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They are shaking up footwear with wool shoes

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It's so cold here, eyelashes are freezing

Temperatures in parts of the Siberian region of Yakutia have dropped to minus 67 degrees Celsius, prompting even eyelashes to freeze.

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Hong Kong star Eric Tsang denies sexual assault allegations

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong celebrity Eric Tsang denied allegations of sexual misconduct on Wednesday and said he was taking legal action against one of his two accusers.

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BRIEF-Varun Beverages Approves Buying Franchisee Rights For Pepsico India's Sub-Territory In Bihar

* SAYS APPROVED TO BUY FRANCHISEE RIGHTS FOR PEPSICO INDIA'S PREVIOUSLY FRANCHISED SUB-TERRITORY IN STATE OF BIHAR Source text -http://bit.ly/2FJ3Bwm Further company coverage:

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Toronto Journal: Shivering? That’s for City Folk. For Islanders, Ice Time Is Play Time.

A small and hardy group of Torontonians lives on island parkland in the middle of North America’s fourth-largest city, with coyotes and ice boats.

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Trump expands US military footprint despite his rhetoric as candidate

At one rally after the next, candidate Donald Trump lamented the "trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost" in the Middle East, criticized his opponent as a warmonger and signaled he would scale back US military commitments abroad.

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Joshua Wong, Democracy Advocate, Is Sentenced in Hong Kong

Joshua Wong got three months in prison for his role in 2014 protests demanding freer elections for the leader of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for his role in the 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" street occupations.

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U.S. judge delays setting trial date for Trump ex-aide Manafort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed setting a trial date for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who faces charges stemming from the special counsel's probe of allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.

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1,463-foot long bridge collapses, kills 10

A bridge under construction near Bogota, Colombia, partially collapsed, killing at least 10 people.

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South Korean charged with murder of wife, son at Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A South Korean man was formally charged on Tuesday with murdering his wife and six-year-old son at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.

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Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States

GAC Motor said it planned to bring an S.U.V. to the United States in 2019. It may use Fiat Chrysler dealerships hungry for new models.

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Shell to acquire 43.8 pct interest in Silicon Ranch

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Monday it would acquire a 43.8 percent stake in the solar company Silicon Ranch Corp from investment manager Partners Group, as part of its new energies power portfolio.

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Erdogan: we will 'strangle' U.S.-backed force in Syria "before it's even born"

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to "strangle" a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria "before it's even born," as Washington's backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge into relations with one of its main Middle East allies.

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Erdogan: we will 'strangle' U.S.-backed force in Syria 'before it's even born'

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to "strangle" a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria "before it's even born," as Washington's backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge into relations with one of its main Middle East allies.

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BRIEF-Trigon Closes First Tranche Of Private Placement Financing

* TRIGON CLOSES FIRST TRANCHE OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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HNA wins loan deadline extension to proceed with Hong Kong property project

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate HNA Group's [HNAIR.UL] Hong Kong International Investment unit has negotiated a six-month deadline extension for a loan linked to a land parcel in Hong Kong as its parent contends with growing debt challenges.

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On Pro Football: Without a Word, Bill Belichick Can Say a Lot

The Patriots coach is capable of finding shrewd ways to motivate his team.

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Hong Kong police arrest South Korean suspected of murdering wife, son at Ritz-Carlton

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested a South Korean man on suspicion of murder on Sunday after his wife and seven-year-old son were found dead in a room at the five star Ritz-Carlton hotel.

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Sportscaster Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.

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Keith Jackson, Voice of College Football, Dies at 89

Mr. Jackson was synonymous with Saturday college football for millions of fans through five decades.

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Toronto Suddenly Has a New Craving: Syrian Food

This already diverse city has welcomed thousands of Syrians and their cooking, supporting a small boom in food businesses.

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New face emerges in Hong Kong democracy movement, as others face court

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Having seen a court disqualify her friend from holding a seat in Hong Kong's legislature, 21-year-old Agnes Chow stands ready to step into the breach by contesting his seat for a pro-democracy movement that has provoked China's wrath.

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New York Today: New York Today: Following in Dr. King’s Footsteps

Friday: Touring Martin Luther King Jr.’s New York, weekend events, and honoring Dr. King in your own way.

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Putin says it's up to Washington, not Moscow, to improve ties

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it was up to Washington and not Moscow to improve ties between the two countries.

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Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO: sources

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has shortlisted New York, London and Hong Kong - singly or in a combination of two or even all three - for the international portion of the listing of national oil company Aramco, two sources with knowledge of the discussions said.

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Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO - sources

* International listing on one exchange or several, sources say

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-PwC to fight Indian audit ban to limit franchise impact

MUMBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Price Waterhouse will contest a two-year auditing ban by India's market regulator over a fraud nearly a decade ago at a company it audited, but even if it succeeds in preventing the move Indian business experts expect damage to the auditor's business.

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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Appoints Zhongyi Liu As Chief Strategy Officer For Blockchain, Business Development

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS APPOINTS ZHONGYI LIU AS CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER FOR BLOCKCHAIN AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Hyundai invests in Grab to gain 'foothold' in Southeast Asia ride-hailing market

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it had invested in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab, as it seeks to expand into the region to reduce its reliance on China following a damaging diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing.

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UPDATE 1-Hyundai invests in Grab to gain 'foothold' in Southeast Asia ride-hailing market

* First investment in ride-hailing firm by Hyundai (Add comments from Hyundai, analyst and background)

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Out of jail, Rancher Cliven Bundy doesn't know whether to forgive or sue

Rancher Cliven Bundy, free after almost two years in a Nevada jail, said Wednesday he wants to meet with the Clark County sheriff about what to do on the land where there was a 2014 standoff with federal authorities over his cattle.

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Opinion: The problem isn't Trump's brain. It's his heart.

During an hourlong performance Tuesday at a table crowded with lawmakers -- let's call it The President Show -- Donald Trump appeared determined to prove two things. The first was obvious: After much speculation about his temperament, inspired by the dark portrait painted in the book "Fire and Fury," he no doubt wanted to show himself to be an executive in command of the issues and fit to govern. The second was that he is a good man with a warm heart.

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Hong Kong government adviser resigns over illegal ivory links

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong ivory trader fined this week for illegal possession of ivory resigned on Wednesday from a government advisory panel to protect endangered species, a potentially embarrassing blow for a city fighting to stamp out smuggling of ivory.

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Exxon claims it's the victim of a vast conspiracy

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On College Football: Why Nick Saban Is the Ultimate Masochist

Nick Saban may scowl, even through another national championship, but he’s got it made.

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Dems on Oprah: It's not crazy and she could win, but ...

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Alibaba will 'seriously consider' Hong Kong listing, says founder Ma

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will "seriously consider" listing in Hong Kong, founder Jack Ma said, potentially providing a powerful boost to the financial hub which is preparing to allow dual-class share listings.

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UPDATE 2-Alibaba will "seriously consider" Hong Kong listing, says founder Ma

* HK recently decided to push ahead with dual-class share listings

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Alibaba founder Ma says will 'seriously consider' Hong Kong listing

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will "seriously consider" listing in Hong Kong, founder Jack Ma said, marking a potential boon for the financial hub which recently decided to move towards allowing dual-class share listings.

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UPDATE 1-Alibaba founder Ma says will "seriously consider" Hong Kong listing

* HK recently decided to push ahead with dual-class share listings

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Former Hong Kong Official Pleads Not Guilty in Africa Bribery Case

Patrick Ho is accused of trying to bribe Chad’s president and Uganda’s foreign minister in exchange for oil rights for a Chinese energy company.

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Trump Takes Field at College Football Championship Game

The president’s appearance seemed intended to emphasize his furious critique of athletes for using football games as a place for protests.

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College football championship: Alabama vs. Georgia

See photos from the final game of the College Football Playoff. Alabama is playing Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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Alibaba founder says to consider Hong Kong listing: SCMP

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will consider a listing in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reported the company's founder Jack Ma as saying - remarks which follow the city's decision to allow dual class share listings.

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Alibaba founder says to consider Hong Kong listing -SCMP

HONG KONG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will consider a listing in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reported the company's founder Jack Ma as saying - remarks which follow the city's decision to allow dual class share listings.

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BRIEF-Group 1 Automotive Says ‍Opens Land Rover Franchise In Watford Franchise Expected To Generate Additional Estimated $35 Mln In Annualized Revenues ​

* GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE - ‍OPENS LAND ROVER FRANCHISE IN WATFORD; FRANCHISE EXPECTED TO GENERATE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED $35 MILLION IN ANNUALIZED REVENUES ​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Charges Against Bundys in Ranch Standoff Case Are Dismissed

A federal judge said that the government’s missteps in withholding evidence against the three Bundy family members were so grave that the indictment against them would be dismissed.

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BRIEF-United Airlines Eliminates Second Checked Bag Charges On Travel To/From China, Hong Kong

* UNITED AIRLINES OFFERS CUSTOMERS TWO FREE CHECKED BAGS ON TRAVEL TO/FROM CHINA AND HONG KONG

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BRIEF-Argos Announces $1.5 Million Equity Investment By Lummy (Hong Kong) Ltd

* ARGOS ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION EQUITY INVESTMENT BY LUMMY (HONG KONG), LTD. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Recognize That Tune? It’s the Northern Accent of Georgia Football

Georgia’s unofficial fight song borrowed its melody from “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which was a rallying cry for the North during the Civil War.

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On Pro Football: In Win Over Panthers, Saints Turn Back to Drew Brees to Lead

Brees has had a diminished role this season behind two stellar New Orleans running backs, but on Sunday he pulled the Saints to victory as the running game sputtered.

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CORRECTED--Airliners collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport, passengers safe

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Friday, after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said.

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CORRECTED-Planes collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport; passengers safe

Jan 6 (Reuters) - Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto's Pearson Airport late on Friday after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said.

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Golden Globes: It's not who wins but who will say what

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The Golden Globes kick off Hollywood's countdown to the Oscars on Sunday, but the focus is expected to be less on who walks away with the top movie and television prizes than who says (and wears) what.

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Planes collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport; passengers safe

Jan 6 (Reuters) - Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto's Pearson Airport late on Friday after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said.

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It's been one hell of a 2018

FACT: It's January 5, 2018.

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Toronto homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams Canada

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a "weather bomb" knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads.

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UPDATE 1-Airliners collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport, passengers safe

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Friday, after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said.

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Airliners collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport, passengers safe

TORONTO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Dozens of passengers were evacuated at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Friday, after a plane pushing back from a gate struck an arriving jet, causing a fire, WestJet Airlines said in a statement.

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Brazil expects to be declared free of foot-and-mouth with vaccination

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil expects the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to declare the country free from foot-and-mouth disease with vaccinations at a meeting in May, according to a government statement on Friday.

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It's so cold that...

Iguanas froze. Mariah was freezing. And a 'Jeopardy' contestant gets frozen out. Here's this week's politics-free side of the news.

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Toronto seeks shelters for homeless as temperature plunges

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The city of Toronto on Friday scrambled to find emergency shelter space for the homeless as temperatures plunged to record lows, while tens of thousands of people remained in the dark in Eastern Canada because of extreme weather.

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It's so cold frozen iguanas are falling out of trees

There's an iguanocalypse in Florida, or at least that's what it looks like judging from the photos worried Floridians are posting all over social media.

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Ties: The Unexpected Branch on the Family Tree

My Korean mother, born during the Japanese occupation, grew up with a distrust of the Japanese. What would she make of our DNA test results?

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Hong Kong legal chief steps down early amid judicial turbulence

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's legal chief, whose watch was marked by instances of perceived interference by China in the city's rule of law, stepped down on Friday, more than four years before the end of his term.

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Toronto Theater Director Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Albert Schultz has left his post as artistic director of the acclaimed Soulpepper Theater Company after four women accused him of improper behavior.

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On College Football: Central Florida Claims a National Title. Want to Fight About It?

The 13-0 Central Florida Knights, the only undefeated top-tier college football team, aren’t in the national championship game. But they’re still calling themselves champs.

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It's cold. No, it's really cold. Here are the bone-chilling stats...

Check out some of these eye-popping statistics from the Arctic outbreak that has put the US in a deep freeze and the monster winter storm threatening the East Coast.

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It's not Twitter's job to silence Trump

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What it's like for Iran's expats to watch protests unfold

Alaleh Kamran is having flashbacks. Since protests broke out in her home country of Iran last week, the Los Angeles resident has been glued to the news, social media and Telegram, the app used by many Iranians to communicate.

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Former senior Hong Kong police officer jailed for baton assault during democracy protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A former senior Hong Kong police officer was sentenced to three months jail on Wednesday for assaulting a passerby with his baton during the city's massive pro-democracy protests of late 2014.

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It's about Iran, not about Trump

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North Korea, Iran, College Football: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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On College Football: An Unrelenting Georgia Wears Down Oklahoma in a Clash of Styles

After climbing back from a deep first-half deficit, the Bulldogs had reason to be confident as they closed out a semifinal victory in double overtime.

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Alabama 24, Clemson 6: College Football Playoff: Alabama Returns to the Title Game

The Crimson Tide topped Clemson, the defending champion, and will play Georgia in their sixth national championship game appearance under Coach Nick Saban.

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Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48 | Two overtimes: College Football Playoff: Georgia Outlasts Oklahoma in Rose Bowl

Sony Michel’s 25-yard touchdown in the second overtime sent the Bulldogs to the national championship game.

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Flying in 2017 was safer than it's ever been

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Tough choice to decide African Footballer of the Year

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Africa will crown its best soccer player on Thursday but the electors have a tough choice in deciding between the three candidates for the 2017 African Footballer of the Year award.

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On Pro Football: National Anthem Protests Sidelined by Ambiguity

It was an oddly quiet end to a season of debate over the national anthem and N.F.L. players kneeling, sitting, raising fists and making other gestures during it.

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RPT-China's Chongqing gas exchange aims to be Asia price benchmark

* Chongqing exchange rivals Shanghai hub, Japan Korean Marker

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is Hong Kong Really Part of China?

Beijing is an imperial power and it is occupying Hong Kong. Again.

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After tough year, Hong Kong democracy protesters sound warning to China on New Year's day

HONG KONG (Reuters) - After a year that saw democracy advocates in Hong Kong jailed and ousted from public office, thousands marched through the streets of Hong Kong on New Year's Day to warn China not to meddle further in the city's affairs and undermine its autonomy.

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On Pro Football: For the N.F.L. Playoffs, Much Has Changed. Then There Are the Patriots.

The regular season mocked the status quo, yielding several playoff teams that had been left out for a long time. But can anyone prevent another New England coronation?

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North Korea says it's not backing down on nuclear development in 2018

North Korea will remain committed to the country's nuclear development in 2018, according to a report released Saturday by state-run news agency KCNA.

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City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto

Plans by a Google sibling for a development where robots collect trash and heated paths melt snow have generated excitement. But its data-collection sensors have spurred privacy concerns.

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BRIEF-Campbell Soup Says Entered Into Three-Year Credit Agreement With Credit Suisse, Cayman Islands Branch ‍​

* CAMPBELL SOUP CO - ENTERED INTO A THREE-YEAR CREDIT AGREEMENT WITH CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH ‍​

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How cold is it? It's so cold that sharks are dying

You can dream of ringing in the New Year, blissfully walking in a winter wonderland. But you'll probably end up just trying to find shelter from the big Arctic freeze.

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BRIEF-Mechel Pao Reports CFO Sergey Rezontov Is Leaving Co

* MECHEL - REPORTS THAT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER SERGEY REZONTOV IS LEAVING COMPANY

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Hong Kong lawyers 'appalled' by move to enforce China law in rail station

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An association representing Hong Kong barristers said it was "appalled" by the Chinese parliament's move to enforce mainland laws inside a Hong Kong railway station, denouncing it as the most retrograde step since the 1997 handover.

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China's Chongqing gas exchange aims to be Asia price benchmark

* Chongqing exchange rivals Shanghai hub, Japan Korean Marker

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It's been 100 days, and still Puerto Ricans are without power

It has been three months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and many residents still do not have power. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.

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Hong Kong eyes blockbuster China tech IPO queue, led by Xiaomi

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong bankers are eyeing a slew of blockbuster IPOs from Chinese technology firms with a total market capitalization of some $500 billion over the next two years, in a sharp contrast to 2017 - the city's worst year for raising equity in a decade.

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China says part of Hong Kong rail station to be subject to mainland laws

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's parliament on Wednesday said part of a Hong Kong high-speed railway station being built in the city center would be regarded as Chinese territory, an unprecedented move that critics say further erodes the financial hub's autonomy.

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It's never a bad year to be rich, but 2017 was particularly generous to those with big bank accounts

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NFL cancels Sunday Night Football this week

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Mutko stepping down as Russia Football Union chief

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, banned for life from the Olympics this month, is temporarily stepping down from his role as head of the country's Football Union, he said on Monday.

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CSX names Foote as CEO, following death of Harrison

(Reuters) - CSX Corp , the third-largest U.S. railroad, on Friday named Jim Foote as chief executive officer, succeeding Hunter Harrison, who died last week only months into the railroad's ambitious turnaround plan.

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UPDATE 2-CSX names Foote as CEO, following death of Harrison

Dec 22 (Reuters) - CSX Corp, the third-largest U.S. railroad, on Friday named Jim Foote as chief executive officer, succeeding Hunter Harrison, who died last week only months into the railroad's ambitious turnaround plan.

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CSX Corp names Foote CEO to replace Hunter Harrison

(Reuters) - The third-largest U.S. railroad, CSX Corp , on Friday named Jim Foote as its chief executive succeeding veteran industry turnaround legend Hunter Harrison, who died last week only months into the railroad's ambitious turnaround plan.

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CSX Corp names James Foote CEO

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Railroad operator CSX Corp on Friday named James Foote as its chief executive, effective immediately, succeeding Hunter Harrison who died last week shortly after going on medical leave.

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Hong Kong leader says she won't blindly obey Beijing's orders

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she would not blindly obey the orders of Communist Party leaders in Beijing, while admitting the government has no way to suppress skyrocketing prices in one of the most expensive property markets in the world.

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BRIEF-Arht Media Announces Upsizing Of Private Placement Financing And Closing Of First Tranche

* ARHT MEDIA ANNOUNCES UPSIZING OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING AND CLOSING OF FIRST TRANCHE

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Yes, Apple is slowing your old iPhone. But it's not a conspiracy

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'The Post' writers: It's 'not a liberal movie'

Steven Spielberg's new film "The Post" is many things.

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It's the world's best new luxury hotel of 2017

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Hong Kong arm of China's LeEco files for liquidation

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong arm of embattled Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco has filed a petition to the territory's high court to wind up the company, media in the Asian financial hub said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Cleantech Solutions Enters Exclusivity Agreement With Shanghai Hongchuan For Potential Acquisition

* CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL ENTERS INTO EXCLUSIVITY AGREEMENT WITH SHANGHAI HONGCHUAN FOR POTENTIAL ACQUISITION TO ENTER CHINA'S ADVERTISING MARKET

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Hong Kong arm of China's LeEco files for liquidation - media

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Le Corporation Limited, the Hong Kong arm of embattled Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco, has filed a petition to the territory's high court to wind up the company, media in the Asian financial hub said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-vTv Therapeutics Signs Agreement With Hangzhou Zhongmei For Rights of Glp-1R Agonist Diabetes Program

* VTV THERAPEUTICS INC SAYS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH HANGZHOU ZHONGMEI HUADONG PHARMACEUTICAL CO. TO RIGHTS FOR VTV'S GLP-1R AGONIST DIABETES PROGRAM

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It's the second time a soldier has fled across the demilitarized zone into S. Korea in less than two months

A "low-ranking" North Korean soldier defected to South Korea early Thursday morning across the demilitarized zone between the two countries, South Korea's military said.

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MLS expansion franchise music to Nashville's ears

(Reuters) - Major League Soccer is heading for the Music City after Nashville was revealed as its latest expansion club on Wednesday.

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Mistrial declared for Nevada rancher who led revolt over U.S. land dispute

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the criminal case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three others for their role in a 2014 armed standoff with U.S. government agents, and rebuked prosecutors for withholding evidence from the defense.

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Mistrial declared for Nevada rancher who led grazing rights revolt

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the criminal case of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who led a 2014 armed standoff with U.S. government agents in a range-land dispute, and tentatively set a new trial date for February.

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Why it's not the time for expensive tax cuts

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Mistrial declared in case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the criminal case of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who led a 2014 armed standoff with U.S. government agents in a range-land dispute, and set a new trial date of Feb. 26, 2018.

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Champagne? It's all in the taste, says top Europe court

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's top court dashed brand-jealous champagne producers' hopes on Wednesday with a ruling that a sorbet sold by German discounter Aldi Sud could be labelled with the word...

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Opinion: Is 'It's a Wonderful Life' sexist?

It seems like America's every cultural moment is under review thanks to Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore and the rest of the men accused of sexual misconduct this year. I can't even watch a Christmas movie like "It's a Wonderful Life" without wondering if it is inherently sexist. And I love that movie.

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BRIEF-Acerus Enters Into A Licensing Agreement With Viramal To Commercialize The Elegant Franchise In Canada

* ACERUS ENTERS INTO A LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH VIRAMAL TO COMMERCIALIZE THE ELEGANTâ„¢ FRANCHISE IN CANADA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Couple climbed onto train to help victims

Daniel Konzelman and Alicia Hoverson jumped out of their car and rushed to pull injured passengers out of an Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state.

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Hong Kong's underused military land a potential goldmine: but a minefield for government

HONG KONG (Reuters) - As Hong Kong seeks more land to help ease a worsening housing crisis, some lawmakers and activists are urging officials to take a fresh look at little-used swathes of more than $100 billion worth of real estate controlled by the Chinese military.

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Nashville expected to be named MLS expansion franchise

(Reuters) - Nashville are expected to be named Major League Soccer's (MLS) newest expansion franchise when commissioner Don Garber makes an "important announcement" in the Tennessee state capital on Wednesday.

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Rogers Communications seen having options for Toronto Blue Jays baseball team

TORONTO (Reuters) - Rogers Communications Inc, which has said it will keep ownership of the Toronto Blue Jays, could look to leasing, licensing and other financial tools to generate value from the Major League Baseball club, sports dealmakers told Reuters.

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Critic’s Notebook: When Disenfranchised Lives and American Ideals Collide Onstage

Three small, powerful pieces of political theater consider those wounded by racism and xenophobia.

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Holiday lights with a 230-foot thrill

It's that time of year when spots around the world are aglow in vibrant holiday light displays that dazzle and awe with millions of colored, twinkling bulbs.

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Toronto homicide police take lead in probe of billionaires' deaths

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian homicide detectives have taken the lead in investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey Sherman, after the couple were found dead in their Toronto mansion on Friday, police said on Sunday.

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Toronto Buzzes With Talk of Billionaire Couple’s Suspicious Death

Family and friends of the generic-drug mogul Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, say someone killed them and made it look like a murder-suicide.

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Police Investigate ‘Suspicious’ Death of Prominent Toronto Couple

Barry Sherman, founder of the pharmaceutical company Apotex, and his wife, Honey, were among Canada’s wealthiest couples.

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Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire, wife found dead in Toronto

(Reuters) - The billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, Barry Sherman, and his wife Honey, were found dead in their Toronto home on Friday under circumstances that police described as "suspicious."

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Canadian billionaire found dead in Toronto: Ontario health minister

(Reuters) - The billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex, Barry Sherman, and his wife Honey, were found dead in Toronto on Thursday, Ontario's health minister said on Twitter.

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Trump: It's a shame what happened to the FBI

President Donald Trump, ahead of his participation at a graduation at the FBI National Academy on Friday in Quantico, Virginia, said it is "sad" what has happened to the FBI.

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Brazilian football boss Del Nero banned for 90 days: FIFA

ZURICH (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer chief Marco Polo del Nero was banned for 90 days by FIFA on Friday while he is investigated over possible unethical conduct, the global body said in a statement.

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It's the last day to sign up for Obamacare

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UPDATE 3-Hong Kong to push ahead with controversial dual-class shares

* HKEX drafting specific rule changes to allow dual-class shares

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UPDATE 2-Hong Kong to push ahead with controversial dual-class shares

* HKEX drafting specific rule changes to allow dual-class shares

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UPDATE 1-Hong Kong to push ahead with controversial dual-class shares

* HKEX drafting specific rule changes to allow dual-class shares

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Hong Kong gearing up to allow controversial dual-class shares

HONG KONG, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Hong Kong is set to allow controversial dual-class shares under rule changes to be proposed by the city's stock exchange as it raises the stakes in its battle against New York for blockbuster Chinese initial public offerings (IPOs).

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Beautiful photos capture the energy of Hong Kong

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the term "feng shui" as: "A Chinese geomantic practice in which a structure or site is chosen or configured so as to harmonize with the spiritual forces that inhabit it."

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Albright: It's time for Congress to override Trump's foreign policy powers

It is an Article 1 moment, write Madeleine Albright and David E. Price. With the President consistently falling short of the mature judgement and discerning decision-making required of the leader of the free world, Congress has no choice but to respond and compensate.

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'Sunday Night Football' takes a big hit

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Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision plans to list unit's shares in Shanghai

TAIPEI, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, said it planned to list shares of a subsidiary in Shanghai.

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Toronto airport requires extra security checks after 'customs breach'

TORONTO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Some U.S.-bound flights from Toronto's main international airport were delayed on Wednesday afternoon due to an incident that prompted authorities to require some passengers to go through customs a second time, a spokeswoman said.

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It's the way you dress, Democratic congresswoman tells colleagues

At a closed-door meeting of House Democrats to discuss reforming how Congress handles sexual harassment allegations, one senior congresswoman stunned lawmakers when she suggested female lawmakers were inviting unwanted advances because of the way they dressed.

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On Pro Football: Goodell Gets $200 Million for Last Deal, Owners Get … Continuity?

Exactly what did N.F.L. owners get for the $200 million they just committed to Roger Goodell?

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UK PM May says RBS branch closures are a commercial matter for the bank

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said that branch closures announced by the Royal Bank of Scotland were a commercial matter for the bank, after she was asked to intervene to halt the closures.

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It's a rum thing: Madeira's lost spirit gets a boost

FUNCHAL, Portugal (Reuters) - The Portuguese island of Madeira is best known for its eponymous fortified wine, but it was not always king of drinks alone -- there was rum, too.

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Roy Moore not conceding: 'It's not over'

Judge Roy Moore addresses his supporters after losing to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama's Senate election.

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Window falls from U.S. Marines helicopter onto school grounds in Japan's Okinawa

TOKYO (Reuters) - A window fell from a U.S. helicopter onto a school sports field near a U.S. Marines air base on Okinawa on Wednesday, the Marines said, the latest in a series of accidents that have fanned safety concerns on Japan's southern island.

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Looking to sell bitcoin? It's complicated

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BRIEF-‍Bombardier Says Won Rolling Stock And Maintenance Contracts For West Midlands Trains Franchise In UK​

* ‍BOMBARDIER WINS ROLLING STOCK AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS FOR WEST MIDLANDS TRAINS FRANCHISE IN UK​

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California wildfires: 'It's still not great, but it's a better bad'

Thousands of firefighters are making headway against the vast Thomas Fire burning in Southern California, expressing hope that conditions are becoming more favorable.

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Laid up with 'man flu'? It's real, researcher says

Don't doubt it: "Man flu" is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was "tired of being accused of overreacting."

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British banker to appeal against life sentence for Hong Kong double murder

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A British banker, jailed for life in Hong Kong last year for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped in his luxury apartment, is due to launch an appeal on Tuesday.

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U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in the criminal conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on Monday warned that prosecutors' failure to produce documents that could support defense arguments could lead to a mistrial.

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On Pro Football: With Carson Wentz Out for the Season, Eagles’ Dreams Turn to Dread

Wentz, who has led Philadelphia to an 11-2 record, left the game with a season-ending knee injury that upended the Eagles and the N.F.C. playoff race.

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Footage Shows Aftermath of ‘Attempted Terrorist Attack’ at New York Transit Hub

Four people were injured in an explosion in the passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations. A suspect is in custody.

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An Unexpected New Stop on the Road to Broadway: Edmonton

Smaller and out-of-the-way theaters are increasingly presenting musicals angling for the big time. For the creators of “Hadestown,” the path veered way north.

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Exclusive: Hong Kong fund tells Toshiba that chip unit sale to Bain group not necessary

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Hong Kong-based activist investor in Toshiba Corp has told the embattled conglomerate that the $18 billion sale of its chip unit to a Bain Capital-led group is no longer necessary after its recent capital injection, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Hong Kong activist fund tells Toshiba chip unit sale to Bain group not necessary

TOKYO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A Hong Kong-based activist investor in Toshiba Corp has told the embattled conglomerate that the $18 billion sale of its chip unit sale to a Bain Capital-led group is no longer necessary after its recent capital injection, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Yazidis caught in 'political football' between Baghdad, Iraqi Kurds

SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Since Iraqi forces pushed the Kurds out of the Yazidis' mountainous heartland of Sinjar in northern Iraq in October, residents are wondering what could happen to them next.

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Altidore goal helps propel Toronto FC to first MLS Cup

TORONTO (Reuters) - Jozy Altidore's second half goal helped propel a relentless Toronto FC to a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday to claim their first Major League Soccer championship after a gut-wrenching loss in last year's final.

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Altidore goal propels Toronto FC to first MLS Cup

TORONTO (Reuters) - Jozy Altidore's second half goal propelled a relentless Toronto FC to a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday to claim their first Major League Soccer championship after a gut-wrenching loss in the final last year.

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13th dismembered foot found on beach

A man walking his dog on a British Columbia beach this week made a grisly discovery: A foot in a shoe, along with part of a lower leg. Adding to the mystery is that it is the 13th foot to wash up on the Canadian province's coastline over the past decade.

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It's not just spraying water: How the pros fight wildfires

As wildfires ravaged California this year, thousands of firefighters have taken on the massive task of containing and extinguishing flames over hundreds of thousands of acres.

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Soccer: Garber quizzed on plodding progress of Beckham franchise

TORONTO (Reuters - Ever since David Beckham ended his playing career in 2013 it has become a Major League Soccer tradition that commissioner Don Garber is asked during his annual state of the league address about the former-England captain's effort to bring a franchise to Miami.

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BRIEF-Qiao Zhongxing Reports 9.9 Percent Stake In UTStarcom

* QIAO ZHONGXING REPORTS 9.9 PERCENT STAKE IN UTSTARCOM HOLDINGS CORP AS OF NOVEMBER 28 - SEC FILING Source: (http://bit.ly/2jbYDCb) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Brookfield Real Estate Services Announces Acquisition Of Franchise Agreements

* BROOKFIELD REAL ESTATE SERVICES INC. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS

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On College Football: Leading Army’s Running Game, Two Years After He Nearly Walked Away

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw has come a long way: 1,472 yards this season, and much further off the field.

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Britain and EU clinch divorce deal to move Brexit talks onto trade

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for talks on trade, easing pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting hopes of an orderly Brexit.

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How to hit your brain's 'kill switch' -- before it's too late

Many of us have found ourselves in the following situation at least once: You're driving down the road, approaching a traffic light, and it turns yellow.

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It's snowing in south Texas

Big and fluffy snowflakes fell across parts of south Texas on Thursday, including San Antonio and Austin.

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Toronto votes to regulate and restrict short-term rentals

Dec 7 (Reuters) - The Toronto city council on Thursday approved regulations governing short-term rentals, requiring operators to register with the city and restricting the types of properties that homeowners can rent as it grapples with a growing affordability crisis.

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BRIEF-Investors Bank Announces Workforce Reduction And Branch Closures

* INVESTORS BANK ANNOUNCES WORKFORCE REDUCTION AND BRANCH CLOSURES

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Opinion: It's your move now on harassment, Republicans

Your ball, GOP.

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Exclusive: U.S. regulators offer Congress olive branch on loans

NEW YORK (LPC/IFR) - U.S. regulators said they are open to revising restrictions on leveraged lending, offering an olive branch to a GOP-controlled Congress keen to roll back banking regulations.

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Toronto Blue Jays owner Rogers considers selling team

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian telecom company Rogers Communications Inc is considering selling the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team in an effort to generate cash that could be used in its core business, the company's chief financial officer said.

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UPDATE 2-Toronto Blue Jays owner Rogers considers selling team

TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canadian telecom company Rogers Communications Inc is considering selling the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team in an effort to generate cash that could be used in its core business, the company's chief financial officer said.

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Analysis: If Trump is in legal peril, it's the obstruction of justice charge that matters

How much legal peril is President Donald Trump actually in? That's the $1 million question as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to probe Russia's involvement in the 2016 campaign and potential collusion between the foreign power and Trump's presidential team. Trump lawyer John Dowd threw a grenade into that thicket of legal issues earlier this week when he asserted that the President simply cannot obstruct justice.

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Ancient human ancestor 'Little Foot' makes public debut

South Africa's Cradle of Humankind, an expanse of farmland and rolling hills outside Johannesburg, has already unlocked some of the great mysteries of evolution. The unveiling of a near-complete fossil hominid skeleton dating back 3.67 million years will only solidify the importance of the region.

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Soccer: Kuwait's international ban lifted after more than two years

ZURICH (Reuters) - Kuwait can return to international football following an absence of more than two years after FIFA lifted a ban on the country's football association on Wednesday.

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Hong Kong's premium office space ranked world's most expensive

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's premium office space has topped the charts as the world's most expensive for the second consecutive year, outpacing prices in No. 2 Midtown New York by 66 percent, according to property consultancy JLL.

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Danny Masterson off 'The Ranch' amid rape allegations

Danny Masterson is out of the Netflix comedy "The Ranch" amid rape allegations made against him.

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Netflix drops Danny Masterson from 'The Ranch' comedy

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Actor Danny Masterson has been written out of the Netflix comedy series "The Ranch", the streaming company said on Tuesday. Netflix did not give a reason for Masterson's exit but Los Angeles police said in March that the actor, best known from "That 70s Show," was being investigated for alleged sexual assault of three women in the early 2000s. "As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Master

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Trans student: This isn't about a wedding cake, it's about civil rights

Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US Supreme Court and still continues today -- despite the Court sending my case back to the district court.

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Coons: It's Nixonian

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) says President Donald Trump's attorney's claim that Trump can't be charged with obstruction of justice is "Nixonian."

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BRIEF-Collegium To License Rights To Commercialize Nucynta Franchise

* COLLEGIUM TO LICENSE RIGHTS TO COMMERCIALIZE NUCYNTA FRANCHISE

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Scottish lawmakers to pressure RBS to stop branch closures

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish lawmakers will debate a motion calling for Royal Bank of Scotland to halt planned cuts to its branch network, which opponents say will damage the remote communities they are meant to serve.

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What it's like to freeze your eggs on the company's dime

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Bitcoin dips below $11,000 after setting another record high

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin dipped back under $11,000 on Monday, coming off a record high just shy of $11,800 it hit on Sunday after a surge from less than $1,000 at the start of the year.

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Audi decides against Hong Kong Formula E appeal

(Reuters) - Audi will not appeal against Daniel Abt's disqualification from Sunday's Hong Kong Formula E race after reviewing documents and processes, the team said on Monday.

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See amazing miniature version of Hong Kong

Tony Lai's replicas of old Hong Kong acts as a counterweight, pulling at the nostalgic heart of Hongkongers.

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On College Football: College Football Playoff: Alabama Is In, Ohio State Is Out

Alabama edged Ohio State for the final spot in the College Football Playoff, joining Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma.

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Abt gets apt birthday gift with Hong Kong Formula E win

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Germany's Daniel Abt celebrated his birthday with a first Formula E victory on Sunday after receiving a gift from all-electric series rookie Edoardo Mortara on the streets of Hong Kong.

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College Football Playoff Picture: Oklahoma Defeats T.C.U., 41-17

The College Football Playoff picture began taking shape on Saturday with four conference championship games.

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The Last Resort? Canyon Ranch Succumbs to Botox

With a new C.E.O., a retreat popular with the elite since the 1980s fights to stay relevant in a world where athleisure and juice bars are now quotidian.

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Britain's Bird wins Formula E opener in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Sam Bird won Formula E's season-opening race in Hong Kong on Saturday despite the Briton being forced to serve a drive-through penalty after crashing his all-electric DS-Virgin Racing car in the pit lane.

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Senate is about to vote on a tax bill it's still writing

Republicans say they have the votes! They're going to pass a massive tax reform bill Friday night that would permanently lower corporate tax rates and undo the Obamacare individual coverage mandate. And a bunch of other stuff. We're not exactly sure about everything it would do yet. Why? Because we haven't read the tax reform bill.

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RBS axes further 259 British branches as expands e-banking

LONDON (Reuters) - British state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said on Friday it will close 259 branches and cut 680 jobs as it reduces costs and encourages customers to use online and mobile services.

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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy declines release from jail during trial

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy won a court order releasing him from jail to home confinement for the duration of his federal conspiracy and assault trial in Las Vegas, but he has opted to remain locked up on principle, his attorney said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Realty Income prices $1.3 bln of multi-tranche senior unsecured notes

* REALTY INCOME PRICES $1.3 BILLION OF MULTI-TRANCHE SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES