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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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Turks propose joint deployment with U.S. in Syria as allies aim to mend ties

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey proposed on Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, as the two NATO allies sought to rescue a rapidly deteriorating strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a "crisis point".

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Mega buyout funds reshaping private equity industry

London (Reuters) - The relationship between private equity managers and investors is changing rapidly after the number of $5 billion buyout ‘megafunds’ jumped in 2017, according to McKinsey’s annual...

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Asia hit by fresh Wall St. falls, China stocks reach multi-month lows

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks fell on Friday, with Chinese shares slipping to multi-month lows after Wall Street shares dropped again in the face of rapidly-rising bond yields, while perceived havens such as the yen and Swiss franc were in demand.

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Merkel says Germany needs solutions for cities with high emissions

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said federal officials would work with German cities facing particularly high air pollution to rapidly develop specific solutions to cut emissions while avoiding driving bans on diesel cars.

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Insurers gingerly test bitcoin business with heist policies

NEW YORK(Reuters) - Major global insurers are starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft, willing to tackle daunting challenges it brings rather than miss out on this volatile and loosely regulated, but rapidly growing business.

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INSIGHT-Insurers gingerly test bitcoin business with heist policies

NEW YORK, Feb 1(Reuters) - Major global insurers are starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft, willing to tackle daunting challenges it brings rather than miss out on this volatile and loosely regulated, but rapidly growing business.

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UPDATE 1-South Korea hits back at U.S. tariffs with WTO challenge

GENEVA, Jan 25 (Reuters) - South Korea has hit back rapidly at U.S. tariffs on washing machines and solar panels, filing challenges and demands for compensation at the World Trade Organization.

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What the mudslides did to Montecito: Before and after

The mud came in an instant and swept away everything in its path. Trees, homes, vehicles, even people -- nothing was spared from the rapidly flowing mud's wrath.

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Hyundai Motor invests in ride-hailing firm Grab

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it had invested in Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab, in the South Korean automaker's first foray into the rapidly growing sector as it tries to diversify following a sales slump in China.

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Nigeria's Buhari blames communal violence on population growth

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's president on Tuesday blamed clashes between Muslim cattle herders and Christian farmers on the clamor for land in the face of a population rapidly approaching 200 million people.

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Denmark's GN takes aim at Apple with wireless earbuds

COPENHAGEN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Denmark's GN Store Nord is aiming to win a bigger slice of the rapidly growing market for wireless earbuds by introducing a new product challenging Apple's popular Airpods.

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Monster storm expected to hit the East Coast

Freezing rain, sleet and snow will fall along the Southeast on Wednesday -- and lead the way for a brutal winter storm that is expected to strengthen rapidly as it moves toward the Northeast.

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France's Macron vows to keep up pace of reforms

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Sunday to rapidly push through economic and political changes in France over the coming months and said he would seek to jolt Europe into reforming too.

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Merkel eyes social cohesion as she presses for new government

BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, under pressure after three months of failing to form a new ruling coalition, on Sunday vowed to address growing social divisions as she worked rapidly to build a stable German government.

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Kazakhstan Prizes Its Cowboys, but Few Want to Saddle Up for Harsh Life

Kazakh cowboys, while proud of providing their rapidly modernizing nation with a link to its nomadic past, rarely want their children to follow them onto the frigid steppes.

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Tanzania threatens to de-register churches who rap president from pulpit

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has threatened to revoke the registration of religious organizations that "mix religion and politics" after a cleric criticized President John Magufuli's leadership in a Christmas sermon.    Opposition leaders in Tanzania say tolerance for dissent has been rapidly disappearing since Magufuli took office in late 2015 with pledges to reform East Africa's third-biggest economy and crack down on large-scale corruption.     Tanzania's constitution protects freedom o

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A ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Strikes Romans as a Symbol of Their City’s Decline

With its needles falling rapidly, Rome’s official Christmas tree is a sorry sight. They call it Spelacchio, or Mangy.

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A short history of UFOs in America

The mysterious flying object that one man saw looked like a "40-foot-long Tic Tac" and was maneuvering and shifting directions rapidly.

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Why the government is creating lethal viruses

The US government on Tuesday lifted a ban on making lethal viruses, saying the research is necessary to "develop strategies and effective countermeasures against rapidly evolving pathogens that pose a threat to public health."

Wildfires nytimes.com

Thomas Fire Spreads Rapidly to Santa Barbara County

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for parts of the county, in Southern California. The fire is the third largest in modern California history.

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DOJ opens door to regulating bump stocks

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has begun a federal rule-making process that could reinterpret the legality of certain bump fire stock devices, a piece of equipment that enabled the Las Vegas gunman in October to fire on concertgoers more rapidly, mimicking automatic fire.

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Norwegian Air ramps up transatlantic fare war with four new routes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA will start flying four new routes between the United States and Europe, the budget carrier said on Thursday, rapidly expanding its low-cost transatlantic flights and increasing pressure on established carriers.

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Congress averts government shutdown for now

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress moved rapidly on Thursday to send President Donald Trump a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown this weekend, leaving fights over budget priorities and a range of other controversial issues for the coming weeks.

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Congress moves to avoid government shutdown, talks resume Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Thursday moved rapidly to send President Donald Trump a short-term funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend, leaving fights over budget priorities and other controversial issues for later this month.

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Emergency declared as wildfires rage near Los Angeles; thousands flee

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands of Californians north and west of Los Angeles fled their homes as two out-of-control wildfires spread rapidly overnight, fueled by strong desert winds that hampered firefighters, officials said on Tuesday.

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Thousands flee wildfire in Ventura County, north of Los Angeles

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) - A rapidly spreading wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said.

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Wildfire forces thousands to flee homes north of Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing nearby residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said.

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Growing wildfire threatens hundreds of homes north of Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened hundreds of homes on Tuesday, forcing nearby residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said.

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Bubble trouble? Bitcoin tops $11,000, but fades after sharp rally

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin zoomed past $11,000 to hit a record high for the sixth day in a row on Wednesday after gaining more than $1,000 in just 12 hours, stoking concerns that a rapidly swelling bubble could be set to burst in spectacular fashion.

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Bubble trouble? Bitcoin tops $11,000 after $1,000 surge in 12 hours

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin zoomed past $11,000 to hit a record high for the sixth day in a row on Wednesday after gaining more than $1,000 in just 12 hours, stoking concerns that a rapidly swelling bubble could be set to burst in spectacular fashion.

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Insecticide resistance spreads in Africa, threatens malaria progress

LONDON (Reuters) - The largest genetic study of mosquitoes has found their ability to resist insecticides is evolving rapidly and spreading across Africa, putting millions of people at higher risk of contracting malaria.

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Artificial intelligence is the next generation of warfare -- and the US is losing

More than 60 years after a space race rivalry with the Soviet Union ushered in a new era of ballistic missile development, the US is facing another "Sputnik moment" amid a rapidly escalating international competition over artificial intelligence, according to former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.

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Supreme Court to hear digital privacy case

The Supreme Court will hear a major case involving privacy in the digital age on Wednesday, and will grapple with how to apply established legal rules to rapidly changing technology.

Birds nytimes.com

Trilobites: Things Looked Bleak Until These Birds Rapidly Evolved Bigger Beaks

Scientists thought that invasive large snails spelled doom for endangered North American snail kites, until some of the birds started eating them.

healthNews reuters.com

Dark web drug market growing rapidly in Europe: report

LISBON (Reuters) - The illegal drug trade on the dark web is growing rapidly, despite authorities shutting down major market sites like AlphaBay, as crime gangs diversify and seek new clients online, a report by two European Union agencies warned on Tuesday.

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Chinese airlines court Cathay pilots facing pay squeeze

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese airlines are circling disaffected pilots at Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways , offering sky-high salaries to fill a shortage of experienced captains in a rapidly expanding aviation industry.

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CORRECTED-Exxon joins European oil firms in initiative to limit emissions

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil joined European peers including Royal Dutch Shell and Total in a new initiative to find ways to reduce potent emissions in their rapidly growing natural gas operations.

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Exxon joins European oil firms in initiative to limit emissions

LONDON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil joined European peers including Royal Dutch Shell and Total in a new initiative to find ways to reduce potent emissions in their rapidly growing natural gas operations.

businessNews reuters.com

SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

SINGAPORE(Reuters) - SoftBank Group's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say.

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Marvell Technology to buy rival chipmaker Cavium for $6 billion

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd said on Monday it would buy smaller rival Cavium Inc for about $6 billion, as it seeks to expand its wireless connectivity business in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.

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UPDATE 4-Marvell Technology to buy rival chipmaker Cavium for $6 bln

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd said on Monday it would buy smaller rival Cavium Inc for about $6 billion, as it seeks to expand its wireless connectivity business in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.

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UPDATE 3-Marvell Technology to buy rival chipmaker Cavium for $6 bln

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd said on Monday it would buy smaller rival Cavium Inc for about $6 billion, as it seeks to expand its wireless connectivity business in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.

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Marvell Technology to buy Cavium for $6 billion

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd said on Monday it would buy smaller rival Cavium Inc in a deal valued at about $6 billion, as it seeks to gain scale in a semiconductor industry that is rapidly consolidating.

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China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China Citic Bank Corp and search engine giant Baidu Inc launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalise on China's rapidly growing fintech sector.

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BRIEF-Loblaw to begin Instacart home delivery of groceries - Conf Call‍​

* Will begin Instacart home deliveries on Dec 6 in Toronto, then Vancouver in January, expanding rapidly to new markets in 2018 - Conf Call‍​

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Human rights groups call on Tillerson to address Yemen crisis

A group of 19 humanitarian and human rights nongovernmental organizations are calling on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to use all diplomatic means at his disposal to end the blockade of aid to Yemen, warning that the war-torn nation faces a rapidly deteriorating situation that "puts millions of civilian lives at risk."

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary. Here’s How.

Republican lawyers and lawmakers are working together to install conservative judges on the influential federal appeals courts at a clip not seen in decades.

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Thai Vietjet regains licence certification, to launch new international route

SINGAPORE, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Thai Vietjet, an offshoot of rapidly growing Vietnamese airline group Vietjet Aviation JSC , has had its operating licence recertified by Thai authorities, allowing it to launch a new international route, the parent company said.

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Uber bullish on Africa despite opposition from local taxi firms

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] is growing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and considering moves into more markets, despite sometimes violent opposition from metered taxi drivers, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

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Salesforce, Google form cloud partnership

(Reuters) - Cloud-based software maker Salesforce.com Inc said on Monday it has entered into a partnership with Google's cloud platform G Suite, to support its rapidly growing global customer base.

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Canada government facing resistance from Senate over pot law

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government's plan to legalize recreational marijuana by next July could be in jeopardy, with opposition brewing among some in the Senate and concerns that the deadline to pass the bill is rapidly approaching.

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New York's Moinian Group launches tower in Hudson Yards

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Moinian Group on Friday broke ground on a 53-story tower in the burgeoning Hudson Yards district that is rapidly changing New York's skyline in a more than $2 billion project the developer hopes to help finance through the EB-5 visa program.

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UPDATE 1-New York's Moinian Group launches tower in Hudson Yards

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Moinian Group on Friday broke ground on a 53-story tower in the burgeoning Hudson Yards district that is rapidly changing New York's skyline in a more than $2 billion project the developer hopes to help finance through the EB-5 visa program.

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Alnylam RNAi drug reverses progress of rare fatal disease: study

(Reuters) - More than half of patients with a rare, rapidly progressing often fatal genetic disorder experienced significant improvement after being treated with an Alnylam Pharmaceutical Inc drug that uses gene silencing technology, according to results of a late stage study presented on Thursday.

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Alnylam RNAi drug reverses progress of rare fatal disease - study

Nov 2 (Reuters) - More than half of patients with a rare, rapidly progressing fatal genetic disorder experienced significant improvement after being treated with an Alnylam Pharmaceutical Inc drug that uses gene silencing technology, according to results of a late stage study released on Thursday.

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Congress should weigh U.S. regulation of gun 'bump stocks': Senator Cornyn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress should consider legislation that would allow the federal government to regulate "bump stocks" that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, Senator John Cornyn told reporters on Wednesday.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

A debate is raging in both Japan and South Korea about the nuclear option, driven by the North’s rapidly advancing capabilities and concern the United States might hesitate to defend its allies.

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Center of tropical storm Selma to make landfall in El Salvador: NHC

(Reuters) - The center of tropical storm Selma is expected to make landfall in El Salvador on Saturday before it rapidly weakens and dissipates over the mountains of Central America, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Mattis, in Seoul, says U.S. can't accept nuclear North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that he could not imagine United States ever accepting a nuclear North Korea, warning that its rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs would undermine, not strengthen, its security.

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Mattis warns that U.S. 'will never accept a nuclear North Korea'

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that the United States would never accept a nuclear North Korea, warning that its rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs would undermine, not strengthen, its security.

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NeuroPace raises $74 million to market seizure-monitoring device

(Reuters) - NeuroPace Inc said on Tuesday it raised $74 million in equity funding as the medical device maker looks to rapidly expand commercialization of its device to treat epileptic seizures.

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Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.

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BRIEF-AstraZeneca and Merck submit application for breast cancer drug in Japan

* ‍ASTRAZENECA AND MSD RAPIDLY ADVANCE LYNPARZA IN JAPAN WITH A SECOND REGULATORY SUBMISSION​

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Typhoon Lan heads out to sea, leaves three dead and flooding

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.

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Weakening typhoon Lan passes near Tokyo, at least two killed

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding but leaving the capital, Tokyo, largely unscathed, although at least two people were reported killed and train and plane services disrupted.

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EasyJet sees no need to enter long-haul given M&A options in Europe: CEO

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British budget airline easyJet won't enter the rapidly growing low-cost, long-haul market given its abundance of options to buy parts of failed European airlines, CEO Carolyn McCall said on Tuesday.

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RPT-African rulers' weapon against web-based dissent: the off switch

DAKAR, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a simple response: pulling the plug.

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Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakens over Alabama

BILOXI, Miss. (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened to become a tropical depression over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane left roads and buildings flooded in Mississippi after coming ashore there.

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UPDATE 5-Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakens over Alabama

BILOXI, Miss., Oct 8 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened to become a tropical depression over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane left roads and buildings flooded in Mississippi after coming ashore there.

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Tropical Storm Nate's winds rapidly weaken over Alabama

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened as it moved over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane rattled the doors of Biloxi's casinos and left gambling floors and highways in the region flooded after making its landfall in Mississippi.

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UPDATE 4-Tropical Storm Nate's winds rapidly weaken over Alabama

NEW ORLEANS, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened as it moved over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane rattled the doors of Biloxi's casinos and left gambling floors and highways in the region flooded after making its landfall in Mississippi.

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Hurricane Nate weakens to tropical storm after hitting U.S. Gulf coast

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate swept ashore in Mississippi on Sunday with strong winds rattling the doors of Biloxi's many casinos and lashing rain flooding the gambling floors and surrounding highways, although the fast-moving former hurricane was expected to rapidly weaken as it moved inland.

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UPDATE 3-Hurricane Nate weakens to tropical storm after hitting U.S. Gulf coast

NEW ORLEANS, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate swept ashore in Mississippi on Sunday with strong winds rattling the doors of Biloxi's many casinos and lashing rain flooding the gambling floors and surrounding highways, although the fast-moving former hurricane was expected to rapidly weaken as it moved inland.

cnn.com

White House: Trump is 'open' to talk of bump stock ban

President Donald Trump is open to considering legislation that would ban "bump stocks" -- a firearm accessory used to more rapidly fire rounds -- but wants to hear more information on the matter before making a final determination.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) nytimes.com

Las Vegas Shooting: N.R.A. Supports New Rules on ‘Bump Stock’ Devices

The gun lobby group on Thursday called for tougher rules on the kind of device used by the Las Vegas gunman to convert a weapon to fire rapidly.

cnn.com

GOP-led bill on bump stock ban may come today

House Speaker Paul Ryan signaled openness Thursday to looking into bump-fire stocks, devices that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire at a rapidly increased rate, similar to an automatic firearm, as other Republicans have shown an openness to at least discussing a ban on the devices.

cnn.com

How killer turned rifle into a machine gun

The gunman in the Las Vegas massacre may have rigged his guns with devices that enable a shooter to fire bullets rapidly, mimicking automatic fire.

Computer and Video Games nytimes.com

Where Video Game Conventions Draw 300,000: Not in the U.S.

The rapidly growing Brasil Game Show, scheduled for next month, illustrates how important the industry’s overseas markets have become.

sportsNews reuters.com

E-sport: Virtual world wrestling with real issues amid rapid growth

LONDON (Reuters) - The rapidly-growing virtual world of e-sport is having to face up to some very real problems as it steps further into the mainstream sporting landscape.

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BRIEF-AMC Entertainment and Dreamscape Immersive announce wide-ranging strategic partnership

* AMC Entertainment - co, Dreamscape Immersive announced a strategic partnership that will rapidly scale development, expansion of Dreamscape Immersive

cnn.com

Why single payer health care is a terrible option

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is failing. Without regard for consequences, the law expanded government insurance programs and imposed considerable federal authority over US health care via new mandates, regulations and taxes. Insurance premiums skyrocketed even as deductibles rose; consumer choices of insurance on state marketplaces have rapidly vanished; and for those with ACA coverage, doctor and hospital choices have narrowed dramatically. Meanwhile, consolidation across the health care sector has accelerated at a record pace, portending further harm to consumers, including higher prices of medical care.

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BRIEF-Camber executes non-binding term sheet on capital raise

* Executed a non-binding term sheet with an existing shareholder to rapidly provide additional equity capital to company

cnn.com

Why North Korean sanctions have failed

For years, sanctions imposed by the United States and the UN have failed to stop North Korea's rapidly expanding nuclear program. Why have sanctions on North Korea failed so spectacularly? What sanctions could work?

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Hurricane Maria hits Dominica with 160 mph winds

Hurricane Maria is forecast to rapidly strengthen over the next two days as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma just days ago.

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Strengthening Hurricane Maria rages through eastern Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour (200 kph) winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month.

oddlyEnoughNews reuters.com

Staying fit: Japan's elderly hits record in challenge to labor market

TOKYO (Reuters) - Swinging dumbbells and chewing gum, several elderly Japanese gathered at a shrine in downtown Tokyo on Monday in sweltering temperatures, belying their age and importance in one of the world's most rapidly aging societies.

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Google launches digital payments service in India

NEW DELHI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday launched a localised payments app for India as it tries to gain a foothold in the country's rapidly-growing digital payments space.

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Hurricane Maria seen strengthening into major hurricane in next two days

(Reuters) - A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane as it ripped into the Leeward Islands on Monday night.

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North Korea missile test leaves stocks unimpressed; yen wilts

LONDON (Reuters) - Traders paid little attention to the latest missile test by North Korea on Friday, with shares and other risk assets barely moving, gold lower and focus rapidly returning to when and where interest rates will go up.

cnn.com

Trump: North Korea sanctions 'not a big deal'

President Donald Trump and congressional lawmakers signaled on Tuesday that more steps need to be taken to rein in North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear program despite the United Nations Security Council's unanimous vote to pass additional sanctions on the rogue nation.

Hurricane Irma (2017) nytimes.com

As Irma Swings West, Officials Scramble to Open Shelters

As thousands of people on the west coast of Florida have been forced to evacuate at the last minute, makeshift shelters have opened — and rapidly filled.

cnn.com

The deadliest time is after the hurricane leaves

As Hurricane Irma rapidly approaches the southern coast of Florida, it is important to focus some time on how our citizens will handle the survival of what, is now believed, will be a Category 4 storm.

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Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall near Tecolutla, Mexico

Sept 9 (Reuters) - Storm Katia rapidly weakened on Saturday after it made landfall near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

environmentNews reuters.com

Hurricane Irma thrives on fateful mix of 'ideal' conditions

(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, a deadly, devastating force of nature, rapidly coalesced from a low-pressure blip west of Africa into one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, following an unhindered atmospheric path and fed by unusually warm seas.

healthNews reuters.com

Drug may slow early lung disease damage

Reuters Health - Most people in the earliest stages of the breath-robbing condition known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have no symptoms, so they have no idea that their lungs are deteriorating rapidly.

cnn.com

Rand Paul says he'll block Harvey disaster aid if it's tied to raising the debt ceiling

Top Senate Republicans made clear Tuesday they intend to move rapidly to pass Hurricane Harvey disaster relief, a debt ceiling increase and a measure to keep the government funded through the end of the year while they negotiate a longer-term bill.

technologyNews reuters.com

Regulation of digital coin offerings needed for healthy market: China central bank adviser

BEIJING (Reuters) - It is the interest of the long-term development of blockchain technologies for the rapidly growing market for fundraising through the issue of digital currencies to be regulated, an adviser to China's central bank said on Tuesday.

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Largest wildfire in Los Angeles history forces hundreds to evacuate

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles rapidly grew on Saturday into what the mayor called the largest blaze in the city's history, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people and the closure of a major highway.

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Wildfire on edge of Los Angeles spreads after triggering evacuations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire on the northwest edge of Los Angeles spread rapidly on Saturday despite light rainfall, a day after it forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents and triggered the closure of a major highway.