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UPDATE 3-BHP boosts dividend as half-year profit jumps 25 pct, costs rise

* CEO says will meet activist investor Elliott Advisors (Adds bullets, share price)

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Freestyle skiing: United States dominate ski halfpipe qualifying

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Aaron Blunck led the United States' domination in the qualification for the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Pyeongchang Olympics with the Americans securing the top three spots on Tuesday.

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BHP's half year profit jumps 25 pct; misses forecasts

Feb 20 (Reuters) - The world's biggest miner BHP said on Tuesday its underlying half-year profit rose 25 percent, helped by robust commodity prices.

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Freestyle skiing: Burke legacy lives on with Sharpe reminder in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As the dust settled following the ladies ski halfpipe final on Tuesday, thoughts turned to the woman who deserves most of the credit for making the sport an Olympic event.

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Over half of Japan firms do not plan base pay rise this year

TOKYO (Reuters) - More than half of Japan's companies do not plan to raise base pay in annual wage talks in coming months, a set back for the prime minister and the country's main business lobby which has called for wage rises of 3 percent to fuel an economic revival.

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World stocks break recovery streak with U.S. and China closed

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their first loss in five days on Monday, breaking a winning streak that saw them recover almost half their losses from a violent sell-off two weeks ago.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks break recovery streak with U.S. and China closed

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their first loss in five days on Monday, breaking a winning streak that saw them recover almost half their losses from a violent sell-off two weeks ago.

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Video of man sawing gun goes viral

A man in New York has gone viral after he posted a video sawing his AR-15 gun in half in hopes that one less gun will result in fewer mass shootings.

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Freestyle skiing: Sharpe sets pace in halfpipe qualifying

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Cassie Sharpe laid down the two highest-scoring runs of the competition as the Canadian topped the qualifying standings for the ski halfpipe final on Monday.

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In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Fleeing crime and economic crisis, more than half a million Venezuelans have entered Colombia, with many homeless, begging for food and suffering abuse.

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VA secretary: I wasn't asked to resign

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says he has no plans to resign -- and that during a roughly half-hour conversation with White House chief of staff John Kelly on Thursday, he was not asked to resign and did not offer his resignation.

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Stock volatility: back with a bang and here to stay

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock markets are unlikely to return to the unusually calm conditions seen last year, even though equities have already recovered more than half the ground lost in the recent selloff and traders have rapidly dialed down fear.

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Gone with the wind: storms deepen Florida's beach sand crunch

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla (Reuters) - Down the palm tree-lined roads of northeast Florida's Flagler County, a half-dozen dump trucks are shuttling back and forth along the Atlantic coast pouring thousands of tons of sand onto the local beach.

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Zinc miners, smelters spar over supply as 2018 terms delayed

MELBOURNE, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Global zinc miners and smelters failed to reach any benchmark deal on 2018 processing terms at an annual industry gathering this week, and any agreement is likely to be delayed by a month or more as participants haggle over prospects for growing supply in the second half, two industry sources told Reuters.

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U.S. environmental penalties nearly halve in Trump's first year: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency levied around half the average number of penalties against polluters in the first year of the Trump administration as in the same period of the past three presidential administrations, according to a report released Thursday.

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More Israelis believe police than Netanyahu, polls show

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Almost half of Israel's electorate believe the country's police, who say they have gathered evidence against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called for him to be charged with bribery, a poll showed on Wednesday.

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Gold medalist Chloe Kim dragged into immigration debate

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin inserted the hot-button political issue of immigration into the Winter Games when telling the story of Chloe Kim, the teen phenom who won a gold medal in the women's halfpipe.

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Futures sink as CPI data raises inflation fears

(Reuters) - U.S. stock reversed course to trade half a percent lower on Wednesday after data showed consumer prices rose more than expected in January, with a measure of underlying inflation posting its biggest gain in a year.

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Shaun White’s Bumpy Ride Back to the Top

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

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Snowboarding: White delivers again to win third halfpipe gold

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

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White triumph caps golden century for United States

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

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Snowboarding: White wins third Olympic gold after halfpipe showdown

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

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Halfpipe Live Results: Shaun White Leads After First Run

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

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Bolder Tricks on the Halfpipe Bring Bigger Risks, Too

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

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More than half the people getting food stamps are children or seniors

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Worm in woman's eye leads to unique discovery

Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long.

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Newly free Saudi Prince Alwaleed gives to soccer club

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, freed two weeks ago from detention in a luxury hotel during a corruption sweep, said on Tuesday he was answering a government call to support local soccer clubs by donating half a million dollars.

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Malaysia further downgrading ties with North Korea a year after airport assassination: sources

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur's airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, sources familiar with the government's plans said.

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Snowboarding: Big boys through top-quality halfpipe qualifying

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

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Snowboarding: Mission Kim-possible as teenager soars to gold

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

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'Whistleblower' alleges VIX manipulation, urges regulatory probe

(Reuters) - A scheme to manipulate Wall Street's fear gauge, VIX, poses risk to the entire equity market and costs investors hundreds of millions of dollars a month, a law firm on behalf of an "anonymous whistleblower" told U.S. financial regulators and urged them to investigate before additional losses are suffered.

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"Whistleblower" alleges VIX manipulation, urges regulatory probe

Feb 12 (Reuters) - A scheme to manipulate Wall Street's fear gauge, VIX, poses risk to the entire equity market and costs investors hundreds of millions of dollars a month, a law firm on behalf of an "anonymous whistleblower" told U.S. financial regulators and urged them to investigate before additional losses are suffered.

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Halfpipe Live Results: Chloe Kim Crushes Her First Run

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

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An Oregon woman plucked a new species of worms out of her eye

Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long.

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

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

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Head held high, Kim's sister returns to North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - A prim, young woman with a high forehead and hair half swept back quietly gazes at the throngs of people pushing for a glimpse of her, a faint smile on her lips and eyelids low as four bodyguards jostle around her.

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Snowboarding: Kim dominant in halfpipe qualifying, Japanese disappoint

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

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Coincheck heist sheds light on Japan's rush to create cryptocurrency rules

TOKYO (Reuters) - After the Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange was stung by a half-billion dollar theft in 2014, Japanese regulators swung into action.

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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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Fans' halftime contest goes way wrong

Two fans were asked to participate in a basketball-themed game of tic-tac-toe, but they struggled with how to play the classic game.

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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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McIlroy has putting meltdown as Johnson takes Pebble Beach lead

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy four-putted from six feet while Dustin Johnson avoided any similar mishaps to move into the halfway lead at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California on Friday.

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BRIEF-Bandwidth - Unit, Co And Verizon Services Entered Settlement Agreement

* BANDWIDTH SAYS ON JAN 29, UNIT, CO AND VERIZON SERVICES, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND RELATED ENTITIES, ENTERED INTO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT - SEC FILING

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Sochi winner Podladtchikov out of Pyeongchang with brain injury

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov will not be able to defend his Olympic halfpipe title in Pyeongchang due to a brain injury suffered at the Winter X Games last month.

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Rising Hummus Prices? Blame a Drought Half a World Away

Poor crops of chickpeas in India have made the dish more expensive in British supermarkets, the latest example of extreme weather affecting global food prices.

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Futures slip, investors take stock after volatile week

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Thursday as investors took stock of a heavy round of corporate results after the most volatile week of trading in more than two-and-a-half years.

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Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle

Mr. Buffett, who has a new Broadway show, “Escape to Margaritaville,” built a half-billion-dollar empire on his laid-back beach brand. But he’s all business now.

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Russian watchdog says to examine Facebook in second half

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Thursday it would carry out an audit into Facebook's compliance with Russian legislation in the second half of the year.

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Russian watchdog says to examine Facebook in H2

MOSCOW, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Thursday it would carry out an audit into Facebook's compliance with Russian legislation in the second half of the year.

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Snowboard: You ain't seen nothing yet says American White

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Shaun White may have delivered a perfect halfpipe performance to qualify for the Pyeongchang Olympics but the two-time Olympic gold medalist said on Thursday the best was yet to come.

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Angela Merkel Reaches Deal to Form Coalition Government in Germany

The agreement is contingent on the approval of nearly half a million registered members of the Social Democratic Party, who will vote by mail.

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Gilead fourth-quarter hepatitis C drug sales plummet, sees further slowdown

(Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc on Tuesday said fourth-quarter sales of its flagship hepatitis C drugs fell by more than half amid increased competition, and the company forecast a further slowdown for the current year.

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Bitcoin falls; half its value lost in 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin briefly slid below $6,000 on Tuesday to its lowest point so far this year in a sell-off that has seen the cryptocurrency lose more than half its value.

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Bitcoin slides below $6,000; half its value lost in 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid another 13 percent to below $6,000 on Tuesday, bringing the world's best-known cryptocurrency's losses to more than half since the start of 2018.

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Ice hockey: Russian players tested after arrival in Korea

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) signaled that Russian athletes cleared to compete at the Winter Games will come in for heavy scrutiny after whisking more than half the women's ice hockey team away for testing shortly before a training session.

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Opinion: A stock market lesson for Trump - the hard way

Donald Trump is suddenly learning a very hard lesson. Stock markets that go up can, quite suddenly and precipitously, go down. And then there's the other half of that lesson. When you buy the good news, you inevitably own the bad as well.

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Meet the teen who got a selfie with Timberlake

This 13-year-old explains how he scrambled to take a selfie with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show.

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Justin Timberlake, Playing It Safe, Seeks Super Bowl Redemption

Returning to the Super Bowl halftime show 14 years after his career-altering appearance with Janet Jackson, the pop star revisited loaded material.

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Singtel to spend up to $413 million to nudge up stake in India's Bharti Telecom

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) said it would spend up to $413 million on shares in India's Bharti Telecom, lifting its stake slightly in the holding company for Bharti Airtel to just under half.

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Timberlake back at Super Bowl halftime, no wardrobe malfunctions

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake posed for a selfie, paid tribute to music legend Prince and played it safe at a halftime Super Bowl performance on Sunday, returning to the gig where he and Janet Jackson introduced "wardrobe malfunction" to the American lexicon.

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Compulsory Veils? Half of Iranians Say ‘No’ to Pillar of Revolution

A government study found that 49.8 percent of Iranians consider the Islamic veil a private matter. The report pits President Hassan Rouhani against hard-liners.

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Sender of Hawaii missile alert thought '100% it was real'

The man who says he sent out the false ballistic missile alert last month in Hawaii that caused more than a half hour of panic said Friday he thinks he is being treated unfairly, and he was positive at the time the drill was real.

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Fowler flying at Phoenix Open, shares lead with DeChambeau

(Reuters) - Rickie Fowler took a step towards Phoenix Open redemption when he earned a share of the halfway lead with fellow American Bryson DeChambeau in Arizona on Friday.

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10 quotes from 1968 report on race that resonate today

This month marks 50 years since the release of a landmark report on race in America, commissioned by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It followed unrest in 1967 in cities like Newark and Detroit and was prepared by the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission. Here are some excerpts from the report's summary, many of which, half a century later, still help provide context for today's social issues.

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U.S. guns used in crimes across the Americas every half hour: report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Guns from the United States have been used to commit crimes approximately once every 31 minutes across Mexico, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean, a left-leaning U.S. policy group said on Friday.

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Here for the Super Bowl halftime show

Yes, a football game will be played Sunday but we are really here for the star power.

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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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India's 'Modicare' to cost about $1.7 billion a year: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to provide health insurance for about half the country's population would require an estimated 110 billion rupees ($1.7 billion) in federal and state funding each year, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Strong iPhone prices, cash plans buoy Apple shares after muted outlook

(Reuters) - Stronger iPhone prices and hints by Apple Inc on Thursday that it could return more than half of its $285 billion in cash to shareholders eased concerns among investors, even as the world's biggest technology company gave a disappointing revenue outlook for the current quarter.

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Justin Timberlake says Janet not part of Super Bowl show

LONDON (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake caused a national controversy when he performed the Super Bowl halftime show with Janet Jackson in 2004, and the pop singer said on Thursday not to expect his partner in crime to appear this time around.

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Patriot QB Brady: 'I'm half Minnesotan'

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Critic’s Notebook: Justin Timberlake, Back at the Super Bowl. What About Janet?

His appearance at this year’s halftime show has resurfaced the memory of one of pop music’s biggest traumas.

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India Wants to Give Half a Billion People Free Health Care

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to address rising demands for greater economic and social protections before national elections next year.

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UPDATE 1-Dutch regulator recommends steep production cut at Groningen

THE HAGUE, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Gas production in the Dutch Groningen field should be cut nearly in half "as soon as possible" to limit the risks of earthquakes in the region, the Dutch gas sector regulator said on Thursday.

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CNN poll: Trump gets least positive reaction in at least 20 years

Almost half of Americans who watched President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address -- 48% -- say they had a "very positive" impression of the speech, down from 57% of speech-watchers after his first address to match Barack Obama's rating after his first State of the Union address, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

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Restaurant Review: The Lobster Club Does Japanese, From Raw to Half-Baked

For the first time, a Major Food Group menu doesn’t quite measure up to its restaurant’s busy spectacle.

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Italian postman never rings once, hoards mail instead

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police have arrested a postman from the northern town of Vicenza after finding more than half a tonne (1,100 lb) of undelivered mail stashed away in his garage.

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Kim Jong Nam met mystery American days before he was murdered

Kim Jong Nam, the elder half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, met with an American man five days before he was murdered, a court in Malaysia heard Monday.

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What we can learn now from the 1918 flu pandemic

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the great influenza pandemic of 1918. Between 50 and 100 million people are thought to have died, representing as much as 5 percent of the world's population. Half a billion people were infected.

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Crowd erupts after buzzer-beating shot

A Evanston Township High School student scored the winning goal for this basketball team by making an unbelievable shot from more than halfway across the court.

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Handball: Vintage Spain win maiden European title

ZAGREB (Reuters) - A rampant Spain lifted their first European handball title after a magnificent second half propelled the former world champions to a 29-23 win over the 16-nation tournament's surprise package Sweden in the final on Sunday.

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IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dead at 91

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Billionaire IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad has died aged 91, the Swedish company said on Sunday, with the furniture empire he launched more than half a century ago familiar around the globe.

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Golf: Wild Woods entertains with recovery shots at Torrey Pines

LA JOLLA, California (Reuters) - Tiger Woods drove the ball wildly but hit some sensational recovery shots to slightly improve his position halfway through the third round at the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday.

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Nearly 500K in jail without a conviction

Nearly half a million people in American jails have not been convicted of a crime. Van Jones blames our bail system. Watch The Van Jones Show this Saturday at 7pm ET with special guest Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter.

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Tiger Woods in danger of missing cut in PGA Tour comeback

LA JOLLA, California (Reuters) - Tiger Woods was in danger of missing the cut in his PGA Tour comeback as he stood two over par halfway through the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open on Friday.

Cancer nytimes.com

Opinion: What to Say When You Meet the Angel of Death at a Party

After two and a half years of living with stage IV cancer, I have some suggestions about how to talk to me.

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World stocks set for 10th straight week of gains, euro jumps

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set for their 10th straight week of gains on Friday, while the euro jumped more than half a percent as comments by U.S. officials this week advocating their support for a weak dollar reverberated through currency markets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks set for 10th straight week of gains, euro jumps

LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - World stocks were set for their 10th straight week of gains on Friday, while the euro jumped more than half a percent as comments by U.S. officials this week advocating their support for a weak dollar reverberated through currency markets.

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Iodine deficiency may contribute to women’s fertility problems

(Reuters Health) - Women who are deficient in iodine and trying to get pregnant may have half the chance of conceiving compared to women with healthy iodine levels, according to a recent U.S. study.

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U.S. Trump will probably visit Britain in second half of year - source

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will most probably visit Britain in the second half of this year, but officials are discussing whether it will be a state visit and when exactly it will take place, a British senior government source said on Thursday.

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U.S. to seek dismissal of 'meritless' whistleblower cases: memo

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has issued a memo that lawyers say could result in fewer whistleblowers being allowed to pursue lawsuits on the agency's behalf against companies accused of defrauding the government.

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'Doomsday Clock' closest to midnight since Cold War over nuclear threat

(Reuters) - Scientists on Thursday moved ahead by half a minute the symbolic Doomsday Clock, saying the world was at its closest to annihilation since the height of the Cold War due to world leaders'...

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US Treasury Department sanctions those working on behalf of North Korea

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Chinese citizen pleads guilty to U.S. graduate school exam fraud

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Chinese citizen accused of posing as someone else to take a graduate school entrance exam on her behalf pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a criminal case that arose from U.S. prosecutors investigating international students who use imposters to gain admission to American universities.

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Pentagon puts countering China, Russia at center of U.S. defense strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the heart of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting American priorities after more than a decade and a half of focusing on the fight against Islamist militants.

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1.3 million children displaced by Iraq's war with Islamic State: UNICEF

GENEVA (Reuters) - About half the 2.6 million people displaced in Iraq after a three-year war with Islamic State militants are children and persisting violence hampers efforts to ease their suffering, the United Nations said on Friday.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Don’t Mind the Day Care Downstairs

More than half of the day care centers in New York City are home-based, which means toddlers often get dropped off in residential buildings.

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Tennis: Edmund outlasts Basilashvili in brutal battle

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Kyle Edmund overcame Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili and temperatures well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in a brutal three-and-a-half hour battle to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time on Friday.

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Nokia signs its first official 5G equipment deal with NTT DoCoMo

FRANKFURT, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Finland's Nokia said on Friday it signed its first major deal to supply new 5G wireless radio base stations to Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo, which boasts nearly half of the country's mobile subscribers.

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Tennis: Edmund outlasts Basilashvili in brutal heat

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Kyle Edmund overcame Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili and temperatures well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in a brutal three-and-a-half hour contest to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time on Friday.