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Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico, heads for Turks and Caicos

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria destroyed buildings and knocked out power across Puerto Rico before flooding parts of the Dominican Republic and then regaining some of its strength as it approached the Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas on Thursday night.

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BRIEF-Magnis Resources announces New York State Government's funding of unit's battery factory

* New York State Government provides funding package to unit for stage 1 production of lithium-ion battery gigafactory Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Puerto Rico, St. Croix devastated by powerful Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria caused flooding in the Dominican Republic as it brushed past the country on Thursday after destroying buildings and knocking out power across the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and St. Croix.

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State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.

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Yellen's stock rises as she leads Fed from crisis-era policy

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From her early days as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen has been the target of criticism from Republicans worried that the central bank's massive bond-buying programs and near-zero interest rates engineered by her predecessor would be the ruin of the country.

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U.N. team to collect evidence of Islamic State crimes in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a U.N. investigative team to collect, preserve and store evidence in Iraq of acts by Islamic State that may be war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.

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South Korea's Moon says North Korea crisis must be handled in 'stable' manner

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on Thursday for the North Korean nuclear crisis to be handled in a stable manner, so that peace was not destroyed.

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BRIEF-Unifirst Corp expects to recognize an impairment of capitalized costs as part of its ongoing CRM systems project

* Unifirst Corp - expects to recognize an impairment of capitalized costs as part of its ongoing CRM systems project

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Exclusive: Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year

LONDON (Reuters) - Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year.

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Public Health: The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. That’s Hard.

Every state would need to make political choices and build brand-new systems in only two years. Remember what happened with HealthCare.gov?

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Iraq launches offensive on Hawija, an Islamic State-held region near oil city Kirkuk

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq launched an offensive on Thursday to dislodge Islamic State from Hawija, an area located west of the oil city of Kirkuk.

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First look at island devastated by Category 5 Maria

CNN's Michael Holmes flies over the island of Dominica, which has been hit badly by Hurricane Maria.

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Myanmar says security forces told to avoid collateral damage in Rakhine state

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar's vice president told the United Nations on Wednesday that security forces in his country's Rakhine State, from which hundreds of thousands of people have recently fled, have been instructed to take "full measures" to avoid collateral damage and harming innocent civilians.

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Florida Nursing Home Listed Dead Resident as ‘Resting in Bed,’ State Says

State officials said a nursing home made late and “dubious” entries in medical records on the morning eight residents died in the post-hurricane heat.

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FedEx raises TNT integration costs by $75 million: filings

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday its expects to incur roughly $350 million in integration costs related to its acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express during 2018, some $75 million higher than previous estimates.

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UPDATE 2-FedEx raises TNT integration costs by $75 mln -filings

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday its expects to incur roughly $350 million in integration costs related to its acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express during 2018, some $75 million higher than previous estimates.

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U.S. 'strongly opposes' Iraqi Kurdish independence vote: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States "strongly opposes" the planned independence referendum by Iraqi Kurds and urges Iraqi Kurdish leaders to engage in negotiations with the Baghdad government instead, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

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Washington state sues over $1/day wages paid to immigrant detainees

(Reuters) - Washington State's Attorney General on Wednesday sued private prison company Geo Group Inc for violating the state's minimum wage laws by paying detained immigrants a one dollar a day or less for work they do while in detention at one of the company’s federal facilities.

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San Francisco, Oakland sue oil firms alleging climate change costs

(Reuters) - California cities, San Francisco and Oakland, said they filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change.

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BRIEF-San Francisco, Oakland sue five companies ​over costs of climate change

* San Francisco and Oakland sue Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon, BP, Royal Dutch Shell​‍ ​over costs of climate change Source text for Eikon:

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Trump urges 'strong and swift' U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis

UNITED NATIONS/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is urging the U.N. Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, calling the violence there a threat to the region and beyond.

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‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

Increasingly, toddlers and young children are being found unconscious or dead after consuming an adult’s drugs.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar flat as investors brace for Fed statement

* Oil prices pare gains after inventory data (Updates with early U.S. market activity; changes dateline, previous LONDON)

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Trump blames Clintons for North Korea nuke crisis

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed his former campaign rival, Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for the North Korean nuclear crisis.

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Health care state of play: Behind closed doors

It's all behind the scenes now.

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Dozens of states sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesday amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, although the United States, Britain, France and others boycotted the event at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders.

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California Today: California Today: Amid Housing Pain, Most Californians Have Weighed a Move

Wednesday: A housing crisis that spans the state, a potentially fatal blow to the delta tunnels project, and a look back at Emperor Norton.

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Trial opens for American in Islamic State-linked police beheading plot

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to behead police officers in an effort to help Islamic State was due in court on Wednesday for the start of his trial on charges including conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism.

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GOP offers states: More flexibility, less funding

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Buffett calls pessimists about United States 'out of their mind'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uncertainty about how the United States will cope with growing tumult in the world has not dampened Warren Buffett's optimism for the country's prospects over the long term -- even 100 years into the future.

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White House weighs abandoning estate tax repeal in Republican tax push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration may abandon its promise to repeal the U.S. estate tax on inherited assets in an effort to make a still-evolving Republican tax cut framework more...

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UPDATE 1-Allstate CEO calls for revamping U.S. flood insurance system

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Allstate Corp's Chief Executive Officer Tom Wilson on Tuesday called on U.S. lawmakers to overhaul a government subsidized flood insurance program, calling for a more streamlined system that does not overburden taxpayers.

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Who’d Create a P.R. Crisis on Purpose? Well, Only the Sweat Was Real

The Times’s advertising reporter found out what it’s like to be a brand in the middle of a social-media-driven disaster.

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Allstate CEO calls for revamping U.S. flood insurance system

Sept 19 (Reuters) - Allstate Corp Chief Executive Officer Tom Wilson on Tuesday called on U.S. lawmakers to overhaul a federal program that subsidizes flood insurance for homeowners, calling it a "bad" system that overburdens taxpayers.

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Qatar's emir renews call for dialogue over Gulf crisis

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday renewed a call for "unconditional dialogue" to end a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states.

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Wisconsin appeals court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state's "right-to-work" law, which bars mandatory union membership and prohibits unions or employers from requiring non-members to pay dues.

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BRIEF-NY A.G. Schneiderman, coalition of AGs expand investigation into opioid crisis

* New York A.G. Schneiderman, bipartisan coalition of AGs expand multistate investigation into opioid crisis

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While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable

A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market.

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Massachusetts sues Equifax for not protecting state residents

(Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax Inc following a breach that exposed the personal data of as many as 143 million people, including 3 million in the state.

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Massachusetts sues Equifax for failing to protect state residents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax following a breach that exposed personal data about up to 143 million people, 3 million in Massachusetts.

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U.S. housing starts fall for second straight month; outlook murky

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as a rebound in the construction of single-family houses was offset by persistent weakness in the volatile multifamily home segment.

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California Today: California Today: What if Legal Pot Costs More Than Black-Market Pot?

Tuesday: Looming trouble with black-market marijuana, a raucous news conference for Nancy Pelosi, and the pain of San Diego’s Charger fans.

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State of the Art: The iPhone 8: A Worthy Refinement Before the Next Generation

Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a ring of familiarity. But the phones may feel like a solid upgrade from older models because of their new processor.

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Unbudgeted: How the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town America's finances

INDIANA, Pa./CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Reuters) - As deaths mount in America's opioid crisis, communities on the front lines face a hidden toll: the financial cost.

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Democrats Mount Effort to Recruit Women as State Attorneys General

Few Democratic state officeholders are women, a shortfall the party is seeking to fix.

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BRIEF-Ocado shares fall after firm cautions of rise in short term costs

* Shares down 6 percent by 0747 GMT after firm cautions of rise in costs in short term

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South Africa's court to hear state's appeal against Pistorius in November

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) will hear the state's appeal against Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence on Nov. 3, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Tuesday.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns all rights violations in Rakhine State

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law.

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Aung San Suu Kyi addresses nation over Rohingya crisis

Crowds gathered outside a large screen in Yangon, Myanmar as the nation's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepared to speak to the country amid intense criticism her handling of the Rohingya crisis.

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The opioid crisis took this 8-year-old's father away

It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment. Now, Drake, a 32-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has struggled with opioid abuse for more than a decade.

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Mexico's Puebla state revokes Cabify permit after woman's death

MEXICO CITY, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The central Mexican state of Puebla said on Monday it had revoked the operating license of ride-hailing firm Cabify after one of its drivers was arrested on suspicion of murdering a female passenger.

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State Department Tightens Rules for Visas to U.S.

If applicants do something they failed to mention in their application in their first three months in the United States, it would jeopardize their status.

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BRIEF-Allstate says Gregg Sherrill, executive chairman of Tenneco has been elected to co's board of directors

* Allstate Corp - Gregg M. Sherrill, executive chairman of Tenneco Inc, has been elected to Allstate’s board of directors, effective October 1

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'Rocket Man' tweet and threats haven't quelled N. Korea crisis

Like all of President Donald Trump's enemies, Kim Jong Un now has a catchy nickname -- "Rocket Man."

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Bomb blast hits Syrian town of Qamishli, injuries reported: state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A motorbike exploded in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli on Monday, wounding at least four people, Syrian state television reported.

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UPDATE 3-Euro crisis over, Portugal's investment-grade comeback cuts bond yields

* Portugal leads European shares to six-week high (Updates prices)

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New York governor says Equifax, other credit reporting companies must register with state

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Monday that all credit reporting agencies must register with the state and comply with its cyber security rules.

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Syria's Deir al-Zor air base working again: state media, monitors

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Deir al-Zor military airport in eastern Syria, which the Syrian army recaptured this month from Islamic State, began functioning again on Monday for the first time in nearly a year, Syrian state media and a monitoring group said.

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UNICEF: Children at heart of Rohingya crisis

UNICEF'S Edouard Beigbeder explains to CNN what is needed for child refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar.

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Iraqi authorities confirm relocating Islamic State families to new site north of Mosul

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi authorities on Monday confirmed having relocated about 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants to a new site north of Mosul, dismissing the concern of aid organizations who were not warned about the move.

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BRIEF-Midas Gold says 7 federal, state, local agencies agree to coordinate permitting of co's proposed stibnite gold project​

* Midas Gold Corp - ‍ seven federal, state and local agencies agree to coordinate permitting of midas gold's proposed stibnite gold project​

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UPDATE 2-Euro crisis over, Portugal's investment grade comeback cuts bond yields

* S&P 1st of big three ratings agencies to lift Portugal back

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Kuwait tackles another offshore oil spill: state news agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Major oil exporter Kuwait is dealing with another crude oil spill off its southern coast, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, the latest in a series of unexplained leaks in the Gulf Arab state in recent months.

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Despite Outrage Over Rohingya Crisis, Few Call for Sanctions on Myanmar

Under military rule, Myanmar was one of the most sanctioned countries in the world. A return to such isolation seems unlikely, despite the violence against a minority Muslim group.

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UPDATE 1-Euro crisis over, Portugal's return to investment grade sends bond yields sliding

* S&P 1st of big three ratings agencies to lift Portugal back

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Maria is expected to get stronger in a hurry as it takes aim at the Caribbean islands devastated by Irma

Hurricane Maria is forecast to rapidly strengthen over the next two days as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma just days ago.

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In shedding bonds, Fed aims for boring end to crisis-era measures

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is set on Wednesday to announce the start of a plan to trim its $4.5-trillion (3.31 trillion pounds) portfolio of assets, much of it amassed in response to the 2007-2009 financial collapse, marking another milestone in bringing to an end the crisis-era measures.

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Rights group urges new Myanmar sanctions over Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - A rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.

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Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too.

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Tillerson, Russia's Lavrov to meet on Sunday: U.S. State Dept

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. State Department said in a brief statement.

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U.N. chief: Northern Iraq vote would detract from Islamic State fight

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that a planned Sept. 25 independence referendum in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region "would detract from the need to defeat" Islamic State and to reconstruct regained territories.

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Aid officials 'gravely concerned' over fate of relocated Islamic State families in Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Aid officials in Iraq said they were "gravely concerned" about the fate of about 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants relocated by Iraqi authorities, who did not warn aid organizations.

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Syrian army and allies close in on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops seized a suburb of the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Sunday, tightening the noose around Islamic State, a Syrian military source said.

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Syrian army, allies close in on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops seized a suburb of the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Sunday, tightening the noose around Islamic State militants, a military source said.

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Palestine's Hamas ready for talks with Fatah, elections: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Palestine's Hamas group has agreed to talks with rival Fatah movement, to dissolve the Gaza administrative committee and hold general elections as a way to implement a deal to end their long-running feud, the group said in a statement on Sunday.

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Palestine's Hamas ready for talks with Fatah, to hold elections: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Palestine's Hamas group has agreed to talks with rival Fatah movement, to dissolve the Gaza administrative committee and hold general elections, the group said in a statement on Sunday.

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After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive

HAVANA (Reuters) - After Hurricane Irma wrought havoc on Havana's decrepit buildings and killed four in building collapses there, city authorities held a rare media briefing to stress they were prioritizing solving the capital's longstanding housing needs.

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Florida Keys residents trickle back to warning of new crisis

Florida Keys residents will be allowed to return home this weekend to assess damage to their properties caused by Hurricane Irma. However, officials said they are worried a new crisis could emerge when homeowners find their neighborhoods have no fuel, power, running water and other basic services.

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Iraqi forces attack Islamic State in Syria border area

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi armed forces said on Saturday they had started an offensive to dislodge Islamic State from a border area holding some of the militants' last towns in the country.

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Protest seeks shutdown of Atlantic salmon farms in Washington state

(Reuters) - Activists in Washington state plan to launch a protest flotilla on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean's Puget Sound over the accidental release of tens of thousands of farm-raised Atlantic salmon that they say threaten dwindling stocks of wild fish.

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Defying Trump, California lawmakers vote to become 'sanctuary state'

(Reuters) - California lawmakers voted on Saturday to make the most populous U.S. state a so-called sanctuary by banning police from asking for the immigration status of people who have been arrested and limiting their cooperation with immigration officers.

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Iraq announces offensive on Islamic State in Syria border area

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi armed forces said on Saturday they had started an offensive to dislodge Islamic State from an area on the border with Syria south of the Euphrates river.

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Bangladesh warns Myanmar over border amid refugee crisis

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has accused Myanmar of repeatedly violating its air space and warned that any more "provocative acts" could have "unwarranted consequences", raising the possibility of a deterioration in relations already strained by a refugee crisis.

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Son of ex-Penn State coach Sandusky pleads guilty to child sex charges

(Reuters) - The 41-year-old adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, pleaded guilty on Friday to soliciting two teenage sisters for sex, Pennsylvania prosecutors said.

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The Rohingya refugee crisis in photos

Large numbers of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State.

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State Department describes plans for cuts, offers few specifics: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State Department officials briefed Senate staff on Friday on plans to cut up to $10 billion from the department's budget over five years, but offered few specifics to ease concerns that the administration risked weakening U.S. standing in the world.

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State Department says plans for cuts would trim 10 percent of budget in five years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State Department officials briefed Senate staff on Friday on plans to cut up to $10 billion from the department's budget over five years, but offered few specifics to ease concerns that the administration risked weakening U.S. standing in the world.

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Russia to the United States: Stay in Iran nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia's U.N. ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, said Moscow's message to the United States during a likely meeting of the parties to the Iran nuclear deal next week on the sidelines to the United Nations General Assembly was to stay in the deal.

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Olympics: Korea crisis no problem for Pyeongchang: North Korean IOC member

LIMA (Reuters) - The Pyeongchang winter Olympics in February will not be affected by the escalating crisis on the peninsula and North Korea will hopefully be able to send athletes, the country's International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung said on Friday.

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United States says North Korea endangers whole world after missile test

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused North Korea on Friday of threatening the entire world, after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan for the second time in under a month in defiance of international pressure over its missile and nuclear programmes.

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Madeleine Albright calls for diplomatic approach to crisis

Former secretary of state and US ambassador to the UN Madeleine Albright suggested that the Trump administration needs to be more cohesive in its strategy toward North Korea and called for a return to the six-party talks in the wake of that nation's latest missile launch.

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Qatar's emir says ready to talk to end Gulf crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) - Qatar is ready to sit at the negotiating table to try to end a dispute with its Gulf Arab neighbors, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Friday in Berlin.

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UPDATE 1-Qatar's emir says ready to talk to end Gulf crisis

* Qatar warns its citizens against travel to Egypt (Adds comments on investment, foreign ministry statement)

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BRIEF-Invesco says to pay for external research costs under Mifid II

* Says to pay for external research costs under Mifid II. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Simon Jessop and Carolyn Cohn)

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London Underground Explosion at Parsons Green Is Being Treated as ‘Terrorist Incident’

The explosion sowed panic, disrupted service and drew a heavy police response; 18 people were hospitalized.

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New Development: Soft in the Middle, Splashy Up Top

The luxury market in New York is pulling in two directions, with developers betting on big-ticket palatial aeries and million-dollar “starter” homes.

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China green car pivot will need state support, GM chief says

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's big push towards new-energy vehicles (NEV) will require government backing to win over consumers, Mary Barra, chief executive of General Motors Co, said on Friday, amid broader industry concerns over tough NEV quotas in the market.

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China green car pivot will need state support, GM chief says

SHANGHAI, Sept 15 (Reuters) - China's big push towards new-energy vehicles (NEV) will require government backing to win over consumers, Mary Barra, chief executive of General Motors Co , said on Friday, amid broader industry concerns over tough NEV quotas in the market.

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Peru's Congress ousts cabinet as political crisis deepens

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's opposition-controlled Congress ousted center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's cabinet in a vote of no-confidence early on Friday, pitching the copper-producing Andean country into its worst political crisis in years.

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China state planner says drafting intelligent car strategy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's state planner has begun drafting a strategy to spur development of intelligent cars in the world's top automotive market, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

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Latin American nations seek Venezuela crisis mediation

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS (Reuters) - Four Latin American nations will join an attempt to mediate Venezuela's political crisis in new talks later this month, the president of the Dominican Republic said on Thursday.

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Brazil's São Paulo state decides to suspend privatization of utility CESP

SAO PAULO, Sept 14 (Reuters) - The state of São Paulo has decided to suspend the privatization process of utility CESP Companhia Energética de São Paulo, the company said in a securities filing on Thursday.

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North Korea Launches Another Missile, Escalating Crisis

The test is the 15th such one this year and the first since the country detonated its most powerful nuclear bomb to date.

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U.S. extends Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States extended sanctions relief for Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal on Thursday, the State Department said, but no decision on whether to preserve the deal itself has yet been made.

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Army Special Operations soldiers injured in explosion in North Carolina

(Reuters) - At least 15 soldiers were injured at the U.S. Army base in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday after an explosion during training exercises, according to local media reports.

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Pfizer, Astellas prostate cancer drug promising in late-stage trial

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc and Japan's Astellas Pharma Inc said on Thursday their blockbuster prostate cancer drug met the main goal of a key study that tested it for treating the disease in its early stages.

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Daimler drives its electric truck business into the United States

DETROIT (Reuters) - Daimler AG will turn up the volume on its electric commercial truck efforts on Thursday, announcing plans to bring a fleet of battery-powered Fuso delivery vehicles to customers in New York City as rivals gear up to jump into the market.

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Russian submarines fire cruise missiles at Islamic state in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Navy on Thursday fired seven cruise missiles at Islamic state targets in the suburbs of Syria's Deir al-Zor, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

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Pfizer, Astellas prostate cancer drug succeeds key trial

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc and Japan's Astellas Pharma Inc said on Thursday their prostate cancer drug met the main goal of a trial testing it for a more common form of the disease.

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BlackRock says to absorb research costs under new EU rules

LONDON (Reuters) - BlackRock , the world's biggest asset manager, said on Thursday that it planned to absorb the costs of external research under new European Union rules due to go live in January 2018.

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UPDATE 2-Pfizer, Astellas prostate cancer drug succeeds key trial

Sept 14 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc and Japan's Astellas Pharma Inc said on Thursday their prostate cancer drug met the main goal of a trial testing it for a more common form of the disease.

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Aging United States must get the economics right on immigration

CHICAGO (Reuters) - “Immigrants - we get the job done” is one of the most famous lines from "Hamilton," the hit Broadway musical. But the play’s creator, Lin Manuel Miranda, might well have written:...

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France sees more EU states joining push over tax on online giants

PARIS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he expected more EU countries to join in the coming days a French-led push to tighten the taxation of online giants like Google and Amazon.

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Global accounting body steps up attack on 'data dump' company statements

LONDON (Reuters) - Companies should produce more concise and crisper financial statements and annual reports, cutting out unnecessary "boilerplate" and "data dump" material, a global accounting body said on Thursday.

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Pfizer, Astellas prostate cancer drug clears late-stage trial

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc and Astellas Pharma Inc said on Thursday their drug to treat a type of prostate cancer met the main goal of improving overall survival in a late-stage trial.

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Vietnam seeks death penalty for embezzlement by ex-chairman of state energy firm

HANOI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Vietnam on Thursday said they were seeking the death sentence in an embezzlement case against a former chairman of state energy firm PetroVietnam, as the communist country steps up one of its biggest corruption crackdowns.

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Coal mine explosion kills nine workers in northern China: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion late on Wednesday at a small coal mine in China's northern province of Heilongjiang killed nine workers, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Thursday.

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Toshiba says Western Digital overstates its rights over chip business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said business partner Western Digital Corp overstated its rights over a chip business unit that the Japanese conglomerate was trying to sell, showing the two sides remained at loggerheads over the $18 billion auction.

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BRIEF-Toshiba comments on Western Digital's statement regarding NAND flash-memory collaboration

* Toshiba comments on Western Digital's statement regarding NAND flash-memory collaboration

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UFC strips Jones of title, Cormier reinstated as champion

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The UFC stripped Jon Jones of the light heavyweight championship title on Wednesday following his positive drug test and reinstated Daniel Cormier as champion.

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State Dept. official to travel to Myanmar following Rohingya attacks

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy will travel to Myanmar to meet with officials this weekend regarding the violence in the country, including the attacks on Rohingya Muslims.

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Equifax CEO to testify to Congress as states begin probes

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 40 states have joined a probe of Equifax Inc's handling of a massive data breach that exposed valuable information on up to 143 million Americans and sent shares of the credit reporting company tumbling.

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UPDATE 2-Equifax CEO to testify to Congress as states begin probes

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Nearly 40 states have joined a probe of Equifax Inc's handling of a massive data breach that exposed valuable information on up to 143 million Americans and sent shares of the credit reporting company tumbling.

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Conservative senator's statement laced with marijuana references

Sen. Orrin Hatch knows how to be blunt. And, yes, that is a marijuana reference.

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Barclays wins end to U.S. litigation over pre-crisis disclosures

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barclays Plc won the dismissal on Wednesday of U.S. class-action litigation by investors who bought its stock just months before the 2008 global financial crisis, and accused it of concealing its exposure to risky debt and an inability to manage credit risks.

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Nearly 40 states probe Equifax's handling of massive data breach

Sept 13 (Reuters) - Nearly 40 states have joined a probe of Equifax's handling of a massive data breach that exposed valuable information on up to 143 million Americans, according to the Illinois attorney general's office, which is leading the probe.

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Student opens fire at Washington state school, killing classmate

(Reuters) - A student carrying two guns opened fire at his high school near Spokane, Washington on Wednesday, killing one classmate and injuring three others before he was apprehended by a staff member, the local sheriff said.

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Evacuated Islamic State fighters reach Syria's Deir al-Zor, pro-Damascus commander says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Buses carrying evacuated Islamic State fighters reached Syria's Deir al-Zor on Wednesday in return for releasing a Hezbollah prisoner, a commander in the pro-Damascus alliance told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Walker & Dunlop and Walker & Dunlop LLC enters into second amended and restated warehousing credit and security agreement

* Walker & Dunlop - On September 11, 2017 co and Walker & Dunlop LLC entered into second amended and restated warehousing credit and security agreement

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Rhode Island joins U.S. states investigating Equifax data breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rhode Island said on Wednesday that it had joined a group of states probing the Equifax data breach, as the credit company's shares fell another 14 percent amid growing pressure to explain its handling of the hack.

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Evacuated Islamic State fighters reach Syria's Deir al-Zor: pro-Damascus commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Buses carrying evacuated Islamic State fighters reached jihadist territory in Syria's Deir al-Zor on Wednesday after IS released a Hezbollah prisoner, a commander in the military alliance fighting in support of Damascus told Reuters.

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One dead, three wounded in Washington state school shooting

(Reuters) - One child was killed and three people wounded at a shooting on Wednesday at a high school near Spokane, Washington before a suspect was taken into custody, the local fire chief said.

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A Prewar Apartment? How About a Post-2016 Apartment

Never mind closet space, prewar charm and location; for some New Yorkers, new is the only option — brand new.

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One dead, others wounded in Washington state school shooting

(Reuters) - One person was killed and at least several others wounded when a suspect opened fire on Wednesday at a high school near Spokane, Washington, police and local media said.

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CSX resumes normal train operations into parts of Georgia -statement

Sept 13 (Reuters) - Csx Corp said on Wednesday it has resumed normal train operations into Waycross and Savannah, in Georgia, and limited service into Jacksonville, Florida, where it has also reopened intermodal facilities.

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The Rohingya in Myanmar: How Years of Strife Grew Into a Crisis

The bloodshed that has driven the Muslim minority group out of Myanmar in large numbers is the latest stage of a conflict that has unfolded over decades.

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Medicare for All or State Control: Health Care Plans Go to Extremes

Republicans and Democrats are laying out their visions of health care beyond the Affordable Care Act: a single-payer system or state government control.

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United States stops issuing some visas in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Cambodia said on Wednesday it had stopped issuing some types of visas to Cambodians because Cambodia is not taking back citizens the United States wants to deport.

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Iran arrests Islamic State member, foils attacks: Revolutionary Guards

(Reuters) - The Iranian Revolutionary Guards arrested a member of Islamic State and foiled a plan for suicide attacks, a Guards commander said on Wednesday.

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Israel endorses independent Kurdish state

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel supports the establishment of a Kurdish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, as Kurds in Iraq gear up for a referendum on independence that lawmakers in Baghdad oppose.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi to skip U.N. assembly to deal with Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming U.N. General Assembly because of the crisis, her office said on Wednesday.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi to skip U.N. General Assembly amid Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming U.N. General Assembly session in New York, a party spokesman said on Wednesday.

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China plans nationwide use of ethanol gasoline by 2020: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to roll out the use of ethanol in gasoline nationally by 2020, state media reported on Wednesday citing a government document, as Beijing intensifies its push to boost industrial demand for corn and clean up choking smog.

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State Department OKs possible sale to Canada of $5.23 billion in military equipment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Canada of 18 fighter jets and other weapons worth an estimated $5.23 billion, a Pentagon agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

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EU states broke law by allowing fishing off Gambia, Equatorial Guinea: watchdog

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Portugal, Spain, Greece and Italy broke European Union law by authorizing vessels to fish in the territorial waters off Gambia and Equatorial Guinea, according to the findings of conservation group Oceana published on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Sky response to Secretary Of State's announcement on proposed acquisition

* RESPONSE TO SECRETARY OF STATE'S ANNOUNCEMENT ON PROPOSED ACQUISITION

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Officials warn it may be 10 days before electricity is fully restored on state's west coast

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Wells Fargo sees third-quarter lending slower in autos, commercial real estate

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co third quarter lending will be slowed by reduced lending in autos, commercial real estate and the runoff of its junior lien mortgage portfolio, according to a company presentation Tuesday.

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California Today: California Today: What It Means to Be a ‘Sanctuary State’

Monday: A compromise on immigration enforcement, an ant-sniffing dog and an attempt to slow the state’s revolving door.

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Wells Fargo sees Q3 lending slower in autos, commercial real estate

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co third quarter lending will be slowed by reduced lending in autos, commercial real estate and the runoff of its junior lien mortgage portfolio, according to a company presentation Tuesday.

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Russian Islamic State fighter sentenced to hang in Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A Russian Islamic State fighter was sentenced to death by hanging in Iraq on Tuesday, authorities said, a rare conviction of a foreign militant on terrorism charges.

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Houston’s Unsinkable Housing Market Undaunted by Storm

Most buyers are keeping deals on track, builders are expected to barrel ahead, and owners of elevated homes may find their properties more valuable.

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Turkish police detain 25 suspected Islamic State militants in Istanbul: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 25 suspected Islamic State militants in operations across Istanbul, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.

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Florida Keys, airports partially re-open after Irma rips through state

FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Parts of the storm-ravaged Florida Keys will allow residents to return on Tuesday to survey damage from Hurricane Irma, which devastated the state with high winds and storm surges that destroyed homes and left millions without power.

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North Korea crisis so far no threat to Pyeongchang 2018: IOC

LIMA (Reuters) - The escalating North Korean crisis had so far raised "no hint" of a security threat for next year's Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

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See how Irma devastated parts of the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma devastated several Caribbean islands when it tore through the area as a Category 5 storm, killing at least 36 people, knocking down trees and leveling buildings.

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Saudi Arabia says foils Islamic State bomb, foreign spying plots

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it foiled an Islamic State plot to bomb its defense ministry headquarters and also said it had arrested several people suspected of carrying out espionage in the kingdom on behalf of foreign powers.

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California, three other states sue over Trump action on 'Dreamer' immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California and three other states sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday over his decision to end protections for people brought to the United States illegally as children, the latest bid by Democratic state attorneys general to salvage the policy.

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States sue Trump administration over delayed fuel-economy fines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York, California and three other U.S. states said on Monday they sued the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.

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UPDATE 1-States sue Trump administration over delayed fuel-economy fines

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - New York, California and three other U.S. states said on Monday they sued the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.

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GRAPHIC: Florida faces the most hurricanes of any state

When it comes to hurricanes, Florida may as well have a target on its back.

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Hurricane trash pile, removal costs could reach staggering levels

HOUSTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Even as Texas continues to marshal crews to handle Hurricane Harvey debris, Irma's move up the west coast of Florida on Monday promises to stress the effort and leave a combined bill near or topping the multi-billion dollar tab for Katrina, the largest to date.

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States suing Trump administration over delayed fuel-economy fines

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - New York, California and three other U.S. states on Monday are suing the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers building new vehicles failing to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.

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Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar Is ‘Ethnic Cleansing,’ U.N. Rights Chief Says

The security campaign that has led more than 300,000 people to flee to Bangladesh is in clear violation of international law, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said.

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BRIEF-Gladstone Land acquires organic farm in Washington state for $9.5 million

* Gladstone Land acquires organic farm in Washington state for $9.5 million

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Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

YANGON/SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms nytimes.com

Irma Roars In. And an Entire State Shakes and Shudders.

Hurricane Irma hit hardest at the Florida Keys and the Gulf Coast, but the whole state felt its wrath after one of the largest evacuations in American history.

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Exclusive: Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected Islamic State fighters

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State fighters after government forces expelled the jihadist group from one of its last remaining strongholds in Iraq, security and aid officials said.

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Restaurant devastated by Irma

CNN's Bill Weir follows the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys and takes us to what's left of the popular local restaurant and bar Snappers in Key Largo, Florida.

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In sunny Monte Carlo, insurers tally hurricane costs

MONACO (Reuters) - As Hurricane Irma battered Florida on Sunday, the cream of the insurance world -- gathered under the Mediterranean sun in Monte Carlo -- was assessing the costs of the storm for the global industry.

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Syria army, U.S.-backed forces converge on Islamic State in separate offensives

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and U.S.-backed militias converged on Islamic State in separate offensives against the militants in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Sunday.

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Russia urges dialogue to solve Gulf crisis

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Arab countries involved in a diplomatic dispute with Qatar should enter into direct talks with Doha to solve the crisis, Russia's foreign minister said on a trip to Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

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Merkel and the refugees: How German leader emerged from a political abyss

BERLIN (Reuters) - Near the end of a recent campaign speech in northern Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel turned to Europe's refugee crisis of 2015 and offered her audience a comforting dual message.

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Irma upgraded to powerful Category 4 storm as it pounds the Florida Keys, and the rest of the state awaits the worst

The day Florida has been dreading is finally here.

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Merkel suggests Iran-style nuclear talks to end North Korea crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a newspaper she would be prepared to become involved in a diplomatic initiative to end the North Korean nuclear and missiles program, and suggested the Iran nuclear talks could be a model.

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16 years after 9/11: The state of the terrorist threat

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Rohingya insurgents declare temporary ceasefire amid humanitarian crisis

BANGKOK/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire, starting on Sunday, to enable aid groups to help ease a humanitarian crisis in northwest Myanmar.

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Syrian army, allies reach airbase besieged by Islamic State in eastern Syria: commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies reached an air base besieged for years by Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, said a commander in the alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad.

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U.S.-backed forces, Syrian army advance separately on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias and the Syrian army advanced in separate offensives against Islamic State in eastern Syria on Saturday, piling pressure on shrinking territory the group still holds in oil-rich areas near the Iraqi border.

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Nigeria's Buhari urges calm after herdsmen kill 19 in central Plateau state

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari appealed for calm and an end to communal violence on Saturday after police said armed herdsmen killed 19 people in the central state of Plateau.

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U.S.-backed SDF launches operation in Syria's Deir al-Zor: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias have launched an operation against Islamic State in the north of Deir al-Zor province, a statement said on Saturday.

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Syrian army seizes oilfield from Islamic State in east: state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies recaptured an oilfield from Islamic State near the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday in further advances against the militants, state TV reported.

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Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Katia made landfall on Friday near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Hurricane Katia makes landfall in Mexico's Veracruz state

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Katia made landfall on Friday near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. State Dept approves $3.8 bln in arms sales to Bahrain -Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved arms sales packages worth more than $3.8 billion to Bahrain including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and patrol boats, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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Saudi crown prince talks with Qatari emir on Gulf crisis

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Friday from Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, state media from both countries reported, in what could be a breakthrough in the dispute between Doha and neighboring Arab states.

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U.S. State Department approves $3.8 billion in arms sales to Bahrain: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a package of potential arms sales worth more than $3.8 billion to Bahrain including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and patrol boats, a U.S. Official said on Friday.

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State of the Art: Seriously, Equifax? Why the Credit Agency’s Breach Means Regulation Is Needed

Equifax’s main job is to collect and maintain data. Now the hacking at the credit agency uncovers a gaping flaw in regulation over data storage.

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Tennis: Political statement follows doubles win by Rojer and Tecau

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Romanian Horia Tecau eased past Feliciano and Marc Lopez 6-4 6-3 to claim their first U.S. Open doubles grand slam with Rojer making a small political statement following the win on Friday.

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U.S.-led surveillance aircraft leave area near Islamic State convoy in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said on Friday its surveillance aircraft had moved away from an Islamic State convoy which has been trying to reach territory in east Syria.

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Catalonia Independence Bid Pushes Spain Toward Crisis

The region’s latest vote on separation, scheduled for Oct. 1, is significantly riskier than previous efforts and thrusts Spain into uncharted territory.

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Foreigner killed in car explosion in central Kiev, police say

KIEV (Reuters) - A Georgian man was killed and a woman was injured in a car explosion in the center of Kiev, Ukraine's capital, in Friday evening's rush hour, police said.

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UPDATE 1-State Auto considers sale of E&S insurance business

Sept 8 (Reuters) - Property and casualty insurer State Auto Financial Corp said on Friday it was considering options for its excess and surplus lines business, including a sale.

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BRIEF-State Auto reviews strategic alternatives for E&S business

* State Auto Insurance Group announces review of strategic alternatives for its E&S business

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Bangladesh wants 'safe zones' to ease Rohingya crisis, but seen unlikely

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has proposed creating "safe zones" run by aid groups for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees crossing into its territory following a military crackdown.

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Russia says its air strike kills several top Islamic State commanders in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian air strike has killed around 40 Islamic State fighters, including four senior commanders, near the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, Russia's defense ministry said on Friday.

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Russian air strike kills around 40 Islamic State fighters in Syria, including four commanders: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Around 40 Islamic State fighters, including four senior commanders, were killed near Syria's eastern city of Deir al-Zor by a Russian air strike, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday, according to the RIA news agency.

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UPDATE 2-P&G says Peltz's plan would lead to higher costs, lower profits

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Thursday activist investor Nelson Peltz's plan to boost shareholder value would result in higher costs, lower profits and another restructuring that could lead to a breakup of the company.

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State spent $110K in seized funds on catering, watchdog says

Tennessee law enforcement misused funds from a program involving seized assets, spending more than $110,000 on catering, a government watchdog report released Thursday found.

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Trump offers to mediate talks on Qatar crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would be willing to step in and mediate the worst dispute in decades among the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab states and Qatar, and said that he thinks a deal could come quickly.