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Opinion: Islam Teaches Us That Life Is a Test. So Is This President.

What life has been like as an imam during Donald Trump’s first year in office.

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Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday.

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Motor racing: Stirling Moss retires from public life at 88

LONDON (Reuters) - British Formula One great Stirling Moss is retiring from public life at the age of 88 to rest and spend more time with his family, his son Elliot announced on Friday.

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Ex-Honduran minister gets nearly two-and-a-half years prison in U.S. drug case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former member of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez's cabinet was sentenced by a New York federal judge to nearly 2-1/2 years in prison on Friday, after pleading guilty to attempting to launder drug money from the Central American country.

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Self-guided course helps women manage menopause symptoms at work

(Reuters Health) - A self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program combined with relaxation techniques can ease working women’s menopausal symptoms, according to a British study.

Roads and Traffic nytimes.com

In Shift, Mayor Voices Openness to Congestion Pricing

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday that he saw improvements in a new proposal to charge vehicles to use Manhattan’s busiest streets.

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Baltic index falls, capesizes post biggest weekly drop in 2 years

Jan 19 (Reuters) - The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index fell on Friday and continued to linger around five month lows as the capesize segment recorded its biggest weekly percentage decline in two years.

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Slowly, Germany begins to ponder life after Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - She has not faced a credible challenge to her rule as German chancellor for more than 12 years. Now, members of Angela Merkel's conservatives are starting to look ahead to potential alternatives to lead their party and country.

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UPDATE 1-Lincoln Financial to buy Liberty Life Assurance Co for $3.3 bln

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Lincoln Financial Group said on Friday it would buy fellow insurer Liberty Life Assurance Co of Boston for about $3.3 billion from Liberty Mutual to boost its presence in the group benefits market.

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BRIEF-Protective Enters Agreement To Reinsure Liberty Life, Annuity Business

* PROTECTIVE ENTERS AGREEMENT TO REINSURE LIBERTY LIFE AND ANNUITY BUSINESS

Abortion nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How the Pro-Life Movement Has Promoted Liberal Values

Right-to-life advocacy supported the advance of free speech.

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Phelps: 'I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life'

Far from the familiar waters of an Olympic pool, swimmer Michael Phelps shared the story of his personal encounter with depression at a mental health conference in Chicago this week.

Bicycles and Bicycling nytimes.com

Modern Love: The Bike That Saved My Life

Saddled with a run-down house, a faltering marriage and a vanishing bank account, a woman takes to her two-wheeler.

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UPDATE 1-MetLife, U.S. regulators agree to set aside legal fight

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. government and MetLife Inc announced on Thursday they would jointly seek to dismiss an appeal over whether the insurance company should face stricter oversight as a key part of the financial system.

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MetLife, U.S. regulators agree to set aside legal fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government and MetLife announced on Thursday they would jointly be seeking to dismiss an appeal over whether the insurance company should face stricter oversight as a key part of the financial system.

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IBM returns to growth after six years, but dour forecast hits shares

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters, beating analysts' estimates, but the company warned that a higher tax rate this year would eat into its profit.

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Tax overhaul leads AmEx to first loss in 26 years, buyback suspension

(Reuters) - Credit card issuer American Express Co posted its first quarterly loss in 26 years and said it would not buy back shares for the next six months, both due to the impact of the recently enacted U.S. tax reform.

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Tax overhaul leads AmEx to first loss in 26 years, suspend buybacks

(Reuters) - Credit card issuer American Express Co posted its first quarterly loss in 26 years and said it would not buy back shares for the next six months, both due to the impact of the recently enacted U.S. tax overhaul.

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IBM's first revenue rises in nearly six years tops estimates

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters and beat analysts' estimates as the company's shift into its focus areas such as cloud computing and security services gains traction.

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Emirates hands Airbus A380 superjumbo a lifeline with $16 billion order

NANTES, France (Reuters) - Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $16 billion at list prices, saving the world's biggest passenger jet from death row and securing its future for at least another decade.

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The 18 government shutdowns over 42 years

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Emirates hands Airbus A380 superjumbo lifeline with $16 billion order

NANTES, France (Reuters) - Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $16 billion at list prices, saving the world's biggest passenger jet from death row and securing its future for at least another decade.

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Emirates hands A380 superjumbo lifeline with $16 billion order

NANTES, France (Reuters) - Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $16 billion at list prices, saving the world's biggest passenger jet from death row and securing its future for at least another decade.

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China's 2017 GDP growth accelerates for first time in seven years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as an export recovery helped the country post its first annual acceleration in growth in seven years, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion.

El Salvador nytimes.com

Letting Her Son Define Himself

Laurin’s husband was an activist. Her son chose to be brave in his own way.

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Philippines' Duterte urges Congress to pass bill for self-rule in Muslim region

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged Congress to pass a bill granting self-rule to the country's Muslim minority, warning that its collapse would see separatist rebels abandon a peace process and declare war again.

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China's 2017 GDP growth accelerates for first time in 7 years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as an export recovery helped the country post its first annual acceleration in growth in seven years, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion.

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Will #MeToo be a turning point for younger girls, too?

Curious to know if the #MeToo conversation on sexual harassment was resonating with younger girls, I contacted my niece, a junior in high school in Westchester, just outside New York.

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Danone's Evian vows to use 100 percent recycled plastic in bottles by 2025

PARIS (Reuters) - Evian, Danone's popular mineral water brand, on Thursday became the latest consumer goods group to undertake pledges on recycling plastic, as companies around the world aim to bolster their credentials regarding helping the environment.

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After 950 years, major artwork returns to England

The Bayeux Tapestry may leave France for the first time in 950 years, as the country considers loaning it for display in Britain.

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After 950 Years, the Bayeux Tapestry Is Set to Be Displayed in Britain

The 11-century treasure, which depicts the Norman Conquest of Britain, has been moved very few times in its history.

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Aunt: I begged to see them for 20 years

Elizabeth Flores spoke to "Good Morning America" about learning of her sister and brother-in-law's alleged imprisonment of their 13 children.

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BRIEF-Intel Says Firmware For Exploits Issued To 90 pct Of Intel CPUs Introduced In Past 5 Years‍​

* FIRMWARE UPDATES AND INITIAL PERFORMANCE DATA FOR DATA CENTER SYSTEMS‍​

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VA apologizes after surgery that allegedly left scalpel inside veteran for years

The Veterans Affairs Department has apologized following an incident where a scalpel was allegedly left inside the body of a veteran for years following surgery.

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How neighborhoods shape life with diabetes

(Reuters Health) - - People with diabetes who live in poor communities with limited access to exercise facilities or grocery stores may have a harder time managing their symptoms than diabetics living in more affluent areas, a U.S. study suggests.

Rodents nytimes.com

Trilobites: Being Antisocial Leads to a Longer Life. For Marmots.

Unlike most mammals, yellow-bellied marmots with more active social lives died younger than those that kept to themselves, scientists found after tracking them for 13 years.

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After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, an official at the...

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Goldman posts first quarterly loss in 6 years on tax hit; trading slumps

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Inc on Wednesday posted its first quarterly loss in six years on a huge tax charge but adjusted profit trumped analysts' estimates, as strength in the investment banking business cushioned the blow from a slump in trading.

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Detroit dad deported after 30 years in US

As Jorge Garcia drove this week through the busy streets of Mexico City and up the winding road to his family home, he did not recognize the place he was born 39 years ago.

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Karlovic becomes oldest man in third round for 40 years

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Croatia's Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to reach the third round of the Australian Open for 40 years when he edged Japan's Yuichi Sugita in five sets in searing heat on Wednesday.

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After FT's Interserve report, Britain says none of its suppliers are comparable to Carillion

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Britain said that it does not believe any of its suppliers are in a comparable position to failed outsourcer Carillion after the Financial Times reported that the government was monitoring peer Interserve due to concern over its finances.

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Tennis: Karlovic becomes oldest man in third round for 40 years

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Croatia's Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to reach the third round of the Australian Open for 40 years when he edged Japan's Yuichi Sugita in five sets in withering heat on Wednesday.

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Ford gives disappointing outlook, says turnaround to take years

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday estimated financial results for 2017 and 2018 that fell short of investor expectations, in a downbeat forecast that contrasted with a more positive outlook from rival automaker General Motors Co .

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

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

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Chinese carmaker Chery to use Nvidia's self-driving technology

(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp said on Tuesday China's Chery Automobile Co [CHERY.UL] would use its self-driving technology that it has developed with Baidu and ZF Friedrichshafen AG [ZFF.UL].

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GE could break itself apart

Yates, Christopher J. nytimes.com

Books of The Times: In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

Christopher J. Yates’s “Grist Mill Road” opens with a shooting involving three teenagers, then revisits the crime and its consequences once they’re grown.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

In Canada, Hunting and Preserving an Indigenous Way of Life

As the country grapples with a troubled past, a new generation of cooks and scholars is reclaiming and spreading the cuisine of its ancestors.

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Experts: Massive oil spill off China's coast may affect marine life for decades

A massive oil tanker that sank off the coast of China could affect marine life for decades, environmentalists and experts say.

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Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper and father of two who has lived in the United States for 30 years, said a painful goodbye to his family at the Detroit Metro Airport early Monday morning.

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Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the south Asian nation said on Tuesday, following a meeting of the neighbors to implement a pact signed last year.

Capital Punishment nytimes.com

To Try to Save Client’s Life, a Lawyer Ignored His Wishes. Can He Do That?

The Supreme Court will decide whether Larry English violated his client’s constitutional rights by telling the jury the man killed three people.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: John Stuart Mill Showed Democracy as a Way of Life

The Victorian-era philosopher is a hero of democracy.

Jazz nytimes.com

Review: A Jazzfest Marathon Where Voices Lead the Way to Resistance and Renewal

Vocalists delivered welcome surprises during the 100-plus-set NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon, from Claudia Acuña to Sara Serpa to Jazzmeia Horn.

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BlackBerry launches cybersecurity software for self-driving cars

(Reuters) - Canadian software maker BlackBerry Ltd on Monday launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars.

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Ugandan lawyers seek to quash Museveni 'president for life' law

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's leading lawyers sought on Monday to overturn a law that critics say would allow incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni to effectively become president for life.

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UPDATE 3-Shell OKs first UK North Sea project in six years

* Project to generate profit even at sub-$40 oil price (Adds ownership details in last paragraph)

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Samsung aims to double Africa's share of its revenues in five years

NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics plans to double the annual revenue contribution from its African markets to 20 percent of the firm's global total in the next five years, the head of its business on the continent said on Monday.

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Enjoying the high life, up on the roof in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv (Reuters) - When it comes to the high life in Tel Aviv, residents of the Mediterranean metropolis need look no further than their own rooftops.

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MOVES-StanChart's Kheraj to chair Rothesay Life

LONDON, Jan 15 (IFR) - Naguib Kheraj, who used to run JP Morgan Cazenove, has been appointed chairman of bulk annuity provider Rothesay Life.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. transport chief to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines this summer as the government sets out to rewrite regulations that pose legal barriers to robot vehicles, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Sunday.

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U.S. transport chief to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines

DETROIT (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines this summer as the government works to rewrite regulations that pose legal barriers to robot vehicles, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. transport chief to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines this summer as the government works to rewrite regulations that pose legal barriers to robot vehicles, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Sunday.

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U.S. transit chief to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines this summer as the government works to rewrite regulations that pose legal barriers to robot vehicles, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Sunday.

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Hawaii's chill lifestyle was turned upside down after an incoming missile alert was mistakenly sent

Residents of Hawaii and folks on holiday glanced at their phones Saturday morning and were greeted by an ominous message.

Liberalism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Is There Life After Liberalism?

Neither the populists nor the philosophers are ready with alternatives.

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Nigerian Shi'ite leader, rumored dead, makes first public appearance in two years

ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria's Shi'ite Muslim sect, rumored to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week.

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Brignone revels in tough conditions to win Super G

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Reuters) - Italian Federica Brignone won the women's World Cup Super G race on Saturday, saying she reveled in the tough conditions which forced organizers to switch the program.

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Ex-mobile phone industry executive gets five years for text message scam

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former mobile phone industry executive was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty of defrauding cellphone customers by charging them millions of dollars for unwanted text messages.

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Obama on his post-White House life

Former President Barack Obama makes his first talk show appearance since leaving office.

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Ex-Idaho lawmaker kills himself

A former Idaho state representative who resigned last fall amid sexual abuse accusations has killed himself, officials said.

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UPDATE 1-No pedal to the metal in GM's planned self-driving Cruise AV car

DETROIT, Jan 12 (Reuters) - General Motors Co is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car - one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal - to enter the automaker's first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019, executives said.

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U.S. airlines November on-time rates highest in eight years

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. airlines in November had their highest on-time arrival rates in eight years, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Friday, setting another watermark in a record-breaking year for safety and performance.

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U.S. airlines November on-time rates highest in 8 years

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. airlines in November had their highest on-time arrival rates in eight years, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Friday, setting another watermark in a record-breaking year for safety and performance.

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Factbox: Mascots at Winter Olympics through the years

(Reuters) - A list of the mascots for the Winter Olympics from 1968-2018:

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

Where Has This Treat Been All Your Life? Canada

With its flaky pastry, caramelized crust and bracingly sweet filling, the butter tart has it all.

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Canada's Sun Life sees $200 mln Q4 charge from U.S. tax reform

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Canadian insurer Sun Life Financial said on Friday it will take a one-time charge of about $200 million in the fourth quarter due to the impact of the recently enacted U.S. tax reform.

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Trump touts sale of nonexistent fighter jet

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the first of 52 "F-52 and F-35" fighter jets have been delivered to Norway -- proudly touting the "$10 billion" sale of military equipment to the NATO ally during a news conference with the Norwegian prime minister.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Getting a Roommate in Your Golden Years

As the baby boomers age, some are choosing to stay in their homes and take in boarders to help pay the rent or lend a hand with household chores.

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China's imports from North Korea plummet in December, lowest for four years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's imports from North Korea plunged in December to their lowest level in dollar terms since at least the start of 2014, with trade curbed by U.N. sanctions aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

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No pedal to the metal in GM's planned self-driving Cruise AV car

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car - one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal - to enter the automaker's first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019, executives said.

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Canada lynx no longer threatened by extinction: U.S. wildlife agency

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The Canada lynx, a wild cat found in just a handful of mostly western U.S. states as well as Canada, no longer needs federal protection from extinction in the Lower 48 states, U.S. wildlife officials said on Thursday, sparking an outcry from conservationists.

Ford, Harold E Jr nytimes.com

A Wall St. Executive’s Downfall Seemed Sudden. It Was Years in the Making.

A female reporter accused Harold E. Ford Jr., a former congressman, of inappropriate behavior. Morgan Stanley found no proof but fired him. How one Wall Street firm responded to misconduct allegations.

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Ingredients for life found in meteorites

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Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in...

Anorexia Nervosa nytimes.com

Voices: When Anorexics Grow Up

Adults with eating disorders aren’t represented in pop culture and news outlets, so I assumed we were either supposed to outgrow it or die.

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Her life is here. Now she's being told to leave.

A recurring nightmare shakes Gilma Ramirez from her slumber in the predawn hours. She awakens with her heart palpitating, tears welling up.

Animal Cognition nytimes.com

ScienceTake: Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children

Dolphins develop the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror at an earlier age than children, which fits with how fast they develop generally.

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Indian regulator bars Price Waterhouse from auditing listed firms for 2 years

MUMBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - India's capital market regulator late on Wednesday barred Price Waterhouse from auditing listed companies in the country for two years, after a probe into a nearly decade-old accounting fraud case in a software services company that became India's biggest corporate scandal.

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Investors strip most cash in four years from U.S. domestic stock funds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors are slimming down equity stakes bloated by a nearly decade-long bull market, withdrawing $22 billion from U.S. domestic stock funds in a single week, Investment Company...

Movies nytimes.com

Rex Reed Bangs a Gong on the Mediocrity of Modern Life

The tirelessly acidic film critic recalls when screens were silver, not small; when actors were stars, not celebrities; and when written opinion wasn’t free.

Mobile Applications nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: He Weaned Himself From Ride-Hailing Apps. Here’s Why.

Mike Isaac, a tech reporter for The Times, now uses Uber and Lyft infrequently, though he remains a steady user of Twitter and HQ Trivia.

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BRIEF-Parex Delivers 25% Self-Funded Production Growth In 2017

* PAREX RESOURCES INC - ESTIMATES THAT Q4 2017 PRODUCTION AVERAGED 39,000 BARRELS OF OIL EQUIVALENT PER DAY

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Japanese canoeist faces life ban for spiking rival's drink

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese sprint canoeist is facing a life ban after admitting to spiking a rival's drink with an anabolic steroid to scuttle his Olympic dreams, the Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday.

Face nytimes.com

Phys Ed: Facial Exercises May Make You Look 3 Years Younger

After ‘nonsurgical face-lifts,’ dermatologists noted significant improvements in the fullness of women’s cheeks.

Football nytimes.com

Tom Brady Gave a Filmmaker Unusual Access to His Private Life

It is unclear how much Bill Belichick and the Patriots know about the project.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Cutting Into Afghan Patronage: A Struggle to Make Government Younger

President Ashraf Ghani is putting relatively young people into key government positions but has failed to create a political consensus for his changes.

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Trump contradicts himself repeatedly in immigration meeting

President Donald Trump appeared to contradict himself multiple times in a meeting on immigration with a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday -- a reflection of growing frustration from Capitol Hill about the lack of direction from the White House on the issue.

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Ford taps Postmates for edge in self-driving delivery race

Las Vegas (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it will partner with delivery service Postmates Inc as the automaker starts testing ways to transport people, food and packages using its self-driving cars in a U.S. city during the first quarter.

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'The Boondocks' predicted an Oprah 2020 win ... 12 years ago

So we've gotten to the point where Oprah running for president is a real thing we are talking about, which doesn't make a lot of sense. Why would she want to be president? She's already Oprah. Being a movie star/entertainment mogul/IRL Santa Claus/glamorous gardening cover model sounds a lot better than the Sisyphean burdens of White House life.

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Chinese court jails two for life over $2.4 billion pyramid scheme

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Chinese court has sentenced two people to life imprisonment for fraud in a 15.6 billion-yuan ($2.39 billion) pyramid scheme that sucked in more than 200,000 people.

Exercise nytimes.com

State of the Art: What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

Peloton, which sells an internet-connected spin bicycle, unveiled a $4,000 internet-connected treadmill. The company’s insight: The gadget is not as important as the service.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound’s Work

In “The Bughouse,” Daniel Swift explores the relationship between Pound’s mental state and his poetic genius.

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BRIEF-Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at CES 2018 says Intel will partner with China's SAIC on self-driving

* INTEL CEO BRIAN KRZANICH AT CES 2018 SAYS INTEL WILL PARTNER WITH CHINA'S SAIC ON SELF-DRIVING Further company coverage:

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North and South Korea Begin First Direct Talks in Years

The two Koreas will discuss Kim Jong-un’s offer to send an Olympic delegation, but they may also touch on broader issues, reducing nuclear tensions.

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Funky Ferris wheel reopens after 9 years

Most visitors to Osaka, Japan, have seen the bright yellow oblong-shaped Ferris wheel next to the famous Glico Man Sign billboard along the Dotonbori River.

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Your pizza could come in a self-driving van

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GoPro considering selling itself, hires J.P. Morgan: source

(Reuters) - GoPro Inc is considering selling itself and has hired J.P. Morgan to help it with the process, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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BRIEF-GoPro Has Reportedly Hired JP Morgan To Put Itself Up For Sale - CNBC

* GOPRO HAS REPORTEDLY HIRED JP MORGAN TO PUT ITSELF UP FOR SALE - CNBC, CITING SOURCES‍​ Source text: http://cnb.cx/2AGdBmA Further company coverage:

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Toyota unveils self-driving concept vehicle for rides, deliveries

LAS VEGAS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp announced on Monday a self-driving electric concept vehicle that it will tailor for companies to use for tasks like ride hailing and package delivery, underscoring how automakers are no longer simply building cars but also providing services to go with them.

Worms nytimes.com

Trilobites: This Worm Evolved Self-Fertilization and Lost a Quarter of Its DNA

When a worm’s hermaphroditic females developed the ability to reproduce on their own, they may have shed a lot of genes related to male reproduction.

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Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

(Reuters) - Kohl's Corp posted far stronger same-store sales for the holidays than its bigger peers, as a revamp of its business model and a strategy to have more stand-alone department stores rather than at struggling shopping malls paid off.

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UPDATE 4-Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

* Kohl's 6.9 pct same-store holiday sales growth dwarfs rivals'

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BRIEF-Metlife Inc Announces Launch Of Two Insurtech Investment Programs For Start-Up Cos

* METLIFE INC - ANNOUNCED LAUNCH OF TWO INSURTECH INVESTMENT PROGRAMS FOR START-UP COS, METLIFE DIGITAL VENTURES AND METLIFE DIGITAL ACCELERATOR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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Don’t Let a Lack of Self-Awareness Hold You Back

What’s the “thing” holding you back?

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UPDATE 1-Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen in self-driving technology

LAS VEGAS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp will partner with Uber Technologies Inc and Volkswagen AG as the graphics chipmaker's artificial intelligence platforms make further gains in the autonomous vehicle industry.

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Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen in self-driving technology

LAS VEGAS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp will partner with Uber Technologies Inc and Volkswagen AG as the graphics chipmaker's artificial intelligence platforms make further gains in the autonomous vehicle industry.

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BRIEF-Uber selects Nvidia Technology For AI computing system in its fleet of self-driving vehicles

* ‍CO AND UBER ANNOUNCED THAT UBER HAS SELECTED NVIDIA TECHNOLOGY FOR AI COMPUTING SYSTEM IN ITS FLEET OF SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Philippines VP derides 'self-serving' idea to cancel polls, extend terms

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' vice president has joined a chorus of opposition to a possible cancellation of mid-term elections and extensions to terms in office, including that of the president, amid a renewed push for a shift to federalism.

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France remembers Charlie Hebdo victims three years after attacks

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron led a somber tribute on Sunday to the 17 victims of attacks in Paris three years ago that marked the first of a wave of deadly Islamist assaults in France.

Radio nytimes.com

As Low-Power Local Radio Rises, Tiny Voices Become a Collective Shout

A diverse new wave of stations, united by the word “alternative” and broadcasting from basements or attics, has arrived in urban America.

worldNews reuters.com

Cambodia marks 39 years since fall of brutal 'killing fields' regime

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thousands of Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge on Sunday marked 39 years since the fall of the brutal regime that killed an estimated 1.7 million people.

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They've lived here legally for years. Now the US could send these 250,000 immigrants away

They number upwards of 250,000.

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Trump rejects author's accusations, calls self 'stable genius'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office and said his track record showed he is "a very stable genius."

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump Defends His Mental Capacity, Calling Himself a ‘Genius’

Mr. Trump, seeming to respond to revelations in a new book, issued an extraordinary defense of his fitness for office.

Names, Organizational nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: There’s More to Naming a Company After Yourself Than Ego

For some entrepreneurs, their name is the only logical choice for a company. But problems arise with the success and failure of a namesake business.

domesticNews reuters.com

Illegal immigrant acquitted in California shooting gets three years on gun charge

(Reuters) - An illegal immigrant acquitted in a fatal San Francisco shooting, in a verdict condemned by President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison on a lesser gun charge on Friday but credited for time already served behind bars, authorities said.

businessNews reuters.com

Race car driver Tucker gets more than 16 years for lending scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Kansas businessman and race car driver was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison on Friday for crimes related to his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $3.5 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

Transplants nytimes.com

To Get a Loved One’s Face, a Lifelike Mask in Return

NYU surgeons hope a 3-D printed reproduction will encourage people to donate the faces of dying family members for use as transplants.

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Teen 'engulfed in flames' while roasting marshmallows fights for her life

Family and friends describe 14-year-old Layne Chesney as an avid softball player already in the sights of college scouts. Now, the South Florida teen is in critical condition after a fire on New Year's Eve.

Corruption (Institutional) nytimes.com

Georgian Court Sentences Mikheil Saakashvili in Absentia to 3 Years in Prison

A Georgian court sentenced in absentia the former president to three years in prison for abusing his pardon powers while serving as president.

Disabilities nytimes.com

Modern Love: How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years

A teenager in a wheelchair forges an unlikely but enduring relationship with the young woman hired to care for his infant half brother.

worldNews reuters.com

Peru's pardoned Fujimori leaves clinic, starts life as free man

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's recently-pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori left a hospital as a free man for the first time in 12 years on Thursday, waving to his supporters from a wheelchair before entering a car with his lawmaker son Kenji.

politicsNews reuters.com

After attacks by Trump, Bannon finds himself with few friends

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following his brutal disavowal by President Donald Trump, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's dream of spearheading a new U.S. political movement appears in tatters while the Republican establishment he challenged is feeling more secure.

worldNews reuters.com

Mexico presidential favorite puts himself at heart of security plan

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The left-wing frontrunner to win this year's Mexican presidential election said on Thursday that he would personally take a central role in restoring order after years of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

Competing With the Giants in Race to Build Self-Driving Cars

Aurora, a start-up founded by the former head of Google’s self-driving project, will feed its technology into car giants Volkswagen and Hyundai.

Exercise nytimes.com

Fit City: Want a Better Workout? Just Breathe

Experts who usually specialize in extreme exercise are noticing that breathwork can help with endurance and recuperation. And stress, of course.

oddlyEnoughNews reuters.com

Growing obsession: Palestinian stuffs pillows with 67 years of hair

TUBAS, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian mother Ezzeya Daraghmeh opens up a pillowcase and pulls out large clumps of her multi-colored hair that she has kept for nearly seven decades.

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Opinion: Does alien life exist?

Last month, the New York Times published an article describing a secret government program investigating reports by military pilots of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) they encountered in the course of their daily duties. The media was awash with stories of flying saucers and extraterrestrial encounters, with scientists downplaying the likelihood of alien visitation and UFO enthusiasts exclaiming their excitement.

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Car makers get serious about self-driving car tech

technologyNews reuters.com

BlackBerry surges on deal with Baidu for self-driving cars

(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd and Chinese internet search firm Baidu Inc on Wednesday signed a deal to jointly develop self-driving vehicle technology, sending BlackBerry's Toronto-listed shares up 13 percent to a four-year high.

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Auto sales fall for first time in 9 years

worldNews reuters.com

Hezbollah: Syrian war will be over in 1-2 years

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Wednesday the Syrian war, now in its seventh year, will be finished in one or two years at most.

Exercise nytimes.com

Encounters: Working Out With Charles Glass, a Trainer to the Stars

In the 1980s, Mr. Glass was a champion bodybuilder. Now he helps sculpt celebrities and bodybuilders at the Gold’s Gym in Venice, Calif.

3-D Printers nytimes.com

Noted: A Selfie for Your Shelf

You can now get a remarkably lifelike, 3-D-printed miniature figurine made for display in home or office. Isn’t technology marvelous?

cnn.com

Two phones, two years, two calls: How North and South Korea reconnected

At 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, a phone rang in a room in an uninhabited village in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea.

worldNews reuters.com

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

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

technologyNews reuters.com

Baidu to use BlackBerry software in self-driving platform

(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd and Chinese internet search firm Baidu Inc on Wednesday signed a deal to work jointly on developing self-driving vehicle technology, sending BlackBerry's Toronto-listed shares up 8 percent to an over four-year high.

technologyNews reuters.com

BlackBerry software to be used in Baidu's self-driving platform

(Reuters) - BlackBerry said on Wednesday it will collaborate with Chinese internet search firm Baidu Inc to tap the fast-growing autonomous vehicle market.

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This FL city hasn't seen snow in nearly 30 years -- until now

environmentNews reuters.com

First UK polar bear in 25 years born at Scottish zoo

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A polar bear cub has been born in Britain for the first time in 25 years, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland said on Wednesday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin sees herself as multiple medal threat

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin relishes the opportunity to be a multiple-medal threat at the Olympics in Pyeongchang next month and is brimming with confidence after a dominant run through World Cup events in the lead up to the Games.

Gender nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: P.C. Language Saved My Life

What I wish kids growing up in West Baltimore like me knew about “zi,” “zer,” and being gender non-binary.

Exercise nytimes.com

Phys Ed: Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s So Good for Us?

Lean people were especially responsive to exercise’s effects on the bacterial makeup of our guts.

China nytimes.com

Made in China: New and Potentially Lifesaving Drugs

A growing number of Chinese pharmaceutical companies are trying to break into the United States, seeking regulatory approval to offer their treatments for cancer and other ailments.

cnn.com

Jake Tapper: None of this is stable behavior

CNN's Jake Tapper recaps President Trump's incendiary tweetstorm on North Korea, the media and the Department of Justice

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150 years of human migration

The travel ban, the border wall and child Dreamers -- immigration to America has been in a constant spotlight in recent months. Meanwhile, in Europe, waves of migrants and refugees have arrived on the continent's shores since 2015 in a struggle to escape poverty and war.

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Trump threatens aid to Palestinians and appears to contradict himself on Jerusalem

President Donald Trump raised the prospect Tuesday of cutting off aid to the Palestinian territories unless Palestinian leaders agree to resume negotiations to broker a peace deal with Israel.

companyNews reuters.com

Drugmakers raise 2018 U.S. prices, stick to self-imposed limits

NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Drugmakers opened the new year by raising U.S. prices on dozens of medicines, but early data showed the increases generally remained within a 10 percent self-imposed limit in response to a backlash from consumers and politicians.

companyNews reuters.com

Aptiv, Lyft discuss engagement beyond self-driving ride partnership

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Aptiv Plc and ride-hailing firm Lyft are discussing further engagement beyond showcasing self-driving rides in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this month, the U.S auto parts supplier said on Tuesday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Aptiv, Lyft To Bring Self-Driving Rides To Las Vegas In Jan

* APTIV AND LYFT TO BRING SELF-DRIVING RIDES TO LAS VEGAS IN JANUARY 2018

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How to get this Mexican beach to yourself

Exercise nytimes.com

Voices: 18 Years Into the New Millennium, Finding My Younger Self

None of my efforts to break old habits will add one day to my life, but I’m experiencing some of the passion I felt in the first 18 years of my life.

Preventive Medicine nytimes.com

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

Happiness has little to do with it. Research suggests meaning in your life is important for well-being.

New Year nytimes.com

Happy New Year! Start It Off by Relaxing and Centering Yourself

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

businessNews reuters.com

Macau casinos post first annual revenue gain in 3 years

Gaming revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau rose for the first time in three years in 2017 as high-end punters' appetite for gambling recovers after a protracted government campaign against shows of wealth among public officials and slowing economic growth.

businessNews reuters.com

Japan's Nippon Life eyeing M&A for foreign boutique bond and alternative funds

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nippon Life Insurance Co [NPNLI.UL], which recently struck a deal to buy about a quarter of U.S. investment firm TCW Group, is scouting for opportunities to buy boutique managers of bonds and alternative assets, its president said.

cnn.com

For nearly 50 years, 2 Vietnam vets kept a New Year's Eve pact

Hunkered in a Vietnam bunker, with rockets and mortar shells raining down, the two Marines made a pact.

Disc Jockeys nytimes.com

Opinion: A D.J. Could Save Your Life Tonight

A real D.J. is part shaman, part tech wizard, part crowd psychologist, all artist. Many people claim the title, but far fewer embody it.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund nytimes.com

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

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

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Battle Royale Over Rightful Heir to Israeli Self-Defense Discipline

Krav Maga, which extols eye gouging and groin kicking, is a mainstay of military training and increasingly popular with civilians. Now, its founder’s disciples are sparring over who is the real grandmaster.

topNews reuters.com

Egypt sentences ex-President Mursi, 19 others to three years in jail for insulting judiciary

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him 2 million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the judiciary.

vis-photo nytimes.com

Kazakhstan Prizes Its Cowboys, but Few Want to Saddle Up for Harsh Life

Kazakh cowboys, while proud of providing their rapidly modernizing nation with a link to its nomadic past, rarely want their children to follow them onto the frigid steppes.

companyNews reuters.com

EMERGING MARKETS-Mexican shares end 2017 with best performance in 5 years

By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Mexican shares posted their biggest gains in five years in 2017 as concerns about potential damage from U.S. Donald Trump's policies waned, while Chilean stocks had their best performance since 2010 following the election of a pro-business president. Mexico's S&P/BMV IPC rose 1.01 percent on Friday, as strong corporate earnings helped the index increase 8.1 percent overall in 2017 despite concerns surrounding the ongoing talks to re

domesticNews reuters.com

Gunman kills two at Houston garage, takes his own life

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A former worker at a Houston auto repair shop fatally shot two employees on Friday and then committed suicide, Houston police said.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

About New York: In the Bronx, History Repeats Itself With Deadly Force

At the site of a deadly fire from a decade ago, a rebuilt home disguises the terrible loss of 10 people, nine of them children, but a mother remembers.

Basketball nytimes.com

Keeping Score: Is LeBron James, at 33, Better Than He Was 5 Years Ago?

You can say he’s ageless and even sublime. But can you truthfully say, as Steve Kerr did, that James is better in his 15th N.B.A. season than he was in his 10th?

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-KBC Groep Acquires Metlife’S 40 pct Stake In Ubb-Metlife Joint Venture in Bulgaria

* KBC ACQUIRES METLIFE’S 40% STAKE IN UBB-METLIFE JOINT VENTURE (BULGARIA)

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BRIEF-SVLSF IV Reports 14 Pct Passive Stake In Reshape Lifesciences

* SVLSF IV, LLC REPORTS 14 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN RESHAPE LIFESCIENCES AS OF DEC 19 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2lp7hu7) Further company coverage:

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How to navigate 5,000 years of art in a day

Television nytimes.com

A Word With: Yara Shahidi Leaves Her TV Nest and Preps for Real Life

Ms. Shahidi of “grown-ish” talks about heading to Harvard, keeping company with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, and why she calls herself “black-ish.”

sportsNews reuters.com

Brignone upsets favorites to win giant slalom in Lienz

LIENZ, Austria (Reuters) - Italian Federica Brignone upset favorites Mikaela Shiffrin and Viktoria Rebensburg to win the women's giant slalom World Cup race at Lienz on Friday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Galena Biopharma Stockholders Approve Business Combination With Sellas Life Sciences

* GALENA BIOPHARMA, INC. STOCKHOLDERS APPROVE BUSINESS COMBINATION WITH SELLAS LIFE SCIENCES GROUP, LTD; BOARD SETS REVERSE STOCK SPLIT RATIO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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China's Huawei flags slowest revenue growth in four years

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd expects 2017 revenue to rise 15 percent to 600 billion yuan ($92.08 billion), its rotating chief executive, Ken Hu, said in a New Year's message to staff posted on its official WeChat account on Friday.

vis-photo nytimes.com

Cairo Journal: Bump, Tumble, Go Faster! In Egypt, Roller Derby Is Real Life

The women on the Cairollers, Egypt’s only roller derby club, say the sport’s bump and tumble help unleash their frustrations and offer a sense of empowerment.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund nytimes.com

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

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

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy

President Trump has transformed the world’s view of the United States from an anchor of the international order into something more inward-looking and unpredictable.

cnn.com

Police: Parents locked daughter in room for 15 years until she died

A couple in Japan have been arrested after their emaciated adult daughter was found dead in a windowless room where she had apparently been locked for at least 15 years.

companyNews reuters.com

Apple, Epson face French legal complaints over allegedly shortening life of products

PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Apple and Japanese printer company Epson are facing legal complaints in France over allegedly speeding up the ageing process of their products to stimulate demand.

cnn.com

2017 was the year of (certain) women's voices

Psychology and Psychologists nytimes.com

Why Self-Compassion Beats Self-Confidence

Confidence may be overrated.

sportsNews reuters.com

NBA: Rondo tallies 25 assists for highest total in 21 years

(Reuters) - New Orleans point guard Rajon Rondo dished out an NBA season-high 25 assists on Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets to become the first player to reach the total in 21 years.

USSR (Former Soviet Union) nytimes.com

Opinion: Remembering Life in the Soviet Union, One Family Photo at a Time

In family photo albums from the Soviet era, a history of pleasures, hard times and frightened silences can be read.

cnn.com

Friends learn they're brothers after 60 years

Seventy-four-year-old Walter Macfarlane and 72-year-old Alan Robinson have been friends for more than 60 years. Born in Honolulu, they first met in elementary school, played high school football together and joke they could have married the same girl. They sent their children to the same schools they attended and vacationed together as families.

Exercise nytimes.com

Phys Ed: The Year in Fitness: Exercise, Add Intensity, Live to See Another Year

There may be something unique about pushing yourself at least a little extra that alters and ramps up the benefits of exercise, beginning deep within our cells.

businessNews reuters.com

South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years jail for Samsung heir Lee in corruption case

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on Wednesday for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, in a corruption case that led to the ouster of the nation's president earlier this year.

worldNews reuters.com

Japanese woman, confined by parents for years, found frozen to death: police

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police said on Wednesday they have arrested a couple whose 33-year-old daughter froze to death in a tiny room where they had confined her for years because they believed she had a form of mental illness that made her violent.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

‘We’re Competing Against Everybody Just Like You’: Voices on Manufacturing in Mexico

As uncertainty continues over the fate of Nafta, we asked readers in the manufacturing industry in Mexico to share their views on globalization.