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Lego builds foundations in China classrooms as old markets slow

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is hoping to build a following with Chinese parents by promoting its place in the classroom as well as the toy box.

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EPA chief postpones trip after reports of expensive travel

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has postponed a planned visit to Israel following criticism for taking expensive flights on the taxpayer dollar, an EPA spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

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Trump: 'They are laughing their asses off in Moscow'

President Donald Trump says Russians are "laughing their asses off in Moscow" for the way Washington has handled the Russia investigations, following the Department of Justice's charges against Russian nationals last week for interfering in the 2016 election.

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Proxy advisory firm ISS says Qualcomm should negotiate sale to Broadcom

(Reuters) - U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc should try to negotiate a sale to Broadcom Ltd following the latter's sweetened $121 billion offer, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS) said.

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Oxfam sex abuse criticism disproportionate, chief executive says

LONDON (Reuters) - Oxfam's chief executive said criticism of the charity following a sex abuse scandal had been disproportionate, according to comments published on Saturday.

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Bobsled Team Represents Nigeria Loosely, but Women Truly

The team’s three women were born in the United States, but they have attracted a following for their aim to inspire a generation of women to follow in their footsteps.

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Qualcomm says open to more deal talks with Broadcom following meeting

(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Friday called a meeting with Broadcom Ltd to discuss the latter's $121 billion bid constructive and opened the door to more talks, but continued to reject the proposed deal between the semiconductor companies.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (February 16) - Russia, Florida, DACA

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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The Secret Behind Adam Rippon’s Olympic Abs

Skater Adam Rippon has a passionate social media following that includes frequent comments on his chiseled physique. Here is a look at his workout regimen.

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Quotes from the Pyeongchang Winter Games on day seven

(Reuters) - Following are some memorable quotes from the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday:

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PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Feb 16

Feb 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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UPDATE 2-Jeffrey Tambor out of Amazon's 'Transparent' TV series

LOS ANGELES, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Jeffrey Tambor, the award-winning star of Amazon Studios television series "Transparent," is exiting the show, the company said on Thursday, following accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Florida governor on gun laws: 'Everything's on the table'

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says "everything's on the table" when considering tightening gun control laws in the state following the school shooting that took the lives of 17 people on Wednesday.

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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.

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Tillerson meets Turkey's Erdogan for 'open' talks after weeks of strain

ANKARA (Reuters) - Top U.S. diplomat Rex Tillerson and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan had a "productive and open" talk on Thursday about improving ties strained recently over their policies on Syria, in a meeting following weeks of escalating anti-American rhetoric from Ankara.

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Jeffrey Tambor out of Amazon's 'Transparent' TV series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jeffrey Tambor, the award-winning star of Amazon Studios television series "Transparent," is exiting the show, Amazon said on Thursday, following accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (February 15) - Florida shooting, immigration

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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The Tingle Makers, Open for Business

Soothing videos of women whispering or crinkling paper have an unusually devoted following online. A salon in Brooklyn is mixing the therapy with theater.

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Video shows moment police enter classroom

A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School recorded the moment police entered a classroom where students had been huddled following a deadly school shooting.

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Two-way ace Ohtani untroubled by pressure after Angels move

(Reuters) - Japanese two-way standout Shohei Ohtani is keeping his cool under the spotlight following his high-profile move to the Los Angeles Angels, saying he is only focused on helping the Major League Baseball (MLB) side win.

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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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Mexico's Financiero Interacciones sees cheaper loans on Banorte tie-up

MEXICO CITY, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Mexico's state and municipal government debt sector will likely see lower borrowing costs in the coming months following the acquisition of Grupo Financiero Interacciones by Banorte, Interacciones CEO said on Wednesday.

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Lawmaker slams Congress: Not a damn thing will change

Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) slams Congress' lack of action following mass shootings.

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Paul Ryan pressed on Porter

House Speaker Paul Ryan answered questions on the House Oversight Committee's investigation of the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment following domestic violence allegations.

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U.N. says bombs will litter Mosul for more than a decade

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Iraqi city of Mosul will remain strewn with unexploded bombs for a decade, endangering a million or more civilians who want to return home following the end of three years of Islamic State occupation, a U.N. demining expert said on Wednesday.

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Paul Ryan on Porter: Vetting system needs fix

House Speaker Paul Ryan answered questions on the House Oversight Committee's investigation of the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment following domestic violence allegations.

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What Stormy Daniels told Jimmy Kimmel

Stormy Daniels makes an appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" following Donald Trump's State of the Union address.

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UK to aid groups: no more cash if you don't come clean on abuse

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government will tell aid agencies on Wednesday it will withdraw funding if they cannot show they are preventing abuse by staff following allegations of sexual misconduct involving British aid organization Oxfam.

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Investors most neutral on U.S. bonds since October -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The share of investors holding longer-dated U.S. Treasuries equal to their benchmarks rose to its highest in about four months following last week's market turmoil, JPMorgan Chase & Co's latest client survey showed on Tuesday. Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields hit a four-year high of 2.902 percent on Monday on concerns about rising inflation and increased borrowing to fund more federal spending. The 10-year yield swung in a 24 basis point trading range la

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Why I swipe left on Trump voters

It's been three decades since I dated. Needless to say, a lot has changed! Eager to expedite the process following my imminent divorce, I recently jumped into the world of online dating, where wannabe suitors are just a click or swipe away.

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Opinion: Why I swipe left on Trump voters

It's been three decades since I dated. Needless to say, a lot has changed! Eager to expedite the process following my imminent divorce, I recently jumped into the world of online dating, where wannabe suitors are just a click or swipe away.

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Quotes from the Pyeongchang Winter Games on day four

(Reuters) - Following are some memorable quotes from the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday:

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India says Pakistan 'will pay' after Kashmir army camp attack

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR,India (Reuters) - India warned Pakistan that it would "pay for this misadventure" following a deadly attack by militants on an army camp in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir that has stoked tensions between the nuclear armed rivals.

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Court will unseal documents from Starr investigation of Bill Clinton

A federal court in Washington will unseal documents that have stayed secret for two decades from independent counsel Ken Starr's investigation of then-president Bill Clinton, following a request from CNN.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (February 12) - Infrastructure, Opioid scourge, Maga

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Vic Damone, Who Crooned to Postwar Popularity, Dies at 89

In an era dominated by Sinatra, Como and Bennett, Mr. Damone built his own following on records and television and in nightclubs.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (February 12) - Infrastructure, Opioid scourge

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Officer was fired after he chose not to shoot a man. He's getting $175,000 settlement

A West Virginia city has agreed to pay a former police officer $175,000 to settle a wrongful-termination lawsuit after he was fired following his decision not to shoot a distraught suspect who was holding a gun.

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Quotes from the Pyeongchang Winter Games on day three

(Reuters) - Following are some memorable quotes from the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday:

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UPDATE 2-OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

Feb 10 (Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers.

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OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers.

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Trump laments lives 'being shattered by ... a mere allegation'

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday to lament "lives are being shattered" by a mere allegation in the wake of the resignations of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter and speechwriter David Sorensen following allegations of domestic abuse.

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The invitation was presented by Kim Jong Un's younger sister during a historic meeting

The South Korean president has been invited to travel to North Korea, following a formal invitation from the country's leader Kim Jong Un, potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders since 2007.

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'Catastrophe' star's 2-year-old son dies

"Catastrophe" star Rob Delaney is mourning the death of his two-year-old son, Henry, following the boy's battle with cancer, the actor announced Friday in a Facebook post.

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The President did not express sympathy for women Rob Porter has been accused of abusing

President Donald Trump on Friday called the departure of his former staff secretary Rob Porter following allegations of domestic abuse "very sad" and said he wishes Porter "well."

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METALS-Copper slips, on course for biggest weekly drop in 2 months

(adds analyst comment, updates prices) BEIJING, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Copper prices fell in London and Shanghai on Friday, extending recent declines following a renewed plunge in global equity markets and another big rise in copper inventories. The losses have put three-month London Metal Exchange (LME) copper, which is now trading below the $7,000 a tonne mark that had provided support so far in 2018, on course for a weekly drop of 3.1 percent, its biggest since early December. In a n

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U.S. voices concern over 11 Uighur China wants Malaysia to deport

WASHINGTON/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The United States on Friday expressed concerns over Malaysia's possible deportation of 11 Uighur Muslims to China, following a Reuters report that Beijing wanted the Southeast Asian country to hand over the Uighur who escaped from Thailand.

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Rob Porter isn't the only high-level Trump staffer forced out because of past actions

Rob Porter resigned from his White House role this week following allegations of past domestic abuse, and sources told CNN that senior aides to President Donald Trump had known about the allegations for months.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm equities fall amid global caution, monetary concerns

SAO PAULO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Latin American equities fell sharply on Thursday, as local markets continued to mirror global caution following a sell-off in North America and Europe, while fears of more restrictive regional monetary policy also took a toll. Mexico's IPC was the region's biggest loser, falling 2.28 percent, while Brazil's Bovespa fell 1.49 percent. Chile's blue-chip IPSA index and Colombia's IGBC both fell more than 1.7 percent. Across the region, eyes were also on loc

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (February 8) - Kissinger, Visa Lottery

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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EU lawmakers urge review of summer clock changes

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers backed a motion on Thursday calling for an assessment of whether Europe should stop moving clocks forward and back between summer and winter time, following a call...

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Robin Williams' death linked to rise in copycat suicides

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Suicide rates in the United States spiked almost 10 percent following the death in 2014 of actor Robin Williams, and spiked even more among men and those who ended their lives, like Williams, by suffocation, according to a study published on Wednesday.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (February 7) - Korea, FBI, Budget

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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White House staff secretary Rob Porter has resigned

White House staff secretary Rob Porter, a top aide to President Donald Trump, has resigned, the White House confirmed Wednesday, following allegations of abuse from his two ex-wives.

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White House senior aide to resign following abuse charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. White House staff secretary Rob Porter said on Wednesday he would resign following accusations of domestic abuse from two former wives.

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U.S. senator 'more optimistic' about NAFTA after Trump meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator John Cornyn said following a White House meeting on Wednesday that he is "more optimistic" that President Donald Trump will not terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and will push ahead with talks to modernize the trade pact.

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Wall Street ends down after choppy session; energy, tech weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower in an up-and-down session on Wednesday, dragged down by tech and energy shares, as investors adjusted to a more volatile market following wild swings of the past few sessions.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (February 7) - Republic of Korea, FBI, Stock Market

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Wynn Resorts shares climb after Maddox moves into CEO slot

(Reuters) - Wynn Resorts Ltd shares jumped 10 percent on Wednesday, as investors approved of the casino operator's decision to give company veteran Matt Maddox the top job, replacing casino mogul Steve Wynn who resigned following sexual misconduct allegations.

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Mexico sets March Maya oil price for international buyers

MEXICO CITY, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex revised its March term pricing formulas for crude oil shipped to customers in the Americas, Europe and the Far East, the company said on Wednesday. The following table lists the adjustments to price constants in the Americas, the U.S. West Coast, Europe and the Far East: DESTINATION FEB CONSTANT MAR CONSTANT ---------------- ---------------- --------------- AMERICAS

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Maldives supreme court judge ill-treated in prison: ex-president

MALE/COLOMBO (Reuters) - The exiled former president of the Maldives accused authorities on Wednesday of mistreating a supreme court judge thrown into prison following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean island nation.

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Wall Street set to open lower after Tuesday's recovery

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were down about a third of a percent, setting Wall Street for a lower open on Wednesday, an almost 2 percent gain in the previous session failing to calm the nerves following the Dow's biggest intraday fall on Monday.

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PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Feb 7

Feb 7 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Dozens feared trapped after quake

Dozens of people are missing following a deadly earthquake in Taiwan, with more than 40 feared trapped in a multi-story building tilting perilously in the northeastern city of Hualien.

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Casino magnate Steve Wynn quits as CEO after sexual misconduct claims

(Reuters) - U.S. casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO of his company Wynn Resorts following claims he subjected women who worked for him to unwanted advances, becoming one of the most prominent business leaders to quit over sexual misconduct allegations in recent months.

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Asian shares on edge, trim gains as U.S. futures slip

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets took back some of their earlier gains on Wednesday as investors were unnerved by a drop in U.S. stock futures, underscoring lingering anxiety following steep losses in global equities over the past few days.

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Casino magnate Steve Wynn steps down as CEO after sexual misconduct claims

(Reuters) - U.S. casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO of his company Wynn Resorts following claims he routinely subjected women who worked for him to unwanted advances, becoming one of the most prominent business leaders to quit over sexual misconduct allegations.

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Exclusive: FBI raids Colorado body broker following Reuters report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday searched the offices of a Colorado businesswoman who operates a funeral home and a body donation company from the same building.

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Turkey says will tell Tillerson it wants to mend trust with U.S.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will tell U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the two countries must repair damaged mutual trust, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, following a series of disagreements, especially over the Syria crisis.

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Wall Street rebounds in volatile trade after steep drops

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rebounded in volatile midday trading on Tuesday, following the biggest one-day declines for the S&P 500 and the Dow in more than six years.

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EU regulators to examine Apple buy of UK music discovery app Shazam

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will examine iPhone maker Apple's acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam following a request from seven European countries.

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Patriots star Gronkowski burgled on Super Bowl weekend: police

BOSTON (Reuters) - Super Bowl weekend brought a one-two of bad news for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, whose home was burgled following the team's upset loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, police said on Tuesday.

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Sessions calls for 'fresh start' at FBI

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he believes the FBI needs a "fresh start" following FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's decision to step down.

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Military deployed as Olympic security guards fall sick

South Korea has deployed 900 military personnel after 1,200 security guards were pulled from duty following an norovirus outbreak at Winter Olympic facilities in Pyeongchang.

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Thai rights news conference called off after police warning

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A news conference by a Thai rights group was called off on Tuesday following a police warning not to hold the event or risk violating a junta ban on public gatherings.

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BlackRock warns of risk as inverse volatility products sink

(Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, warned of the risk of so-called inverse Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs) following Monday's steep decline in financial instruments that bet against wild downward swings in the markets.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (February 5) - DACA, Democrats, Adam Schiff

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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NBC tearjerker shines with moving Super Bowl showcase

The following contains spoilers about the "This Is Us" post-Super Bowl episode.

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Nikkei tumbles over 2 pct to 1-1/2-month low following Wall Street rout

TOKYO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled more than 2 percent to a 1-1/2-month low on Monday, pressured by sharp losses in U.S. markets triggered by rising bond yields and prospects for stronger inflation.

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Tillerson warns Mexico to watch Russian election meddling

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Mexico on Friday to pay attention to Russian meddling in elections around the world, following comments from another U.S. official that there were signs of such interference in the country's presidential race.

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Expelled lawmaker leaves with angry mic drop

Arizona Rep. Don Shooter was expelled from the legislature almost unanimously following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him.

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Wynn stock drop forces question: when to disclose misconduct?

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The steep drop in the stock price of Wynn Resorts Ltd following a report that chairman Steve Wynn subjected female staff to unwanted sexual advances offers an illustration of how such allegations may now be "material" information that public companies need to disclose.

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Ontario revokes mortgage broker BDMC license over risky investments

TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario's financial regulator said on Friday it has revoked the license of mortgage brokerage Building Development and Mortgages Canada Inc (BDMC) and Vince Petrozza, a co-founder of a related firm, Fortress Real Developments, following an investigation into risky syndicated mortgage investments.

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'American carnage' President presides over prison reform push

Following building momentum on Capitol Hill and backing from advocates left and right, a nod from President Donald Trump has lifted the expectation that prison reform legislation could pass this year.

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Hundreds trapped in South African gold mine

More than 900 miners have been trapped in a South African mine for at least 24 hours after it lost power following a violent storm on Wednesday.

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New technology reveals numerous ancient Maya structures in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Thousands of previously unknown ancient Maya structures, including pyramids, palaces and causeways, have been revealed in Guatemala following an investigation by a team of...

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Guess shares slump after model Kate Upton tweets about exec

(Reuters) - Guess Inc shares fell more than 17 percent on Thursday following a tweet by model and actress Kate Upton accusing the company's co-founder of using his power to harass women.

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CIA Director Pompeo defends meetings with Russian spy chiefs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday defended the practice of meeting with Russian spy chiefs, following reports that top U.S. intelligence officials last week met a Kremlin spymaster who is under U.S. sanctions.

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Guess shares slump after model Kate Upton tweets about executive

(Reuters) - Guess Inc shares fell more than 14 percent on Thursday following a tweet by model and actress Kate Upton about the company's co-founder using the #MeToo hashtag designed to highlight sexual harassment.

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Teen suspended over anti-bullying video

High school student Emily Gipson was suspended after she posted a spoken word anti-bullying viral video following a classmate's suicide.

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Lowe's to pay U.S. staff $1,000 bonus following tax reform

(Reuters) - Lowe's Cos Inc on Thursday said it would pay a one-time bonus of $1,000 for over 260,000 hourly U.S employees, as the home improvement chain takes advantage of changes in the U.S. tax code.

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Navy commander was bribed with prostitutes

The largest corruption scandal in US Navy history has claimed another high-ranking officer following a guilty plea from a commander who once controlled the service's joint military exercises.

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Philippine security forces capture top Maoist guerrilla leader

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces arrested the head of the Communist movement's armed wing following President Rodrigo Duterte's order to target guerrilla leaders after peace talks collapsed, police and human rights lawyers said on Thursday.

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Super Bowl security team 'ready for anything'

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The security operation in place for Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are "ready for anything" after two years of planning that was adjusted following last year's deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (January 31) - Steve Scalise

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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MSU names former Gov. John Engler as interim president

Michigan State University's board of trustees named former Gov. John Engler on Wednesday as its interim president following the upheaval over Larry Nassar's decades of abuse.

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USA Gymnastics says all directors have resigned after abuse scandal

(Reuters) - USA Gymnastics, the sport's U.S. governing body, said on Wednesday all its remaining directors have now resigned following revelations that the longtime team doctor had sexually abused numerous athletes under his care.

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C.D.C. Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns Over Tobacco and Other Investments

Dr. Fitzgerald left the agency in the middle of a flu epidemic following a report in Politico that Ms. Fitzgerald traded in tobacco stocks.

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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.

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Hong Kong lawmakers, following China, vote to ban ivory sales

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong voted on Wednesday to ban ivory sales in the world's largest ivory retail market, a move wildlife activists hailed as vital towards halting the slaughter of elephants.