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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett to retire from Kraft Heinz board

(Reuters) - Kraft Heinz Co said on Friday billionaire investor Warren Buffett has decided to retire from the company's board following the end of his term in April to reduce travel commitments.

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UPDATE 1-CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends at 3-week high; oil gains lift energy stocks

(Adds details, updates to close) TORONTO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index closed at a three-week high on Friday, with energy companies leading gains across the board on higher oil prices. * The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 130.28 points, or 0.84 percent, to 15,638.45. * The energy group gained 1.5 percent. * Energy-related companies Enerplus Corp , CES Energy Solutions Corp and Enerflex Ltd were amo

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BRIEF-Bellicum Pharma Says Effective Feb 20, Board Approved Increase In Size Of Board To 8 Members

* BELLICUM PHARMA SAYS EFFECTIVE FEB 20, BOARD APPROVED INCREASE IN SIZE OF BOARD TO 8 MEMBERS - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BMB6hN) Further company coverage:

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

What is Anbang? A Primer on China’s Fallen Deal Maker

When the company bought the elegant Waldorf Astoria, few had heard of it — but its founder and many board members made the most of impressive connections.

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BRIEF-Albert Bourla Elected To Pfizer’S Board Of Directors

* PFIZER INC - ‍BOURLA IS CURRENTLY COO OF PFIZER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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CPPIB Capital Inc names leads for 15yr euro benchmark

LONDON, Feb 23 (IFR) - CPPIB Capital Inc., rated Aaa/AAA/AAA, fully owned and guaranteed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, has mandated BofA Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan as joint bookrunners to lead manage its upcoming 15-year fixed rate EUR-denominated benchmark transaction in Reg S format.

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BRIEF-Dr. Ben Patel Elected To Lincoln Electric Board

* LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC - PATEL'S APPOINTMENT EXPANDS LINCOLN ELECTRIC'S BOARD TO 12 DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Chloe Kim and Jimmy Fallon photobomb fans

17-year-old Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to photobomb unsuspecting fans.

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BRIEF-John Bilbrey Retires As Chairman Of Hershey Co Board

* JOHN P. BILBREY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AS CHAIRMAN OF THE HERSHEY COMPANY BOARD OF DIRECTORS; CHARLES A. DAVIS ELECTED AS SUCCESSOR

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Snowboarding: Gutsy Gasser goes for glory, bags big air gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Anna Gasser stood at the top of the big air ramp on Thursday, caught in two minds ahead of her crucial final run. In the end, the Austrian snowboarder changed her planned trick and was rewarded with the first Olympic gold medal in the event.

Snowboarding nytimes.com

What Is Big Air? It’s the Olympics’ Newest Snowboard Event

The name is accurate. Everything about the event is big. And the dizzying heights achieved by the snowboarders more than justifies the “air.”

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Truck was on tracks despite gates when struck by Amtrak train: U.S. report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A garbage truck was on the tracks despite lowered safety gates when it was struck by a train carrying Republican lawmakers in a fatal crash last month in rural Virginia, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Eyenovia Advances Micropine For Myopia Into Phase III Clinical Development

* EYENOVIA ADVANCES MICROPINE FOR MYOPIA INTO PHASE III CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT AND APPOINTS STANFORD PROFESSOR DR. DOUGLAS FREDRICK TO ITS SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD AND MYOPIA PROGRAM STEERING COMMITTEE

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: The Daredevils Above, Their Parents Below: Welcome to Big Air Snowboarding

Big air is a new event at the Olympics, and the mothers and fathers of the competitors probably deserve medals just for watching.

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Bobsledders, snowboarders rule Tinder at Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The most popular athletes on Tinder at the Olympics in Pyeongchang are male bobsledders and female snowboarders, the dating app said on Wednesday.

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Olympics-Bobsledders, snowboarders rule Tinder at Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The most popular athletes on Tinder at the Olympics in Pyeongchang are male bobsledders and female snowboarders, the dating app said on Wednesday.

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Snowboarding: NZ's Garcia Knight best of big air qualifiers

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - New Zealand's Carlos Garcia Knight topped qualifying for the men's snowboarding big air competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Wednesday, while Olympic slopestyle champion Redmond Gerard also scraped into the final.

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Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members died in a shooting rampage boarded buses on Tuesday for a trip to the state capital Tallahassee to push for a ban on assault rifles.

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After father's plea, Texas board recommends clemency for death row inmate

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Death row inmate Thomas "Bart" Whitaker, convicted of hatching a plot that left his mother and brother dead and his father with a gun wound to the chest, received a unanimous clemency recommendation on Tuesday after his father pleaded for his life.

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Snowboarding: American survivor Muss keen to make his mark on snow

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four years after suffering a life-threatening condition, American snowboarder Aaron "AJ" Muss says he wants to be recognized as one of the best in his sport and "not because I overcame something."

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Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran has located a passenger plane that crashed with 65 people on board, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after it disappeared from radar over mountainous terrain, increasing Iranians' fears about the country's aging fleet of aircraft.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

For Snowboarders, the Music Matters as Much as the Gear

While many athletes listen to music to pump themselves up before an event, snowboarders often listen to music to boost their mood during competition.

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Iran plane crash site found, state media says

Iranian investigators have located the site of Sunday's plane crash that killed all 65 people on board, state TV reported Monday.

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BRIEF-Caterpillar Announces Officer Appointment

* ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS APPOINTED TONY FASSINO A COMPANY VICE PRESIDENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Best photos from the British film awards

See photos from the 2018 BAFTA film awards. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won five statues.

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Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search

LONDON (Reuters) - The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report.

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Iran continues search for missing plane, no wreckage found yet

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Iranian rescue teams were still trying to locate the wreckage of a plane on Monday a day after it crashed with 65 people on board, as glacial temperatures and mountainous terrain hampered their search.

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Time’s Up Descends on Baftas as ‘Three Billboards’ Wins 5 Awards

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was celebrated at the ceremony, the British equivalent of the Oscars, as sexual harassment was roundly protested.

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'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for women's rights in the entertainment industry take center stage.

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'Three Billboards' takes top BAFTA

Director Martin McDonagh's bleak drama about a mother's quest for answers about her daughter's murder struck a nerve with British Academy of Film and Television Arts voters.

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UPDATE 4-All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

* Rescue helicopters to search crash site due to bad weather (Adds airline s65 on board, search continues, relatives' quote)

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Plane crashes in Iran with 66 aboard, report says

A passenger plane flying from Tehran with 66 people aboard crashed in central Iran, local media reported Sunday.

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All 66 passengers, crew believed dead after plane crashes in central Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - All 66 passengers and crew aboard a plane that crashed in central Iran on Sunday were believed to have been killed, state media reported.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters nytimes.com

Plane Crash in Iran Kills 66 in Foggy, Mountainous Area

Aseman Airlines said a turboprop plane carrying 60 passengers and six crew members had flown into a mountain, killing all aboard.

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Weinstein Company removes president and chief operating officer Glasser

(Reuters) - The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.

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BRIEF-Harsco Corp Appoints Edgar Purvis To Board

* HARSCO CORP SAYS APPOINTEMENT OF EDGAR PURVIS INCREASES SIZE OF BOARD TO TEN DIRECTORS - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2C2XK6y) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Qualcomm Says Open To Discussions With Broadcom For Proposal That Reflects "True Value" Of Co's Shares

* QUALCOMM INC - BOARD FOUND MEETING WITH BROADCOM "TO BE CONSTRUCTIVE"

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BRIEF-Pacwest Bancorp Says Board Amended Its Existing Stock Repurchase Program

* PACWEST BANCORP SAYS ON FEB 14, 2018, BOARD AMENDED ITS EXISTING STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM - SEC FILING

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UPDATE 1-Canada regulator allows more Kinder Morgan pipeline construction

VANCOUVER, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Canadian regulator National Energy Board (NEB) on Thursday issued rulings that allow Kinder Morgan Canada to do additional construction work on an oil pipeline expansion that is fiercely opposed by the province of British Columbia.

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UPDATE 1-Avis' biggest investor nominates 5 to board seat elections

Feb 15 (Reuters) - Avis Budget Corp's largest shareholder said on Thursday it had nominated five members for election to the car rental company's board at the upcoming annual meeting.

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Olympics: Snowboarding: Austria's Schairer to return home after breaking neck

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer is to return home for medical treatment after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall in the men's snowboard cross event at the Winter Olympics.

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Thomson Reuters chair sought better terms for financial unit: WSJ

TORONTO (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp Chairman David Thomson urged the company's board of directors to seek better terms for its $17 billion sale of a large chunk of its business to Blackstone Group LP , the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people close to the deal.

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Snowboarding: China, OAR, Belarus impress in aerials qualifying

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - China, Belarus and Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) dominated qualifying for the final of the women’s Olympic aerials at Phoenix Snow Park on Thursday.

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Snowboarding: Baumgartner buoyed by family pride

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As American Nick Baumgartner crashed during the Olympic snowboard cross final on Thursday, the first thought that crossed his mind was not anger or disappointment at missing out on an Olympic medal once again.

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U.S. snowboarding golds spark jacket sales

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sports e-commerce company Fanatics said that sales of a $300 Nike Inc Team USA jacket have spiked following United States' Chloe Kim and Shaun White winning gold medals, making jackets its highest grossing Olympics category.

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Boarding now for a flight from Tokyo to Paris that never takes off

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fasten your seatbelts for a flight departing to Paris, and never leave the ground.

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Richard Branson 'a little jealous' of Musk

Richard Branson sits down with CNN's Christine Romans after Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy SpaceX launch last week. Branson expects Virgin Galactic to be in space with people on board within the next few months.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

The Haunting of Lindsey Jacobellis

In an attempt to finally overcome her famous Olympic blunder, the American snowboarder has teamed with a “performance architect” who wants her to embrace the negative memories.

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Shaun White: Sorry for calling allegations 'gossip'

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White apologized on NBC's "Today Show" for calling harassment allegations against him "gossip."

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Snowboarding: "What the hell is a chicken salad?"

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Listening to snowboarders reeling off the names of the tricks they laid down in their Olympic runs can be a confusing experience for fans and media alike.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Shaun White’s Bumpy Ride Back to the Top

After a disappointing fourth place in the halfpipe at the 2014 Games, the world’s best snowboarder had to “put it down” for another Olympic gold medal.

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American Biesemeyer ruled out of downhill due to injury

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Tommy Biesemeyer has been ruled out of the Olympic downhill after suffering an ankle injury during training, the U.S Ski and Snowboard Federation said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Snowboarding: White delivers again to win third halfpipe gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time as he delivered a stunning routine under massive pressure on the final run of a gripping halfpipe final on Wednesday to win his third Winter Olympic gold and a landmark 100th for his country.

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After a Twitter Storm, The Times and a New Hire Part Ways

Soon after Quinn Norton joined the editorial board, social media users discovered tweets in which she used slurs and spoke of her friendship with a Nazi.

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White triumph caps golden century for United States

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Snowboarder Shaun White's halfpipe victory at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday earned the United States its landmark 100th Winter Games gold medal, prompting a series of celebratory messages on social media.

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Snowboarding: White wins third Olympic gold after halfpipe showdown

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time after winning a third Olympic gold medal in a spectacular Pyeongchang Winter Games halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park on Wednesday.

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Controversial new NYT editorial board member out within hours

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Halfpipe Live Results: Shaun White Leads After First Run

White looked sensational in qualifying first for the men’s halfpipe snowboarding competition. Stay here for live updates and analysis from Pyeongchang.

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Passenger jet lands in Hawaii after engine covering rips apart

(Reuters) - Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Honolulu had a scary trip over the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, after the casing around one of the engines ripped apart, officials said.

Sports Injuries nytimes.com

Bolder Tricks on the Halfpipe Bring Bigger Risks, Too

Pushing the envelope is part of the DNA of athletes like Shaun White and Ayumu Hirano. But that pursuit can lead to devastating injuries, as many snowboarders have learned firsthand.

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Shareholder Deason sues Xerox in U.S. to block Fujifilm deal

(Reuters) - Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason asked a court on Tuesday to block the company's merger with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , claiming the U.S. photocopier maker's board failed shareholders by approving a deal that undervalues the company.

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Broadcom scales back Qualcomm board challenge to simple majority

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd cut the number of board seats it was trying to win at Qualcomm Inc to six from 11 on Tuesday, saying this would let Qualcomm shareholders push the U.S. chip maker toward a sale while ensuring continuity.

Boards of Directors nytimes.com

Broadcom Now Seeking Fewer of Qualcomm’s Board Seats

In seeking only six director spots at Qualcomm, Broadcom has effectively lowered the bar for success in its hostile takeover campaign.

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Apple shareholders defeat two proposals at annual meeting

(Reuters) - Apple Inc shareholders at an annual meeting on Tuesday defeated two shareholder proposals: one asking the company to ease its rules for letting shareholders nominate directors to the board and another asking Apple to form a human rights commission.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Norway wealth fund CEO to firms: allow independent directors on your boards

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund plans to be a vocal shareholder during the upcoming AGM season, pushing firms to disclose more non-financial data such as carbon emissions,...

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Deason sues Xerox to block deal with Fujifilm

(Reuters) - Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason asked courts on Tuesday to block the company's merger with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings , claiming board members at the U.S. photocopier maker had failed in their duty to shareholders.

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UPDATE 2-Deason sues Xerox to block deal with Fujifilm

Feb 13 (Reuters) - Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason asked courts on Tuesday to block the company's merger with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings, claiming board members at the U.S. photocopier maker had failed in their duty to shareholders.

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Broadcom reduces Qualcomm board nominees before March 6 showdown

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd on Tuesday cut the number of board seats it was trying to win at Qualcomm Inc to six from 11, and reiterated that its offer for the company was only good until the conclusion of a March 6 shareholder meeting at the chipmaker.

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BRIEF-Starboard And BLR Deliver Letter To Monotype CEO And Board Of Directors

* STARBOARD AND BLR PARTNERS LP DELIVER LETTER TO MONOTYPE CEO AND BOARD

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Snowboarding: Big boys through top-quality halfpipe qualifying

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pre-Olympics favorites including two-time gold medalist Shaun White qualified for the men's snowboard halfpipe final in a high-scoring, high-flying contest on Tuesday.

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Snowboarding: No official complaints about high winds - FIS

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The International Ski Federation (FIS) has refuted claims that athletes' complaints had been ignored in the build-up to the controversial women's snowboard slopestyle Olympic final on Monday.

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Snowboarding: Mission Kim-possible as teenager soars to gold

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Chloe Kim blew away the competition to win the women's snowboard halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang's Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday, the American teenager finishing well clear of China's Liu Jiayu and compatriot Arielle Gold.

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Wynn Resorts to expand board; board panel reviews policies

(Reuters) - A special board committee of Wynn Resorts Ltd said on Tuesday the board will be expanded and that an outside counsel has been retained to help probe accusations of sexual misconduct against former CEO Steve Wynn.

Cheerleaders nytimes.com

A Night Out With North Korea’s Cheerleaders: Matching Snowsuits, Military Discipline and Chaperoned Bathroom Trips

They have garnered more attention than most athletes competing at the Winter Games. “Goodbye!” they called out to an empty arena before boarding buses back to their condos.

Snowboarding nytimes.com

Halfpipe Live Results: Chloe Kim Crushes Her First Run

Kim, the 17-year-old American, is a big favorite in the women’s halfpipe snowboard competition. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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BRIEF-Wynn Resorts Special Committee Retains Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Llp, Expands Review

* SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF WYNN RESORTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS RETAINS GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP, EXPANDS REVIEW

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'Three Billboards' backlash flows from debate over its message

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has become one of Oscar season's most divisive films, producing fierce blowback based on what feels like a not-entirely-fair interpretation about what it says, or doesn't, about people's ability to achieve redemption.

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BRIEF-3D Signatures Inc Announces Changes To Its Board Of Directors

* 3D SIGNATURES INC. ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Poor reviews aside, Justin Timberlake's 'Man of the Woods' is No.1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake snagged the No.1 Spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with "Man of the Woods," despite harsh reviews and a Super Bowl halftime show that was deemed underwhelming on social media and by music critics.

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UPDATE 2-Starboard nominates candidates to replace Newell's board

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Activist shareholder Starboard Value LP on Monday nominated a full slate of candidates to Newell Brands Inc's board, including two directors who resigned from the Sharpie pen maker's board last month.

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Snowboarding: Kingsbury battles nerves to seal the deal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikael Kingsbury, described by rival Matt Graham as the greatest mogul skier in history, had achieved almost everything in his illustrious career.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Chloe Kim’s Olympic Journey Started at Mountain High, With Her Dad

Monday: One of the world’s best snowboarders (who happens to be from Torrance), questions about Nancy Pelosi’s leadership, and five years since the hunt for Christopher Dorner.

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Starboard nominates candidates to Newell's board

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Monday it nominated candidates for election to Newell Brands Inc's board and expressed concerns about the Sharpie pen maker's underperformance.

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Fox commits to Sky News independence to try to secure Sky deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox said it would commit to maintain Sky News in Britain for at least five years and would establish an independent board for the channel to try to secure its takeover of pay-TV operator Sky .

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Plane crash responders find 200 body parts

Emergency workers have found around 200 body parts strewn across a snowy field near Moscow at the site of a Russian plane crash that killed all 71 people onboard.

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Snowboarding: Anderson retains snowboard slopestyle gold in challenging wind

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Sochi champion Jamie Anderson of the United States battled challenging cross winds that had delayed the start of the final to win her second successive Olympic gold in the women's snowboard slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday.

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Russia hunts for body fragments, clues after fatal plane crash

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Emergency workers in Russia searched snow-covered fields outside Moscow on Monday, looking for body fragments and clues after a fatal plane crash a day earlier killed all 71 people on board.

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Snowboarding: Kim dominant in halfpipe qualifying, Japanese disappoint

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American teenager Chloe Kim lived up to expectations with a dominant performance during qualifying for the ladies snowboard halfpipe on Monday.

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Plane's final moments captured on camera

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports from the scene of a plane crash in Russia where all 71 people on board were killed.

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Ill-wind blows no good for Pyeongchang games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Icy winds tore through the mountains at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday, wreaking havoc at a snowboard final, forcing the postponement of the Alpine skiing for a second successive day, and raising questions about athlete safety.

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Snowboarding: Anderson retains slopestyle gold in challenging winds

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Sochi champion Jamie Anderson of the United States battled challenging cross winds that had delayed the start of the final to win her second successive Olympic gold in the women's snowboard slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday.

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Renault board member quits ahead of CEO succession meeting

PARIS (Reuters) - Senior Renault board member Thierry Desmarest has resigned from the French carmaker, sources told Reuters, days ahead of a meeting at which Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is asking directors to back his chosen successor's appointment.

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Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow; 71 dead

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow soon after take-off on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, and investigators said they were looking at all possible causes.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters nytimes.com

Deadly Plane Crash Near Moscow

A Russian plane carrying 71 people crashed shortly after takeoff in the Moscow region on Sunday afternoon, killing all on board.

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Video shows plane wreckage

All 71 people aboard a Saratov Airlines plane died when the plane crashed southeast of Moscow on Sunday, Russian state news agency Tass reported.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters nytimes.com

Russian Plane With 71 on Board Crashes Near Moscow

The aircraft departed from the Moscow region on Sunday afternoon, and the official Tass news agency says the crash killed all onboard.

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The plane went down near Moscow and had 65 passengers and six crew members on board, Russian officials and media report

A plane carrying 71 people crashed in the Moscow area Sunday, Russian state media news agency Tass reported.

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Plane crashes near Moscow, killing 71 people: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A plane operated by Russia's Saratov Airlines crashed near Moscow on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, news agencies said.

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Snowboarding: Flying Tomato's burger visit cheers up chef

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - When fast food chef Cha Gwen Sol added a one-million-won ($920) "Flying Tomato" burger to the menu of his Pyeongchang restaurant as an Olympic gimmick, he never expected the owner of the nickname, snowboarding star Shaun White, to turn up and order one.

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Gerard wins first U.S. gold of Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Redmond Gerard claimed the United States’ first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Sunday with his victory in the snowboarding slopestyle competition.