for design lovers

With the festive season in full swing, CNN Style takes a look at some of the year's best ornaments and accessories for design lovers.

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BRIEF-FDA grants second breakthrough therapy designation for Avelumab in hard-to-treat cancer​

* FDA GRANTS BREAKTHROUGH THERAPY DESIGNATION FOR AVELUMAB IN COMBINATION WITH INLYTA® IN ADVANCED RENAL CELL CARCINOMA

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Opinion: The tradition behind the feud between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

The recent contretemps between Harvard University professor Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award-winning author and the nation's most prominent journalist writing about race, has black social media riveted and continues to spark national controversy.

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BRIEF-SG Blocks Says Designing & Constructing Two Buildings For U.S. Navy To Be Delivered & Assembled In Feb 2018

* SG BLOCKS - DESIGNING & CONSTRUCTING TWO BUILDINGS FOR U.S. NAVY TO BE DELIVERED & ASSEMBLED IN FEB 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Russia may widen designation for media outlets it deems 'foreign agents': Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia may decide to designate any media as "foreign agents" if they are financed by a foreign state or citizen, or by a Russian organization that gets foreign financing, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday.

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‘The Crown’: The History Behind Season 2 on Netflix

Here’s an episode-by-episode survey of Season 2 of “The Crown” and a look at how some of the events it depicts were covered in The New York Times.

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Senator Cornyn trying to get Big Corn behind U.S. biofuels reform

(Reuters) - Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, is trying to win support from the Midwest corn lobby for a broad legislative overhaul of the nation's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Halting Auction, France Designates Marquis de Sade Manuscript a ‘National Treasure’

The designation blocks, for now, any sale of “120 Days of Sodom,” one of the aristocrat’s most notorious works, to a foreign buyer.

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BRIEF-Prometic's Plasminogen Granted Orphan Drug Designation For Treatment Of IPF

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Mayor: Fire behind power outage; cause unknown

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed gives an update on the power outage that put the world's busiest airport in the dark for several hours.

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Top architects build elaborate Gingerbread City

Some of the world's biggest architecture firms have been competing for plots in this winter's tastiest property market -- the Gingerbread City.

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North Korean hackers behind attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges, South Korean newspaper reports

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's spy agency said North Korean hackers were behind attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges this year in which some 7.6 billion won ($6.99 million) worth of cryptocurrencies were stolen, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Sunday Routine: How Roya Sullivan, Designer of Macy’s Holiday Windows, Spends Her Sundays

For the woman behind the festive department store displays: family, art and plenty of Earl Grey tea.

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Cruise control designs could solve traffic jams

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Op-Ed Contributor: Designing for Access

A new exhibition shows how design and technology can transform lives. But bringing empathy to the marketplace is a challenge.

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UPDATE 1-UK nuclear regulator approves Hitachi-GE reactor design

LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Britain's nuclear regulator has approved Hitachi-GE's reactor design, paving the way for it to be used in Horizon's planned new nuclear project in Britain.

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Behind bitcoin boom, Japanese retail investors pile in

* Japanese traders said to account for up to half of bitcoin trade

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President threw his support behind Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually abusing teens

Alabama voters are casting their ballots today as the nation watches their US Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

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Doubts about U.S. State redesign deepen with erroneous comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a town hall with staff on Tuesday amid skepticism about his planned agency reorganization that has been aggravated by his recent inaccurate comments about the State Department, a dozen current and former officials said.

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Rebel architecture: In praise of Britain's postmodern oddities

As Britain's contentious Postmodern architecture comes of age, the rebellious style is attracting a new generation of admirers. Best known for its striking shapes and bright colors, the eclectic architectural oeuvre blends contrasting historic influences, and was conceived as a playful riposte to the clean lines of modernism.

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Czech PM designate: EU should not push us over migrants - paper

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The designated Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said that the European Union should not push Czechs over their refusal to shelter asylum-seekers, because it could strengthen extremist parties in the country.

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Apple's Ive returns to helm of design teams

(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is returning to day-to-day management of the company's design teams after handing off managerial duties two years ago to focus on other projects, Apple told Reuters on Friday.

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Poland's PM designate says will continue fighting tax evasion

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will continue fighting tax evasion, allowing the government to keep public debt in check and finance its public spending agenda, Prime Minister-designate Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday.

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How can race inform art and architecture?

The challenge of the American city -- particularly those with significant black populations -- has been on full display in the past several years with the social protests in the streets of Ferguson Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland; and the decades-long tensions between development and gentrification in cities like Oakland, Detroit, Los Angeles and Brooklyn.

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Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian 'day of rage'

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian "day of rage" increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there.

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Saudi Crown Prince Was Behind Record Bid for a Leonardo

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman worked through a friend to buy Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” for a record $450.3 million, officials say.

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BRIEF-Gilead Sciences and Kite To Acquire Cell Design Labs

* GILEAD SCIENCES INC - DEAL FOR UP TO APPROXIMATELY $567 MILLION

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UPDATE 1-Gilead to buy Cell Design Labs for up to $567 mln

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc said on Thursday it was acquiring privately-held Cell Design Labs Inc for up to $567 million, giving it access to new technology platforms that would help in the development of cancer drugs.

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REFILE-Gilead to buy Cell Design Labs for up to $567 million

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc said on Thursday it had agreed to acquire privately-held Cell Design Labs Inc for up to $567 million to boost its CAR-T cancer drug pipeline.

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GOP tax plan: Real work happening behind the scenes

Top tax and policy staffers from both the House and the Senate met at various points Wednesday as the process of crafting a final bill picked up speed.

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Is hostile architecture designing people out of cities?

Spiked or sloped benches. Bolts installed on shop doorsteps and windowsills. Water features that operate at surprising intervals on flat surfaces.

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Florida man sentenced to 15 years in prison for vandalizing mosque

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A man who vandalized a Florida mosque in January 2016 and left a raw slab of bacon on its doorstep was sentenced to 15 years in prison on a hate crime conviction, a state attorney's spokesman said on Wednesday.

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‘The Crown’: A Look Back at Season 1 and the History Behind It

Here’s an episode-by-episode summary of Season 1 of “The Crown,” and a survey of how some of the historical events were covered in The New York Times.

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The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.

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Bannon on Romney: 'You hid behind your religion' to avoid Vietnam

Steve Bannon bashed Mitt Romney Tuesday night for, as he put it, hiding behind his religion to avoid getting drafted into the Vietnam War.

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Design Review: Furniture Design’s Brave New Present

Joris Laarman marries design to transformative technology borrowed from biological research. Now, this smart software can manufacture unique pieces.

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Op-Ed Contributor: How Vincent Scully Changed Architecture

The Yale scholar taught generations of students to see the world through the lens of human tradition and experience.

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Q&A: Designer Rachel Roy learned to bend so she will not break

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Going from a California teen working in a clothing store to making dresses for Michelle Obama has been quite the trajectory for fashion designer Rachel Roy.

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Russia designates Radio Free Europe and Voice of America as 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia designated Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and Voice of America (VOA) as "foreign agents" on Tuesday, a move aimed at complicating their work in retaliation for what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Behind China’s Attempt to Ease the Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar’s ethnic-cleansing generals will be able to retreat deeper into China’s orbit, unburdened by any fears of being held accountable.

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Ivan Chermayeff, Eminent Designer of Familiar Logos, Dies at 85

One of the first to convey corporate identity by means of abstraction, Mr. Chermayeff created logos for Showtime, the Smithsonian, Pan Am and more.

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Liverpool and Chelsea keep up chase behind City; Spurs held

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool and Chelsea maintained their pursuit of runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City with comfortable wins on Saturday but Tottenham Hotspur dropped further off the pace with a disappointing 1-1 draw at Watford.

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Egypt attack victims pray, mourn in Sinai mosque amid high security

AL RAWDAH, Egypt (Reuters) - People wounded in an attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai region that killed more than 230 returned to the site to pray on Friday and a top Muslim leader urged the army to destroy the "cancer" of insurgency.

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Dialog shares tank on report Apple to design own power chips

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Apple is designing its own power-management chips for use in iPhones as early as 2018, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday, triggering a more than 20 percent slide in shares of supplier Dialog Semiconductor.

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Apple to design its own power chips as early as 2018: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is designing its own main power management chips for use in iPhones as early as in 2018, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday citing sources.

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The thinking behind Kim Jong Un's 'madness'

SEOUL (Reuters) - On an icy December day in 2011, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by seven advisers as they escorted the hearse that carried his father, Kim Jong Il, through the streets of Pyongyang.

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The Stories Behind Three Anti-Muslim Videos Shared by Trump

A look at the clips retweeted by President Trump suggests that the events shown are more complex than first appears. Here is what we know about them.

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Gunmen kill intelligence officer at Islamabad Shi'ite mosque

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on worshippers at the entrance of a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Wednesday, killing an intelligence officer at the scene, police said.

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Snapchat redesign splits friends from content feeds

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Snap Inc launched a redesign of its Snapchat app on Wednesday that centres on separating posts from a user's social circle from those sent by publishers and content creators, seeking to simplify navigation and attract new users.

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BRIEF-U.S. FDA Grants Fast Track Designation For Idera Pharmaceuticals’ IMO-2125 In Combination With Ipilimumab

* U.S. FDA GRANTS FAST TRACK DESIGNATION FOR IDERA PHARMACEUTICALS’ IMO-2125 IN COMBINATION WITH IPILIMUMAB FOR TREATMENT OF PD-1 REFRACTORY METASTATIC MELANOMA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Witnesses describe mosque massacre

As Egyptian authorities ban media from the site of the country's worst act of terror, CNN's Ben Wedeman has obtained exclusive video and witness accounts of the bomb and gun attack that left over 300 people dead.

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Mosque attack survivor hid under bodies

A survivor of the attack on the Egyptian mosque which left 305 people dead said Sunday that he lost nine family members in the massacre.

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Islamic State raises stakes with Egypt mosque attack

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - The mosque was packed with hundreds of worshippers for Friday prayers in Egypt's North Sinai when gunmen in military-style uniforms and masks appeared in a doorway and at windows.

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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.

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Nepal begins historic vote, army says rogue Maoists behind blasts

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis began voting for a new parliament on Sunday with the army on alert as a series of small blasts blamed on a rogue Maoist group reminded the Himalayan nation of the violence and instability it is hoping to leave behind.

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Gunmen in Egypt mosque attack carried Islamic State flag, prosecutor says

CAIRO (Reuters) - Gunmen who attacked a mosque on Friday in Egypt's North Sinai brandished an Islamic State flag as they opened fire through doorways and windows, killing more than 300 worshippers, including two dozen children, officials said on Saturday.

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UPDATE 2-Gunmen in Egypt mosque attack carried Islamic State flag, prosecutor says

* Graphic - http://tmsnrt.rs/2yLdIjT (Adds witness comments, other details)

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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)

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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.

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Militants kill more than 230 at Sinai mosque in Egypt's deadliest attack

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt's modern history, state media and witnesses said.

Mosques nytimes.com

Scene of Deadly Attack at Egypt Mosque

More than 200 were killed when Islamist militants detonated explosives and sprayed gunfire at a crowded Sufi mosque near Egypt’s Sinai coast.

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Militants kill more than 230 at mosque in Egypt's North Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest attack in the country's modern history, state media and witnesses said.

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Militants kill 184 in attack on mosque in Egypt's north Sinai: state media

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed 184 people at a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai region on Friday, detonating a bomb and shooting at fleeing worshippers and ambulances, state media and witnesses said.

Egypt nytimes.com

At Least 155 Killed in Attack at Mosque in Egypt

Islamist militants set off a bomb at a Sufi mosque in the Sinai Peninsula during Friday Prayer, then sprayed gunfire at worshipers as they fled.

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Militants kill 115 in north Sinai mosque attack: Egyptian state media

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 115 people were killed on Friday when Islamist militants set off a bomb and opened fire on people attending prayers at a mosque in Egypt's restive northern Sinai, state media said.

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At least 85 people killed in attack on mosque in Egypt's north Sinai: state news agency

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 85 people were killed and 80 more wounded when suspected militants targeted a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai with a bomb and gunfire, MENA state news agency said on Friday, citing an official source.

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BRIEF-Aurora Cannabis acquires greenhouse design firm Larssen Ltd.

* Aurora Cannabis acquires leading global greenhouse design firm Larssen Ltd.

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Behind the scenes of a transgender beauty contest

Camille poses for her official photo for the Miss International Queen competition, the world's most prestigious transgender beauty pageant. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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The highlights from Dubai Design Week

Dubai Design Week's third edition of its annual fair saw the international design community flock to the city to explore the many offerings on show at the recently established D3 Design District.

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Rescuing Cape Town's 'left behind' children

Top 10 CNN Hero Rosie Mashale is a former school teacher who found an abandoned child on her doorstep in 2000. Since then, she has raised a generation of AIDS orphans. Cast your vote for the CNN Hero of the Year at CNNHeroes.com and watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 pm ET.

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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50 die in attack on Nigerian mosque

At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in northern Nigeria, police told CNN.

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Russia's Rosatom complex says it is not behind higher radioactivity

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Mayak nuclear reprocessing plant, owned by Russian state nuclear company Rosatom and located in the southern Urals, said on Tuesday it was not the source of increased levels of ruthenium 106 in the atmosphere in late September-early October.

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New monohull boat design unveiled for 2021 America's Cup

(Reuters) - The boats teams will race at the 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand will feature monohulls, a departure from the catamarans used during this year's competition in Bermuda, the designers said on Monday.

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Trump designates N. Korea as state sponsor of terrorism

President Donald Trump, in the latest demonstration of increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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Trump: U.S. designates North Korea a state sponsor of terror, triggering sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, allowing the United States to impose additional sanctions and penalties against Pyongyang as it continues to pursue nuclear weapons programs.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Franken and Trump, Hiding Behind Their ‘Jokes’

Men get away with bad behavior under the guise of show business in both comedy and politics. Too often, women are just the material.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Remembering Azzedine Alaïa: The Designer Who Took Time

Almost alone in today’s fashion industry, he understood the value of time to the creative mind and the struggle it took to follow his own direction.

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BRIEF-Rego Payment Architectures names David Knight CEO

* Rego Payment Architectures Inc announces David Knight as CEO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Behind Mugabe’s Rapid Fall: A Firing, a Feud and a First Lady

Robert Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe went unchallenged for 37 years, but in just a few days, he was largely stripped of power. The chain of events leading to his fall started with firing a vice president.

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Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82

The designer insisted on his freedom and worked, argued, and cooked on his own schedule.

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'King of Cling' fashion designer Azzedine Alaia dies at 77

PARIS (Reuters) - Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who dressed stars from Greta Garbo to Grace Jones and Lady Gaga, died in Paris at the age of 77, the French Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion said on Saturday.

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Glittering structures of an architectural 'arms race'

It's the island paradise in southern China referred to by people across the country as "the Hawaii of China."

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Alabama G.O.P. Says It Stands Behind Roy Moore

Despite allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Republican Party intends to stick by its nominee for a United States Senate seat.

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UPDATE 2-Recovery rally for European stocks leaves oil sector behind

* Energy stocks fall after Norway wealth fund proposes oil stocks exit

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BRIEF-Celgene Corp and bluebird bio announce bb2121 anti-BCMA CAR-T cell therapy has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

* Celgene Corp and bluebird bio announce bb2121 anti-BCMA CAR-T cell therapy has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA and prime eligibility from EMA for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

3 Designers Creating Clothes for Life — Not the Runway

Independent, understated, anonymous, even: A trio of sought-after labels specialize in the sort of thoughtful, well-made garments categorized as slow fashion.

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Ferrari design secrets laid bare

Car design is about compromise: the tolerances, materials and weights involved, the fight to trim costs, to mass-manufacture for profit. But what happens when the process is distilled down to the pursuit of a single objective: being faster than anything else?

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With just one mosque, Belgrade's Muslims are forced to improvise

BELGRADE (Reuters) - In the shadow of a demolished mosque, three dozen men gathered in a house in a gloomy district of northern Belgrade. The Muslim call to prayer drifted out through the open door.

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What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s Political Crisis?

A crown prince. An epic purge. A proxy war. Saudi Arabia's political crisis, explained.

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Dad designs and 3D prints a prosthetic arm for his son

Sol was born two years ago on the day of a solar eclipse. But for his parents, the joy of his birth was clouded by news of a severe blood clot in his left arm.

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Police fear serial killer could be behind fourth Tampa shooting

(Reuters) - Police in Tampa, Florida, were investigating whether a fatal shooting on Tuesday could be linked to a possible serial killer who is feared to have murdered three victims in a string of night attacks terrorizing a city neighborhood.

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How immigrants changed design

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Panthers maul Dolphins behind Newton's four touchdown passes

(The Sports Xchange) - Cam Newton threw four touchdown passes and the Carolina Panthers pounded the Miami Dolphins in a 45-21 victory on Monday at Bank of America Stadium.

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Behind the Scenes, Communist Strategist Presses China’s Rise

Wang Huning, a close adviser to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, has brought a steadiness of vision and purpose to China’s rivalry with the United States.

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Behind the Lucrative Assembly Line of Student Debt Lawsuits

Transworld has been one of most prolific debt collectors, filing more than 38,000 lawsuits in the last three years on behalf of a single client. Many were flawed, say regulators.

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In grieving Texas town, faith sustains those left behind

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - Joe Holcombe and his wife, Claryce, lost eight members of their family in the Texas church shooting last Sunday, including their son, grandchildren, a pregnant granddaughter-in-law and a great- granddaughter who was still a toddler. But they are serene.

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In Brexit-Era London, a Mosque Sits Between Two Types of Hate

Terrorism and shifting politics have left mainstream Muslims feeling wary in one of the Western cities that has been most open to them.

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AR-15: The Gun Behind So Many Mass Shootings

The AR-15 assault rifle is commonly used in mass shootings in the United States. Here's a closer look at likely reasons why.

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Investment veterans behind real estate, hospitality buyout vehicle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of fund manager Man GLG and the ex-president of Vornado Realty Trust are behind a buyout vehicle that will seek deals in the real estate and hospitality...

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Special Report: The decisions behind Monsanto's weed-killer crisis

(Reuters) - In early 2016, agri-business giant Monsanto faced a decision that would prove pivotal in what since has become a sprawling herbicide crisis, with millions of acres of crops damaged.

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The companies behind Trump's $250B of China deals

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BRIEF-SECOND SIGHT RECEIVES FDA EXPEDITED ACCESS PATHWAY DESIGNATION FOR ORION SYSTEM

* SECOND SIGHT RECEIVES FDA EXPEDITED ACCESS PATHWAY DESIGNATION FOR THE ORION CORTICAL VISUAL PROSTHESIS SYSTEM

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BRIEF-Tata Elxsi partners with Blackberry for innovation in secure embedded designs​

* Tata elxsi partners with Blackberry for innovation in secure embedded designs​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Snapchat launches redesign as growth disappoints Wall Street

(Reuters) - Snap Inc is redesigning its disappearing-message app Snapchat in an attempt to reach a broader audience, going back to the drawing board after being clobbered by Wall Street for another quarter of slowing user growth.

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Waymo launching ride-hailing service in Phoenix with no human behind wheel

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving unit is launching a ride-hailing service for the general public with no human driver behind the steering wheel and has been testing such fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.

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Behind Rand Paul’s Broken Ribs: A ‘Trivial’ Dispute, Lawyer Says

Police charged the neighbor, Rene Boucher, 59, with assault after he admitted to tackling Mr. Paul while the senator was mowing his lawn.

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BRIEF-Ecor1 Capital reports 7.4% passive stake in Immune Design

* Ecor1 Capital Llc reports 7.4% passive stake in Immune Design Corp as of Oct 25 - SEC filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zkI4Ki) Further company coverage:

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

The Paradise Papers: Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments

Leaked files show that a state-controlled bank in Moscow helped to fuel Yuri Milner’s ascent in Silicon Valley, where the Russia investigation has put tech companies under scrutiny.

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Suicide bombers target mosque in Iraq

Two suicide bombers struck the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday.

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Guards chief rejects Trump 'slander' that Iran behind Saudi missile

DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards denied on Sunday accusations by Donald Trump that Iran was behind the firing of a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia from warring Yemen, rejecting it as one of the U.S. president's "slanders".

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What's going on behind your belly button

Our belly button is a reminder for life that once we were attached to and dependent on our mother, floating like a little astronaut in our liquid universe.

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Month into trial, North Korean 'masterminds' behind Kim Jong Nam killing a mystery

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - One month into the trial of the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Malaysian prosecutors have focused on two accused women, but have shed no light on four prime North Korean suspects.

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BRIEF-GSK says BCMA receives FDA breakthrough therapy designation and orphan drug designation

* ‍INVESTIGATIONAL BCMA ANTIBODY-DRUG CONJUGATE RECEIVES BREAKTHROUGH THERAPY DESIGNATION FROM US FDA FOR RELAPSED AND REFRACTORY MULTIPLE MYELOMA​

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British Columbia mega dam behind schedule, over budget -regulator

VANCOUVER, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A C$9 billion ($7 billion) hydroelectric dam under construction in British Columbia is over budget and a year behind schedule, the province's power regulator said on Wednesday but declined to recommend whether the project should go ahead or be scrapped.

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UK's Brexit preparations accelerating, cabinet united behind PM May: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's preparations for leaving the European Union are accelerating significantly, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday, describing her cabinet of senior ministers as united in seeking a Brexit deal from the EU.

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Burberry's chief designer Christopher Bailey to leave

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Luxury goods group Burberry said Christopher Bailey, the designer who turned the British company into a global fashion brand, will step down by March 2018.

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Google ditched autopilot driving feature after test user napped behind wheel

ATWATER, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit stopped developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations, its chief executive said Monday, as autopilot reliance left users prone to distractions and ill-prepared to maneuver.

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BRIEF-Apple is designing iPhones, iPads that would drop Qualcomm components- WSJ,citing sources‍

* Apple is designing iPhones, iPads that would drop Qualcomm components- WSJ,citing sources‍

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What's behind the trend for rough diamonds

High jewelry houses are traditionally at the tail end of the diamond supply chain. Once they're extracted, rough stones are typically acquired by specialist diamond cutters and polishers, who analyze each stone -- sometimes for up to a year -- to determine the ideal cut in which to shape them. Only after this process are the polished gems usually presented to high jewelry houses, who set them into glittering creations.

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House panel and firm behind Trump dossier reach subpoena deal

Fusion GPS, the research firm behind the dossier containing allegations about President Donald Trump and Russia, its bank and the House intelligence committee have reached an agreement over the panel's subpoena of Fusion's financial records.

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Greek police arrest suspect behind parcel bomb attacks on EU officials

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek authorities have arrested a man believed to have been involved in parcel bombs mailed to European Union officials and former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos earlier this year, police said on Saturday.

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U.S. judge extends deadline for bank records of firm behind Trump dossier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has given an unnamed bank more time to respond to a congressional subpoena for financial records of the Washington research firm that hired a former British spy to compile a dossier on presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Britain believes North Korea was behind 'WannaCry' NHS cyber attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it believed North Korea was behind the "WannaCry" cyber attack in May that disrupted businesses and government services worldwide, including the National Health Service (NHS) in England.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Quarter of a Century Behind Bars, for a Crime He Didn’t Commit

Alex Kotlowitz reviews Benjamin Rachlin’s “Ghost of the Innocent Man,” which tells the story of Willie J. Grimes, wrongfully convicted of sexual assault.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Nordic-Style Designs Sit at Heart of French Labor Plan

In selling economic changes to a dubious public, President Emmanuel Macron is promising expanded unemployment benefits and revamped training programs.

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NotPetya hackers likely behind BadRabbit attack: researchers

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hackers responsible for the NotPetya cyber attack which crippled businesses in Ukraine and around the world in June were likely behind a smaller-scale attack on Russia and other countries this week, Russia-based cyber security firm Group-IB said on Thursday.

Interior Design and Furnishings nytimes.com

By Design: The Man Designing Spaces for the Instagram Age

With his love of brass, arches and color, Harry Nuriev creates environments that seem tailor-made for the social media aesthetic.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Madness Behind Trump’s ‘Madman’ Strategy

It’s tempting to believe the president is just trying to scare Kim Jong-un by acting crazy. If he is, it won’t work.

Afghanistan nytimes.com

Bamian Journal: A Tale of Two Hotels, a Buddha Behind Each

A $5 million property with executive suites and a two-room mud hut with wasps and 80-cent beans speak of the Bamian Valley’s fluctuating fortunes.