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U.N. chief says don't harm Iran nuclear deal over unrelated issues

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that any issues not directly related to the Iran nuclear deal "should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement," his spokesman said amid U.S. concerns with Tehran.

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Katie Couric returns to NBC for Olympics

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Alien sightings are no excuse for filing your tax return late

LONDON (Reuters) - As Britain's deadline for annual tax returns looms, revenue authorities have warned they will be keeping a sharp lookout for any mention of aliens.

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Stanley Cup winner Paek returns to Korea for Pyeongchang tilt

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Jim Paek, head coach of the South Korean men's national ice hockey team, is a man of two Olympic nations.

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Nikkei falls as mining, oil stocks slip, bitcoin-related shares tumble

TOKYO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Wednesday as mining, oil and shipping stocks lost ground, while bitcoin-related stocks tumbled after the cryptocurrency's value extended its sharp decline on worries over tighter regulation.

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Fearing DACA’s Return May Be Brief, Immigrants Rush to Renew

With the government temporarily blocked from ending the immigration program, some lined up to file applications before circumstances changed again.

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Jackson was Obama's doctor, too

President Donald Trump's physician fielded questions from reporters on Trump's recent physical at the White House news briefing Tuesday. So who is Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson -- the doctor serving the executive branch?

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BRIEF-U.S. Bancorp Names Andy Cecere Board Chairman

* U.S. BANCORP NAMES ANDY CECERE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EFFECTIVE APRIL 2018

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'Captain Underpants' helps usher the return of Saudi cinemas

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Q&A: What Obama’s Photographer Learned About Travel

Pete Souza traveled to more than 60 countries as the official White House photographer. He has some great memories — and tips for taking terrific pictures.

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Venezuela rogue helicopter pilot Perez killed in Monday police raid: official

CARACAS (Reuters) - Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez was killed in a police operation on Monday along with six other members of a "terrorist cell", Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on Tuesday.

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'Little girls don't stay little forever. They turn into strong women who return to destroy your world'

Kyle Stephens said she had her first sexual experience when she was 6 years old.

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Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the south Asian nation said on Tuesday, following a meeting of the neighbors to implement a pact signed last year.

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Clock ticking as Congress returns to one big spending mess

With just four days until a spending deadline, the government could be heading for a shutdown on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency.

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Sharapova finds her groove on Melbourne return

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's previous match at the Australian Open sent her career spiraling to the darkest of depths but she returned in bright sunshine on Tuesday with a performance that went some way to banishing those demons.

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See ex-Obama staffer's emotional reaction to Trump

Gary Lee, a former Obama administration staffer, responded to Trump's exchange with an intelligence analyst where he reportedly asked the woman where her "people" were from.

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Sharapova enjoys winning return to Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Maria Sharapova enjoyed a winning return to the Australian Open as she wore down Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-1 6-4 on Tuesday to take her place in the second round.

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BRIEF-D-Box Technologies Announces Appointment Of Jean-René Halde As Chairman

* D-BOX TECHNOLOGIES INC. ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF JEAN-RENÉ HALDE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Trump often says he's 'the least racist person'

Donald Trump has a go-to answer when he is confronted with charges of racism.

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Analysis: What Trump's boast that he's the least racist person says about him

Imagine a friend of yours came to town for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. He stayed with you at your apartment and over the course of watching football, going out to eat and just loafing around, he said the following things:

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Djokovic in action on day of returns in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic is finally back in action on day two of the Australian Open on Tuesday, returning to the venue of his greatest grand slam success, hoping his elbow will hold up after keeping him on the sidelines for six months.

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Color returns to Hollywood's red carpets but Time's Up still strong

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After making a strong statement in black dresses at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment, actresses brought a burst of color back to the red carpet last week but said the message of the Time's Up campaign will continue throughout Hollywood's awards season.

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MOVES-StanChart's Kheraj to chair Rothesay Life

LONDON, Jan 15 (IFR) - Naguib Kheraj, who used to run JP Morgan Cazenove, has been appointed chairman of bulk annuity provider Rothesay Life.

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Patriots must beat Jaguars for Super Bowl return

(Reuters) - There is a new challenger standing in the way of the New England Patriots' path to another Super Bowl.

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China sees 1,300 fugitives returned from overseas in 2017: China Daily

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A total of 1,300 fugitives were returned to China from overseas last year, including 347 corrupt officials, the China Daily reported on Monday, citing figures from the country's corruption watchdog.

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FCC chairman: Hawaii lacked 'reasonable safeguards'

The FCC investigation into Hawaii's false missile alarm is underway and already showing Hawaii lacked "reasonable safeguards," agency chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement Sunday.

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He's from El Salvador. His kids are American. Trump could separate them.

Rogelio Galdamez has a worried look on his face, unsure if the home he's building will be finished in time. 

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UK government keeping close eye on services company Carillion - Conservative chairman

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's government is keeping a close eye on building and services company Carillion and ministers hope its partners will find the working capital to ensure it remains a "going concern", the chairman of the governing Conservatives said on Sunday.

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Zelizer: Obama has a stern warning for Trump

During a conversation with David Letterman on his new Netflix program, former President Barack Obama issued a stern warning for the current commander in chief: "One of the things that Michelle figured out, in some ways faster than I did, was part of your ability to lead the country doesn't have to do with legislation, doesn't have to do with regulations, it has to do with shaping attitudes, shaping culture, increasing awareness." Although Obama was extremely hesitant about directly commenting about President Donald Trump, the message he sent was clear.

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Tennis: Returning Djokovic still managing elbow injury

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic admits his elbow is not yet 100 percent as the Serb prepares to return from six months out at the Australian Open.

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Deutsche Bank CEO sees far fewer than 4,000 Brexit-related moves: paper

DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's chief executive expects to move far fewer than 4,000 jobs to Frankfurt following Britain's departure from the European Union, he told Swiss daily Neue Zuercher Zeitung.

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CanniMed files $725 mln lawsuit related to Aurora takeover bid

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Canadian medical marijuana company CanniMed Therapeutics Inc said on Friday it filed a lawsuit alleging multiple claims of wrongdoing and seeking $725 million in damages related to Aurora Cannabis Inc's hostile takeover bid.

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Obama on his post-White House life

Former President Barack Obama makes his first talk show appearance since leaving office.

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BRIEF-Cannimed Therapeutics Launches $725 mln Lawsuit Related To Aurora Hostile Bid

* LAUNCHES $725 MILLION LAWSUIT ALLEGING MULTIPLE CLAIMS OF WRONGDOING RELATED TO AURORA HOSTILE BID

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Review: A Conductor’s Exciting Return to the New York Philharmonic

Susanna Malkki led works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Esa-Pekka Salonen in an impressive follow-up to her debut with the orchestra in 2015.

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Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A marble bull's head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon's civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United...

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Trump blamed Obama for UK embassy move, but Bush made the call

President Donald Trump blamed his decision not to visit the UK on a "bad deal" cut by the Obama administration over the relocation of the US embassy in London.

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Trump cancels Britain trip, blames Obama for 'peanuts' London embassy deal

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a trip to London scheduled for next month to open a new embassy, blaming Barack Obama for selling off the old one for "peanuts" in a bad deal.

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Obama explains 'what the Russians exploited' in new interview with Letterman

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the potential consequences of Russian meddling in social media platforms during the 2016 election in a new interview with David Letterman.

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Philippine police chief says cops could soon make drugs war return

MANILA (Reuters) - Police anti-narcotics operations notorious for their deadly outcomes could make a comeback in the Philippines' war on drugs, although bloodshed should be avoided and abuses would not be tolerated, the country's police chief said on Friday.

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Roche's star MS medicine Ocrevus wins EU approval

ZURICH (Reuters) - The European Union approved Roche's multiple sclerosis medicine Ocrevus, one the Swiss company's key new drugs that likely neared $1 billion in revenue in its first nine months on the U.S. market.

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Trump won't say if he's talked to Kim

President Donald Trump would not say whether he has talked with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, claiming that he "probably" has a good relationship with the rogue leader.

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Suncor says oil sands base plant returning to operations after power outage

* Suncor Energy experienced process upset at oil sands base plant in northern Alberta due to temporary power loss - company spokeswoman

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She Left France to Fight in Syria. Now She Wants to Return. But Can She?

The case of a woman in France who became a prominent propagandist for the Islamic State is unusual, but points to a broader quandary for Europe.

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Axing 'Cadillac' health plan tax may be part of spending deal: House chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said on Thursday getting rid of the so-called “Cadillac” tax on high-cost employer-provided health insurance could be part of the spending deal now under negotiation in Congress.

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Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly...

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Round up my ride! Bulgarian returns Singapore's damaged rental bikes

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A sea of yellow and orange bicycles in Singapore's public spaces shows how quickly the city-state has embraced the shared-bike culture since major operators such as Chinese...

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Joe Arpaio: Obama's birth certificate is a 'phony document'

Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday called former President Barack Obama's birth certificate a "phony document" in an interview on CNN.

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Netflix previews Obama interview

Obama opened up about his dancing on Netflix's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman."

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Investor Rich Hall leaves Harvard to return to University of Texas

BOSTON (Reuters) - Richard Hall, who oversaw private equity investing at Harvard University's $37 billion endowment, is leaving the Ivy League school to become the deputy chief investment officer at the University of Texas' endowment.

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Her life is here. Now she's being told to leave.

A recurring nightmare shakes Gilma Ramirez from her slumber in the predawn hours. She awakens with her heart palpitating, tears welling up.

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BRIEF-Abbvie Looking To Return Additional Cash To Shareholders

* ABBVIE CEO SAYS ANTICIPATES REDUCTION IN TAX RATE AS RESULT OF US TAX REFORM

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Airbus names new CEO and chairman for Airbus China unit

PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus on Wednesday named new top executives for its Chinese division, which has been a key focus during French President Emmanuel Macron's trip to China, with Airbus hoping to finalize a major Chinese contract soon.

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BRIEF-‍Pershing Square announces management fee reduction related to Allergan settlement​

* ‍PERSHING SQUARE HOLDINGS, LTD. ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT FEE REDUCTION RELATED TO ALLERGAN SETTLEMENT

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Exclusive: Trump's EPA aims to replace Obama-era climate, water regulations in 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water.

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UPDATE 2-DoubleLine's Gundlach predicts S&P will post negative return in 2018

NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - While U.S. stocks are now in an "accelerating phase," billionaire investor Jeffrey Gundlach is predicting that the S&P 500 will post a negative rate of return in 2018.

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BRIEF-CAI International Appoints David Remington As Chairman Of Board

* CAI INTERNATIONAL, INC. ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF DAVID REMINGTON AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-DoubleLine's Gundlach predicts S&P will post negative return in 2018

NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - While U.S. stocks are now in an "accelerating phase," billionaire investor Jeffrey Gundlach is predicting that the S&P 500 will post a negative rate of return in 2018.

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DoubleLine's Gundlach predicts S&P will post negative return in 2018

NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - While U.S. stocks are now in an "accelerating phase," billionaire investor Jeffrey Gundlach is predicting that the S&P 500 will post a negative rate of return in 2018.

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Bartoli looking forward to return to court

PARIS (Reuters) - Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli just wants to enjoy herself and play big matches when she returns to competitive tennis in March after more than four years in retirement.

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House Foreign Affairs Chair Royce latest Republican leaving Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce said on Monday he will not run for a 14th term representing his southern California district, a seat that could be a key to Democratic efforts to win back control of the House of Representatives.

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House Foreign Affairs chair won't seek re-election

California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will not seek re-election in November, he announced Monday.

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House Foreign Affairs Chairman Royce will not run for re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce of California, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Monday he will not run for re-election in November.

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Trump close to decision on Fed vice chair pick: administration official

NASHVILLE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is close to making a decision on who to nominate as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, an administration official said on Monday.

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Centene says over 1.4 million sign up for Obamacare plans

Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Centene Corp said on Monday more than 1.4 million people had paid for its insurance plans via the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Jan. 7.

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Hoping to reset agenda, Britain's May appoints new Conservative Party chairman

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May named immigration minister Brandon Lewis chairman of her Conservative Party on Monday at the start of a reshuffle she hopes will re-energize an agenda hurt by divisions over Brexit and an ill-judged election.

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Murray undergoes hip surgery, eyes Wimbledon return

LONDON (Reuters) - Three-times grand slam champion Andy Murray underwent hip surgery on Monday and is determined to return to action in time for this year's Wimbledon.

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Germany expects return of over 100 children of Islamist fighters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German security officials are preparing for the arrival of over 100 infants and children of people who left the country to fight for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, amid concerns about the radicalization of minors.

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BRIEF-Qiagen to exceed $140 mln of NGS-related sales In 2018

* SAYS ‍GOAL SET TO EXCEED $140 MILLION OF NGS-RELATED SALES IN 2018, UP FROM OVER $115 MILLION IN 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Frankfurt newsroom)

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'This Is Us' star on why she's wearing black

Actress Susan Kelechi Watson explains to CNN's Stephanie Elam why she is wearing black for the Golden Globes.

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Obeidallah: How Trump can prove he's 'very stable'

Donald Trump is clearly agitated by accusations that he's mentally unfit to be President. In a series of Saturday morning tweets, he wrote he was, "like, very smart," a "VERY successful businessman," a "top T.V. Star" and that he won the presidency, "on my first try." He concluded that he is also "a very stable genius."

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Iraq returning displaced civilians from camps to unsafe areas

AMRIYAT AL-FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces are forcibly returning civilians from refugee camps to unsafe areas in the predominantly Sunni Anbar province, exposing them to death from booby-traps or acts of vigilantism, refugees and aid workers say.

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Gruden returns as Raiders' head coach

(Reuters) - Jon Gruden will return as the Oakland Raiders' head coach, bringing the longtime broadcaster out of the booth and back onto the sidelines.

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BRIEF-Air Lease Sees 40 Pct Reduction In Deferred Tax Liability Related to Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

* AIR LEASE SAYS ‍EXPECTS REVALUATION RELATED TO U.S. TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT TO RESULT IN 40% REDUCTION IN DEFERRED TAX LIABILITY - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2F2hLs6) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Glu Mobile Says Co Entered Agreements Related To Divestiture Of Game Development Studio

* GLU MOBILE-ON DEC. 31, 2017 CO ENTERED AGREEMENTS RELATED TO DIVESTITURE OF GAME DEVELOPMENT STUDIO THROUGH SALE OF ITS UNIT GLU MOBILE (RUSSIA) LIMITED

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To Get a Loved One’s Face, a Lifelike Mask in Return

NYU surgeons hope a 3-D printed reproduction will encourage people to donate the faces of dying family members for use as transplants.

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BRIEF-Eversource Energy Files Preliminary Prospectus Supplement Related To A Potential Two-Part Senior Notes Offering

* EVERSOURCE ENERGY FILES PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT RELATED TO A POTENTIAL TWO-PART SENIOR NOTES OFFERING OF UP TO $650 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2Ed0k7d) Further company coverage:

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Secretary of State says he's 'never' questioned Trump's mental health and addresses reports about his own role

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has never questioned President Donald Trump's "mental fitness" and intends to remain at his post for the entire year, the top US diplomat told CNN in an exclusive interview.

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Obama to be Letterman's first guest on new show

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UPDATE 2-Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

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Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

(Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

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Trump's 1st-year jobs record was strong. Just not as strong as Obama's last year

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Book's author: Trump's family says he's like a child

Michael Wolff, the author of a new bombshell book about President Trump, says that Trump's closest advisers and family members describe the President as "like a child."

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'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek on medical leave, plans to return 'very soon'

LOS ANGELES, Jan 4 (Reuters) - "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek is taking a break from taping episodes of the U.S. television quiz show to recover from surgery to remove blood clots on the brain, he said in a video message released on Thursday.

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Trump administration to delay Obama-era fair housing rule: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump plans to delay until 2020 enforcement of a federal rule that requires communities to assess racial segregation in housing and offer plans to correct it, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

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CORRECTED-WRAPUP 1-Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude to pursue criminal charges.

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Trump Administration Postpones an Obama Fair-Housing Rule

HUD will delay rollout of a measure requiring communities to analyze how their policies might be fostering racial and economic inequality.

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U.S. FCC chairman cancels tech event appearance after threats: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has canceled a scheduled appearance next week at a large consumer electronics event in Las Vegas after receiving unspecified deaths threats, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

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Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude to pursue criminal charges.

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WRAPUP 1-Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude to pursue criminal charges.

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BRIEF-Oxbridge Re Holdings Says Chairman Paresh Patel Decided To Resign

* OXBRIDGE RE HOLDINGS SAYS ‍ON DEC 30, CHAIRMAN, PARESH PATEL, NOTIFIED CO THAT HE HAS DECIDED TO RESIGN​ - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2qrlGvs) Further company coverage:

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Senate panel chairman doesn't see a need to talk to Bannon

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said Thursday he doesn't see a need for his committee to talk to President Donald Trump's former senior adviser Steve Bannon, breaking with the top Democrat on the panel, Sen. Mark Warner.

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UPDATE 4-Trump administration rescinds Obama-era marijuana enforcement policy

* Trump previously said pot legalization "up to the states" (Adds federal funding restrictions on medicinal marijuana, California reaction, Trump's previous marijuana comments, banking relationships with marijuana businesses)

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Trump Organization hands over Russia-related documents

The Trump Organization has provided documents on a range of events, conversations and meetings from President Donald Trump's real estate business to investigators probing Russian election meddling, according to three people familiar with the matter.

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Trump administration rule would let more Americans drop Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rule to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.

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Here's the rule that would chip away at Obamacare

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Trump administration rescinds Obama-era marijuana enforcement policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude on pursuing criminal charges.

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UPDATE 3-Trump administration rescinds Obama-era marijuana enforcement policy

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude on pursuing criminal charges.

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Trump administration rule would let more people drop Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration proposed a rule on Thursday to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.

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BRIEF-Caesarstone Enters Settlement Agreement Related To Occupational Risks With Silica Dust

* CAESARSTONE SAYS ENTERED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT TO THE CLAIM FILED AGAINST IT IN APRIL 2014 RELATED TO OCCUPATIONAL RISKS WITH SILICA DUST- SEC FILING

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Trump administration to end Obama-era marijuana policy -source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will rescind on Thursday a policy on marijuana that eased enforcement of federal laws as a growing number of states and localities legalized the drug, a source familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 2-Trump administration to end Obama-era marijuana policy -source

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will rescind on Thursday a policy on marijuana that eased enforcement of federal laws as a growing number of states and localities legalized the drug, a source familiar with the matter said.

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BRIEF-FDA Warns American Cryostem Of Deviations Related To Co's Stem Cell Product

* FDA WARNS AMERICAN CRYOSTEM CORPORATION OF SIGNIFICANT DEVIATIONS RELATED TO ITS UNAPPROVED STEM CELL PRODUCT, ATCELL

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Former WH aide denies report on possible return

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday denied that he's been saying President Donald Trump wants him back in the West Wing.

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Sessions to rescind Obama-era marijuana policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana in states across the country.

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BRIEF-Remark Holdings' ‍Kankan Business Launched Credit-Related Fintech Product​

* REMARK HOLDINGS INC - CO'S ‍KANKAN BUSINESS LAUNCHED CREDIT-RELATED FINTECH PRODUCT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Sessions to nix Obama-era federal pot rules

In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.

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Trump administration to end Obama-era marijuana policy: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday will rescind an earlier marijuana policy under former Democratic President Barack Obama that eased enforcement of federal laws amid a growing number of local legalization efforts, according to a source familiar with the change.

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BRIEF-Spark Therapeutics Announces Addition Of Robert J. Perez To Board

* SPARK THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF ROBERT J. PEREZ TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Allergan to cut over 1,000 jobs as it works to return to growth

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Allergan Plc on Wednesday said it plans to cut over 1,000 jobs and eliminate an additional 400 currently open positions, as it works to cut costs in the face of new competition for its second most important drug, dry-eye treatment Restasis.

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Djokovic to return to action before Australian Open

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic is finally set to return to action next week after six months out with an elbow injury and will then decide whether to take part in the Jan 15-28 Australian Open.

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Trump Reiterates Support for Iranian Protesters, but Also Criticizes Obama

Unlike President Barack Obama, who was faulted for his response to the protests that became known as the Green Movement, President Trump has come down on the side of the demonstrators

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U.S. House transportation panel chair says he will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Bill Shuster, the chairman of the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for re-election in November, he said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's move allows the former GOP presidential nominee to return to the national stage

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announced Tuesday that he won't seek re-election this year.

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U.S. House transportation panel chair says he will not run for re-election: Washington Examiner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Bill Shuster, the chairman of the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for re-election in November, the Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday.

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Analysis: Why a Scaramucci return to the White House would make perfect sense

At first blush, the idea of Anthony Scaramucci -- he of the wild and crazy 10-day stint as White House communications director -- returning to the Trump orbit in Washington seems, well, insane.

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Analysis: Trump has averaged more than 5 falsehoods a day since he's been president

President Donald Trump has broken lots and lots of norms during his first 347 days as President. But none are as flagrant or as important as his casual relationship with the truth and utter lack of regard for being factual.

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BRIEF-Zions Bancorp Announces Increase In Employees' Compensation Related To Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Of 2017

* ZIONS BANCORPORATION ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION RELATED TO THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017

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Palestinian militant chief in Lebanon camp says he's moved to Syria

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - A prominent Palestinian militant whose followers have fought other factions in a refugee camp in Lebanon has traveled to Syria, he said, removing one of the main combatants in one of Lebanon's most volatile settlements.

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LeEco founder defies China return order, stays in U.S. for car fundraising

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The founder of debt-laden tech conglomerate LeEco has defied orders from Chinese regulators to return to the country before end-2017, saying he needed to stay in the United States as a fundraising for his electric car startup was making progress.

Football (College) nytimes.com

Alabama 24, Clemson 6: College Football Playoff: Alabama Returns to the Title Game

The Crimson Tide topped Clemson, the defending champion, and will play Georgia in their sixth national championship game appearance under Coach Nick Saban.

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Nadal to make Australian return in exhibition event

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal, who is struggling to get any match practice before the Australian Open, will play an exhibition event at Melbourne Park in the week leading up to the season opening grand slam, organizers said on Monday.

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WhatsApp messaging service returns after global outage

Dec 31 (Reuters) - WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-‍Karolinska Development's Chairman Of Board Resigns From His Position​

* ‍REG-KAROLINSKA DEVELOPMENT'S CHAIRMAN OF BOARD RESIGNS FROM HIS POSITION​

cnn.com

Obama's 2018 message: 'Go keep changing the world'

Barack Obama continues to have hope.

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No, Trump's approval rating hasn't caught up to Obama's

President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his approval ratings at this point in his presidency rival those of Barack Obama, citing a report from "Fox & Friends."

Appointments and Executive Changes nytimes.com

For Luxury Brands, the Musical Chairs Whirled Faster in 2017

Nearly every month this year saw a major departure from a fashion label.

cnn.com

Fact check: Trump incorrectly claims he's 'signed more legislation than anybody'

President Donald Trump touted his economic and legislative achievements in front of Florida firefighters on Wednesday -- but again stretched his comments too far for the facts.

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BRIEF-Cellect Biotechnology Ltd Files Prospectus Related To Resale Of Shares

* CELLECT BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD FILES PROSPECTUS RELATED TO RESALE OF 5.46 MILLION ORDINARY SHARES REPRESENTED BY 273,060 ADSS BY SELLING SHAREHOLDERS-SEC FILING‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2DtLaK7) Further company coverage:

healthNews reuters.com

Updated Obamacare enrollment figure dips to 8.7 million

(Reuters) - About 8.7 million people enrolled in healthcare plans for 2018 using the federal Obamacare marketplace, according to updated government figures released on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Moneygram Names W. Alexander Holmes To Succeed Pamela H. Patsley As Board Chairman In Feb. 2018

* MONEYGRAM NAMES W. ALEXANDER HOLMES TO SUCCEED PAMELA H. PATSLEY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN FEBRUARY 2018

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Tennis: Fitness comes first for returning Murray, Djokovic

(Reuters) - Former world number ones Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are relishing their return to competition after serious injuries cut their last campaigns short, but the overriding aim for both players in the New Year is to stay fit and healthy.

nytimes.com

Europe Edition: Ukraine, St Petersburg, Barack Obama: Your Thursday Briefing

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

cnn.com

Trump falsely claims he's signed most bills

President Donald Trump falsely claimed he has signed more legislation in his first year in office than any other president.

nytimes.com

Health Care, Barack Obama, Jerusalem: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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

cnn.com

US aims to be quieter about exercises related to N. Korea

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RPT-UPDATE 2-As online shopping grows, UPS sees record holiday package returns

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign that e-commerce purchases surged to new heights over the past month.

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As online shopping grows, UPS sees record holiday package returns

SEATTLE (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign that e-commerce purchases surged to new heights over the past month.

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UPDATE 2-As online shopping grows, UPS sees record holiday package returns

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign that e-commerce purchases surged to new heights over the past month.

nytimes.com

Asia and Australia Edition: Barack Obama, North Korea, Big Tech: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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UPDATE 1-UPS says holiday season package returns to hit a new record

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday it was on track to return a record number of packages following this year's bumper online holiday shipping season.

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UPS says holiday season package returns to hit a new record

Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday the expansion of online shopping is expected to send volumes of returned packages to a new record following this year's holiday shipping season.

cnn.com

'Black Mirror' returns solid, with some cracks

Rating "Black Mirror" against its own creative resume, the latest batch of a half-dozen installments -- which Netflix will drop right before New Year's -- offers more of a mixed bag than usual, with two or three standouts and the rest conceptually interesting but rather ho-hum affairs.

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Gallup: Obama, Hillary Clinton remain most admired

Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remain the most admired man and woman in the United States -- a 10-year trend for Obama and 16 years running for Clinton.

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Prince Harry stays mum on whether Obama or Trump will get wedding invite

Prince Harry avoided a potential diplomatic tangle over the guest list for his wedding to the American actor Meghan Markle on Wednesday, saying plans had yet to be finalized.

Harry, Prince of Wales nytimes.com

Barack Obama’s BBC Interview With Prince Harry

The former president said he was adjusting to life outside the White House, and expressed concern, without naming names, about the possible corrosive effects of social media.

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BRIEF-Nautilus Chairman Resigns

* NAUTILUS MINERALS INC - FOLLOWING DEBNEY'S RESIGNATION, CO ACTIVELY SEEKING APPOINTMENT OF NEW INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

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Obama urges 'leaders' not to split society with online biases

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their own biases.

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BRIEF-Shanghai AtHub To Work With Alibaba On Data Centre Project, Board Elects Chairwoman

* SAYS IT PLANS TO INVEST 880 MILLION YUAN ($134.26 million) IN THE PROJECT Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2CcLvSl; http://bit.ly/2CfpEfe Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.5545 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

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Obama warns that society being splintered by online biases

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their biases.

cnn.com

Obama warns over the use of divisive social media in interview with Prince Harry

Former US President Barack Obama has urged people in leadership positions not to use social media in a way that fosters division.

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Nikkei inches up, crude rally lifts oil-related shares

TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average inched up on Wednesday, with a rally in crude prices supporting oil-related shares.

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Nikkei inches higher; crude rise supports oil-related shares

TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average inched up on Wednesday, with a rally in crude prices supporting oil-related shares.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Years of Attack Leave Obamacare a More Government-Focused Health Law

Efforts by Republicans to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, culminating in the repeal of the individual mandate, have left behind a more government-focused health program.

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Many Unhappy Returns? Online Holiday Shopping’s Big Hangover

Boxing Day has a new meaning in the era of e-commerce: packing and shipping or lugging back stuff bought in those gleeful clicking sprees.

worldNews reuters.com

Tunisia working with UAE on terrorist threat from female jihadist returnees

TUNIS (Reuters) - The UAE, which angered Tunisia by banning Tunisian women from its passenger flights, has intelligence that female jihadists returning from Iraq or Syria might try to use Tunisian passports to stage terrorist attacks, a Tunisian government official said.

cnn.com

There's a good chance your holiday returns will end up here

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Mariah Carey to return for NYE after last year's mishap

It's a redo for the musician Mariah Carey, who will be making a grand return to Times Square to ring in the new year.

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She's a 63-year-old first-year student at the school that enslaved her ancestors

Mélisande Short-Colomb sits cross-legged on the purple comforter draped over her twin bed. She lives in the dorms here at Georgetown University, where she just wrapped up her first semester as a freshman.

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BRIEF-Wolong Electric Group To Acquire GE's Assets Related To Its Small Industrial Business

* SAYS IT PLANS TO ACQUIRE GE'S ASSETS RELATED TO ITS SMALL INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS FOR $142 MILLION

cnn.com

The Arizona Republican and frequent critic of Trump says he's not ruling out a run for the presidency

Sen. Jeff Flake says he isn't ruling out a 2020 presidential run following his term in the Senate.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Mariah Carey Will Return to ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ After Last Year’s Meltdown

The singer is seeking redemption by once again headlining the ABC show following a flubbed performance in Times Square.

cnn.com

Under Obama, judges were encouraged to avoid fining poor defendants. Not anymore

The Justice Department on Thursday rescinded a tranche of agency-issued "guidance documents" that explained and interpreted policy across a range of issues, including a 2016 memo that cautioned courts against the burdensome enforcement of fines for criminal offenders.

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BRIEF-Nissan Motor Chairman Ghosn Could Be Questioned By Japanese Authorities Over Ongoing Vehicle Inspection Scandal - Nikkei

* NISSAN MOTOR CHAIRMAN CARLOS GHOSN COULD BE QUESTIONED BY JAPANESE AUTHORITIES OVER ONGOING VEHICLE INSPECTION SCANDAL - NIKKEI Source text (s.nikkei.com/2C2gkLX) Further company coverage:

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Swedish roofs can handle Santa's sleigh - if he's careful

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's houses should be able to cope when Santa and his sleigh land on their snowy roofs this Christmas - as long as he doesn't try to deliver too many presents in one go.

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BRIEF-Seven Stars Cloud Says It Is "In No Way A Bitcoin-Related Company"

* SEVEN STARS CLOUD CHAIRMAN & CEO BRUNO WU PROVIDES BRIEF UPDATE ON COMPANY VISION

Movies nytimes.com

A Word With: Diane Kruger Returns Home and Wins Big

Ms. Kruger talks about “In the Fade,” her first German-language film; winning best actress at the Cannes Film Festival; and why women are owning the moment in Hollywood.

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BRIEF-LightInTheBox Announces Purchase Of Shares By Its Chairman And CEO

* LIGHTINTHEBOX ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF SHARES BY ITS CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Meyers, Seth nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Calls Out Trump for Saying He ‘Repealed Obamacare’

Mr. Meyers said that if the president believes he repealed Obamacare, he could be gaslighted into thinking he’s already served a full two terms.

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Seoul court hands down suspended sentence for Lotte chairman

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Friday handed down to Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin a two-year suspension of a jail sentence related to corruption charges.

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UPDATE 2-Alphabet's Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down in January, ending a 17-year-run in which he played a central role in building a promising startup called Google into a global technology powerhouse.

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UPDATE 1-Alphabet's Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down from his position to become a technical adviser as of its next regular board meeting in January.

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Alphabet's Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down from his position to become a technical advisor as of its next regular board meeting in January 2018.

healthNews reuters.com

Obamacare enrollment down only slightly after late surge in demand

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slightly fewer Americans have enrolled for insurance through the federal Obamacare marketplace compared to a year ago, the government said on Thursday, but the number was higher than expected in light of steps taken by President Donald Trump and Congress to undermine the 2010 law.

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UPDATE 2-Obamacare enrollment down only slightly after late surge in demand

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Slightly fewer Americans have enrolled for insurance through the federal Obamacare marketplace compared to a year ago, the government said on Thursday, but the number was higher than expected in light of steps taken by President Donald Trump and Congress to undermine the 2010 law.

Appointments and Executive Changes nytimes.com

Eric Schmidt to Step Down as Alphabet’s Executive Chairman

Mr. Schmidt, who has been in a top position at Google and then its parent company, Alphabet, since 2001, will become a technical adviser to the company.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Obamacare Sign-ups at High Levels Despite Trump Saying It’s ‘Imploding’

Sign-ups at Healthcare.gov reached 8.8 million, just shy of last year’s levels, despite an open enrollment period that was half as long and far less advertised.

worldNews reuters.com

Ululations, tears as white Zimbabwean farmer returns to seized land

RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time white Zimbabwean farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles.

healthNews reuters.com

U.S. official says 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance plans on the federally run HealthCare.gov, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday, about a 4 percent decline from sign-ups for 2017.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. official says 8.8 mln people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health plans

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - About 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance plans on the federally run HealthCare.gov, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday, about a 4 percent decline from sign-ups for 2017.

cnn.com

8.8 million sign up for Obamacare

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Roche's Alecensa receives EU approval to treat ALK-positive lung cancer

ZURICH (Reuters) - The European Commission has approved Roche's Alecensa as treatment for a form of lung cancer common in patients without a significant smoking history, the Swiss drug maker said on Thursday.

Fact Check nytimes.com

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims to Have ‘Repealed Obamacare’

The repeal of the individual mandate in the tax bill, despite President Trump’s claim, does not amount to a repeal of the entire health care law.

cnn.com

After investigation, New York Times reporter returning, but not to White House beat

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Facebook Says it is Replacing Disputed Flags with Related Articles- Blog

* SAYS WILL NO LONGER USE DISPUTED FLAGS TO IDENTIFY FALSE NEWS‍​- BLOG

healthNews reuters.com

Republican U.S. tax bill deals biggest blow yet to Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans delivered their biggest blow yet to Obamacare in their tax overhaul that won final congressional approval on Wednesday, and delayed until 2018 consideration of legislation that could help mitigate some of the damage to the 2010 law.

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Rallying: Loeb returns to Citroen for three rallies in 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Nine times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb will make a limited comeback next season by racing three rounds of the world championship with Citroen, the French manufacturer said on Wednesday.

healthNews reuters.com

Obamacare stabilization will not be part of end-of-year U.S. spending deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican U.S. senators who had previously demanded that an Obamacare stabilization bill be part of a deal to keep the federal government funded said on Wednesday they were dropping their request until after the new year.

cnn.com

Federal coffers could run dry if lawmakers can't strike deal on Obamacare payments

Congressional Republicans are cheering a major win as tax reform makes its way through Congress to President Donald Trump's desk but they could be barreling toward a government shutdown at the end of the week because of a major fight between House and Senate GOP lawmakers over Obamacare payments.

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Former Wimbledon champion Bartoli announces return to WTA Tour

(Reuters) - Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announced on Tuesday that she would return to professional tennis in 2018 after more than four years in retirement.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 5-TCI fails in bid to oust London Stock Exchange chairman

* Former CEO credited with LSE turnaround (Adds FCA statement)

businessNews reuters.com

TCI fails in bid to oust London Stock Exchange chairman

LONDON (Reuters) - A push by activist hedge fund TCI to oust the chairman of the London Stock Exchange was heavily defeated on Tuesday, but that may not bring an end to the row.

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UPDATE 4-TCI fails in bid to oust London Stock Exchange chairman

* Former CEO credited with LSE turnaround (Adds shareholder comment)

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UPDATE 3-TCI fails in bid to oust London Stock Exchange chairman

* Former CEO credited with LSE turnaround (Adds LSE reaction, CEO search)

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

A Bitcoin Hedge Fund’s Return: 25,004 Percent (That Wasn’t a Typo)

The Pantera Bitcoin Fund was set up in 2013, when few on Wall Street were interested in cryptocurrencies. It has since ridden the Bitcoin wave to blockbuster returns.

worldNews reuters.com

Philippines withdraws bid for U.S. grant, says unrelated to rights

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines said on Tuesday it has withdrawn an application for a second grant from a U.S. aid agency, the Millennium Challenge Corp (MCC), after getting an initial five-year $434 million grant in 2010 aimed at reducing poverty.

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Singapore issues more financial bans related to 1MDB scandal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's central bank on Tuesday said it had permanently barred Yeo Jiawei, a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI involved in breaches related to Malaysia's 1MDB fund, from managing financial services firms and advisory activities.

politicsNews reuters.com

House panel chair introduces $81 billion disaster aid bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee introduced a bill on Monday to provide $81 billion in emergency aid for recent hurricanes and wildfires.

technologyNews reuters.com

Virgin Hyperloop One names Richard Branson Chairman, raises $50 mln

(Reuters) - Virgin Hyperloop One said on Monday it has raised $50 million in new financing and named British billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, non-executive chairman.