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Zimbabwe fires more than 30 police commanders: state-owned Herald newspaper

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of a process to clean up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported in its online edition on Thursday quoting unnamed police sources.

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She confessed after the murder weapon was spotted in her Facebook photo

On the evening of March 24, 2015, Cheyenne Antoine and Brittney Gargol posed for a selfie and posted it on Facebook before heading out for the night.

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Spotify launches visual content in multimedia push ahead of IPO

(Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify launched a feature that will allow listeners to see stories, news and other content through photos, videos and text, the company said on Thursday, expanding beyond music ahead of taking itself public.

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BRIEF-Facebook Says CEO Of American Express Appointed To Board

* FACEBOOK INC - KENNETH CHENAULT, CEO OF AMERICAN EXPRESS, HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 5, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Limelight Networks And Tencent Cloud To Provide Seamless Global Content Delivery

* LIMELIGHT NETWORKS AND TENCENT CLOUD TO PROVIDE SEAMLESS GLOBAL CONTENT DELIVERY

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Trump Hands Out ‘Fake News Awards,’ Sans the Red Carpet

President Trump made good on his promise to honor the media’s “most corrupt & biased,” delivering his awards in a blog post.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (January 17) - Bob Dole, Apple, Fiat, ISIS, Fake news

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Brazil's JBS sells Five Rivers feedlots in U.S. for $200 mln

BRASILIA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has agreed to sell its Five Rivers cattle feedlots in the United States to affiliates of Pinnacle Asset Management LP for about $200 million, the company said in a securities filing on Wednesday. The acquirer of JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC will sign long term contracts to supply cattle to JBS' meatpacking units in the United States, the filing added. JBS said the proceeds will be used to reduce its debt. (Reporting by An

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks rise on foreign inflows, news events

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark Bovespa equities index registered strong gains on Wednesday, breaching the 81,000-point mark for the first time amid strong inflows of foreign capital and industry-related news that lifted some major stocks.

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Trump chief of staff thinks Congress will keep government funded: Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said on Wednesday he believed Congress would pass a stopgap bill to keep the U.S. government funded ahead of a Friday deadline.

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BRIEF-MRC Global Renews PVF Distribution Framework Agreement With DCP Midstream

* MRC GLOBAL RENEWS PVF DISTRIBUTION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT WITH DCP MIDSTREAM, LP Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Peru shamans hold rituals, foresee good news during Pope's visit

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian shamans said on Wednesday they expect good news from the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation, and held rituals on a beach near Lima to give him strength to fight against accusations of sexual abuse that have plagued the Roman Catholic Church.

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UPDATE 1-Home Capital faces C$4 million lawsuit from short seller Cohodes

TORONTO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Home Capital Group Inc, Canada's biggest alternative lender, said on Wednesday it had received a statement of claim from short seller Marc Cohodes, who is seeking C$4 million ($3.2 million) in damages.

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Germany faces huge bill to meet EU climate goals: BDI study

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will have to spend more than 1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) to meet even the lower end of the European Union's 2050 target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft of a study commissioned by the BDI German industry group.

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Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain's 2016 referendum on EU membership.

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BRIEF-Verizon, NBA Expand Multi-Platform Content & Technology Partnership With New Innovation Component

* VERIZON AND NBA EXPAND MULTI-PLATFORM CONTENT AND TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW INNOVATION COMPONENT

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

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

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Sen. Jeff Flake defends free press — and criticizes the President for his constant cries of 'fake news'

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BRIEF-Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says optimistic DACA "will get solved"‍​

* CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG SAYS OPTIMISTIC DACA "WILL GET SOLVED"‍​

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks rise on foreign inflows, one-time news events

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark Bovespa equities index registered strong gains on Wednesday, breaching the 80,000-point mark for the second time, amid strong inflows of foreign capital and industry-related news that lifted some major stocks. In the first nine sessions of 2018, the Bovespa registered 3.584 billion reais ($1.11 billion) in inflows, well above the 2.2 billion reais registered in the same period last year. Analysts and investors say this trend is continuing,

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REFILE-U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken -Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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YouTube again revises rules to protect advertisers from offensive content

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

But will Mark Zuckerberg be any good at social engineering?

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U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken: Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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Trump on Twitter (Jan 16): Border Security, fake news, Kazakhstan

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken -Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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Fox News shelved Stormy Daniels-Trump story before election

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'The Fakeys': Comedians turn tables on Trump's 'fake news' awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Samantha Bee is campaigning for "Shrillest Reporting," late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert put up a billboard in New York's Times Square in a bid to win votes, and rival Jimmy Kimmel calls them "The Stupid People's Choice Awards."

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GE renews break-up talk after $11 billion insurance, tax hit

(Reuters) - General Electric Co again raised the prospect of breaking up the conglomerate on Tuesday as it announced more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax laws.

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UPDATE 6-GE renews break-up talk after $11 bln insurance, tax hit

* GE Capital to make statutory reserve contributions of $15 bln

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Longer breastfeeding tied to lower diabetes risk for mothers

(Reuters Health) - Mothers who nurse their babies now have another reason to continue as long as they can: longer periods of breastfeeding are associated with a lower risk of diabetes even decades later, a U.S. study suggests.

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Trump on Twitter (Jan 16): Border Security, immigration, fake news

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Boxing: Joshua decries 'fake news' about his chin

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua has dismissed as 'fake news' suggestions that he has a weak chin ahead of his world heavyweight unification bout with New Zealander Joseph Parker.

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GE renews break-up talk as it discloses $11 billion fourth quarter hit

(Reuters) - General Electric Co again raised the prospect of breaking up the conglomerate on Tuesday as it announced more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax laws.

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BRIEF-KBR JV Wins Two Feed Contracts From Azerbaijan International Oil Co

* KBR JOINT VENTURE WINS TWO FEED CONTRACTS FROM AZERBAIJAN INTERNATIONAL OIL COMPANY FOR AZERI CENTRAL EAST PROJECT

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Canadian suspect in Singapore bank robbery faces UK court on extradition

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - A Canadian man suspected of a rare bank robbery in Singapore in 2016 faces a court appearance in Britain on Thursday after he was detained on a extradition request from Singapore.

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Philippines' Duterte had 'nothing to do' with news site's license: spokesman

MANILA (Reuters) - The office of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte sought to distance itself on Tuesday from a regulator's decision to revoke the license of a prominent news site, rebuffing allegations the administration had initiated a crackdown on the media.

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BRIEF-Cannimed Says Glass Lewis Recommends Co's Shareholders Vote For Newstrike Deal

* A SECOND LEADING INDEPENDENT PROXY ADVISOR, GLASS LEWIS, RECOMMENDS CANNIMED SHAREHOLDERS VOTE “FOR” THE NEWSTRIKE ACQUISITION

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Danish police, after Facebook tip-off, charge 1,000 young people for sharing sex film

COPENHAGEN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Danish police said on Monday they have charged 1,004 children and young people for sharing video clips of two 15-year-olds having sex, following a tip-off from Facebook.

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The Guardian, Britain’s Left-Wing News Power, Goes Tabloid

The British newspaper won a Pulitzer in 2014 and aggressively expanded overseas. But it has had to cut costs as it tries to stem heavy losses.

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Pope faces tensions on South America trip

Pope Francis' trip to South America this week is supposed to be all about peace, unity and hope. But the pontiff could also be welcomed with protests, threats of violence and controversy over allegations of abuses by the Catholic Church.

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UPDATE 3-Carillion in final appeal to lenders after UK refuses rescue - Sky News

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Carillion's directors were making a final rescue appeal to its lending banks on Sunday night after the government refused to rescue the struggling construction and services company, Sky News reported.

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Joshua faces Parker in heavyweight unification bout in March

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua will put his perfect 20-fight, 20-knock-out record on the line when he takes on New Zealand's Joseph Parker in a world heavyweight unification bout in Cardiff, Wales on March 31.

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In Some Countries, Facebook’s Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News

Last fall, the online giant altered what people in six nations see. Established news sites said their web traffic declined, adding that more bogus stories were shared instead.

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News Analysis: Hillary Clinton Ignited a Feminist Movement. By Losing.

She was poised to lead and now is on the sidelines.

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UPDATE 2-Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's board because of growing conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday.

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Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's board because of conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday.

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Pope Faces Turmoil in Chile Over Indigenous Group and Sex Abuse

Firebombs exploded at three churches in Santiago, Chile’s capital, on Friday, just days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Chile and Peru.

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Global Elite? At Davos? That’s News to Mnuchin

President Trump’s trip to the World Economic Forum is raising eyebrows in Washington given the event’s reputation as a retreat for the “globalists” he disdains.

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State of the Art: The Difficulties With Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul

Facebook faces complex questions over its prioritization of “meaningful” content in the News Feed, including whether people want that kind of content in the first place.

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News Analysis: A President Who Fans, Rather Than Douses, the Nation’s Racial Fires

After his latest incendiary comments, the president’s critics say there is no doubt he is a racist. The White House calls such suggestions “insulting.”

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The new Facebook feed is rattling Wall Street

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Facebook changes News Feed; investors click on 'sad'

(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 4 percent on Friday and were on track for their worst session in more than three months after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes that he said would hit user engagement in the near term.

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Zimbabwe faces bloodshed if 'illegal regime' stays, Mugabe ally says

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was sacked as president illegally and the international community must help remove the "military government" that has taken power or risk the country descending into chaos, an exiled Mugabe loyalist said on Friday.

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Mark Zuckerberg is fighting to save Facebook

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One word from Trump gets newsrooms talking about another

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After rejecting Uber, London renews Addison Lee's license

LONDON (Reuters) - London has renewed premium car service Addison Lee's license to operate in the capital for the next five years, less than four months after Uber [UBER.UL] was stripped of its license.

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UPDATE 1-After rejecting Uber, London renews Addison Lee's licence

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - London has renewed premium car service Addison Lee's licence to operate in the capital for the next five years, less than four months after Uber was stripped of its licence.

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Facebook Is Changing. What Does That Mean for Your News Feed?

The social network has implemented major changes to the types of posts, videos and photos that appear in your News Feed. Here is what you should expect.

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Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul

(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform's centerpiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term.

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Donald Trump, N.S.A., Facebook: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Protest by Indonesian Islamists accuses Facebook of discrimination

JAKARTA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Several hundred Indonesian Islamists held a protest rally outside Facebook's headquarters in Jakarta on Friday, accusing the social media giant of discrimination for blocking some pages operated by hardline groups for allegedly spreading hate.

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Europe Edition: Brexit, Facebook, Julian Assange: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Media Organizations Grapple With the New Facebook

In a heated political environment, Mark Zuckerberg moves to favor posts by friends. Will that mean a loss in audience for news outlets?

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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world's largest social network.

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UPDATE 1-Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world's largest social network.

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Missouri governor faces an uncertain future

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Atlanta Faces Call to Overhaul a Bail System That Jails the Poor

The Georgia city is being urged to embrace a national wave of bail reform that has already taken hold in places like Chicago and Houston.

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UPDATE 3-Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix , Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.

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Zuckerberg changes Facebook's focus to be more 'meaningful'

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will change the way it does business to emphasize "meaningful social interactions" rather than the type of News Feed scrolling that critics say is addictive, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday.

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After Donald Trump Said It, How News Outlets Handled It

Media outlets took the unusual step of allowing a vulgar word in print and on air after a report that Mr. Trump had used the term to describe African nations and Haiti.

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Facebook to show less content from publishers and brands

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Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix, Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.

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UPDATE 2-Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix , Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

Steven Pinker is a liberal, Jewish professor. But social media convinced people that he’s a darling of the alt-right.

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Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

In the next few weeks, you will see fewer viral videos and news articles from media companies, and instead see more posts that include interactions between you and the people you know.

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Peter Thiel submits bid for Gawker, faces challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site the billionaire helped shutter by funding litigation against it, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Cannimed Says ISS Recommends Shareholders Vote For Newstrike deal

* LEADING INDEPENDENT PROXY ADVISOR ISS RECOMMENDS CANNIMED SHAREHOLDERS VOTE “FOR” THE NEWSTRIKE ACQUISITION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trilobites: You Won’t Like This News About Bedbugs, Ticks and the ‘Bomb Cyclone’

As the cold spell that froze much of the United States thaws, don’t count on it to limit the populations of pests that you don’t like.

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Bitcoin skids on news S.Korea prepares to ban cryptocurrency trade

TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded on Thursday, after South Korea's justice minister said a bill to ban cryptocurrency trade was being prepared.

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Trump Renews Pledge to ‘Take a Strong Look’ at Libel Laws

At a cabinet meeting, the return of the president as press critic, after his legal maneuvers against BuzzFeed and the publisher of Michael Wolff’s book.

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Analysis: Trump faces press amid reports Mueller may question him

For the first time since November -- in Vietnam! -- President Trump will talk to the full White House press corps today. He'll be alongside the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and, if tradition holds, the politicians will each take two questions from both the US and foreign press.

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Unbuttoned: Fake News Jeans: Travesty or Sign of Our Era?

Topshop, the British retailer, has made the issue into a slogan on a pair of pants. Cue controversy.

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Nigerian Facebook user posts graphic photos of female circumcision

A Nigerian man has caused outrage after he posted graphic pictures on Facebook showing children apparently being circumcised.

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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.

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Trump lawyer files lawsuits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS over dossier

Nearly one year to the day after the Russia dossier's publication, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer hit both the research firm that produced it and the news organization that released it with lawsuits, saying its allegations about him are wrong.

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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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Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing...

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

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

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BRIEF-Breitbart News Decided To End Relationship With Stephen Bannon, He Will No Longer Host On Siriusxm

* SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS - BREITBART NEWS HAS DECIDED TO END RELATIONSHIP WITH STEPHEN BANNON, THEREFORE HE WILL NO LONGER HOST ON SIRIUSXM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Bannon steps down from Breitbart News after drawing fire from Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the right-wing news website said on Tuesday, after he drew fire from President Donald Trump for comments that harshly criticized Trump's eldest son.

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Bannon steps down from Breitbart News after comments critical of Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization said on its website on Tuesday, after the former White House chief strategist was quoted in a book criticizing President Donald Trump.

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Trump pushes bipartisan immigration deal, but renews demand on border wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged lawmakers on Tuesday to find a bipartisan solution to protect thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation but repeated his demand that any agreement must include funding for a border wall with Mexico.

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TV newsman John Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS named television journalist John Dickerson on Tuesday to replace fired co-host Charlie Rose on the network's "CBS This Morning" news show.

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Feeding the fashionistas: Gucci turns to fine dining

Luxury labels are accustomed to tempting fashionistas, and now they're stretching from haute couture to haute cuisine.

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Russia's discontent with Putin bubbles up

Though Vladimir Putin's presidential re-election in March will make international headlines, the greatest achievement of the election cycle will be the giant strides that Russian society has taken despite the government's attempts to squash any form of dissent.

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Zimbabwe's opposition faces rocky road to election as leader mulls exit

HARARE (Reuters) - If Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai were to stand down - as he has hinted - the party he founded would face immediate instability and could even split, handing a gift to new President Emmerson Mnangagwa in an election this year.

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Russian historian who exposed Stalin's crimes faces enforced psychiatric testing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalin's crimes angered state officials is due to begin enforced psychiatric testing this week amid fears he will be falsely declared insane, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

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On Technology: Learning to Fool Our Algorithmic Spies

Social media has put humanity in touch with a new sort of omniscience — the kind we can easily trick.

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Facebook's Oculus to partner with Xiaomi to build VR headsets

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Oculus said on Monday it is partnering with Chinese phone maker Xiaomi Technology Co to make its new standalone virtual reality headset and also revealed that it will launch a version of the product exclusively for the Chinese market.

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Facebook is shutting down a feature you probably didn't know existed

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Resignation of Carrie Gracie, BBC China Editor, Resurfaces Pay Row

Ms. Gracie quit her post after BBC executives offered her a salary increase that still left her paid less than her male counterparts.

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Facebook, Sony/ATV sign music licensing deal

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Sony/ATV said on Monday it signed a licensing agreement with Facebook Inc that will allow the social media platform's users to upload and share videos from the music publishing company's catalog on Facebook and Instagram.

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Amway Made China a Billion-Dollar Market. Now It Faces a Crackdown.

Chinese regulators are questioning the tactics of companies that rely on sales representatives who recruit others below them. Sales by so-called multilevel marketing firms have surged.

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U.S. security experts back Iran nuclear deal, as Trump faces deadlines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired U.S. military officers, members of Congress and former U.S. ambassadors were among 52 U.S. national security experts who signed a letter released on Monday urging President Donald Trump's administration not to jeopardize the international nuclear deal with Iran.

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Breastfeeding in Sistine Chapel OK with Pope Francis

Moms, don't worry if you ever need to breastfeed while in the Sistine Chapel -- the Pope doesn't mind at all.

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President Trump faces heavy decision on elephants

To look at, they're what most would call elephant tusks, ears or tails.

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BBC News Editor Quits Her Post to Protest Gender Pay Gap

Carrie Gracie, the network’s China editor, said she learned last summer that her male colleagues earned 50 percent more than she did.

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Let’s Talk About the Gorilla Channel for One More Day

A joking tweet claimed that President Trump had demanded a TV channel devoted to primates. Most got the gag, some didn’t, and it quickly became fodder for political and social commentary.

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UK's Carillion speeding up rescue talks with banks: Sky News

(Reuters) - British building and services company Carillion is due to hold emergency meetings with its bankers in the coming days as it speeds up its search for a financial rescue plan, Sky News reported on Saturday.

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VW U.S. sales chief quits amid falling deliveries: Automotive News

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior U.S. sales manager has quit Volkswagen's North America operations, Automotive News reported, just as the carmaker's deliveries in the world's second-largest auto market fall steeply.

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Anchor reads epic list of 2018 news

CNN's Brooke Baldwin reads through a list of political headlines from the first week of 2018.

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News Analysis: A Chinese Empire Reborn

The Communist Party’s emerging empire is more the result of force than a gravitational pull of Chinese ideas.

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

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

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French opposition, Twitter users slam Macron's anti-fake-news plans

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to legislate against fake news are running into opposition.

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

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

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Siniakova tames Sharapova, faces Halep in Shenzhen final

(Reuters) - Czech defending champion Katerina Siniakova fended off Maria Sharapova in a fiercely contested match at the Shenzhen Open on Friday to set up a final with world number one Simona Halep.

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Michael Wolff, From Local Media Scourge to National Newsmaker

A journalist who loved to needle the Manhattan elite enrages the president with his insider account of the year he spend reporting from the West Wing.

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Los Angeles Times Newsroom Voting on Whether to Unionize

The newspaper’s Chicago-based owner, Tronc, has pushed back aggressively against the effort. The vote tally will be announced later in the month.

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CEO Zuckerberg sets 2018 goal: 'fix' Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday his goal for 2018 was to put the business he co-founded on a more solid footing, a break with his longstanding practice of setting a purely personal annual goal.

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UPDATE 1-CEO Zuckerberg sets 2018 goal: 'fix' Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday his goal for 2018 was to put the business he co-founded on a more solid footing, a break with his longstanding practice of setting a purely personal annual goal.

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Zuckerberg's 2018 personal challenge focuses on Facebook

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Protecting users of the social network from abuse and hate and defending it from nation state interference are part of Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 personal challenge.

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Symphony chat platform faces outage due to unplanned maintenance

NEW YORK, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Chat and data service Symphony Communication Services LLC had unscheduled maintenance on Thursday, disrupting the free version of the Wall Street-backed platform for some users, a spokeswoman said.

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

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

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Top-selling German newspaper says new online hate speech law must be scrapped

* Bild says has had inverse effect, helped anti-migrant party

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Japan faces greatest danger since World War due to North Korea: PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - The security situation facing Japan is the most perilous since World War Two because of North Korea's "unacceptable" provocations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday and he vowed to bolster defenses to protect the Japanese people.

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Colbert rallies for Trump's fake news awards

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BRIEF-Block One retracts revenue projection and clarifies news release

* BLOCK ONE RETRACTS REVENUE PROJECTION AND CLARIFIES NEWS RELEASE

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CBS News fires political director amid allegations of 'inappropriate behavior'

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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.

Nursing Homes nytimes.com

Care Suffers as More Nursing Homes Feed Money Into Corporate Webs

On average, injury and complaint rates are higher, and staffs smaller, at for-profit facilities that outsource goods and services to their owners’ other businesses.

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Macron plans law to fight 'fake news' in 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday he would overhaul French media legislation this year to fight the spread of "fake news" on social media which he said was a threat to liberal democracies.

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Globes to kick off award season of discontent

Get ready for another Hollywood "awards season" with a lot more than just who claims trophies on its mind.

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Macron wants anti-'fake news' law in 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would overhaul French media legislation this year to fight the "fake news" spread on social media which he said threatened liberal democracies.

Elderly nytimes.com

When Old News Is Good News: The Effect of 6 Elderly New Yorkers on One Middle-Aged Reporter

No work I have ever done has brought me as much joy and hope, or changed my outlook on life as profoundly.

Social Media nytimes.com

Social Media Shudders After Trump Mocks North Korea’s ‘Button’

The president’s tweet that he has a “much bigger” arsenal of nuclear weapons was met with dread and humor, of both the gallows and locker-room varieties.

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Freed Taliban hostage faces assault charges in Canada

A Canadian man who spent five years with his family in militant captivity in Afghanistan was arrested in Ottawa, his lawyer said.

China nytimes.com

A Saucy App Knows China’s Taste in News. The Censors Are Worried.

The authorities have told the popular service Toutiao to clean up salacious material, illustrating the balance required to meet China’s voracious demand.

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Freed Canadian hostage faces assault charges: lawyer

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian man freed in 2017 nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan has been arrested in Ottawa and faces several charges, including assault and forcible confinement, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

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Former Canadian Afghan hostage faces assault charges: lawyer

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian man freed in 2017 nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan has been arrested in Ottawa and faces several charges, including assault and forcible confinement, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

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Dean: Nixon might have survived Watergate if there had been Fox News

Although he does not foresee a quick end to the special counsel probe into Russian election meddling and aides to President Donald Trump, former White House counsel John Dean noted that the modern media landscape may prevent it from lasting as long as the Watergate investigation, which he said stretched on for 928 days.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Mind: ‘Fake News’: Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests

Before the 2016 election, those most likely to read “fake news” online were older and conservative, a new study finds. But even they relied most often on mainstream media.

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Morning News Call - India, January 2

To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_01022018.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/india-morning/ FACTORS TO WATCH 11:00 am: Winter session of parliament continues in New Delhi. GMF: We discuss the latest Brexit developments with UK economics correspondent Alistair Smout at 1930 IST. To join the conv

Television nytimes.com

From Trump to #MeToo: A Dizzying Year in TV News

Two Times media reporters analyze why 2017, despite powerful foes like Netflix and the fallout of harassment scandals, was the year TV roared back.

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Colorado deputy killed in barrage of gunfire at apartment complex

DENVER (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on sheriff's deputies responding to a report of a loud disturbance at an apartment complex near Denver on Sunday morning, killing one officer before the suspect was shot and killed, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

News Analysis: Dad Believed in U.F.O.s. Turns Out He Wasn’t Alone.

My father and the Pentagon seemed to agree. There could be life out there.

Social Media nytimes.com

Inside the Hollywood Home of Social Media’s Stars. (Don’t Be Shy.)

High jinks and networking abound at 1600 Vine Street, the apartment complex minting the next generation of Instagram and YouTube celebrities.

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The News Alerts of 2017

See the New York Times push notifications that stopped readers in their tracks this year.

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China's cyber watchdog raps top news apps over vulgar content

BEIJING, Dec 29 (Reuters) - China's internet watchdog has ordered two top news feed sites to temporarily suspend parts of their platforms for broadcasting "vulgar" content and failing to implement censorship measures, amid tightening state control of what appears online.

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Hours after Afghan blast, confused families searched desperately for news

KABUL (Reuters) - Hours after the explosion that tore through a Shi'ite cultural center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, desperate families were still searching for news, as burned bodies were brought in and wards at the nearby Istiqlal hospital filled up.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Washington Memo: The Year the News Accelerated to Trump Speed

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

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Chicago board finds policeman's fatal shooting of two not justified: newspapers

(Reuters) - A Chicago city oversight board has found that a policeman was unjustified in fatally shooting a 19-year-old college student and a 55-year-old grandmother about two years ago, newspaper reports on Thursday said.

Kadyrov, Ramzan nytimes.com

Facebook Removes Chechen Strongman’s Accounts, Raising Policy Questions

Ramzan Kadyrov and Russian officials challenged Facebook’s decision to end his Instagram and Facebook accounts after the U.S. hit him with sanctions.

College Athletics nytimes.com

News Analysis: The College Sports Tax Dodge

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

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

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

Terrorism nytimes.com

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

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

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Blast at Afghan News Agency in Kabul Kills Dozens

A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring Shi'ite cultural center in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students attending a conference.

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Blast at Afghan news agency office in Kabul, casualties feared

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion hit an office of the Afghan Voice news agency in the west of the capital Kabul on Thursday and casualties were feared, officials and witnesses said.

Taxation nytimes.com

In a Complex Tax Bill, Let the Hunt for Loopholes Begin

A 2004 change by Congress, meant to foster domestic manufacturing, may provide a cautionary tale: You can mine a lot of tax breaks from just one word.

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Disneyland in California faces power outage

(Reuters) - Disneyland in California was affected by a power outage on Wednesday, it said on Twitter.

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BRIEF-Momentum Builds For Cannimed’S Acquisition Of Newstrike As Regulators Confirm 105 Day Minimum Deposit Period Should Not Be Shortened

* MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR CANNIMED’S ACQUISITION OF NEWSTRIKE AS REGULATORS CONFIRM 105 DAY MINIMUM DEPOSIT PERIOD SHOULD NOT BE SHORTENED

Layoffs and Job Reductions nytimes.com

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

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

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Apple faces lawsuits after saying it slows down aging iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

DealBook: In a Year of Nonstop News, a Batch of Business Books Worth Reading

Our DealBook columnist picks his favorite business books to dive into as 2017 comes to a close.

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Explosion hits pipeline feeding Libya's Es Sider terminal

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan oil firm Waha Oil stopped pumping crude to the Es Sider terminal after a feeder pipeline was blown up on Tuesday, a Libyan oil source said.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media

Federal and state officials wield huge budgets for public advertising to dictate news coverage, routinely telling outlets what they should — and should not — report.

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Egypt to hike Cairo metro fares from next July: state newspaper

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will raise the price of tickets on Cairo's loss-making metro system from next July, tripling the present fare for many commuters, the state-owned newspaper al-Ahram said on Sunday.

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US ambassador's 'fake news' claim backfires

In an interview, US Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra denied a comment he made in 2015 about the "Islamic movement," calling it fake news. He later apologized on Twitter.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: In an Era of Online Outrage, Do Sensitivity Readers Result in Better Books, or Censorship?

A new class of editors is quietly reshaping children’s literature, vetting books for cultural and racial stereotypes before they reach readers.

Pirro, Jeanine nytimes.com

Jeanine Pirro of Fox News Helps an Old Friend: President Trump

After a White House visit, the Fox News host has called for the firing of Robert Mueller and said F.B.I. agents should be “taken out in cuffs.”

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Trump wanted to have a news conference but aides convinced him otherwise

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Newsbook: Holiday Fiction, Just in Time for Christmas

Whether you like thrillers or Y.A., here are three books to get you through the end of the year.

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Officials: Trump wanted news conference

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

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Fox News' chief DC correspondent is leaving

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How Fox fueled 'war on Christmas' news

For more than a decade, a Fox News holiday tradition has been extensive coverage of the "war on Christmas." CNN's Tom Kludt shows how the same elements that fueled Fox News' "war on Christmas" coverage can also be found in the 2016 Presidential campaign of the most powerful Fox News viewer in the world.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: Feeding Houstonians With a Feast From a Wedding Disrupted

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas, Danya Skolkin and Josh Tillis postponed their wedding. Then they served food ordered for guests to those in need.

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Chicago police say Facebook 'secret groups' traffic in guns and drugs

(Reuters) - Police in Chicago said on Thursday they have arrested 50 people suspected of using "secret groups" on Facebook to deal in guns and drugs, and have teamed up with the world's largest social media network to crack down on criminal trafficking online.

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UPDATE 2-Chicago police say Facebook 'secret groups' traffic in guns and drugs

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Police in Chicago said on Thursday they have arrested 50 people suspected of using "secret groups" on Facebook to deal in guns and drugs, and have teamed up with the world's largest social media network to crack down on criminal trafficking online.

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Don't miss these best news photos of the week

Take a look at 34 photos of the week from December 15 through December 21.

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Congress, Jerusalem, Facebook: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

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

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Ivanka Trump flubs tax bill pitch on Fox News

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Chicago police say Facebook 'secret groups' used to sell guns, drugs

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Chicago Police arrested 50 people for using "secret groups" on Facebook to sell guns and drugs, the police said on Thursday, and they criticized the world's biggest social media network as being unhelpful during the 10-month investigation.

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Online resources about kidney transplant too complex for most patients

(Reuters Health) - - Online health education materials about transplant options are far too complex for chronic kidney disease patients to make sense of, U.S. researchers say, and that may prevent this group from deciding on the best treatment.

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Facebook, Universal Music strike multi-year licensing deal

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Universal Music Group signed a global agreement that will give users access to Universal's music catalogs to be used in videos uploaded across the social media network as well as Instagram and Oculus.

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Facebook, Universal Music strike multi-year deal

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Universal Music Group signed a first of its kind agreement to license Universal Music's recorded music and to publish catalogues for videos across the social media network as well as Instagram and Oculus.

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Yes Me Can

So long, you! Who’s back? Me’s back!

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How Facebook teaches photos to talk

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BRIEF-TD Ameritrade Introduces Investing Content And Education On Skill For Amazon Echo Show

* TD AMERITRADE INTRODUCES INVESTING CONTENT AND EDUCATION ON SKILL FOR AMAZON ECHO SHOW Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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New York Today: New York Today: The Year in (Good) News

Thursday: A look back at some of the city’s happier moments, celebrating the winter solstice, and our readers share their best news of 2017.

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Melbourne, Facebook, Winter Solstice: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Facebook ads that let employers target younger workers focus of U.S. lawsuit

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Several U.S. employers engaged in age discrimination by placing recruitment ads on Facebook targeting younger workers, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by a communications industry labor union.

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BRIEF-Facebook Says it is Replacing Disputed Flags with Related Articles- Blog

* SAYS WILL NO LONGER USE DISPUTED FLAGS TO IDENTIFY FALSE NEWS‍​- BLOG

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CORRECTED-Apple wins big with U.S. tax bill but faces snag on foreign patents

Dec 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Republican tax overhaul passed by Congress this week will allow Apple Inc to bring back its $252.3 billion foreign cash pile without a major tax hit - a long-standing company goal.

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BRIEF-Twitter says It Is Increasing Transparency on Country Withheld Content- Blog

* TWITTER INC SAYS IT IS UPDATING ITS IN-PRODUCT MESSAGING WHEN IT WITHHOLDS CONTENT TO CLARIFY WHY CONTENT WAS WITHHELD AND WHERE‍​ - BLOG

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UPDATE 1-Twitter seeks business ad dollars with live news, CEO tweets

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is turning its spotlight onto a new demographic in its bid to lure more advertising dollars to its social media platform: deep-pocketed business users.

Online Advertising nytimes.com

Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination

The ability to aim a message at a particular audience has been a crucial marketing tool, but may be at odds with laws against bias in hiring.

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Apple wins big with U.S. tax bill but faces snag on foreign patents

(Reuters) - The U.S. Republican tax overhaul passed by Congress this week will allow Apple Inc to bring back its $252.3 billion foreign cash pile without a major tax hit - a long-standing company goal.

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Twitter seeks business ad dollars with live news, CEO tweets

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is turning its spotlight onto a new demographic in its bid to lure more advertising dollars to its social media platform: deep-pocketed business users.