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Stolen Degas painting is found in bus

French painter Edgar Degas' rousing depiction of singers at an opera has been found in -- of all places -- a parked bus, nine years after it was stolen from a Marseille museum.

Missouri nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Politics of Sex (Scandals)

The year the Show Me State saw too much.

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U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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CORRECTED-RPT-FOCUS-How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

NEW YORK, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Last March, executives at General Electric Co's power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power's revenue and profit would rise.

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CORRECTED-FOCUS-How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

NEW YORK, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Last March, executives at General Electric Co's power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power's revenue and profit would rise.

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Stocks rally as Fed eases rate worry, tech climbs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, lifted by gains in technology stocks and a retreat in Treasury yields as the Federal Reserve eased concerns about the path of interest rate hikes this year.

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School resource officer who stayed outside during shooting had glowing reviews

The Florida deputy who waited outside as a gunman targeted staff and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17, was twice nominated as the School Resource Deputy of the Year and won the award in 2014, personnel records obtained by CNN show.

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Support for independence drops to four-year low in Catalonia

MADRID (Reuters) - The number of Catalans in favor of their region becoming independent from Spain has dropped to a four-year low, a survey showed on Friday, casting renewed doubt over the secession campaign just as its leaders disagree on the way forward.

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Syria's eastern Ghouta bombed again before U.N. ceasefire vote

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year-old civil war.

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Film about East German workers highlights united Germany's persisting divisions

BERLIN (Reuters) - A film about East German blue-collar workers casts a light on continuing east-west divisions that saw a far-right party storm into Germany's parliament last year - even if its director explicitly disavows any political message.

environmentNews reuters.com

Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island built 10 years ago to protect the world's food supplies, the government said on Friday.

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This Texas school district already arms its teachers

While the nation debates whether teachers should carry guns to protect students from armed intruders, the question's already settled in one Texas school district, where educators have had firearms on campus for years.

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Canadian police charge suspected serial killer with sixth murder

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto police said on Friday that they have charged Bruce McArthur with a sixth murder, expanding the number of deaths blamed on the 66-year-old landscaper in a case that has shaken the city's gay community.

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More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta before U.N. vote

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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Mexico's Bimbo sees cash boost from U.S. tax reform, pledges more investment

MEXICO CITY, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Mexican breadmaker Bimbo on Friday said it expects a positive impact on its cash flow due to a recently approved tax reform in the United States, one of its principal markets, and will invest $800 million this year.

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Pentagon makes recommendations to White House on transgender individuals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals serving in the military, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump's call last year for a ban on such service.

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Trump: Armed teacher would have 'shot the hell' out of gunman

A freewheeling President Donald Trump offered a political greatest hits reel Friday to the highest-profile right-wing gathering of the year, basking in conservative plaudits for what he characterized as a triumphant first year in office.

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U.S. M&A lending hits early year high with jumbo loans

NEW YORK (LPC) - A flurry of huge US acquisitions is pushing high-grade M&A lending to early year highs as blue-chip firms take advantage of US tax reform and try to fight off the threat of online retail giant Amazon.

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Why the NRA is so powerful on Capitol Hill

When 17-year-old student Cameron Kasky took the microphone at CNN's town hall on Wednesday night, he put Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on the spot when he asked: Would you refuse to accept further campaign donations from the National Rifle Association?

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Stolen painting by French master Degas found on bus near Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French customs police have found a painting by 19th century master Edgar Degas that was stolen nine years ago from a museum in Marseille in the luggage compartment of a bus near Paris, the government said on Friday.

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US M&A lending hits early year high with jumbo loans

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (LPC) - A flurry of huge US acquisitions is pushing high-grade M&A lending to early year highs as blue-chip firms take advantage of US tax reform and try to fight off the threat of online retail giant Amazon.

environmentNews reuters.com

Radical change urged over 20 years to attain climate goals: institute

OSLO (Reuters) - The world will need sweeping changes over the next 20 years ranging from energy use to food production to achieve climate goals set by almost 200 nations, the new heads of a top environmental think-tank said on Friday.

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Mary J. Blige, Common set to perform at Oscars

This year's Oscar-nominated musicians are going to take the stage at the Academy Awards ceremony.

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Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane

HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.

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Trump says he wants to review U.S. military policy of gun-free zones on bases

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he wanted to review the U.S. military's policy of having bases be gun-free zones, noting that some soldiers killed in a shooting spree several years ago at one facility had been expert marksmen who were unarmed.

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VW says shift to electric vehicles could hit profitability

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said profitability could take a hit this year after posting record 2017 earnings on Friday, as the carmaker invests billions of euros in electric vehicles (EVs) and launches a raft of new models.

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Largest brain tumor 'in the world' removed from man's head

A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873 kg (4.1 lb) tumor from a 31-year old man at a government hospital in Mumbai, India.

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Surviving and thriving after a 6-year battle with an eating disorder

I remember a therapist telling me not to worry about how my kid got sick.

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HPE shares soar on $7 billion repurchase plan, upbeat forecast

(Reuters) - Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise rose 7 percent to a record in early trading on Friday after the company unveiled a $7 billion share buyback program, reported strong quarterly results and raised its full-year profit forecast.

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EU leaders prepare for battle over post-Brexit budget

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders staked out opposing positions on the size and aims of the bloc's budget on Friday ahead of tough negotiations to deal with a hole in Brussels' finances created by Britain's planned departure next year.

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BRIEF-Arbor Realty Trust Reports Q4 Adjusted FFO Per Share $0.25

* ARBOR REALTY TRUST REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 RESULTS AND INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND 11% TO $0.21 PER SHARE

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Numbers starting to add up for Tesla trucks: DHL executive

(Reuters) - The numbers behind Tesla Inc's long-distance Semi electric trucks are close to making sense for hauliers looking at a shift away from diesel that may save them tens of thousands of dollars a year, according to an executive with DHL.

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Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing organized labor's influence in the workplace and at the ballot box.

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Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a major blow for the nation's hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals.

Xian (China) nytimes.com

Frugal Traveler: Xian Offers Terracotta Warriors, Stunning Food and Plenty of Bargains

One of the oldest cities in China proved to be one of the less expensive trips our columnist has taken in the past year.

companyNews reuters.com

CPPIB Capital Inc names leads for 15yr euro benchmark

LONDON, Feb 23 (IFR) - CPPIB Capital Inc., rated Aaa/AAA/AAA, fully owned and guaranteed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, has mandated BofA Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan as joint bookrunners to lead manage its upcoming 15-year fixed rate EUR-denominated benchmark transaction in Reg S format.

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Motor racing: McLaren show true colors as new car unveiled

LONDON (Reuters) - Former champions McLaren showed their true colors on Friday with a new papaya orange and blue Formula One car they hope will take them back up the starting grid after three nightmare years with Honda.

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Alpine skiing: Shiffrin braced for post-Games blues before resuming speed quest

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is prepared for the post-Olympics letdown of a return to normal life but the American still has plenty to target over the rest of the year and is even looking further ahead towards her third Games in 2022.

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UPDATE 1-Satellite firm SES cuts dividend in "challenging" market

Feb 23 (Reuters) - Luxembourg-based SES said on Friday it was cutting its dividend by 40 percent, in a bid to strengthen its balance sheet after a year marked by the loss of one of its satellites and intense competition for its video business.

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Figure skating: Obstacles bridged, Kostner savors last Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Even during the dark days of a suspension, Carolina Kostner never lost the hope and resilience that has allowed the 31-year-old Italian to complete at a fourth Olympics in a sport where many fade in their 20s.

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Ice hockey: Pay row helped forge gold medal team: U.S. captain Duggan

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A protracted pay dispute that almost saw the U.S. women's ice hockey team boycott last year's world championships was part of a journey that forged bonds between the players and helped them win a first Olympic gold since 1998, captain Meghan Duggan said.

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GM Korea seeks to trim benefits, wages: internal letter

SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors Co will propose a base wage freeze and no bonuses this year along with a suspension of some worker benefits at its money-losing South Korean unit to cut costs, according to an internal letter that Reuters reviewed on Friday.

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Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink within seven years

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the world's most polluted.

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Four huge obstacles for Congress to do something on gun control

As pressure mounts for congressional action on gun control, it's unclear just how much can be done given the thick political fog that shrouds any major legislative effort on Capitol Hill -- especially in an election year.

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Rocky path awaits Kuroda in his next BOJ term

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda may have little to cheer about despite landing another five-year term for one of the most influential jobs in the country, if not the world.

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Cambodia's ruling party set to sweep Senate election

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of Hun Sen is poised to sweep a Senate election at the weekend, helping to consolidate the prime minister's rule of more than 30 years amid a crackdown on the opposition.

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UPDATE 2-Australia's Woolworths grows half-year profit but margin pressure hits shares

* Woolworths says H1 net profit A$969 mln vs A$704 mln H1 2017

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GM to propose wage freeze, no bonuses for South Korean workers this year

SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors Co will propose a base wage freeze and no bonuses this year as well a suspension of some worker benefits at its money-losing South Korean unit, in an effort to cut costs, showed an internal letter seen by Reuters on Friday.

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Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year.

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Mueller files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's ex-campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that include bank and tax fraud, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year.

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Asian shares rebound as U.S. rate fears ebb

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rebounded on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve official eased worries that the central bank might raise rates more aggressively this year, while the safe-haven yen held on to its gains amid heightened volatility across markets.

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Ted Cruz embraces Trump ahead of re-election

Up for a second Senate term in Texas this year, "Lyin' Ted" Cruz, as President Donald Trump nicknamed him, is suddenly Trump's biggest fan.

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EU leaders to clash over post-Brexit budget

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will lay down the first markers on Friday on the size and aims of the bloc's next long-term budget, as a large hole in its finances begins to take shape with next year's departure of one of its main net contributors.

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HP Inc results beat estimates, raises 2018 profit forecast

HP Inc reported first-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday above Wall Street estimates as it sold more personal computers and printers, helping the company raise its full-year profit forecast.

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BRIEF-Comfort Systems USA Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.20

* COMFORT SYSTEMS USA REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 RESULTS

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BRIEF-AV Homes Reports Q4 Adjusted Earnings Per Share $0.40

* AV HOMES REPORTS RESULTS FOR FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017

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Senator's town hall comments show he's gearing up for race against Rick Scott

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson attended CNN's town hall on Wednesday night to talk about school safety and gun violence. But by the end of the night, the vulnerable senator up for reelection this year proved one thing clearly: He is gearing up for a fight against Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

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GoDaddy reports 24 percent rise in quarterly revenue

(Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc on Thursday reported a 24 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as the web-hosting company expanded its customer base with its acquisition of Host Europe Group last year.

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The last 24 hours have featured a more intense national conversation about guns than in recent memory

The last 24 hours have featured a more intense -- and, generally speaking, more honest -- national conversation about guns and culture than in, at least, the last five years.

Ethics and Official Misconduct nytimes.com

Ex-Arkansas Judge Receives 5 Years for Coercing Sexual Acts From Defendants

The former judge had told young men their charges could be reduced if they performed what he called “community service,” according to the Justice Department.

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Chloe Kim and Jimmy Fallon photobomb fans

17-year-old Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to photobomb unsuspecting fans.

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Snap chief earns $638 million in 2017, third-highest CEO payout ever

(Reuters) - Snap Inc Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel received $637.8 million as total compensation as the company went public last year, the third-highest annual payout ever received by a company's chief executive.

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UPDATE 1-Bombardier CFO says used business jet market inching toward sellers

MONTREAL, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The market for higher-end, pre-owned business jets is beginning to favor sellers, after years where buyers had the upper hand because of elevated supply, Bombardier Inc's chief financial officer said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Snap chief earns $638 mln in 2017, third-highest CEO payout ever

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Snap Inc Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel received $637.8 million as total compensation as the company went public last year, the third-highest annual payout ever received by a company's chief executive.

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Brazil's defense minister says SpaceX, Boeing interested in launching from Amazon base

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that SpaceX, Boeing and other companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from the South American nation's Alcantara military base near the equator, and that a delegation of interested parties visited the site late last year.

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Puerto Rico should rebuild power from scratch: Fed official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico should "start from scratch" rebuilding its already outdated power infrastructure after deadly Hurricane Maria last year devastated it and left citizens marooned, the U.S. central banker overseeing the island territory said on Thursday.

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Wall St. rises sharply as rate hike fears ease

(Reuters) - Gains in technology and industrial shares helped U.S. stocks rebound from a two-day fall on Thursday as investors shrugged off the prospects of more interest rate hikes this year.

sportsNews reuters.com

New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

(Reuters) - Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling.

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U.S. jobless claims near 45-year low as economic outlook brightens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 45-year low last week, pointing to strong job growth in February and solid momentum in the economy.

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Film about downfall of Brazilian President Rousseff hits screen in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Brazilian society remains deeply divided one and a half years after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office, said the director of a new documentary about the period.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Paris tourism shakes post-attack lull to record decade-best 2017

PARIS (Reuters) - Tourists flocked back to Paris last year as safety concerns following a spate of attacks by Islamist militants appeared to ease, making 2017 the city's best year for foreign...

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BRIEF-InterDigital Reports Q4 Earnings Per Share $1.48

* INTERDIGITAL REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS

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BRIEF-Fiera Capital Issues Class A Subordinate Voting Shares To DJM Capital

* FIERA CAPITAL CORPORATION ISSUES CLASS A SUBORDINATE VOTING SHARES TO DJM CAPITAL INC. IN SATISFACTION OF ITS YEAR ONE EARN-OUT PAYMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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EU's top court says Poland breached air pollution rules

BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) - The European Union's top court on Thursday said Poland had failed to uphold air quality standards, part of a wider EU battle to reduce deaths from airborne pollution which it estimates kills 400,000 people every year.

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BRIEF-CVR Partners Reports Q4 Loss Per Share Of $0.24

* CVR PARTNERS REPORTS 2017 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR RESULTS

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U.S. jobless claims fall to near 45-year low; six states estimated

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to a near 45-year low last week, but claims for six states were estimated because of Monday's Presidents Day holiday.

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Ice Hockey: 'Oops' shot snaps Canadian hold, wins gold for U.S.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - She's practiced the 'Oops, I did it again' thousands of times in training, and on Thursday her signature trick was worth its weight in Olympic gold as American Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson's shootout winner broke a Canadian 16-year stranglehold on the women's ice hockey title.

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U.N. pleads for truce to avert 'massacre' as strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day

AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday as the United Nations pleaded for a ceasefire to halt one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil war and prevent a "massacre".

businessNews reuters.com

Stock futures largely flat as Fed points to more rate hikes

(Reuters) - US stock futures were little changed on Thursday, as the prospects of further interest rate increases this year kept investors on the edge.

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Exclusive: As Trump trashes NAFTA, Mexico turns to Brazilian corn

CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants.

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Malaysian rapper Namewee in the dog house over 'obscene' Lunar New Year video

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia detained rapper Namewee on Thursday amid an uproar over an "obscene" Lunar New Year music video depicting people in dog masks dancing in what appears to be the administrative capital of Putrajaya.

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Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the world's most polluted.

domesticNews reuters.com

Three executions planned Thursday for three U.S. states

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Alabama, Florida and Texas plan to execute inmates on Thursday and if carried out, it would be the first time in eight years that three people on death row have been executed on the same day since the death penalty was reinstated in the United States.

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Strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day as U.N. pleads for ceasefire

AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday, as the United Nations pleaded for a halt to one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil war.

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Net migration into Britain falls in year to September 2017: ONS

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people migrating into Britain from other countries fell to 244,000 during the year to September 2017, down 29,000 from the same point in 2016, official data showed on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Veon Q4 EBITDA Down At $753 Million

* Q4 LOSS FOR THE PERIOD ATTRIBUTABLE TO VEON SHAREHOLDERS $ 0.33 BILLION VERSUS PROFIT $1.56 BILLION YEAR AGO

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Alpine skiing: Sister's Sochi glory inspired Gisin to gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Alpine combined gold medal winner Michelle Gisin said her sister Dominique's downhill triumph at Sochi four years ago had inspired her to "reach for the stars".

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Alpine skiing: Fortune shines at last on 'Old Man' Myhrer

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four years ago, Andre Myhrer was in second place going into the deciding run of the Olympic slalom, but failed to finish the course as he struggled with an injured knee.

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Playing medal yo-yo is no fun for Games athletes

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - In four years U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender has ridden an emotional roller coaster as intense as her sport, which involves hurtling down a steep, twisting tongue of ice, head first.

businessNews reuters.com

How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Last March, executives at General Electric Co's power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power's revenue and profit would rise.

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Trump set the tone for a year of 'hate-filled rhetoric', Amnesty says

The US government's polarizing decision to ban travel from six Muslim-majority countries set the tone for a year of "hate-filled rhetoric" that fanned the flames of bigotry and persecution, Amnesty International alleged in its annual audit of human rights around the world.

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Patty Jenkins says her mom paved the path for 'Wonder Woman'

"I believe that there is a tremendous power in story. That power has been proven, and seen, and witnessed, and used for thousands of years."

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School shooter threatened others with a gun, first host family told police

Just months before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 at his former high school in South Florida, the host family who had taken him in immediately after his mother's death warned local law enforcement that the 19-year-old had "used a gun against people before" and "has put the gun to others' heads in the past," according to records obtained by CNN.

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Rubio: I support raising age limit on rifles

At a CNN Town Hall, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he would support legislation to prevent an 18-year-old from buying a rifle and reconsidered his position on magazine clip sizes.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Mandalay Resources Qtrly Adjusted Earnings Per Share $0.00‍​

* ORATION ANNOUNCES ITS UNAUDITED FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

U.K.’s Governing Party Is Clashing Over ‘Brexit.’ Again.

Hard-line supporters of withdrawal are dismayed by a suggestion that the transition after leaving the European Union could be longer than two years.

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BRIEF-Western Energy Services Corp Posts Q4 Loss $0.06/Shr‍​

* WESTERN ENERGY SERVICES CORP RELEASES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR END 2017 FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS

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Oscar contender 'Shape of Water' accused of ripping off 1969 play

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Shape of Water," a contender for this year's best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play.

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Pennsylvania Republicans ask Supreme Court to block new congressional map

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state's top court from taking effect ahead of this year's mid-term elections.

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BRIEF-Stelco Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2017 Results

* ‍Q4 2017 REVENUE OF $452 MILLION A 45% INCREASE YEAR-OVER-YEAR​