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Maradona backs use of video technology to prevent another 'Hand of God'

(Reuters) - Diego Maradona has backed the use of video assistant referees (VARs) in soccer even though he is aware that his infamous 'Hand of God' goal would not have stood if the technology had existed during his heyday.

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LPC: WebMD acquisition to be backed by US$1.7bn loan package

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - US online health publisher WebMD Health Corp’s acquisition by KKR & Co-backed Internet Brands will be financed in part by an all-loan debt structure led by Credit Suisse, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

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UPDATE 1-Germany's Software AG starts probe into S.Africa kickback reports

FRANKFURT/CAPE TOWN, July 25 (Reuters) - Software AG is launching an internal investigation after a media report alleged it had paid kickbacks as part of a wide-ranging South African scandal in which fellow German software maker SAP has also been caught up.

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China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

MANILA (Reuters) - China's foreign minister on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides.

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Germany's Software AG starts probe into S.Africa kickback reports

FRANKFURT, July 25 (Reuters) - Software AG said on Tuesday it is mounting an internal probe after a media report alleged it had paid kickbacks as part of a wide-ranging South Africa government bribery scheme that has also ensnared fellow German software maker SAP.

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Trump pleads with Republicans to roll back Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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Trump pleads with Republicans to keep their promise, roll back Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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Trump makes last-ditch plea to Republicans to roll back Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pleaded with U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" on healthcare and allow debate to begin on a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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UPDATE 1-France ready to negotiate with Google on back taxes -minister

PARIS, July 24 (Reuters) - France is ready to negotiate a deal with Google over back taxes, budget minister Gerald Darmanin told financial daily Les Echos on Monday.

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France ready to negotiate with Google on back taxes: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France is ready to negotiate a deal with Google over back taxes, budget minister Gerald Darmanin told financial daily Les Echos.

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France ready to negotiate with Google on back taxes -minister

PARIS, July 24 (Reuters) - France is ready to negotiate a deal with Google over back taxes, budget minister Gerald Darmanin told financial daily Les Echos.

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Republicans' push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers will decide whether to move forward and vote on a bill whose details and prospects are uncertain.

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UNHCR accuses Australia of backtracking on asylum seeker deal

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency accused Australia on Monday of reneging on an agreement to settle some vulnerable asylum seekers held in controversial offshore detention centers, but Canberra said no such agreement existed.

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News Analysis: For Trump and Putin, Sanctions Are a Setback Both Sought to Avoid

The expansion of American sanctions against Russia can be viewed as a result of two world leaders’ overplaying their hands.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Amlak boosts Dubai, Qatar pulls back from near pre-crisis level

DUBAI, July 23 (Reuters) - Islamic finance firm Amlak helped to boost Dubai's stock market on Sunday while Qatar pulled back after events at the weekend failed to point to progress in resolving the diplomatic crisis between Doha and neighbouring states.

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Libya eastern commander Haftar, U.N.-backed premier Serraj to meet in Paris on Tuesday: source

CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and the head of the U.N.-backed government Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj plan to meet on Tuesday for French-organised talks on a deal to resolve the country's crisis, a diplomatic source said on Sunday.

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Gay Marriage Backers Celebrate in Germany: ‘We Don’t Need to Hide’

Marchers filled the streets of Berlin days after a marriage equality law was passed. Supporters say the next step is to change the Constitution.

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Seat chief says sees CNG cars as possible diesel alternative: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Carmaker Seat sees compressed-natural-gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel to diesel, the chief executive of the Spanish Volkswagen division said on Saturday.

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Backing Qatar, Erdogan may have little room to maneuver in Gulf visit

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan heads to the Gulf this weekend in an attempt to patch up the rift between Qatar and its neighbors, but the firm Qatari ally may find himself with little room to maneuver as a mediator.

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Senate rule deals setback to Republican healthcare bill

(Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate were dealt another blow in their effort to repeal Obamacare on Friday when the keeper of the Senate's rules said certain provisions in their healthcare bill, such as defunding Planned Parenthood, could not be included.

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Bitcoin averts split as miners back new software upgrade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin on Friday averted a split into two currencies after its network supported an upgrade to its software that would enhance its ability to process an increasing number of transactions.

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U.S. fines American, Delta, Frontier for violating over consumer rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it has fined Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for violating the department’s airline consumer protection rules.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. fines American, Delta, Frontier for violating over consumer rules

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it has fined Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for violating the department’s airline consumer protection rules.

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U.S. fines American Airlines, Delta, Frontier for violating consumer protection rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday has fined Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for violating the department’s airline consumer protection rules.

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NFL: Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones suspended one game

(Reuters) - Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been suspended one game for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, the league announced Friday.

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Cillizza: For Trump, it always comes back to the tax returns

The key line in the Washington Post's new reporting on President Donald Trump upping the pressure on special counsel Robert Mueller amid his increased agitation over the Russia probe is this one: "He has told aides he was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns."

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HBO's 'Confederate' knew backlash was coming

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Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

LONDON (Reuters) - A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications.

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Wounded National Front seeks way back after French poll failures

PARIS (Reuters) - Top officials from France's far-right National Front gather on Friday to find a way back from successive election failures, and senior members said everything from the party's name to its vow to restore the franc currency were up for review.

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Polish senate set to back judicial overhaul, defying protesters and EU

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's senate was expected to back new powers letting politicians appoint supreme court judges, defying protesters massed in the streets overnight against what they see as a move toward authoritarian rule.

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Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Luis Severino, Again Facing the Best, Holds His Own in Seattle

For the second straight start, Luis Severino was pitted against a former Cy Young Award winner in peak form — this time, Felix Hernandez — and delivered.

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Delta proceeds with New York's LaGuardia $4 billion project without Goldman

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revised $4 billion plan from Delta Air Lines to renovate its terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after Goldman, Sachs & Co , a financial partner in the project, exited the deal.

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McIlroy keeps his cool and fights back after poor start

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy says a lack of self-belief was to blame for his poor start to his opening round at the British Open on Thursday - and a chat with his caddie was what turned things around.

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Spieth backs up his swagger with impressive first round

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Two-time major winner Jordan Spieth said his opening round in the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Thursday was one of the finest he had ever produced in a major after he took a share of the clubhouse lead with a five-under par score of 65.

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McCain tweets his thanks for support, says he'll 'be back soon'

Sen. John McCain tweeted his thanks to his supporters Thursday morning following news of his cancer diagnosis.

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U.S. 30-year mortgage rates fall back below 4 percent: Freddie Mac

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Interest rates on U.S. 30-year mortgages dropped back below 4 percent this week in line with a drop in Treasury yields, retreating from their highest levels in two months,...

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UPDATE 1-U.S. 30-year mortgage rates fall back below 4 percent - Freddie Mac

(Adds background, table, graphic) NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - Interest rates on U.S. 30-year mortgages dropped back below 4 percent this week in line with a drop in Treasury yields, retreating from their highest levels in two months, Freddie Mac said on Thursday. The borrowing cost on 30-year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 3.96 percent in the week ended July 20. Last week, the average 30-year rate was 4.03 percent, which was the highest since 4.05 per

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Poulter rolls back the years to ignite home challenge

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Ian Poulter ignited the home challenge at the British Open on Thursday with a near faultless three-under-par 67, stirring memories of his near-miss when the tournament was last staged at Royal Birkdale nine years ago.

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Family of Australian woman killed by police wants her body back

Justine Ruszczyk's family says they're still grappling with the reality of her death.

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Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday.

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Backing of workers, communities key to Libya's oil revival

SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya (Reuters) - When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

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RPT-INSIGHT-Backing of workers, communities key to Libya's oil revival

SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya, July 20 (Reuters) - When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

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INSIGHT-Backing of workers, communities key to Libya's oil revival

SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya, July 20 (Reuters) - When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

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BOJ keeps policy steady, pushes back timing to hit price target

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and pushed back again the timing for achieving its 2 percent inflation target on Thursday, reinforcing expectations it will lag well behind major global central banks in dialing back its massive stimulus program.

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Peru's jailed ex-leader Fujimori backs son as opposition splits

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori backed his son on Wednesday for "building bridges" with the government of centrist President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and issued a rare rebuke to the opposition party led by his daughter that now controls Congress.

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On Washington: Republicans’ Push to Overturn Health Law Is Back From the Dead

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has taken extraordinary measures to pump oxygen back into the G.O.P.’s badly fading effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Beyond Shanghai: 5 getaways in the Yangtze River Delta

Home to a cool 88 million people, the Yangtze River Delta is the most populated region on Earth. In the center of it all is Shanghai -- China's commercial capital and a must-visit destination.

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Blackstone backs ex-TPG-Axon executive's new fund with seed investment: sources

BOSTON (Reuters) - Blackstone Group has written the first check from its latest seeding fund, sources familiar with the matter said this week, committing $100 million in start-up capital to a new...

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White House Scaling Back Goals for Business Tax Cuts

The proposed tax rate for businesses is now said to be around 20 percent, rather than the 15 percent rate the administration said it wanted.

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New York's DiNapoli asks Dimon to back off a proxy reform

BOSTON (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon, who has faced tough shareholder resolutions, is being asked to save them.

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Johnson feeling back to his best ahead of Birkdale challenge

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson believes he is entering the British Open close to his best again after recovering from the injury he suffered prior to the U.S. Masters in April.

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Muslim challenger trolled online gets support from the senator she's trying to unseat

Cyberbullies bombarded a Muslim US Senate candidate's Facebook page with hate-filled messages, and she drew support from the man she's trying to unseat -- Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona.

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Deutsche Boerse cultivates local ties after LSE deal setback

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse is planning to spruce up the Frankfurt stock exchange, a familiar backdrop for TV broadcasts on the German economy, as part of a push to try to attract more retail investors.

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Audi ad likening woman to used cars backfires

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UPDATE 1-Abercrombie & Fitch investor calls for buybacks after failed sale

July 18 (Reuters) - An investor in Abercrombie & Fitch Co on Tuesday called on the U.S. teen apparel retailer to buy back its shares, following the company's failed attempt to sell itself.

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Abercrombie investor calls for buybacks after failed sale attempt

(Reuters) - An investor in Abercrombie & Fitch Co on Tuesday called on the U.S. teen apparel retailer to buy back its stock, following the company's failed attempt to sell itself.

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BRIEF-Williams Partners' northwest pipeline seeks FERC approval for North Seattle lateral upgrade project ‍​

* Williams Partners' northwest pipeline seeks FERC approval for North Seattle lateral upgrade project ‍​

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Google Glass is back, with a new vision

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Louis: How Congress can come back from health care humiliation

It turns out that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the shrewdest legislative mechanics on Capitol Hill, can't round up enough of his fellow Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare on a straight party-line vote.

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Ann Coulter mocks Delta 'snippiness' on TV

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter took to Fox News to continue her public criticism of Delta Air Lines after having her seat changed on a weekend flight.

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Vatican hospital corruption trial starts with setbacks for defense

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Two men who used to run a Vatican-owned children's hospital were put on trial on Tuesday, accused of diverting nearly half a million dollars of funds to renovate a top cardinal's luxury flat.

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Trump reacts to setback on Twitter

Senate Republicans no longer have enough votes to pass their health care bill.CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.

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Afghan Vice President’s Return Is Thwarted as Plane Is Turned Back

Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, from de facto exile, had built an alliance of Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani. He was denied permission to land.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Setback for Trump agenda leaves dollar stranded

* Trump agenda suffers another blow after healthcare bill collapse

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GLOBAL MARKETS--Setback for Trump agenda leaves dollar stranded

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) - The dollar fell to a 10-month low on Tuesday, bearing the brunt of a selloff triggered by another setback to U.S. President Donald Trump's agenda and scaled back expectations for another rate hike at Federal Reserve this year.

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BRIEF-Millicom's Colombian subsidiary signs lease back deal

* Millicom's Colombian subsidiary signs agreement to sell and lease back towers to American Tower

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Coulter defends likening passenger to dog

Ann Coulter seethes at Delta for giving away her seat. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on air rage tweets.

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When an airline can move your seat

Can an airline really just move you out of a seat that you booked and paid for?

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BRIEF-Delta Air Lines to launch daily service between Los Angeles and Mexico City

* Will launch daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Mexico City on Dec. 1

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Opinion: The real problem that Ann Coulter's tweetstorm at Delta exposes

Ann Coulter apparently thinks Delta is the "worst airline in America." Over the weekend and into Monday, she posted a series of angry tweets aimed at Delta Airlines, a flight attendant, and a fellow passenger after being asked to move from a seat with extra legroom that she had "carefully chosen in advance and booked."

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Ann Coulter rips Delta on Twitter

Delta described the conservative pundit's comments following her flight from New York to Florida as "unnecessary and unacceptable."

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Delta Air Lines Refunds Ann Coulter $30 After Twitter Complaints

The conservative commentator posted a barrage of criticism about Delta Air Lines on Twitter. Delta responded that her actions were “unnecessary and unacceptable.”

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EU will only extend glyphosate license with national backing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will only extend its approval for the herbicide glyphosate if there is sufficient support from the bloc's 28 member states, European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Monday.

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EU will only extend glyphosate licence with national backing

BRUSSELS, July 17 (Reuters) - The European Union will only extend its approval for the herbicide glyphosate if there is sufficient support from the bloc's 28 member states, European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Monday.

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Trian seeks seat for Peltz on P&G board

(Reuters) - Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP is seeking a board seat at Procter & Gamble Co for Peltz, according to a regulatory filing on Monday.

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India parliament elects president, BJP-backed candidate favorite

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's parliament began voting on Monday for a new president in an election likely to be won by a candidate backed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), tightening its grip over top political positions.

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Delta hits back at Ann Coulter after her angry tweetstorm over seat mix-up

Delta Airlines has hit back at what it called a "public attack" on its employees and customers by Ann Coulter, after the conservative pundit posted a series of angry tweets over an inflight seat mix-up she experienced over the weekend.

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Australian Diplomat Flips Back Trump’s Appraisal of French First Lady

Asked about President Trump’s telling Brigitte Macron that she was in “good shape,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop responded: “I wonder if she could say the same of him.”

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Delta refunds $30 to Ann Coulter after her Twitter rant

July 16 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc. said it would refund $30 to conservative commentator Ann Coulter after she unleashed a Twitter tirade over being reassigned to a seat with less leg room, and the airline called her string of insults "unacceptable and unnecessary".

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Social workers reported Seattle mayor abused foster son: newspaper

(Reuters) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused his teenage foster son in the 1980s, according to a child welfare report filed with the state of Oregon at the time and reported by the Seattle Times on Sunday.

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Defiant Erdogan attacks EU, backs restoring death penalty

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday defiantly stepped up his attacks on the European Union, saying Turkey had to go its own way and vowing to bring back the death penalty if parliament passed it.

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Defiant Erdogan attacks EU, promises to bring back death penalty

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A defiant President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday stepped up his attack on the European Union, saying Turkey had to go its own way and vowing to bring back the death penalty if parliament passes it.

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Head of Libya's U.N.-backed government calls for polls in March

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The head of Libya's U.N.-backed government has called for parliamentary and presidential elections in March 2018, although his proposals will likely have to compete with other Libyan and international efforts to bring an end to the country's conflict.

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Papua New Guinea PM wins seat in general election as votes are tallied

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The prime minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peter O'Neill, has won a fourth term in Parliament, but the South Pacific nation is still no clearer on who will lead it through a period of economic uncertainty.

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Sanders back in Iowa to water the grassroots

The last time Sen. Bernie Sanders was in Iowa, there was an election to win. It was November 2016 and Sanders was barnstorming Hawkeye State college towns, trying in vain to drum up support for Hillary Clinton.

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Former Patriots Quarterback Babe Parilli Dies at 87

Parilli, who starred in the team's American Football League days, died Saturday. He was a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China

Thieves seeking riches have hit a countryside filled with ancient burial sites as global demand for Chinese antiquities has surged.

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Entire back tattooed with celebrity signatures

Funky Matas takes autographs to a whole new level, having celebrities permanently sign his body, including Kevin Hart, Tony Hawk, and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Back in Afghan Hot Spot, U.S. Marines Chase Diminished Goals

Marines have returned to Helmand Province to help Afghan forces regain ground lost to the Taliban, and this time there is no timetable for leaving.

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Text for Happiness. Or Sadness. Get Art Back.

A playful project using cellphone texts and art turns into a viral hit — as well as a window into our cultural soul.

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House backs massive increase in defense spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of a massive annual defense bill on Friday, leaving out controversial amendments on transgender troops and climate policy but backing President Donald Trump's desire for a bigger, stronger military.

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Americans are cutting back on spending

American consumers account for the majority of economic growth. And they're cutting back on their spending.

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Trump's lawyer: 'Watch your back, bitch'

The personal attorney for President Donald Trump apologized on Thursday after a thread of emails was released showing threats he wrote to a stranger on Wednesday night. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

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Pageant links come back to haunt Trump

Individuals Donald Trump associated with at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow have resurfaced in light of an email chain involving Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer.

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Backstreet Boys talk life before the internet

The Backstreet Boys recount some of their biggest memories from the decade. "The Nineties" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Betsy DeVos' huge step back for college women's safety

The numbers tell us that one in five women is sexually assaulted while in college (some reports even put the figures at more than one in four). They also tell us that 63% of sexual assaults -- on and off campus-- are not reported to the police.

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Trump Backed Off Putin Because ‘What Do You Do? End Up in a Fistfight?’

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, the president offered his first extended account of the meeting he held with the Russian leader last week.

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Need that seat? United may want to resell it

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Push to change college sexual assault rules sparks backlash

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will host a series of "listening sessions" on Thursday afternoon for various groups impacted by Title IX as part of the Department of Education's re-evaluation of Obama-era policies regarding sexual assault on college campuses.

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Delta's passenger unit revenue rises, but profit tumbles

(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc on Thursday reported an increase in quarterly passenger unit revenue, a closely watched metric, but higher costs weighed on its bottom line.

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Pence sends a message to McConnell, Paul on healthcare in their own backyard

"Help is on the way!" Vice President Mike Pence declared to small-business owners at a roundtable in Kentucky as he spoke about the adverse effects of Obamacare.

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Phone booths are back in Times Square

In an era of ubiquitous smartphones, three new telephone booths in New York City's Times Square are a curious draw for the throngs of people who pass by.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. SEC chairman signals plans to scale back corporate disclosure rules

July 12 (Reuters) - Wall Street's top U.S. regulator on Wednesday signaled his support for potentially scaling back the scope and breadth of disclosure rules and compliance costs imposed on public companies, in an effort to entice more corporations to list on the stock market.

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FDA panel backs Novartis' pioneering new cancer gene therapy

(Reuters) - Novartis AG's pioneering new cancer drug won enthusiastic support from a federal advisory panel on Wednesday, paving the way for approval of the first U.S. gene therapy.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA panel backs Novartis' pioneering new cancer gene therapy

July 12 (Reuters) - Novartis AG's pioneering new cancer drug won enthusiastic support from a federal advisory panel on Wednesday, paving the way for approval of the first U.S. gene therapy.

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Amtrak considering tighter airline-style economy class seating: executive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing Amtrak Co-chief Executive Wick Moorman said on Wednesday the money-losing U.S. passenger rail system is considering a less comfortable economy class of seats that could allow it to pack in more passengers.

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Golf - Moore back from injury for John Deere title defense

(Reuters) - Defending champion Ryan Moore returns from injury at this week's John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois where he hopes to spark the kind of solid late-season run he enjoyed last year.

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Pioneering cancer gene therapy by Novartis backed by U.S. panel

(Reuters) - Novartis AG's pioneering cancer drug won the backing of a federal advisory panel on Wednesday, paving the way for the first gene therapy to be approved in the United States.

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SEC Chairman signals plans to scale back corporate disclosure rules

(Reuters) - Wall Street's top U.S. regulator on Wednesday signaled support for potentially scaling back the scope and breadth of disclosure rules and compliance costs imposed on public companies, in an effort to entice more companies to go public.

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LeEco-backed Faraday Future moves SUV production as work halts on Las Vegas plant

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Startup Faraday Future said it would move production of its luxury electric SUV to a new location, from a planned $1 billion Las Vegas factory where construction has ground to a halt amid financial woes of key investor Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting.

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UPDATE 1-Republicans strike back at new U.S. ban on forced arbitration

WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) - Republicans lawmakers on Tuesday started trying to kill a brand-new U.S. rule prohibiting banks and credit card companies from requiring customers who open new accounts to sign an agreement that they will not join a group lawsuit in the event of a dispute.

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UPDATE 1-Ex-Insys CEO's wife pleads guilty in U.S. to opioid kickback scheme

July 11 (Reuters) - A former Insys Therapeutics Inc sales representative who is married to its former chief executive pleaded guilty on Tuesday to engaging in a scheme to pay kickbacks to medical practitioners to prescribe a drug containing the opioid fentanyl.

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Panel backs heart counseling for some healthy people

(Reuters Health) - Healthy individuals might still benefit from behavioral counseling to promote a better diet and more physical activity, according to advice for doctors and patients from a panel of U.S. government-backed experts.

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Ex-Insys employee pleads guilty in U.S. to opioid kickback scheme

(Reuters) - A former Insys Therapeutics Inc sales representative pleaded guilty on Tuesday to having participated in a scheme to pay kickbacks to medical practitioners to prescribe a drug containing the opioid fentanyl, U.S. prosecutors said.

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Ex-top Vatican official strikes back at Pope

A top Vatican cardinal recently dismissed by Pope Francis struck back this week, calling the Pope's treatment of him and other Vatican employees "unacceptable."

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Warning of economic crisis, top UK Liberal Democrat predicts anti-Brexit backlash

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is heading toward a new economic crisis which could raise popular support for anti-Brexit parties, the former business minister and likely next leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats said on Tuesday.

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Ryanair's CEO says Brexit may lead to more share buybacks

BRUSSELS, July 11 (Reuters) - Ryanair could speed up share buybacks to comply with European Union ownership laws as a result of Britain leaving the EU, the Irish carrier's chief executive said on Tuesday.

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Hungarian hospital helps injured birds back into the skies

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A unique veterinary hospital in eastern Hungary is saving the lives of wild birds, including many who sustain severe injuries during their long migratory journey to Africa to escape the harsh winters of northern Europe.

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U.S.-backed forces seize town with IS military base near Raqqa: SDF official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias have captured a town south of the city of Raqqa where Islamic State ran a major military base and training camp, a spokesman for the militias said on Tuesday.

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Christie calls angry constituent 'communist' and 'bum'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie went toe-to-toe with a radio caller over pictures that showed him and his family using a beach he closed to the public.

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METALS-Copper gains on back of stronger steel prices

SYDNEY, July 11 (Reuters) - Copper turned positive in late Asia trading on Tuesday, boosted by stronger steel prices in China.

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Seattle lawmakers pass tax on highest earners; mayor eager to be sued

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle's city council unanimously passed a pioneering income tax on the city's highest earners on Monday, a measure that has become a clarion call for Democrats there even though it is likely to face a swift legal challenge over violating state law.

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WBO review backs up Horn's win over Pacquiao

(Reuters) - The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has concluded that judges were correct to name Australia's Jeff Horn the winner in his bout against Manny Pacquiao last week after the controversial points decision in Brisbane sparked calls for a review.

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Trump backtracks on cyber unit plan

President Trump appeared to backtrack on his idea to form a cyber security unit with Russia following bipartisan ridicule. CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.

Oswalt, Patton nytimes.com

Patton Oswalt Announces His Engagement — and Strikes Back at ‘Grub Worm’ Critics

Mr. Oswalt and his fiancée, the actress Meredith Salenger, rebuked critics who said he had moved on too soon from the 2016 death of his first wife.

Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) nytimes.com

Considering the Side Effects of Drugmakers’ Money-Back Guarantees

The Trump administration is considering encouraging lowering drug costs through outcome-based contracts, but there is little evidence the approach works.

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Pressure mounts on Hudson's Bay as shareholders back activist push

TORONTO, July 10 (Reuters) - Several Hudson's Bay Co shareholders are backing an activist's call to unlock value in the retailer's estimated $10 billion-plus real estate portfolio, piling pressure on the company to act swiftly to consider its options.

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Ex-Insys employee in U.S. kickback case loses fight to smoke pot

July 10 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has rejected a former Insys Therapeutics Inc employee's arguments that he had a constitutional right to use marijuana while under indictment for what federal prosecutors call a scheme to pay kickbacks to doctors to prescribe an opioid drug.

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Israel backs Hungary, says financier Soros is a threat

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's foreign ministry has issued a statement denouncing U.S. billionaire George Soros, a move that appeared designed to align Israel more closely with Hungary ahead of a visit to Budapest next week by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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'It bit the back of my head and dragged me'

A staffer at a camp in Colorado was awakened by a black bear biting his head and dragging him. KMGH has more.

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Trump defends daughter Ivanka's seat at G20 table

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his daughter, White House adviser Ivanka Trump, on Monday after she raised some eyebrows over the weekend by taking his place at a table with world leaders at a G20 meeting.

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President Trump, Chelsea Clinton tweet about Ivanka's seat-holding at G20

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday morning to defend his daughter Ivanka, who faced criticism this weekend as she briefly took his seat at the Group of 20 Summit.

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Kuznetsova back in quarter-finals after 10-year wait

LONDON (Reuters) - Svetlana Kuznetsova prevailed in one of the most established "fixtures" in women's tennis as she beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday for the first time in 10 years.

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Case of critically-ill baby back in court after Pope, Trump support

LONDON (Reuters) - The mother of a critically ill baby expressed hope on Monday that a court would allow her son to travel from Britain to the United States for treatment after his case was given prominence by President Donald Trump and the Pope.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

UBS raises $325 million for Bono-backed impact investment fund

ZURICH (Reuters) - UBS has raised $325 million for a private equity impact investment fund, as the world's biggest private bank looks to meet wealthy clients' growing appetite to combine philanthropy...

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REFILE-UBS raises $325 mln for Bono-backed impact investment fund

ZURICH, July 10 (Reuters) - UBS has raised $325 million for a private equity impact investment fund, as the world's biggest private bank looks to meet wealthy clients' growing appetite to combine philanthropy with money making.

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Trump is back from a trip that highlighted his isolation abroad to confront intensified political storms in DC

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UPDATE 2-China's Wanda steps back from theme park, hotel drive with $9.3 bln Sunac deal

* Wanda will sell 91 pct of 13 tourism projects for 29.58 bln yuan

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Trump appears to back away from cybersecurity effort with Putin

President Donald Trump appeared to back away Sunday night from an earlier tweet about "forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit" with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Trump backtracks on cyber unit with Russia after harsh criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen, hours after his proposal was harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted.

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Trump backtracks on U.S.-Russia cyber unit, says it cannot happen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen, only hours after promoting it following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Soccer-Tottenham scotch talk of Facebook-backed takeover

LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) - English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have said they are not in takeover talks in response to a British media report that a potential buyer backed by Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg is considering a 1 billion pounds ($1.29 billion) bid.

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Germans angry over 'orgy of violence' at Merkel's pre-election G20

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans expressed anger on Sunday over violence that hit a G20 world leaders' summit in Hamburg, raising awkward questions for Chancellor Angela Merkel less than three months before an election.

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Israel seeks managers for state-backed technology funds

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is looking for firms to manage four high-tech investment funds that will be traded on the stock exchange and given state protection for any losses, the government said on Sunday.

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Shooter on boat firing at police near Seattleb

Washington authorities warned residents of a Seattle suburb to shelter in place and avoid windows as a shooter in a boat fired at the shoreline and officers late Saturday night.

Tennis nytimes.com

On Tennis: Roger Federer, Wimbledon’s Constant, Is Turning Back Time

Federer used a throwback approach, with serves-and-volleys and baseline rallies, to defeat Mischa Zverev in pursuit of his eighth title at the All England Club.

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Golf: Colombian Munoz two clear at Greenbrier, Love four back

(Reuters) - Sebastian Munoz's hot putter earned the Colombian a two-shot lead after the third round at the Greenbrier Classic on Saturday, while Davis Love III stayed in the hunt to become the oldest winner on the PGA Tour.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Ivanka Trump Briefly Takes Her Father’s Seat at the Table. Outrage Follows.

Ms. Trump, who had been sitting in the back during a session at the Group of 20 summit meeting, momentarily joined the main table when President Trump stepped out.

Hudek, Joseph Daniel IV nytimes.com

Delta Passenger Restrained After Trying to Open Exit Door, Charges Say

After a flight attendant smashed a wine bottle over the man’s head, he was restrained with the help of other passengers.

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Wozniacki back from the brink to reach Wimbledon last 16

LONDON (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki came within two points of defeat against unseeded Estonian Anett Kontaveit before recovering to win 3-6 7-6(3) 6-2 and reach the fourth round of Wimbledon on Saturday.

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Radwanska fights back to beat Bacsinszky

LONDON (Reuters) - Poland's ninth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska came back from a set down to beat Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Saturday and reach the last 16.

Pascal, Amy nytimes.com

Amy Pascal’s Hollywood Ending, Complete With Comeback Twist

After a humiliating 2014 cyberattack that helped lead to her ouster at Sony Pictures, the producer decided her life in the movie business was far from over.

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Man fought to open hatch during China-bound flight from Seattle: FBI

(Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines passenger was charged on Friday with instigating a mid-air brawl with flight attendants and other passengers who fought desperately to restrain him as he tried opening the exit door of a plane bound from Seattle to China.

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Man fought to open hatch during China-bound flight from Seattle -FBI

July 7 (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines passenger was charged on Friday with instigating a mid-air brawl with flight attendants and other passengers who fought desperately to restrain him as he tried opening the exit door of a plane bound from Seattle to China.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

How to Attach a Video Camera to a Humpback Whale

You’re going to need a long pole, a quiet boat and proper permits, and it helps if the whale is napping.

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US-backed forces inch toward each other in Raqqa

US backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) pushing into Raqqa on two fronts are now less than three miles apart from each other, but it could still be weeks if not months before they are able to fully liberate ISIS's once self-declared capital, according to a US defense official directly familiar with the status of the fight.

Movies nytimes.com

A Word With: Marisa Tomei on ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Empire’ and Playing Dark and Angry

Ms. Tomei assumes the mantle of Aunt May, the guardian of Peter Parker, a science student who moonlights as a superhero, in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

United States Economy nytimes.com

U.S. Labor Market Roars Back, Adding 222,000 Jobs in June

The showing beat economists’ expectations after months of tepid gains. The unemployment rate rose slightly, to 4.4 percent.

cnn.com

Ryan's seat not within reach for Democrats

A Democratic challenger hoping to unseat Speaker Paul Ryan has gotten a boost from a viral video in recent days, but he's still far from toppling the most powerful member of the House in November 2018.

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Delta flight incident leaves 3 injured

A Delta Air Lines flight returned soon after takeoff from Seattle to Beijing after a passenger attacked a flight attendant in the first class cabin, according to Port of Seattle Airport spokesman Perry Cooper.

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UPDATE 1-China-bound flight returns to Seattle after passenger assaults crew member

SEATTLE, July 6 (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Beijing returned to Seattle on Thursday after a passenger in the first-class cabin assaulted a flight attendant before being subdued by other travelers, a Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman said.

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China-bound flight returns to Seattle after passenger assaults crew member

SEATTLE, July 6 (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Beijing returned to Seattle on Thursday after a passenger in the first-class cabin assaulted a crew member before being subdued by other travelers, a Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman said.

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Delta flight turns back after passenger tries to enter cockpit

A Delta Air Lines flight made a turn back soon after takeoff from Seattle to Beijing on Thursday night after a passenger attempted to enter the cockpit, according to two people familiar with the incident.

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Cities dubbed immigrant 'sanctuaries' hit back on Trump funding threat

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Department of Justice is reviewing letters from 10 local jurisdictions that said they are in compliance with U.S. immigration law, to determine whether to cut federal funding, officials said Thursday, heating up a dispute between so-called sanctuary cities and President Donald Trump's administration.

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Andrew Garfield's comments stir backlash

Andrew Garfield's reported remarks about how he prepared to play a gay man aren't going over well.

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BRIEF-Delta Air Lines announces new service to Pittsburgh and New Orleans

* Press Release - Delta continues Boston expansion with new service to Pittsburgh and New Orleans

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Maersk says shipments back to normal next week after cyber attack

COPENHAGEN, July 6 (Reuters) - Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk expects container shipments to be back to normal early next week, it said on Thursday, as the impact of last week's cyber attack extends into its third week.

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Iraqi Kurdish leader says no turning back on independence bid

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurdish leader said on Thursday that there was no turning back on a bid to achieve an independent Kurdish state, but he would pursue it through dialogue with Baghdad and regional powers to avoid conflict.

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Trump, showered in Polish praise, backs NATO's Article 5

President Donald Trump on Thursday visibly enjoyed the praise showered on him by large crowds of flag-waving Poles in sun-splashed Krasinski Square. And the President, outside the United States for his second foreign trip, reciprocated by giving Polish leaders what they wanted: Public validation of their leadership and concerns over Russia.

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Mom: United forced son to give up seat

A mother is speaking out after United Airlines gave her son's seat to a standby passenger. United claims the boy's boarding pass wasn't scanned properly.

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Malaysia's Mahathir says would back old foe Anwar as prime minister

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is seeking the release of jailed opposition leader, and once bitter foe, Anwar Ibrahim, and would have no objection to him being premier, the Guardian reported on Thursday.

cnn.com

NPR receives backlash over tweets

Some people thought NPR wanted to overthrow the government after the outlet tweeted the entire Declaration of Independence to mark Independence Day.

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Is the US being forced back to the negotiating table?

North Korea, a tiny isolated state with a population the size of Texas, has left the world's most powerful nation with a diplomatic dilemma.

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LeEco boss asks for time, pledges to pay back debts

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The founder of China's struggling tech group LeEco, Jia Yueting, on Thursday pledged to take full responsibility for the company's debt troubles amid a deepening financial crisis and after some of the company's assets were frozen.

Congressional Baseball Team Shooting (June, 2017) nytimes.com

Steve Scalise Is Moved Back to I.C.U. Three Weeks After Shooting

A Washington hospital returned the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives to the intensive care unit over concerns about infection.

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Rep. Steve Scalise back in intensive care after shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the intensive care unit "due to new concerns for infection," a statement from his office said.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

White House Backs Conservative Health Plan, but G.O.P. Leaders Are Leery

The White House is getting behind a proposal to allow insurers to sell stripped-down health plans if they also offer plans that comply with coverage mandates.

Art nytimes.com

Phone Booths Are Back in Times Square. No Quarters Required.

“Once Upon a Place,” an installation in which immigrants’ oral histories can be listened to by phone, touches on themes like belonging and displacement.

Theater nytimes.com

Artists Protest Lincoln Center Play Backed by Israel

More than 60 artists, including the Pulitzer winner Annie Baker and the actress Greta Gerwig, asked that the play “To the End of the Land” be canceled.

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BRIEF-Reed's says on June 28, board expanded to 6 seats, appointed CEO as director - SEC Filing

* Reed's says on June 28, board expanded board to 6 seats and appointed Val Stalowir to serve as a director, filling newly created vacancy - SEC Filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2sq4lQ8) Further company coverage:

CNN nytimes.com

CNN Story About Source of Trump Wrestling Video Draws Backlash

The network said it had found the Reddit user behind a video showing the president wrestling the CNN logo to the ground, but it did not identify the user.

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Delta Air expects key revenue metric near upper end of forecast

July 5 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc said it expects a closely watched performance metric to be near the upper end of its second-quarter forecast, citing improving revenues.

cnn.com

Kelly Clarkson fires back at body shamer

The Internet is praising Kelly Clarkson after she responds to a body-shaming tweet.

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Exclusive: Philippines' Duterte proposed deal to end city siege, then backed out

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was preparing to make a deal with Islamic State-inspired militants in the days after they laid siege to a southern city, but aborted the plan without explanation, an intermediary involved in the process said.

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Pacquiao backs call for review of Horn decision

(Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao has backed a call asking the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) to review the controversial points decision that saw Australia's Jeff Horn capture the Filipino great's welterweight world title in Brisbane on Sunday.

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Keys rooting for Kvitova to conquer Wimbledon on comeback

(Reuters) - American Madison Keys will be rooting for Petra Kvitova to win Wimbledon after the Czech two-times champion made a remarkable recovery from injuries sustained to her playing hand during a knife attack at her home in December.

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Nikkei bounces back from 3-week low as gains in cyclical stocks offset Korean tensions

TOKYO, July 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average bounced back from a three-week low hit early on Wednesday as demand in cyclical stocks offset fears from tensions following North Korea's ballistic missile launch.

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America's Cup arrives back in New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of fans swarmed to Auckland airport on Wednesday to welcome Team New Zealand home with the America's Cup after their 7-1 victory over Oracle Team USA on the Great Sound in Bermuda last week.

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Minnesota judge backs jurors who acquitted officer of black motorist's death

(Reuters) - The jurors whose acquittal of a Minnesota police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist sparked public protests received a message of support from the judge who presided over the case, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported on Tuesday.

cnn.com

Trump to military: I will have your back

President Donald Trump pledged to military families visiting the White House on the Fourth of July, "I will always have your back."

Television nytimes.com

‘Game of Thrones’ Is Back. Here’s Where We Left Off.

Ahead of the show’s seventh season, a road map with which to navigate a very complicated landscape.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

After Backing Trump, Christians Who Fled Iraq Fall Into His Dragnet

Some Iraqi Christians who fled persecution and worse could be deported as part of President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

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Motor racing: Kubica puts his chances of F1 comeback at 80-90 percent

LONDON (Reuters) - Polish driver Robert Kubica says his chances of a Formula One comeback have risen to "80 or 90 percent" after a test with Renault at Spain's Valencia circuit last month.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi pulls back sharply, banks hit hard; most of region weak

* Banks had led late June rally on MSCI, crown prince promotion

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U.S.-backed Syrian force battles Islamic State in Raqqa's Old City

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said its fighters were waging fierce battles with Islamic State militants in the Old City of Raqqa on Tuesday after the U.S.-led coalition opened two small openings in its historic walls.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar continues rebounding, Saudi pulls back further

DUBAI, July 4 (Reuters) - Qatar's stock market continued rebounding early on Tuesday from lows hit because of the diplomatic crisis surrounding Doha, while profit-taking in a few Saudi Arabian blue chips dragged down that market.

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US-backed forces breach wall in Raqqa

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) breached a wall surrounding the Old City of Raqqa on Monday, the US Central Command said in a statement describing developments in the last bastion of ISIS within Syria.

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Rejuvenated Federer back to conquer Wimbledon again

LONDON (Reuters) - When Roger Federer landed heavily on his knee on his beloved Wimbledon turf 12 months ago, few would have put money on the popular Swiss walking back through the All England Club gates as the favorite to win a 19th grand slam title.

Entrepreneurship nytimes.com

A Backlash Builds Against Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley

A wave of revelations about investors mistreating female entrepreneurs has spurred the resignation of a prominent venture capitalist and calls for change.

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State-run love motels, once a rousing success, coming back to Cuba

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba is reviving a network of state-run "love motels" in Havana where couples can rent rooms by the hour as the communist government seeks to "diversify options for love," the official trade union weekly Trabajadores said on Monday.