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Motor racing: Red Bull keep Verstappen under contract to 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Dutch driver Max Verstappen has signed a contract extension keeping him at Red Bull through the 2020 season, the Formula One team said on Friday.

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Saudi Aramco seeks local, foreign investors for construction arm

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Oct 20 (Reuters) - National oil firm Saudi Aramco plans to set up a construction company with local and international partners to build non-oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, industry sources familiar with the plan said.

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'Unacceptably high' number of Afghans flee military training in U.S.: report

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go "absent without leave" at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperilling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog said on Friday.

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Jamaica or bust: Merkel starts crunch coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pronounced herself optimistic as she opened the first full round of talks on piecing together the three-way "Jamaica" coalition she needs if she is to avoid an abrupt end to her 12 years in power.

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FDA teams with medical companies in Puerto Rico to tackle shortages

(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the agency was working with several pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Puerto Rico to prevent shortages of medical products in the United States as it joins a massive effort to help rebuild the island that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

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Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', U.S.-backed militia says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Raqqa will be part of a decentralized federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its political future to Kurdish-led autonomy plans for northern Syria.

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Exclusive: PDVSA blocked from using NuStar terminal over unpaid bills

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's state-run petroleum firm PDVSA has been barred from using a NuStar Energy oil storage terminal in the Caribbean over $26 million in unpaid bills, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, halting delivery of a cargo to an oil trader.

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BRIEF-First Financial declares special dividend of $1.50/share

* First Financial - co's ‍directors declared special dividend of $1.50/share payable on Dec 1 to shareholders of record at close of business Nov 17, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tencent-backed Sea Ltd jumps in debut, but soon reverses course

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Sea Ltd, a Singapore-based online gaming and e-commerce company backed by Tencent, rose 13 percent their debut on Friday, giving the company a market valuation of $5.39 billion.

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U.S. regulator to monitor winter natgas supply in California, New England

Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators will pay attention to natural gas supply issues in Southern California and New England this winter, but overall they do not see major factors that would lead to significant market disruptions.

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UPDATE 4-GE vows $20 bln asset sales, 'sweeping change' as profit falls

NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Calling its results "horrible" and "unacceptable," General Electric Co's new chief executive vowed on Friday to shed more than $20 billion worth of assets and hold executives accountable for failing to deliver profits.

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UPDATE 1-Airbus expects to sell 'thousands' of CSeries jets -CEO

MONTREAL, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders said on Friday he believed Bombardier Inc's CSeries planes would capture half the market for smaller single-aisle aircraft with the sale of "thousands" of the 110-to-130 seat jets.

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Wells Fargo scrutinized by regulator for auto insurance program: NYT

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co engaged in deceptive auto insurance practices, failed to properly manage risks and hasn't set aside enough funds to pay back affected customers, the New York Times reported, citing a confidential report by federal regulators.

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Wells Fargo scrutinized by regulator for auto insurance program - NYT

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co engaged in deceptive auto insurance practices, failed to properly manage risks and hasn't set aside enough funds to pay back affected customers, the New York Times reported, citing a confidential report by federal regulators.

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Attack on mosque in Kabul leaves 5 dead

At least five people died in an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul, police and hospital sources said Friday.

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix season opener short program

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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UPDATE 3-Kansas City Southern overcomes hurricane to beat on revenue

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Regional U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern posted a better-than expected quarterly profit on Friday despite disruptions from Hurricane Harvey but may be impacted by the NAFTA negotiations as more than a quarter of its revenue comes from shipments between Mexico and the United States.

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RPT-Bookrunner announces revised price for BAWAG shares in float‍​

ZURICH, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A revised price range of 48 euros ($56.65) to 49 euros ($57.83) per share has been announced for the float of BAWAG, the Austrian bank majority owned by U.S. private equity group Cerberus Capital Management , one of the bookrunners said on Friday.

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Residents of shrinking U.S. island reject 'climate victim' label

TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously.

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Jake Gyllenhaal appears in Calvin Klein ad as a doting father

Thank you Calvin Klein, because Jake Gyllenhaal as a dad is everything.

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Russian aerobatics team joins Serbian display of air power

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Russia's elite aerobatic team zoomed over Serbia's military airport on Friday as Belgrade exhibited its newest fighter jets in a display demonstrating close ties between the fellow Slavic, Orthodox Christian countries.

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BRIEF-Baker Hughes expects activity to stay flat through year-end - Conf Call

* Baker Hughes - Expect activity to stay flat through year-end till market has "better line of sight" into 2018 budgets, operators' production hedge positions - Conf Call

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Rule changes to spur French wind power projects within months: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France will propose rule changes within six months that will remove administrative hurdles and speed the development of onshore wind power projects, its junior ecology minister said.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Venus secures Muguruza rematch at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Venus Williams will get an opportunity to avenge her Wimbledon final defeat by Garbine Muguruza at the eight-player WTA Finals after the veteran American was placed in the same round-robin group as the Spaniard at Friday's draw.

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Workers dangle from helicopters to fix power lines

Power workers with no fear of heights are being hoisted up by helicopter in the mountains of Puerto Rico to repair the island's devastated transmission lines.

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A Big Test of Police Body Cameras Defies Expectations

The results of the largest, most rigorous study of the issue in the U.S. show surprisingly little change in police behavior.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 30 at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi'ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, the latest in a string of violent attacks on the country's Shi'ite minority.

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Germany will await prosecution "ok" before delivering Israeli subs - Spiegel

BERLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Germany will wait for Israeli prosecutors to conclude all investigations in a corruption scandal involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before delivering three submarines in a $2 billion defence deal, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.

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BRIEF-GE CEO says our current cash flow for 2017 is "horrible" - CNBC‍​

* GE CEO says our current cash flow for 2017 is "horrible" - CNBC‍​

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UPDATE 1-Southern Copper says Q3 profit doubled, expects Tia Maria permit

LIMA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Southern Copper Corp said on Friday that its net profit doubled to $401.8 million in the third quarter from the same period a year earlier as sales surged on higher copper prices.

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UPDATE 1-Burger King operator BK Brasil files for IPO in wave of listings

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - BK Brasil Operação e Assessoria a Restaurantes SA, operator of the Burger King fast-food chain in Brazil, will list an undisclosed amount of new shares on the country's stock exchange, the latest in a year-long wave of initial public offerings.

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BRIEF-Honeywell to grow dividends at pace equal to or greater than earnings post 2018 - Conf Call‍​

* Honeywell says intend to undertake additional restructuring projects in Q4, enabled by lower effective tax rate

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Exclusive: Iberdrola demands change at Siemens Gamesa as problems mount

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish utility Iberdrola is becoming increasingly concerned about the way German group Siemens is managing the Spanish-based wind power joint venture Siemens Gamesa , two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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The fight over Trump's comments to a Gold Star family shows fundamental break with all Presidents before him

On Thursday night, following a day of back-and-forth over who said what in a phone call between the President of the United States and a military widow, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!"

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Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of weak fourth quarter

(Reuters) - The world's top two oilfield services firms warned on Friday of a challenging fourth quarter for the industry, as investment slows due to soft oil prices and energy firms reducing activity on offshore rigs.

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Paris wants to regulate Asian bike-share operators

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris does not want Asian bike-sharing operators to burst into the city the way Airbnb and Uber did and plans to introduce regulation to ensure an orderly rollout of new bicycle...

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WRAPUP 2-Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of weak fourth quarter

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The world's top two oilfield services firms warned on Friday of a challenging fourth quarter for the industry, as investment slows due to soft oil prices and energy firms reducing activity on offshore rigs.

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BRIEF-ISS RECOMMENDS SINA SHAREHOLDERS VOTE "FOR" ELECTION OF YICHEN ZHANG

* ISS RECOMMENDS THAT SINA SHAREHOLDERS VOTE "FOR" THE ELECTION OF YICHEN ZHANG

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CORRECTED-Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayers

HARTFORD, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The lawyer who took Detroit, Michigan, through the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history brought his message to a new crowd on Thursday: residents of Hartford, Connecticut's cash-strapped capital city.

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BRIEF-Sea Ltd - priced IPO of 58.96 million ADRS at a price of $15 per ADS

* Sea ltd - priced IPO of 58.96 million ADRS at a price of $15 per ADS for a total offering size of approximately $884 million‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2irrlxR) Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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BRIEF-CITIBANK EXTENDS QUICK LOCK CONVENIENCE TO DEBIT CARDS

* CITIBANK EXTENDS QUICK LOCK CONVENIENCE TO DEBIT CARDS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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In Mexican slum, a decades-long wait for quake relief

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - I first visited Camp No. 3 a few days after the Sept. 19 earthquake.

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Bank, tech stocks lift Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks inched higher on Friday as bank stocks rose and tech stocks recovered, with investor optimism back as Trump administration cleared a hurdle to lower taxes.

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Barcelona: A Global City in the Eye of a Separatist Storm

The question of Catalan independence has proved a more complex question for those in Barcelona than for Catalans living outside the regional capital.

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Prosecutors seek pharmacist's conviction over U.S. meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a "depraved heart" while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs.

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Congresswoman Accuses Kelly of Lying, Escalating Dispute Over Trump’s Condolence Call

Representative Frederica S. Wilson said John Kelly, the president’s chief of staff, lied by suggesting she had taken credit for obtaining funding for a federal building in Miami.

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U.S. existing home sales unexpectedly rebound in September

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales unexpectedly increased in September as the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma began to dissipate, but a persistent dearth of properties for sale continued to weigh on overall activity.

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Mom watched son get into World Series on a generator-powered TV in Puerto Rico

As the Los Angeles Dodgers punched their ticket to the World Series Thursday night, the mother of one of the game's biggest heroes watched the game from a television set hooked up to a generator in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, he said.

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Too much sun. Hair too dry: L'Oreal adds Paris to digital beauty start-up cities

PARIS (Reuters) - L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company wants to see more beauty tech like sensory hair brushes that tell you how to care for your hair, and skin patches that let you know...

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Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A week after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic has shown it has no intention of curbing its activities in the Middle East.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens broadly higher, near eight-month high

TORONTO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Friday, touching its strongest level in nearly eight months as financials led the broad-based gains.

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Burger King operator BK Brasil files for IPO

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - BK Brasil Operação e Assessoria a Restaurantes SA, the operator of the Burger King fast-food chain in Brazil, on Friday filed to list an undisclosed amount of new shares through an initial public offering on the country's stock exchange.

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Southern Copper says Q3 profit doubled, expects Tia Maria permit

LIMA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Southern Copper Corp said Friday that its net profit doubled to $401.8 million in the third quarter from the same period a year earlier as sales surged on higher copper prices.

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Britain's May wins Brexit reprieve, faces tough weeks ahead

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled Brexit talks on Friday, with European Union leaders signaling their readiness to move the negotiations forward in the coming months.

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BRIEF-Schlumberger on track to achieve cash flow generation target for the year - conf call

* Schlumberger NV says remain on track to achieve cash flow generation target for the year - conf call

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BRIEF-Bluerush announces the closing of non-brokered private placement

* Bluerush announces the closing of non-brokered private placement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Terreno Realty acquires a building in Los Angeles for $4.8 mln

* Terreno Realty Corporation acquires building in Los Angeles, CA for $4.8 million

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BRIEF-Excellon increases bought deal financing to $13.25 million

* To increase amount of bought deal offering to 6.6 million units for gross proceeds of about $13.25 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Bush: Politics 'degraded by casual cruelty'

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the Bush Institute on the current political climate in the US.

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BRIEF-First Quantum Minerals signs new term loan and revolving credit facility

* First Quantum Minerals Ltd says has signed a new term loan and revolving credit facility with its core relationship banks​

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UPDATE 1-Honeywell raises full-year forecast; shares hit record

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc raised it full-year sales forecast as its aerospace business sees higher demand for spare parts and services such as maintenance from the airline industry.

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S&P, Dow open at record highs on tax-cut optimism

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Friday, with the S&P and the Dow recording new highs, on growth optimism as the Trump administration inched a step closer to implementing its tax-cut plan.

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MOVES-Chubb hires new global government and industry affairs head

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The world's largest listed property and casualty insurer Chubb Ltd named Jodi Bond senior vice president of its global government and industry affairs unit.

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San Juan mayor: Sure, Trump gets a 10 ... out of 100

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz slams President Trump's relief efforts in Puerto Rico, saying the administration has been unresponsive and slow.

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BMW confirms inspection by EU antitrust officials

MUNICH (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW on Friday confirmed that EU antitrust staff were in Munich this week to search its offices.

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Thousands of Somalis gather to mourn bomb victims

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Thousands of Somalis prayed in Mogadishu on Friday at a symbolic funeral for more than 300 people killed by the country's deadliest truck bombing.

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Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it.

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Third Point takes stake in Dover Corp, urges changes: letter

BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point LLC bought a stake in Dover Corp during the third quarter and is urging the industrial conglomerate to sell off its energy...

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P&G's quarterly sales drag; Peltz still looms in board battle

(Reuters) - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co , which recently declared victory against hedge-fund manager Nelson Peltz's attempt to muscle his way onto the board, reported tepid sales that missed Wall Street estimates.

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EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration's sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier.

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'If all goes well...' Titanic victim's letter expected to sell for thousands

LONDON (Reuters) - A hand-written letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic is expected to fetch up to £80,000 ($105,000) at auction on Saturday.

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Regulator Blasts Wells Fargo for Deceptive Auto Insurance Program

A federal agency’s report adds to pressure on Wells Fargo and suggests that the bank will have to set aside more money to pay back customers it harmed.

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This fire department responds to more ODs than fires

President Trump said Monday that he would officially declare America's opioid epidemic a national emergency next week, which would provide an influx of funding and policy initiatives across the country.

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Robertson: Trump's actions are beginning to have global consequences

The last time Baghdad sent troops into Kirkuk to kick out Kurdish forces, I was in the first group of journalists taken to see the aftermath.

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Spain plans new elections in Catalonia to end independence bid: opposition

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government has secured opposition support for dissolving Catalonia's parliament and holding new elections there in January in its bid to defuse the regional government's push for independence.

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EU will cut some money for Turkey as ties sour

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will cut some of the money earmarked for Turkey to join the bloc, reflecting increasingly sour ties with Ankara but stopping short of killing membership bid of the country it still sees as a strategic partner.

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London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

LONDON (Reuters) - Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics.

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BRIEF-Softbank plans second Vision Fund of about $200 bln - WSJ

* Softbank is floating tentative plans for second Vision Fund that could be about $200 billion in size - WSJ citing a source Source: http://on.wsj.com/2imBmMX Further company coverage:

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Opinion: Bush and Obama remind us this is not normal

We spent this week debating whether or not past presidents of the United States reached out to the families of the men and women who bravely lost their lives serving our country. That is how low our politics have sunk.

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BRIEF-Linde says 50.85 percent of shares tendered for planned Praxair merger

* Says shareholders representing 50.85 percent of capital accept exchange offer for Praxair merger by Oct 20

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UPDATE 6-Oil set for weekly loss as profit-taking outweighs Mideast strife

* Global refiners import U.S. oil to make up for OPEC cuts (Updates prices in paragraph 2)

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Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of North America slowdown

(Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd and Baker Hughes , the world's top two oilfield services firms, warned on Friday of a slowdown in North America and a challenging year ahead as crude oil prices stay volatile.

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Oi bondholders request delay of Monday creditors meeting

SAO PAULO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Several groups of bondholders in debt-laden Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA have requested the delay of a creditors assembly scheduled for Monday, representatives for the International Bondholders Committee said on Friday.

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WRAPUP 1-Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of N. America slowdown

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd and Baker Hughes , the world's top two oilfield services firms, warned on Friday of a slowdown in North America and a challenging year ahead as crude oil prices stay volatile.

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BRIEF-Castle brands says co to amend it's existing $19 mln revolving credit facility with ACF

* Castle Brands says ‍on Oct 18 co entered into amendment to amend co's existing $19 million revolving credit facility with ACF - SEC filing​

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UPDATE 1-Higher freight volumes lift Kansas City Southern quarterly profit

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Kansas City Southern, the fourth-largest U.S. railroad, reported a higher quarterly net profit on Friday, driven by year-over-year growth from all of its six business units and increased rail car volumes.

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California Today: California Today: The Push to Reclaim Starry Skies

Friday: The fight for dark skies, a National League pennant for the Dodgers, and a photo series from the Santa Rosa inferno.

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XPO Logistics adding 6,000 holiday workers on e-commerce outlook

SEATTLE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - XPO Logistics Inc said on Friday it is hiring more than 6,000 seasonal workers for the crucial peak holiday season, roughly 20 percent more than last year, as the third-largest publicly traded U.S. logistics company gears up for a surge in e-commerce deliveries.

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BRIEF-Rice Midstream Partners increases quarterly distribution​

* Rice Midstream Partners Lp - ‍board of its general partner approved cash distribution of $0.2814 per unit for Q3, up 4 percent from Q2​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Summer Infant enters into amended credit agreement

* Summer Infant - ‍amended existing credit facility to provide near-term financial flexibility as result of bankruptcy filing by Toys "R" Us on Sept 18​

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Is this lost city a glimpse into the future?

It was the envy of the world, teeming with life, energy and grand human plans.

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South Sudan commander on trial for rape, murder of aid workers found dead

JUBA (Reuters) - A South Sudanese army commander on trial for his role in an attack on aid workers has been found dead in military custody, an army spokesman said on Friday.

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Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Athletics: De Grasse eyes Canadian 100m record

TORONTO (Reuters) - Andre De Grasse is eager to return stronger from a season-ending hamstring injury that deprived him of a showdown with Usain Bolt and is now focused on breaking the Canadian 100 meters record.

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EPA abandons changes to renewable fuel program after lawmaker pressure: letter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of controversial changes to the nation's renewable fuel program after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers, the agency said in a letter to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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Trump sees momentum for tax cuts after Senate OKs budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party's budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote.