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Canada's Trudeau warns against entering country 'irregularly'

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who once took to Twitter to welcome Syrian refugees into the country, said on Sunday that there would be "no advantage" to entering "irregularly."

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Aston Martin draws record $22.6 million at auction

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Thousands take to streets in Boston protest against hate speech

BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacist protest last week.

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Duke University removes contentious Confederate statue after vandalism

(Reuters) - Duke University removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the entrance of a chapel on the Durham, North Carolina, campus, officials said on Saturday, days after it was vandalized.

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Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

(Reuters) - Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years.

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Powerball jackpot grows to $535 million, fifth largest ever

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A $2 investment could yield more than a half-billion dollars in the Powerball lottery's fifth-largest jackpot in a 25-year history that is up for grabs on Saturday. But the odds...

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Florida officer killed in one of several shootings at law enforcement

(Reuters) - Six U.S. police officers were shot and one was killed in three separate encounters with suspects in Florida and Pennsylvania on Friday, and two suspects in those shootings also died, according to officials and local media.

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Senator McCain completes first round of radiation and chemotherapy

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July, has completed his first round of radiation and chemotherapy, his daughter said on Friday.

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Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.

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No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court

(Reuters) - The Wayne County jail in downtown Detroit is not liable to inmates who were subjected to group strip searches when the number of inmates awaiting processing made individual searches impractical, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

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California mass killer spared death penalty over prosecutor misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California man convicted of the worst mass killing in Orange County history was spared the death penalty on Friday after a judge found that serious misconduct by prosecutors had violated his rights to a fair trial.

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BRIEF-Biocept Inc files for disposition of up to 2.9 million shares of common stock

* Biocept Inc files for disposition of up to 2.9 million shares of common stock by the selling stockholders Source text: (http://bit.ly/2fShoIH) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-New Jersey Resources Corp,certain of unregulated subsidiaries, enters into a $100 million credit agreement

* New Jersey Resources Corp - ‍on August 18, co, certain of unregulated subsidiaries, entered into a $100 million credit agreement Source text: (http://bit.ly/2id171L) Further company coverage:

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Three girls under 10 found slain in Maryland home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three girls under 10 years of age were found slain on Friday in a Maryland home and police have launched an investigation into the killings, officials said.

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Insys agrees to pay $4.45 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit

BOSTON (Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses.

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U.S. Court curbs power of police to seize cellphones from homes

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said on Friday the widespread prevalence of mobile devices means that it is insufficient as a basis for obtaining a warrant to search someone's home for a cellphone.

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Insys agrees to pay $4.5 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit

(Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.5 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed a highly addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses.

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Big city biotechs decamp for suburbs as property costs rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biotech industry is facing high rents and tight lab space in Boston, New York and San Francisco, forcing companies into the suburbs in a sign the "live, work and play" movement into big cities may have hit a roadblock.

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SEC drops case against ex-JPMorgan traders over 'London Whale'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator on Friday dropped its civil lawsuit accusing two former JPMorgan Chase & Co traders of trying to hide some of the bank's $6.2 billion of losses tied to the 2012 "London Whale" scandal.

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BRIEF-Groenlandsbanken H1 pretax profit DKK 73.8 million

* H1 pretax profit 73.8 million dkk versus 47.7 million dkk year ago

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Tillerson says one American dead in Spain attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday an American citizen was confirmed dead in attacks in Spain.

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Statue of 19th century slavery advocate removed in Maryland

(Reuters) - Authorities in Maryland on Friday removed a statue of a 19th century Chief Justice who wrote the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision in the latest example of action over memorials that have sparked protests across the United States.

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James Murdoch Pledges $1 Million to Anti-Defamation League as Trump Protest

Mr. Murdoch, the son of a frequent ally of President Trump’s, gave a candid statement, via email, against the white supremacist sentiment that swept through Virginia last weekend.

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U.S. rights group rethinks defending hate groups protesting with guns: WSJ

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union will no longer defend hate groups seeking to march with firearms, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, a policy change that comes on the heels of protests by white nationalists and counter-protesters over the weekend in Virginia.

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U.S. Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that collided with a Philippine container ship in June off the coast of Japan, the Navy said on Thursday,

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Arkansas gets new batch of lethal injection drug, seeks execution date

(Reuters) - Arkansas has acquired a new batch of a drug it uses in lethal injections, prompting the state's attorney general on Thursday to request an execution date for an inmate first sentenced to death 24 years ago, a prisons official said.

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1.8 million Chicago voter records exposed

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Solar eclipse coming with nearly $700 million tab for U.S. employers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Add next week's total eclipse of the sun to the list of worker distractions that cost U.S. companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity.

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Lockheed Martin awarded part of $499 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin was named on Thursday as one of six companies that will share a $499 million contract for research into aerospace systems aimed at developing new technologies and capabilities, the Pentagon said.

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Iran denies appeal of jailed Princeton student: university

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said on Thursday.

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Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The failure of three U.S. states to enact legislation to fund education has left hundreds of school districts scrambling for cash as students return to the classroom.

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Florida prisons on partial lockdown over unspecified threat

(Reuters) - The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC), operator of one of the largest prison systems in the United States, on Thursday put its nearly 100,000 inmates on partial lockdown after receiving information of possible disturbances, a spokeswoman said.

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Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration.

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ThoughtSpot raises $60 million, ends funding round for artificial intelligence technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley technology company ThoughtSpot has completed a $120 million funding round to fuel the start-up's new artificial intelligence endeavor.

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Heartland Bank of Arkansas needs capital, must remedy in 90 days: Fed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Heartland Bank of Little Rock Arkansas is "significantly undercapitalized" and must increase shares, sell itself or otherwise satisfy regulators, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday.

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Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda

The daily exodus of villagers escaping armed conflict, hunger and sexual violence prompted the U.N. refugee agency to urge international action.

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Mylan, U.S. finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement

BOSTON (Reuters) - Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department resolving claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a firestorm over price increases.

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U.S. e-sports platform to launch $100 million cryptocurrency sale in September

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Unikrn, a U.S. sports betting digital platform backed by some of the biggest names in media, entertainment and sports, will launch the sale of $100 million in cryptocurrency next month, the company's co-founder and chief executive officer, Rahul Sood, told Reuters in an interview earlier this week.

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Asylum seekers from U.S. to Canada surged in July: government figures

TORONTO (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers crossing the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government figures released Thursday.

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India clears purchase of six Boeing helicopters in $650 million deal: official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Defence Acquisition Council on Thursday cleared the purchase of six more Boeing Co Apache helicopters in a deal worth 42 billion rupees ($654.6 million), a defense ministry official said.

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BRIEF-Altimmune announces $14.7 million Series B preferred stock offering

* Altimmune announces $14.7 million Series B preferred stock offering

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War crimes court holds Islamist liable for $3.2 million in damages to Timbuktu shrines

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that a former Islamist rebel who was jailed for wrecking holy sites in Timbuktu was liable for damages of 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million).

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Man falls to his death from Los Angeles port crane after police standoff

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man fell to his death on Wednesday at the Port of Los Angeles after he led police on a chase before he climbed a crane where he stripped, danced and did acrobatics during a hours-long standoff, local media reported.

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BRIEF-Wincor Nixdorf Q3 net profit down 8 pct at 24 million euros

* Q3 EBITA WITHOUT RESTRUCTURING EXPENSES AT EUR 43 MILLION VERSUS EUR 47 MILLION YEAR AGO

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Uganda struggles to cope as one million South Sudanese refugees pour in

BUSIA, Uganda (Reuters) - The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war.

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Ticket to rot for fruit stranded without flights in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's plans to fly shipments from southern fruit growers to India have gone awry, leaving tons of grapes and melons to rot as officials scramble to add flights, while trading blame for the delays.

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BRIEF-Capitol Investment Corp IV initial public offering proceeds increased to $402.5 million

* Capitol Investment Corp IV initial public offering proceeds increased to $402.5 million

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Truck driver formally indicted for 10 immigrant deaths in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A truck driver accused of smuggling immigrants inside a packed and sweltering tractor-trailer through Texas, 10 of whom died, was formally indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday on charges that can carry the death penalty, prosecutors said.

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Possession of small amounts of narcotics now minor offense in Oregon

(Reuters) - Possession of small quantities of narcotics like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine are no longer felonies in Oregon under a measure signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, who said on Wednesday that it undoes laws that had unfairly targeted minorities and the poor.

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Violence prompts U.S. Congress to discuss militant threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel next month will hold a hearing on violent extremism, including threats from domestic militants, following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly.

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Maryland judge reaffirms life sentences for D.C. sniper Malvo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six life sentences for a man convicted in a deadly Washington area sniper spree when he was 17 have been allowed to stand after a Maryland judge found that he had not been given mandatory life terms, which the U.S. Supreme court has ruled unconstitutional for juveniles.

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New York Times editor testifies in Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit

(Reuters) - The editor of the New York Times editorial board on Wednesday took the witness stand in a lawsuit filed by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who claims that a June editorial in the paper defamed her by linking her to a 2011 mass shooting.

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U.S. civil rights group sues Nebraska prisons for overcrowding

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Nebraska state prison system on Wednesday to remedy what it says is overcrowding that has fueled riots, assaults and created unconstitutional conditions for prisoners.

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U.S. too slow to require rear seat belt warnings, lawsuit says

(Reuters) - A new lawsuit accuses the U.S. government of being too slow to implement rules requiring that rear seat vehicle passengers be warned when they fail to buckle their seat belts.

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U.S. judge in Takata bankruptcy halts lawsuits vs automakers

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp's U.S. business has halted for 90 days the lawsuits brought by victims of its faulty air bag inflators against automakers, a ruling that temporarily smooths its efforts to exit bankruptcy.

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Tears and tributes at Virginia memorial for rally violence victim

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - With tears and tributes, hundreds of purple-clad residents packed an historic Charlottesville theater to remember the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators.

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UPDATE 1-Merkel reaffirms her million e-vehicles pledge

BERLIN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to speed up Germany's transition to electric vehicles, saying in an interview on Wednesday that efforts would need to be increased if a target of having a million such cars on the roads by 2020 were to be met.

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BRIEF-Veloxis Pharmaceuticals H1 revenue $16.17 million

* Veloxis pharmaceuticals a/s says revenue reached $16.17 million in first half of 2017 representing an increase of 394% compared to same period last year

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U.N. experts condemn racist violence in U.S., urge investigations

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on the United States on Wednesday to combat rising racist violence and xenophobia and to prosecute perpetrators of hate crimes.

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Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore: media

(Reuters) - Work crews took down Confederate monuments in Baltimore overnight into Wednesday, days after white nationalists led a deadly protest over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Taiwan suffers massive power cut, affecting millions of households

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan suffered a massive power blackout on Tuesday evening that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialized island amid sweltering heat.

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BRIEF-NXT-ID Inc reports Q2 revenue of $7.7 million

* NXT-ID Inc reports financial results for the six months and quarter ended June 30, 2017

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Trump-backed candidate for Senate heads to Alabama run-off

(Reuters) - A Republican candidate backed by President Donald Trump for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama is expected to finish a distant second in a primary election on Tuesday, but will still have enough votes to advance to a run-off, local news projected.

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Jurors begin deliberating in trial of four Bundy supporters in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Jurors at a federal court in Nevada began deliberations on Tuesday in the retrial of four men accused of numerous charges for acting as gunmen in the 2014 standoff led by renegade rancher Cliven Bundy against federal authorities.

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BRIEF-Prophase Labs says intends to commence a tender offer to purchase up to 4 million shares of its common stock

* Prophase Labs - intends to commence a tender offer to purchase up to 4 million shares of its common stock at a price per share of $2.30 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. court strikes down two Republican-drawn Texas congressional districts

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. court struck down two Republican-drawn U.S. congressional districts in Texas on Tuesday, calling them discriminatory and ordering a remedy ahead of elections in 2018, court papers showed.

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Accused bomber fails to keep notebook mentioning bin Laden out of NY trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man accused of setting off bombs in New York City and New Jersey last September has failed to persuade a federal judge to keep a notebook that refers to bombs and former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden out of his upcoming trial.

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Kushner Cos faces lawsuit claiming rent overcharging in New York

(Reuters) - Residents of a building owned by the Kushner Cos on Tuesday sued the real estate company belonging to the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, alleging the it overcharged them for rent in violation of New York law.

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BRIEF-Western Union Co files pricing term sheet related to $250 million floating rate notes due 2019

* Western Union Co files pricing term sheet related to $250 million floating rate notes due 2019

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NY Times must face defamation lawsuit over professor's slavery comments

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said the New York Times Co must face a defamation lawsuit by a Louisiana economics professor who said it quoted him out of context by saying he described slavery as "not so bad."

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Swiss firm settles charges it helped Americans evade taxes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Swiss asset management firm agreed to pay $5 million to settle charges it helped American clients evade U.S. taxes by opening undeclared foreign bank accounts for a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

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Lincoln Memorial in Washington defaced with expletive

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Trump again blames 'both sides' for Virginia violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that not all of the facts were known yet about the aftermath of a white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent at the weekend and that both left- and right-wing groups used force.

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Trump says both left- and right-wing groups to blame in Virginia clashes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday said both sides were to blame in the clashes in Virginia over the weekend, adding that protesters on the political left violently attacked white nationalists rallying against a decision to remove a Confederate statue.

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Ex-South Carolina trooper sent to prison for shooting unarmed black motorist

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A former South Carolina state trooper will serve a total of five years behind bars for shooting and injuring an unarmed black driver during a 2014 traffic stop, an incident that added to the debate roiling the country over the treatment of black men by law enforcement officers.

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Obama's Charlottesville tweet gets 2.5 million likes

Former President Barack Obama's tweet reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is one of the biggest ever on the social network.

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Former Miss America launches bid for Illinois attorney general

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A former Miss America and Harvard Law School graduate said on Tuesday she would seek the Republican nomination in Illinois' attorney general race next year.

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Costco Owes Tiffany More Than $19 Million, Judge Rules

A Federal District Court judge in New York has ordered the discount warehouse giant to pay Tiffany for using the jeweler’s name to market diamond rings.

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Four Boston Teamsters acquitted of 'Top Chef' extortion plot

BOSTON (Reuters) - Four Teamsters union members in Boston were acquitted on Tuesday of charges they tried to extort jobs from a production company filming "Top Chef" in 2014, using thuggish tactics that included threatening host Padma Lakshmi.

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House tax chairman confident on reform, others less so

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top tax law writer in the U.S. House of Representatives insisted on Tuesday that tax reform will happen this year, despite concerns among some experts that an overhaul of the tax code could drag into 2018, or even collapse altogether.

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Trade groups call on U.S. to investigate CSX rail disruptions

(Reuters) - Dozens of U.S. trade groups have asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX Corp's "chronic service failures," saying problems at No. 3 U.S. railroad have rippled across the North American rail network, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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BRIEF-Air industries group qtrly consolidated net sales were $17.1 million, a decrease of 11.7%

* Air Industries Group qtrly consolidated net sales were $17.1 million , a decrease of 11.7%

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UPDATE 1-Taiwan suffers massive power cut, affecting millions of households

TAIPEI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Taiwan suffered a massive power blackout on Tuesday evening that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households, the government said.

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U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence

(Reuters) - Undeterred by violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said this week they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.

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CellSavers changes name to Puls, raises $25 million in private funding

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - CellSavers, a U.S.-Israeli company that provides instant services for smart devices, said on Tuesday it was changing its name to Puls and that it raised $25 million in a new funding round.

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BRIEF-Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc has executed $100 million repurchase program​

* Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc - ‍On August 15, co has fully executed $100 million repurchase program, originally announced on August 27, 2014​

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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Q2 revenue $10.5 million

* Chinanet Online Holdings reports second quarter 2017 financial results

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BRIEF-Cleantech Solutions Q2 revenue $3.71 million

* Cleantech solutions international reports second quarter 2017 results

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World's fastest street car costs $3 million

The Bugatti Chiron can hit a top speed of 261 mph but it's going to cost you a whopping $3 million.

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Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) - The chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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California sues Trump administration over sanctuary policy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, continuing a legal counterattack by Democrats against President Donald Trump's administration.

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BRIEF-Ironhorse Oil & Gas Inc issues about 79.2 million shares for $0.29 per share

* Ironhorse oil & gas inc. And pond technologies inc. Jointly announce proposed business combination and a private placement by pond

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BRIEF-Arch announces $200 million public offering of depositary shares representing series F preferred shares

* Arch capital group ltd. Announces $200 million public offering of depositary shares representing series F preferred shares

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BRIEF-Galaxy Gaming Q2 revenue rose 19 percent to $3.659 million

* Q2 revenue rose 19 percent to $3.659 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Ironclad Performance Wear sees FY 2017 sales about $20 million to $22 million

* Sees FY 2017 sales about $20 million to $22 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Jury reaches verdict in Taylor Swift groping trial

DENVER (Reuters) - Jurors in federal court in Denver announced on Monday that they had reached a verdict in the trial of dueling lawsuits between Taylor Swift and a radio personality she accused of groping her during a photo shoot.

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Activist fund Corvex has $400 million stake in Danone: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Corvex Management owns shares in French food group Danone SA worth about $400 million, viewing the world's largest yogurt maker as significantly undervalued, Bloomberg reported late on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Costco owes Tiffany $19.4 million for fake Tiffany rings: U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday said Tiffany & Co may recover at least $19.4 million in damages from Costco Wholesale Corp over the warehouse club chain's illegal sale of counterfeit diamond engagement rings bearing the "Tiffany" name.

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Texas 'bathroom bills' stall in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed after moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills and hundreds of businesses opposed them.

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BRIEF-Avaya Holdings qtrly net loss $105 million versus $115 million

* Qtrly net loss $105 million versus $115 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Kayne Anderson Energy Development enters into $60 million term loan

* Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company enters into $60 million term loan and $70 million revolving credit facility

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Meet the world's fastest car. Price: $3 million

Driving the Bugatti Chiron provides a lesson in glorious excess.

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Olympics: Ireland's Rio ticket agent was front for banned seller, says report

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The agent at the center of an alleged scheme to illegally pass Ireland's tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics to touts was "not genuine" and was used to hide the involvement of banned ticket reseller THG, a Irish government report said on Monday.

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Sears, Whirlpool win fee reduction in washer lawsuit

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court reduced by $2 million the legal fees that Sears Holdings Corp and Whirlpool Corp must pay to settle a class action lawsuit over defective washing machines. The reason: the case was not that complicated.

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Trump says may pardon Arizona ex-sheriff Arpaio: Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is "seriously considering" pardoning Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona sheriff found guilty last month of criminal contempt for violating the terms of a 2011 court order in a racial profiling case, Fox News reported on Monday.

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U.N. panel urges end to detention of would-be immigrants in U.S.

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights panel urged the United States on Monday to end widespread detention of would-be immigrants including asylum-seekers, saying the practice has "grown exponentially" and violates international law.

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Neo-Nazi site moves to Google after GoDaddy dumps it

TORONTO (Reuters) - Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer moved its domain registration to Google after hosting firm GoDaddy said it would sever ties with the site that promoted Saturday's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Man arrested in plot to bomb Oklahoma bank: court filing

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma man attempted to detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb outside a bank building in Oklahoma City as part of an anti-government plot, according to a criminal complaint.

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BRIEF-Omega Advisors takes share stake in American Airlines, cuts share stake in Hess Corp

* Omega Advisors Inc takes share stake in American Airlines Group Inc of 178,400 shares - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Omega Advisors Inc ups share stake in Microsoft, cuts share stake in Amazon

* Omega Advisors Inc ups share stake in Microsoft Corp to 1.2 million shares from 436,570 shares ‍​

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BRIEF-Omega Advisors Inc dissolves share stake in Alcoa, Humana

* Omega Advisors Inc dissolves share stake in Alcoa Corp- SEC Filing‍​

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BRIEF-Omega Advisors cuts share stake in Facebook, Netflix

* Omega Advisors Inc ups share stake in Zynga Inc by 30.1 percent to 9.2 million class a shares - SEC filing

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Merck CEO pulls out of Trump panel, demands rejection of bigotry

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - Merck's chief executive resigned on Monday from a business panel led by Donald Trump, citing a need for leadership countering bigotry in a strong rebuke to the U.S. president over his response to a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia.

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UPDATE 1-VF Corp to buy Dickies workwear maker for $820 million

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Apparel and footwear maker VF Corp said it would buy privately held Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co, the owner of Dickies and Workrite workwear, for about $820 million in cash.

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Three men killed in shooting at Wisconsin drag raceway: sheriff

(Reuters) - Three people were shot dead at a drag race track in Wisconsin on Sunday, authorities said, but it was unclear who was responsible and what the motive might have been.

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Illinois Senate votes to reject governor's school funding veto

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Sunday rejected Governor Bruce Rauner's changes to an education funding bill, sending the measure to the House, where similar action is uncertain, and leaving school districts guessing when state-aid dollars will begin flowing.

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Victim in Virginia melee wept for social justice, her boss says

(Reuters) - Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honoring a Confederate war hero, her boss said on Sunday.

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Box office: 'Annabelle: Creation' Levitates to No. 1 With $35 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Annabelle: Creation" may not be able to save the summer -- which, after this weekend, will only fall farther behind last year's pace -- but it is doing its part to frighten audiences into theaters.

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FBI probe underway into Virginia white nationalist rally violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Sunday are investigating the outbreak of violence in Virginia following a white nationalist rally that killed one person and injured more than 30, presenting U.S. President Donald Trump with a major domestic challenge.

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Gates foundation to spend over $300 million in Tanzania in 2017

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Bill Gates has told Reuters his foundation plans to spend more than $300 million in Tanzania this year on public health and poverty reduction programs.

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No winner for giant Powerball jackpot

Didn't win the $393 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday? A massive Powerball grand prize is still up for grabs.

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Two killed in helicopter crash near Virginia protests

(Reuters) - Two people died in a helicopter crash on Saturday near Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists and counter-protesters had clashed earlier in the day, officials said.

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Mega Millions $393 million winning ticket sold in Illinois

(Reuters) - The sole jackpot winner in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing bought the lucky ticket worth as much as $393 million at a barbecue restaurant in suburban Chicago, the multistate lottery operator said on its website.

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Vehicle plows into crowd in Virginia city, several hurt: witnesses

CHARLOTTESVILLE, vA. (Reuters) - At least one vehicle hit a crowd of people gathered in a Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, hours after police broke up a clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters, according to witnesses, but it was not clear whether the incident was connected to the earlier melee.

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Protesters clash again in Virginia city ahead of white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday ahead of a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general's statue that critics say glorifies the era of slavery.

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Fans pay big money for Mayweather-McGregor tickets

(Reuters) - Fight fans attending the much-hyped boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial artist Conor McGregor will have a chance to rub shoulders with the stars in Las Vegas -- but it won't come cheap.

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1 winning ticket sold for $393M lottery

There was one winning ticket in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, paying out an estimated $393 million, according to Mega Millions officials. It was the fifth largest jackpot in the game's 15-year history.

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Ex-Los Angeles investment banker gets extra five years for tribal bond fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Los Angeles investment banker imprisoned for 11 years for a stock manipulation scheme was sentenced on Friday to an additional five years for misappropriating proceeds from a bond issue by a Native American tribe.

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Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

(Reuters) - A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York's Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said.

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Third Point takes 1.6 million share stake in BlackRock, 4.5 million in Alibaba

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dan Loeb's Third Point took a 1.6 million-share stake in BlackRock Inc and reinitiated a stake in Alibaba Group Holding of 4.5 million shares during the second quarter ended June 30, according to regulatory filings late on Friday.

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Nineteen overcome with dizziness, nausea at New Hampshire hospital

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nineteen staff members were evacuated from a hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire, on Friday and treated for dizziness, nausea and vomiting, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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British college employee accused of Chicago murder agrees to transfer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An employee of Britain's Oxford University accused of stabbing to death a Chicago-area man with a second suspect agreed on Friday to be transferred to Illinois from California to face a murder charge.

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Chicago schools budget counts on uncertain funding

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A fiscal 2018 budget unveiled on Friday by the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) counts on nearly $570 million in new money from the state and city that may not materialize or has not been identified.

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Taylor Swift's bodyguard says he saw man grope star's bottom

DENVER (Reuters) - Pop star Taylor Swift's former bodyguard told a federal jury on Friday that a former disc jockey the singer-songwriter accuses of groping her bottom had been drinking and that he saw the man's hand go under her skirt during a photo shoot.

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Asylum seekers at Canada border unfazed by tents, months of uncertainty

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (Reuters) - Asylum seekers, mainly from Haiti, clambering over a gully from upstate New York into Canada on Friday were undeterred by the prospect of days in border tents, months of uncertainty and signs of a right-wing backlash in Quebec.

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Nebraska funeral picketing law survives protester's challenge

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Nebraska law that prohibits picketing within 500 feet of funerals, saying it did not violate the free speech rights of the Westboro Baptist Church, whose members condemn homosexuality.

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Weak U.S. dollar means unexpected bargains for foreign tourists

(Reuters) - Toshi Sugiyura and his wife Naka had a pleasant surprise awaiting them in San Francisco when the couple arrived from Japan on an anniversary trip, thanks to the U.S. dollar's months-long slide against the yen.

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BRIEF-Xinyuan Real Estate announces Q2 revenue of $488.2 million

* Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. announces second quarter 2017 financial results

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Lithuanian court upholds extradition of man to U.S. in $100 million fraud case

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania's top appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to extradite to the United States a Lithuanian man accused of defrauding Facebook and Google out of more than $100 million.

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Hero's welcome: Patriotic Chinese war film pulls in record $600 million

BEIJING (Reuters) - A film depicting a Chinese hero saving the day in a war-torn African country has become China's highest-grossing film, pulling in more than 4 billion yuan ($600.11 million) at the box office since it was released last month.

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First minutes would be critical in fight with North Korea with millions in the crossfire

It's the no-win situation that can only be imagined by US military officials tasked with preparing for a worst-case scenario -- conducting a preemptive strike on North Korea.

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U.S. wildfire preparedness raised to highest level

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. fire managers on Thursday raised the nation's wildfire readiness status to its highest level for the first time in two years, as California and several other Western states faced heightened danger from lightning storms.

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BRIEF-Questerre Energy reports Q2 revenue of C$4.18 million

* Qtrly adjusted funds flow from operations $880,000 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Equifax acquires ID Watchdog for about $63 million

* Equifax acquires ID Watchdog, a leading identity protection and resolution services company

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Rights groups sue over moving of Virginia white nationalist rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday to have a white nationalist rally in Virginia moved back to its original venue, saying that city officials' last-minute decision to shift the event violated organizers' rights.

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Exclusive: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S. - sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.

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Charlotte board split over police chief's finding in killing of black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - A civilian review board in Charlotte, North Carolina, handed down a split decision on Thursday over a finding by the city's police chief that an officer acted properly in killing a black man in 2016.

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Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.: sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.

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Keystone XL opponents vow long fight as Nebraska hearing concludes

LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline vowed on Thursday to block construction of the controversial project if Nebraska regulators approve the proposed route later this year.

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New York train tunnel project hires expert in public-private finance

NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - The Gateway Program, which includes building a new tunnel underneath New York's Hudson River, has hired a private financing expert from French bank Societe Generale as interim chief financial officer, the program said on Thursday.

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ABC’s ‘Pink Slime’ Report Tied to $177 Million in Settlement Costs

ABC News, a Disney unit, settled a defamation case with Beef Products Inc. this summer related to reports in 2012 over its low-cost processed beef trimmings.

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Driver of van in which child died arrested for aggravated manslaughter

(Reuters) - A 51-year-old woman was arrested for aggravated manslaughter in the death of a 3-year-old who earlier this week was left in a daycare's van on a hot Florida day, Orlando police said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.- sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.

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U.S. judge deals blow to Texas 'sanctuary' city law

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Austin has rejected an effort by Texas to have a law that would punish so-called sanctuary cities be declared constitutional ahead of the measure taking effect next month.

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BRIEF-Biorem announces new orders totaling $5 million

* Says ‍company's 2017 order bookings to date total $17.5 million compared to $7.6 million of orders booked in first seven months of 2016​

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Woman fired after being pregnant at wedding may sue NYC synagogue

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan Jewish congregation known as the oldest in the United States must face a lawsuit claiming it illegally fired a employee after learning she was 19 weeks pregnant when she married, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Celgene Corp says on August 10, co issued $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.250% senior notes due 2021

* Celgene Corp - on August 10, 2017, co issued $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.250% senior notes due 2021 - SEC filing Source text - (http://bit.ly/2hNCc4D) Further company coverage:

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Digital currency exchange Coinbase raises $100 million, hits $1 billion valuation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced on its blog on Thursday that it has raised $100 million in so-called "Series D" funding led by U.S. venture capital firm IVP, making it the first bitcoin start-up to achieve a valuation of at least $1 billion.

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Chipotle closes Dallas restaurant seen in viral rodent video

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday said it has closed the Dallas restaurant where a diner shot video of rodents crawling on the restaurant floor that was widely shared on the internet three weeks ago.

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Trial of Teamsters accused of 'Top Chef' extortion plot wraps up

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Thursday urged jurors in Boston to convict four Teamsters union members charged with trying in 2014 to extort jobs from a television production company filming "Top Chef" through tactics that included slashing tires and physically threatening host Padma Lakshmi.

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BRIEF-Apellis Pharmaceuticals says ‍closing of a $60 million Series E preferred stock financing

* Closing of a $60 million Series E preferred stock financing led by Sectoral Asset Management​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Millrock Resources ‍total 2017 exploration expenditures are estimated to be U.S.$5.1 million​

* ‍total 2017 exploration expenditures are estimated to be U.S.$5.1 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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13-million-year-old ape skull found

Researchers say the ancient fossil found in Kenya is the most well preserved ape skull ever discovered.

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BRIEF-YogaWorks Inc sees IPO of up to 7.3 million shares

* YogaWorks Inc sees IPO of up to 7.3 million shares priced between $5.50 and $6.50‍​ per share - SEC filing

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Oregon bans tobacco sales to under 21s, matching rules on marijuana

(Reuters) - Oregon is raising the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes in the state to 21, bringing its regulations into line with sales of marijuana products.

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BRIEF-Bellatrix Exploration reports Q2 revenue of C$74.3 million

* Bellatrix Exploration Ltd announces strong second quarter 2017 financial and operating results delivering 19 percent production growth year to date, increased 2017 guidance, and new independent director appointment

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Cuba says investigating 'incidents' concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Wednesday it was investigating allegations by the United States that unspecified "incidents" caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, after two Washington-based Cuban diplomats were expelled.

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New York's new casinos produce weaker-than-projected revenues

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Reuters) - New York State’s three new commercial casinos are turning out much weaker gambling revenues than projected, with gross receipts at one gaming hall off about 40 percent.

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Florida orders Orlando daycare centers shut after boy dies in van

(Reuters) - A Florida state regulator on Wednesday ordered the closure of two Orlando daycare centers two days after the death of a three-year-old boy who was left for hours by an employee in a van on a hot day.

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Taylor swift's mom wanted to avoid fallout from alleged groping

DENVER (Reuters) - Recording star Taylor Swift's mother testified on Wednesday that she became sick to her stomach when she learned that her daughter had been groped during a pre-concert photo shoot four years ago, but they decided against calling police to avoid publicity.

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No charges in fatal Washington police shooting of black man

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Washington police officer will face no charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorcyclist who rammed his cruiser after a high-speed chase, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Q4 EPS $0.17

* Alpha and omega semiconductor ltd qtrly ‍revenue was $98 million versus $91.4 million

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EPA headquarters in Washington secure after 'unfounded' report of gunshots

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities responded to the reported sound of gunshots at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington on Wednesday but police did not find any sign of a shooting, officials said.

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Trader who touted ForceField stock on Fox Business gets 15 months

(Reuters) - A Dallas-based trader was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to taking part in a scheme to pump up the stock price of LED lighting company ForceField Energy Inc, which U.S. prosecutors have said caused investor losses of $131 million.

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Prosecutors ask court to end Texas county's cash bail for misdemeanors

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Dozens of current and former state, county and federal prosecutors asked a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to strike down a bail system in the most populous Texas county that requires cash bonds for misdemeanor defendants, saying it can destroy the lives of the poor.

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Japan's Takata files another attempt to stay U.S. air bag lawsuits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Wednesday in an effort to pause lawsuits against the company over faulty air bag inflators - more than a month after its U.S. unit filed for bankruptcy in the same court.

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Ex-Gottex accountant gets prison for theft of nearly $3.6 million

BOSTON (Reuters) - A former accountant at Gottex Fund Management Holdings Ltd was sentenced on Wednesday to more than four years in a U.S. prison for engaging in a multi-year scheme to steal nearly $3.56 million from the Swiss hedge fund firm.

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Robert Mueller team details millions in ethics disclosures

Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller and key members of his team revealed millions of dollars of financial holdings and previous legal work for companies that could figure into their investigation of President Donald Trump's campaign, according to financial disclosures released Tuesday.

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U.N. urges action to avert famine threatening 20 million people worldwide

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday called on warring parties in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeastern Nigeria to allow humanitarian aid access and urged countries to donate more money to avert famines threatening 20 million people.

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United Airlines apologizes for death of dog on flight

(Reuters) - United Airlines apologized on Wednesday to the owners of dog who died in an aircraft cargo hold during a flight from Houston to San Francisco, the latest death of an animal under the airline's care.

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Taylor Swift shakes off silence with high-profile groping trial

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After keeping a low profile for months, Taylor Swift has put herself back in the spotlight in a bare bottom-groping trial, whose potential for embarrassment many celebrities would do their best to avoid.

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GE saves money by delaying Boston HQ tower construction

(Reuters) - General Electric Co said it is delaying construction of the largest part of its new $200 million headquarters in Boston to save money as new Chief Executive John Flannery looks to curtail costs.

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Washington Metro sued by diverse groups over issue-oriented ad ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union and groups across the political spectrum sued Washington's Metro transit system on Wednesday, saying its ban on issue-oriented ads violated U.S. constitutional guarantees of free speech.

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U.S. sanctions Mexican soccer star Rafa Marquez for alleged drug ties

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday it had sanctioned Mexican soccer star Rafael "Rafa" Marquez and more than 20 others for suspected links with an accused drug kingpin, tarnishing the reputation of one of Mexico's sporting giants.

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Here are your odds of winning both Powerball and Mega Millions

Playing both Mega Millions and Powerball? Here's your odds of winning both.

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Atlanta gym owner defends 'no cops' rule after death threats

(Reuters) - A gym owner in Atlanta who banned police officers and military members defended his policy on Wednesday after receiving scores of death threats prompted by the rule posted on his business's door.

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Android creator's company closes $300 million investment round

(Reuters) - Essential Products Inc, founded by Android operating system co-creator Andy Rubin said on Wednesday that the technology company had closed a $300 million investment round.

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Puerto Rico's biggest creditors envision resolving key dispute this year

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, presiding over Puerto Rico's massive bankruptcy, approved an agreement between the island's competing creditor classes on Wednesday aimed at moving forward with an effort to resolve claims on sales tax revenue.

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BRIEF-Nymox announces private placements of $3 million

* Nymox announces private placements of $3 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tiger Woods likely to enter first-time DUI offender program in Florida

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Reuters) - Golfer Tiger Woods is expected to enter a program for first-time DUI offenders to resolve charges filed against him after police found him asleep at the wheel of his parked car alongside a Florida road, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Southern Arc invests $5 million in Japan Gold Corp

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BRIEF-Houston Wire & Cable Company Q2 sales $75.6 million

* Houston Wire & Cable Company reports results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017

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Japan Display to save $455 million a year from structural reforms

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc on Wednesday said it would reduce 50 billion yen ($455 million) in annual fixed costs through restructuring steps, including consolidating production sites and cutting jobs.

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Disney pays at least $177 million to settle 'pink slime' case: filing

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co paid $177 million, in addition to insurance recoveries, to settle the closely watched "pink slime" defamation case against its ABC network by Beef Products Inc., a quarterly financial report shows.

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Disney pays at least $177 million to settle 'pink slime' case - filing

Aug 9 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co paid $177 million, in addition to insurance recoveries, to settle the closely watched "pink slime" defamation case against its ABC network by Beef Products Inc., a quarterly financial report shows.

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Cabrera to join fellow Masters winners Singh, Weir in Fiji

(Reuters) - Former U.S. Masters champion Angel Cabrera will join fellow green jacket winners Vijay Singh and Mike Weir at the Fiji International tournament later this month.

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Houston-area oil refineries unaffected by flooding after heavy rains

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston-area oil refineries were unaffected by heavy rains that caused flooding across wide areas of the city Monday night and Tuesday morning, the companies and industry sources said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Tahoe Resources reports Q2 revenue of $209.6 million

* Tahoe reports solid second quarter 2017 results; ceases dividend and suspends company-wide guidance due to uncertainty in Guatemala

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Bomb threat suspect in Israel offered services on dark web: U.S. authorities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Israeli teenager accused of a wave of bomb threats against dozens of Jewish community centers advertised his services on a now-shuttered online black market, offering to threaten any school for $30, according to U.S. authorities.

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Trump vows to 'win' against opioid epidemic, offers no new steps

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump promised to win the fight against a U.S. epidemic of opioid drug use, but offered no new steps to do so and did not act on a recommendation made by a presidential commission that he declare a national emergency.