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Op-Ed Contributor: I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I’m Begging Him to Act on Guns.

A graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School has been close to four mass shootings in Florida. She wants last week’s to be the last.

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North Korea canceled planned meeting with U.S. VP Pence: Pence's office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

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Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.

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Serena says 'almost died' after giving birth

(Reuters) - Serena Williams "almost died" after giving birth to her daughter last September, the former women's world number one tennis player wrote in a column for CNN that was published on Tuesday.

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Oprah, Spielberg match Clooneys' $500,000 donation to Florida march

Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw are taking a cue from George and Amal Clooney and making their own sizable donations to March For Our Lives, an event formed in the aftermath of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Florida School Shooting Survivors Take Gun Control Message on the Road

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed last week, are traveling to the state capital to call for a ban on assault rifles.

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Opinion: Donald Trump Jr. sells America's integrity cheap

With Donald Trump as President, American integrity is on sale -- get it while it lasts.

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Dallas official wants NRA to move convention to another city

The National Rifle Association should move its annual convention from Dallas to somewhere else after last week's massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students dead, a Dallas city official says.

Emergency Medical Treatment nytimes.com

Treating the Victims, and the Teenager Accused of Gunning Them Down

Emergency workers at a Florida hospital treated victims from last week’s mass shooting, and then they trained their attention on the man accused of the carnage.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies weaken as dollar rebounds globally

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies weakened on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened worldwide after hitting a three-year low last week. Currencies from Brazil, Mexico and Colombia weakened between 0.3 percent and 0.9 percent. The Chilean peso was barely changed as profit-taking partially offset the global upswing in the U.S. currency. Concerns that the United States could pursue a weaker dollar policy and by mounting worries about the

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Army awards medals to students killed in Florida shooting

The US Army is awarding medals for heroism to three students killed in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Cape Town diary: For the first time, I'm optimistic

Driving through a middle-class suburb of Cape Town a few days ago, I noticed about 20 people lined up in an orderly queue on the sidewalk. As I got closer, I saw that everyone was carrying plastic containers, and some even had garbage bins.

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Toni Braxton announces her engagement

Toni Braxton's last album was in 2014 and titled "Love, Marriage & Divorce."

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Ice Hockey: Germany edge out Switzerland to reach quarters

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Yannic Seidenberg scored less than a minute into overtime to propel Germany past Switzerland 2-1 on Tuesday and give them the last spot in the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

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Zambia cholera epidemic continues to slow as number of deaths declines

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's cholera epidemic continues to slow with seven deaths recorded over the last month, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Tuesday.

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Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges to form new self-regulating body: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sixteen Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges will fix plans as early as next week to create a self-regulating body in a bid to better safeguard investors after a $530 million digital money heist last month, two source familiar with the plan said.

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Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Archaeologists exploring the word's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age.

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Ice hockey: Donato at the double as U.S. men advance to last eight

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ryan Donato scored twice to help the United States ease to a 5-1 win over Slovakia on Tuesday and book a spot in the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals.

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Alpine skiing: Vonn faces last downhill gold chance - barring miracles

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn, the most successful World Cup woman skier of all-time, is "99.9 percent sure" that Wednesday will mark her final Olympic downhill race.

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Mexico City investigates disappearance of radio journalist

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico City's attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Mario Antonio Cañas, who was last seen on Friday, it said.

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Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A former student accused of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors.

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Afghanistan's ArtLords daub walls with messages of defiance, hope

KABUL (Reuters) - Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete blast walls that have risen to ward off militant bombs.

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Analysis: Will more young people support gun control? Recent history suggests no.

In the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, some of the student survivors are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would address gun violence in schools.

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Iran official: Tel Aviv would be 'razed to the ground' if Israel attacks

Iran issued a strong warning to Israel on Monday in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech at last weekend's Munich Security Conference.

Opera nytimes.com

An Unlikely Youth Revolution at the Paris Opera

Nearly 100,000 people younger than age 28 came to see the centuries-old company last season, contradicting a worldwide trend of aging opera audiences.

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Suspect in Florida school shooting back in court for status hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The former student accused of last week's deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school returned to court on Monday for a status hearing, and the judge ordered that a defense motion filed last week remain sealed from public view.

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Candidate defends AR-15 giveaway

A Kansas congressional hopeful said Monday that he's sticking by his campaign giveaway of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism in light of last Wednesday's mass school shooting in Florida.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-LyondellBasell doubles plastics business with $2.24 bln Schulman deal

Feb 15 (Reuters) - Chemicals maker LyondellBasell Industries NV said it will buy smaller rival A. Schulman Inc for $2.24 billion, doubling the size of its business that supplies plastic compounds to the packaging, electronics and building markets.

Freestyle Skiing nytimes.com

After Fighting for His Life, a Freestyle Skier Is Ready for Some Luck

Torin Yater-Wallace, a 22-year-old from Colorado, has spent much of the last few years recovering from a devastating run of injuries and other health woes.

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Poland's coal imports from U.S. rose five-fold in 2017

WARSAW, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Poland's coal imports from the United States jumped five-fold last year to 839,000 tonnes due to shortages on the domestic market, data from the state-run ARP agency, which monitors the Polish coal market, showed.

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Philippines says suspect Islamist militant recruiter arrested

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces have arrested a foreigner suspected of recruiting domestic fighters for pro-Islamic State militant groups, including an alliance that occupied a southern city for five months last year, police said on Monday.

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Trump blasts Oprah over 60 Minutes episode

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS's 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race.

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Marches are being planned around the US to pressure Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer

As survivors of Wednesday's school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being planned around the country to amplify the students' message that action must be taken to end gun violence.

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Mexico identifies remains as belonging to missing federal agents

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican attorney general's office said on Sunday that human remains found last week belong to two federal agents from its organized crime unit who were last seen in an online video earlier this month that appeared to show their kidnapping.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Inside the Russian Troll Factory: Zombies and a Breakneck Pace

Ex-employees of the Internet Research Agency, which was indicted last week over meddling in the 2016 election, described their often bizarre work lives.

companyNews reuters.com

PRECIOUS-Gold prices inch up on weaker dollar

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged up on Monday on a softer U.S. dollar and as investors bought the yellow metal as a hedge against inflation. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,350.51 an ounce at 0120 GMT. It hit a three-week high oft $1,361.76 on Friday. * The metal rose 2.4 percent last week, its best weekly gain since the week ended Sept. 1. * U.S. gold futures slipped 0.2 percent to $1,353.10 per ounce. * The dollar index , w

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Golf: Bubba joins Palmer, Hogan as three-times Los Angeles winner

(Reuters) - Bubba Watson acknowledged he had thoughts of retirement last year after a form slump but they were put on hold after his two-stroke victory at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Oaxaca requests aid after strong Mexico quake damages 1,000 homes

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca requested federal emergency funds on Sunday to supply food, shelter and health services in more than 30 municipalities battered by last week's powerful quake in a region still reeling from temblors in September.

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Japan's Mizuho sees pickup in U.S. M&A lending after tax cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc sees a pickup in overseas lending after a slowdown last year in the United States, where a recently enacted corporate tax cut is widely expected to spur mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

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Netanyahu blasts media 'witch hunt' as police announce new investigation

In a pre-emptive strike, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed media "pressure" for a new police investigation, less than a week after police said they had enough evidence to indict the Israeli leader for corruption in two separate cases.

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Global dividends hit record of $1.25 trln in 2017, more to come

MILAN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Global dividends rose 7.7 percent to an all-time high of $1.25 trillion (1 trillion euros) last year boosted by a buoyant world economy and rising corporate confidence, Janus Henderson said on Monday, predicting another record year ahead.

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Not seen in Pyeongchang: NHL players or wooden sticks

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Twenty-four years ago, the last time the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament was played without NHL players, Peter Forsberg won gold for Sweden in dramatic fashion, beating Canadian goalie Corey Hirsch in the sudden-death round of a shoot out.

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Japan's Mizuho sees pickup in US M&A lending after tax cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc sees a pickup in overseas lending after a slowdown last year in the United States, where a recently enacted corporate tax cut is widely expected to spur mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

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Stunned by massacre, U.S. students demand tighter gun controls

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by last week's bloodiest high school shooting in U.S. history, students across the country were mobilizing on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida officials contemplated when to reopen their badly shaken school.

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Are our elections in danger?

Election security has come under scrutiny over the last year -- and deservedly so. The 2016 election opened our eyes to how new technologies we rushed to purchase after the butterfly ballots and hanging chads of the 2000 election created new vulnerabilities hard to imagine at the time.

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Analysis: Trump's Russia delusion bubbles over

President Donald Trump has long been obsessed with the idea that the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is really nothing more than a political scheme to rob him of the credit he so rightly deserves for winning that race. Over the last 24 hours, however, that obsession has been tuned up a notch, with Trump unleashing a series of bitter tweets attacking even his own top advisers and agencies for their alleged complicity in this narrative.

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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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Trump accuses FBI of 'spending too much time' on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented the deadly school shooting in Florida last week.

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Sunny days for the economy can't last forever

politicsNews reuters.com

Republicans face first test of tax cuts' power to sway voters

WASHINGTON, Penn (Reuters) - Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last year.

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French President Macron's approval rating falls below 50 percent: Ifop

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating has fallen below 50 percent to its lowest level since October last year, a poll showed on Sunday, as the government pushes ahead with plans to shake up France's costly civil service.

Mensah, Emmanuel (1991-2017) nytimes.com

Soldier Who Died Saving People From Bronx Fire Is Hailed at His Funeral

Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah’s funeral was the last for the 13 victims of the December fire, the deadliest in New York City in over 25 years.

Evacuations and Evacuees nytimes.com

Driven From Island Homes by Storms, Dialysis Patients Can Do Little but Wait

More than 200 patients were evacuated to the mainland United States when hurricanes blasted their islands last fall. Many are still in Atlanta, unable to go home safely.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Opinion: Why Wasn’t My Son the Last School Shooting Victim?

It’s been 25 years since our family’s loss. The country has become numb to these tragedies.

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Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defence minister said on Saturday, as authorities sought to tamp down unrest in Africa's second most populous nation.

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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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An accidental expert

My life was forever changed last September.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Indictments Present a New Political Reality for a President Crying ‘Hoax’

By laying out in excruciating detail the evidence of Russian meddling spanning the last four years, the special counsel instantly created a new political reality for President Trump.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018) nytimes.com

Florida Shooting Live: Parkland Mourns as F.B.I. Admits Fumbling Tip

The F.B.I. acknowledged on Friday that it had failed to act on a warning last month that Nikolas Cruz might kill people at a school.

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U.S. urges Malaysia to protect minority Muslims sought by China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged Malaysia on Friday to offer temporary protection to 11 Uighur Muslims whose extradition is being sought by China.The U.S. State Department said it had called on Malaysia to allow the U.N. refugee agency access to the Uighurs - among a group of 20 originally from China who escaped from Thailand last year - to determine their eligibility for international protection and eventual resettlement in a third country.

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U.S. spending bill expands carbon tax credit, boosting oil producers

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A little-noticed addition to the U.S. budget deal approved last week will help Occidental Petroleum Corp and other oil producers by more than tripling a tax credit for injecting carbon dioxide back into the earth to increase crude output.

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See lung transplant recipient take first breath

An emotional video of one woman's first unobstructed breath after a lung transplant went viral last October, and now she hopes her story will inspire others to become organ donors.

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Analysis: Trump's absolutely disastrous week

President Donald Trump hasn't had a lot of good weeks since becoming president last January. But this one looks like one of the worst.

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Futures rise, setting stocks on firm ground for the week

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures rose on Friday, set to build on a rally that has lasted five straight days as investors shrug off inflation fears and focus on growth in the economy and corporate profits.

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Hackers stole $6 million from Russian bank via SWIFT system: central bank

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia (Reuters) - Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million roubles ($6 million) from a Russian bank last year in an attack using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the Russian central bank said on Friday.

Television nytimes.com

While ‘Last Week Tonight’ Was Away, John Oliver Was Busy

Mr. Oliver talks about the new season of his topical HBO comedy series and a challenging interview of Dustin Hoffman that he conducted.

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REFILE-Foreigners' net selling of Japan stocks hits highest since Aug 2015

TOKYO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Net selling of Japanese stocks by foreign investors last week hit the highest since China's stock market crash in 2015, as a sharp sell-off on Wall Street triggered a global flight from riskier assets, exchange data showed.

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Hackers stole $6 million in attack on SWIFT system, Russian central bank says

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia (Reuters) - Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million rubles ($6 million) in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian central bank said on Friday.

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Telltale internet message may have foreshadowed Florida school massacre

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The 19-year-old man accused of shooting 17 people to death at a Florida high school legally purchased the assault rifle used in the killings and may have foreshadowed the attack in a social media comment investigated by the FBI last year, authorities said on Thursday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

YouTube Comment Seen as Early Warning in Shooting Left Little for F.B.I. to Investigate

A commenter who shared a name with the suspect in the Florida school vowed to become a “professional school shooter” in a disturbing post that the authorities examined last fall.

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Months away from Malaysian election, EU's move stirs discontent in palm groves

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An EU decision to curb palm oil imports was the last thing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak needed ahead of a coming election, with rural voters already aggrieved over financial scandals at state-owned palm oil agency Felda.

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Australian government fractures as deputy PM calls Turnbull 'inept'

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major rift opened up in Australia's coalition government on Friday as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce refused to resign over an affair with a staff member, and blasted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's condemnation of his behavior as "inept".

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Volatility holds key to bank revenue revival from 2017 slump: survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Revenues at the world's 12 biggest investment banks fell to their lowest levels since 2008 last year, a survey showed on Friday, while a return to more volatile global markets in 2018 could be a mixed blessing for their business.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux say they've split

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have revealed they have been separated since late last year, according to a joint statement.

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White House blames Russia for 'reckless' NotPetya cyber attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

Plastics nytimes.com

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

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

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White House blames Russia for 'NotPetya cyber attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

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Tennis: Federer closes in on world number one ranking

(Reuters) - Roger Federer is one win from becoming the oldest world number one in ATP Tour history after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(8) 7-5 in the last 16 of the Rotterdam Open on Thursday.

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Ex-wife's photos raise questions about McGahn's role in Porter scandal

The FBI obtained photos of the bruised face of Colbie Holderness seven days after President Donald Trump's inauguration last year, according to emails obtained by CNN, raising questions about what information White House counsel Don McGahn had at his disposal regarding her ex-husband, Rob Porter.

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U.S. senator questions FEMA over Puerto Rico contracts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate's budget panel has questioned the federal disaster response agency about two contracts totaling more than $180 million, awarded to companies that failed to deliver the goods to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico last year.

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Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

MOSCOW (Reuters) - About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

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As marijuana use rises, doctors warn pregnant women

Two-year-old Maverick Hawkins sits on a red, plastic car in his grandmother's living room in the picturesque town of Nevada City, Calif., in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. His playpal Delilah Smith, a fellow 2-year-old, snacks on hummus and cashews and delights over the sounds of her Princess Peppa Pig stuffie.

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19 of the 30 deadliest mass shootings have taken place in the last decade. So what's changed on the federal level?

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UK blames Russia for cyber attack, Moscow decries Western campaign

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which swept across Europe and beyond, hitting companies and other users after initially targeting Ukraine.

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U.S. weekly jobless claims rebound from near 45-year lows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rebounded from a near 45-year low last week, but remained below a level that is associated with a tightening labor market.

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UPDATE 1-LyondellBasell to double its plastics business with Schulman deal

Feb 15 (Reuters) - Petrochemicals company LyondellBasell Industries NV will buy plastic composites maker A. Schulman Inc for $1.24 billion, doubling the size of its plastics business.

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Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish militia from anti-Islamic State force

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey said on Thursday it had demanded that the United States expel a Kurdish militia from the ground forces it backs in Syria, underscoring the widening gulf between the NATO allies since Ankara launched a new Syrian offensive last month.

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Futures roll higher, brushing aside inflation worries

(Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher on Thursday, reclaiming further ground ceded during last week's sell-off, as investors brushed aside inflation data and preferred stocks over bonds for the fifth day in a row.

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Aster DM Healthcare $153 million IPO subscribed 1.3 times

(Reuters) - United Arab Emirates-based Aster DM Healthcare Ltd's initial public offering (IPO) of shares on the Indian exchanges to raise 9.80 billion rupees ($153.34 million) was subscribed 1.3 times on the last day of the sale on Thursday.

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UK blames Russia for cyber attack, says won't tolerate disruption

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser.

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UPDATE 1-Freeport, Amman awaiting green light on 2018 Indonesia copper exports

JAKARTA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc and fellow copper miner Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMNT) are waiting for last-minute mining ministry approvals to their applications to extend copper concentrate exports, company officials said.

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Oxford BioMedica wins second $100 million gene therapy contract

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Oxford BioMedica has won a second $100 million contract to supply gene therapy material, this time from Bioverativ, which agreed last month to be acquired by Sanofi for $11.6 billion.

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Coincheck hit by lawsuit as investors seek restart of cryptocurrency withdrawals

TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency investors launched a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday, seeking to force the Tokyo-based exchange to allow them to withdraw assets worth $183,000 frozen after last month's $530 million heist of digital money.

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Inspector general: VA secretary's chief of staff altered email for wife's expenses

The chief of staff for Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin altered an email and made false statements to a department ethics official that led to taxpayers covering expenses for Shulkin's wife on an official trip to Europe last summer, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Wednesday.

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'Serious derelictions' found in U.S. veteran affairs chief's Europe trip: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament during a government trip to Europe last summer, and his chief of staff made false statements so the secretary's wife could travel at government expense, the inspector general reported on Wednesday.

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Soccer: Low-cost Asensio upstages Neymar and Mbappe in Real win

MADRID (Reuters) - Paris St Germain spent 400 million euros ($498 million) on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe last year but it was Real Madrid's bargain signing Marco Asensio who stole the show when Real beat the Parisians 3-1 in Wednesday's showcase Champions League last-16 first leg.

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Richard Branson 'a little jealous' of Musk

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

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Postpartum depression can linger for years and impact kids’ behavior

(Reuters Health) - Women whose postpartum depression lasts for several months are at heightened risk of having depression that lingers for years and it may affect their children, showing up as behavior problems and increased depression risk in the teenage years, a UK study suggests.

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Charlie Munger urges regulators to ease off Wells Fargo, blasts bitcoin

(Reuters) - Charlie Munger, the longtime business partner of fellow billionaire Warren Buffett, said on Wednesday it is time for regulators to "let up" on Wells Fargo & Co , which will end up "better off" as it corrects a series of mistakes in how it treated banking customers.

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Doctors Without Borders fired 19 people for sexual abuse last year

PARIS (Reuters) - International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said on Wednesday it had dealt with 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse among its 40,000 staff last year, and dismissed 19 people as a result.