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O.J. Simpson to seek parole

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O.J. Simpson will go before a parole board in a hearing to decide whether he can be released from prison. CNN's Paul Vercammen reports. [Source]

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* Eli Lilly says intends to be more active seeking external preclinical and early stage immuno-oncology assets

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Toshiba board to meet Wednesday, weigh offers for chip unit: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's board will meet on Wednesday to consider offers for its chip unit from Western Digital and Taiwan's Foxconn in addition to a bid from a consortium that was previously favorite, a source familiar with the matter said. Toshiba is scrambling to sell its flash memory unit to cover losses from its bankrupt U.S. nuclear business Westinghouse.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba board to meet Wednesday, weigh offers for chip unit - source

* Toshiba also weighing offers from Western Digital, Foxconn -source (Adds details on auction, bidders)

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U.S. senators seek ban on pesticide chlorpyrifos

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of Democratic senators hope to ban a pesticide the U.S. government has greenlighted for use, according to a bill unveiled on Tuesday in a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump's push to loosen environmental regulations.

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Daimler board to discuss alleged German auto cartel: sources

FRANKFURT/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Daimler's supervisory board will meet on Wednesday to discuss allegations that German carmakers were involved in anti-competitive behavior, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Mediclinic International says CEO has informed board of his intention to retire

* MEDICLINIC INTERNATIONAL PLC SAYS COMPANY ANNOUNCES THAT ON 24 JULY 2017, DANIE MEINTJES INFORMED BOARD OF HIS INTENTION TO RETIRE FROM HIS POSITION AS CEO

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Nikkei edges down before Fed; Topix ends below key technical level

TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Tuesday in choppy trade as investors braced for the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting which begins later in the day.

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BRIEF-Softbank seeks multibillion-dollar stake in Uber- WSJ, citing sources

* Softbank seeks multibillion-dollar stake in Uber- WSJ, citing sources Source text : http://on.wsj.com/2gYLzhr Further company coverage:

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Japan's Nikkei inches up, caught in tight range before Fed meeting

TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average inched up on Tuesday as the market found its footing following the previous day's fall, although the index was confined in a narrow range ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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Video Shows U.S. Soldiers Surrendering Before Fatal Shooting in Jordan

Newly released footage of a gunfight that left three Americans dead in November shows a deliberate attack that was initially explained as a mistake.

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Durst kicked man in face at party before wife disappeared: testimony

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in the HBO series "The Jinx," kicked a man in the face without provocation in 1981, breaking a bone, the man testified on Monday ahead of a highly anticipated murder trial.

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Carlyle seeks $15 billion for its seventh U.S. buyout fund: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP is looking to raise $15 billion for its next U.S. buyout fund, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Claim Post Resources announces board appointments, establishes special committee

* Claim Post Resources announces board appointments and establishes special committee

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U.S. judge allows Trump election commission to seek voting data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a bid to prevent President Donald Trump's commission on alleged election fraud from requesting voter roll data from states.

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BRIEF-Micron Solutions appoints Rodd E. Friedman to its Board

* Micron Solutions, Inc. appoints Rodd E. Friedman to its Board of Directors

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BRIEF-Alphabet appoints Sundar Pichai to its board

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Alphabet appoints Google CEO Pichai to board

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said it appointed chief executive of its Google unit, Sundar Pichai, to its board.

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Jay-Z reigns Billboard chart, Linkin Park sales surge 461 percent

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z ruled the Billboard 200 album chart for a second straight week with his confessional album "4:44," while California alt-rock band surged back into the Top 20 after the suicide last week of frontman Chester Bennington.

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He Called the School Board Racist. Now, He’s Joined It.

As a high school student, Courtney Carson was at the heart of a racial debate that drew national attention. He’s now trying to improve his hometown.

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VEON board elects former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns as chairman

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Global telecoms operator VEON has elected former Xerox Corp chief Ursula Burns as its chairman, the company said on Monday, part of corporate governance reforms that are designed to showcase its makeover as an online services player.

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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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Democrats seek to unify under a new economic agenda

Democrats will soon unveil an economic agenda that leaders hope will bring progressives and moderate Democrats who voted for President Donald Trump together, creating a united front ahead of next year's midterm elections.

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Japanese PM Abe's support slides again before parliament appearance

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support slid 10 points to 26 percent in a poll published on Sunday, a day before Abe will be grilled in parliament over a suspected scandal that is cutting his ratings to the lowest since taking office in 2012.

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Britain needs transitional deal with EU, to end before next election: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - British trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday that he backed a transition agreement to smooth Britain's departure from the European Union, but it would have to come to an end before the next election due in 2022.

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Golf: Nelly Korda, seeking to emulate sister, takes third-round LPGA lead

(The Sports Xchange) - Rookie Nelly Korda used a late flourish to claim a two-stroke lead entering the final round at the Marathon Classic on Saturday in Sylvania, Ohio.

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U.S. investigators seek to turn Manafort in Russia probe: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators examining money laundering accusations against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort hope to push him to cooperate with their probe into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation said.

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HIV and cancer teams double up to seek out new disease killers

LONDON, (Reuters) - HIV experts at an international conference starting on Saturday are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS.

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Trump Jr. and Manafort will be interviewed privately and avoid public hearing next week before Senate panel

The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have cut a deal with President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to avoid a high-profile public hearing next week, with the two men agreeing to provide records to the panel and to be privately interviewed ahead of any public session.

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BRIEF-Perrigo says board suspends CFO search during search for John Hendrickson's successor as CEO - SEC Filing

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Trump administration seeks to sidestep border wall environmental study: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol plans to use a 2005 anti-terror law to sidestep an environmental impact study for a section of President Donald Trump's border wall that will pass through a Texas national refuge for endangered ocelots, according to two government sources familiar with the matter.

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Police may now seek charges for teens who taunted drowning man

A Florida police chief said he will recommend criminal charges be filed against five teenagers who taunted a drowning man while recording his death from afar.

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U.S. seeks to drop criminal charges in 'London Whale' case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday said they plan to drop criminal charges against two former JPMorgan Chase & Co derivatives traders over allegations they had a role in the "London Whale" trading scandal that caused $6.2 billion of losses.

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Simpson detective's racist, sexist rants

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Flow of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from U.S. rises in June

TORONTO (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers walking across the U.S. border into Canada rose in June after dropping in the previous two months, according to government figures released on Friday.

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High blood pressure in pregnancy may return before middle age

(Reuters Health) - High blood pressure during pregnancy has long been linked to greater odds of redeveloping the condition in middle age, but a new study suggests that the increased risk may exist soon after delivery and persist for decades.

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Sean Spicer resigns as Trump seeks to repair public image

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a brief and turbulent tenure that made him a household name, amid further upheaval within President Donald Trump's inner circle.

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U.S. police seek missing Burundi students near Canada border

(Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement authorities on Friday were seeking six teenagers from Burundi who went missing after a robotics competition in Washington, two of whom had been spotted crossing the border into Canada.

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Helicopter pilots share O.J. Simpson chase -- and gender reassignment

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A new dawn: South Korea seeks new talks with Pyongyang

(Reuters) - Earlier this month South Korea proposed military talks with the North. The formal initiative from Seoul's new government could lead to the first high-level discussions between the rival states since 2015.

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Turkey seeks to cool row with Germany as Berlin reviews arms requests

BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey's economy minister sought to calm rising tensions with Germany on Friday as Berlin said it was reviewing all applications for arms projects from Ankara.

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BRIEF-Covisint says ‍board recommends shareholders to approve sale to Open Text​

* Covisint Corp - ‍board of directors of Covisint has recommended shareholders vote "for" to approve sale of Covisint to open text​

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California Today: California Today: Angelenos and Others on O.J. Simpson’s Parole

Friday: Reaction to O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing, what happened when Syrian refugees moved to Fresno, and the story of California’s wild parrots.

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As O.J. Simpson Wins Parole, a Quick, and Divided, Reaction

Some see Mr. Simpson, who is set be released after serving nine years for a 2007 armed robbery, as a “fallen comrade.” Others are less sympathetic.

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BRIEF-Tesoro Corp's representatives delivered proposal to chairman conflicts committee of board of general partner of Western Refining Logistics LP ‍​

* Tesoro Corp -on July 20 co's representatives delivered proposal to chairman conflicts committee of board of general partner of Western Refining Logistics LP ‍​

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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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BRIEF-BATS to add three non-exec directors to board after Reynolds deal closure

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Europe Edition: Poland, ‘Brexit,’ O.J. Simpson: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Cheers for former Thai PM Yingluck as her trial enters last hearing day

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Hundreds of supporters cheered as Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday arrived for the final hearing in her trial on charges she was negligent in overseeing a rice subsidy scheme which wasted billions of dollars.

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During 'Made in America' week, Trump's club seeks more foreign workers

Though the White House launched its "Made in America" initiative earlier this week to promote American jobs and products, President Donald Trump's businesses have again taken steps to hire foreign workers.

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Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

In a sign of a looming showdown with the special counsel, presidential aides are looking for information to get investigators recused or justify firing him.

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O.J. Simpson hearing was not a slam dunk

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Senate, O.J. Simpson, Linkin Park: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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U.N. rights chief seeks meeting with China over Liu Xiaobo's widow

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said on Thursday he plans to seek a meeting with Chinese officials to urge freedom of movement for the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of cancer while in custody.

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* Square names Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti to board of directors

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Asia and Australia Edition: O. J. Simpson, John McCain, Ram Nath Kovind: Your Friday Briefing

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

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O.J. Simpson hearing: A blast from the media past

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After parole, the future outside prison may not be so rosy for the former football star

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday, after serving nearly nine years in prison for a 2007 armed robbery in Las Vegas. But the former NFL superstar and movie actor's future outside of prison may not be so rosy.

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O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released in October following an emotional hour-long hearing that centered on a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room that sent him to prison for nine years.

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O.J. Simpson tells Nevada parole board 'I've done my time'

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - During a sometimes emotional hearing before a Nevada parole board, O.J. Simpson on Thursday asked to be released from prison after serving nine years for botched armed robbery of his own sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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Toobin on Simpson: What a disgrace

CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin criticizes O.J. Simpson's testimony before a parole board in Lovelock, Nevada.

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Hear Simpson's daughter's emotional remarks

The eldest daughter of O.J. Simpson, Arnelle Simpson, gets emotional speaking at her father's parole hearing.

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Benetton family seeks to make Ducati motorbikes Italian: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Benetton family is vying with motorbike firms and buyout funds for control of Italian motorcycle brand Ducati, which is being sold by Germany's Volkswagen , sources involved in the process told Reuters.

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Benetton family seeks to make Ducati motorbikes Italian -sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN, July 20 (Reuters) - Italy's Benetton family is vying with motorbike firms and buyout funds for control of Italian motorcycle brand Ducati, which is being sold by Germany's Volkswagen, sources involved in the process told Reuters.

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O.J. Simpson makes case for freedom before Nevada parole board

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - A state parole board in Nevada convened on Thursday morning to consider O.J. Simpson's bid for freedom after nine years in prison for a botched armed robbery of his own sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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Parole commissioner jokes with O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson exchanges laughs with Nevada Board of Parole Commissioner Connie Bisbee during his parole hearing.

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LIVE UPDATES: Hearing to last for 30 to 45 minutes

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Rakuten Viber buys shopping keyboard Chatter Commerce

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Messaging app Rakuten Viber said on Thursday it acquired Chatter Commerce, a San Francisco-based startup that created a keyboard for mobile commerce called ShopChat.

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EU seeks U.N. alliance against torture trade, lethal drugs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is rallying dozens of countries to stop the trade of torture equipment and lethal-injection drugs, which could make it harder for the United States to perform executions, a top EU official said on Thursday.

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In beer halls and boardrooms, the Brexit diaspora gets organized

BERLIN (Reuters) - Robert Anderson was enjoying a drink with a compatriot in a Munich beer hall a few weeks before Britain's referendum on leaving the European Union when he realized he and other Britons who stood to lose a lot of rights would have to get organized.

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BRIEF-Axon adds Julie Cullivan to board of directors

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Exclusive: U.S. bank card companies to seek licenses to operate in China in months

HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S.-based payment card companies, including American Express , MasterCard and Visa , are preparing to submit license requests to operate in China within months, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

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O.J. Simpson to make case for freedom before Nevada parole board

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson will plead his case for parole on Thursday inside a Nevada prison, nine years after he was jailed for a bungled armed robbery in which he attempted to steal mementos from his own legendary sports career.

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Poll: Most want Obamacare repealed, but not as many as before

A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds a growing share of Americans want to see the GOP abandon its effort to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law known as Obamacare, as majorities across party lines want congressional Republicans to aim for a bill with bipartisan support.

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Jeff Sessions, John McCain, O.J. Simpson: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing: What to Watch For

Mr. Simpson, 70, will go before a Nevada parole board on Thursday, to appeal for his freedom after almost nine years in a state prison.

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O.J. Simpson asks for early release from prison

O.J. Simpson is scheduled to appear before a parole board in Nevada on Thursday in a hearing that will decide whether one of America's most notorious prisoners will be released.

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Opposition seeks to paralyze Venezuela in anti-Maduro strike

CARACAS (Reuters) - Foes of Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro are calling for a national shutdown on Thursday to demand a presidential election and the abandonment of a new congress they fear would cement dictatorship.

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O.J. Simpson: From NFL star to prisoner

O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight -- first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America.

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Here are the parole board members deciding O.J.'s fate

At least four people will determine Thursday whether OJ Simpson will soon be released from prison.

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Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to testify next week before Senate panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will testify on July 26 before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel said in a statement on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Sucampo Pharmaceuticals says board voted to increase authorized size of board from six to seven

* Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc - On July 15 co's board voted to increase authorized size of board by one, from six to seven Source text: [http://bit.ly/2tgJFdK] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Pennymac Financial Services says board approved an increase in size of board from nine to ten - SEC Filing

* Pennymac Financial Services Inc - On July 19 co's board approved an increase in size of board from nine to ten - SEC Filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2uAWKCF] Further company coverage:

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O.J. Simpson robbery victim to testify

Bruce Fromong, the only surviving victim of the 2007 O.J. Simpson-led armed robbery that led to the former football star's imprisonment, says he is going to testify at a Thursday parole hearing -- in support of Simpson's release.

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Austrian activist, 25,000 supporters seek right to bring class-action suit against Facebook

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) heard arguments on Wednesday over whether to allow a class action suit against Facebook, brought by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems - and about 25,000 other users across the globe.

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N.J. Senator Menendez seeks dismissal of corruption case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey has asked a federal judge to throw out his indictment for corruption, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of conduct that can lead to such prosecutions.

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Police seek man seen near Minneapolis police shooting of Australian

(Reuters) - Minnesota investigators are searching for a man spotted near the scene of the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer, hoping he may shed light on the still murky circumstances of the killing.

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UK PM May says Brexit negotiating stance is as strong as before election

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that Britain's Brexit negotiating position was just as strong as it was before last month's election, when her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority.

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BRIEF-Allergan appoints Joseph Boccuzi to its board

* Joseph H. Boccuzi appointed to Allergan Plc board of directors

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BRIEF-Dunkin' Brands increases size of the board from nine to ten members

* Dunkin' Brands Group Inc says on July 19, increased the size of the board from nine to ten members - sec filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2tq2Vtz) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Maureen Chiquet nominated to Canada Goose board of directors

* Maureen Chiquet nominated to Canada Goose board of directors

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BRIEF-American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III​ ‍in connection with approval of purchase agreement, board approved plan of liquidation and dissolution

* American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III​ - ‍in connection with approval of purchase agreement, board approved plan of liquidation and dissolution

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BRIEF-Agilent Technologies increased size of board from 10 to 11 members

* Agilent Technologies- increased size of board from 10 to 11 members, appointed Hans E. Bishop to fill vacancy so created, both effective July 18, 2017 Source text: (http://bit.ly/2tG4yhU) Further company coverage:

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Dow AgroSciences seeking information from Beijing on status of Enlist soybeans

BEIJING, July 19 (Reuters) - Global seed and crop chemical firm Dow AgroSciences is seeking to clarify China's position on its Enlist soybeans, the company said in an email to Reuters late Tuesday, after the product was not included in this week's biotech import approvals.

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Simpson given good chance for parole, despite 'O.J. factor'

(Reuters) - As O.J. Simpson nears his date with Nevada's parole board this week, the consensus is he stands a good chance of winning release from prison in October, after serving nine years for a botched attempt to steal mementos from his sports career at gunpoint.

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Officer Heard Loud Noise Before Partner Shot Minneapolis Woman, Officials Say

A state agency released a brief narrative about the fatal shooting last weekend of an Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible assault.

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Trump seeks crackdown on 'Made in America' fakes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is looking for ways to defend American-made products by certifying legitimate U.S. goods and aggressively going after imported products unfairly sporting the "Made in America" label, the White House said on Tuesday.

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New York's JFK Airport seeks proposals for $10 billion renovation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey's bi-state transportation agency on Tuesday began seeking proposals to develop a master plan for the $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport, a pet project of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Madonna seeks to stop NY auction of Tupac Shakur break-up letter

(Reuters) - Madonna attempted on Tuesday to stop an upcoming auction of a prison break-up letter from rapper Tupac Shakur and a note in which she called singer Whitney Houston and actress Sharon Stone "horribly mediocre."

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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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United Airlines reduces denied boardings after passenger dragging

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc on Tuesday posted a 79 percent year-over-year decrease in involuntary denied boardings in May and an 88 percent decrease in the month of June.

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U.N. seeks to dissuade West African migrants from heading to Libya

GENEVA (Reuters) - West Africa migrants and asylum-seekers must be dissuaded from going to Libya, the main point of departure for Europe but where they often face abuse and detention at the hands of traffickers, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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Investigators seeking info from 8th person at Trump Jr. meeting

Special Counsel investigators are seeking information from the still-publicly unidentified eight person who attended the June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower, this person's attorney Scott Balber said Tuesday.

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See timeline of Simpson's rise and fall

CNN's Sara Sidner looks at how O.J. Simpson became one of the country's celebrity convicts.

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Golf: Rose seeks to recapture freedom of teenage Birkdale bow

(Reuters) - It was at Royal Birkdale, scene of this week's British Open Championship, that in 1998 Englishman Justin Rose first grabbed the attention of the golfing public in astonishing fashion.

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BRIEF-Akoustis Technologies appoints Suzanne Rudy to its board

* Akoustis Technologies appoints former Qorvo vice president and treasurer to its board of directors

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Duterte Seeks to Extend Martial Law in Marawi as Militants Hold Ground

To quell the rebellion in the Philippine city, President Rodrigo Duterte asked lawmakers to allow martial law on the island of Mindanao through the end of the year.

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What O.J. Simpson's life has been like in prison

O.J. Simpson has spent the past eight and a half years behind bars at Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in Nevada's high desert.

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UPDATE 1-Tembec top shareholder seeks to vote against Rayonier deal

July 17 (Reuters) - Tembec Inc's largest shareholder, Oaktree Capital Management LP, asked other shareholders to reject Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc's deal to buy the Canadian paper and cellulose pulp maker, saying it was a "flawed" sale process.

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Japan doctor who practiced until months before his death dies at 105

TOKYO (Reuters) - A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105.

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Toshiba shares surge after Greenlight stake, U.S. court hearing

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp shares jumped on Tuesday after a U.S. hedge fund said it had added a stake and after Western Digital Corp did not gain an immediate injunction to block the $18 billion sale of the Japanese conglomerate's chip unit.

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Brazil to revise hydro dam capacity before privatizations

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil is planning to lower the estimated capacity of several older hydroelectric dams before they are privatized by state-controlled power holding company Eletrobras, a senior energy official told Reuters on Monday.

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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Monday that it had appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Chief Executive James Murdoch, increasing its board size to nine.

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Jay-Z's '4:44' finally makes it to Billboard 200 chart at No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z's new confessional and political release, "4:44," finally entered the Billboard 200 album chart, storming to the top spot and scoring his 14th No. 1 release.

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BRIEF-MidWestOne Financial board declares cash dividend of $0.17

* Says board declared cash dividend of $0.17 per common share, a 3 percent increase from dividend paid previous two quarters - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2uB7RMq) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-New Jersey Resources Corp increases size of board from eleven to twelve directors

* Says on July 11 board increased size of board from eleven to twelve directors

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Sidebar: Gay Rights Groups Seek One More Win Before Justice Kennedy Departs

With any replacement likely to be less friendly toward gay rights, groups want the court to take up an employment discrimination challenge.

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UPDATE 4-Trian launches public fight to add Peltz to P&G's board

July 17 (Reuters) - Activist fund Trian Fund Management LP launched its public push for changes at Procter & Gamble Co on Monday, nominating its Chief Executive Officer Nelson Peltz to the board in a bid to press for more drastic steps to revive sales and profits.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Signet Jewelers names board member Drosos as CEO

July 17 (Reuters) - Signet Jewelers Ltd, owner of the Kay and Jared brands, said on Monday it named Virginia Drosos chief executive officer, succeeding 35-year company veteran Mark Light who will retire due to health reasons.

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Trian launches public fight to add Peltz to P&G's board

(Reuters) - Trian Fund Management LP said on Monday it was seeking a seat for its billionaire chief executive on Procter & Gamble Co's board, as it looks to push the company to take more drastic steps to revive sales and profits.

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Ex-U.S. diplomats seek to save State Department refugee office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Forty former U.S. diplomats and national security officials urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson not to eliminate the State Department office that handles refugees in a letter seen by Reuters on Monday.

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Hungary, Israel seek closer ties as Orban campaign unnerves Jews

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to focus on business rather than history in Budapest as he looks to deepen ties with Hungary, whose leader Viktor Orban's flirtation with the radical right has unnerved Jews living there.

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China's Leshi votes for new board as creditors protest parent LeEco

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An extraordinary shareholder meeting for the listed unit of indebted Chinese tech group LeEco ended amid protest from creditors on Monday and without the election of a chairman to replace embattled founder Jia Yueting.

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Turkish government seeks three-month extension to emergency rule

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish government sent a request to parliament on Monday to extend the period of emergency rule imposed after last July's failed coup attempt, a statement from Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's office said.

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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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Not so fast: U.S. restaurant workers seek ban on surprise scheduling

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The text message came as Flavia Cabral walked to a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan for her 6 p.m. shift on a May evening. It was from her manager. Business was slow and she was not needed.

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O.J. Simpson to seek parole

O.J. Simpson will go before a parole board in a hearing to decide whether he can be released from prison. CNN's Paul Vercammen reports.

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Pakistan's Supreme Court starts hearings to decide PM's future

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday began hearings that will decide the future of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is fighting for his job and contesting a damning corruption report by an investigative panel.

Probation and Parole nytimes.com

She’s His Rock. His Parole Officer Won’t Let Him See Her.

As prison rolls drop and the number of parolees increases, a Connecticut man learns that getting out of prison is not the same as being free.

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EU officials seek sense of urgency as Brexit bargaining begins

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU officials hope the British government shows more urgency about a Brexit deal when its negotiators come to Brussels on Monday for a first full round of talks aimed at smoothing Britain's departure.

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Federer seeks historic eighth title but faces test from Cilic

LONDON (Reuters) - Already one of the greatest sportsmen of his era, Roger Federer will become the most successful man in Wimbledon history if he can beat Croatian Marin Cilic on Sunday's final and claim an unprecedented eighth men's singles title.

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BRIEF-Western Digital's SanDisk subsidiaries obtain court protection against Toshiba in preliminary injunction hearing

* Western Digital's SanDisk subsidiaries obtain court protection against Toshiba in preliminary injunction hearing

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BRIEF-Concurrent Computer ‍board approves reduction in size of board

* Concurrent Computer Corp - ‍board approved a reduction in size of board from seven to four members​

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BRIEF-New York & Company board authorizes 12-month extension of repurchase of up to $5 mln of co's common stock

* New York & Company - on July 13, board authorized a 12-month extension of repurchase of up to $5 million of co's common stock - SEC filing Source: (http://bit.ly/2tSsCBF) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-U.S. lawmaker calls for hearing on Amazon's Whole Foods deal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, July 14 (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives' antitrust subcommittee has voiced concerns about Amazon.com Inc's $13.7 billion plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc and is pushing for a hearing to look into the deal's potential impact on consumers.

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BRIEF-Oaktree Capital sends letter to boards of directors of Tembec and Rayonier

* Oaktree sends letter to boards of directors of Tembec and Rayonier

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U.S. lawmaker calls for hearing on Amazon's Whole Foods deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative David Cicilline, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, has urged the subcommittee to hold a hearing on Amazon.com Inc's plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc .

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U.S. lawmaker calls for hearing on Amazon purchase of Whole Foods

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative David Cicilline, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, urged the panel to hold a hearing on Amazon's plan to buy Whole Foods .

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Woman in Dali paternity suit says just seeking the truth

MADRID (Reuters) - A woman whose paternity suit has prompted a Spanish court to order the exhumation of surrealist artist Salvador Dali's body said she was simply seeking the truth about her family.

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BRIEF-Mission ready announces board change to facilitate growth initiatives

* Mission ready announces board change to facilitate growth initiatives

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Exclusive: Neoenergia seeks $11 billion valuation in Brazil, U.S. IPO, sources say

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Neoenergia SA, whose takeover of a smaller rival will turn it into Brazil's No. 1 power utility by customers served, is working on a dual initial public offering in São Paulo...

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BlackRock supports effort to boost number of women board members

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc voted for eight proposals pushing U.S. and Canadian companies to adopt policies boosting their boards' diversity during the most recent quarter, the world's largest asset manager said on Thursday.

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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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Peru judge orders ex-President Humala jailed before trial

LIMA (Reuters) - A Peruvian judge on Thursday ordered the Andean nation's former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia to be jailed for up to 18 months while prosecutors prepare formal money laundering charges against them.

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Lawsuit seeks to protect whales, turtles from California gillnets

(Reuters) - Environmentalists have filed a lawsuit seeking to force U.S. fisheries managers to implement plans for restricting the number of whales and turtles permitted to be inadvertently snared in drift gillnets used for catching swordfish off California's coast.

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UPDATE 2-New Chicago Sun-Times owners seek larger digital presence

Chicago, July 13 (Reuters) - The Chicago Sun-Times' new owners - a group that includes labor unions, a former alderman and a retired newscaster - are aiming to increase subscriptions and boost the newspaper's digital footprint, they said on Thursday, a day after acquiring the tabloid.

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BRIEF-Achaogen says board increased size from nine directors to ten directors

* Achaogen says on July 11, in connection with Karen Bernstein's appointment, board increased size from nine directors to ten directors - SEC filing Source: (http://bit.ly/2vifzY4) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Town Sports International Holdings says on July 11, board unanimously agreed to expand size of board from 5 to 7 directors

* Town Sports International Holdings says on July 11, board unanimously agreed to expand size of board from 5 directors to 7 directors - sec filing

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US STOCKS-Wall St rises as financials lead before earnings

* Indexes up: Dow 0.08 pct, S&P 0.17 pct, Nasdaq 0.16 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

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Asylum seekers turned away at U.S.-Mexico border sue U.S. government

(This July 12 story corrects name of group that filed the lawsuit in paragraph 3.)

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UPDATE 1-Dutch court hearing pits Big Oil against Groningen locals

THE HAGUE, July 13 (Reuters) - Angry Dutch residents living near the huge Groningen gas field demanded a total halt to production, accusing oil companies of causing house-damaging earth tremors and the government of lying at a hearing in the Netherlands' highest court on Thursday.

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Fed's Yellen prepared to act against Wells' board if appropriate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fed chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday the central bank was prepared to act against directors of Wells Fargo if an investigation deems it appropriate.

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Mosul's displaced await post-battle security before returning home

HASSAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive to oust Islamic State from Mosul forced Um Youssef to flee her home in the city's historic quarter but, despite the government's declaration of victory this week, she is in no rush to return.

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Dutch court hearing pits Big Oil against Groningen locals

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Angry Dutch residents living near the huge Groningen gas field demanded a total halt to production, accusing oil giants of causing house-damaging earth tremors and the government of lying at a hearing in the Netherlands' highest court on Thursday.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

A Refugee Family Arrives in Arkansas, Before the Door Shuts

The Mwenda family fled Congo in 2009 after a militia attack and lived for years in Malawi. Their arrival last week just beat a moratorium on refugees.

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LaBeouf apologizes for Georgia arrest, is seeking addiction treatment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Shia LaBeouf apologized on Wednesday for his expletive-filled rants hurled at the officers who arrested him in Georgia last week on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication, and said he was seeking help for addiction.

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GOP senators still unsure hours before unveiling new health bill

Mere hours before the unveiling of a new bill to overhaul the health care system, Republican senators are still unsure which direction to go.

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U.S. House Freedom Caucus wants tax reform plan before budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The conservative House Freedom Caucus threatened on Wednesday to block a fiscal 2018 budget resolution vital to tax reform, unless Republican leaders release a plan that slashes U.S. corporate taxes and doubles the standard deduction for individuals.

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Elliott tells court it was barred from seeking Oncor financing

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - An attorney for Elliott Management on Wednesday complained to a bankruptcy court judge that the owner of Texas's largest power distribution business did not provide the investment fund with information needed to line up financing for its offer of more than $18 billion to buy the company.

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Tillerson seeks end to Qatar dispute

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to continue his efforts to try to resolve a stand-off between Qatar and four Arab nations, who have accused their gas-rich neighbor of supporting terrorism.

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BRIEF-ConocoPhillips appoints Sharmila Mulligan to its board

* ConocoPhillips appoints Ms. Sharmila Mulligan to its board of directors

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France's Le Drian to visit Gulf states, seeks to help end Qatar crisis

PARIS (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 15-16 as part of efforts to ease tension between those countries regarding Qatar, his office said in a statement.

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BRIEF-Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Vermilion Energy enters into partnership in Corrib

* Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Vermilion Energy Inc. announce strategic partnership in Corrib

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Barclays announces new board of its corporate and investment bank

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays announced on Wednesday board appointments for its non-ring fenced business Barclays International (BI), to comply with new post-crisis rules forcing British banks to separate their retail operations from their riskier business.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Live Briefing: What to Expect at the F.B.I. Nominee’s Confirmation Hearing

The president’s choice to run the F.B.I., Christopher A. Wray, is expected to be asked whether he will resist White House pressure to intervene in bureau affairs.

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Gaming hardware maker Razer seeks Oct HK IPO at up to $5 billion valuation: source

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Razer Inc, a gaming hardware maker backed by Intel Corp and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, plans to go public toward the end of October in an IPO that will value the company at up to $5 billion, a person familiar with the deal said on Wednesday.

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Tokyo stocks drop before Yellen testimony; exporters take breather

* US political news has limited impact on Japan market -analyst

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SK Hynix CEO says no plans to give up seeking equity in Toshiba chip business

SEOUL, July 12 (Reuters) - SK Hynix Inc does not plan to abandon its aim to gain equity in Toshiba Corp's $18 billion memory chip business, the South Korean firm's chief executive said on Wednesday.

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'Spiritual care board' answers prayers

Gene LoCastro was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in August 2013. The painful disease causes scar tissue to grow inside the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.

Organized Labor nytimes.com

U.A.W. Says Nissan Workers Seek a Union Vote in Mississippi

A victory for the union, which has been trying to organize the plant for years, would be a reversal of fortune in a traditionally hostile region.

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Senate panel sets hearing for Trump tax nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday set a July 18 confirmation hearing for David Kautter, President Donald Trump's nominee for a top tax policy job at the U.S. Treasury.

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Brazil's Petrobras board approves IPO for fuel distribution unit

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11 (Reuters) - Brazil state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA said on Tuesday its board has approved an initial public offering of shares for its fuel distribution unit Petrobras Distribuidora on the Sao Paulo stock exchange.

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Kushners seek new plan for flagship NY office after failed Qatar deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kushner Cos, the realty company once headed by President Donald Trump's son-in-law, said on Tuesday it is reassessing how to finance the redevelopment of its flagship New York City property after failed talks with a former Qatari prime minister.

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Penn State frat compelled pledges to drink before hazing death: police

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania State University fraternity pledge who died in February after consuming massive amounts of alcohol was one of several prospective members who felt compelled to drink to gain admission, a police detective testified on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Fastenal Co says on July 11, board authorized repurchases by company of up to 5 mln shares of its common stock

* Fastenal Co says on July 11, 2017, board authorized repurchases by company of up to 5 million shares of its common stock Source text: [http://bit.ly/2tKrOx2] Further company coverage:

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Sony Music, Spotify strike licensing deal: Billboard

(Reuters) - Sony Music Entertainment has reached a licensing agreement with streaming music service Spotify, Billboard reported, citing sources.

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House intel committee wants Trump Jr. to appear before panel: top Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Intelligence Committee wants Donald Trump Jr. to appear before the panel to answer questions about his meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who he believed had information damaging to Hillary Clinton, the committee's top Democrat said on Tuesday.

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Peru attorney general seeks detention for ex-President Humala

LIMA (Reuters) - The Peruvian attorney general's office said on Tuesday it was seeking pre-trial detention for former President Ollanta Humala, who is under investigation for money laundering over allegations that he took illegal funds from Brazilian builder Odebrecht.

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Amazon Prime Day: What to know before you buy

Amazon kicked off its third annual Prime Day on Monday night, touting a heavily-discounted product every five minutes.

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BRIEF-CSX Corp says board approved amendment to co's bylaws - SEC filing​

* On July 7, board approved an amendment to company's amended and restated bylaws - SEC filing​

China nytimes.com

China’s $800 Billion Sovereign Wealth Fund Seeks More U.S. Access

The China Investment Corporation said that the United States was impeding direct investment, but American lawmakers have urged greater scrutiny of Chinese deals.

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President's son tweets messages that appear to be basis of a NYT report on attempt to seek info on Clinton

President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., agreed to meet with a "Russian government attorney" last summer who supposedly had "very high level and sensitive information" that would "incriminate" Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to emails the younger Trump publicly released on Tuesday.

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U.S. senator seeks legislation to undo ban on arbitration clauses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton said on Tuesday he has begun the legislative process to eliminate a new ban on mandatory arbitration clauses established by a government regulator.

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Audi seeks to eclipse emissions scandal with new technology-packed A8 car

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Battered by its emissions scandal, Audi launched its latest technology-packed A8 luxury saloon on Tuesday, aimed at overtaking rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW as it struggles to overcome its biggest-ever corporate crisis.

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BRIEF-Delmar Pharmaceuticals appoints Saiid Zarrabian to board

* Delmar Pharmaceuticals appoints Saiid Zarrabian to the board of directors and names Erich Mohr as chairman

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Venezuela's PDVSA says could seek to renegotiate October debt payment

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil producer PDVSA could seek to renegotiate a looming October bond payment given low oil prices, Hector Andrade, PDVSA's managing director for planning, said on Tuesday.

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Fans await Djokovic treat before women's quarter-final feast

(Reuters) - The women's quarter-finals are the main course at Wimbledon on Tuesday, but former men's champion Novak Djokovic is serving up a juicy appetizer on Centre Court, where fans were short-changed by player withdrawals a week ago.

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Indonesia seeks meeting with Freeport CEO to end copper mine dispute

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE, July 11 (Reuters) - Indonesia says it will invite the head of mining giant Freeport McMoRan Inc to Jakarta this month to try to settle a festering dispute over a new deal to operate the world's second-largest copper mine.

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Jay Z's '4:44' goes platinum but absent from Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay Z's latest album "4:44" may already be certified platinum but it was noticeably absent from Monday's Billboard 200 album chart because the rapper's own streaming platform Tidal did not report numbers to Nielsen Music.

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Arab states seek to step up pressure on Qatar over 2013 accord

DUBAI (Reuters) - Four Arab states sought on Monday to pile pressure on Qatar over charges it backs terrorism, saying the publication of a previously secret accord between Riyadh and Doha showed Qatar broke a promise not to meddle in the affairs of Gulf countries.

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Al Qaeda supporter pleads guilty to seeking Ohio judge's murder

(Reuters) - An Indian citizen pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Monday to conspiring to aid an al Qaeda leader in Yemen and attempting to pay an undercover FBI agent $15,000 to murder a U.S. federal judge, authorities said.

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Penn State fraternity spent $2,000 on alcohol before death: detective

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Members of a Pennsylvania State University fraternity spent more than $2,000 on alcoholic beverages for four membership events that culminated in the death of a 19-year-old student in February, a police detective said on Monday.

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Nelsan Ellis struggled with addiction before death

The family of late "True Blood" actor Nelsan Ellis says the actor was attempting to withdrawal from alcohol leading up to his death on Saturday.

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Russian minister had 'long chat' with Bolshoi before ballet premiere pulled: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's minister for culture had a long conversation with the Bolshoi Theatre before it announced it was postponing the world premiere of Nureyev, a ballet about the famous Russian dancer, the TASS news agency reported on Monday.

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BRIEF-Seres Therapeutics appoints Willard Dere to Board of Directors

* Seres Therapeutics strengthens board of directors with appointment of Willard Dere, M.D., former Amgen Chief Medical Officer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Angel Martinez to join Korn Ferry’S board

* ‍In addition to serving as non-exec chairman of board for Deckers Outdoor Corp, Martinez serves on board of Tupperware​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Pledging reforms by 2020, Ukraine seeks roadmap to NATO membership

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will begin discussions about a roadmap for Ukraine to join NATO, and Kiev has pledged to implement reforms to bring the country up to NATO standards by 2020, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Mediator: News Outlets to Seek Bargaining Rights Against Google and Facebook

A group of news organizations plans to ask Congress for the right to negotiate with the online giants, which are gaining greater shares of digital advertising and distribution.

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Oil could hit $60 before year-end: Barron's, citing Citi analyst

(Reuters) - Accelerating world oil demand and reduced supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could push crude prices up to $60 a barrel before the end of the year, according to a report from Barron's.

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RPT-UPDATE 1-VW bosses told costs of emissions saga a month before disclosure -report

FRANKFURT, July 9 (Reuters) - A Volkswagen manager told the then chief executive and other managers that the carmaker's diesel emissions cheating could cost up to $18.5 billion, almost a month before investors were informed, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported.

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VW bosses told costs of emissions saga a month before disclosure: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Volkswagen manager told the then chief executive and other managers that the carmaker's diesel emissions cheating could cost up to $18.5 billion almost a month before investors were informed, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported.