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BRIEF-Golden Ocean: John Fredriksen's ‍Hemen Holding owns 34.2 pct after delivery of vessel

* GOLDEN OCEAN GROUP LTD: ‍HEMEN HOLDING LIMITED, WHICH IS INDIRECTLY CONTROLLED BY JOHN FREDRIKSEN FOR BENEFIT OF HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY, HAS RECEIVED 2,000,000 COMMON SHARES IN COMPANY AS PART OF SETTLEMENT OF PURCHASE PRICE FOR VESSEL​

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BRIEF-HSBC Holdings Says It Settles Foreign Exchange Investigation With U.S. DoJ

* SAYS IT SETTLES FOREIGN EXCHANGE INVESTIGATION WITH THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE‍​

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BRIEF-Crown Holdings Announces Pricing Of Senior Notes

* CROWN HOLDINGS - ‍HAS PRICED ITS OFFERINGS OF EUR 500 MILLION PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 2.875% SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES DUE 2026​

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COLUMN-China may cause larger seasonal swings in LNG prices: Russell

* GRAPHIC - China LNG imports vs spot price: http://reut.rs/2DJxrjH

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White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

White supremacists were responsible for the majority of extremist killings in 2017 compared to other groups, according to a newly released report by the Anti-Defamation League.

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White House did not tell Bannon to invoke executive privilege: Kelly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly told Fox News on Wednesday the White House did not tell former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon to invoke executive privilege in closed testimony before Congress on its probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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White House Chief of Staff Calls Trump’s Campaign Wall Promises ‘Not Fully Informed’

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday that President Trump’s campaign promises have “evolved” on immigration.

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White House chief of staff tells Democrats he worked to change the President's stance on immigration

White House chief of staff John Kelly, in talking about the wall and immigration, told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that some of President Donald Trump's positions as a candidate were uninformed, sources told CNN.

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White House backs short-term government funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House threw its support on Wednesday behind a Republican proposal to pass a stopgap bill that would fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 and avert a shutdown, dealing a blow to Democrats who want such a measure to include immigration protections.

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Congress should consult on confidential inquiries in Russia probes: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress should consult with the White House whenever it seeks confidential information that may be covered by executive privilege, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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White House says it supports short-term government funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it supports a short-term bill to fund the government and prevent a shutdown, even though its first preference would have been for a long-term deal.

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WHITE HOUSE: Flake is criticizing Trump for attention

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responds to the speech Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) gave on President Trump's treatment of the press, saying the Senator is looking for attention.

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BRIEF-CLAL Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd Reports 5.04 pct Passive Stake In Ormat Technologies As Of Jan. 7, 2018

* CLAL INSURANCE ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS LTD REPORTS 5.04 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES INC AS OF JANUARY 7, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2mCQZye)

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Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus Wants You to Think About Whiteness (and to Dance)

The indie-pop musician applied lessons learned while D.J.-ing and attending a workshop on race to her new album, “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.”

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Detroit dad deported after 30 years in US

As Jorge Garcia drove this week through the busy streets of Mexico City and up the winding road to his family home, he did not recognize the place he was born 39 years ago.

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Jo Jo White, Deadeye Shooter for Boston Celtics, Dies at 71

White played 10 seasons for the Celtics and helped lead the team to N.B.A. championships in 1974 and 1976.

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Schiff: White House imposed gag order on Bannon

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says the White House placed a "gag order" on Steve Bannon during his meeting with the House Intelligence Committee regarding the Russia investigation.

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White House Memo: Debate Continues Over What Trump Said. But Does the Exact Word Matter?

If the argument seems to amount to a distinction without a difference, neither the White House nor its allies have acknowledged it.

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Trump is fit for duty, but should hit the gym: White House doctor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight: White House doctor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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Bipartisan immigration plan fell short on border security: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan immigration proposal presented to President Donald Trump last week failed to adequately address his priorities, particularly in its level of funding for border security, the White House said on Tuesday.

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President asked the White House doctor for a cognitive exam after speculation about Trump's mental fitness

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who last week declared President Donald Trump in "excellent health," provided more details of the President's medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday.

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White House doctor says Trump in 'excellent' overall health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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White House doctor considered a variety of cognitive tests

Dr. Ronny Jackson, who examined President Trump, says he did not think the President needed a cognitive exam but gave him one at Trump's request.

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CRITIC’s NOTEBOOK: J.M. Coetzee’s Boyhood, in Black and White

Newly discovered photographs by the Nobel-winning novelist reveal a South African adolescence shaped by art and apartheid.

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White House Fuels Immigration Debate with Terrorism Statistics

A Trump administration report concludes that the vast majority of convicted terrorists are immigrants. But it relies on confusing and misleading data.

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Graham blasts White House staff over immigration fight

Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted President Donald Trump's staff over their reaction to a bipartisan immigration deal, saying they have not served the President well and some have "an irrational view."

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Acosta: White House officials blocked questions

CNN's Jim Acosta says the White House press wranglers shouted and blocked reporters from doing their jobs when the press asked about President Trump's immigration comments.

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BRIEF-Compass Diversified Holdings Announces Retirement Of Alan B. Offenberg And Names Elias J. Sabo As CEO

* COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF ALAN B. OFFENBERG AND NAMES ELIAS J. SABO AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper and father of two who has lived in the United States for 30 years, said a painful goodbye to his family at the Detroit Metro Airport early Monday morning.

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A Look Behind the Scenes at the Detroit Auto Show

The cars get all the attention, but it takes a lot of muscle to make one of the world’s biggest car shows happen.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding sells Beirut Four Seasons hotel stake- sources

BEIRUT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding has sold its stake in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for around $100-115 million including debt, sources told Reuters on Monday.

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BRIEF-Vitol US Holding Co completed acquisition Of Noble Americas Corporation ‍​

* VITOL US HOLDING CO. (“VITOL”) HAS COMPLETED ITS ACQUISITION OF NOBLE AMERICAS CORPORATION ‍​ Further company coverage:

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Detroit Auto Show May Be Celebrating an Era About to End

Three years of record sales mask signs that harder times lie ahead: bigger incentives, more fleet purchases and higher used-car values.

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Trump in 'excellent health,' White House doctor says after exam

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

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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-Primeline Energy Holdings Granted Interim Injunction Against CNOOC and CCL

* PRIMELINE ENERGY HOLDINGS - GRANTED INTERIM INJUNCTION RELATED TO ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS ENGAGED IN AGAINST CHINA NATIONAL OFFSHORE OIL & CNOOC CHINA LTD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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White House praises China reduction in North Korea trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House praised China's moves to reduce its trade with North Korea on Friday, saying it will help the U.S.-led effort to apply maximum pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Announces Entry Into Agreements For Registered Direct Placement Of $11 Mln Of Common Stock, Warrants

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS, INC. ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO AGREEMENTS FOR REGISTERED DIRECT PLACEMENT OF $11 MILLION OF COMMON STOCK AND WARRANTS

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BRIEF-Generation Investment Management Reports 5 Pct Passsive Stake In Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. As Of Jan 2

* GENERATION INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLP REPORTS A 5 PERCENT PASSSIVE STAKE IN SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V. AS OF JAN 2, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2mwrdwy) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Zais Group Holdings To Merge With Z Acquisition LLC

* ZAIS GROUP HOLDINGS, INC. ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE MERGER AGREEMENT; TRANSACTION WOULD RESULT IN COMPANY GOING PRIVATE

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BRIEF-Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Reports 5.2 Pct Passive Stake In Kenon Holdings As Of Jan 2, 2018

* CLAL INSURANCE ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS LTD REPORTS A 5.2 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN KENON HOLDINGS AS OF JAN 2, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2D1U711) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bitauto Holdings appoints Andy Zhang as Chief Executive​

* BITAUTO ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT ANDY ZHANG AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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White House says immigration deal has not been reached

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that an immigration deal to protect young immigrants from deportation had not been reached, contradicting the office of Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who said earlier on Thursday that an agreement had been secured.

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BRIEF-Buffalo Wild Wings Sees FY Revenue $2.067 Bln To $2.069 Bln

* BUFFALO WILD WINGS - PRELIMINARY ESTIMATED SYSTEM-WIDE SAME-STORE SALES FOR YEAR ENDED DEC 31 EXPECTED TO BE IN RANGE OF ABOUT DOWN 1.7% TO DOWN 1.6%‍​

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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Appoints Zhongyi Liu As Chief Strategy Officer For Blockchain, Business Development

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS APPOINTS ZHONGYI LIU AS CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER FOR BLOCKCHAIN AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Post Holdings to explore options for private brands business

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Post Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would explore options, including a sale, for its private brands business, which makes nut butter, dried fruits, pasta and granola products for retailers and distributors.

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Claws are out in logo row between Puma and fashion designer Plein

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sportswear firm Puma has won an injunction to stop fashion designer Philipp Plein from selling clothes in Germany bearing a tiger logo similar to its own leaping cat, Puma said on Thursday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: ‘The Lowest White Man’

For white supremacy to thrive, the lowest white man must be exalted above those who are black.

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Police stand guard outside class on 'white racism'

A Florida university posted campus police outside a sociology class titled "White Racism" after the professor was flooded with harassing

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White House personal cell ban starts next week

The White House ban on staffers using personal cellphones in the West Wing will go into effect next Tuesday, according to an internal memo sent Wednesday by chief of staff John Kelly.

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BRIEF-Fcpt Acquires 2 Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Properties

* FCPT ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF TWO BUFFALO WILD WINGS RESTAURANT PROPERTIES FOR $6.6 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. concerned by Iran crackdown, 'will not remain silent': White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned by reports that Iran has imprisoned thousands of its citizens and tortured or killed some of them in detention, the White House said on Wednesday.

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White House corrects DACA meeting transcript

The White House issued an updated transcript from President Trump's immigration meeting after it initially excluded a line in which the President appeared to agree with a clean bill to protect Dreamers.

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Trump says U.S. open to talks with North Korea: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Moon Jae-in, the leader of South Korea, that the United States is open to talks with North Korea "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances," the White House said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Grubhub and White Castle Announce Partnership

* GRUBHUB - ‍ CO, WHITE CASTLE ANNOUNCED PARTNERSHIP THAT WILL OFFER DELIVERY FROM CASTLES ACROSS COUNTRY, IN MARKETS WHERE BOTH BRANDS ARE AVAILABLE​

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Voter panel made no findings, will destroy data: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial voter fraud panel made no early findings and will not give the Department of Homeland Security any voter data it received, the White House's top technology official said.

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‘Outrageous,’ White House Says of DACA Ruling, as Trump Calls Court System ‘Broken’

Republicans and Democrats are in the middle of a legislative battle over the program created by President Barack Obama, called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

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White confident of legacy regardless of Pyeongchang result

LONDON (Reuters) - There are very few winter Olympians who have transcended their sport quite like the pioneering American Shaun White, a two-time halfpipe gold medal winner widely regarded as the greatest competitive snowboarder in history.

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BRIEF-Vince Holding Corp Provides Holiday Sales Performance Update

* VINCE HOLDING CORP. PROVIDES HOLIDAY SALES PERFORMANCE UPDATE

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BRIEF-Bob Evans Farms Inc Says Merger Proposal With Post Holdings Was Approved

* BOB EVANS FARMS INC SAYS MERGER PROPOSAL WITH POST HOLDINGS WAS APPROVED ON JAN 9, 2018 IN SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS -SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2DeMMJ1) Further company coverage:

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Editorial Observer: Monuments to White Supremacy

Tennessee lawmakers can no longer plausibly deny racist origins of the Confederate monument movement.

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Trump will meet with Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev at White House on January 16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the White House on Jan. 16, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Athene Holding Ltd. Announces Pricing Of Senior Notes

* ATHENE HOLDING LTD - ‍ANNOUNCED PRICING OF $1.0 BILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ITS 4.125% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028​

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Where to Go Now: At the Auto Show in Detroit, a Sneak Peek at What’s New

From the airport to the exhibition, here is how to get the most out of a visit to the North American International Auto Show.

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White House: Lawmakers agreed immigration bill to focus on four areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to work toward an immigration bill that focuses on four areas: border security, so-called chain migration, the visa lottery system and the plight of 'Dreamer' immigrants.

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Get a rare look inside White House

Members of Congress attend a bipartisan meeting at the White House concerning the immigration bill.

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Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in White House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race, while one of Winfrey's closest friends said the media mogul and actress was "intrigued" by the possibility of running but was not considering it now.

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Trump to attend Davos economic forum: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month, his chief spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

Up to 15 inches fell in northwestern Algeria, creating an alien-looking landscape right here on Earth.

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The Conversation: The Very Stable Genius in the Very Stable White House

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

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BRIEF-United Community Banks And NLFC Holdings Corp Announce Merger Agreement

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC AND NLFC HOLDINGS CORP, THE PARENT OF NAVITAS CREDIT CORP, ANNOUNCE MERGER AGREEMENT

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Engineers allege Google discriminates against white men and conservatives

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BRIEF-Delek U.S Holdings Says Expects Closing Of Alon USA Partners Acquisition To Occur On Feb 7

* DELEK US HOLDINGS INC - CONSENT PROCESS WILL CONCLUDE ON FEBRUARY 5, 2018

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Google Memo Author Sues, Claiming Bias Against White Conservative Men

James Damore, an engineer who was fired after writing about gender differences, accused the company of workplace discrimination in a lawsuit.

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BRIEF-Patrick Miles Reports 9.1 Pct Stake In Alphatec Holdings As Of Dec 28‍​

* PATRICK S. MILES REPORTS 9.1 PERCENT STAKE IN ALPHATEC HOLDINGS INC AS OF DECEMBER 28, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2qG3yOH) Further company coverage:

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'The Greatest Showman' swings to top of Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The soundtrack for circus musical "The Greatest Showman" climbed its way to the top of the U.S. weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, leaving offerings from Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift as the runner-ups.

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Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel from Jan. 20 to 23, the White House said on Monday, embarking on a tour originally planned for last month after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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BRIEF-Esousa Holdings LLC Reports 9.99% Passive Stake In Net Element As On Dec 29, 2017

* ESOUSA HOLDINGS LLC REPORTS 9.99 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN NET ELEMENT INC AS ON DEC 29, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2COxFbx) Further company coverage:

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Oprah for president? Winfrey fans urge White House run after #MeToo speech

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey fans lit up Twitter on Monday with calls for her to run for U.S. president after the entertainment star gave an inspiring "new day" speech at an awards show in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

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How Trump became 'the white affirmative action president'

When the Trump administration recently signaled that it was going to crack down on affirmative action, some critics responded with an odd request:

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BRIEF-JD.Com Inc Reports A 5.5 Percent Stake In Vipshop Holdings

* JD.COM INC REPORTS A 5.5 PERCENT STAKE IN VIPSHOP HOLDINGS AS OF DEC 29, 2017 - SEC FLING Source text (http://bit.ly/2mc1YPO) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-LightInThebox Holding Says To Accept Bitcoin Payment​

* LIGHTINTHEBOX HOLDING CO LTD SAYS ‍BITCOIN WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED ON LIGHTINTHEBOX.COM AND MINIINTHEBOX.COM PLATFORMS AS OF JANUARY 5, 2018​

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In possible boon for White House, Fed ready to lay low as tax plan kicks in

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers have come to view Donald Trump's tax overhaul as a short-term economic boost that will neither permanently supercharge the economy, as the president says, or cause an immediate disruption that would require a central bank response, as some analysts have warned.

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White House sends mixed messages on infrastructure

President Donald Trump and his top economic adviser appear to have different views about the use of public-private partnerships for building projects, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.

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Trump, Macron discuss North Korea, Iran: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Saturday, the White House said on Sunday, and Trump provided Macron with an update on developments on the Korean Peninsula and the two discussed demonstrations in Iran.

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Russia meddling in Mexican election: White House aide McMaster

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Russian government has launched a sophisticated campaign to influence Mexico's 2018 presidential election and stir up division, a senior White House official said in a video clip published by Mexican newspaper Reforma.

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BRIEF-Markor And Units Acquire Stakes In M.U.S.T. Holdings And Rowe Fine Furniture

Jan 7 (Reuters) - Markor International Home Furnishings Co Ltd:

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BRIEF-IEG Holdings Corp Announces Commencement Of Tender Offer For Shares Of LendingClub Corp

* IEG HOLDINGS CORP - ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF TENDER OFFER FOR SHARES OF LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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White House Memo: For Trump, Book Raises Familiar Questions of Loyalty and Candor

Every president is confronted by unflattering portrayals by former aides who leave and tell their stories, but usually not so early in an administration.

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Trump spoke by phone to Mitt Romney, White House official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump spoke by phone with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a White House official said on Friday, as Romney girds for a potential run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

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Democrat: Fire White House lawyer over Russia probe report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top House Democrat called for the immediate dismissal of White House counsel Don McGahn on Friday after a report that President Donald Trump asked McGahn to urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the investigation of Russian election meddling.

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For Trump, image is everything. A new exposé on the White House is likely painful for the President.

Nothing means more to Donald Trump than his image.

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White House, senators seek Iran measure ahead of nuclear deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators and Trump administration officials met at the White House on Thursday, hoping to hammer out compromise legislation to tighten restrictions on Iran while keeping Washington in an international nuclear deal with Tehran.

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Trump ordered White House counsel to press Sessions to lead Russia probe, but he failed, NYT reports

Special counsel Robert Mueller is aware of an unsuccessful attempt by President Donald Trump to lobby Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Justice Department's Russia probe, The New York Times reported Thursday.

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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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Trump lawsuit over White House book 'nonstarter,' legal experts say

(Reuters) - Any lawsuits by President Donald Trump against former chief strategist Steve Bannon or the author and publisher of a book depicting a chaotic White House and Trump as out of his depth would almost certainly fail and could lead to more damaging disclosures, legal experts said.

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Sears Holdings to close 103 Kmart and Sears stores

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp said on Thursday it was shuttering 103 unprofitable Kmart and Sears stores as it continues to assess the viability of its operations.

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BRIEF-Sears Holdings says it will be closing 64 Kmart stores, 39 Sears stores between early March and early April 2018

* SEARS HOLDINGS - INFORMED ASSOCIATES AT 64 KMART STORES, 39 SEARS STORES THAT IT WILL BE CLOSING THESE STORES BETWEEN EARLY MARCH AND EARLY APRIL 2018 Source text - http://bit.ly/2CHPB8w Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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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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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Announces Strategic Partnership With Jingtum Technology

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH JINGTUM TECHNOLOGY

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World Series champion Astros to visit White House

(Reuters) - The Houston Astros will visit the White House to be honored by United States president Donald Trump, a team staff member told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday.

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Trump breaks with Bannon, says former White House aide 'lost his mind'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday as having "lost his mind" in the fallout over damaging comments Bannon made about Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. in excerpts from a new book.

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Baseball: World Series champion Astros to visit White House

(Reuters) - The Houston Astros will visit the White House to be honored by United States president Donald Trump, a team staff member told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday.

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Anderson Cooper questions White House's line of attack

CNN's Anderson Cooper questions the White House's line of attack on Steve Bannon, whom White House press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says did not wield influence, despite his official title as "Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President."

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White House defends Trump's nuclear taunting

President Donald Trump's escalated statements against North Korea have revived questions in Washington about the President's authority to approve the use of nuclear weapons. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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White House officials feared Bannon would do this

The war that erupted between the White House and Steve Bannon Wednesday is one many people inside the West Wing feared would happen after the former chief strategist was pushed out of the administration several months ago.

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Americans should worry about Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's: White House

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump's tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader's mental fitness, not their president's.

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White House responds to Bannon claims

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump was "furious and disgusted" by the claims made by Steve Bannon in a new book.

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BRIEF-JD.com Reports 9.1 Pct Passive Stake In Lexinfintech Holdings

* JD.COM INC REPORTS 9.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN LEXINFINTECH HOLDINGS LTD AS OF DECEMBER 26, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2DY4Vd7 Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Spectrum Brands Holdings To Explore Strategic Options For Its Global Batteries & Appliances Businesses

* SPECTRUM BRANDS HOLDINGS TO EXPLORE STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR ITS GLOBAL BATTERIES & APPLIANCES BUSINESSES

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BRIEF-Pershing Square Holdings Proposes Sale Of Howard Hughes Corporation Stock To Help 300 Million Dollar Tender Offer By William A. Ackman

* ANNOUNCES PROPOSED SALE OF ITS HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION COMMON STOCK AND A USD 300,000,000 POTENTIAL TENDER OFFER FOR PSH SHARES BY WILLIAM A. ACKMAN AND AFFILIATES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-National Bank Holdings Corp Announces Completion Of Peoples Inc Acquisition

* NATIONAL BANK HOLDINGS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF PEOPLES, INC. ACQUISITION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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White House defends Trump's golfing

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's golf outings, saying he has improved relationships with congressmen while on the course.

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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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BRIEF-Syncora Holdings Ltd - Unit With Other Parties Settled Dispute With Greenpoint Mortgage Funding

* SYNCORA HOLDINGS LTD - UNIT WITH OTHER PARTIES SETTLED DISPUTE WITH GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING

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BRIEF-DPW Holdings' Subsidiary Coolisys Technologies Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Enertec

* DPW HOLDINGS’ SUBSIDIARY COOLISYS TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ENERTEC

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Germany's JAB Holding seeks funds for coffee and cosmetics deals

FRANKFURT, Jan 2 (Reuters) - JAB Holding, a private investment company that has grown fast through a string of coffee deals in recent years, wants to make further acquisitions and is seeking funds from investors, an executive told a German paper.

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Tamil film star Rajinikanth to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers.

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Woman without headscarf waves white shawl

A woman without her headscarf waves a white shawl in what appears to be part of a social media campaign protesting an Iranian law that requires women to wear hijabs.

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Tamil film star to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers.

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BRIEF-RCI Hospitality Holdings Sees Q4 Revenue $39.2 Mln

* RCI NEEDS ADDITIONAL TIME TO FILE 10-K; ISSUES PRELIMINARY 4Q17 & FY17 UPDATE AND FY18 OUTLOOK

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White House, Congress prepare for talks on spending, immigration

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it was set to kick off talks next week with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on immigration policy, government spending and other issues that need to be wrapped up early in the new year.

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BRIEF-City Holding Says On Dec 26 Unit Filed Lawsuit Against Kentucky Fuels, The James C. Justice Cos

* CITY HOLDING CO SAYS ON DEC 26, CO'S UNIT FILED LAWSUIT AGAINST KENTUCKY FUELS CORP AND THE JAMES C. JUSTICE COMPANIES INC - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Whitestone REIT Confirms Receipt of Notice of Trustee Nominations

* WHITESTONE REIT- ‍KBS SOR PROPERTIES SUBMITTED NOTICE ON DEC 28,TO NOMINATE 3 INDIVIDUALS FOR ELECTION AS CLASS III TRUSTEES TO CO'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES​

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The stone that built the White House

About an hour's drive from Washington, a quiet, suburban neighborhood gives way to an unassuming gravel parking lot. Neighbors meander on a newly constructed boardwalk with their dogs and strollers, passing over a creek until the deck gives way to Government Island. Today, it's a peaceful Stafford County park with a mile and a half of wooded trail, rocks, plants and wildlife. But in the 1790s, it was a hub of activity: This island provided the stone for the White House.

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BRIEF-Validus Holdings' Unit Entered Into A Subscription Agreement With Aquiline Co

* VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD SAYS ON DECEMBER 22, UNIT ENTERED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT WITH AQUILINE CO-INVEST III GP ‍​ - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-National Bank Holdings Says Performed Analysis To Determine Impact Of Revaluation Of Deferred Tax Asset

* NATIONAL BANK HOLDINGS SAYS PERFORMED ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE IMPACT OF REVALUATION OF DEFERRED TAX ASSET USING SEPT 30, 2017 BALANCE OF $50.7 MILLION

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Ex-White House lawyer: Rooney does not belong in Congress

Richard Painter, former White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, slams Florida GOP Rep. Francis Rooney for his comments calling for a purge of the FBI.

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BRIEF-Yamato Holdings To Partner With JD.Com To Ship Products From Japanese Retailers Throughout China - Nikkei

* YAMATO HOLDINGS TO PARTNER WITH JD.COM TO SHIP PRODUCTS FROM JAPANESE RETAILERS THROUGHOUT CHINA , STARTING IN 2018 - NIKKEI Source text : [http://s.nikkei.com/2BKljxm] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Paypal Holdings Drew Down $1 Billion Under Its 364-Day Delayed-Draw Term Loan Credit Facility ‍​

* PAYPAL HOLDINGS - ON DECEMBER 22, 2017, CO DREW DOWN $1.0 BILLION UNDER ITS 364-DAY DELAYED-DRAW TERM LOAN CREDIT FACILITY ‍​ Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2l1xxv8) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Joseph Samberg Reports 9.5 Percent Passive Stake In NII Holdings

* JOSEPH D. SAMBERG REPORTS 9.5 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN NII HOLDINGS INC AS OF DEC. 15, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2C71L7l) Further company coverage:

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Iran confirms upholding death sentence for academic over spying

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against a Sweden-based Iranian academic convicted of spying for Israel, the Tehran prosecutor was quoted as saying on Monday, confirming reports by Amnesty International and his family.

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White House denies report that Trump slammed immigrants

The White House strongly pushed back on a report that President Donald Trump spoke about immigrants in a dismissive and demeaning fashion during a June meeting with top administration officials.

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In just a year, the White House has alienated US allies and played into the hands of foes

Men in combat fatigues posed for pictures on the border between Syria and Iraq, as they waved national and paramilitary flags. To them, this was not just another meeting, but a hard-fought triumph. Years of fighting had allowed Iran's partners and proxies to finally link up from various parts of the war-torn Levant.

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White House denies NYT report claiming Trump said Haitian immigrants 'all have AIDS'

The White House strongly pushed back on a report that President Donald Trump spoke about immigrants in a dismissive and demeaning fashion during a June meeting with top administration officials.

Winfrey, Oprah nytimes.com

The White Internet’s Love Affair With Digital Blackface

All across the internet, white people feel empowered to play around with black identity.

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White House media moments that shocked us in 2017

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Cryptocurrency stocks holding gains despite bitcoin pullback

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks that surged in recent weeks because of the cryptocurrency mania have managed to hold onto most of their gains despite the recent retreat in the price of bitcoin and skepticism from market participants.

Hotels and Travel Lodgings nytimes.com

With Trump in the White House, the Family Business Takes It Down a Notch

The company’s only major deal since President Trump took office lacks customary big city flair. A strip mall is across the street.

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BRIEF-IEG Holdings Incorporated 100% Owned Unit Co Named Investment Evolution Crypto

* IEG HOLDINGS CORP - HAS INCORPORATED A 100% OWNED SUBSIDIARY COMPANY NAMED INVESTMENT EVOLUTION CRYPTO, LLC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump skips end-of-year White House press conference

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Top Trump aide to depart White House

Deputy White House Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn will leave the administration early next year, CNN has learned, and is expected to pursue work in the private sector. His departure has been rumored for weeks, and sources familiar with the matter say he has been privately telling his West Wing colleagues that he would likely leave soon.

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BRIEF-Biglari Holdings Enters Into Agreement & Plan Of Merger

* BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC - CO ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT & PLAN OF MERGER TO REORGANIZE ITSELF AS HOLDING COMPANY WITH A DUAL CLASS STRUCTURE

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BRIEF-JXTG Holdings To Terminate Reporting Obligations With U.S. SEC

* TO TERMINATE REPORTING OBLIGATIONS WITH U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Ladbrokes Coral Group Announces ‍Offer By GVC Holdings Plc​

* FOR EACH LADBROKES CORAL SHARE, LADBROKES CORAL SHAREHOLDERS WILL BE ENTITLED TO 32.7 PENCE IN CASH, 0.141 ORDINARY GVC SHARES​

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Dispute Over Midterm Game Plan Erupts Inside the White House

A meeting involving President Trump and his top advisers devolved into a heated exchange between his former campaign adviser and the White House political director.

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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.

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

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Senior White House adviser promoted conspiracy theories on the radio

A White House senior adviser at the Department of Homeland Security promoted several far-right conspiracy theories in past radio appearances, a CNN KFile review has found.

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BRIEF-Blackstone Holdings I LP Reports 8.5 Pct Stake In CVR Partners LP As On Dec 18

* BLACKSTONE HOLDINGS I L.P. REPORTS 8.5 PERCENT STAKE IN CVR PARTNERS LP AS ON DEC 18 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Santander Holdings USA Files For Potential Mixed Shelf Offering, Size Not Disclosed

* SANTANDER HOLDINGS USA INC FILES FOR POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING, SIZE NOT DISCLOSED - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2Dg8SdE) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-CD&R Univar Holdings L.P. Reports 8.2 Pct Stake In Univar Inc

* CD&R UNIVAR HOLDINGS L.P. REPORTS 8.2 PERCENT STAKE IN UNIVAR INC AS ON DEC 19 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2BIZ7Ek) Further company coverage:

News and News Media nytimes.com

Glenn Thrush, Suspended Times Reporter, to Resume Work but Won’t Cover White House

Mr. Thrush, who was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, will no longer cover the White House when he returns from his suspension in late January, The Times said.

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White House aide sees temporary funding fix for children's health program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A short-term fix to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program into January will likely be part of a stop-gap government funding bill Congress is expected to approve this week, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-ALJ Regional Holdings Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.37

* ALJ REGIONAL HOLDINGS, INC. ANNOUNCES EARNINGS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

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BRIEF-Seacor Holdings Announces Results Of Its Offer To Repurchase Its 2.50% Convertible Senior Notes

* SEACOR HOLDINGS INC. ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ITS OFFER TO REPURCHASE ITS 2.50% CONVERTIBLE SENIOR NOTES

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Will it be a white Christmas? Here's the forecast

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Well, "wish-casting" a weather forecast gets you only so far. If you want to know where to go to have the best odds, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has an interactive map that guides you through the climatological chances individual towns have of having a white Christmas.

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Kenya police raid Islamic school, arresting teachers and holding 100 children

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police raided an Islamic school on Tuesday, arresting two teachers and taking around 100 children into protective custody in what police described as a counter-terrorism operation involving foreign law-enforcement agencies.

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BRIEF-Crown Holdings CFO Says Free Cash Flow Per Share Improves 31 Pct From $4.34 In Pro Forma 2017 To $5.70 In 2019

* CROWN HOLDINGS CFO SAYS FREE CASH FLOW PER SHARE IMPROVES 31 PERCENT FROM $4.34 IN PRO FORMA 2017 TO $5.70 IN 2019 - CONF CALL Further company coverage:

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'White gold' on deck of French trawler signals bumper haul of scallops

OFF THE COAST OF NORMANDY, France (Reuters) - On the trawler Thierisa the mood was festive. It was the first day of the scallop season and the deck already groaned with the "white gold" of a bumper...

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White House officially blames North Korea for massive 'WannaCry' cyberattack

White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said Monday the United States believes North Korea was behind the "WannaCry" cyberattack earlier this year.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Trump Nominee Withdraws in Latest Judicial Setback for White House

The nominee, Matthew Petersen, was the third in recent days to remove himself from consideration, another embarrassment for the White House selection process.

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White House adviser: Can't say Trump read every word of new strategy

National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton talks about President Trump's "America First" national security strategy.

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BRIEF-Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Reports 5.6 Pct Stake In Athene Holding Ltd

* ABU DHABI INVESTMENT AUTHORITY REPORTS 5.6 PERCENT STAKE IN ATHENE HOLDING LTD AS ON DEC 8 - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2BISeWg] Further company coverage:

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'White Christmas' fans are sure to know these 7 facts

If there's a Christmas movie you can count on watching on TV, it's "White Christmas."

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White House optimistic Congress will avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House legislative director Marc Short said he expects Congress to pass a short-term spending bill to fund the federal government at least into January, he told CNBC in an interview on Monday, days before current funding expires on Friday.

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BRIEF-Remark Holdings Announces $10 Million Investment From Charoen Pokphand - Priced At US$12 Per Share

* REMARK HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM CHAROEN POKPHAND (CP GROUP) - PRICED AT US$12 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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BRIEF-Covanta Holding Corp Partners With Green Investment Group

* COVANTA HOLDING CORPORATION PARTNERS WITH THE GREEN INVESTMENT GROUP TO DEVELOP, FUND AND OWN ENERGY-FROM-WASTE PROJECTS

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'SNL' has special White House Christmas message

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White House: No plans to fire Mueller

The White House repeated Saturday that President Donald Trump has no intentions of firing Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller amid fresh speculation from a congresswoman that he would be doing so.

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White House lawyer: No plans to fire Mueller

The White House says President Trump has no intentions of firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller amid speculation from a congresswoman that Trump might consider doing so.

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White House bans CDC from using 7 words

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, are now under order by the Trump administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington Post.

Manigault, Omarosa nytimes.com

Omarosa Manigault Newman, Leaving the White House, Suggests the Show Will Go On

As the spectacle surrounding Ms. Newman’s departure promises to carry over into the Trump administration’s second year, her telegenic antics have not been entertaining to several West Wing aides.

Reality Television nytimes.com

Omarosa’s White House Show Is Canceled

Love her or hate her, the former reality show star turned White House aide has never shied away from controversy.

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Omarosa: It was lonely being a black woman in the White House

Former Trump aide and reality television star Omarosa Manigault spoke out about a lack of diversity in the White House on ABC's "Nightline."

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017) nytimes.com

White Nationalist Now Faces First-Degree Murder in Charlottesville Killing

Prosecutors increased the top charge against James Fields Jr., who is accused of driving his car into counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer

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Trump discusses North Korea situation with Putin: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two leaders "discussed working together to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea," the White House said in a statement.

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Omarosa was only African-American earning the top White House salary

Omarosa Manigault Newman, a senior staffer who recently departed the White House and the only African-American drawing a top salary, said Thursday the "lack of diversity" was a challenge she grappled with.

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White nationalist charged with first-degree murder in Virginia car killing: media

(Reuters) - A white nationalist accused of killing a 32-year old woman when he plowed his car into a crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday, local media reported.

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White House 'not aware' of anything that could have prevented Sandy Hook

Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the White House downplayed efforts to prevent mass shootings, insisting there was no single solution to increasingly deadly violence.

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BRIEF-Consolidated HCI Holdings Corp Qtrly Loss Per Share $0.07

* CONSOLIDATED HCI HOLDINGS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 ANNUAL AND FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS

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Ford to move autonomous vehicle business to Detroit

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it would relocate its autonomous and electric vehicle units to Detroit from Dearborn, Michigan.

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Trump supports deal for Disney to acquire Fox film, TV units -White House

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump backs the deal that Walt Disney Co has struck to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

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Omarosa explains White House exit on 'GMA'

The day after news broke about her departure from the Trump administration, Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on "Good Morning America" to tell her side of the story.

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Omarosa denies tale of White House confrontation

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the White House aide whose resignation was announced on Wednesday, denied reports that she left the White House after a dramatic confrontation with White House chief of staff John Kelly.

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BRIEF-OneMain Holdings Announces Pricing Of Secondary Offering Of Common Stock

* ONEMAIN HOLDINGS, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF SECONDARY OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK BY AN AFFILIATE OF FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP LLC

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White House reins in Tillerson's offer to start North Korea talks

The White House and State Department both stated Wednesday that the US is not ready to begin talks with North Korea, a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had suggested the two sides could start talks without preconditions.

nytimes.com

Alabama, White House, Janet Yellen: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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

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BRIEF-Lexinfintech Holdings Ltd Sees U.S. IPO Of 12 Million

* LEXINFINTECH HOLDINGS LTD SEES U.S. IPO OF 12.0 MILLION AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES REPRESENTING 24.0 MILLION CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES - SEC FILING

North Korea nytimes.com

White House Corrects Tillerson on Whether U.S. Will Talk to North Korea

It was only the latest example of a public rift between the president and his chief diplomat over North Korea.

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Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for North Korea talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang anytime and without pre-conditions.

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White House says not right time for North Korea talks, despite Tillerson overture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang anytime and without pre-conditions.

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White House says not right time for talks with North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There can be no negotiations with North Korea until it "fundamentally improves its behavior," a White House official said on Wednesday, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin direct talks with Pyongyang anytime and without pre-conditions.

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White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman resigns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former reality television star-turned political aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, has resigned from the White House to "pursue other opportunities," Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.

cnn.com

The blame game begins inside the White House

As a cold morning broke at the White House on Wednesday, questions mounted about who was to blame for the remarkable loss of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Manigault, Omarosa nytimes.com

Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave White House Job Next Month

Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned “to pursue other opportunities,” the White House press secretary said.

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Trump backer Omarosa is leaving the White House

White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," plans to leave the White House next month, according to a statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders.

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BRIEF-Seacor Holdings Inc. Announces Sale And Lease Of Sea-Vista Tanker

* SEACOR HOLDINGS INC. ANNOUNCES SALE AND LEASE OF SEA-VISTA TANKER

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BRIEF-LightInTheBox Holding Co Q3 Loss Per ADS $0.03

* ‍FOR Q4, COMPANY EXPECTS NET REVENUES TO BE BETWEEN $97 MILLION AND $100 MILLION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: