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Wimbledon trophy is instant hangover cure for Federer

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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. [Source]

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Russian athletes going to world championships as neutrals will be paid by state

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday told athletes set to compete as neutrals at next month's world championships that they will be paid by the state despite not officially representing their country.

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BRIEF-Viacom, Discovery vying for Scripps and deal could come soon - CNBC

* Viacom, Discovery vying for Scripps & deal could come soon; Scripps family said to want 50 pct of deal in cash - CNBC, citing sources

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

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

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Egypt court sentences 43 anti-government protesters to life: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 activists to life in prison on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a retrial of anti-government protesters who clashed with authorities in late 2011.

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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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Man jailed for life in Britain after beating child to death over lost shoe

LONDON (Reuters) - A man who beat his girlfriend’s five-year-old son to death in a British park because the child had lost a shoe was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday.

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UK courts must keep jurisdiction over EU citizens' rights in Britain: Davis

PRAGUE (Reuters) - British courts should protect the rights of European Union citizens living in the country after it leaves the bloc, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday, defending Britain's rejection of the EU's position.

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Uber ties up with AXA for drivers' accident cover in France

PARIS (Reuters) - Uber and insurance group AXA have joined forces in France to offer accident cover for drivers who work for the ride hailing service after it faced criticism over their treatment.

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Britain's long jumper Rutherford pulls out of world championships

LONDON (Reuters) - World long jump champion Greg Rutherford will not defend his crown in London next month after being forced to withdraw from the championships through injury, British Athletics announced on Tuesday.

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MOVES-Credit Suisse appoints senior adviser to German IBCM coverage team

July 25 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG appointed Wolfgang Dehen as a senior adviser to the German investment banking and capital markets (IBCM) coverage team.

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Russia forward Zaripov suspended for doping in KHL: report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian forward Danis Zaripov, a three-time world champion, has been suspended for two years after he failed a doping test last season in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), according to a media report on Tuesday.

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Drillisch CEO urges shareholders to approve takeover by United Internet

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The chief executive of Drillisch urged shareholders in the German mobile operator to approve an issue of new shares that will trigger a takeover by United Internet in a deal valued at over 8 billion euros ($9.33 billion).

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Daimler directors to meet over alleged German auto cartel - sources

FRANKFURT/HAMBURG, July 25 (Reuters) - Daimler's supervisory board will meet on Wednesday and seek answers about whether German carmakers were part of a club that was allegedly involved in anti-competitive behaviour, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Briton Peaty sets world record in 50m breaststroke

(Reuters) - Britain's Adam Peaty broke the world record in the 50 meters breaststroke at the world swimming championships in Budapest on Tuesday.

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Tennis: Australia mourns death of grand slam winner, coach Rose

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mervyn Rose, who won two grand slam titles and a pair of Davis Cups for Australia before coaching some of the greats of the game, has died at 87.

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Game on: Suning leads China's $2 billion soccer rights frenzy

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - In the high-stakes race to control soccer TV rights in China, with a potential market of hundreds of millions of fans, an electronics retailer is betting up to $2 billion that could give it a near monopoly on broadcasting the sport at home.

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Uber ties up with AXA for workers' accident cover in France

PARIS (Reuters) - Uber and insurance group AXA on Tuesday announced a partnership to offer accident cover for drivers who work for the ride hailing service in France.

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Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars.

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INSIGHT-Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (Reuters) - U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars.

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Videos suggest Russian government may be arming Taliban

The Taliban have received improved weaponry in Afghanistan that appears to have been supplied by the Russian government, according to exclusive videos obtained by CNN, adding weight to accusations by Afghan and American officials that Moscow is arming their one-time foe in the war-torn country.

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Vietnam police arrest dissident for attempt 'to overthrow government'

HANOI (Reuters) - Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent dissident they have accused of conducting activities aimed at overthrowing the government, in what appeared to be latest effort by the Communist-ruled country to crack down on critics.

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Elbow injury may rule Djokovic out of U.S. Open: report

(Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic is in doubt for the U.S. Open due to his elbow injury, Serbian media reported, citing the country's Davis Cup team doctor.

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METALS-Copper steady as U.S. dollar struggles to recover

SYDNEY, July 25 (Reuters) - Copper held overnight gains in early Asian trading on Tuesday, as the U.S. dollar made only a modest recovery from its lowest point in more than a year. The dollar is near 13-month lows, leaving dollar-denominated commodities such as copper cheaper for holders of other currencies.

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Rose, Cavaliers agree to one-year deal: report

(The Sports Xchange) - Free agent point guard Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers reached agreement on a one-year contract, ESPN reported Monday, citing league sources.

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Bolt, Thompson lead Jamaica's world championships charge

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt is among three Olympic champions leading a strong Jamaican team at the athletics world championships in London next month.

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Dollar recovers from 13-month low on strong PMI readings, Asia stocks subdued

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar crept up from a 13-month low on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected readings on U.S. factory and services activity ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting later in the day, but Asian stocks were subdued.

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'Despacito' singers outraged by latest cover

Luis Fonsi, the singer behind the wildly popular song "Despacito," often applauds others who cover his big hit. But not this time.

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'We could use some more loyalty, I will tell you that,' the President tells a huge jamboree in West Virginia

President Donald Trump gave a speech Monday, starting off his remarks by saying he'd put aside the "fake news" and other issues in Washington while addressing the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar recovers from 13-month low on strong PMI readings, Asia stocks subdued

SINGAPORE, July 25 (Reuters) - The dollar crept up from a 13-month low on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected readings on U.S. factory and services activity ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting later in the day, but Asian stocks were subdued.

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De Blasio Escalates Showdown With Cuomo Over Subway

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration issued its priorities for the subway rescue plan, and officials repeated that they would not pay for the fixes.

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Trump: We could use more loyalty

President Trump, during an address at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree, says that more "loyalty" is needed, while not making clear who he is referring to.

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Swimming: Kitajima legacy still pushing Peaty

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Last August in Rio, Adam Peaty's coach Mel Marshall compared the wait of watching her charge swimming away with the Olympic 100 meters breaststroke gold to that of giving birth.

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Thai transgender boxer winning the fight for acceptance

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Clad in a pink tank top and shorts, her face made up with rouge and red lipstick, transgender Muay Thai fighter Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk is a formidable opponent.

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Stopping cholesterol-lowering drugs could be deadly

(Reuters Health) - Stopping a cholesterol-lowering drug because of a muscle ache or stomach pain can be dangerous in the long run, suggests a new study.

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Congressman proposes ban on Trump hotels use by U.S. government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed legislation on Monday to bar the U.S. government from renting rooms at President Donald Trump's hotels for official business.

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Buyers and sellers beware, MLB trade deadline looms

(Reuters) - With one week to go before next Monday's trade deadline, Major League Baseball's haves and have-nots are sizing each other up for a pennant push this season or a build-up for the future.

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State prosecutors sue EPA over chemical safety rule delay

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 11 Democratic state prosecutors sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to force it to implement rules designed to prevent chemical spills and other industrial accidents at facilities such as refineries and fertilizer plants, according to a federal court filing.

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Spieth, McIlroy early co-favourites for PGA Championship

(Reuters) - British Open champion Jordan Spieth and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy were rated 7-1 early co-favourites on Monday to win next month's PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Mercedes commits to Formula E, to leave DTM

LONDON (Reuters) - Mercedes will leave the German Touring Car (DTM) championship at the end of next year and enter the electric Formula E series in the 2019/20 season, the carmaker announced on Monday.

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Illinois governor orders special session on school funding

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday called for a special legislative session starting on Wednesday to secure a school funding system before classes start next month.

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Slight drop in measles vaccinations could triple infections in U.S. kids

(Reuters Health) - Just a 5 percent decline in measles vaccination rates could triple the number of young children who get infected with the virus in the U.S., according to a study highlighting the risks of parents refusing to vaccinate their kids.

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EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient.

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Athletics: Olympic champions lead powerful U.S. world team

(Reuters) - With eight Olympic gold medalists on its 132-member roster, the United States are ready to be the powerhouse team at next month's athletics world championships.

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Swimming: 'Iron Lady' Hosszu thrills home crowd by striking gold

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Katinka Hosszu, roared on by her home crowd, held on to secure Hungary's first gold medal at the 2017 world swimming championships after a thrilling women's 200 meters individual medley final on Monday.

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Mexico's Pemex says $5 bln bond deal covers needs through 2018

MEXICO CITY, July 24 (Reuters) - Mexico's national oil company Pemex said on Monday that recent bond placements totaling about $5 billion would cover its minimum financing needs through the end of 2018.

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Canada keeper Borjan joins Red Star from Ludogorets

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan joined former European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade from Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad on a three-year contract on Monday.

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NYC wins appeal over Wall Street lawyer arrested at protest

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Wall Street lawyer arrested in 2013 after he stopped on the sidewalk to talk with Occupy Wall Street protesters cannot seek damages from New York City and its police for false arrest and imprisonment, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.

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West Virginia orders Energy Transfer to stop work on Rover pipeline

(Reuters) - West Virginia environmental regulators ordered Energy Transfer Partners LP to stop work on the Rover natural gas pipeline in the state due to alleged water and waste management violations of its permit.

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Microsoft Paint could get soon be erased

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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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Matsushita to test with Sauber F1 team

LONDON (Reuters) - Honda protege Nobuharu Matsushita will have his first experience of driving a Formula One car when he tests with Sauber in Hungary next week, the Swiss-based team said on Monday.

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Richard Dawkins Event Canceled Over Past Comments About Islam

A Berkeley radio station canceled an event promoting Mr. Dawkins’s new book, citing past comments and tweets that it said had “hurt people.”

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Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard end legal battle over treatment

LONDON (Reuters) - The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their legal battle to give the terminally ill British baby further treatment, a lawyer representing the parents said on Monday.

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King and Efimova move closer to Olympic swimming grudge rematch

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Lilly King, of the United States, and Russian Yuliya Efimova moved a step closer towards a grudge rematch of their Olympic final duel as they eased into the women's 100 metres breaststroke semi-finals at the world championships on Monday.

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Recess looms over Congress' busy week

While many Americans across the country enjoy the traditional summer respite, there's no slowing down for members of Congress who face another packed week of hearings, meetings, votes and negotiations.

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UK government to discuss Brexit implementation period later this year: minister

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Britain's business minister said the government will discuss later this year how a transitional period after Brexit might work, a key demand for businesses worried about a cliff-edge exit at the end of two-year talks in March 2019.

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Hedge fund Elliott wants 'urgent' Akzo response over CEO concerns

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund firm Elliott Management on Monday asked the board of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel to urgently respond to its concerns about the nomination of a new chief executive.

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Golf's greats salute Spieth's British Open triumph

LONDON (Reuters) - Golf's greatest names hailed Jordan Spieth's dramatic triumph at the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Sunday as the new champion savoured his victory by swigging from the Claret Jug trophy.

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Trump's son-in-law Kushner says 'I did not collude' with foreign government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday that he "did not collude" with Russia and had roughly four meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition.

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Kushner, in statement, says 'I did not collude' with foreign government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said in a statement to congressional committees on Monday that he "did not collude" with Russia or seek back channels with Moscow last year.

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Kubica to test 2017 Renault in Hungary

(Reuters) - Polish driver Robert Kubica, whose career looked over when he partially severed his forearm in a 2011 rally accident, will test Renault's current Formula One car on Aug. 2 in Hungary, the French manufacturer said on Monday.

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Exclusive: Germany wants more EU sanctions on Russia over Siemens Crimea turbines - sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany is urging the European Union to add up to four more Russian nationals and companies to the bloc's sanctions blacklist over Siemens gas turbines delivered to Moscow-annexed Crimea, two sources in Brussels said.

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Olympics: Door to Pyeongchang still open for North Korea, says Moon

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Monday the North will be given until the very last minute to decide on its participation at next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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METALS-London copper hovers around $6,000, near highest since March

(Updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, July 24 (Reuters) - London copper was marking time near its highest since early March on Monday ahead of the release of a spate of global manufacturing reports, underpinned by extended weakness in the dollar and prospects of tighter mine supply. Supply side concerns and a weaker dollar have driven base metal prices higher, ANZ said in a report. Union-represented workers and management at Antofagasta's Zaldivar copper mine in Chile f

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RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Clouds forming over top fund managers' sunny investment calls

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Trump's son-in-law faces Capitol Hill grilling over Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, faces two days of closed-door questioning from Congress this week as lawmakers try to determine whether Trump's campaign enlisted Russia's help to win the White House in last year's election.

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Hail, pummeled cars loom over U.S. insurance results

July 24 (Reuters) - A hailstorm that pounded down on a Subaru dealership in Plano, Texas, barely lasted 30 minutes, but left behind a trail of smashed windows, dented hoods and millions of dollars' worth of claims for an insurer to cough up.

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Late Lawrence strike gives Jamaica win over Mexico

(Reuters) - A Kemar Lawrence free kick two minutes from time gave Jamaica a surprise 1-0 win over Mexico on Sunday and took the Caribbean side into their second consecutive Gold Cup final.

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Swimming: Campbell felt 'betrayed' after Rio flop

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Cate Campbell says she felt betrayed by swimming in the wake of her flop at last year's Rio Olympics where she was tipped to win gold in the 50 and 100 meters freestyle events but failed to even get on the podium.

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Tennis: Tomic boasts of 'amazing' achievements without trying hard

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Under-fire Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has boasted of his "amazing" achievements in the sport and winning millions of dollars in prize money despite not really trying hard throughout his career.

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Golf: Korean Kim In-kyung clinches second LPGA win of season

(The Sports Xchange) - Kim In-kyung recorded her second win of the season in style with an emphatic four-stroke victory at the Marathon Classic in Ohio on Sunday.

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Small Businesses Split Over Republican Health Plans

Small-business owners, some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act, are divided over Republican plans to reverse much of the law.

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Australian regulator investigating Takata airbag recall after death

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was investigating the recall of Takata Corp vehicle airbags, a day after police said a man's death in a Sydney car crash could be linked to the faulty safety equipment.

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Golf: Rookie Murray clinches first PGA Tour title by one stroke

(Reuters) - A lucky break at the 13th hole paved the way for PGA Tour rookie Grayson Murray to win the Barbasol Championship by one stroke in Alabama on Sunday.

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China's debt specter could haunt Fed's policy meetings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In September 2015, the U.S. Federal Reserve cited risks from China as a key reason for delaying its first interest rate hike in a decade. A wall of Chinese debt maturing in the next few years could jolt the country back into the U.S. central bank's policy deliberations.

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Tennis: Isner achieves rarity by winning event without facing break point

(Reuters) - Big-serving John Isner became the first man in a decade to go through an entire ATP tournament without facing a break point as he used his dominant serve to win the Hall of Fame Open in Rhode Island on Sunday.

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Horse racing: Arrogate, world's top-ranked horse, suffers shock defeat

(The Sports Xchange) - The horse racing world was turned upside-down when Arrogate, rated the top horse in the world and the all-time leading money winner among North American thoroughbreds, suffered one of the biggest upsets in thoroughbred history on Saturday at Del Mar, California.

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Swimming: China's Sun, American Ledecky light up world championships

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - China's Sun Yang destroyed the field to win a hat-trick of men's 400 meters freestyle titles while American Katie Ledecky reached more milestones in her glittering career as the swimming got underway at the world aquatics championships on Sunday.

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Dead and injured are found in a truck in San Antonio, a discovery that happens with alarming frequency

When 38 people were found dead or severely injured in the back of a stifling semi-truck, much of the country was appalled.

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UPDATE 1-Australian regulator investigating Takata airbag recall after death

July 24 (Reuters) - Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was investigating the recall of Takata Corp vehicle airbags, a day after police said a man's death in a Sydney car crash could be linked to the faulty safety equipment.

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Australian regulator investigating Takata airbag recall

July 24 (Reuters) - Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it is investigating the recall of Takata Corp vehicle airbags, a day after police said a man's death in a Sydney car crash could be linked to the faulty safety equipment.

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When Will Kabila Go? Congolese Leader Long Overstays His Welcome

The deeply unpopular president, Joseph Kabila, was supposed to step down in December. But he refused, setting off a political and economic crisis that may turn violent.

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Golf: Steely Spieth banishes Masters demons

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - British Open champion Jordan Spieth was haunted by bad memories on Sunday as he faced up to the possibility of throwing away another big lead in the final round of a major.

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Leucadia shares could gain as Jefferies, National Beef rebound -Barron's

NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) - Shares of Leucadia National Corp stand to rise about 15 percent as some of the conglomerate's key holdings bounce back, according to a Barron's article published on Sunday.

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Cycling: Near perfect Froome claims fourth Tour title

PARIS (Reuters) - Chris Froome put on a near-perfect performance to claim his fourth Tour de France and move within one title of cycling's greatest on Sunday as Team Sky tightened their grip on the classic race.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Small-cap rally could shrink on earnings, tax reform hurdles

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - Optimism is souring around small-cap stocks for some investors, with a host of factors conspiring to up-end gains that have taken them to record highs.

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Kellyanne Conway: Russia coverage is out of whack

Kellyanne Conway tells CNN's Brian Stelter that she disagrees with the level of attention the media is giving to Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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Spieth sets off in search of third major golf title

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Three-shot leader Jordan Spieth teed off at the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Sunday in search of his third major championship title.

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Women's 50km race walk added to London 2017 to ensure gender equality

(Reuters) - A women's 50km race walk will feature at the London 2017 world athletics championships for the first time in order to ensure gender equality, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Sunday.

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Olympic champion Horton battles into 400 meters freestyle swimming final

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic champion Mack Horton was forced into an early tussle to qualify for the men's 400 meters freestyle final alongside Chinese rival Sun Yang on the opening morning of swimming's world championships on Sunday.

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El Salvador duo suspended for biting U.S. players

(Reuters) - Two El Salvador players have been handed suspensions for biting American opponents during the Gold Cup quarter-finals, soccer's regional governing body CONCACAF announced on Saturday.

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Baseball-Astros' Moran taken to hospital with facial injury

(Reuters) - Houston Astros rookie Colin Moran was taken to hospital after fouling a ball off the left side of his face during the sixth inning against Baltimore on Saturday. Playing in just the second game of his Major League career, Moran fouled off a pitch by Baltimore’s Darren O'Day and the ball went straight up and hit him on face.

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Second half goals take USA into Gold Cup final

(Reuters) - The United States breezed into the final of the 2017 Gold Cup after second half goals from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey secured the hosts' 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Saturday.

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Mexican former state governor to be tried for organized crime

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former state governor from Mexico's ruling party will stand trial for engaging in organized crime and handling funds of illicit origin after a judge reviewing evidence approved the case, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.

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

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

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U.S.C. Moves to Fire Former Medical School Dean Over Drug Allegations

The university said on Friday that it had suspended Dr. Carmen Puliafito, barred him from campus and was taking steps to fire him.

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Golf: Stallings shoots 11-under 60 to take third-round lead in Alabama

(Reuters) - Scott Stallings coped with energy-sapping heat and humidity to card 11-under-par 60 and vault to a one-stroke lead after the third round at the Barbasol Championship in Alabama on Saturday.

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Tennis: Roddick reflects on career spent in vacuum of Big Four

(Reuters) - International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick said on Saturday he was honored to have played in the era of the Big Four, but also acknowledged that they caused him no end of frustration during his career.

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Diving: Daley puts Rio failure behind him to regain world title

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - - Tom Daley, Britain’s 2009 world champion, thwarted China’s bid to become the first country to win four successive diving world titles in the men's 10-metre platform when the 23-year-old prevailed in a thrilling final.

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German Carmakers Face Potential New Scandal Over Antitrust Issues

The European Commission said it is looking into accusations that Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW colluded on emissions and other technology.

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World Bank orders Argentina to pay $320 million over seized airline: newspaper

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The World Bank's arbitration tribunal has ordered Argentina to pay $320 million plus interest and legal fees to Spanish travel group Marsans for expropriating its airline Aerolineas Argentinas SA in 2008, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official

The director of the C.I.A. criticized The Times earlier this week. Our national security editor responds.

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India's Delhi government tells Philip Morris to remove all ads

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The state government in India's capital told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply.

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Shock findings thrust mental health into soccer spotlight

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The issue of mental health in soccer was thrown back into the spotlight this week as figures released in Norway showed that four in 10 of the nation's elite soccer players have suffered from anxiety and depression.

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Maglione wins third term as FINA president after bitter campaign

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Julio Maglione, president of swimming's world governing body FINA, was re-elected for a third term on Saturday following a bitter campaign which threatened to overshadow the start of the world championships.

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Froome virtually certain of fourth Tour de France title

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Britain's Chris Froome all but sealed a third consecutive Tour de France triumph and his fourth overall when he beat his yellow jersey rivals in the penultimate-day time trial won by Maciej Bodnar on Saturday.

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Swedish Open semi interrupted by man shouting Nazi slogans

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish Open tennis semi-final between Fernando Verdasco and David Ferrer was briefly disrupted on Saturday when a spectator walked on to the court and shouted a Nazi slogan.

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Amazing Grace shatters major golf record, Johnson makes move

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - South Africa's Branden Grace shot a blistering round of 62, the lowest ever in a men's major championship, as the players made hay in benign conditions at the British Open on Saturday.

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Branden Grace breaks major single round golf record with 62

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - South African Branden Grace set a new record for the lowest score by a man in a round of major championship golf with his 62 at the British Open on Saturday.

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Just being the best is not enough for defending champion Peaty

(Reuters) - Simply being the best is not good enough, says Olympic breaststroke champion Adam Peaty; the Briton wants to increase the gap on his rivals as he defends his titles at the world swimming championships in Budapest.

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Local golf hero Fleetwood eyes storybook finish at Birkdale

(Reuters) - Tommy Fleetwood's romantic adventure at the Open championship took another "lovely" upward turn on Saturday as the local hero shot a four-under-par 66 to leave him still dreaming of a storybook finish to his remarkable week.

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Polish court overhaul meets growing wave of criticism, protests

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling party on Saturday dismissed a growing wave of criticism from abroad and worries at home that an overhaul of the Supreme Court would undermine judicial independence.

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Spicer on SNL: A lot of it was over the line

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer discusses Melissa McCarthy's imitation of him on "Saturday Night Live."

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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

The city is newly stylish, with hyped restaurants and an Ace hotel, thanks to a steady flow of Carnegie Mellon grads who decided to stay.

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Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt's top prosecutor and handed 15 others jail sentences of 25 years each.

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UK's Boots 'truly sorry' over morning-after pill campaign response

LONDON (Reuters) - British pharmacy chain Boots has apologized for its response to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of one of its morning-after pills and said it was looking for cheaper alternatives.

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UK's Boots "truly sorry" over morning-after pill campaign response

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - British pharmacy chain Boots has apologised for its response to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of one of its morning-after pills and said it was looking for cheaper alternatives.

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Chinese government official sues exiled tycoon Guo for defamation

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese government housing vice-minister has lodged a $10 million defamation lawsuit against controversial billionaire Guo Wengui in New York over claims made by the exiled tycoon that she had engaged in graft and provided sexual favors.

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Wall agrees to four-year contract extension with Wizards

(Reuters) - Point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed on a four-year, $170 million contract extension, according to multiple reports on Friday.

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Watch protesters take over briefing

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was holding a press conference on when protesters interrupted and called for her resignation.

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An Over-the-Top New Yorker Will Run Trump’s Communications Shop

Anthony Scaramucci’s smooth style will be a distinct contrast with the southern drawl and sharp edges of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the new press secretary.

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Golf: Piller maintains lead at Marathon Classic

(The Sports Xchange) - Gerina Piller is halfway to her first LPGA Tour victory.

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Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing current and former U.S. officials.

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Kentucky Must Pay $224,000 After Dispute Over Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A judge ordered the state to pay couples’ lawyer fees after a county clerk, Kim Davis, refused to issue marriage licenses.

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Disclosures: Kushner, Ivanka Trump could be worth $762M

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Trump warns Iran over detained Americans: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face "new and serious consequences" unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

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Trump Jr., Manafort agree to negotiate over interviews by Senate panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Friday President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign manager have agreed to negotiate whether to be interviewed by the panel in its Russia probe.

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Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing current and former U.S. officials.

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Miners call off strike in Peru after deal with government

LIMA (Reuters) - Striking mining workers in Peru agreed to return to work by Monday after the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski promised to name a task force to discuss labor laws with them, the Labor Ministry said on Friday.

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Small-cap rally could shrink on earnings, tax reform hurdles

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Optimism is souring around small-cap stocks for some investors, with a host of factors conspiring to up-end gains that have taken them to record highs.

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Golf: LPGA dress code changes barely noticeable, says tour spokesperson

(Reuters) - Spectators at this week's LPGA event in Ohio will barely notice a change in the appearance of players after "minor" tweaks were introduced to the tour's dress code, an LPGA spokesperson said on Friday.

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

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

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

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

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Athletics: Bolt breaks 10 seconds for first time this season in Monaco win

MONACO (Reuters) - Eight-times Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt ran under 10 seconds for the first time this year as he narrowly won the 100 meters at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.

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Golf: Journeyman Collins shoots 60 in PGA Tour event in Alabama

(Reuters) - Journeyman Chad Collins flirted with golf’s magic number before settling for an 11-under-par 60 in the second round at the Barbasol Championship in Alabama on Friday.

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NFL: Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones suspended one game

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

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NBA: Yao not pursing purchase of Rockets

(The Sports Xchange) - At some point the Houston Rockets will be under new ownership but former center Yao Ming will not be involved.

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The secret weapon that could redeem Sean Spicer

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Cycling: Wait over as Boasson Hagen's homework pays off

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Edvald Boasson Hagen proved that it's always better to do your homework thoroughly as he ended a six-year wait for another Tour de France stage victory on Friday.

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Tour is 'mine to lose', says Froome ahead of decisive time trial

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Only 22 km realistically stands between Chris Froome and a third consecutive Tour de France triumph but the British rider says he cannot rest easy.

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Feud resurfaces as Horton, Sun Yang gird for world championships

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Australia's Mack Horton, the men's 400 meters Olympic freestyle champion, reignited his feud with Chinese rival Sun Yang on Friday, two days before they face each other at the start of the world championships in Budapest.

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Kentucky found liable for legal fees over same-sex marriage suit

LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Kentucky must pay the legal fees of lawyers who represented couples denied marriage licenses in 2015 by a county clerk in the state, a federal judge ruled on Friday in a same-sex marriage case that garnered world attention.

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Poulter revels in return to major contention

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - A buzzing Ian Poulter said he was drawing on memories of his near-miss at Royal Birkdale in 2008 as he put himself in contention for a first ever major win with an impressive even-par second round of 70.

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BRIEF-Clover Partners LP reports 5.4 pct stake in Bancorp Of New Jersey

* Clover Partners LP reports 5.4 percent stake in Bancorp Of New Jersey Inc as of July 19 - sec filing

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Francophone Games begin in Ivory Coast amid security fears

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Thousands of young athletes launched the International Francophone Games in Abidjan on Friday after a series of shootings in Ivory Coast's main city that raised security concerns.

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Tajik opposition, rights group say government threatens activists' families

ALMATY (Reuters) - Authorities in Tajikistan have threatened to confiscate the property of people linked to opposition activists living in exile, a leading opposition politician said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. jury sides with Amphastar over Momenta in drug patent trial

BOSTON, July 21 (Reuters) - Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc on Friday won a trial in a lawsuit claiming that the drugmaker through its production of a generic version of the blood-thinner Lovenox infringed a patent held by Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Motor racing: Slow puncture caused Vettel's Silverstone blowout

LONDON (Reuters) - A slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel's dramatic penultimate lap tyre blowout at last weekend's British Grand Prix, Pirelli said on Friday.

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Hedge fund stung by unusual ruling over Sprint-Clearwire deal

WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - A Delaware judge ruled Friday that wireless carrier Clearwire Corp was sold in 2013 for more than twice its fair value, a decision that dealt a stinging loss to the Aurelius Capital Management hedge fund which spent years battling to prove Clearwire was vastly underpriced.

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Cycling: Boasson Hagen takes overdue stage win, Froome rolls on toward victory

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Edvald Boasson Hagen ended a run of near-misses to take stage 19 of the Tour de France on an uneventful day for race leader Chris Froome who moved to the brink of overall victory on Friday.

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U.S. jury sides with Amphastar over Momenta in drug patent trial

BOSTON, July 21 (Reuters) - Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc on Friday won a trial in a lawsuit claiming that the drugmaker through its production of a generic version of the blood-thinner Lovenox infringed a patent held by Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Wall St Week Ahead-Small-cap rally could shrink on earnings, tax reform hurdles

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - Optimism is souring around small-cap stocks for some investors, with a host of factors conspiring to up-end gains that have taken them to record highs.

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Spain to replace arrested soccer federation boss

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish state is to seek to suspend soccer federation boss Angel Maria Villar, who is under arrest as part of a corruption investigation, a government spokesman said on Friday.

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Iran skips opportunity to upset nuclear deal over U.S. sanctions: sources

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran decided on Friday for the second time since January not to upset its nuclear pact with six world powers, two informed sources said, despite public statements by Tehran accusing the United States of violating the deal.

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Motor racing: I've burnt the unlucky underpants, says Palmer

LONDON (Reuters) - Renault Formula One driver Jolyon Palmer says he has torched his 'unlucky underpants' as he seeks a change of fortune in Hungary next week.

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Ford to petition to avoid recall of 2.2 million vehicles

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will petition to avoid an immediate recall of about 2.2 million vehicles with Takata air-bag inflators that the Japanese auto supplier declared defective last week, U.S. regulators and the automaker said Friday.

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Ford to petition to avoid recall of 2.2 mln vehicles

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will petition to avoid an immediate recall of about 2.2 million vehicles with Takata air-bag inflators that the Japanese auto supplier declared defective last week, U.S. regulators and the automaker said Friday.

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Cycling: Australia's Matthews sews up green jersey - as long as he finishes

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Michael Matthews will become the third Australian rider to win the Tour de France's green jersey providing he makes it to the finish in Paris on Sunday.

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Coffee recalled for undeclared Viagra-like ingredient

A Texas-based coffee company voluntarily recalled coffee containing an ingredient similar to what's in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, the US Food and Drug Administration announced. After an FDA laboratory confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil in the grounds, Bestherbs Coffee LLC recalled all New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee.

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Motor racing: Haas to stick with same drivers next season

LONDON (Reuters) - The Haas Formula One team will have the same driver lineup of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen next season, owner Gene Haas said on Friday.

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Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown

(Reuters) - Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been banned from acting in an official capacity at all International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitions until Dec. 31, 2020, the governing body said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Republic Bancorp Inc reports 21pct year-over-year increase in second quarter net income

* Republic Bancorp Inc reports 21pct year-over-year increase in second quarter net income

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German automakers may have colluded over diesel emissions treatment systems: Spiegel

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's carmakers VW , BMW , Audi, Porsche may have colluded to fix the prices of diesel emissions treatment systems using industry committees, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.

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Akzo Nobel faces dilemma over shareholder vote on new CEO

AMSTERDAM, July 21 (Reuters) - The resignation of Akzo Nobel's CEO poses a dilemma for the Dutch paintmaker as a shareholders' meeting to approve his replacement could open the way for a vote on chairman Antony Burgmans, who is under pressure for rejecting a takeover bid.

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Turkey has over 680 German firms on terrorism black list- security source

BERLIN, July 21 (Reuters) - Turkey has provided German authorities with a list of over 680 German firms it suspects of supporting terrorism, a German security source said on Friday, ten times the number initially reported by German media.

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Philippines' Duterte says government plans new mining law

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday the government will draft a new law for the country's mining industry, which he said pays too little in tax and not enough in compensation for any environmental damage.

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Clouds forming over top fund managers' sunny investment calls

LONDON (Reuters) - Stock prices climbing ever high as interest rates and volatility plumb rock bottom: for some of the world's top asset managers, the investment outlook is as good as it gets.

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Czech judges denounce Poland's legal overhaul as attack on freedom

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Senior Czech judges denounced a judicial overhaul in Poland as an attack on the rule of law on Friday, saying they could no longer stay silent over the changes in their neighbor.

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Audi to recall 850,000 diesel cars to update emissions software

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Luxury car maker Audi has launched a recall for up to 850,000 diesel-fueled cars to update vehicle software controlling emissions in a bid to avoid potential driving bans, it said on Friday.

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Mongolian Hakuho smashes sumo record with 1,048th win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mongolian sumo wrestler Hakuho on Friday smashed the record for most career wins in Japan's national sport as the 'yokozuna', or grand champion, took down Takayasu in a frenetic bout to deafening cheers at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.

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French banks could create 1,000 jobs in Paris post-Brexit: lobby

PARIS (Reuters) - French banks could shift about 1,000 jobs currently based in London to Paris to keep staff in the European Union after Britain exits the EU, said the French Banking Federation.

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Kremlin says to keep mum on Siemens' Russia retreat over Crimea scandal

MOSCOW, July 21 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday it did not want to make any comment on a decision by Germany's Siemens to halt deliveries of power equipment to Russian state-controlled customers after a Crimean sanctions scandal.

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Lasitskene poised to defend world title as a 'neutral'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Barred from international competition for nearly 17 months because of the Russian doping scandal, high jumper Maria Lasitskene could threaten the world record at the world championships next month.

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Kuchar takes Open lead with two early birdies

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar claimed the outright lead at the British Open with back-to-back birdies to go six-under par after four holes at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.

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China Bars Justin Bieber From Performing Over ‘Bad Behavior’

In a statement about the pop singer, who has made headlines in the past, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said, “It is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.”

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

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

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Void in the pool as post-Phelps era dawns

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The world swimming championships will usher in a new era following the retirement of American great Michael Phelps when eight days of racing commence at Budapest's Duna Arena on Sunday.

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Jerusalem on alert as religious tensions rise over holy site

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel bolstered security in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday and prepared for possible clashes with Muslim worshippers after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided metal detectors at a sensitive holy site would not be removed.

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BRIEF-Paysafe says received takeover proposal from funds managed by Blackstone and CVC Capital

* Paysafe Group Plc says that it has received a preliminary, conditional proposal from funds managed by Blackstone and funds managed by CVC Capital partners

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Lukaku on target as United top City in Houston derby

(Reuters) - Strikers Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford delivered a devastating one-two punch just before half time to carry Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over Manchester City in a derby held 5,000 miles from home on Thursday.

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Early Pizarro goal gives Mexico 1-0 win over Honduras

(Reuters) - A goal after three minutes from Rodolfo Pizarro gave CONCACAF Gold Cup holders Mexico a 1-0 win over Honduras on Thursday and a place in the semi-finals of this year's tournament.

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Ex-London mayor Johnson gives Japan Olympics advice

TOKYO (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, London mayor when the city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, advised Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Friday to shrug off criticism during the 2020 Games preparation period, saying everything will work out in the end.

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Froome relieved to pass final Alpine test as victory looms

COL D’IZOARD, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome said he was relieved the Alps are out of the way after keeping what should be a Tour de France-winning lead intact on the mighty Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday.

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U.S. Women's Open champion Park continues sublime form

(The Sports Xchange) - Gerina Piller shot an eight-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead over red-hot U.S. Women's Open champion Park Sung-hyun of South Korea and Peiyun Chien of Taiwan after Thursday's opening round in the Marathon Classic.

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Three-way tie for lead at Barbasol Championship

(Reuters) - Zac Blair made a late eagle and birdied the last hole to join a three-way tie for the lead in the weather-interrupted first round of the Barbasol Championship in Auburn/Opelika, Alabama on Thursday.

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

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

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX edges up to 3-week high, boosted by Rogers

TORONTO, July 20 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged up on Thursday to a three-week high, boosted by a bump in shares of Rogers Communications Inc after it beat earnings expectations, while energy shares lost ground as oil prices fell.

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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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Cycling: Froome safe in yellow as Barguil wins on Col d'Izoard

BRIANCON, France (Reuters) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome remained rock-solid on a thrilling Col d'Izoard climb won in audacious fashion by Warren Barguil on Thursday and now looks unstoppable in his bid to claim a fourth title in Paris.

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NBA: Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season tickets

(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans interested in purchasing them will be asked for a 30-year commitment.

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Saudi king overhauls security services following royal shakeup

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman on Thursday decreed the consolidation of counter-terrorism and domestic intelligence under a new body, in a major overhaul of the security apparatus weeks after the interior minister was ousted from the royal succession.

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Motor racing-Formula One 'halo' is a mistake, says Lauda

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's decision to introduce a 'halo' cockpit protection device next year is a mistake, according to former champion Niki Lauda.

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Cycling: Barguil happy to take time to end French Tour drought

COL D’IZOARD, France (Reuters) - It is 32 years since French cycling fans had a home hero to cheer as overall winner of the Tour de France, but Warren Barguil showed signs on Thursday that he could be the man to eventually end the victory drought.

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Cycling: Froome relieved to pass final Alpine test as victory looms

COL D’IZOARD, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome said he was relieved the Alps are out of the way after keeping what should be a Tour de France-winning lead intact on the mighty Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday.

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U.S. fines Exxon Mobil over Russia sanctions violations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it was fining global oil company Exxon Mobil Corp $2 million for violating sanctions on Russia in May 2014.

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Top adviser to Puerto Rico governor resigns, 'in no way pressured'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Elias Sanchez, Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s liaison to Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board who has been criticized over his financial disclosures, resigned on Thursday.

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Spieth backs up his swagger with impressive first round

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

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Two Nigerian banks say do not owe government money

LAGOS, July 20 (Reuters) - Nigeria's United Bank for Africa said it has paid the government all the money due to it, its spokesman said on Thursday.