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In Japan, a Liberal Maverick Is Seeking to Lead a Conservative Party

Taro Kono, a U.S.-educated political blue blood who has made a name as a liberal nonconformist, is positioning himself to one day replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Federer downs Seppi to reach Rotterdam final

(Reuters) - New world number one Roger Federer delivered another polished performance to beat Andreas Seppi 6-3 7-6(3) in the semi-final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday.

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Russians romp into women's semi-finals with Swiss rout

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic Athletes from Russia team trounced Switzerland 6-2 in an entertaining clash at the Kwandong Hockey Centre on Saturday to book a spot in the semi-finals of the women's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

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U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief of staff to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, named in a report that found "serious derelictions" in a visit to Europe by Shulkin, will retire, the Department of Veterans Affairs said on Friday.

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Woods commits to play next week in Honda Classic

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has committed to play in next week's Honda Classic, marking the first time in three years he has entered in tournaments on successive weeks, the PGA Tour event said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Townebank Names William Littreal New CFO

* ‍PROMOTION OF WILLIAM B. LITTREAL TO POSITION OF SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER​

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Ice hockey: Russians up and running with big win over Slovenia

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - After a stunning opening loss to Slovakia, Kiril Kaprizov scored a hat-trick as the Olympic Athletes from Russia stormed back on Friday to crush Slovenia 8-2 and set up a key group game against the United States in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

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Curling: Canada tumble into 0-3 hole with loss to Denmark

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Defending gold medalists Canada were in danger of crashing out of the Olympic women's curling tournament after a shock 9-8 extra-end loss to Denmark on Friday left them without a win through three rounds.

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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Two men arrested in New York City with bomb-making material: NY Times

(Reuters) - Authorities arrested two people in New York City on Thursday and planned to charge to them with building an explosive device after what they described a federal terrorism investigation, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed law enforcement official.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

The Names of the Florida High School Shooting Victims

The shooting in Parkland, Fla., claimed 17 lives. Among them: A popular coach, a soccer player, a trombonist in the band.

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FBI was warned: Authorities knew of alleged shooter, tipster says

The FBI was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the suspect in Wednesday's campus massacre in Parkland, Florida, according to a video blogger.

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Sharapova, Keys pull out of Dubai

(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova and U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys have pulled out of next week's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the tournament organizers said on Thursday.

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The Week in Good News: Chloe Kim, Mr. Rogers, and a Bichon Frisé Named Flynn

Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there.

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Aldi Sued and Aldi Nord looking at closer cooperation - Manager Magazin

FRANKFURT, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Europe's leading discount retailer Aldi is considering stepping up cooperation between its two separate namesake companies Aldi Nord and Aldi Sued, a German monthly reported.

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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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Airbus names Safran executive as head of helicopter unit

BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbus Group said on Wednesday it has appointed Bruno Even as head of its helicopter division, effective from April 1.

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Hedge funds wager on inflation with consumer, materials shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several big-name hedge funds made bets on consumer discretionary and materials stocks at the end of 2017 that could benefit from the signs of rising inflation that have roiled...

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Golfer Haas involved in car crash, drops out of tournament: manager

(Reuters) - U.S. professional golfer Bill Haas escaped serious injury in a fatal three-car collision in Los Angeles on Tuesday that also involved actor Luke Wilson, but will drop out of a tournament as a result, his manager and local officials said on Wednesday.

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Ice Hockey: Slovenia down U.S. 3-2 in overtime

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Slovenia came from two goals down in the third period to beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday in the opening round of the men's Olympic hockey tournament.

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BRIEF-T. Rowe Price Says Vice Chairman Edward Bernard To Retire In Dec 2018

* T. ROWE PRICE VICE CHAIRMAN ED BERNARD TO RETIRE IN DECEMBER 2018; ROB SHARPS NAMED HEAD OF INVESTMENTS AS OF MARCH 1, 2018

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BRIEF-Constellation Brands Names Bill Newlands President And COO, Rob Sands Remains CEO

* BILL NEWLANDS NAMED CONSTELLATION BRANDS PRESIDENT AND COO; ROB SANDS REMAINS CEO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Snowboarding: "What the hell is a chicken salad?"

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Listening to snowboarders reeling off the names of the tricks they laid down in their Olympic runs can be a confusing experience for fans and media alike.

environmentNews reuters.com

Philippines opposes China naming features on its continental shelf

MANILA/BEIJING (Reuters) - The Philippines on Wednesday said it would oppose what it said were attempts by Beijing to formally assign Chinese names to undersea features on part of Manila's continental shelf on its Pacific Ocean coast.

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Toshiba names ex-banker as CEO, seen tackling opposition to chip unit sale

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp appointed a former banker experienced in dealing with distressed companies as CEO, and forecast its first annual profit in four years, helped by a buoyant chip business that it has agreed to sell.

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This US senator is always ready with a one-liner

Louisiana Sen John Kennedy has made a name for himself in the halls of Congress, where reporters have come to expect a funny quip in response to questions.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Flynn the bichon frise fetches top prize at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bichon frise named Flynn was crowned best in show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, triumphing over the nearly 3,000 dogs that competed in the...

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The US Senator always ready with a one-liner

Louisiana Sen John Kennedy has made a name for himself in the halls of Congress, where reporters have come to expect a funny quip in response to questions.

Lotteries nytimes.com

How Much Is Your Privacy Worth? A Lot, if You’ve Won $560 Million

As a court considers whether to let the winner of a huge lottery jackpot remain anonymous, people are offering to change their names to help her claim her prize — for a cut.

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Chipotle Mexican names Taco Bell chief Brian Niccol CEO

(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill said on Tuesday it named Brian Niccol chief executive officer, effective March 5.

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Trump to tap Georgette Mosbacher as ambassador to Poland: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to name Florida businesswoman and Republican fundraiser Georgette Mosbacher, whose husband served as U.S. Commerce Secretary under former President George H.W. Bush, as the U.S. ambassador to Poland, the White House said on Tuesday.

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Blackstone names real estate chief Gray president in succession move

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP said on Tuesday that Jonathan Gray, who turned the buyout firm into the world's biggest real estate investor as head of its property business, will take over from Tony James as president, setting him up as successor to Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman.

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UPDATE 1-Blackstone names real estate chief Gray president in succession move

* Gray built up Blackstone's real estate unit (Adds CEO quote, context on real estate business and industry)

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UPDATE 1-IBM sues former HR boss hired by Microsoft

Feb 13 (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp sued its former executive Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, who was named Microsoft Corp's new chief diversity officer over the weekend, alleging violation of a one-year non-competitive agreement.

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IBM sues former HR boss hired by Microsoft

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp sued its former executive Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, who was named Microsoft Corp's new chief diversity officer over the weekend, alleging violation of a one-year non-competitive agreement.

Cold War Era nytimes.com

U.S. and Russia Revive Cold-War Game of Provocative Street Names

Moscow takes up a proposal to change the name of an alley near the U.S. Embassy to 1 North American Dead End, after Washington renames a block for a slain Russian dissident.

cnn.com

This lonely frog is looking for love online

An 11-year-old Bolivian water frog named Romeo has been looking for his "Juliet" for the past decade to save his species.

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Turkey to name street by U.S. Embassy after its Syrian offensive

ANKARA (Reuters) - The mayor of the Turkish capital of Ankara said on Monday he had approved re-naming a street outside the U.S. Embassy as "Olive Branch", the name Turkey uses for its ongoing military campaign in Syria.

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Armed forces rushed more than 4,000 people onto FBI's gun ban list after an ex-airman killed dozens in Texas

Since an ex-US airman shot more than two dozen people in a Texas church in November, the US military has added more than 4,000 names to the nation's list of dishonorably discharged military personnel banned from owning firearms -- a sign of what has been a massive hole in the nation's gun buying background check system.

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Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

LONDON (Reuters) - "Chocfinger" made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel.

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INSIGHT-Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - "Chocfinger" made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company Opens Office In Dubai

* BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY OPENS OFFICE IN DUBAI, NAMES EXECUTIVES TO HEAD MIDDLE EAST REGION AND THIRD PARTY LINES

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Patty Hearst kidnapping: Where are they now?

The Patty Hearst kidnapping and its resulting criminal trial became known as the original "crime of the century," and it made Hearst and her attorney F. Lee Bailey household names. For more, watch "The Radical Story of Patty Hearst" Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.

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Where is Patty Hearst today?

The Patty Hearst kidnapping and its resulting criminal trial became known as the original "crime of the century," and it made Hearst and her attorney F. Lee Bailey household names. For more, watch "The Radical Story of Patty Hearst" Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.

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Golf: Unharried Potter beats big names for surprise Pebble Beach win

(Reuters) - Ted Potter, Jr. kept his cool as he outplayed some of the game's biggest names to win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three shots in California on Sunday.

cnn.com

Harvard names its new president

In hiring its 29th president, Harvard University is turning to one of its own.

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Harvard names veteran academic administrator as new president

(Reuters) - Harvard University on Sunday announced that Lawrence Bacow from its Kennedy School of Government would be its 29th president starting on July 1, calling him one of the most experienced and respected leaders in U.S. higher education.

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Canadian, U.S. women open with wins

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The only two teams ever to win Olympic gold medals in women's ice hockey opened their 2018 tournaments with wins on Sunday, with Canada grinding down the Russians 5-0 and the U.S. edging past Finland 3-1.

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Ice Hockey: U.S. women edge Finland in Olympic opener

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Kendall Coyne scored a powerplay goal as the U.S. women's hockey team came from behind to beat Finland 3-1 in their Olympic tournament opener on Sunday, surviving a scare from a team that has never beaten them in Olympic play.

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Snowboarding: Flying Tomato's burger visit cheers up chef

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - When fast food chef Cha Gwen Sol added a one-million-won ($920) "Flying Tomato" burger to the menu of his Pyeongchang restaurant as an Olympic gimmick, he never expected the owner of the nickname, snowboarding star Shaun White, to turn up and order one.

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Carnival lights up Rio despite crime wave, yellow fever scare

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Carnival festivities took over Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, as revelers danced and drank at block parties with names like "fire in the underpants," despite an extended crime...

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Trump taps U.S. Pacific Commander Harris as ambassador to Australia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday named U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris, who is known for his hawkish views on China's military expansion, as his pick to serve as the American ambassador to Australia, the White House said in a statement.

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Trump to tap U.S. Pacific Commander Harris as ambassador to Australia: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday named U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris as his pick to serve as the American ambassador to Australia, the White House said in a statement.

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Exclusive: Renault's Mueller quits, clearing CEO succession path - sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Renault's Chief Performance Officer Stefan Mueller is leaving the company, sources told Reuters on Friday - likely clearing the way for rival candidate Thierry Bollore to be named second-in-command and eventual successor to CEO Carlos Ghosn.

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UPDATE 2-Russian tycoons say U.S. 'oligarch list' may cause problems with banks

MOSCOW, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Russian companies may start experiencing problems in their dealings with banks as a result of the U.S. government's so-called "oligarch list," several businessmen named in the list said on Friday.

Academy Awards (Oscars) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: My Simple Italian Town Is at Risk of an Oscar

The charm of Crema, where “Call Me by Your Name” was filmed, is not in monuments but in its winding lanes, conversation, ripe fruit and lust for life.

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Opinion: How 'Cheddar Man' flips British identity

This week, researchers from the Natural History Museum in London revealed a facial model of a fossilized Stone Age hunter-gatherer who died around what is now the English town of Cheddar, in Somerset -- for which he is named "Cheddar Man."

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North American soccer World Cup would create $5 billion in economic activity: study

(Reuters) - A tri-nation North American bid to host the 2026 soccer World Cup could create over $5 billion in economic activity for the area if it wins the right to stage the tournament, according to a study published on Thursday.

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Blockchain name-grabbing has echoes of dotcom bubble

LONDON (Reuters) - If you want a quick boost to your company's share price, adding "blockchain" to your name will work – at least for a while.

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Samsung chairman named as suspect in $7.5 million tax evasion case

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics' ailing chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was named by South Korean police on Thursday as a suspect in an 8.2 billion won ($7.5 million) tax evasion case that involved the use of bank accounts held by employees.

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In a first, Gerber names boy with Down syndrome 'Spokesbaby'

(Reuters) - An 18-month-old boy with Down syndrome has been named by baby food maker Gerber as its "Spokesbaby" for 2018, the company said on Wednesday, an action hailed by advocates for people with...

Casinos nytimes.com

Without Steve Wynn, Casino Empire Risks Losing More Than a Name

“None of us in this world are irreplaceable,’’ the head of a Las Vegas marketing firm said. “But that kind of raw imagination is pretty rare.”

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First baby with Down syndrome is Gerber's baby of the year

(Reuters) - An 18-month-old boy with Down syndrome has been named by baby food maker Gerber as its "Spokesbaby" for 2018, the company said on Wednesday, an action hailed by advocates for people with...

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Big Tech should pay more taxes: German coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - The two political parties seeking to form Germany's next government want big companies to pay more tax, according to a coalition agreement whose text singled out U.S. tech giants by name.

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Alphabet names former Time Warner Cable executive to lead internet unit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said it named a former Time Warner Cable chief operating officer as chief executive officer of its internet service company, marking the unit's third CEO in less than two years.

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UPDATE 1-Alphabet names former Time Warner Cable exec to lead internet unit

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said it named a former Time Warner Cable chief operating officer as chief executive officer of its internet service company, marking the unit's third CEO in less than two years.

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Las Vegas hotel re-numbers floor where gunman opened fire on music festival

(Reuters) - The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where a gunman converted a suite to a sniper's nest in October and opened fire on an outdoor country music concert, killing 58 people, will rename several floors of the guest tower, the company said.

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Records show Mueller acted to preserve transition documents weeks after being named special counsel

Special counsel Robert Mueller asked a government agency last June to preserve documents relating to Donald Trump's transition to the presidency, according to records obtained by CNN -- an indication of how he expanded the investigation soon after his appointment.

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Kylie Jenner introduces baby Stormi with an Instagram snap

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the celebrity Kardashian clan, revealed on Tuesday that she had named her new baby daughter Stormi, and posted the first picture of her.

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Kylie Jenner reveals her baby's name

First-time mom Kylie Jenner has named her daughter Stormi.

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'Black Panther' pounces onto Marvel's top tier

Black superheroes have reached the screen before, but seeing the collective weight of Marvel/Disney thrown behind a blockbuster like "Black Panther" still feels like a cultural watershed, one that the movie exuberantly embraces. Boasting perhaps the strongest supporting characters yet among Marvel titles, director Ryan Coogler's visually dynamic film should transform a lesser-known comic-book hero into a household name.

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Macedonia says ready to change its name and end row with Greece

SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia is ready to add a geographical qualifier to its name to help resolve a dispute with Greece that has held up its prospects of joining the European Union and NATO, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Tuesday.

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Special Report: In Puerto Rico, a housing crisis U.S. storm aid won't solve

CANOVANAS, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Among the countless Puerto Rico neighborhoods battered by Hurricane Maria is one named after another storm: Villa Hugo. The illegal shantytown emerged on a public wetland after 1989’s Hurricane Hugo left thousands homeless.

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Graphic: Ice hockey nations by the numbers

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The 14 countries participating in this month's Olympic ice hockey tournament in South Korea come to the event with wildly disparate credentials as "hockey nations".

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Trump unleashes 'little' to nickname opponents

President Trump uses "little" often when nicknaming his opponents. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on Trump's "Little Adam Schiff" jab.

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UPDATE 1-Hudson's Bay names CVS Health veteran as new CEO

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Saks Fifth Avenue-owner Hudson's Bay Co on Monday named veteran CVS Health Corp executive Helena Foulkes as its chief executive officer, replacing Richard Baker, who has been heading the company on an interim basis.

Football nytimes.com

On Pro Football: This Is Not Tom Brady’s Epilogue

Nick Foles was named M.V.P. of the Super Bowl, but Brady was exceptional in defeat.

Theater nytimes.com

Broadway’s Smallest Theater Is Reopening, This Time as a Nonprofit

Once named the Little Theater, the playhouse now known as the Helen Hayes is about to be reincarnated again.

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MOVES-Insurer Chubb names Michael Smith as chief claims officer

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Property and casualty insurer Chubb Ltd on Monday named Michael Smith chief claims officer, effective immediately.

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Court hands Vietnam oil official another life sentence for corruption

HANOI (Reuters) - A high-profile former Vietnamese oil executive was sentenced to life in jail for embezzlement on Monday, two weeks after was also imprisoned for life on similar charges in a separate case, state media reported.

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Woodland beats Reavie in Phoenix Open playoff

(Reuters) - American Gary Woodland parred the first extra hole to beat compatriot Chez Reavie in a Phoenix Open sudden-death playoff on Sunday as two of the lesser-known players on the PGA Tour battled for victory after the big names fluffed their lines.

Macedonia nytimes.com

Greeks Protest to Defend Right to the Name ‘Macedonia’

More than 100,000 gathered to protest the use of the word in the name of a former Yugoslav republic, saying it implies a territorial claim on Greece.

topNews reuters.com

Greeks rally in Athens over Macedonia name row

ATHENS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Greeks rallied outside parliament in Athens on Sunday to protest against the use of the term Macedonia in any settlement the government pursues with the ex-Yugoslav Republic to end a decades-old name row.

Girl Scouts nytimes.com

What It May Take to Strike a Segregationist’s Name From a Georgia Bridge: Hundreds of Girl Scouts

After years of failed efforts to replace the name of Gov. Eugene Talmadge on a bridge in Savannah, Ga., the Girl Scouts have a plan to honor their founder.

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Iran says jails 'nuclear spy' for U.S., European country

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has sentenced an unnamed person to six years in jail for selling information about its nuclear program to the United States and a European country, the Iranian judiciary's news website reported on Sunday.

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Guillermo del Toro wins Directors Guild top award for 'The Shape of Water'

(Reuters) - Hollywood directors named Guillermo del Toro the best film director of 2017 for "The Shape of Water" on Saturday, placing the Mexican filmmaker and the film in a strong position for the movie world’s top honors, the Oscars, in March.

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Why Whoopi won't say the President's name

Comedy legend Whoopi Goldberg steadfastly refuses to say President Trump's name out loud, despite acknowledging that he's "the man in charge."

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Six Films to Stream If You Loved ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Fans of independent and international cinema may recognize some of the cinematic traditions to which the film belongs.

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Ammo seller to Las Vegas killer says he's received death threats

An Arizona man named in months-old police records as a person of interest after October's Las Vegas massacre says he sold tracer ammunition to killer Stephen Paddock, but he had no other dealing with him and never saw anything suspicious in their brief interactions.

Drownings nytimes.com

Natalie Wood’s Drowning Now Classified as ‘Suspicious Death’

Almost four decades after the actress’s death in 1981, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has reclassified her case and named her former husband, Robert Wagner, as a “person of interest.”

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UPDATE 1-Alphabet names board veteran as chairman to succeed Schmidt

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Google parent Alphabet Inc replaced long-time Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt with board veteran John Hennessy, a former Stanford University president and one of search engine company's first users, it said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

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Golf: Haas leads by two at Phoenix Open

(Reuters) - Bill Haas used a hot start to jump to the first-round lead as several big names queued up close behind at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Arizona on Thursday.

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Actor Robert Wagner named 'person of interest' in wife Natalie Wood's drowning: CBS

(Reuters) - Los Angeles County homicide detectives have named actor Robert Wagner a "person of interest" in the probe of the unexplained 1981 drowning of his wife, actress Natalie Wood, saying he was the last person with her before she vanished off Southern California.

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2nd teen in 'Slenderman' stabbing gets 40 years in mental institution

A Wisconsin teenager accused of stabbing a classmate in 2014 to win favor with a fictional internet character named "Slenderman" has been ordered to spend 40 years in a mental institution instead of serving jail time.

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Alphabet names board veteran as chairman to succeed Schmidt

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google parent Alphabet Inc replaced long-time Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt with board veteran John Hennessy, a former Stanford University president and one of search engine company's first users, it said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

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Airbnb says no listing in 2018, CFO to leave, names first COO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Short-term home rental service Airbnb Inc will not go public this year, the company said on Thursday, and it also announced a change in executive leadership with the loss of its chief financial officer and appointment of its first chief operating officer.

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Walmart just changed its name. But you might not notice it.

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California brewery must face lawsuit by son of jazz great Thelonious Monk

(Reuters) - A federal judge rejected a northern California brewery's bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the son of late jazz great Thelonious Monk, who claimed it exploited his father's name and image without permission to sell beer-themed merchandise.

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Exclusive: Blatter considering legal action against FIFA

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, currently serving a ban from the sport, told Reuters on Thursday he is considering legal action against the global football body in an attempt to clear his name.

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University of Iowa removing Steve Wynn's name amid misconduct claims

(Reuters) - The University of Iowa is removing Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn's name from a vision research institute amid sexual misconduct accusations against him, the university said on Wednesday.