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Google's face match feature doesn't work in Illinois and Texas

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Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Gets His Sanity Grades

Relax, this man knows his camels.

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Cboe gets nod to challenge NYSE, Nasdaq for closing stock orders

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday approved a proposal from No. 2 U.S. stock exchange operator Cboe Global Markets Inc to compete for end-of-day orders for stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Inc.

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Florida man gets prison for trading on tip about Gilead deal

Jan 17 (Reuters) - A Florida man was sentenced on Wednesday to one year in prison for engaging in insider trading based on a tip he received from an ex-Morgan Stanley broker about Gilead Sciences Inc's planned $11.2 billion purchase of Pharmasset Inc in 2011, prosecutors said.

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Psychic paid $3.5 million for exorcisms gets prison for evading U.S. taxes

BOSTON (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic was sentenced on Wednesday to 26 months in prison after admitting that she tried to avoid paying taxes on over $3.5 million that she received from an elderly Massachusetts woman seeking to cleanse herself of demons.

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Sharapova gets patience test with Melbourne set to sizzle

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova returns to Rod Laver Arena for the first time since her drug ban for a second round match against Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday as players, officials and fans alike prepare for sweltering heat at the Australian Open.

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European lawmakers vote for more ambition on renewables targets

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European lawmakers voted on Wednesday to ramp up climate goals in draft measures to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption, setting up tough talks with EU member states.

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Greece gets interest for new offshore oil and gas tenders: licensing body

ATHENS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation west and south of Greece have attracted "strong interest" from companies exploring in the Mediterranean, the head of Greece's oil and gas resources management company said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Kirkland Lake Gold Targets Higher Production, Improved Unit Costs In 2018 Guidance

* KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD TARGETS HIGHER PRODUCTION, IMPROVED UNIT COSTS IN 2018 GUIDANCE, ANNOUNCES NEW SHAFT PROJECT FOR MACASSA

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Wilma! Malaysian sultan gets his own Flintstone car

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian sultan, known for his love of cars, was this week given his very own car right out of history, but he won't be getting blisters on his feet driving it around.

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Tennis: Tsonga edges Shapovalov to strike blow for old guard

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - There was a time when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was one of the new kids bounding on to the block, swinging from the hip and shaking up the established hierarchy in men's tennis.

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Novartis gets U.S. priority review for Kymriah for adults with lymphoma

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has been ‍granted priority review for its cell therapy Kymriah for adults with a form of lymphoma by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand use of the treatment in multiple blood cancers.

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Tennis: Tsonga tames Shapovalov in five-set classic

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga required all his years of experience to tame Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Qualcomm tries to win shareholder support, lays out lofty 2019 targets

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday gave a lofty revenue, profit outlook for 2019 as the U.S. chipmaker looks to win over shareholder support to reject the hostile bid from Broadcom Ltd.

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EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of "foreign garbage" from the start of 2018.

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BRIEF-Praxair Expands Hydrogen Supply To Motiva Port Arthur, Texas Refinery

* PRAXAIR EXPANDS HYDROGEN SUPPLY TO MOTIVA PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS REFINERY

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Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...

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New bill targets Russia, others for future election interference

Lawmakers are set to introduce a bill that would punish any nation that tries to influence a US election, adding extra sanctions against Russia if it once again tries to interfere.

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UK supermarket Iceland targets plastic-free own label ranges by 2023

LONDON (Reuters) - British supermarket Iceland plans to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023 and called on the industry to follow its lead.

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Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government’s peace-making plans.

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Wayward wallaby gets the jump on police in Sydney Harbour Bridge chase

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians often joke that tourists expect to see kangaroos hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge but the joke was on police on Tuesday when a wayward wallaby led them in an early-morning chase across the famous landmark.

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UPDATE 2-Rio Tinto targets modest hike in 2018 iron ore shipments

* Mined copper output down 9 pct in 2017 (Adds expansion details, iron ore price, Oyu Tolgoi tax bill)

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Designer gets heat for drag queen model

Designer Brandon Hilton is facing criticism after announcing the new covergirl for his brand, House of Mann: 9-year-old drag queen Lactatia.

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Exclusive: China's JD.com targets $2 billion fundraising at logistics unit - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's second-biggest e-commerce firm JD.com has kicked off a fundraising round at its logistics unit with a target of at least $2 billion, and eventually plans to list the business overseas, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Individual Mandate Now Gone, G.O.P. Targets the One for Employers

Congressional Republicans will try once again to undo a requirement in the Affordable Care Act for employers to offer coverage to their employees.

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McAuliffe: He gets away with foolishness

Former Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) tells CNN's Jake Tapper that it is time for people to stand up to President Trump.

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Venus to battle Bencic as Australian Open gets underway

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Open gets underway with a bang on Monday, with last year's finalist Venus Williams taking on resurgent Swiss talent Belinda Bencic in a much-anticipated clash of generations on Rod Laver Arena's center court.

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Profile: Brussels, E.U. Capital, Gets a Novel, Both Tart and Empathic

Robert Menasse writes a polyphonic novel of satire and sympathy about Brussels, Europe’s symbolic capital — its bureaucrats, nationalisms and police.

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Jet skids, gets stuck on cliff

No one was injured and all passengers were evacuated when a commercial airliner skidded off the runway at Trabzon Airport in Turkey.

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Cool gadgets from CES 2018

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Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy

Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.

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Adidas targets U.S. market share of 15-20 percent: paper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German sportswear maker Adidas wants to increase its U.S. market share to around 15-20 percent from levels that are now "significantly lower", its chief financial officer said.

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Adidas targets US market share of 15-20 pct - paper

FRANKFURT, Jan 13 (Reuters) - German sportswear maker Adidas wants to increase its U.S. market share to around 15-20 percent from levels that are now "significantly lower", its chief financial officer said.

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Ex-mobile phone industry executive gets five years for text message scam

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former mobile phone industry executive was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty of defrauding cellphone customers by charging them millions of dollars for unwanted text messages.

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UPDATE 5-Wells Fargo sees no end yet to sales scandal costs, gets tax boost

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is not certain it has fully uncovered and fixed all problems related to a long-running sales scandal that has hurt the bank's reputation and sideswiped its efforts to cut costs, Chief Executive Tim Sloan said on Friday.

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Supreme Court takes up fight over Texas electoral districts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid by Texas to revive Republican-drawn electoral districts for state legislative and U.S. congressional seats that were thrown out by a lower court for diminishing black and Hispanic voters' clout.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

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Wells Fargo sees no end yet to sales scandal costs, gets tax boost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is not certain it has fully uncovered and fixed all problems related to a long-running sales scandal that has hurt the bank's reputation and sideswiped its efforts to cut costs, Chief Executive Tim Sloan said on Friday.

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One word from Trump gets newsrooms talking about another

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German property developer Instone targets March IPO: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German residential property developer Instone Real Estate is targeting a flotation on the Frankfurt stock exchange in March, adding to a growing pipeline of spring listings in...

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China's blockchain fever gets hotter even as regulator queries price surge

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's blockchain-related companies extended their bullish run on Friday, as punters brushed aside concerns raised by regulators about the rationality of stock price surges this week.

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Stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and a rise in oil prices while the euro edged higher as the European Central Bank signaled an end to its massive stimulus.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB

TOKYO, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and a rise in oil prices while the euro edged higher as the European Central Bank signalled an end to its massive stimulus.

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Global stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and a rise in oil prices while the euro edged higher as the European Central Bank signalled an end to its massive stimulus.

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Texas failed to educate, monitor disabled students: federal report

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas violated federal law by failing to identify and educate students with disabilities and deliberately working to decrease the number of students enrolled in special education programs, the U.S. Department of Education said in a report on Thursday.

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Julian Assange gets Ecuadorian citizenship

Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced Thursday.

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Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

A state “target” meant to limit the number of students receiving special education services violated federal law, regulators said in a letter ordering the state to make amends.

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CORRECTED-Cargill's Cameroon venture targets 100,000 T of cocoa purchases in 2018/19

DOUALA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A joint venture between agri-food giant Cargill and a Cameroon businesswoman plans to boost sustainable farming and increase cocoa exports to 100,000 tonnes by the 2018/19 season, a rise of a third from last season's volumes.

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Trump targets FISA provision up for renewal

President Donald Trump on Thursday complicated a closely coordinated effort between his administration and congressional Republican leadership on a six-year extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, otherwise known as FISA.

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Liam Neeson gets taken for a ride in 'The Commuter'

Liam Neeson tries blending his "Taken" killing machine with being a 60-year-old everyman in "The Commuter," a procedure that doesn't entirely work. Nevertheless, the actor's appeal mostly powers through this check-your-brain-at-the-door thriller, without qualifying as a trip that requires rushing to catch it on a theatrical platform.

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Investor Rich Hall leaves Harvard to return to University of Texas

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

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A Feminist Twitter Campaign Targets Harper’s Magazine and Katie Roiphe

Word went out that an article would identify a creator of a list of media industry men accused of sexual harassment. Women urged writers to push back.

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U.S. immigration operation targets 7-Eleven stores in 17 states

(Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents fanned out to nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide on Wednesday, arresting 21 people suspected of being in the country illegally and giving owners a tight deadline to prove other employees are authorized to work.

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China says 28 northern cities met late 2017 anti-smog targets

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - All 28 Chinese cities in a demanding winter anti-smog campaign met their air quality targets from October to December, but weather conditions could pose challenges in early 2018, the environment ministry said on Wednesday.

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State of the Art: What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

Peloton, which sells an internet-connected spin bicycle, unveiled a $4,000 internet-connected treadmill. The company’s insight: The gadget is not as important as the service.

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Alabama 26, Georgia 23 | Overtime: Alabama Wins National Championship With a Halftime Twist

The true freshman Tua Tagovailoa replaced Alabama’s starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, at halftime, and led the Crimson Tide past Georgia in a thrilling comeback.

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China says 27 of 31 regions met 2016 low carbon targets

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said 27 of its 31 regions met their greenhouse gas reduction targets aimed at combating global warming in 2016, the country's climate change regulator said in a notice on Monday.

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Blackstone's new insurance unit targets $100 billion in assets

(Reuters) - Blackstone Group wants to quadruple to $100 billion the assets it manages at its new unit for insurers as it seeks to boost returns for firms struggling under low interest rates, the unit's newly appointed chief said on Monday.

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Blackstone's new insurance unit targets $100 bln in assets

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Blackstone Group wants to quadruple to $100 billion the assets it manages at its new unit for insurers as it seeks to boost returns for firms struggling under low interest rates, the unit's newly appointed chief said on Monday.

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CES 2018 kicks off with oddball gadgets

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A Fragile Biblical Text Gets a Virtual Read

Pioneers of new software for reading damaged parchment and scrolls are now deploying a CT scanner at the Morgan Library, hoping to recover Coptic writings dating back at least to 600 A.D.

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Starboard says chipmaker Mellanox's 2018 targets insufficient

(Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP said on Monday Israeli chipmaker Mellanox Technologies Ltd's 2018 targets were insufficient and too heavily reliant on revenue growth.

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Texas Rex stands his ground in the face of chaos

If President Donald Trump really wants Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to leave, he'll have to tell him to go.

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Illegal immigrant acquitted in California death gets prison on gun charge

(Reuters) - An illegal immigrant acquitted in a fatal San Francisco shooting, in a verdict condemned by President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison on a lesser gun charge on Friday.

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Illegal immigrant acquitted in California shooting gets three years on gun charge

(Reuters) - An illegal immigrant acquitted in a fatal San Francisco shooting, in a verdict condemned by President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison on a lesser gun charge on Friday but credited for time already served behind bars, authorities said.

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Race car driver Tucker gets more than 16 years for lending scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Kansas businessman and race car driver was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison on Friday for crimes related to his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $3.5 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

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U.S. targets former Venezuela food minister in new sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on four current or former Venezuelan government officials, including an ex-food minister who is accused of corruption and mismanagement of the country's food supply.

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Nasdaq Stockholm gets opt-out on EU clearing competition rules

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Transatlantic exchange Nasdaq said on Friday its Stockholm unit had been given a reprieve from a new European Union rule aimed at promoting competition in clearing services for derivatives trades.

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U.S. firm 'gets go-ahead' to try to solve one of world's greatest aviation mysteries

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will allow a U.S.-based exploration firm to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an airline support group told families of the victims on Friday, in a bid to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

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U.S. firm "gets go-ahead" to try to solve one of world's greatest aviation mysteries

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Malaysia will allow a U.S.-based exploration firm to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an airline support group told families of the victims on Friday, in a bid to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

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With ‘Electric Dreams,’ Philip K. Dick Gets the TV Anthology Treatment

The Amazon series, tailor-made for TV’s new golden age, grapples with questions even more relevant in our increasingly technologically augmented times.

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Bobby Darin Who? Jonathan Groff Gets It Now

In a new show, the Broadway and television star is paying tribute to the late 1950s pop singer whose musical virtuosity is now little-recognized.

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Trump targets book, threatens ex-ally Bannon with legal action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's lawyer said on Thursday he would try to stop publication of a book that portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House and threatened legal action against former top aide Steve Bannon over "defamatory" comments in the book.

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BRIEF-Asterias Biotherapeutics Reports Milestone Targets For 2018

* ASTERIAS BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC - AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017, ASTERIAS' CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS TOTALED APPROXIMATELY $21.6 MILLION

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Trump threatens ex-ally Bannon with legal action, targets book

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has threatened his former chief strategist Steve Bannon with legal action over "defamatory" statements in a new book about a meeting Trump's son and son-in-law held with Russians during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

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German tax office targets Chinese online retailers: Handelsblatt

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - German tax investigators have seized goods and accounts of about 100 Chinese online retailers selling products via Amazon.com Inc in Germany and failing to pay sales taxes, daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday, citing industry sources.

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Singapore's Vickers Venture targets $500 million fund late-2018, eyes biotech, nanotech, AI

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Singapore-based Vickers Venture Partners is looking to raise its largest fund yet of up to $500 million later this year as it seeks to increase investment in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI), said its chairman, Finian Tan.

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Singapore's Vickers Venture targets $500 mln fund late-2018, eyes biotech, nanotech, AI

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Singapore-based Vickers Venture Partners is looking to raise its largest fund yet of up to $500 million later this year as it seeks to increase investment in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI), said its chairman, Finian Tan.

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When anyone gets between Trump and his starring role in his own story, he reacts, keeping the world on edge

The political bomb cyclone otherwise known as the Trump presidency has brought 2018 in with a roar.

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BRIEF-Pixium Vision Gets FDA Approval For Human Clinical Study Of Prima Sub-Retinal Implant

* PIXIUM VISION RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL TO BEGIN HUMAN CLINICAL STUDY OF ITS PRIMA SUB-RETINAL IMPLANT IN THE US

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The Hospital Gown Gets a Modest Makeover

The ubiquitous chilly, exposing garment has been redesigned for more style and privacy.

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BRIEF-Abbott gets New FDA Labeling For Some Of Its MRI-Ready Devices

* NEW FDA MR-CONDITIONAL LABELING APPROVALS FURTHER EXPAND ABBOTT'S PORTFOLIO OF MRI-READY DEVICES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Spotify sued for $1.6B over Tom Petty, Doors songs

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Novartis breast cancer therapy gets FDA breakthrough designation

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's Kisqali (ribociclib) has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration breakthrough therapy designation for treating some breast cancer patients, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday.

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Political thriller gets Oscar buzz

Steven Spielberg directs Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in "The Post," a political thriller based on the release of the Pentagon Papers. Rick Damigella has the story.

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BRIEF-Freeport Indonesia gets mining permit extension until June 30

* FREEPORT INDONESIA HAS RECEIVED TEMPORARY MINING PERMIT EXTENSION UNTIL JUNE 30, 2018 - SPOKESMAN

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Hyundai Motor targets 2018 global sales of 4.68 million vehicles

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor aims to sell 4.68 million vehicles globally in 2018, the South Korean automaker said on Tuesday.

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Dad gets new piano after Hurricane Harvey

He became a symbol of hope after he posted a video of himself playing his family's piano in a room flooded by Hurricane Harvey. Now Aric Harding has a brand new keyboard to play.

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Who gets the dog in a divorce? State laws coming in 2018

Goodbye, 2017. Get ready for hundreds of new state laws that go into effect on the first day of 2018. Here's a look at some of them:

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Barring late legal twist, U.S. military to accept transgender recruits

(Reuters) - Transgender people will be allowed to enlist in the U.S. armed forces starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts, unless President Donald Trump's administration seeks last-minute Supreme Court intervention to try to enforce his blocked transgender ban.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.

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UPDATE 2-Trump targets Amazon in call for postal service to hike prices

WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Amazon on Friday in a call for the country's postal service to raise prices of shipments in order to recoup costs, picking another fight with the online retail giant he has criticized in the past.

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Trump targets Amazon in call for postal service to hike prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday targeted online retailer Amazon in a call for the country's postal service to raise prices of shipments in order to recoup costs.

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BRIEF-Atara Biotherapeutics Gets FDA Clearance To Initiate Two Phase 3 Clinical Studies To Evaluate Tabelecleucel

* ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES FDA CLEARANCE TO INITIATE TWO PHASE 3 CLINICAL STUDIES TO EVALUATE TABELECLEUCEL IN PATIENTS WITH RITUXIMAB-REFRACTORY EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS ASSOCIATED POST-TRANSPLANT LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDER (EBV+PTLD)

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BRIEF-Biocon And Mylan's Biosimilar Trastuzumab Gets Approval From ANVISA, Brazil

* CO AND MYLAN'S BIOSIMILAR TRASTUZUMAB RECEIVES APPROVAL FROM ANVISA, BRAZIL THROUGH THEIR PARTNER LIBBS

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For Luxury Brands, the Musical Chairs Whirled Faster in 2017

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

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Opinion: Trump finally gets the honor he deserves

Donald Trump is right -- he doesn't always get the credit he deserves. And Trump isn't bashful about making that point.

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No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Clinical Laserthermia Systems Gets Order From Hospitals In US

* GETS ORDER FROM SEVERAL HOSPITALS IN USA WITH TOTAL ORDER WORTH AT ABOUT SEK 650,000 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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UPDATE 1-UK office firm IWG gets bid approach from Canada's Onex, Brookfield

Dec 27 (Reuters) - British serviced office provider IWG Plc has received a bid approach from Canadian private equity firm Onex and Brookfield Asset Management, it said on Wednesday.

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Tied Virginia Race That Was Headed for Name-Drawing Gets Another Twist

The Virginia State Board of Elections announced it would delay a drawing of lots after receiving a letter from lawyers for the Democratic candidate.

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BRIEF-Insys' Treatment For Prader-Willi Syndrome Gets ‘Fast Track’ Designation

* FDA GRANTS INSYS THERAPEUTICS ‘FAST TRACK’ DESIGNATION FOR CANNABIDIOL (CBD) ORAL SOLUTION AS INVESTIGATIONAL TREATMENT FOR PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME

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BRIEF-Soliris(Eculizumab) Gets Marketing Authorization In Japan For Treatment Of Patients With gMG

* SOLIRIS® (ECULIZUMAB) RECEIVES MARKETING AUTHORIZATION IN JAPAN FOR THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH GENERALIZED MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (GMG) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Peru in Uproar After Fujimori, a Rights Violator, Gets Medical Pardon

Former President Alberto Fujimori was not eligible for such treatment because of the nature of his crimes, legal experts in Peru said.

Border Barriers nytimes.com

Mystery in West Texas: How Did a Border Patrol Agent Die?

A month after one border agent was killed and another seriously injured, investigators still do not know if they were attacked or hurt in an accident.

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Boy, 6, Killed in Deputy Shooting in Texas Days Before Christmas

When sheriff’s deputies shot at a suspect on Thursday, a bullet made its way into a mobile home and killed Kameron Prescott, a first-grader.

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'Exploding' package targets porch thieves

Jaireme Barrow was tired of thieves stealing packages from his front porch, so he invented and built a device designed to deter them. CNN's Michael Smerconish has more.

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Ocular Therapeutix gets subpoena from SEC over eye pain drug

(Reuters) - Ocular Therapeutix Inc said on Friday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had issued a subpoena seeking information about the company's eye-pain drug Dextenza.

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Valeant says Bausch & Lomb's over-the-counter eye drop gets FDA nod

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Lumify drop to treat eye redness.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.

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Legal action to see whether UK could unilaterally stop Brexit gets go-ahead

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A group of anti-Brexit Scottish lawmakers has been given the go-ahead to pursue legal action to establish whether the United Kingdom can unilaterally stop the process of leaving the EU, a Scottish court said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Agile Therapeutics Gets Response Letter From FDA For Pregnancy Prevention Drug Twirla

* AGILE THERAPEUTICS, INC. RECEIVES A COMPLETE RESPONSE LETTER FROM THE FDA FOR TWIRLA® (AG200-15) FOR THE PREVENTION OF PREGNANCY

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Lotte chief gets suspended prison sentence; free to run firm

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Friday found Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin guilty of breach of trust and embezzlement and sentenced him to 20 months in prison, suspended for two years, leaving him free to try and revive the conglomerate after steep losses in China.

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Lotte chief gets suspended prison sentence leaving him free to run firm

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Friday found Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin guilty of breach of trust and sentenced him to 20 months in prison, suspended for two years, leaving him free to try and revive the conglomerate after steep losses in China.

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Novartis combo therapy for melanoma gets FDA priority review

ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review for Novartis's Tafinlar in combination with Mekinist for treating some patients with advanced melanoma, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday.

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Why Zac Efron's having a musical comeback

After nearly a decade break from movie musicals, Zac Efron is making his return to the genre a meaningful one.

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EU lawmakers reach deal on climate targets for 2030

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers and member states on Thursday agreed climate targets for 2030 in a move to meet the bloc's obligations under the Paris Agreement, which seeks to avoid the worst effects of greenhouse gases on the environment.

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Daniel Day-Lewis bows out with twisted romance 'Phantom Thread'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Paul Thomas Anderson calls his movie "Phantom Thread" a romance, but its star Daniel Day-Lewis said that filming it made him so sad he decided to quit acting.

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UPDATE 1-European shares dip as U.S. tax bill gets muted reception

* Steinhoff hits all time low (Adds more stocks, updates prices)

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EU targets Chinese subsidies for electric bikes

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission launched an investigation on Thursday into whether Chinese exporters of electronic bicycles (e-bikes) benefited from excessive state subsidies, increasing trade tensions between Brussels and Beijing.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge nytimes.com

Drilling in Arctic Refuge Gets a Green Light. What’s Next?

The tax bill headed to President Trump for signature lifts a ban on oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But it might take years for drilling to begin, if it ever does.

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Noble Group gets another credit extension, but future remains uncertain

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Troubled commodity trader Noble Group on Thursday said it had obtained a waiver from creditors to extend covenants on a loan facility to May next year, giving it more time in its debt restructuring negotiations.

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Canada's Aeterna gets FDA approval for growth hormone deficiency test

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Canada's Aeterna Zentaris Inc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its oral test to diagnose adult growth hormone deficiency. The company said it intends to launch the test, Macrilen, in the United States during the first quarter of 2018.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Keeps the Songs but Loses the Plot

The latest entry in this movie series fares best when its director treats it as a fantastical buddy comedy.

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‘Cat Person’ Author, Kristen Roupenian, Gets 7-Figure Book Deal

A collection from Kristen Roupenian, whose debut story in The New Yorker became the magazine’s second most-read article of the year, will be published by Scout Press in 2019.

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Hillsong Unites Believers and Those Old Agnostics John, Paul, George and Ringo

More than a thousand worshipers attended a Pentecostal singalong whose set list included Beatles hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Here Comes the Sun.”

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BRIEF-Absolicon Solar Collector Gets Order From Colgate-Palmolive

* GETS ORDER FROM COLGATE-PALMOLIVE IN COOPERATION WITH SOLAR ++

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BRIEF-Finepart Sweden Gets Order From Google

* ORDER VALUE AT OVER $300,000 AND DELIEVERY EXPECTED IN Q2 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Greenyard targets U.S. market with talks to acquire Dole Food

(Reuters) - Belgian fresh and frozen foods company Greenyard NV said on Tuesday it was in advanced negotiations to acquire Dole Food Company [DFCI.UL], the world's largest fruit and vegetable producer, confirming a Reuters report.

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UPDATE 1-Greenyard targets U.S. market with talks to acquire Dole Food

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Belgian fresh and frozen foods company Greenyard NV said on Tuesday it was in advanced negotiations to acquire Dole Food Company, the world's largest fruit and vegetable producer, confirming a Reuters report.

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Israel's Elbit Systems gets $46 mln NATO contract

TEL AVIV, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems Ltd said on Tuesday it won a follow-on $46 million contract to supply additional direct infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) self-protection systems to NATO for its Airbus A330 tankers.

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Asia stocks up as Wall St gets tax-hope boost, dollar sags

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday after a record-setting session on Wall Street on bets that U.S. lawmakers would pass a major tax overhaul, while the dollar sagged as traders were less sanguine about the bill's economic impact.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks up as Wall St gets tax-hope boost, dollar sags

* Asia lifted after Wall St hits record highs on tax bill hopes

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Democrats in New York Can Already Hear Iowa’s Siren Song

The region is home to a glut of nationally ambitious politicians and a confluence of egos that promise friction heading into 2020.

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Aerie's glaucoma treatment gets early FDA approval

(Reuters) - Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its eyedrop, Rhopressa, as a treatment for glaucoma, two months ahead of the expected date.

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UPDATE 1-Aerie's glaucoma treatment gets early FDA approval

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its eyedrop, Rhopressa, as a treatment for glaucoma, two months ahead of the expected date.

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EU governments agree renewable energy targets for 2030

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union environment and energy ministers on Monday agreed renewable energy targets for 2030 ahead of negotiations next year with the European Parliament, which has called for more ambitious green energy goals.

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'A Christmas Story Live' gets bad reviews

Fox's "A Christmas Story Live!" didn't quite bring the holiday cheer on Sunday night.

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Thales' 4.8 billion-euro bid for Gemalto gets thumbs up from investors

PARIS (Reuters) - Shares in defense group Thales rose on Monday after chipmaker Gemalto accepted the French company's 4.8 billion euro ($5.66 billion) takeover bid to create a leader in digital security.

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Girl gets diagnosis after living with mystery condition for 9 years

When Avery Reilly was born, her parents thought she was an "absolutely perfect baby," her mother Helena said. She loved to be swaddled and was a great sleeper.

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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after Palestinian rocket attacks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said it attacked a Hamas training compound in Gaza on Monday in response to rocket strikes from the Palestinian enclave, which have surged since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec 6.

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Blade running Thai dog gets new lease of life

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai dog which had its legs hacked off for chewing a pair of shoes is running free again after being fitted with the type of blades used by paralympic runners.

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Knicks 111, Thunder 96: Carmelo Anthony, Back in New York, Gets Cheers, a Video and a Loss

Anthony also heard some jeers, and he made just 5 shots in 18 attempts during his first game at Madison Square Garden since the Knicks traded him to Oklahoma City.

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WaPo: CDC gets list of forbidden words

The Trump administration is prohibiting the use of seven words and phrases in official CDC documents for next year's budget, according to the Washington Post.

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Family sues retailer for sale of gun used in Texas church massacre

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store that sold the assault rifle used in the deadliest mass murder in the state's history, lawyers said on Friday.

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Bill gets rid of Obamacare individual mandate

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Manafort gets GPS a monitor and a curfew

A federal judge has released former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort from house arrest on $10 million bail.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

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Aclaris's drug to treat common skin growth gets FDA nod

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aclaris Therapeutics Inc's topical drug to treat a common kind of skin growth called seborrheic keratoses, the company said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Aclaris's drug to treat common skin growth gets FDA nod

Dec 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aclaris Therapeutics Inc's topical drug to treat a common kind of skin growth called seborrheic keratoses, the company said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Pfizer's Xeljanz gets FDA nod as joint disease treatment

Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two doses of its drug Xeljanz for treatment of a joint disease.

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Pfizer's Xeljanz gets FDA nod as joint disease treatment

Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Thursday the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two doses of its drug Xeljanz for the treatment of a joint disease.

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BRIEF-Oncor And Sempra Energy Reach Settlement Agreement With Several Key Texas Stakeholders

* ONCOR AND SEMPRA ENERGY REACH SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH SEVERAL KEY TEXAS STAKEHOLDERS

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Rubio says he's a 'no' on tax bill unless he gets child tax credit

Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, told congressional leadership that he will not support the latest version of the GOP tax bill if the legislation doesn't make the child tax credit more generous.

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BRIEF-El Paso Electric Says Commission of Texas Approves Final Order in Rate Case

* EL PASO ELECTRIC - PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS APPROVED A FINAL ORDER APPROVING UNCONTESTED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FILED WITH COMMISSION ON NOV 2

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Blake Farenthold, Texas Congressman Accused of Sexual Harassment, Will Not Run Again

Representative Blake Farenthold, who settled a sexual harassment claim for $84,000, is the subject of an Ethics Committee investigation and will not run again.

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Disney buys Fox: Who gets what

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Jean-Claude Van Damme gets kicks in new series

Amazon wins the weird-TV Olympics with "Jean-Claude Van Johnson," a surreal flight of comic fancy starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, which begins with lots of manic energy and pretty quickly runs out of gas. Think of it as the scripted version of a reality-TV show about a washed-up star, albeit one who secretly gets his kicks as a super-spy.

Basketball nytimes.com

On Pro Basketball: Jahlil Okafor Gets a Second Chance, and Nets Get a Bargain

Okafor, the No. 2 draft pick in 2015, lost his spot to Joel Embiid in Philadelphia but now has the opportunity to develop in Brooklyn.

National Anthems nytimes.com

On Pro Football: Goodell Gets $200 Million for Last Deal, Owners Get … Continuity?

Exactly what did N.F.L. owners get for the $200 million they just committed to Roger Goodell?

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Finisar gets $390 million from Apple to make more iPhone X chips

(Reuters) - Finisar Corp is getting a $390 million investment from Apple Inc to revive a plant in Texas, which will boost production of chips that power high-profile iPhone X features including Face ID and portrait mode photos.

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BRIEF-Mercedes-Benz Financial ‍Completes Negotiations To Lease Facility At Alliancetexas In Fort Worth

* MERCEDES-BENZ FINANCIAL SERVICES USA - ‍COMPLETED NEGOTIATIONS TO LEASE NEW, BUILD-TO-SUIT, 200,000 SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY AT ALLIANCETEXAS IN FORT WORTH Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Airbus COO Bregier dismisses reports departure, focused on targets

TOULOUSE, France Dec 13 (Reuters) - Airbus chief operating offficer Fabrice Bregier dismissed media reports about his departure from the aerospace group, saying on Wednesday he was focused on achieving company targets.

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BRIEF-Trakopolis IOT Enters Into Agreement With Texas-Based Oilfield Services Company

* TRAKOPOLIS IOT CORP SAYS HAS ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A TEXAS-BASED OILFIELD SERVICES COMPANY

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BRIEF-Titan Medical Gets Two Canadian Patents

* TITAN MEDICAL STRENGTHENS PATENT PORTFOLIO WITH ISSUANCE OF TWO CANADIAN PATENTS AND ALLOWANCE OF A JAPANESE PATENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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It's a rum thing: Madeira's lost spirit gets a boost

FUNCHAL, Portugal (Reuters) - The Portuguese island of Madeira is best known for its eponymous fortified wine, but it was not always king of drinks alone -- there was rum, too.

Theater nytimes.com

He Was a Snob About Musicals. Then He Tried Out to Play Hamilton.

Twenty-five-year-old Londoner Jamael Westman has definitely come around, now that he’s starring in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop smash.

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BRIEF-J B Chemicals & Pharma Gets U.S. FDA Nod For Supplementary ANDA For Atenolol Tablets

* SAYS CO GETS SUPPLEMENTARY ANDA APPROVAL BY US FDA FOR ATENOLOL TABLETS

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BRIEF-Heartland Financial USA Announces Plan To Acquire First Bank Lubbock Bancshares In Texas

* HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA, INC. ANNOUNCES PLAN TO ACQUIRE FIRST BANK LUBBOCK BANCSHARES, INC. IN TEXAS

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Kimmel brings son on show, gets emotional

Jimmy Kimmel brought out his son, Billy, who underwent a second heart surgery, while he discussed funding for Children's Health Insurance Program.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Texas Congressman Runs What Aides Call a Hostile Workplace

Representative Blake Farenthold, the subject of an ethics investigation, set the tone for off-color jokes and inappropriate banter, legal documents and interviews with former aides suggest.

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'Amateur' bomber targets New York commuters; suspect held

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday morning, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.

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Siri, what's that song? Apple buys Shazam

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BRIEF-Phillips 66, Enbridge Announce Open Season For West Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System

* PHILLIPS 66 AND ENBRIDGE ANNOUNCE OPEN SEASON FOR WEST TEXAS CRUDE OIL PIPELINE SYSTEM

Fishing, Sport nytimes.com

Fly Fishing Targets Women as a Source for Growth

They are the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing but have to find proper gear, navigate social media and plan self-defense in the outdoors.

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China says 8 northern cities failed air quality targets in Oct, Nov

BEIJING (Reuters) - Eight northern Chinese cities failed to meet air quality targets in October and November, even as local authorities launched rigorous steps to cut emissions during the winter, the government said on Monday.

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South gets several inches of rare, pre-Christmas snow

The South got a early taste of winter before other regions this year, but the Northeast won't have to wait for too long.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Snow in Texas Is ‘Pretty Cool’ for Children Seeing It for the First Time

Corpus Christi, Tex., got snow for the first time since 2004. It was part of a storm that affected several Southern states and was headed up the East Coast.

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Priest gets life sentence in cold-case murder of Texas beauty queen

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A retired Catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in south Texas on Friday, local media reported, ending a cold case that has troubled the community for nearly 60 years.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

The week's most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

Salami nytimes.com

Trilobites: Actually, You Do Want to Know How This Sausage Gets Made

Starter bacteria used in salami made by industrial manufacturers is safer, but results in less flavorful dried sausage than the artisanal process.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Prewar, With a Twist

To take advantage of prewar charm, some developers are carefully restoring historic buildings, but adding thoroughly modern finishes.

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It's snowing in south Texas

Big and fluffy snowflakes fell across parts of south Texas on Thursday, including San Antonio and Austin.

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Asia gets China trade boost, bitcoin shoots for the stars

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as economic news from China and Japan beat all expectations, and investors marveled at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia gets China trade boost, bitcoin shoots for the stars

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as economic news from China and Japan beat all expectations, and investors marvelled at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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Ex-South Carolina cop gets 20 years in prison for black motorist's death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The white former policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison, with a federal judge ruling that the killing amounted to murder.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Michael Slager, Officer Who Killed Walter Scott, Gets 20-Year Sentence

A federal judge announced the sentence nearly seven months after Michael T. Slager pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of Walter L. Scott in North Charleston, S.C.

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U.S. energy office gets new chairman as nuclear, coal vote looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new chairman was sworn in on Thursday at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who will lead the agency as it considers a directive from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to subsidize ailing coal and nuclear power plants.

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UPDATE 1-Bain gets 87 pct of Japan's Asatsu-DK in tender offer -filing

* Top shareholder WPP dropped opposition (Updates with filing)

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Bain gets almost 90 pct of Japan's Asatsu-DK in tender offer -Nikkei

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital has garnered nearly 90 percent of Japanese advertising agency Asatsu-DK Inc's (ADK) shares in a tender offer that closed on Wednesday, the Nikkei business daily reported.

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VW executive gets seven years for U.S. emissions fraud

DETROIT (Reuters) - A U.S.-based Volkswagen AG executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 by a judge on Wednesday for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion.

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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-VW executive gets 7 years for U.S. emissions fraud

DETROIT, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A U.S.-based Volkswagen AG executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 by a judge on Wednesday for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

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Northrop gets second request from U.S. antitrust officials on Orbital deal

Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp said on Wednesday it received a second request from U.S. antitrust regulators for more information about its deal to buy Orbital ATK Inc.

Fuel Emissions (Transportation) nytimes.com

VW Official Gets 7-Year Term in Diesel-Emissions Cheating

Oliver Schmidt had pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the carmaker’s scheme to deceive regulators in the United States by cheating on diesel-emissions tests.

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U.S. Air Force unveils criminal reporting reforms in wake of Texas shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is toughening its rules for reporting criminal records to the government's gun owner background check database, after a man convicted of assault while in the service was able to purchase guns and later shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church.

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Ardian gets bids for French engineering group Fives - sources

FRANKFURT, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Buyout group Ardian has received binding bids for its stake in Fives, which may value the French engineering group at about 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion), people close to the matter said.

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UPDATE 1-Newmont targets dividend boost by at least 50 pct in 2018

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Newmont Mining Corp said on Wednesday that it plans to boost its dividend by at least 50 percent in 2018, based on balance sheet improvements and the performance of its gold mines.

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The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.