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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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California Today: California Today: Starting Over, With the Help of Tattoo Removal

Tuesday: Former Los Angeles gang members reinvent themselves, Richard Dawkins is uninvited in Berkeley, and a look back at the legend of Joaquin Murrieta.

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Health Bill, Boy Scouts, Jimmy Choo: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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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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Startup Convoy raises $60 million as investors bet on trucking apps

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Convoy, an app connecting truck drivers with loads of freight, has raised more than $60 million as startup investors double down on technology bets to transform the long-haul trucking industry.

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Nasdaq to acquire UK market surveillance startup

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq Inc has agreed to acquire Sybenetix, a London-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to help compliance officers at asset management firms analyze the behavior of their traders in order to prevent market abuse.

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Europe Edition: Israel, Jared Kushner, Turkey: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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DIARY-U.S. refinery operations-Total Port Arthur, Texas refinery completes reformer restart

July 24 (Reuters) - The following is a list of refinery incidents reported in the United States on July 24: * Monroe to restore rates at Penn. refinery Monday night - sources * Citgo says experienced unit upset at Lake Charles, La. refinery on July 23 * Shell reports emissions at Martinez, Calif. refinery * Total Port Arthur, Texas refinery completes reformer restart -sources

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Jared Kushner, Republican Party, San Antonio: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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

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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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Street signs warning of 'easily startled' police posted around Twin Cities

One week after an unarmed Minneapolis woman was killed in an officer-involved shooting, street signs criticizing "easily startled" police have popped up in the Twin Cities.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jared Kushner, Rodrigo Duterte, Russia: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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How to fight 'time famine' and boost your happiness

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Critic's Notebook: The Ballerina Who Can Stop Time (and Restart It, Too)

Most of us are ruled by time. Not Tiler Peck, of New York City Ballet. And this spring, she took her mastery to a new level.

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France's Macron faces grassroots court challenge over party rules

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron faced the first grassroots revolt from within his own camp on Monday when hundreds of activists asked a court to halt voting on new rules for the political party that helped him win power in May.

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How to ask your future boss for more money

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Libertarian leader says Trump helped party

CNN's Chris Moody covered the annual Libertarian and conservative leaning conference called 'FreedomFest', six months into Trump's presidency.

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Former Political Star in China Is Under Party Investigation

Officials said Sun Zhengcai, fired last month as party secretary of the city of Chongqing, was suspected of “grave violations of discipline.”

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Former party boss of China's Chongqing under investigation: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - The former Communist Party boss of the Chinese city of Chongqing, Sun Zhengcai, is under investigation for suspected serious violations of discipline, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

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Poland, Israel, ‘Game of Thrones’: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Autos, airlines hit in sluggish start to European trading week

* Gemalto plummets 16 pct on profit warning, broker downgrades

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Game of Thrones: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2: Nymeria, Arya and Other Dark Reunions

On Sunday, characters connected in new and surprising ways all over Westeros.

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Autos, airlines smoked in sluggish start to European trading week

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - European shares dipped on Monday with the autos sector hitting its lowest level this year after anti-trust regulators opened an investigation into regional carmakers while worries on escalating price wars hurt airlines.

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U.S. venture capital's digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don't need their money.

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Europe Edition: Turkey, BBC, Israel: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Asia and Australia Edition: Sean Spicer, British Open, Israel: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Mexico ruling party well behind upstart leftist in voter poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling party is running in third place with less than a year to go before the next presidential election, well behind the new party of leftist hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.

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Spicer, ‘Power to Pardon,’ McCain: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Layoffs start at factory Trump helped save

Donald Trump helped convince Carrier not to move its Indianpolis furnace plant to Mexico, but now the company is eliminating hundreds of jobs. CNN's Martin Savidge has the story.

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France's far-right National Front party reaffirms anti-EU stance

PARIS (Reuters) - France's far-right National Front party reaffirmed on Saturday its anti-European Union stance while admitting voters' concerns over its policy to quit the euro, at the end of a two-day meeting aimed at analyzing its defeat in this year's election.

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'Dunkirk' gives Harry Styles a running start at a legitimate movie career

Harry Styles first pops up in Christopher Nolan's new historical war effort "Dunkirk" about a half hour into the film.

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One by One, Marry-Your-Rapist Laws Are Falling in the Middle East

Women’s rights groups are making bold efforts to change loopholes that allow accused and convicted rapists to evade punishment by marrying their victims.

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When Young Chinese Ask, ‘What’s Your Sign?’ They Don’t Mean Dragon or Rat

Young people are turning to Western astrology for celestial guidance on major life decisions: relationship advice, having babies and even hiring employees.

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U.S. Reps urge DOE to jumpstart naval bomb-grade uranium program

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - Two Democratic lawmakers urged the U.S. Energy Department to move faster with a research program on converting nuclear reactors in the Navy's submarines and carriers from bomb-grade uranium to a safer fuel, a letter viewed by Reuters showed.

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How Quiet Should You Be During ‘Game of Thrones’? Fans Disagree

Some say any peep from a companion watching the hit HBO show would ruin everything. Others are more accommodating. And some just have to talk.

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Critic's Notebook: This Podcast Is a Love Story, for Your Ears Only

The new podcast “36 Questions” sets a standard for the future of musical theater.

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Revellers party in South Korea's capital of mud

BORYEONG, South Korea (Reuters) - Revellers danced and wrestled on Friday in South Korea's capital of mud, kicking off a nine-day festival expected to lure millions of people to this quaint coastal...

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Tensions flare as Texas Senate starts debate on bathroom bill

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people, including LGBT activists and business leaders, are expected to urge a Texas Senate panel on Friday to scrap legislation they deem discriminatory because it would limit bathroom access for transgender people.

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Donald Trump, AlphaBay, Linkin Park: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Your Money: The Ethics of Adjusting Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

People who make themselves indigent to qualify for Medicaid are sometimes criticized. But consider the nuances of the situation, and other alternatives.

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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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Modern Love: The 12-Hour Goodbye That Started Everything

A spurned woman confronts the question: When you lose love, should you even try to get over it?

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‘Confederate’ Poses Test Over Race for ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators and HBO

Set in an America where slavery still exists, the show, from the “Game of Thrones” creators, has prompted concerns about its mixture of race, politics and history.

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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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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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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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Congressional Memo: In a Cruel Summer for the G.O.P., ‘Things Are Starting to Feel Incoherent’

Republicans in Washington should be returning home next week to brag. But despite having total control on Capitol Hill, even they admit that policies aren’t advancing.

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Musk says he gets OK to start work on New York-Washington 'hyperloop'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building a high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that could cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.

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UPDATE 3-Musk says he gets OK to start work on New York-Washington 'hyperloop'

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building a high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that could cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.

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Konta v Halep set BBC record for women's Wimbledon match

LONDON (Reuters) - The epic quarter-final between Britain's Johanna Konta and Romanian Simona Halep drew a record peak audience for a Wimbledon women's match on BBC television, figures released on Thursday showed.

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Golf: Las Vegas party the perfect Open warm-up for Koepka

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - A holiday with friends in Las Vegas and a four-week break from competitive golf proved the perfect British Open preparation for Brooks Koepka.

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Trilobites: A Sensor on Your Skin That Looks and Feels Like a Temporary Tattoo

Researchers have developed a new breathable, wearable sensor that can monitor vital signals without irritating skin.

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‘Confederate,’ From HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Team, Is Already Drawing Fire

Following the end of “Game of Thrones,” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will make “Confederate,” a drama in which the South successfully seceded and slavery is legal.

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BRIEF-Contact gold announces start of drilling and receipt of permits at Pony Creek

* Contact Gold announces start of drilling and receipt of permits at Pony Creek

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New York Today: New York Today: Your Guide to ‘Cloudgazing’

Thursday: A lesson on our sky, a heat advisory and a Moon Day anniversary.

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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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UK to give update on Fox-Sky merger on Thursday -opposition Labour Party

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - The British government will update parliament on Thursday on the next steps in Twenty-First Century Fox's bid for European pay-TV group Sky , the opposition Labour Party said on Twitter.

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Guangdong leader strengthened in China leadership stakes as rival party boss ousted

GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Hu Chunhua, the Communist Party boss of China's southern economic powerhouse of Guangdong has long been considered a rising political star. Now, the surprise dismissal of a key regional rival may well have bolstered that image.

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Out-of-bounds O'Meara gets Open off to bad start

SOUTHPORT (Reuters) - Former champion Mark O'Meara made the worst possible start when he sent his opening tee shot out of bounds as the American veteran got the 146th British Open underway in cold and wet conditions at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, John McCain, Golf: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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DIARY-U.S. refinery operations-Total Port Arthur, Texas refinery restarting reformer

July 19 (Reuters) - The following is a list of refinery incidents reported in the United States on July 19: * Phillips 66 reports flaring at Wilmington, Calif. refinery * HollyFrontier to restart FCC at Kansas refinery early next week - source * Total Port Arthur, Texas refinery restarting reformer - sources * Marathon restarts Texas City refinery crude unit -sources

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Supreme Court, Republican Party, Poland: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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

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‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Announce ‘Confederate,’ an Alternate-History Drama for HBO

Following the end of “Game of Thrones,” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will make “Confederate,” a drama in which the South successfully seceded and slavery is legal.

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How much of your voter data is public?

If you're a registered voter, your personal information might be more public than you think. Even in states where the public isn't allowed to request it, it's easy for companies, campaigns, and hackers to find workarounds and access that data.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Australia, Apple, Minnesota: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Do You Talk During ‘Game of Thrones’?

Some people require silence during their favorite shows. Some prefer running commentary. We’re looking to gather a range of opinions.

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Wimbledon and French Open matches trigger fixing alerts

LONDON (Reuters) - Matches at Wimbledon and the French Open triggered alerts for potential match-fixing in the second quarter of the year, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Wednesday.

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Party don't stop: Belgium's Ghent festival still draws the crowds

GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - Despite of a wave of militant attacks in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe in recent years, the city of Ghent continues to host one of Europe's most popular urban music and...

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UPDATE 2-Peru miners start nationwide strike; govt sees little output impact

LIMA, July 19 (Reuters) - Unionized workers at mines in Peru, the world's second-biggest copper producer, started an indefinite, nationwide strike on Wednesday to protest the government's proposed labor reforms, the head of a federation of mining unions said on Wednesday.

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Trump's voter fraud panel starts work today

Four Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence Tuesday requesting Kris Kobach's removal from the President's commission on election integrity and for the panel to rescind last month's controversial request last month for voter information.

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BRIEF-Black Iron to start preliminary economic assessment on its Shymanivske project

* Black Iron engages BBA to develop revised PEA based on favourable Ukraine exchange rate & phased plant development

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For Republican Party, Governing Is a Long-Term Problem

Many conservatives are worried that the party’s inability to pass ambitious legislation will imperil its chances in next year’s elections.

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Republican Party, Vladimir Putin, ‘Dunkirk’: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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Europe Edition: Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Poland: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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GM joins other carmakers investing in self-driving startup Nauto

(Reuters) - General Motors Co and Japan's Softbank Group Corp are among the latest investors in Nauto, a Silicon Valley startup developing software for self-driving vehicles.

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As Obamacare repeal falters, insurers start to press on subsidies

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - A failed Republican effort to replace Obamacare raised new concerns on Tuesday for U.S. health insurers over whether the government will continue to fund billions of dollars in medical benefit subsidies.

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Republican Party, Texas, Donald Trump: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

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

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Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, North Korea, China: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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‘Game of Thrones’ Returns to Record Ratings

Sunday’s Season 7 premiere of “Game of Thrones” was the most-watched premiere ever for both the series and HBO.

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Michael Vick’s Advice for Unemployed Colin Kaepernick: Cut Your Hair

Kaepernick is still not signed to an N.F.L. team, and everyone has an opinion why. The newest one comes from the former star quarterback, who thinks Kaepernick should ditch his Afro.

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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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Cyber startup StackRox raises $14 million in round led by Sequoia

(Reuters) - Cyber-security startup StackRox said on Tuesday it has raised $14 million in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital, providing the three-year old company with funds to use for product development and expansion of its sales team.

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Brownstein: Rare for president to face widespread defections from voters in his party

If Congressional Republicans are waiting for a clear signal of discontent from the party base before asserting more independence from President Trump, they may be waiting for a long time.

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Republican Party, Iran, Kermit the Frog: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Watch your waste: The problem with airline food and packaging

Every day, Emirates' airline catering facility prepares 180,000 meals to service its more than 400 daily flights around the globe. The Emirates facility is one of the world's biggest airline food factories, but there are similar operations across the world.

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British PM May tells her party: stop squabbling or risk letting Labour into power: Sky

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May told Conservative Party lawmakers that they should stop backbiting or risk letting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power, Sky News reported.

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DIARY-U.S. refinery operations-Total Port Arthur refinery reformer restart on hold

July 18 (Reuters) - The following is a list of refinery incidents reported in the United States on July 16-17: * Shell says maintenance complete at Martinez, Calif. refinery * Phillips 66 reports power restored after brief outage at Sweeny refinery * Citgo's Corpus Christi, Texas gasoline unit operating normally: sources * PES shuts boiler, limits production at Phila. refinery - source

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Europe Edition: ‘Brexit,’ Migrants, Tour de France: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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RPT-BMW executive Kranz joins electric car startup Faraday Future

SINGAPORE, July 18 (Reuters) - Faraday Future, the electric car start-up backed by Chinese entrepreneur Ja Yueting, has hired BMW veteran Ulrich Kranz as chief technology officer, as it pushes to accelerate production of its FF91 luxury electric SUV despite its parent's financial woes.

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BMW executive Kranz joins electric car startup Faraday Future

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Faraday Future, the electric car start-up backed by Chinese entrepreneur Ja Yueting, has hired BMW veteran Ulrich Kranz as chief technology officer, as it pushes to accelerate production of its FF91 luxury electric SUV despite its parent's financial woes.

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New party boss of Chongqing demands banishment of "evil legacy" of Bo Xilai

BEIJING (Reuters) - The new leader of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing has demanded officials banish the "evil legacy" of its former party chief Bo Xilai, state media said on Tuesday, a man jailed for life in 2013 after a dramatic corruption scandal.

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Political Memo: As Party Drifts Left, Pragmatic Democratic Governors Have Eye on White House

The election of 2016 may have empowered the party’s left, but a cluster of Democratic governors is emerging as a pragmatic voice.

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John McCain, Donald Trump, North Korea: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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

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Asia and Australia Edition: John McCain, North Korea, Russia: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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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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Biden: GOP health care bill is 'enough to make your blood boil'

Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed the GOP health care bill Monday, saying the denial of basic health care access for Americans is enough "to make your blood boil."

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Credit Suisse CEO flags start of work on 2018-2020 plan

ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse begins work this month on planning for its strategic priorities beyond the Swiss bank's current set of targets, Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam said in a memo to staff.

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BRIEF-LinkedIn says starting to roll out LinkedIn app for Windows 10

* LinkedIn says starting to roll out LinkedIn app for windows 10; app will be available to windows 10 users in all LinkedIn markets by July end - blog‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2vtR9ec) Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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BRIEF-Washington Co to start talks with Canada gov't on Dominion takeover

* Washington Co, whose takeover bid has been accepted by Canada's Dominion Diamond, will continue search for new Dominion CEO, no timeline, Washington president Lawrence Simkins says

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South African opposition party to file criminal complaint against SAP

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday it would file a criminal complaint against German software giant SAP over allegations of corruption involving friends of President Jacob Zuma.

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Wimbledon trophy is instant hangover cure for Federer

LONDON (Reuters) - Croaky and hung over, Roger Federer could barely recall where he had been as he celebrated until dawn, but he was soon smiling as that familiar warm feeling of waking up as Wimbledon champion seeped back into his mind on Monday morning.

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Muguruza will learn from past after Wimbledon success

(Reuters) - Wimbledon women's champion Garbine Muguruza says she will savor her victory in order to prevent a similar slump in form to the one she suffered after winning the French Open in 2016.

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Republican Party, Wimbledon, ‘Game of Thrones’: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Why you should photograph your clutter

Picture your favorite childhood stuffed animal. Are you clinging to it even though neither you nor anyone else in your household has played with that creature in years?

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As London squabbles, full Brexit talks start in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's Brexit minister vowed to "get down to work" as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on Monday, but a year after Britons voted narrowly to quit the EU their government still seemed at odds over what it wants.

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"Time to get to work": Brexit negotiators start first round

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The British and EU Brexit negotiators met on Monday, pledging to "get down to work" in a first full round of talks on Britain's divorce terms from the European Union.

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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.

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Didn't pay your Macy's bill? Expect a text from Citigroup

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When consumers have trouble making ends meet, bills from retailers that have gone bankrupt or closed tend to go toward the bottom of the pile.

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MidEast ride-hailing firm Careem buys stake in Egyptian transport start-up

DUBAI (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Careem, a Middle East rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has bought a minority stake in a three-month-old Egyptian start-up that connects commuters with private buses in Cairo.

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Europe Edition: Poland, Turkey, Roger Federer: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Game of Thrones: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 1: A Tale of Two Maps

Picking up where the Season 6 finale left off, Sunday’s season premiere sketched out the contours of the clashes to come.

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RPT-COLUMN-U.S. drilling costs start to rise as rig count climbs: Kemp

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - U.S. oil and gas exploration and production companies are paying more to hire drilling rigs as the number of rigs still idle after the slump declines.

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Round 1: Brexit talks start in Brussels with 20 months to go

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brexit Secretary David Davis launches a first round of negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union on Monday when he meets the EU's Michel Barnier for four days of talks between their teams in Brussels.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Roger Federer, Turkey, Donald Trump Jr.: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Plenty of champagne but not much fizz at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon can make a strong claim to be the greatest, as well as the oldest, of tennis's major championships but the 2017 vintage will not go down as one of the finest produced at the All England Club.

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Federer crushes suffering Cilic for eighth Wimbledon title

LONDON (Reuters) - Behind Roger Federer's artistry and charm lies a ruthless streak of razor-edged steel which surfaced again on Sunday as he thrashed suffering Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to secure a record eighth men's Wimbledon singles title.

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Roger Federer wins eighth Wimbledon

Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to win his eighth Wimbledon title.

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Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title as Cilic crumbles

LONDON (Reuters) - Ruthless Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh.

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Roger Federer Wins Record-Breaking Eighth Wimbledon Title

Federer defeated Marin Cilic in straight sets, making him the man with the most titles at the tournament, and the oldest man to win it in the Open era.

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South Africa's Sisulu starts bid to lead ruling ANC

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu accepted the nomination of some African National Congress (ANC) branches to lead the ruling party, she told local media.

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Wimbledon champion Muguruza eyes more trophies not rankings

LONDON (Reuters) - Newly crowned Wimbledon women's champion Garbine Muguruza says she would rather be ranked tenth in the world and win more Grand Slams than focus on reaching the top of the rankings.

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Donald Trump Jr., Macron, Senate Republicans: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Marathon men Kubot and Melo win Wimbledon doubles crown

LONDON (Reuters) - Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Brazil's Marcelo Melo won the Wimbledon men's doubles title on Saturday after beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7 7-5 7-6(2) 3-6 13-11 in an epic test of endurance.

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Venus Williams upset at Wimbledon

Spanish player Garbine Muguruza defeats Venus Williams for the Wimbledon title. CNN's Ravi Ubha has the story.

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Muguruza blows away Venus to take first Wimbledon crown

LONDON (Reuters) - An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away in-form American Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 with arguably the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges.

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Garbiñe Muguruza Wins Wimbledon, Defeating Venus Williams

A two-set victory made Muguruza, 23, the 2016 French Open champion, the first Spanish woman to take Wimbledon’s singles title since Conchita Martínez in 1994.

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China political star Chen Miner appointed Chongqing party boss

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has appointed Chen Miner, a rising political star, as the Communist Party boss in southwestern Chongqing, cementing his credentials as a contender to join the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee at the 19th party congress this autumn.

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Donald Trump, Paris, Wimbledon: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Quit Your Job for a Better One? Not if You Live in Idaho

As some states make it harder to block workers from going elsewhere, Idaho has passed a law that tips the scale toward their employers.

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Wimbledon: Roger Federer and Marin Cilic Reach the Final

Federer is seeking his eighth Wimbledon title, while Cilic is in a Grand Slam final for the first time since winning the 2014 United States Open.

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Mexico ruling party mulls tweaking rules for presidential selection

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling party is weighing changes to its internal rules that could broaden its base of candidates for the 2018 presidential election, a senior official said, potentially opening the door to outsiders less tainted by scandal.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Hercules Capital announces acquisition of Jumpstart Games by Netdragon Websoft Holdings

* Hercules Capital announces the acquisition of portfolio company Jumpstart Games, Inc by Netdragon Websoft Holdings Limited

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'Hard works starts now': Brexit bargaining to begin

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU officials hope the British government shows more sense of 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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Wie withdraws in soggy start at U.S. Women's Open

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - Former champion Michelle Wie, who battled through a neck injury to finish her opening round at the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National on Thursday, withdrew from the championship on Friday.

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Emmanuel Macron, Jerusalem, ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Europe Edition: Liu Xiaobo, Paris, Wimbledon: Your Friday Briefing

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DIARY-U.S. refinery operations-Exxon's Beaumont, Texas refinery restarting hydrocracker

July 14 (Reuters) - The following is a list of refinery incidents reported in the United States on July 13: * Exxon's Beaumont, Texas refinery restarting hydrocracker -sources * Exxon says brief flaring at Joliet, Illinois refinery =============================================================================================== REFINERY INCIDENTS: (LISTED BY REGION, WITH MOST RECENT INCIDENTS FIRST)

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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.

Tennis nytimes.com

On Tennis: Venus Williams, Defying Age and Skeptics, Reaches Wimbledon Final

Williams, 37, who has won seven major singles titles, is on the verge of what could be her most meaningful victory.

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How to design the car of your dreams in VR

Design studio Seymourpowell is hoping to transform the autos sector with a new tool that lets users draw and manipulate car models in virtual reality.

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Silver May Start ‘Parade of Horribles’ Out of McDonnell Case, Critics Say

Legal experts said a Supreme Court ruling that helped reverse the conviction of Sheldon Silver, the former Assembly speaker, could offer a road map to public officials inclined toward corruption.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Liu Xiaobo, Donald Trump Jr., Emmanuel Macron: Your Friday Briefing

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As ‘Game of Thrones’ Returns, Is Sharing Your HBO Password O.K.?

Are you using your friend’s ex-boyfriend’s parents’ password to watch the latest television shows? You’re not alone.

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I'm 23. How do I start investing?

A boom of trading apps have made it easier than ever to start investing without a lot of money.

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Venus eclipses Konta to reach Wimbledon final

LONDON (Reuters) - Five-times champion Venus Williams rolled back the years to reach her first Wimbledon final since 2009 with a clinically executed 6-4 6-2 victory over British hope Johanna Konta on Thursday.

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Venus Williams and Garbiñe Muguruza Reach Wimbledon Final

Williams, the No. 10 seed, defeated the sixth-seeded Johanna Konta, 6-4, 6-2. The 14th-seeded Muguruza ousted Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-1, 6-1.

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Emmy nominations: Is your show on the list?

Winter won't be coming this year to the Emmys.

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Muguruza crushes Rybarikova to reach Wimbledon final

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza reached her second Wimbledon final in three years with a thumping 6-1 6-1 win over Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova on Thursday.

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Brits lead the pack in Wimbledon... at queuing

LONDON (Reuters) - While the best tennis players from around the world put their ability to the test on the lawns of Wimbledon’s All England Club, the British public is busy showing off one of things it does best - queuing.

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Uber executive: We can't behave like a startup anymore

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Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos, Emmy Awards: Your Thursday Briefing

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With Venus on horizon, Wimbledon spotlight shines on Konta

LONDON (Reuters) - The Wimbledon spotlight will shine brighter than ever on Britain's Johanna Konta when she faces American veteran Venus Williams in the semi-finals on Centre Court on Thursday.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Why Your Airline Says It’s Sorry

United, Delta and American are issuing a seemingly never-ending stream of apologies that are a catalog of customer relations gone awry.

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In France, Trump and Macron Strive to Put Awkward Start Behind Them

President Trump, visiting for Bastille Day, and President Emmanuel Macron had a tense initial relationship that seems to have given way to a working partnership.

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DIARY-U.S. refinery operations-Valero Memphis gasoline unit boosting output after restart-sources

July 13 (Reuters) - The following is a list of refinery incidents reported in the United States on July 12: * CVR Wynnewood, Okla. refinery reports emissions on July 7 * HollyFrontier reports emissions at Tulsa West refinery * Phillips 66 says planned work underway at Rodeo, Calif. refinery * Total Port Arthur refinery hydrotreater shut -sources

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Europe Edition: Antarctica, Donald Trump, Wimbledon: Your Thursday Briefing

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Micro-investing startup Stash raises $40 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stash, a New York-based startup that lets individuals save small sums of money and make micro-investments through a mobile app, has secured a $40 million investment in a round led by fund manager Coatue Management.

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U.S. tech startups fight sexual harassment with tougher policies

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kristina Bergman made an unusual decision when she founded Integris Software in early 2016: she included an anti-sexual harassment clause firmly in her company's voting agreement with investors.

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UK to publish key Brexit laws, start of a defining test for PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will publish on Thursday the legislation that will sever its political and legal ties to the European Union, beginning what is likely to be a divisive debate that will test Prime Minister Theresa May's ability to lead the country.

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Antarctica, Donald Trump Jr., Senate: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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Asia and Australia Edition: Donald Trump Jr., Janet Yellen, Antarctica: Your Thursday Briefing

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Querrey steadies nerves to become Wimbledon's chief giant-killer

LONDON (Reuters) - When Andy Murray won the first seven points of his Wimbledon quarter-final against Sam Querrey, the giant-serving American was not thinking about causing a stunning upset -- he just wanted to stop the rot.

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Confident Cilic eyes first Wimbledon final

LONDON (Reuters) - Croatian Marin Cilic reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time with a five-set win over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller on Wednesday and said he now had real belief in his ability to go all the way.

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Fixing your Tesla about to get easier

There are about to be a lot more Teslas on the road. And that means a lot more Teslas are going to end up in the shop.

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Murray dethroned in painful Wimbledon exit to Querrey

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray's Wimbledon title defense evaporated on Centre Court in a painful five-set demise to Sam Querrey on Wednesday as the hip injury that has dogged the world number one throughout the tournament finally got the better of him.

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Djokovic out of Wimbledon after retiring hurt against Berdych

LONDON (Reuters) - Three-times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic's painful year continued as he retired with an elbow injury during his quarter-final against Czech Tomas Berdych on Wednesday.

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Review: New ‘Planet of the Apes’ Makes You Root Against Your Species

With Andy Serkis reprising his role as Caesar, “War for the Planet of the Apes” is a humane western wrapped around a prison movie, as primates battle for primacy.

Tennis nytimes.com

Wimbledon: Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic Are Eliminated

By beating the top-seeded Murray, Sam Querrey became the first American man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in singles since 2009. Djokovic retired against Tomas Berdych with an arm injury.

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Murray beaten in Wimbledon quarter-finals by Querrey

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray's Wimbledon title defence ended in a 3-6 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 6-1 quarter-final defeat to Sam Querrey on Wednesday as the hip injury that has dogged the world number one throughout the tournament finally got the better of him.

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New Silicon Valley fund aims to connect auto companies and startups

DETROIT (Reuters) - Autotech Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, said it had raised $120 million from automotive companies and financial investors for a fund that will invest in startups working on transportation services and digital vehicle technology.

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Donald Trump Jr., Christopher Wray, Major League Baseball: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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Chan sisters in quarter-final doubles action at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) - Taiwan's tennis playing sisters Chan Yung-jan and Chan Hao-ching are in quarter-final action in the women's doubles at Wimbledon on Wednesday having found success with new partners.

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Venus draws on spirit of Serena in Wimbledon quest

(Reuters) - Five-times champion Venus Williams is drawing on the emotional support of her absent sister Serena at Wimbledon as the 37-year-old American remains on course to seize one of her sibling's records should she go on to claim an eighth grand slam title.

politicsNews reuters.com

MSNBC host leaving the Republican party, becoming an independent

(Reuters) - Co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and former Republican U.S. congressman Joe Scarborough said on Tuesday that he is leaving the Republican party and becoming an independent during an appearance on a late-night talk show.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump Jr., Mosul, Wimbledon: Your Wednesday Briefing

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This flying hotel can be yours for $74K an hour

Here's a rare look inside Deer Jet's new Dream Jet. It's a modified 787 Dreamliner, and the interior is as extravagant as the price to rent.

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UK fintech start-up Revolut raises $66 million, adds bitcoin

* Bitcoin to be integrated into app; Ethereum, Litecoin to follow

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On Tennis: At Wimbledon, the Ageless Venus Williams Marches On

Williams, 37, defeated Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals as she pursues her sixth and most improbable singles title at the All England Club.

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Donald Trump Jr., Russia, Mississippi: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

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Television nytimes.com

Critic's Notebook: Skip It: Why It’s O.K. to Start a TV Show in the Middle

More and more you hear, “It really gets good in Season 2.” So maybe that’s where you should start watching.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Donald Trump Jr., China: Your Wednesday Briefing

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McConnell delays start of Senate's recess to work on health care reform

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed the start of the August Senate recess until the third week in August in order to allow more time for his conference to complete "its work on health care reform" among other tasks.

Wimbledon Tennis Tournament nytimes.com

Venus Williams Advances to Wimbledon Semifinals

Williams advanced to the semifinals for the second year in a row. On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic moved on to the quarterfinals.

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Muguruza races past Kuznetsova into Wimbledon semis

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's 2015 runner-up Garbine Muguruza advanced confidently into the Wimbledon semi-finals with a calmly efficient and well-controlled 6-3 6-4 victory over Russian seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova on Tuesday.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Your Money: Will a countdown clock to retirement help you save?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you knew that buying a daily $4 cup of coffee would delay your retirement and make you work exactly four months, 17 days and 9 hours longer, would that finally entice you to...

Gabbay, Avi nytimes.com

Israeli Labor Party Tries a New Leader: Gabbay, Self-Made Millionaire

The extraordinary rise of Avi Gabbay, who grew up in a Jerusalem transit camp, is expected to breathe new life into the diminished Labor movement.

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Roof closes for Djokovic as drizzle arrives at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's delayed fourth round match against France's Adrian Mannarino will be played under the retractable roof on Wimbledon's Centre Court, officials said on Tuesday.

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Why one-party government doesn't last

The struggle to uproot the Affordable Care Act shows why it has grown so difficult for either party to sustain the unified control of the White House, the House and the Senate that Republicans now enjoy.

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Donald Trump Jr., Mississippi, Wimbledon: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

companyNews reuters.com

World Bank, Alibaba fund invest in Hong Kong-based fintech startup

HONG KONG, July 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong-based startup CompareAsiaGroup has secured $50 million in funding from investors led by the World Bank's commercial lending arm, as the personal finance management platform looks to develop its technology and launch more products.

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Santander partners with supply chain finance startup Tradeshift

NEW YORK, July 11 (Reuters) - Banco Santander has partnered with San Francisco-based startup Tradeshift to provide supply chain finance to the 1.5 million businesses on the financial technology company's digital platform.

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Europe Edition: Russia, Mosul, Wimbledon: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Star quality decides court allocation, say Wimbledon officials

LONDON (Reuters) - Tournament officials have defended their decision to put four men's matches and only two women's on Wimbledon biggest courts on Monday, saying that star player appeal over-rides any idea of equal allocation by gender.

Tennis nytimes.com

On Tennis: In a Cozy Setting at Wimbledon, the Women’s Game Suffers an Indignity

The match between top-seeded Angelique Kerber and No. 14 seed Garbiñe Muguruza was played on No. 2 Court, which only seats 4,000.

Tennis nytimes.com

Gilles Müller Upsets Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon Marathon

In a match that lasted nearly five hours, Müller, the No. 16 seed from Luxembourg, outlasted fourth-seeded Nadal, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13, to reach to quarterfinals.

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Poll: Party divisions extend to impression of higher education

Think the pursuit of higher learning is immune from partisan polarization? Think again. A new poll from the Pew Research Center finds that colleges and universities are the latest institutions added to the list of those viewed through a partisan lens.

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Congress, Donald Trump Jr., Mosul: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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

worldNews reuters.com

Outsider Gabbai wins Israeli Labour Party leadership contest

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Outsider Avi Gabbai was elected chairman of Israel's opposition Labour party on Monday by beating veteran Amir Peretz, a former defense minister and labor union chief, in a leadership runoff.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Liu Xiaobo, George Pell, Dalian Wanda: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Raonic ousts Alexander Zverev in Wimbledon marathon

LONDON (Reuters) - Canada's Milos Raonic survived a marathon fourth round workout against rising German star Alexander Zverev on Monday, knocking out some pundits' outside bet for this year's title 4-6 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-1.