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With Obesity on Rise, Paris Reflects on Mirrored ‘Fatphobia’

PARIS — France gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, yet it has often been a place where being overweight was seen as almost sinful.

US Envoy Urges North Korea to Accept ‘Unconditional Talks’

BANGKOK — The U.S. special envoy for North Korea on Friday expressed hope that Pyongyang would accept Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's diplomatic offer of unconditional talks, although the overture has already been contradicted by the White House.

9 Films Now Vying for Foreign Language Oscar Nomination

LOS ANGELES — Nine films are now vying for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category.

California Issues 1st Licenses for Its Legal Pot Market

LOS ANGELES — California on Thursday issued its first batch of business licenses for the state's upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for sales to begin in January.

What Stays, What Goes: Disney and Murdoch After the Sale

NEW YORK — Disney is buying a large part of Fox, but Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the Murdoch family.

At Least 6,700 Rohingya Killed in Myanmar: Aid Group

BANGKOK — International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar’s security forces.

As ‘Net Neutrality’ Vote Nears, Some Brace For a Long Fight

NEW YORK — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.

Reuters Demands Myanmar Release Its 2 Journalists

BANGKOK — Reuters news agency called on Myanmar to immediately release its two journalists who were arrested for possessing "important secret papers" obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 625,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.

‘The Goonies,’ ‘Titanic’ Added to National Film Registry

NEW YORK — A band of misfits known as the Goonies, a sinking ship, some baseball ghosts and the unrelenting New York cop are being added to the prestigious National Film Registry.

Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin, Lauer Top Google in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."

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