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Biogen raises 2017 forecast on Spinraza success

(Reuters) - Biogen Inc's second-quarter profit smashed estimates on Tuesday, boosted by strong sales of its spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) drug, Spinraza, which is priced at $750,000 for the first year of therapy.

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India swears in Ram Nath Kovind as 14th president

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in on Tuesday as India's 14th president, becoming the first member of a powerful Hindu nationalist movement to assume the highest public office in the world's largest democracy.

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Sri Lanka cabinet approves revised port deal with China: spokesman

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's cabinet approved a revised port deal with China Merchant Port Holdings on Tuesday, cabinet spokesman Dayasiri Jayasekera told Reuters, after terms of the first agreement sparked widespread public anger.

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Logitech increases outlook after first-quarter beats forecasts

ZURICH (Reuters) - Logitech International raised its profit outlook for the year after strong sales of its gaming and video collaboration products helped the computer peripheral maker beat forecasts in its first quarter.

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Exclusive: Australia to accept first Central American refugees under U.S. deal - sources

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will accept several dozen Central American refugees within the next few months, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters, the first transfers under a controversial refugee swap arrangement agreed with the United States.

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UPDATE 1-Logitech increases outlook after Q1 beats forecasts

ZURICH, July 25 (Reuters) - Logitech International raised its profit outlook for the year after strong sales of its gaming and video collaboration products helped the computer peripheral maker beat forecasts in its first quarter.

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Rathbone Brothers first-half pretax profit up 16.7 percent

LONDON (Reuters) - British wealth manager Rathbone Brothers plc posted a 16.7 percent rise in first-half pretax profit on Tuesday, boosted by market gains and a rise in assets under management.

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Japan PM revises when he knew about friend's vet school application

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday revised when he first knew about a friend's application to open a veterinary school at the center of a suspected cronyism scandal, saying he only became aware of the plan after it was approved.

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Citigroup hosts investors for first time since the financial crisis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.

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RPT-Citigroup hosts investors for first time since the financial crisis

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.

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BRIEF-Dream Industrial REIT announces first U.S. asset acquisition

July 24 (Reuters) - Dream Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust

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BRIEF-First Bank reports Q2 earnings per share $0.15

* First Bank reports second quarter 2017 net income of $2.0 million, an increase of 38% from 2016

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UPDATE 2-Anadarko becomes first U.S. oil producer to slash 2017 capex

July 24 (Reuters) - U.S. oil producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp posted a larger-than-expected quarterly loss on Monday and said it would cut its 2017 capital budget by $300 million because of depressed oil prices, the first major U.S. oil producer to do so.

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Microsoft Paint’s Days May Be Numbered

One of the first applications for Windows will no longer be actively developed, the company said, pushing the program closer to being discontinued.

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CFTC approves LedgerX license to clear, settle digital currency derivative contracts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Commodity Futures Commission said on Monday it has granted New York-based LedgerX, a bitcoin options exchange, the first ever license to clear and settle derivative contracts for digital currencies.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. jury finds AbbVie liable for misrepresentation in first AndroGel verdict

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) - A federal jury in Chicago on Monday found AbbVie Inc fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel and ordered the drugmaker to pay $150 million in punitive damages.

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U.S. jury finds AbbVie liable for misrepresentation in first AndroGel verdict

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) - A federal jury in Chicago on Monday found AbbVie Inc fraudulently misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel and ordered the drugmaker to pay $150 million in punitive damages.

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Swimming: 'Iron Lady' Hosszu thrills home crowd by striking gold

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Katinka Hosszu, roared on by her home crowd, held on to secure Hungary's first gold medal at the 2017 world swimming championships after a thrilling women's 200 meters individual medley final on Monday.

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Luxottica on track with targets and Essilor deal after steady H1

MILAN, July 24 (Reuters) - Italian eyewear group Luxottica is on track to meet full-year targets and win regulatory approval for its planned merger with France's Essilor, it said on Monday, after its first-half underlying operating profit came in just ahead of forecasts.

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Pope's treasurer faces sex abuse charges in Australia, a grim reminder for his home town

BALLARAT, Australia (Reuters) - One of the pope's top advisers, Cardinal George Pell, makes his first court appearance in Australia this week on charges of historic sex crimes, a bitter reminder for his home town reeling from more than a dozen abuse cases.

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BRIEF-Ocean Bio-Chem reports Q2 net sales about $9.9 mln vs about $8.7 mln a year ago

* Ocean Bio-Chem Inc reports record nets sales for the second quarter and the first six months of 2017

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BRIEF-Healthcare Trust Of America revises dates to report Q2 results

* Healthcare Trust Of America Inc. Revises dates to report 2017 second quarter and first half financial results and host conference call

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France's Macron faces grassroots court challenge over party rules

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron faced the first grassroots revolt from within his own camp on Monday when hundreds of activists asked a court to halt voting on new rules for the political party that helped him win power in May.

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Matsushita to test with Sauber F1 team

LONDON (Reuters) - Honda protege Nobuharu Matsushita will have his first experience of driving a Formula One car when he tests with Sauber in Hungary next week, the Swiss-based team said on Monday.

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India arrests Kashmir separatists for terror funding

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India's federal counter-terrorism agency arrested seven members of Kashmir's main separatist alliance on Monday on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan-based militant groups to wage attacks, the agency said, the first such case against the group.

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BRIEF-ManpowerGroup Q2 earnings per share $1.72

* ManpowerGroup reports 2nd quarter and first half 2017 results

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BRIEF-Johnson & Johnson announces encouraging first-in-human clinical data for investigational HIV preventive vaccine

* Johnson & Johnson announces encouraging first-in-human clinical data for investigational HIV preventive vaccine

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HIV fight advances with new drug cocktails, fresh vaccine hopes

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - Three decades after approval of the first-ever AIDS treatment, HIV medicine is seeing a new wave of innovation with scientists reporting positive data on Monday for improved drug cocktails and a novel experimental vaccine.

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CORRECTED-African Markets - Factors to watch on July 24

(Corrects date in headline and day in first paragraph) NAIROBI, July 24 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Monday. - - - - - EVENTS: *ZAMBIA - The statistics office is expected to release July consumer price index data any time starting today. GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks slipped on Monday as demand for riskier assets ebbed after their recent strong gain

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White House Memo: Anthony Scaramucci, New Communications Chief, Woos Trump on TV

Mr. Scaramucci, the hedge fund investor turned message strategist, took his tailored suits and butter-smooth style on his first official TV outing on Sunday.

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Golf: Rookie Murray clinches first PGA Tour title by one stroke

(Reuters) - A lucky break at the 13th hole paved the way for PGA Tour rookie Grayson Murray to win the Barbasol Championship by one stroke in Alabama on Sunday.

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China's debt specter could haunt Fed's policy meetings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In September 2015, the U.S. Federal Reserve cited risks from China as a key reason for delaying its first interest rate hike in a decade. A wall of Chinese debt maturing in the next few years could jolt the country back into the U.S. central bank's policy deliberations.

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Tennis: Isner achieves rarity by winning event without facing break point

(Reuters) - Big-serving John Isner became the first man in a decade to go through an entire ATP tournament without facing a break point as he used his dominant serve to win the Hall of Fame Open in Rhode Island on Sunday.

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Nigeria releases first photo of ailing president in almost 80 days

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, the first in almost three months after he left the country on May 7 for medical leave in Britain.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State

Sgt. First Class Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is accused of trying to provide equipment, training and classified military information to ISIS.

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Winnipeg Journal: Winnipeg’s Treaty Payments: Meager Reminder of a Painful History

The annual payments — five dollars a person — are an enduring symbol of the complex legal relationship between First Nations and the Canadian government.

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New Trump communications director promises crackdown on media leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump's new communications director, said on Sunday that one of his first tasks will be to halt leaks and that staff on his team would be fired if the leaks do not stop.

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Erdogan kicks off Gulf crisis diplomacy with Saudi visit

DUBAI (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Saudi Arabia and met King Salman on Sunday, Saudi state news agency SPA reported, his first stop on a Gulf diplomatic tour aimed at healing an Arab rift with Ankara's ally Qatar.

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Women's 50km race walk added to London 2017 to ensure gender equality

(Reuters) - A women's 50km race walk will feature at the London 2017 world athletics championships for the first time in order to ensure gender equality, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Sunday.

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20,000 flock to Pokemon Go fest in Chicago

Pokemon Go fans and players attend the first festival devoted to the mobile game, the Pokemon Go Fest, being held in Chicago's Grant Park.

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Diving: Daley puts Rio failure behind him to regain world title

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - - Tom Daley, Britain’s 2009 world champion, thwarted China’s bid to become the first country to win four successive diving world titles in the men's 10-metre platform when the 23-year-old prevailed in a thrilling final.

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'Dunkirk' gives Harry Styles a running start at a legitimate movie career

Harry Styles first pops up in Christopher Nolan's new historical war effort "Dunkirk" about a half hour into the film.

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Who is Anthony Scaramucci?

Anthony Scaramucci accepted President Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director. The position is a first for Scaramucci, who has never held a formal political communications role. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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Hawaii to test nuclear warning system amid North Korea's threats

Hawaii is set to become the first state in the US to test an "attack- warning" system in the event of a North Korean nuclear missile strike.

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MSF reopens first Kunduz clinic since deadly hospital air strike in 2015

KABUL (Reuters) - Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) reopened a small medical clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday, their first facility there since the American airstrikes that destroyed a hospital in 2015.

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Golf: Piller maintains lead at Marathon Classic

(The Sports Xchange) - Gerina Piller is halfway to her first LPGA Tour victory.

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Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

Ms. Trump’s first ethics disclosure shows that she and her husband, Jared Kushner, benefit from an active business empire, an arrangement that poses potential conflicts of interest.

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Al Qaeda suspect makes first appearance in U.S. federal court

(Reuters) - Ali Charaf Damache, an al Qaeda suspect accused by the United States of conspiring to support terrorists, made an initial appearance in a federal court in Philadelphia on Friday following his extradition from Spain, the Justice Department said.

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BRIEF-First Savings Financial Group,First National Bank of Odon sign acquisition agreement

* First Savings Financial Group Inc and the First National Bank of Odon sign definitive acquisition agreement

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BRIEF-First Bancshares Q2 earnings per share $0.26

* The First Bancshares, Inc. reports quarterly results and declares quarterly dividend

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Athletics: Bolt breaks 10 seconds for first time this season in Monaco win

MONACO (Reuters) - Eight-times Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt ran under 10 seconds for the first time this year as he narrowly won the 100 meters at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.

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First woman enlists to become a Navy SEAL

A woman will train with other potential officers this summer in hopes of becoming the first female Navy SEAL.

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Poulter revels in return to major contention

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - A buzzing Ian Poulter said he was drawing on memories of his near-miss at Royal Birkdale in 2008 as he put himself in contention for a first ever major win with an impressive even-par second round of 70.

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'Descendants 2' hits flat note in Disney sequel

It probably requires having a child under 12 to appreciate just what big business a Disney Channel movie like "Descendants 2" is, which makes the numbing nature of this sequel puzzling. Because while the first exhibited flashes of inspiration, the second feels entirely phoned in, as if it could skate by on the title alone.

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U.S., seven allies map joint F-35 jet operations in Europe

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States and seven allies have held their first meeting to map out plans for joint operations of the new Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth jet fighter in Europe in coming years.

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U.S., 7 allies map joint F-35 jet operations in Europe

BERLIN, July 21 (Reuters) - The United States and seven allies have held their first meeting to map out plans for joint operations of the new Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth jet fighter in Europe in coming years.

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BRIEF-Dominion Energy Midstream declares quarterly cash distribution increase of 5 percent

* Dominion Energy Midstream declares quarterly cash distribution; increases distribution by 5 percent above first-quarter distribution

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Digital wealth manager Flynt gets Swiss banking license

ZURICH (Reuters) - Digital wealth management start-up Flynt has received a banking license from Swiss finance watchdog FINMA, it said on Friday, representing a first for a Swiss financial technology...

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Indian musician plays guitar as doctors perform brain surgery

(Reuters) - Musician Abhishek Prasad strummed his guitar throughout his neurosurgery to help doctors zero in on the part of the brain being operated on during the first such procedure in India.

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A new dawn: South Korea seeks new talks with Pyongyang

(Reuters) - Earlier this month South Korea proposed military talks with the North. The formal initiative from Seoul's new government could lead to the first high-level discussions between the rival states since 2015.

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Bank of America picks Dublin as EU hub post Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of America has become the first Wall Street bank to pick Dublin to be its new base for its European Union operations as Britain prepares to leave the bloc, the firm said in a statement on Friday.

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UAE welcomes Qatari decision to amend anti-terrorism laws

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates on Friday welcomed Qatar's decision to amend its anti-terrorism laws, one of the first positive responses since the UAE and three other Arab countries imposed sanctions on Doha last month.

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China equity funds, local debt top first-half emerging market performance tables

LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese and Indian equity funds sprinted away from their emerging market rivals in the first half of 2017, whilst local currency bond funds shone as the dollar weakened.

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Vodafone reports better-than-expected 2.2 percent growth in firs quarter

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone, the world's second largest mobile operator, reported better-than-expected 2.2 percent revenue growth in its first quarter, reflecting a robust performance in Italy and Spain and an acceleration in demand in Turkey.

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Acacia Mining aims for lower end of FY guidance after tough H1

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Acacia Mining is targeting the lower end of its production guidance for the year after its first-half results were hit by Tanzania's ban on the export of its concentrates, the gold miner said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Sartorius Stedim Biotech 2017 first-half figures

* H1 SALES EUR 546.7 MILLION VERSUS EUR 508.8 MILLION YEAR AGO

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Japan's Mitsui to sell stake in UK's First Hydro

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co said on Friday it has agreed to sell its entire 25 percent stake in UK hydro power firm First Hydro to Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. for more than 5 billion yen ($45 million).

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Amazon spent $3.2 million in second quarter on Washington lobbying effort

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - Amazon, facing potential criticism of its plan to buy Whole Foods Markets , continued its multi-million lobbying effort - shelling out $3.2 million in the second quarter of this year - an increase from the $2.9 million spent in the first three months.

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Three-way tie for lead at Barbasol Championship

(Reuters) - Zac Blair made a late eagle and birdied the last hole to join a three-way tie for the lead in the weather-interrupted first round of the Barbasol Championship in Auburn/Opelika, Alabama on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Mitsui & Co to sell stake in UK hydro power firm to Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P.

* Says it plans to sell its entire 25 percent stake in UK hydro power firm First Hydro to Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P.

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BUZZ-Japan's Mitsui to sell stake in U.K. First Hydro

** Japan's Mitsui & Co said it has agreed to sell its entire 25 percent stake in UK hydro power firm First Hydro to Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P.

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BRIEF-Washingtonfirst Bankshares Q2 core earnings per share $0.42

* Washingtonfirst Bankshares Inc reports 21% increase in net income and 29% increase in core net income for the second quarter 2017

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Flint water crisis whistle-blowers win MIT Media Lab's 'Disobedience Award'

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - The pediatrician and professor who first drew national attention to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, that exposed residents to dangerously high levels of lead are set to receive the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab's first "Disobedience Award" on Friday.

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BRIEF-Republic First Bancorp reports Q2 earnings per share $0.04

* Republic First Bancorp, Inc. Reports second quarter financial results

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Neil Armstrong's moon bag sells for $1.8 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth was sold to an anonymous bidder for $1.8 million at an auction in New York on Thursday marking the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing.

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U.S. Navy to commission first 'Ford-class' carrier on July 22

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense said the Navy will commission its first "Ford-class" aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, on Saturday at its base in Norfolk, Virginia - three years behind schedule and billions over budget.

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Winning toilet paper gowns offered to brides-in-need

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A toilet paper wedding dress with 1,500 hand-cut butterflies made by a mother of two in her spare time won the $10,000 first prize in a quirky New York fashion competition on...

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Teens go missing in Washington

Teens competing for Burundi, a small country in East Africa, in the inaugural FIRST Global robotics challenge in Washington this week have gone missing.

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White House developing comprehensive biosecurity strategy: official

ASPEN, Colorado (Reuters) - The Trump administration is developing the first comprehensive strategy to defend the United States against disease pandemics and biological attacks by terrorists, the top White House homeland security official said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Citizens First Corp reports Q2 earnings per share $0.43

* Citizens First Corporation announces second quarter 2017 results and completion of preferred stock redemption

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CalSTRS sees annual returns jump to 13.4 percent from 1.4 percent

(Reuters) - The California State Teachers’ Retirement System reported a 13.4 net percent return on investment for the fiscal year that ended June 30, the first time the pension fund exceeded...

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'Despacito' banned in Malaysia

Malaysian officials say the first Spanish-language smash hit since the Macarena is inappropriate for children because of sexual references.

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Spieth backs up his swagger with impressive first round

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Two-time major winner Jordan Spieth said his opening round in the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Thursday was one of the finest he had ever produced in a major after he took a share of the clubhouse lead with a five-under par score of 65.

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Black judge removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem from court

Carlos Moore made history this week when he took to the bench as the first African-American municipal judge in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Then he made a ruckus.

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BRIEF-BancFirst Corp Q2 earnings per share $1.42

* Q2 earnings per share view $1.16 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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U.S. says 180 airlines implement enhanced security measures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with the first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June.

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Baltics need anti-aircraft protection against Russia, Lithuania says

SIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania (Reuters) - NATO should permanently deploy anti-aircraft weapons in the Baltics to deter Russia, Lithuania's president said on Thursday as the United States put Patriot missiles on display after including them in an exercise in the region for the first time.

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Warren: Trump gets 'F' on draining the swamp

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) grades President Donald Trump's first six months in office.

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One in eight people who voted for Trump having second thoughts - Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump said they are not sure they would do so again after witnessing Trump's tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016 voters.

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O'Meara's farewell to Birkdale is a round to forget

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Former winner Mark O'Meara was given the honor of being first off in what will almost certainly be his final British Open, but the American endured a horrible round of 81 in the rain at Royal Birkdale.

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EU, Britain end round of Brexit talks with little progress

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU and British negotiators found some common ground at the end of a first full round of Brexit talks but big differences remain over citizens' rights and uncertainty persists over the financial settlement and the Irish border.

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6 months in, a look at Trump White House briefings

Donald Trump's White House has slowly but surely reduced its presence in the White House briefing room during the first six months of his presidency -- with on-camera briefings all but disappearing from the schedule.

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BRIEF-Incyte says first patient treated in Phase 3 clinical trial of itacitinib

* Incyte announces first patient treated in Phase 3 clinical trial of itacitinib for acute graft-versus-host disease

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Cycling: Van Vleuten takes Izoard stage on La Course by Le Tour

COL D'IZOARD, France (Reuters) - Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands attacked four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the finish on Thursday to win the first stage of La Course by Le Tour, the women's race run by Tour de France organizers ASO.

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UK government says parliament to debate EU repeal bill on September 7

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will hold its first full parliamentary debate on Sept. 7 on legislation which will sever the country's ties with the European Union, the leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said on Thursday.

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Do-over: 1 in 8 people who voted for Trump want to change their vote - Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump said they would not do so again after witnessing Trump's tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016 voters.

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Blackstone raising at least $3 billion in first Asia PE fund: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP is seeking to raise up to $3 billion in its first Pan-Asia buyout fund for investments in sectors including high-end manufacturing and healthcare, people familiar with the plan told Reuters.

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UPDATE 1-Blackstone raising at least $3 bln in first Asia PE fund-sources

* Fund size not finalised, could be bigger than $3 bln-source

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Blackstone raising at least $3 bln in first Asia PE fund

* Fund size not finalised, could be bigger than $3 bln-source

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UPDATE 1-Volvo Cars profit rises, plans tech-sharing Geely venture

STOCKHOLM, July 20 (Reuters) - Sweden's Volvo Cars sold more vehicles in Europe and China in the first half that helped drive up earnings 21 percent and said it would set up a joint venture with its Chinese parent to share technology with other brands in the Geely group.