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Box Office: 'Black Panther' Heads to Glory With $235 Million Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a stunning $235 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Monday.

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Trump will attend exclusive reporters' dinner

President Donald Trump will attend next month's tony Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, putting the President in the same room with many of the county's top journalists he has castigated in his first year in office.

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‘Black Panther’ Is No. 1 on the Album Charts, Too

The superhero film has broken box office records, and now its soundtrack, featuring Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd and SZA, has opened in the top spot.

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Three Iranian police killed in clashes with Sufi protesters

LONDON (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed in Tehran on Monday, a police spokesman said, as clashes broke out with members of a Muslim religious order seen as a threat to the Shi'ite theocratic establishment.

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Three Iranian police killed in clashes with protesters: spokesman on TV

LONDON (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed on Monday in clashes with protesters in northern Tehran, police spokesman Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi said on state television.

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Students who survived the Florida shooting say they can no longer endure inaction after gun violence

Anthony Borges, 15, was shot five times during the mass shooting at his high school, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

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BRIEF-Caterpillar Announces Officer Appointment

* ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS APPOINTED TONY FASSINO A COMPANY VICE PRESIDENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Celanese Appoints Scott Richardson As Chief Financial Officer

* CELANESE APPOINTS SCOTT RICHARDSON AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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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.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Dzongsar Monastery Journal: A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

When a uniformed police officer showed up at the monastery, a reporting trip to write about Tibetan traditions turned into something else.

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‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths

“Black Panther” arrived to a record-setting $218 million in Presidents’ Day weekend ticket sales in North America and a global total of $387 million.

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Let's value our children like the treasure they are

The day after the horrific massacre in Parkland, Florida, as I entered my high-rise office, it dawned on me that the building's lobby has six guards, several armed, and that I have to swipe my key card at three checkpoints to reach my office. Later that day, I visited my bank and quickly noticed two armed guards, plus additional security cameras.

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Opinion: 'Black Panther' inspires more than African Americans

The box-office success of "Black Panther" gives me hope that one day my minority group, Arab Americans and Muslims, will see a superhero from our community on the big screen.

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'Black Panther' Smashes Records With $218 Million at Holiday Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday.

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Weinstein Company removes president and chief operating officer Glasser

(Reuters) - The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.

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The WeWork Manifesto: First, Office Space. Next, the World.

The brash, ambitious founders of WeWork, a global network of shared office spaces, want nothing less than to transform the way we work, live and play.

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Trump ex-aide Manafort accused of bank fraud in bail offer: document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has drawn a new accusation of bank fraud from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to court documents made public on Friday.

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New bank fraud allegations against Manafort revealed

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office dropped more potentially damning details -- from an allegation of "additional criminal conduct" to personal financial troubles -- in a response to Paul Manafort's request to change his bail proposal on Friday.

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F.B.I. Was Warned of Florida Gunman’s Desire to Kill but Did Not Act

The information should have been assessed and forwarded to the F.B.I. field office, the agency said.

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Citigroup raises CEO Corbat's pay 48 percent to $23 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc raised Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat's annual compensation by 48 percent to $23 million for 2017, a year in which the bank made more money from operations but still fell short of earlier targets.

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UPDATE 1-Citigroup raises CEO Corbat's pay 48 pct to $23 mln

NEW YORK, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc raised Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat's annual compensation by 48 percent to $23 million for 2017, a year in which the bank made more money from operations but still fell short of earlier targets.

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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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Wynn Resorts says ex-CEO Steve Wynn not entitled to severance pay

(Reuters) - Wynn Resorts Ltd said on Friday that former Chief Executive Officer Steve Wynn was not entitled to severance payments or any other compensation.

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Healthiest office snacks, as chosen by nutritionists

When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you're stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

Editorial: The N.R.A. Can Be Beat

It’s time to vote the gun lobby out of office.

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Officials Renew Call to Limit Gun Access by the Mentally Ill

Laws in several states allow law enforcement officers or family members to petition a court to temporarily take people’s guns.

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BRIEF-Ten Peaks Coffee CFO Sherry Tryssenaar To Retire

* SAYS SHERRY TRYSSENAAR, COMPANY'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, IS RETIRING EFFECTIVE MAY 31, 2018

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Mexico finds remains possibly belonging to law enforcement agents

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican attorney general's office said on Thursday it found human remains that may belong to two law enforcement agents specializing in organized crime who recently appeared in an online video that seemed to show their kidnapping.

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A top Trump campaign adviser is close to a plea deal with Mueller

Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating he's poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case.

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New York police sergeant cleared in deadly shooting of woman: union

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police sergeant was found not guilty of all charges on Thursday in the 2016 death of a emotionally disturbed woman whom he shot as she wielded a baseball bat in her apartment, the officer's union said.

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Boeing CEO says 'getting closer' to a deal with Embraer: CNBC

(Reuters) - Boeing Co is "getting closer" to a deal with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer , the U.S. plane maker's Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg said in an interview with CNBC television on Thursday.

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South Africa's parliament to elect a new President

South Africa's parliament is expected to meet Thursday to elect a new President after Jacob Zuma's late night resignation ended a protracted campaign to push him from office.

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President Zuma, you will not be missed

In March 2009, less than two months before Jacob Zuma assumed office as the fourth President of post-apartheid South Africa, the Dalai Lama's visa application to enter the country was denied. The Tibetan spiritual leader had been scheduled to attend a peace conference in Johannesburg, on the invitation of fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and F.W. de Klerk.

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Ultra-processed foods linked to cancer risk

Ultra-processed foods are not known for their health qualities. We know this, yet it's hard to resist the doughnuts your kind colleague brought into the office. Now, research published Wednesday in the BMJ may give you at least a longer pause before you pick the pink one with sprinkles.

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Duckworth wants to change Senate rules to make motherhood easier

The woman primed to become the first sitting senator to give birth in office wants to change Senate rules to better accommodate future mothers.

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UPDATE 1-America Movil will spend $8 bln on capex in 2018, CEO says

MEXICO CITY, Feb 14 (Reuters) - America Movil, Mexico's largest telecommunications firm, will increase capital expenditures to around $8 billion this year, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Hajj said during a call with analysts on Wednesday.

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Who Is Rob Porter?

Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary who was forced to resign after accusations of spousal abuse, amassed job titles in multiple Senate offices before joining President Trump’s staff.

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GE's chief communications officer Deirdre Latour to leave company

(Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday that its chief communications officer and senior adviser, Deirdre Latour, would be leaving the company in mid-March to pursue other opportunities.

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Myanmar policeman who detained Reuters pair 'did not know arrest procedures'

YANGON (Reuters) - A police officer who said he was part of the team that detained two Reuters reporters in Myanmar in December told a court on Wednesday that he was not familiar with police procedures for recording arrests.

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U.S. Energy Department forming cyber protection unit for power grids

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said on Wednesday it is establishing an office to protect the nation's power grid and other infrastructure against cyber attacks and natural disasters.

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Rise of the data protection officer, the hottest tech ticket in town

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - They may not have the cachet of entrepreneurs, or geek chic of developers, but data protection officers are suddenly the hottest properties in technology.

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Exclusive: Dozens of refugee resettlement offices to close as Trump downsizes program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Refugee resettlement agencies are preparing to shutter more than 20 offices across the United States and cut back operations in more than 40 others after the State Department told them to pare their operations, according to plans seen by Reuters.

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ICE attorney charged with stealing immigrants' identities

The chief counsel for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Seattle field office was charged with stealing the identities of seven people who were involved in immigration proceedings, according to court documents filed Monday.

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South Africa's Zuma expected to respond to 'recall' order

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma was expected to respond on Wednesday to an order from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to step down as head of state, party officials said, after nine years in office dogged by scandal and a stagnant economy.

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Off-duty Chicago police commander shot and killed

An off-duty police commander who responded to a call was fatally shot Tuesday in downtown Chicago, the city's top officer said.

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SkyBridge decision on deal to sell firm expected by end of February: CIO

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A decision on the sale of SkyBridge Capital LLC, owned by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, to a consortium that includes Chinese conglomerate HNA Group [HNAIRC.UL] should be made by the end of February, the firm's chief investment officer said on Tuesday.

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SkyBridge decision on deal to sell firm expected by end of February - CIO

NEW YORK, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A decision on the sale of SkyBridge Capital LLC, owned by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, to a consortium that includes Chinese conglomerate HNA Group should be made by the end of February, the firm's chief investment officer said on Tuesday.

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Chicago Police Commander Killed on Busy Downtown Block

The commander, who was chasing a man near City Hall, was the fifth police officer in the United States to be fatally shot in the last week, and the 12th so far this year.

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Vornado says will sell stake in Kushner's flagship Manhattan tower

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of New York's largest property owners said on Tuesday it would sell its minority stake in a Manhattan office tower on Fifth Avenue controlled by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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BRIEF-Cenveo Announces Management Appointments

* CENVEO INC - ANNOUNCED APPOINTMENT OF MARK S. HILTWEIN AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, EFFECTIVE MARCH 2018

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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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Israeli police recommend bribery charges against Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery in two criminal investigations but the Israeli leader, calling the allegations baseless, vowed to remain in office.

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White powder sent to Washington building, housing Obama office: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police and fire officials on Tuesday removed a white powdery substance sent to the office building where former President Barack Obama leases space, but the material was found to be harmless, according to media reports.

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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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Goldman was caught 'wrongfooted' in trading but outlook better: CEO

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's trading division was caught "wrongfooted" last year, bracing for a return of volatility that did not materialize in financial markets, Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein said on Tuesday.

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Powder sent to UK parliament found to be harmless

LONDON (Reuters) - Counter-terrorism police were called to Britain's parliament on Tuesday to investigate white power sent to an office in the building, but the powder was later found to be harmless, officials said.

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Teens face trial for alleged plot to kill Austrian police

VIENNA (Reuters) - Two Austrian teenagers have been charged with planning to kill as many police officers as they could in a jihadist attack on a provincial police station ordered by a Chechen member of Islamic State, according to court documents.

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UK's Oxfam faces more pressure after new report of sex abuse by aid workers

LONDON (Reuters) - British aid organization Oxfam faced fresh pressure on Tuesday after a former senior member of staff said her concerns about "a culture of sexual abuse" involving aid workers in some the organization's offices had been ignored.

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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.

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BRIEF-Tetra Technologies appoints Brady Murphy as COO

* TETRA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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Google hires former Samsung executive to coordinate Internet of Things projects

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google this month hired Injong Rhee, who recently resigned as Samsung Electronics Co's chief technology officer, to lead its Internet of Things business, he said in a LinkedIn post Monday.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

2 Baltimore Police Detectives Are Convicted of Racketeering

Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor worked for the city’s elite Gun Trace Task Force, whose members stole cash and resold looted narcotics. Other officers had pleaded guilty.

Methane nytimes.com

Trump Administration Targets Obama-Era Effort to Limit Methane

The rule, dating from President Barack Obama’s final days in office, survived a Senate vote in 2017 but now faces formal repeal.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Editorial: Close the Police Rape Loophole

Dozens of states around the country have vaguely written statutes in place that could be letting police officers get away with sexual assault.

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Hope Hicks' pinch hitter is taking a bigger role when the White House is in crisis

When Hope Hicks is entrenched in the Oval Office battling the communications crisis of the day, Mercedes Schlapp steps up to the plate.

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Three Milwaukee Jail Officers Charged in Dehydration Death

Terrill Thomas was left in a cell without water for seven days in 2016, and a supervisor then repeatedly lied about the events that led to Mr. Thomas’s death, prosecutors said.

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BRIEF-Famous Dave's Of America Inc CFO Dexter Newman Resigns

* FAMOUS DAVE'S OF AMERICA INC - ON FEB 6, DEXTER A. NEWMAN INFORMED CO OF HIS INTENTION TO RESIGN FROM HIS POSITION AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER‍​

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Justice Department charges 'straw purchaser' in Ohio police shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it has charged an Ohio man with acting as a "straw purchaser" for a man accused of shooting and killed two police officers on Saturday.

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11 officers have been shot to death in 2018

In the first six weeks of the year, 11 law enforcement officers across the United States have died after they were shot in the line of duty.

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

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

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Critic’s Notebook: Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction

This Barack Obama Is No Mr. Nice Guy. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of the former president contradicts the impression he often made in office of being detached.

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Sessions invokes 'Anglo American heritage' of sheriff's office

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday brought up sheriffs' "Anglo-American heritage" during remarks to law enforcement officials in Washington.

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West Virginia policeman fired after refusing to shoot suspect settles suit

(Reuters) - A former police officer who said he was fired after not shooting a man wielding an unloaded gun during a domestic dispute agreed to drop his lawsuit against the West Virginia city he worked in after reaching a settlement, his lawyers said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Bear Creek Mining Announces New Chief Financial Officer

* BEAR CREEK MINING CORP - PAUL TWEDDLE HAS BEEN APPOINTED CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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2 cops accused of brazen robberies

Police officers tasked with ridding Baltimore's crime-ridden streets of illegal guns used their authority to rob suspects of drugs and money, according to federal prosecutors.

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UK's SFO extends Qatari loan charge to Barclays operating arm

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office has charged Barclays Bank with unlawful financial assistance to Qatari investors, extending to the lender's operating arm the same charge it made against the holding company last June.

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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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Royal joyride: UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan wedding day carriage tour

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will celebrate their wedding day with members of the public by taking a carriage ride through the English town of Windsor, the prince's office at Kensington Palace said on Monday.

New York Fashion Week nytimes.com

Fashion Review: Beyond Business as Usual

Alexander Wang throws an office party, and Victoria Beckham suits up.

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'Fifty Shades Freed' Tops Box Office With $38.8 Million, 'Peter Rabbit' Hops to $25 Million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Universal's opening of "Fifty Shades Freed" is dominating North American moviegoing with a solid $38.8 million opening at 3,678 locations as the business awaits the arrival of "Black Panther."

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2 Ohio police officers shot, killed

Two police officers died after being shot Saturday in Westerville, Ohio, a northern suburb of Columbus, authorities said.

Attacks on Police nytimes.com

Two Ohio Police Officers Killed Responding to 911 Hangup Call, Officials Say

The officers, Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli, were shot while responding to a call involving potential domestic abuse, the police chief said.

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Two Ohio police officers shot dead responding to 911 call

(Reuters) - Two Ohio police officers were shot to death on Saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, and a suspect was wounded and is in custody, officials said.

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UK's universal health care system may be at a crisis point

The idea is simple: You are feeling unwell. You go to your local medical office or hospital, and within a few hours, you're seen by a doctor, given a diagnosis and prescribed the necessary treatment.

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Two Ohio police officers shot to death, suspect held

(Reuters) - Two Ohio police officers were shot to death on Saturday when they responded to a call and a suspect was wounded and is in custody, a spokeswoman for the city of Westerville said.

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2 police officers shot and killed in Ohio

Two police officers died after being shot Saturday in Westerville, Ohio, a northern suburb of Columbus, authorities said.

Traffic Accidents and Safety nytimes.com

Justin Trudeau’s Motorcade Involved in Minor Crash in California

A police officer was injured, but Mr. Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, was unhurt. The accident came after he gave a speech in Simi Valley, Calif.

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Police officer, two others injured in Trudeau motorcade crash

(Reuters) - A police officer riding on a motorcycle in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's motorcade and two other people were injured in a crash in California on Friday, media reported.

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Trump to nominate White House aide for drug czar: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate White House aide Jim Carroll to serve as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a post popularly known as the drug czar, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

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Georgia police officer and suspect killed, two deputies wounded

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A police officer was shot dead and two sheriff's deputies were wounded on Friday in a small Georgia town by a gunman who was then killed, the county sheriff said.

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Policeman killed, two wounded in Georgia shooting

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A police officer was shot dead and two sheriff's deputies were wounded on Friday in a small Georgia town by a gunman who was then killed, the county sheriff said.

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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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Airbus agrees to $99 million penalty in Eurofighter Austria case

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Airbus said on Friday it had agreed to pay a penalty of 81.25 million euros ($99 million) demanded by the Munich public prosecutors office to conclude an investigation into the sale of Eurofighter aircraft to Austria in 2003.

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Youth movement: 6 teens run for KS governor

There are no age requirements to run for office in Kansas.

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U.S. budget deal sets up wider fight over deficits, immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The budget deal passed by U.S lawmakers early on Friday will alleviate the spending fights that marked President Donald Trump's first year in office, but sets the stage for a battle over immigration and who is to blame for exploding deficits ahead of November's congressional elections.

Sri Lanka nytimes.com

Door Opens for Women to Run for Office. But Will They Be Allowed In?

Sri Lanka has introduced a 25 percent quota for female candidates in local elections, but many have faced abuse, and obstructionism within their own parties.

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OMB is preparing for lapse in government funding

The White House's Office of Management and Budget is planning for a lapse in funding as of Thursday evening in preparation for a possible shutdown, an OMB official told CNN.

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Los Angeles prosecutors review three sex assault accusations against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing three accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, a step toward possible criminal charges for the movie producer, a spokesman for the county District Attorney's office said on Thursday.

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Undercover investigator able to smuggle blades, drugs into NYC jails: watchdog

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An undercover investigator dressed as a jail officer was able to smuggle scalpel blades and drugs into the main city jails in Manhattan and Brooklyn, a city watchdog said on Thursday, the latest sign of ongoing troubles in the city's jail system.

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Maldives' embattled president sends envoys to China, Saudi for support

MALE (Reuters) - The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of a state of emergency, his office said.