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RPT-Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.

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Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.

Consumer Protection nytimes.com

Is It ‘Natural’? Consumers, and Lawyers, Want to Know

When products are labeled natural, the court challenges begin, raising questions about whether labeling is really misleading or simply fodder for a lawsuit.

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Cross-country skiing: Smiling Tongan mulls watersport challenge

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Tonga's bare-chested flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua crossed the finish line in 114th place, almost 23 minutes after the winner in the Olympic men's 15km freestyle race on Friday, but he still claimed a moral victory.

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Exclusive: Walmart in talks to buy more than 40 percent of India's Flipkart - sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Walmart Inc is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40 percent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia's third-largest economy, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

South Africa Sees Fresh Start for Economy, With the Same Challenges

Jacob Zuma’s ouster as president is raising hopes of better fortunes for the nation’s moribund economy, but it will not happen easily.

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Blitzer challenges FL governor on gun laws

CNN's Wolf Blitzer presses Florida Gov. Rick Scott on changes to Florida gun laws following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Plastics nytimes.com

What to Give Up for Lent? Smoking? Cursing? How About Plastic?

The Church of England has issued a “Plastic Lent Challenge,” with six weeks’ worth of ideas for plastic objects to avoid, from wet wipes to toothbrushes.

Running nytimes.com

A Challenge Race Shakes Up the Running Routine

Races designed to almost guarantee you won’t set a new personal record are becoming increasingly popular among runners who crave something new.

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Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition-linked lawyer

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Thursday revoked the deportation of a lawyer who "swore in" opposition leader Raila Odinga as the country's "president" in a direct challenge to the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, local television station Citizen reported.

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Massachusetts top court rejects police traffic stop challenge

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top court ruled on Wednesday that police can carry out traffic stops for motor vehicle violations as a pretext to probe for other crimes, but the justices expressed concerns about how racial bias can influence such stops.

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Campaigners to challenge 'fit and proper' ruling on Fox bid for Sky in court

LONDON (Reuters) - The decision by regulators that Twenty-First Century Fox would be a "fit and proper" owner of Sky will be challenged in court, campaign group Avaaz said on Wednesday.

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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.

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Hamburg Journal: Come for the Herring, Stay for the Chitchat: An Unlikely Haven for the Aged

An uproar among older Hamburg residents over the fate of a cafeteria speaks to the challenges older Germans face in finding spaces in modern society.

Lent nytimes.com

Eat, Pray, Love: An Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day Dilemma

For the first time in 73 years, the two occasions fall on the same day, posing culinary challenges for Christians who observe Lent.

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Robots take to the slopes on sidelines of Winter Games

DUNNAE, South Korea (Reuters) - While Alpine skiers fought high winds at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday, there were no such problems for robots competing in their own "Olympics" ski challenge.

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Ford revs up large SUV production to boost margins, challenge GM

LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Monday it will boost production targets for two large sport utility vehicles by 25 percent this year to challenge rival General Motors Co's hegemony in a highly profitable U.S. market segment and boost its own anemic profit margins.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

After Settling With Uber, Waymo Faces Bigger Challenges

The self-driving car unit of Google’s parent company was a pioneer in self-driving cars. Now, its former engineers are among its toughest competitors.

Art nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: ‘Aging Pride’ Challenges the Cult of Youth

An exhibition at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna explores shifting attitudes toward beauty and age as populations grow older.

Arizona State University nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Everyone a Changemaker

The inventor of the term “social entrepreneur,” Bill Drayton, has a challenge for the world.

Wines nytimes.com

Wines of The Times: 2014 Barbarescos: Triumphs and Question Marks

A difficult, rainy vintage proved to be a challenge for producers. Some made the best of it with fresh, expressive and delicious wines.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Slippery Subway Mystery

Wednesday: Why subway platforms get strangely slick, Brooklyn’s chocolate trail map, and lawmakers address the Tide pod challenge.

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Opinion: Poland's Holocaust law should terrify you

When politicians manipulate history for political purposes, we should worry. When they write laws, ordering prison terms for those who counter their version of history, we should challenge them.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Gowdy Emerges as Key Challenger to Trump on G.O.P. Russia Memo

Representative Trey Gowdy’s words matter to Republicans, so when he said the Russia memo did not absolve President Trump, it undercut the White House.

Powell, Jerome H nytimes.com

Jerome Powell Is Sworn In as Federal Reserve Chairman

Mr. Powell faces a growing set of challenges in his new role, including a second day of major stock market declines.

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Samsung scion Lee walks free after jail term suspended, faces leadership challenges

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee left a South Korean jail a free man on Monday after a panel of judges suspended his sentence, a surprise decision that sent shockwaves through the country's political and business establishments.

Newport, Cal (1982- ) nytimes.com

A Call to Cut Back Online Addictions. Pitted Against Just One More Click.

A Georgetown professor received a worldwide response to his monthlong call to limit online time, but that was just the beginning of the challenge.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Powell Becoming Fed Chief as Economy Starts to Show Strain

Jerome H. Powell, the new Federal Reserve chairman, is a lawyer in a role performed mostly by economists. Friends say he is up to the challenge.

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Donations to Nunes' top Dem challenger just soared

Democrats challenging California Rep. Devin Nunes for his House seat have seen some benefit to the House Intelligence Committee memo alleging the FBI misused its surveillance authority.

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Kenyan police briefly detain legislator over opposition leader's 'swearing in'

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained a third opposition legislator who attended a symbolic "swearing-in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga that was a direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won re-election in October.

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On Super Bowl Sunday, beer and pizza mainstays face challenges

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Americans snack on pizza, beer and guacamole this Sunday as they watch the Philadelphia Eagles square off against the New England Patriots, the Super Bowl will not be the only contest going on in their living rooms.

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UPDATE 1-Ford's China joint venture to recall more than 500,000 vehicles

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Ford Motor's China joint venture will recall more than half a million vehicles due to brake-related issues, an additional headache for the U.S. carmaker as it faces rising challenges in the world's top auto market.

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Texas shale challenges North Sea crude as world oil benchmark

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Surging shale oil production in Texas and North Dakota is being felt on trading desks in Chicago, Houston and New York, where a brisk business in West Texas Intermediate crude futures is far outpacing contracts for London-based Brent crude.

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Abstention looms over Venezuela opposition in upcoming president vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition faces a weak adversary in an upcoming presidential election in the form of unpopular President Nicolas Maduro but it must overcome a more formidable challenge - abstention in its own ranks.

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Derivatives trade group ISDA may challenge new capital rules

NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) - An industry group representing the privately traded derivatives markets may challenge new rules requiring that more capital be used to back the trades, arguing that the requirements place them at a disadvantage to trading futures contracts.

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Polish lawmakers back Holocaust bill, drawing Israeli outrage, U.S. concern

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that would impose jail terms for suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust, drawing concern from the United States and outrage from Israel, which denounced "any attempt to challenge historical truth".

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Insurers gingerly test bitcoin business with heist policies

NEW YORK(Reuters) - Major global insurers are starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft, willing to tackle daunting challenges it brings rather than miss out on this volatile and loosely regulated, but rapidly growing business.

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INSIGHT-Insurers gingerly test bitcoin business with heist policies

NEW YORK, Feb 1(Reuters) - Major global insurers are starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft, willing to tackle daunting challenges it brings rather than miss out on this volatile and loosely regulated, but rapidly growing business.

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UPDATE 2-Corvex nominates four directors to Energen's board

Jan 31 (Reuters) - Corvex Management LP kicked off its anticipated proxy challenge to Energen Corp on Wednesday, with the activist investor nominating four candidates to the oil and gas producer's board of directors as it pushes for a sale of the company.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Were Fast. It Could Get Messy in Court.

Legal experts say many were made without fully considering the laws and procedures governing changes, making them vulnerable to legal challenges.

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U.S. ruling boosts airline confidence in Bombardier's CSeries: Air Lease CEO

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A recent trade decision allowing Bombardier to sell its newest jets in the United States without hefty duties will boost airline confidence in the program, but the Canadian planemaker still faces challenges to win over lessors, Air Lease Corp Chief Executive John Plueger said on Wednesday.

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Team USA hockey wary of 'dangerous' Russia

New York (Reuters) - The U.S. men's Olympic hockey team know they face a big challenge to come away from Pyeongchang with a medal and will face the biggest obstacle to that goal in the first round - a "dangerous" group of Russians playing under the Olympic flag.

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For Saudi tycoons freed from detention, cheers and a business challenge

RIYADH (Reuters) - Cheering supporters greeted Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal when he arrived at his skyscraper offices in Riyadh after his release from detention in an anti-corruption crackdown.

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Kenyan TV stations to stay shut after covering opposition `inauguration'

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Three Kenyan TV stations will stay off the air indefinitely as the government investigates a "swearing in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga, the interior minister said on Wednesday, following the symbolic but direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Transit Systems nytimes.com

For Home Health Aides, the Worst Commutes in New York City

The median commuting time for health care workers has increased to 51.2 minutes compared with 47.3 minutes citywide, a new report on transit challenges finds.

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Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan partner to cut U.S. healthcare costs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc , Berkshire Hathaway Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Tuesday they will form a company to cut health costs for hundreds of thousands of their employees, setting up a major challenge to an inefficient U.S. healthcare system.

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Tiger Woods' first serious comeback test a success, major challenges await

LA JOLLA, California (Reuters) - A decade ago Tiger Woods would not have been happy to finish tied for 23rd at Torrey Pines but after the injury woes he has endured in recent years the former world number one could not have been more delighted with his latest performance.

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Most Americans wary of self-driving cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) - Two-thirds of Americans are uncomfortable about the idea of riding in self-driving cars, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, underscoring one of many challenges for companies spending billions of dollars on the development of autonomous vehicles.

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Brexit legislation under fire as it enters upper house

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a fresh challenge pushing her flagship Brexit law through parliament after lawmakers demanded changes only a day before parliament's upper house begins to debate the legislation.

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The Koch network isn't slowing down

As he welcomed donors and lawmakers Saturday to an annual confab in the California desert, billionaire Charles Koch posed a new challenge to his powerful political network: "to increase the scale and effectiveness of this network by an order of magnitude, by another tenfold."

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Federer fights off Cilic to win sixth Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer fought off a fierce challenge from Croatia's Marin Cilic to claim a record-equaling sixth Australian Open title with 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 6-1 victory on Sunday.

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Pro-Russian president, academic challenger face off in tight Czech presidential vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs wrapped up voting on Saturday in a presidential election run-off where pro-western academic Jiri Drahos is trying to oust incumbent Milos Zeman, who has split the nation by courting Russia and China and leaning towards far-right groups.

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Wozniacki wins thriller to clinch first grand slam title

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A determined Caroline Wozniacki held firm to shake off a tenacious challenge from Simona Halep, edging a classic Australian Open final 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 to claim her first grand slam title on Saturday.

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Wozniacki beats Halep to win Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A determined Caroline Wozniacki held firm to shake off a tenacious challenge from Simona Halep, edging a classic Australian Open final 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 to claim her first grand slam title on Saturday.

Philanthropy nytimes.com

Table for Three: The Mind Meld of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker

The entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist and the best-selling author discuss their surprising bond, the challenge to improve the human condition and the quest to create the perfect toilet.

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Pro-Russian president, academic challenger face off in dead-heat Czech presidential vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs finish voting on Saturday in a presidential election run-off where pro-western academic Jiri Drahos is trying to oust incumbent Milos Zeman, whose courting of Russia and China and leaning toward far-right groups have split the nation.

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Och-Ziff hedge fund rebounds but succession, other issues linger

NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC rode bets on Asian stocks and U.S. corporate mergers to strong returns in 2017 - its best showing in years - but remained challenged by succession planning, declining assets and a stagnant stock price. Its flagship hedge fund, the OZ Master Fund Ltd, gained an estimated 10.4 percent net of fees in 2017, according to a letter sent to investors this week seen by Reuters. That was better than its historical average of 8.86 percent,

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BRIEF-Celgene Says Entered Into Settlement With Actavis​

* CELGENE - ENTERED INTO SETTLEMENT WITH ACTAVIS LLC TO TERMINATE PENDING PATENT LITIGATION, IPR CHALLENGES RELATING TO CERTAIN PATENTS FOR ABRAXANE​

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Three decades after the Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe's lessons will finally be taught

Christa McAuliffe never got to realize her dream of teaching from space.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Training Quick and Staffing Unfinished, Army Units Brace for Surging Taliban

A brigade of military advisers is being heralded as a key part of President Trump’s strategy to turn the tide in Afghanistan, but its commander has raised internal concerns about the challenges it faces.

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U.S. judge blocks prompt deportation of Cambodians

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge late on Thursday said President Donald Trump's administration cannot immediately deport 92 Cambodian citizens from the United States without first allowing them a chance to challenge the action in court.

Seasons and Months nytimes.com

Snapshots From a Land of Endless Night

Readers describe the thrills and challenges of wintertime in the Far North.

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AstraZeneca's three-in-one inhaler helps COPD patients in trial

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca said an inhaler for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) delivered improved lung function in a late stage trial that could challenge GlaxoSmithKline's new three-in-one inhaler.

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AstraZeneca's 3-in-1 inhaler helps COPD patients in trial

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca said an inhaler for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) delivered improved lung function in a late stage trial that could challenge GlaxoSmithKline's new three-in-one inhaler.

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UPDATE 2-JD.com plans to make U.S. foray this year - Bloomberg

Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc is preparing to enter the United States by the end of this year in a move that will challenge its Chinese rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and U.S.-based Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 26

(Adds company news item, futures) Jan 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 23 points higher at 7,638.4 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.20 percent ahead of the cash market open. * ASTRAZENECA: AstraZeneca said its inhaler for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) showed improved lung function in a late stage trial that could challenge GlaxoSmithKline's new three-in-one inhaler.

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UPDATE 1-JD.com plans to make U.S. foray this year - Bloomberg

Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc is preparing to enter the United States by the end of this year in a move that will challenge its Chinese rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and U.S.-based Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

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JD.com plans to make U.S. foray this year - Bloomberg

Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc is preparing to enter the United States by the end of this year, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, in a move that will challenge its Chinese rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and U.S.-based Amazon Inc.

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Medicaid work rules face tough legal challenges, experts say

(Reuters) - A lawsuit challenging the U.S. federal government's approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insurance program for the poor, legal experts said.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Bringing It All Back Home: City Ballet Begins Again With Balanchine

Peter Martins is gone. But the company, at a critical moment in its history, showed grit and rose to the challenge in six Balanchine ballets.

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UPDATE 1-South Korea hits back at U.S. tariffs with WTO challenge

GENEVA, Jan 25 (Reuters) - South Korea has hit back rapidly at U.S. tariffs on washing machines and solar panels, filing challenges and demands for compensation at the World Trade Organization.

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South Korea launches WTO challenge over U.S. tariffs

GENEVA (Reuters) - South Korea has launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization over U.S. safeguard tariffs on washing machines, a filing published by the WTO showed on Thursday.

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RPT-South Korea launches WTO dispute over U.S. tariffs

GENEVA, Jan 25 (Reuters) - South Korea has launched a trade dispute at the World Trade Organization to challenge U.S. safeguard tariffs on washing machines, a filing published by the WTO showed on Thursday.

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South Korea launches WTO dispute over U.S. tariffs

GENEVA, Jan 25 (Reuters) - South Korea has launched a trade dispute at the World Trade Organization to challenge U.S. safeguard tariffs on washing machines, a filing published by the WTO showed on Thursday.

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Satanist group challenges Missouri law on abortions

(Reuters) - A group of Satanists is challenging a Missouri law that requires women seeking an abortion to receive a booklet that says life begins at conception, arguing before the state Supreme Court that the measure violated a member's religious beliefs.

Egypt nytimes.com

And Then There Was One: Last Challenger to Egypt’s Sisi Drops Out

Khaled Ali, the last major challenger in Egypt’s presidential race, quit the race on Wednesday, clearing the field for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Azar, Alex M II nytimes.com

Senate Confirms Trump Nominee Alex Azar as Health Secretary

Mr. Azar, a former drug company executive, immediately confronts two huge challenges: how to rein in drug prices and how to administer the Affordable Care Act.

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Opposition withdraws, giving Egypt's Sisi clear run to presidency

CAIRO (Reuters) - Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's last main challenger for the presidency pulled out on Wednesday, saying any hope of a new start for Egypt had ended in a race that is all but certain to deliver the leader a second landslide.

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Car service Addison Lee challenges rivals with global app bookings

LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - British premium car service Addison Lee said customers will be able to book journeys using their app in over 100 cities from Wednesday as it invests in $90 million worth of new vehicles in a global expansion drive, rivalling the likes of Uber.

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Tennis: Nishikori beaten in low-key return from injury

(Reuters) - Kei Nishikori feels he needs more time to reach full fitness after going down 6-3 3-6 6-4 to American Dennis Novikov in the opening round of a Newport Beach ATP Challenger Tour event in his first match since undergoing right wrist injury in August.

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Judge: DOJ must give notice if planning to transfer US detainee

A federal judge ruled Tuesday evening that the Defense Department must provide 72 hours' notice to the attorneys for a US citizen accused of fighting for ISIS and detained in Iraq as an "enemy combatant" if it intends to transfer him to the custody of a third country before his detention challenge at the court is resolved.

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Last major challenger to Egypt's Sisi calls off campaign after arrest

CAIRO (Reuters) - The last challenger seen as a potential threat to the re-election of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was detained on Tuesday, and halted his campaign after the army accused him of breaking the law by running for office without permission.

Egypt nytimes.com

Egypt’s Military Detains an Ex-General Seeking to Run for President

The retired general, Sami Anan, was a rare high-profile challenger after several others dropped out, some citing intimidation by the authorities.

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RPT-COLUMN-London Metal Exchange stops the volume rot, but CME challenge grows: Andy Home

LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Trading volumes on the London Metal Exchange (LME) increased by a marginal 0.5 percent last year.

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Slowly, Germany begins to ponder life after Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - She has not faced a credible challenge to her rule as German chancellor for more than 12 years. Now, members of Angela Merkel's conservatives are starting to look ahead to potential alternatives to lead their party and country.

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WADA welcomes rejection of legal challenge to whereabouts rule

ZURICH (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has welcomed the rejection of a legal challenge to the whereabouts rule which it says is a key element in the fight against doping.

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Rahm cards his lowest score on PGA Tour for first-round lead

(Reuters) - Spaniard Jon Rahm carded his lowest score on the PGA Tour, a bogey-free 10-under-par 62, for a one-stroke lead after the first round at the CareerBuilder Challenge in the California desert on Thursday.

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Tide responds to the Pod Challenge

Branding expert Bruce Turkel says Tide needs to change their product after teens began eating their laundry detergent in search of online fame.

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YouTube is removing dangerous Tide Pod challenge videos

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After Trump denial, Netanyahu clarifies remarks on timeframe for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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Golf: Rahm returns to California a year older and much wiser

(Reuters) - Jon Rahm and Phil Mickelson head into this week's CareerBuilder Challenge with their careers heading in opposite directions.

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Cboe gets nod to challenge NYSE, Nasdaq for closing stock orders

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday approved a proposal from No. 2 U.S. stock exchange operator Cboe Global Markets Inc to compete for end-of-day orders for stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Inc.

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Pennsylvania court could order new congressional map before 2018 midterms

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices on Wednesday grilled a lawyer who defended the way state congressional districts are apportioned, a design opponents have challenged as illegally skewed to benefit Republicans who hold 13 of its 18 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

cnn.com

Laundry pod challenge leads to spike in calls to poison control centers

It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to keep teens from doing just that.

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In challenge to Madrid, Catalan assembly elects separatist speaker

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's parliament picked a separatist speaker on Wednesday, signalling the possible return of sacked nationalist Carles Puigdemont as the region's leader and the renewal of full-blown political confrontation with Madrid.

cnn.com

David Harbour's latest Twitter challenge

"Stranger Things" star David Harbour is willing to do a few favors for his followers.

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India will need at least $125 bln to fund renewables dream: govt official

NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - India will need at least $125 billion to fund its ambitious plan to increase the share of renewable power supply in the country’s grid by 2022, a top government official told Reuters, underlining the immense financing challenge ahead.

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Davos paper attacks Trump's views on trade

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Donald Trump's view of world trade will be challenged next week when he visits the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, judging by a paper seen by Reuters on Wednesday that is aimed squarely at his "America First" stance.

Detainees nytimes.com

Editorial: Donald Trump vs. Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners

A new legal challenge represents the sharpest test yet at the prison of America’s commitment to fundamental principles of due process.

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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

(Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.