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UN chief nuke inspector: Iran complying with nuclear deal

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 20:58
The head of the U.N. agency monitoring Iran’s nuclear deal with the U.S. and five other nations says Tehran is living up to its end of the agreement — comments that indirectly oppose President Donald Trump’s view.
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At UEFA, Mounting Concern About A.C. Milan’s Murky Finances

US Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 20:56
UEFA will decide early next month whether A.C. Milan, a seven-time European champion, has the financial resources to re-enter its continental championships should it play its way back in.
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The Yam That Deserves To Win The Internet

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 20:00

It's one of many varieties in Madagascar that are being studied as part of a project to bring better nutrition to people. And no, it's not the same as a sweet potato.

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Female Safari Guide: 'I Am A Lady But I Am Telling You, I Am Capable'

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 20:00

If Lucy Nabiki Takona passes the silver guiding exam this month, she will be only the second Maasai woman to reach this level.

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How The U.S. Defines Race And Ethnicity May Change Under Trump

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:44

The Trump administration is considering asking about race and ethnicity in a radical new way on the 2020 Census. It could have far-reaching implications for redistricting and anti-discrimination laws.

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For Many Native Americans, Fall Is The Least Wonderful Time Of The Year

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:23

"Fall is the annual middle finger this country gives Native Americans," says one member of the Oglala Lakota nation.

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Taking time to be thankful for all the strangers who make our lives better

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:10

I was committing what I’m certain should be a ticketed traffic offense. I was driving while dreaming.

On a sunny August afternoon on Coldwater Canyon Drive, my head was in the clouds, my eyes were all over the map, I was flying down a hill, and I did not immediately pick up the car that had suddenly...

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Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:01

A poll found that 38 economists agree the GOP tax plan will not pay for itself through growth. In fact, they're doubtful that growth will happen anyway.

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This Thanksgiving A Majority Would Prefer To Hold The Side Of Political Talk

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:00

In the latest NPR Politics Podcast, we explain why Democrats and Republicans are feeling so differently about the inevitable talk of politics during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Adult Siblings Can Make Our Lives Healthier And Happier

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 19:00

Our sibling relationships are the longest-lasting family ties we have, and can help us weather the pains and challenges of adulthood, including illness and the death of parents.

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Matahari on Course to Open 8 New Stores in 2017, Closing 4

Jakarta Globe Business - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:48
Jakarta. Matahari Department Store, Indonesia's largest retailer of apparel, beauty and home products, opened a new store at Citimall Baturaja in Ogan Komering Ulu district, South Sumatra, on Wednesday (23/11). It is Matahari's sixth new store this year and it underlines the company's strategy of expanding to medium-sized cities across the archipelago, while closing those in the Jakarta area that are unprofitable. So far this year, Matahari has opened stores at Pacific Mall in Tegal (Central Java), Suncity Mall in Madiun (East Java), Lippo Plaza Jember (East Java), Manhattan Times Square in Medan (North Sumatra) and Grage City in Cirebon (West Java). The retailer will open a new department store in Lahat, South Sumatra on Nov. 30 and a specialty store for its in-house fashion brand Nevada, at Pakuwon Mall in Surabaya next month. The company closed its stores at Pasaraya Manggarai and Pasaraya Blok M in South Jakarta in September. It will also close its store at Mall Taman Anggrek in West Jakarta by Dec. 3 and another at Lombok City Center in West Nusa Tenggara by the end of next month. Matahari said earlier that it will have 155 department stores by the end of this year, up from 151 stores last year. The new 5,800-square-meter store is Matahari's first in Baturaja and its sixth in South Sumatra. Aimed at the city's middle class, the store boasts local and foreign fashion brands and a large selection of beauty and home products. "Matahari sees opportunity in Baturaja amid increasing standards of living. We also saw that residents previously had to travel long distances to reach the nearest Matahari store," Miranti Hadisusilo, corporate secretary and legal director at Matahari Department Store, said in a statement. The store features a more spacious layout and it is equipped with an eco-friendly LED lighting system. It also offers high-quality brands. Matahari further seeks to bring greater benefit to the area by employing nearly 200 local residents. "The presence of the Matahari store in Citimall Baturaja can be a benchmark for economic growth in Baturaja," said Teges Prita Soraya, associate director and marketing and communication head at Nirvana Wastu Pratama, the company that manages Citimall Baturaja. The Jakarta Globe and Matahari Department Store are both affiliated with the Lippo Group.
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Global stocks slightly lower after Fed minutes release

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
Global stock markets were generally slightly lower Thursday after Fed minutes indicated it is likely to raise interest rates next month. Chinese stocks finished sharply lower.
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Lebanese PM Hariri assures bankers stability comes first

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has told a regional banking conference that the country’s stability is his primary concern.
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Pressure grows on German Social Democrats in gov’t impasse

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
Pressure is growing within Germany’s Social Democratic Party to at least discuss the possibility of forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives.
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Uganda’s foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
Uganda’s foreign minister faced growing calls for his resignation Thursday following allegations in the United States that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as president of the U.N. General Assembly.
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Israeli leader rebukes deputy over her comment about US Jews

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
Israel’s prime minister has condemned a deputy for what he deemed to be “offensive remarks” about American Jews.
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Ships, aircraft search for 3 US sailors missing in crash

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.
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Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:29
The U.S. commander in South Korea says the North violated the 1953 armistice agreement.
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'Just Time Together': For Some Workers, A Thanksgiving Off Is A Rare Treat

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 18:05

For millions of Americans working in retail, Thanksgiving is the start to the most intense stretch of the year. One woman shares the story of her first Thanksgiving without a work shift in 23 years.

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Experts Say Indonesia Is Not Yet Ready to Embrace 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'

Jakarta Globe Business - Thu, 2017-11-23 17:49
Jakarta. Indonesia has a long way to go before the country can fully embrace the so-called "Fourth Industrial Revolution," panel members at the 2017 Indonesia Economic Forum said in Jakarta on Wednesday (22/11). The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the phenomenon in which digital technology is becoming embedded and transforming society, must be prepared for by developing human skills to compete in the digital age, Shweta Khurana, head of corporate affairs at Intel Indonesia, said. Artificially intelligent machines, robotics and other cloud-based technologies will not surpass human achievement, Shweta added. "The highest paid job today is that of a mathematician, not a technologist," Shweta said. "So, computers won't beat us." "Artificial intelligence is not new, it has been around for a while and it must not be feared. Instead, it does help our life," added Charles Ho, founder of Singapore-based startup consultancy Ace Round. While digital startups are becoming more prolific across the world, Indonesia still lacks an entrepreneurial workforce that can truly take advantage of new technologies and ways of doing business, panelists said. "We should start at school. We have to prepare our children with relevant entrepreneurial skills such as thinking critically, out of the box and risk taking ability," Shweta said. "In Indonesia, those skills are still evolving and are rarely seen at schools. "In Sweden, where the average age of entrepreneurs is 19, access to affordable computers and high-speed internet is provided for to support youth conducting business. This sort of infrastructure is actually very important to the Fourth Industrial Revolution," she said.
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