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Killer of 'American Sniper' Kyle sentenced to life in prison

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Tuesday after a Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the former U.S. Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper." [Source]

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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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French police clash with prison guards in protest over jail conditions

PARIS (Reuters) - French riot police clashed on Friday with striking prison guards who accuse the government of doing little to counter spiraling violence and Islamist activism inside the country's overcrowded jails.

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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

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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.

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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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Texas executes 'Tourniquet Killer'

Texas on Thursday executed a man who admitted to killing three girls and a woman in the 1980s and 90s, the state's Department of Criminal Justice said.

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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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USA Gymnastics cuts ties with training center in Texas

USA Gymnastics will no longer hold the women's team's training camp at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas, the organization said, after several gymnasts said the location was the site of unchecked sexual abuse from former team doctor Larry Nassar.

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Empty prisons, grounded warplanes: U.S. budget dysfunction hits home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three hours west of Chicago, a federal prison stands ready to take in thousands of inmates and hire hundreds of guards, but its expansion is on hold, awaiting approval from a U.S. Congress that is again paralyzed by budget disputes.

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BRIEF-CWB Franchise Finance Partners With Lone Star Texas Grill On Development Line Facility

* CWB FRANCHISE FINANCE PARTNERS WITH LONE STAR TEXAS GRILL ON DEVELOPMENT LINE FACILITY

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Texas 'tourniquet killer' set to be first U.S. inmate executed in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas was set on Thursday to put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims.

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BRIEF-Avangrid Renewables Signs PPA With Nike For Portion Of New Texas Gulf Coast Wind Farm

* AVANGRID RENEWABLES SIGNS PPA WITH NIKE FOR PORTION OF NEW TEXAS GULF COAST WIND FARM

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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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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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Google's face match feature doesn't work in Illinois and Texas

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Florida man gets prison for trading on tip about Gilead deal

Jan 17 (Reuters) - A Florida man was sentenced on Wednesday to one year in prison for engaging in insider trading based on a tip he received from an ex-Morgan Stanley broker about Gilead Sciences Inc's planned $11.2 billion purchase of Pharmasset Inc in 2011, prosecutors said.

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Psychic paid $3.5 million for exorcisms gets prison for evading U.S. taxes

BOSTON (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic was sentenced on Wednesday to 26 months in prison after admitting that she tried to avoid paying taxes on over $3.5 million that she received from an elderly Massachusetts woman seeking to cleanse herself of demons.

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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.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings

Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover.

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Joshua Wong, Democracy Advocate, Is Sentenced in Hong Kong

Joshua Wong got three months in prison for his role in 2014 protests demanding freer elections for the leader of Hong Kong.

Detainees nytimes.com

Editorial: Donald Trump vs. Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners

A new legal challenge represents the sharpest test yet at the prison of America’s commitment to fundamental principles of due process.

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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BRIEF-Praxair Expands Hydrogen Supply To Motiva Port Arthur, Texas Refinery

* PRAXAIR EXPANDS HYDROGEN SUPPLY TO MOTIVA PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS REFINERY

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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.

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.

Saudi Arabia nytimes.com

Riyadh Ritz, Converted to Posh Prison by Saudis, Is Reopening to Guests

The Ritz-Carlton website showed it was accepting reservations as of Feb. 14, starting at $650 a night.

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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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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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Saudi hotel to reopen after being used as prison in corruption purge

RIYADH (Reuters) - The luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, according to a company employee and its website, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects.

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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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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.

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Big City: Selling Prisoners Cheetos, Not Chomsky

The governor canceled a program that would have limited the books inmates could receive, but the larger problems with marketing to prisoners persist.

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Obama on his post-White House life

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

Censorship nytimes.com

Opinion: To Make Prisons ‘Safer,’ Some Are Banning . . . Books

Denying people the right to read, especially books that reflect their own lives, has a sordid history.

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Supreme Court takes up fight over Texas electoral districts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid by Texas to revive Republican-drawn electoral districts for state legislative and U.S. congressional seats that were thrown out by a lower court for diminishing black and Hispanic voters' clout.

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Klansman convicted in 'Mississippi Burning' case dies in prison

A Klansman found guilty for his role in the 1964 Freedom Summer killings of three civil rights workers has died in prison, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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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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.

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Wilder sentenced to community service for marijuana possession

(Reuters) - Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder was ordered to perform 60 hours of community service on Thursday after being found guilty of misdemeanor marijuana possession.

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Kushner's effort to sway Trump on prison reform is smart

Conventional wisdom told us that we should have lost all hope for any federal criminal justice reform after President Donald Trump was elected. His law and order rhetoric as a candidate and his nomination, as President, of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General were alarming.

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Ingredients for life found in meteorites

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Texas failed to educate, monitor disabled students: federal report

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas violated federal law by failing to identify and educate students with disabilities and deliberately working to decrease the number of students enrolled in special education programs, the U.S. Department of Education said in a report on Thursday.

Special Education nytimes.com

Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

A state “target” meant to limit the number of students receiving special education services violated federal law, regulators said in a letter ordering the state to make amends.

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Facing U.S. extradition, bin Laden associate attacks French prison guards

PARIS (Reuters) - A German believed to have been an associate of Osama bin Laden and convicted for his part in an attack on a synagogue in Tunisia in 2002 attacked four prison guards on Thursday weeks before being eligible for extradition to the United States.

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Sky-rise living: Palace or prison?

If you see a drawing of pre-Great Fire London, you see a jumbled low-rise city. An urban miasma of homes and inns punctured by an incredible amount of spires that point toward the sky.

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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...

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Investor Rich Hall leaves Harvard to return to University of Texas

BOSTON (Reuters) - Richard Hall, who oversaw private equity investing at Harvard University's $37 billion endowment, is leaving the Ivy League school to become the deputy chief investment officer at the University of Texas' endowment.

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'Sell Drugsz' rapper sentenced for narcotics trafficking in Rhode Island

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" and "Feds Watching" has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trafficking heroin and fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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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.

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.

Illegal Immigration nytimes.com

Archidona Journal: Short on Space for Migrants, Spain Sent Them to a Town’s New Prison

Their arrival has provoked mixed feelings in the town, with some protesting their treatment and some concerned about possible damaged to the prison before its opening.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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Four sentenced to prison, college fraternity banned for hazing death

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania court on Monday sentenced four members of a national college fraternity to a maximum of two years in prison and banned the group from operating in the state for 10 years because of the 2013 death of a student during hazing incident.

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Cliven Bundy released from prison

Rancher Cliven Bundy, was released from custody Monday, according to his attorney, Bret Whipple.

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Four face prison time in fraternity hazing death in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa (Reuters) - Four former members of a New York college fraternity chapter face prison time when they are sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to the most serious charges in a freshman's 2013 hazing death in Pennsylvania.

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

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Texas Rex stands his ground in the face of chaos

If President Donald Trump really wants Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to leave, he'll have to tell him to go.

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Outside Iran’s Most Notorious Prison, Calls for Loved Ones to Be Freed

More than 500 people have been arrested in Tehran during the recent protests, and the families and friends of prisoners have gathered outside Evin Prison to call for their release.

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Illegal immigrant acquitted in California death gets prison 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.

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Ex-lawmaker runs for seat after prison

Former congressman Michael Grimm talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about his felony conviction and decision to get back into politics after serving time in prison.

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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.

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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.

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Georgian ex-president sentenced in absentia for abuse of power

TBILISI (Reuters) - A Georgian court sentenced former leader Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to three years in prison on Friday for seeking to cover up evidence about the murder of a Georgian banker when he was president - a verdict which he denounced as illegal.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

Cuba nytimes.com

A Cuban Island That Has Played Both Paradise and Prison

The Isle of Youth — which has been both a Communist Utopian getaway and home to a brutal prison that housed Castro for a time — is a world apart, even by Cuban standards.

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Nine dead in latest outbreak of Brazilian prison violence

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nine inmates were killed, 14 were injured, and dozens escaped in a prison riot on Monday, national news media reported, in the latest example of Brazil's continuing difficulties maintaining control over its notoriously violent penal system.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Prison Escapes nytimes.com

Why an Upstate Prisoner With a History of Escape Foiled His Latest

He cooked up an ingenious scheme to break out of prison. So he tried to make a deal. But it wasn’t just any plan. And he wasn’t just any inmate.

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Ten prisoners in eastern Turkey on hunger strike, health worsening: lawyers

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The health of 10 women prisoners in Turkey has deteriorated since they went on hunger strike to protest against a new security measure, a lawyers' association in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir said on Saturday.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.”

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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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Russia sentences fund head Browder to prison in absentia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday sentenced British investment fund head William Browder to nine years in prison in absentia after finding him guilty of deliberate bankruptcy and tax evasion, the country's general prosecutor said.

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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.

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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.

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Ukraine Fighting Pauses, Briefly, for Big Prisoner Exchange

The Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists swapped captives from a conflict in eastern Ukraine that has been going on since 2014.

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.

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Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners before New Year

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine and pro-Russian separatist rebels conducted the largest exchange of prisoners since conflict broke out in 2014, sending hundreds of captives home to their families on Wednesday ahead of New Year and Orthodox Christmas.

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No Trump windfall for private prisons yet, but some bet on gains

(Reuters) - Investors who bet on private prison operators as big winners from Donald Trump's tough line on crime and illegal immigration are looking back at a bruising year of high hopes and disappointment. Some, however, say the stocks still offer good value even though an anticipated windfall under the Trump administration so far has failed to materialize.

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Tourist carrying husband's painkillers sentenced to 3 years in Egyptian prison

A British woman who says she was carrying painkillers for her ailing partner was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and fined the equivalent of $5,611 by an Egyptian court.

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India angered by Pakistan's treatment of death row prisoner's wife, mother

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India denounced Pakistan on Tuesday for its handling of the visit of the wife and mother of an Indian man on death row, saying they were harassed and prevented from talking to the prisoner freely.

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How an overweight shelter dog saved a man's life

Life as a 340-pound man had become unmanageable for Eric O'Grey.

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India angered by Pakistan's treatment of death row prisoner's wife and mother

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India denounced Pakistan on Tuesday for its handling of the visit of the wife and mother of an Indian man on death row, saying they were harassed and prevented from talking to the prisoner freely.

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Henry Cisneros gives life lessons on building dreams

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Henry Cisneros has spent his life working to improve U.S. cities, first as San Antonio’s City Councilor in the 1970’s, then as the city’s mayor for eight years and then as the...

Wu Gan (Activist) nytimes.com

Chinese Activist Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Shaming Officials

Under President Xi Jinping, determined activists like Wu Gan, who once survived at the edges of official tolerance, have come under concerted attack.

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Red Cross rebukes Israel after lawmaker confronts prisoners' families on bus

GAZA (Reuters) - The Red Cross said on Monday Israel has a duty to guarantee the safety and dignity of Palestinian families visiting prisoners, after a right-wing lawmaker was filmed shouting abuse aboard a bus taking relatives to a family visit in an Israeli jail.

Border Barriers nytimes.com

Mystery in West Texas: How Did a Border Patrol Agent Die?

A month after one border agent was killed and another seriously injured, investigators still do not know if they were attacked or hurt in an accident.

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Pakistan allows wife, mother to visit Indian man sentenced to death

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan allowed the wife and mother of an Indian man convicted of spying to visit him on Monday in Islamabad, eight months after he was sentenced to death by a military court.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Christians Need a New Right-to-Life Movement

I hope for the day when feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and welcoming refugees aren’t political issues at all.

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Peru's Fujimori taken to hospital from prison, life at risk: doctor

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori was rushed from prison to a local hospital by ambulance late on Saturday after suffering a severe drop in blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm that put him at risk of dying, Fujimori's doctor said.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Boy, 6, Killed in Deputy Shooting in Texas Days Before Christmas

When sheriff’s deputies shot at a suspect on Thursday, a bullet made its way into a mobile home and killed Kameron Prescott, a first-grader.

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Peru's Fujimori taken to hospital from prison in ambulance: local TV

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori has been taken from prison to a local hospital by ambulance to undergo treatment for abnormally low blood pressure, Fujimori's doctor Alejandro Aguinaga told local broadcaster RPP on Saturday.

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IOC bans 11 Russian winter athletes for life for Sochi 2014 doping

ZURICH (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had banned 11 Russian athletes for life after they committed doping offences at the 2014 Sochi winter games.

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Cop donates kidney to save stranger's life

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'Slenderman' stabbing teen sentenced

Anissa Weier, one of two Wisconsin teens charged in the 2014 "Slenderman" stabbing of a classmate, will be committed to a state mental care facility for 25 years, a judge ordered.

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Lotte chief gets suspended prison sentence; free to run firm

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Friday found Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin guilty of breach of trust and embezzlement and sentenced him to 20 months in prison, suspended for two years, leaving him free to try and revive the conglomerate after steep losses in China.

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Lotte chief gets suspended prison sentence leaving him free to run firm

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Friday found Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin guilty of breach of trust and sentenced him to 20 months in prison, suspended for two years, leaving him free to try and revive the conglomerate after steep losses in China.

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Mexico prison population drops as police, prosecutors bungle cases

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's prison population has fallen by a fifth from the peak in 2014 as fewer people are locked up under a new criminal justice system, with experts saying that cases are falling apart under a higher bar for police conduct and standards of evidence.

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Opioid crisis trims U.S. life expectancy, boosts hepatitis C: CDC

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The opioid crisis is rippling through the U.S. healthcare system, causing a spike in rates of hepatitis C related to increased opioid injections and reducing overall life expectancy among Americans, which has fallen for the second year in a row, U.S. health officials said on Thursday.

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Wisconsin girl in 'Slenderman' stabbing sentenced to 25 years in psychiatric care

(Reuters) - A Wisconsin girl who along with a friend stabbed a classmate 19 times to placate the fictitious bogeyman "Slenderman" was committed on Thursday to state psychiatric care for 25 years.

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U.S. life expectancy fell in 2016 as opioid overdoses surged: CDC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Life expectancy in the United States dipped in 2016 as the number of deaths due to opioid drug overdoses surged and total drug overdose deaths rose 21 percent to 63,600, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

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A hard knock life for London's rough sleepers

LONDON (Reuters) - Outside London's Piccadilly theater where tickets cost up to 110 pounds and a banner advertising the musical "Annie" reads "It's a hard knock life", Bryan and Kevin sleep in small tents on the street.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Column: With U.S. life expectancy gains down, tax bill will make things worse

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Republican tax bill approved by Congress this week will create financial headaches for millions of taxpayers trying to navigate all the new rates and rules.

Documentary Films and Programs nytimes.com

Review: In ‘A German Life,’ Goebbels’s Secretary Explains Her Actions

Did Goebbels’s secretary do anything more than type? This documentary lets viewers judge.

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Turkey seeks life sentences for 60 ex-military over 1997 'post-modern coup'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Sixty people including a former military chief faced demands for life jail terms over a 1997 campaign of army pressure, known in Turkey as the "post-modern" coup, that toppled the country's first Islamist-led government, state media said on Thursday.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

A Model Life: How Petra Nemcova transformed tragedy into joy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Petra Nemcova's life were a movie plot, nobody would believe it.

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US life expectancy drops for second year

Life expectancy in the United States has dropped again following last year's decline, which marked the first downturn in more than two decades.

Amtrak nytimes.com

Why There Are Still Trains in America Without Life-Saving Technology

Congress mandated in 2008 that all passenger rails have automatic-breaking systems. And yet preventable, deadly accidents keep occurring.

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New York man sentenced to 15 years for plotting to help Islamic State

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City resident who pleaded guilty to conspiring to support Islamic State was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, U.S. prosecutors said.

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Watchdog says Bureau of Prisons is failing to detect healthcare fraud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. prison system is using outdated procedures that fail to detect and prevent fraud by doctors and other healthcare providers who may be overbilling the government for services, according to a Department of Justice report released on Wednesday.

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Man sentenced to five years for threats to U.S. Jewish groups, stalking

(Reuters) - A former journalist who admitted to calling in bomb threats to U.S. Jewish centers as part of an extensive campaign of cyber stalking his ex-girlfriend was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday.

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For better quality of life, older cancer patients need more than just medicine

(Reuters Health) - For elderly patients with cancer - who often focus on making the most of the time they have left - financial stability, leisure pursuits and physical activity may have large influences on quality of life, a U.S. study suggests.

cnn.com

2010: How Haitian family's life changed in US

Dady Jean's daughter came to America for treatment for a quake-related injury. They don't know how long they can stay.

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Opinion: Is 'It's a Wonderful Life' sexist?

It seems like America's every cultural moment is under review thanks to Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore and the rest of the men accused of sexual misconduct this year. I can't even watch a Christmas movie like "It's a Wonderful Life" without wondering if it is inherently sexist. And I love that movie.

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Sex abuse survivors group urges against celebrating Cardinal's life

Cardinal Bernard Law, who has died 15 years after he resigned as Boston's archbishop amid allegations that he covered up for pedophile priests, will receive a full cardinal's funeral Thursday at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Argentina nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: I Am a Political Prisoner in Argentina

A Kafkaesque process aggravates my cancer and robs me of the time I have left.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: In ‘The Greatest Showman,’ a P.T. Barnum Smaller Than Life

The film has the ingredients of a splashy good time — the charismatic Hugh Jackman, for one — but it fast becomes a standard-issue holiday biopic.

cnn.com

Disney World show adds life-size Trump

The Hall of Presidents, one of Walt Disney World's popular attractions, reopened after adding a life-size animatronic President Trump.

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U.S. seeks life sentence for man in Islamic State beheading plot

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors were due on Tuesday to ask a judge to impose a life sentence on a Massachusetts man found guilty of conspiring to support Islamic State militants in a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Work hard, play hard: Life lessons from Sammy Hagar

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Massachusetts and NY probing MetLife over unpaid pensions

(Reuters) - Regulators in Massachusetts and New York State said on Monday they are probing MetLife Inc after the insurer revealed last week it had failed to pay pensions to potentially thousands of...

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UPDATE 2-Massachusetts and NY probing MetLife over unpaid pensions

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Regulators in Massachusetts and New York State said on Monday they are probing MetLife Inc after the insurer revealed last week it had failed to pay pensions to potentially thousands of people.

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NY regulator probing unpaid pensions by MetLife

(Reuters) - New York state's financial regulator is reviewing MetLife Inc's failure to pay some workers' pensions, the regulator said on Monday.

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Russian bobsledder Voevoda banned for life from Olympics

ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian bobsledder Alexey Voevoda has been given a life ban from the Olympics for anti-doping violations at the Sochi Games where he won two gold medals, the International Olympic Committee IOC) said on Monday.

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Massachusetts regulator opens pension probe against MetLife

BOSTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The top securities regulator in Massachusetts on Monday said he has opened an investigation of MetLife Inc after the insurer revealed last week it had failed to pay pensions to potentially thousands of people.

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Animals strike a pose in wildlife photo competition

Photogenic animals were celebrated in a global competition that features the mischievous lives of animals.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Blade running Thai dog gets new lease of life

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai dog which had its legs hacked off for chewing a pair of shoes is running free again after being fitted with the type of blades used by paralympic runners.

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Metlife says it failed to pay some pensions, flags hit to reserves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Metlife Inc failed to pay pensions to potentially tens of thousands of people and will have to strengthen its reserves because of the costs of finding and repaying them, the New York insurer said. Metlife said in a filing on Friday that it believed the group missing out on the payments represented less than 5 percent of about 600,000 people who receive benefits from the company via its retirement business. Those affected generally have average benefits of le

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Family sues retailer for sale of gun used in Texas church massacre

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store that sold the assault rifle used in the deadliest mass murder in the state's history, lawyers said on Friday.

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Honduran politician sentenced to three years in U.S. for money laundering

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A member of a prominent Honduran family who once served in the nation’s cabinet was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty to a U.S. money laundering charge.

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BRIEF-Metlife Says In 2018 Baseline Capital Management Plan Would See Return Close To $5 Bln To Common Shareholders

* METLIFE INC - EXPECT TO HAVE CASH COMMITMENTS OF BETWEEN $2.0 BILLION & $3.0 BILLION OVER 2017 AND 2018 RELATING TO LIABILITY MANAGEMENT TRANSACTIONS

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Peru president fights for political life as impeachment looms

LIMA (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Peru's opposition-ruled Congress filed a motion on Friday to impeach center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on grounds he was morally unfit to lead after he resisted calls to resign over alleged corruption.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-METLIFE EXPECTS CORPORATE, OTHER OPERATING LOSS OF $450-650 MLN AFTER-TAX IN 2018

* EXPECTS GROUP BENEFIT UNIT PREMIUMS, FEES, OTHER REVENUE TO GROW 3 TO 5 PERCENT - OUTLOOK CALL

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From life as thugs to baking, El Salvador's ex-gang members seek peace

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Gang life in the poor Central American country of El Salvador is hard, but for a dozen former members of the feared 18th Street Gang, building a new life outside is no less difficult.

Disabilities nytimes.com

Disability: My Supercharged, Tricked Out, Bluetooth Wheelchair Life Force

The bond I have with my fellow bus commuter isn’t just tolerant. It’s fully embracing of me.

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Man with ALS to senator: You can save my life

Ady Barkan, a man with ALS, confronted Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) about Barkan's need for medicare disability benefits ahead of the upcoming vote on the latest version of the GOP tax bill.

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BRIEF-Oncor And Sempra Energy Reach Settlement Agreement With Several Key Texas Stakeholders

* ONCOR AND SEMPRA ENERGY REACH SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH SEVERAL KEY TEXAS STAKEHOLDERS

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Nephews of Venezuela's first lady sentenced to 18 years in U.S. drug case

(Reuters) - Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday following their convictions in New York on drug trafficking charges.

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BRIEF-El Paso Electric Says Commission of Texas Approves Final Order in Rate Case

* EL PASO ELECTRIC - PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS APPROVED A FINAL ORDER APPROVING UNCONTESTED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FILED WITH COMMISSION ON NOV 2

Farenthold, R Blake nytimes.com

Blake Farenthold, Texas Congressman Accused of Sexual Harassment, Will Not Run Again

Representative Blake Farenthold, who settled a sexual harassment claim for $84,000, is the subject of an Ethics Committee investigation and will not run again.

cnn.com

Donald Trump won 81% of the vote in this small town. Life has changed little, but people remain in his corner

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Egyptian singer sentenced to prison for video 'inciting debauchery'

A court in Egypt has sentenced a female pop singer to two years in prison for "inciting debauchery and immortality" in an online music video, according to reports by Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram online.

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Ex-New York town official sentenced to two-and-half years for bond fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former elected official of a New York City suburb was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on Wednesday following his conviction in what U.S. prosecutors have called the first criminal securities fraud case brought over municipal bonds.

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BRIEF-Mercedes-Benz Financial ‍Completes Negotiations To Lease Facility At Alliancetexas In Fort Worth

* MERCEDES-BENZ FINANCIAL SERVICES USA - ‍COMPLETED NEGOTIATIONS TO LEASE NEW, BUILD-TO-SUIT, 200,000 SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY AT ALLIANCETEXAS IN FORT WORTH Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Trakopolis IOT Enters Into Agreement With Texas-Based Oilfield Services Company

* TRAKOPOLIS IOT CORP SAYS HAS ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A TEXAS-BASED OILFIELD SERVICES COMPANY

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BRIEF-Heartland Financial USA Announces Plan To Acquire First Bank Lubbock Bancshares In Texas

* HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA, INC. ANNOUNCES PLAN TO ACQUIRE FIRST BANK LUBBOCK BANCSHARES, INC. IN TEXAS

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IOC bans six Russian female ice hockey players for life over doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned six Russian female ice hockey players from the Olympics for life over doping allegations linked to the 2014 Sochi Games, the ruling body said on Tuesday.

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Oscar Pistorius Is Bruised in Prison Brawl

The South African prisons authorities said the altercation at Atteridgeville Correctional Center would be investigated and that “appropriate action” would be taken.

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Oscar Pistorius suffers bruise in prison fight

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jailed South African track star Oscar Pistorius suffered a bruise in a fight with another inmate over the use of a phone in prison where he is serving a sentence for murdering his girlfriend, a prison spokesman said on Tuesday.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

The write stuff: Life lessons from author James Patterson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Texas Congressman Runs What Aides Call a Hostile Workplace

Representative Blake Farenthold, the subject of an ethics investigation, set the tone for off-color jokes and inappropriate banter, legal documents and interviews with former aides suggest.

cnn.com

The real-life buildings that inspired Star Wars

In January 1973, George Lucas wrote his first treatment for "Star Wars." Words did not come easily to the director, who always considered himself more a filmmaker than a screenwriter, but the universe in his mind was already bulging at the seams.

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British banker to appeal against life sentence for Hong Kong double murder

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A British banker, jailed for life in Hong Kong last year for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped in his luxury apartment, is due to launch an appeal on Tuesday.

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Finding new life after limb loss

On a spring day in 1990, Mona Patel was walking to class at Cal Poly University when a drunken driver slammed into her. She was 17.

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Zurich Insurance to buy ANZ's life insurance businesses for $2.14 billion

ZURICH (Reuters) - Zurich Insurance has agreed to buy ANZ's OnePath Life insurance businesses for 2.85 billion Australian dollars ($2.14 billion), the latest and largest foray by the Swiss company into the Australian market.

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BRIEF-Phillips 66, Enbridge Announce Open Season For West Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System

* PHILLIPS 66 AND ENBRIDGE ANNOUNCE OPEN SEASON FOR WEST TEXAS CRUDE OIL PIPELINE SYSTEM

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BRIEF-Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp ‍Reaffirms 2017 Financial Guidance As Provided On Oct 26, 2017​

* - ‍REAFFIRMING 2017 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE AS PROVIDED ON OCTOBER 26, 2017​

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U.S. citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police are hunting for a U.S. citizen who escaped on Monday from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year.

Max Clifford nytimes.com

Max Clifford, Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapse in Prison

Mr. Clifford, once Britain’s highest-profile publicity agent, was serving an eight-year sentence for assaulting woman and girls as young as 15.

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Former British celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies in prison

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's best-known publicist, Max Clifford, died on Sunday after collapsing in prison, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for indecently assaulting teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Daily Life in Jerusalem? ‘Difficult’ and ‘Intense’ for Arab and Jew

For residents of Jerusalem, over which the world has been battling for thousands of years, everyday frictions can be draining on both sides of the Green Line.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Snow in Texas Is ‘Pretty Cool’ for Children Seeing It for the First Time

Corpus Christi, Tex., got snow for the first time since 2004. It was part of a storm that affected several Southern states and was headed up the East Coast.

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Priest gets life sentence in cold-case murder of Texas beauty queen

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A retired Catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in south Texas on Friday, local media reported, ending a cold case that has troubled the community for nearly 60 years.

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BRIEF-Capital Research Global Investors Reports 11.1 Pct Passive Stake In Integra Lifesciences As Of Nov 30

* CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS REPORTS 11.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORP AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jb88l1) Further company coverage:

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Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's son sentenced for child sex crimes

(Reuters) - The adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, was sentenced on Friday to serve up to seven years in prison for child sex crimes, a court official said.

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BRIEF-Manulife Financial Corp Files For Mixed Shelf Of Up To $5 Billion

* MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $5 BILLION– SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2BhcmyL) Further company coverage:

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Fugitive, convicted of $100 million Ponzi scheme, escapes from prison

(Reuters) - U.S. authorities are searching for a fugitive who escaped a federal minimum-security work camp in California, where he was being held for duping investors out of more than $100 million, local media reported.

cnn.com

It's snowing in south Texas

Big and fluffy snowflakes fell across parts of south Texas on Thursday, including San Antonio and Austin.

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Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the "Star Wars" franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened.

Suicides and Suicide Attempts nytimes.com

Sifting Through a Life After Suicide

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

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Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor sentenced

Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor who admitted to sexually abusing underage girls, has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges, a court official said Thursday.

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U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years for child pornography

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation.

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Ex-South Carolina cop gets 20 years in prison for black motorist's death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The white former policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison, with a federal judge ruling that the killing amounted to murder.

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Ex-South Carolina cop sentenced to 20 years in prison for black motorist's death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday in a federal civil rights case connected to the 2015 killing.