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How hate groups recruit

CNN's Sara Sidner explains how hate groups recruit and spread their message to young white American men.

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Finland stabbings being treated as terror attack

Stabbings in the Finnish city of Turku that left two people dead and injured eight others are being treated as acts of terror, Finland Police said.

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Fugitive Barcelona attack suspect named

Spanish authorities are hunting for Younes Abouyaaqoub, a suspect in the deadly Barcelona terror attack who police say remains at large, a spokesman for the Catalan police told CNN on Saturday.

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Finnish knife attacks investigated as terrorism-related crimes: police

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police are investigating Friday's knife attacks as crimes related to terrorism, it said on Saturday.

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After CEO's dramatic exit, Infosys faces recruitment headache

* Ongoing spat between founders, board complicates CEO search

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Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said.

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Florida officer killed in one of several shootings at law enforcement

(Reuters) - Six U.S. police officers were shot and one was killed in three separate encounters with suspects in Florida and Pennsylvania on Friday, and two suspects in those shootings also died, according to officials and local media.

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No gambling, sex please: China widens crackdown on overseas deals

SHANGHAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focused on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and football teams around the world.

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Olympic champion Schooling apologizes to Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling has apologized to Malaysians for saying he was going to teach their swimmers a lesson at the South East Asian Games, which open on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur.

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Nigeria's Buhari to return home after sick leave in Britain: presidency

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday return from medical leave in Britain where he has been since May 7, a presidential spokesman said.

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Pastor first to quit Trump's evangelical advisory board

A New York City megachurch pastor became the first religious leader to step down from President Trump's evangelical advisory board.

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Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

KOTOURA, Japan (Reuters) - Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.

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Ormsby blitzes back nine for Fiji lead

(Reuters) - Australia's Wade Ormsby tore up the back nine with five birdies to take a one-stroke lead at the end of the third round of the Fiji International at Sigatoka on Saturday.

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Officer killed, another in critical condition in Florida

A Kissimmee police officer is dead and a sergeant is in "grave critical condition" after a shooting that may have been an ambush, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said.

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Granderson heads to Dodgers for post-season push

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their World Series aspirations by acquiring veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson in a trade with the New York Mets on Friday.

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India's Infosys approves up to $2 billion buyback of shares

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The board of India's second biggest IT firm, Infosys Ltd , on Saturday approved a share buyback program of up to 130 billion rupees ($2.03 billion), a day after Vishal Sikka resigned as chief executive after a long-running feud with the company's founders.

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This freshman already has a Nobel Prize

Activist Malala Yousafzai says she is "so excited" after being accepted to study at the renowned University of Oxford.

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One Officer Is Killed and Another Is Gravely Wounded in Kissimmee, Fla., Shooting

The Kissimmee shooting was among police shootings in three cities on Friday night in which a total of six officers were shot.

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Seventh Australian senator referred to High Court as citizenship crisis deepens

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A crisis engulfing Australia's parliament has widened after a key independent senator became the seventh parliamentarian referred to the High Court to determine if his dual citizenship makes him ineligible to sit in parliament.

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Pujols ties Sosa for most homers by foreign-born player

(Reuters) - Albert Pujols hit the 609th home run of his career on Friday which tied him with Sammy Sosa for the most homers by a foreign-born player.

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Trump's messaging sparks concerns of 'emboldened' alt-right

With major cities across the country bracing for an unusual wave of far-right rallies in the coming days, local and federal law enforcement officials are concerned about the potential for more violence amid warnings that white supremacist groups were empowered by President Donald Trump's response to the deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

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Senator McCain completes first round of radiation and chemotherapy

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July, has completed his first round of radiation and chemotherapy, his daughter said on Friday.

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Keyboard warriors: South Korea, U.S. gear up for war games to counter North Korea threat

SEOUL (Reuters) - In air conditioned bunkers and at military bases across South Korea, it is with keyboards - not tanks - that South Korean and the U.S. forces will launch military exercises on Monday, denounced by North Korea as a rehearsal for war.

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Nationals' Scherzer placed on disabled list with sore neck

(Reuters) - Washington Nationals leading pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Friday night with a sore neck.

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IEX plans to nab listings from rivals with cheaper, simpler fees

NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - A year after disrupting the U.S. stock market with a new approach to handling trades, upstart stock exchange operator IEX Group is planning to nab listings from rivals by charging simpler, cheaper fees, Sara Furber, IEX's head of listings, said in a recent interview.

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Charlottesville Wounds Still Fresh, Boston Girds for Dueling Protests

Amid heightened tensions, a handful of cities were preparing for demonstrations this weekend over Confederate symbols and white nationalism.

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Lebanese army launches operation against Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army declared on Saturday that it had launched an offensive against an Islamic State enclave straddling the northeast border with Syria, a Lebanese security source said.

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M.T.A. to Modify Subway Station Design Resembling Confederate Flag

The design, which involves red, white and blue tiles, appears inside at least one subway station in Times Square. It’s one of many changes after Charlottesville.

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Pastor first to quit Trump advisory board

Pastor A.R. Bernard is the first religious leader to resign from President Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board.

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Chinese scam suspects took over 11-story block in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - No sooner had the 11-story apartment building in Phnom Penh's affluent Tuol Kouk district been finished than dozens of young Chinese men and women moved in loaded with desks and laptops, said neighbors.

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Amid Trump backlash, his U.N. envoy says stand up, isolate hate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told staff in an email - seen by Reuters on Friday - that everyone must stand up and condemn hate, as President Donald Trump faces a backlash for his response to violence at a protest by white nationalists.

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The risk of 'law and order' with a wink and a nod

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In Afghanistan, a Destructive ‘Game of Thrones’

Convoluted infighting among warlords on the Afghan government side is creating deep resentments that are fueling the Taliban insurgency.

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Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes west of Tonga: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck 500 km (310 miles) west of the Pacific island of Tonga on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

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10-year-old delivers baby, saves mom

When 10-year-old Jayden Fontenot's mother went into labor at their home, he quickly jumped in to help, saving the life of his mom and newborn brother in the process.

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American on honeymoon among victims in Barcelona

Jared Tucker of California was among the 13 people killed in the Barcelona terror attack, his father Dan Tucker told CNN affiliate KGO. Jared, 43, was on a delayed honeymoon with his wife of one year.

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Bannon or no Bannon, Trump will be Trump

In any normal White House, in any normal week, the ouster of the President's political and ideological guru would signal a major course correction.

Teachers and School Employees nytimes.com

City Will Move Sidelined Teachers From Limbo to Classrooms

New York pays more than 800 teachers without permanent jobs. Now it plans to put them into school vacancies, whether principals want them or not.

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Trump's ex-stategist tells Weekly Standard that right-wing, populist leadership he championed is at an end

After his ouster from the West Wing on Friday, ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared the Trump presidency that his brand of populist, right-wing conservatives helped make a reality is "over."

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Sebastian Gorka's PhD adviser: 'I would not call him an expert in terrorism'

As a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka is often the public face of the administration when it comes to one of the most critical items on the President's agenda: Combating terrorism.

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Opinion: GOP hurts itself by overreacting

I am no fan of President Donald Trump's reaction to the Charlottesville violence, which left one woman dead and many others injured. I said so Saturday on CNN and then again Tuesday night, after he unraveled Monday's wonderfully crafted statement in his press conference and reverted to his earlier misbegotten remarks.

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On Baseball: Thomas Yawkey, the Red Sox Owner Who Resisted Integration

Yawkey owned the team for 44 seasons but fought suiting up a black player to the last. Now there is an effort to rename a street near Fenway Park that memorializes him.

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McIlroy plans to defend FedExCup title: report

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy plans to play again this year after suggesting last week that he might not compete again in 2017 to aid his recovery from a back muscle injury, according to his management group.

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For Murdoch Empire, Perhaps a Decisive Point in Relationship to Trump

An email Thursday night from James Murdoch was a repudiation of the president. It may signal a coming shift at Murdoch-controlled media outlets.

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Shift from non-GAAP bottom lines could be good for stock prices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Investors worried about lofty stock-market valuations may take comfort in signs that companies in the benchmark S&P 500 index are padding their bottomlines less than they have in previous years.

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In Monument Debate, Calls for an Overdue Reckoning on Race and Southern Identity

A longtime mantra used by many defenders is being undercut by the embrace of Confederate imagery by white supremacists.

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Finnish police 'quite certain' about attacker's identity: local media

TURKU, Finland (Reuters) - Finnish police raided an apartment in eastern Turku and said it was "quite certain" it had identified the attacker who killed two people and wounded eight during a stabbing rampage on Friday, local media reported.

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New Confederate monuments going up

Since 2007, John Culpepper had been anticipating this moment: the unveiling of a statue to the common Confederate soldier in his hometown of Chickamauga, Georgia. In November of last year, three days before Donald Trump won the presidency, it became a reality.

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Investor Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday after facing criticism that policy recommendations he offered could help his own investments.

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Stephen Bannon, Mitt Romney, Barcelona: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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

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Festival at the top of the world

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Classmates to Mnuchin: Resign now

Over 300 of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's former Yale University classmates have signed a letter urging him to resign in response to President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy says five Texas stakeholder groups reach agreement with Co in Oncor acquisition

* Parties to agreement ask public utility commission of Texas to approve acquisition

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Golf: At home Simpson halfway co-leader at Greensboro

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Webb Simpson recovered from two consecutive bogeys to join fellow American Ryan Armour in the lead on 13-under par after the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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Trump Officials Renew Effort to Expand Use of Prison at Guantánamo

Under John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, who once oversaw the prison in Cuba, the Trump administration is debating a potential executive order on detainees.

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Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.

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BRIEF-Westshore Terminals Investment Corporation announces normal course issuer bid

* Westshore Terminals Investment Corporation announces normal course issuer bid

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Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova, next faces Pliskova in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won a lengthy battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 5-7 7-5 on a hot and windy day to reach the Cincinnati Open semi-finals on Friday.

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BRIEF-Pure Gold reports qtrly earnings per share $0.04

* Pure Gold Mining- exploration and evaluation expenditures increased to $6.8 million for 3 months ended June 30 compared to $3.0 million for same period in prior year Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 6-China's probe into chicken imports new blow to Brazil meat industry

* Brazil accounted for 85 percent of 2016 frozen chicken imports

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BRIEF-Athabasca Minerals Inc reports qtrly loss per share $ 0.020

* Qtrly loss per share $ 0.020 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Red Sox Renew Push to Rename Yawkey Way Amid Monument Debate

The team’s principal owner, John Henry, said the club would make a new effort to have Boston rename a street outside Fenway Park that honors a former owner who resisted efforts to integrate baseball.

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Bannon: The presidency we fought for is over

A Breitbart White House reporter tweeted that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has returned to his role as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and chaired an editorial meeting.

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After firing, Bannon returns to his 'killing machine'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Stephen Bannon, the worry always was that he could be even more disruptive to President Donald Trump’s White House from outside than he was within.

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LA judge rejects bid by Polanski's rape victim to have case dismissed

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.

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Mueller's Russia probe: Nothing is unrelated

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's mandate and whether he has crossed some imaginary red line that President Donald Trump appears to have drawn.

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Within hours of being fired, Trump's former chief strategist gets his old job back at far-right news site

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Source: Explosive found near Barcelona used in Paris, Brussels and Manchester attacks

According to an initial assessment, traces of the powerful explosive TATP were found at the ruins of the suspected bomb factory used by the Barcelona attack cell, a source briefed on the investigation told CNN.

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Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan strategy

HAGERSTOWN, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides, but made no decision on whether he would commit more troops to America's longest war.

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Six Flags drops Confederate flag from Texas park: papers

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Six Flags Over Texas, faced with criticism over its longstanding display of a Confederate flag at its main amusement park, has decided to remove the item and display U.S. flags instead, local newspaper reports said on Friday.

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Nadal sets up Kyrgios quarter-final in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated fellow countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets on Friday to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Australian Nick Kyrgios.

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Bannon departure tips trade scales in favor of White House 'globalists'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The departure on Friday of Steve Bannon, the White House's top economic nationalist, will likely tip the trade policy scales in favor of the Trump administration's "globalist" faction, which could soften the stance toward two of Trump's favorite targets: China and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Charlottesville fuels conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories concerning counterprotestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, have begun to circulate in the wake of the weekend's violence. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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NuTonomy hopes for second-quarter 2018 launch of paid Singapore self-driving car rides

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. self-driving car startup NuTonomy and southeast Asian ride services partner Grab hope to turn a test pilot in Singapore into a paid, commercial service as soon as the second quarter of next year, NuTonomy Chief Executive Karl Iagnemma said on Friday.

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NuTonomy hopes for Q2 2018 launch of paid Singapore self-driving car rides

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. self-driving car startup NuTonomy and southeast Asian ride services partner Grab hope to turn a test pilot in Singapore into a paid, commercial service as soon as the second quarter of next year, NuTonomy Chief Executive Karl Iagnemma said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Ashanti Sankofa appoints Nancy Zhao CEO

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Zaher to cut ties with Brazil's Estácio by next month

SAO PAULO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian businessman Chaim Zaher and his family plan to sell their remaining 1.25 percent stake in Brazilian for-profit education firm Estácio Participações SA after selling about 7 percent of the company's shares, he said on Friday.

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Trump is the boy in the bubble

In the 1976 TV movie "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble," the main character, played by John Travolta, is a kid who lacks an immune system to protect him from infection. He suffers from the isolation of life inside a sealed environment. Based on a true story, the tragic elements of the tale were heightened by the fact that all he knew of the outside world came to him via television.

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Former UAW official charged in Fiat Chrysler payoff probe

(Reuters) - A former senior official at the United Auto Workers trade union was charged on Friday with conspiring with other union officials to accept improper payments from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV officials over a four-year period.

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Carl Icahn Quits as a Special Adviser to President Trump

The billionaire investor’s views on environmental regulations had raised criticism from Democratic lawmakers.

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UPDATE 2-China's COFCO forms U.S. grain supply partnership with Growmark

Aug 18 (Reuters) - China's state-owned COFCO International Ltd (CIL) and U.S. farm cooperative Growmark Inc will partner in a deal that gives China more direct access to the food it imports, the companies said on Friday.

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Bannon Said to Be Planning His Return to Breitbart News

A comeback of its onetime chairman could help reanimate the website as a gathering spot for President Trump’s most ardent populist supporters.

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BRIEF-ULF Rosberg reports 5.97 pct stake in Neonode

* ULF Rosberg reports 5.97 percent stake in Neonode Inc as of August 8, 2017 - SEC filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2v9iktZ)

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BRIEF-Peabody Energy files prospectus related to offering of 18.4 mln shares

* Peabody Energy - filed prospectus related to offering of 18.4 million shares of series A convertible preferred stock by selling stockholders

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BRIEF-RXi Pharmaceuticals files for sale of up to 7.3 mln shares

* RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp- files for sale of up to 7.3 million shares of common stock by Lincoln Park Capital Fund Llc - SEC filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2vQLno4) Further company coverage:

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Tapper: Don't blame Bannon for Trump's remarks

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down the recent firing of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and says people blaming him for Trump's remarks are not looking at the facts.

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BRIEF-Peter Lindell reports 5.97 pct passive stake in Neonode

* Peter Lindell reports 5.97 percent passive stake in Neonode Inc as of August 8, 2017 - SEC filing‍​‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2uZzJ9a)

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Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Friday ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump after facing criticism that his recommendations on policy could help his own investments.

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BRIEF-Sanchez Energy, plaintiffs, all named defendants enter into stipulation of settlement

* Sanchez Energy- ‍on Aug 11, co, plaintiffs, all named defendants entered into stipulation of settlement of AUG 2013 purchase of working interests in tuscaloosa marine shale​

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Dutch Utility Bets Its Future on an Unusual Strategy: Selling Less Power

Seeking to adapt to upheaval in the energy market, Eneco is preparing for a future in which utilities provide services rather than kilowatts.

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BRIEF-NXT Energy Solutions refiles 2016 annual information form

* NXT Energy Solutions Inc says it has refiled 2016 annual information form, at request of Alberta Securities Commission​

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UPDATE 1-Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to U.S. President Trump

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Friday ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump after facing criticism that his recommendations on policy could help his own investments.

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US STOCKS-Wall St ends down after more White House turmoil

* Nike, footwear retailers trampled as price war sparks concerns

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Bayer, J&J win third U.S. trial over Xarelto bleeding risk

Aug 18 (Reuters) - A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers' blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding.

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Brazil police seek charges for alleged World Cup stadium graft

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police have called for the indictment of 21 people, including two ex-governors of the capital Brasilia, for allegedly overcharging 559 million reais ($178 million) in the renovation of the stadium used in the 2014 World Cup.

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UPDATE 1-Elliott Management lawyer says utility may top Buffett's Oncor bid

Aug 18 (Reuters) - A lawyer for Elliott Management Corp told a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday that an unidentified utility could pay $9.3 billion to buy Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, topping Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $9 billion bid.

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Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200: Ituri vice governor

DAKAR (Reuters) - A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the vice governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday.

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No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court

(Reuters) - The Wayne County jail in downtown Detroit is not liable to inmates who were subjected to group strip searches when the number of inmates awaiting processing made individual searches impractical, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

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Billionaire Carl Icahn steps down as Trump adviser

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Revived After Mosul, Iraqi Forces Prepare to Battle ISIS in Tal Afar

Iraqi forces, who suffered heavy casualties in the monthslong battle for Mosul, are ready to launch their fight to retake Tal Afar from Islamic State fighters, American officials said.