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No. 2 GOP senator breaks with Trump on gun proposal

The second-ranking Senate Republican broke with President Donald Trump on Friday when he told CNN that the President's proposal to raise the legal age to buy a rifle to 21 may not "save lives" and doesn't get at the "root of the problem."

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NRA slams gun-background system flaws it helped create

On Wednesday, during CNN's town hall with survivors of last week's mass shooting at a high school in South Florida, National Rifle Association representative Dana Loesch lamented the holes in the FBI's National Instant Background Check System, or NICS.

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Russia's top fighter arrives in Syria

Russia has sent its most advanced fighter jet to Syria, a US military official tells CNN. It's a deployment that could potentially increase the level of danger to US forces operating inside the country.

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Trump company settles lawsuit over disputed golf club deposits

(Reuters) - A Florida golf club owned by U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Friday to pay $5.45 million to settle claims by former members that it wrongfully refused to refund their deposits when they wanted to resign.

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U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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With rates low, Fed officials fret over next U.S. recession

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers are fretting that they could face the next U.S. recession with an arsenal of policies little different from that used in the last downturn but robbed of much of their punch because interest rates are still low.

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Trump, Australia's Turnbull seek common ground on trade, China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks on Friday at the White House where the two leaders sought to put aside previous tensions, but divisions on trade remained.

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France’s New Michelin Guide: More Fraternité Than Égalité

The gastronomic bible awarded new stars to 57 restaurants, only two of which have women as chefs. A “Me Too” moment pricks French kitchen culture.

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Survivor: We joked about Cruz becoming a school shooter

A survivor of the Stoneman Douglas shooting says that students and parents did everything they could to report the Parkland gunman before the shooting.

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Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fallout over last week's shooting rampage at a Florida high school started to take its toll on the National Rifle Association's roster of corporate partners on Friday as a half dozen companies severed marketing ties with the gun advocacy organization.

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Saudi, UAE, Qatari leaders to visit Trump in March, April

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in the next couple of months, U.S. officials said, amid efforts by Washington to try to resolve a dispute between the Gulf neighbors.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 6-Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The fallout over last week's shooting rampage at a Florida high school started to take its toll on the National Rifle Association's roster of corporate partners on Friday as a half dozen companies severed marketing ties with the gun advocacy organzation.

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UPDATE 1-Permit revoked for Energy Transfer Partners' Louisiana pipeline

Feb 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday revoked a permit for Energy Transfer Partners' Bayou Bridge crude oil pipeline, halting work on a portion of the project following protests by local and environmental groups.

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'Something's going to happen,' caller told FBI tip line weeks before 17 people were killed at Florida school

When a woman close to the Parkland, Florida, school shooter called an FBI tip line in early January, she described a young man with an arsenal of knives and guns who was "going to explode" and said she feared him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."

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UPDATE 2-U.S. to discuss trade disputes with China economic official next week

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. officials will discuss trade disputes next week with a top Chinese economic official when he visits Washington, a senior U.S. official said on Friday as President Donald Trump considers new tariffs on steel imports.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

The Charges in the Mueller Investigation

Since Robert S. Mueller III was appointed as special counsel, he has issued more than 100 criminal counts against 19 people and three companies.

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Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

‘The Hapsburg Group’: Mueller Says Manafort Secretly Paid European Leaders

A federal indictment says that a former Trump campaign chairman wired 2 million euros to former European politicians.

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GE says it may face U.S. action over subprime mortgage operations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co faces potential legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that its GE Capital unit and now-defunct WMC Mortgage Corp unit violated U.S. law in connection with subprime mortgages, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

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Why ‘Real Women Have Curves’ Never Got Its ‘Lady Bird’ Moment

“Lady Bird” shares many similarities with “Real Women Have Curves.” But there are more systemic barriers to blame for the film’s dismissal by Oscar voters.

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NRA honors FCC chair with rifle for repealing 'net neutrality'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday honored the head of the Federal Communications Commission with a rifle after braving death threats and other opposition as he worked to undo the Obama administration's 2015 net neutrality rules.

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Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts

The tech companies vowed this week to stamp out conspiracy videos and misinformation on the Parkland, Fla., shooting. So far, they are falling short.

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NRA honors U.S. FCC chair with rifle for repealing 'net neutrality'

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday honored the head of the Federal Communications Commission with a rifle after braving death threats and other opposition as he worked to undo the Obama administration's 2015 net neutrality rules.

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Ties to the N.R.A. Leave Companies Scrambling for Cover

Caught in an angry social media storm, a number of marketers have ended promotions linked to the N.R.A. But it’s unclear whether boycotts have a lasting impact.

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Deeply indebted Lisa Marie Presley and manager in dueling lawsuits

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of Elvis Presley, says she is facing financial ruin and has filed a $100 million lawsuit accusing her former business manager of negligence and mismanaging her finances.

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Canada’s Curling Is Crumbling! Or Something Like That.

Here’s the stone cold truth: Canada’s men’s and women’s teams both ended up without an Olympic medal, an unthinkable development for a nation so dominant in the sport.

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Judge revokes permit for Energy Transfer Partners' Louisiana crude oil pipeline

Feb 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday revoked a permit for Energy Transfer Partners' Bayou Bridge crude oil pipeline, halting work on a portion of the project following protests by local and environmental groups.

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UPDATE 2-GE says it may face U.S. action over subprime mortgage operations

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - General Electric Co faces potential legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that its GE Capital unit and now-defunct WMC Mortgage Corp unit violated U.S. law in connection with subprime mortgages, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

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List and Lovemark ahead in Florida as Woods shoots one-over 71

(Reuters) - Luke List and Jamie Lovemark took a one-stroke lead at the Honda Classic in Florida on a windy Friday as Tiger Woods fought back from late trouble to sit four back after a one-over par 71.

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Still Glad You Voted Trump? At CPAC, Conservatives Had an Answer

Conservatives try to look past President Trump’s flaws and see only his policies.

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Editorial: Trump’s Chance to Do Right by Transgender Troops

The president should seize the opportunity proposed by his defense secretary to reverse the cruel ban he unveiled on Twitter last summer.

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All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

RIYADH (Reuters) - Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia's first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom's recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.

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Ed Sheeran searches for new lines in movie 'Songwriter'

BERLIN (Reuters) - British singer Ed Sheeran said on Friday that the hardest part of songwriting was coming up with lines that had never been written before as a new documentary detailing his creative process premiered at Berlin's international film festival.

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Woman in van arrested after striking White House barrier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Tennessee woman driving a white van on Friday intentionally drove into a White House security barrier but did not breach it, and she was immediately apprehended and put under arrest, the U.S. Secret Service said.

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BRIEF-1347 Property Insurance Holdings Prices Public Offering Of 8.00 Pct Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A

* 1347 PROPERTY INSURANCE HOLDINGS, INC. PRICES PUBLIC OFFERING OF 8.00% CUMULATIVE PREFERRED STOCK, SERIES A

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BRIEF-Bright Scholar Announces Proposed Follow-On Public Offering Of American Depositary Shares

* BRIGHT SCHOLAR ANNOUNCES PROPOSED FOLLOW-ON PUBLIC OFFERING OF AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES

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As Economy Grows, Federal Reserve Frets Next Downturn

The Fed’s biannual policy report to Congress made little mention of the stock market’s fluctuations, but it affirmed plans to raise interest rates.

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Rick Gates, Florida, Justin Trudeau: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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

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New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings case

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - A California couple accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home were hit with additional charges on Friday as defense lawyers said they were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of evidence in the case.

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Brookfield abandons plan to buy controlling stake in Brazil's Renova

SAO PAULO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Brookfield Energia Renovável SA, a Brazil-based unit of Canada's Brookfield Asset Management , abandoned a plan to make a capital injection of 1.4 billion reais in Brazil's Renova Energia SA, which would give it a controlling stake in the company.

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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett to retire from Kraft Heinz board

(Reuters) - Kraft Heinz Co said on Friday billionaire investor Warren Buffett has decided to retire from the company's board following the end of his term in April to reduce travel commitments.

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New indictment accuses Manafort of paying European politicians

New charges were filed late Friday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the special counsel investigation.

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BRIEF-GE Expects Market For New Gas Orders In 2018 To Be Less Than 35 Gigawatts

* EXPECT OVERALL MARKET FOR NEW GAS ORDERS IN 2018 TO BE LESS THAN 35 GIGAWATTS

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In shift, Germany now eyes limited bans on diesel cars: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government, which has steadfastly opposed bans on heavily-polluting diesel cars in cities, now plans legal changes that would allow driving bans on certain routes on an emergency basis, the Rheinische Post newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Billy Graham, Cold Warrior for God

The American evangelical preached and prayed to secure Europe as a stronghold for American-style democracy, capitalism and Christianity.

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CPR survival rates are lower than most people think

(Reuters Health) - The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study.

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New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new indictment filed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid former senior European politicians in 2012 and 2013 to lobby for the pro-Russia government of Ukraine.

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Ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin Is Detained After Social Media Post Shuts School

An Instagram post by Martin, the N.F.L. player at the center of a bullying scandal in 2013, led officials at the school he attended in Los Angeles to close for the day.

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South Korea’s Next Generation of Speed

“Are you next?” reads a placard in a glass display case in Seoul’s Gwacheon ice rink, where the next generation of Korean speedskaters take the ice each day — all dreaming of bringing home a medal in the country’s most popular winter sport.

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West Virginia Teachers Strike Over Salaries for Second Straight Day

Public schools across the state were closed as teachers protested their low salaries, which are 48th in the nation, and the high costs of health care.

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Alabama's aborted execution comes under court review

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered Alabama on Friday to preserve death chamber evidence of an aborted execution and be ready to present it at court after lawyers for the condemned man warned his poor health left him with veins unusable for a lethal injection.

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Can a Canadian Carry Off Bollywood Style? Justin Trudeau Finds Out.

The Canadian prime minister wore traditional garb throughout a visit to India, inspiring debate over whether he was appropriating or respecting local culture.

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UPDATE 2-Dropbox files for IPO of up to $500 million

Feb 23 (Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $500 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Volkswagen settles U.S. diesel owner lawsuit on eve of trial

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit on Friday resolved a lawsuit brought by a North Carolina man whose diesel emissions case was set to be the first go to trial on Monday.

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Analysis: Big question about Gates' plea deal

After weeks of rumors, it became official Friday afternoon: Rick Gates pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russia's attempted meddling in the 2016 election.

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Deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, Coral Springs sources say

When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff's deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.

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Tipster’s Warning to F.B.I. on Florida Shooting Suspect: ‘I Know He’s Going to Explode’

A woman close to Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the Florida massacre, called the F.B.I. tip line saying she was worried he might be “getting into a school and just shooting the place up.”

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CORRECTED-RPT-FOCUS-How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

NEW YORK, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Last March, executives at General Electric Co's power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power's revenue and profit would rise.

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CORRECTED-FOCUS-How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

NEW YORK, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Last March, executives at General Electric Co's power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power's revenue and profit would rise.

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Anbang Takeover Sends Blunt Message: China Wants to Fix Its Debt Problem

The Chinese government’s move to tame an ambitious global deal maker reflects an official willingness to finally curb the country’s addiction to borrowing.

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U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.

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BRIEF-UBM Says Selling Print Publication, Website And Related Businesses To Wainscot Media​

* UBM PLC - SELLING PRINT PUBLICATION, WEBSITE AND RELATED BUSINESSES TO WAINSCOT MEDIA​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Bouchard reaches settlement in lawsuit against USTA

(Reuters) - Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard has reached a settlement with the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) in her lawsuit after a fall at the 2015 U.S. Open resulted in her withdrawal and a concussion, lawyers told Reuters on Friday.

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Indicted Missouri governor resigns from post with GOP governors group

(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, under indictment for invasion of privacy in connection with the cover-up of an extramarital affair, has resigned from a leadership position with the Republican Governors Association, the organization said on Friday.

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UPDATE 12-Oil climbs with support from Libyan outage, Saudi comments

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Friday to their highest in more than two weeks, supported by the shutdown of the El Feel oilfield in Libya and upbeat comments from Saudi Arabia that an OPEC-led effort to cut stockpiles is working.

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Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and he is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia's role in the election.

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Versace rocks Milan's fashion week with loud college style

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian fashion house Versace rocked Milan with bright tartans, leather and studs in its fall-winter 2018 collection runway show, echoing college chic and punk style.

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BRIEF-Loews Corp Files For Potential Mixed Shelf Offering Size Not Disclosed

* LOEWS CORP FILES FOR POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING; SIZE NOT DISCLOSED - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CFfG30) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-PPL Corp Files For Common Stock Offering Of Upto $1.0 Bln

* PPL CORP FILES FOR COMMON STOCK OFFERING OF UPTO $1.0 BILLION Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CDNwWd) Further company coverage:

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Exclusive: Nordstrom family group finalizing take-private offer - sources

(Reuters) - Nordstrom Inc's founding family group is finalizing plans to submit an offer to take the U.S. department store operator private, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends at 3-week high; oil gains lift energy stocks

(Adds details, updates to close) TORONTO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index closed at a three-week high on Friday, with energy companies leading gains across the board on higher oil prices. * The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 130.28 points, or 0.84 percent, to 15,638.45. * The energy group gained 1.5 percent. * Energy-related companies Enerplus Corp , CES Energy Solutions Corp and Enerflex Ltd were amo

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Trump: Kelly to decide Kushner's security clearance

President Donald Trump said Friday he will not make the decision on whether to let Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, keep his temporary security clearance, telling reporters at the White House that he will let chief of staff John Kelly make the decision.

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BRIEF-Bellicum Pharma Says Effective Feb 20, Board Approved Increase In Size Of Board To 8 Members

* BELLICUM PHARMA SAYS EFFECTIVE FEB 20, BOARD APPROVED INCREASE IN SIZE OF BOARD TO 8 MEMBERS - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BMB6hN) Further company coverage:

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Vehicle strikes White House barrier, driver apprehended

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A passenger vehicle struck a White House security barrier on Friday but did not breach it, and the female driver was immediately apprehended, the U.S. Secret Service said.

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Add another item to Trump's list of frustrations: his bald spot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has a bald spot and it evidently annoys him.

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Good times are coming, says Alonso after driving new McLaren

(Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso sounded an optimistic note after driving the first Renault-powered McLaren Formula One car in Spain on Friday.

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With rates still low, Fed officials fret over next U.S. recession

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers fretted on Friday that they could face the next U.S. recession with virtually the same arsenal of policies used in the last downturn and, with interest rates still relatively low, those will not pack the same punch.

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Stocks rally as Fed eases rate worry, tech climbs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, lifted by gains in technology stocks and a retreat in Treasury yields as the Federal Reserve eased concerns about the path of interest rate hikes this year.

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Wine tied to healthier arteries for some diabetics

(Reuters Health) - Some diabetics with plaque buildup in their arteries might have less debris in these blood vessels after adding wine to their diets, a recent study suggests.

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Dropbox files for IPO of up to $500 million

(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $500 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Trump: Chief of staff Kelly to settle Kushner security dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he will leave it to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to settle a security clearance dispute involving son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner, but left little doubt he wants the case settled in a way that allows Kushner to keep his job.

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Over 100 Central American migrants rescued from truck in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - More than 100 Central American migrants, including dozens of minors, were rescued from a truck found abandoned in a violent region of northern Mexico near the U.S. border, authorities said on Friday.

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How Kylie Jenner should really use her power

On Thursday, a single post on social media was blamed for costing Snapchat $1.3 billion in market value. The tweet wasn't from a head of state threatening to ban the app, or the company itself announcing major losses. It was from a reality TV star who doesn't like the platform's new layout.

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Design and dictatorship: exhibition celebrates North Korean graphics

LONDON (Reuters) - North Korea makes headlines with its military parades and nuclear program but a new London exhibition puts a spotlight on graphic design in the country.

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Trump Says Kelly Will Decide on Kushner’s Security Clearance

“He’s going to do what’s right for the country,” President Trump said of his chief of staff. “I have no doubt he will make the right decision.”

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Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as ground shifts in gun debate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than half a dozen U.S. companies have abruptly cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists on Friday intensified calls for a boycott in the wake of last week's Florida high school massacre.

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GOP congressional candidate swept up in sexting case

A week before the primary in the Arizona House special election, a leading Republican candidate's campaign is being roiled by an alleged cyber-affair with a former state Senate staffer.

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School resource officer who stayed outside during shooting had glowing reviews

The Florida deputy who waited outside as a gunman targeted staff and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17, was twice nominated as the School Resource Deputy of the Year and won the award in 2014, personnel records obtained by CNN show.

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U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two'

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear missile program, and President Donald Trump warned of a "phase two" that could be "very, very unfortunate for the world" if the steps did not work.

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Geely chairman builds $9 billion stake in Germany's Daimler

BEIJING/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The chairman of Chinese carmaker Geely [GEELY.UL] has built a 9.69 percent stake in Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler , filings showed on Friday, demonstrating a shift in strategy by Chinese investors seeking access to new technology.

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Trump: Deputy who stayed outside didn't love the children

President Donald Trump continued to criticize the armed school resource officer in Parkland, Florida, who stayed outside of the school during the shooting, saying during a White House news conference conference that Scot Peterson "doesn't love the children, probably doesn't know the children."

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Florida governor proposes new gun sale limits after school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott urged state lawmakers on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety after a gunman killed 17 people at a school last week, proposals that gun control advocates said did not go far enough.

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KemPharm's opioid painkiller gets FDA approval, shares soar

(Reuters) - KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain, sending the shares of the drugmaker up as much as 36 percent in late afternoon trading.

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Two car bombs explode in Somali capital and kill 18 people

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Twin car bombs killed 18 people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday in an attack by the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, but security forces shot dead five assailants, officials said.

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Pakistan could evict, rather than kill, militants: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan need not kill or capture militants such as members of the Haqqani network that use its territory to launch attacks in Afghanistan but could push them across the border instead, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

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Support for independence drops to four-year low in Catalonia

MADRID (Reuters) - The number of Catalans in favor of their region becoming independent from Spain has dropped to a four-year low, a survey showed on Friday, casting renewed doubt over the secession campaign just as its leaders disagree on the way forward.

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Opinion: What does Dana Loesch know about 'grieving black mothers in Chicago'?

Whenever we talk about guns in America, the card-carrying members of the National Rifle Association are always the mouthpieces, equating being a gun owner with American hyper-patriotism. The historian Richard Hofstadter described the concept of "gun culture" -- guns viewed by many as part of America's heritage: "an ingredient in the American imagination."

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UK's May to set out Brexit wishes; EU says ideas so far are 'pure illusion'

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her wishes for Britain's post-Brexit ties with the European Union next week after winning support from key ministers, although European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday called the ideas floated so far "pure illusion".

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Trump reads out lyrics of anti-immigrant song

President Donald Trump read the lyrics of an anti-immigrant song titled "The Snake" on Friday, reverting to a campaign staple that Trump has used to criticize United States' immigration policy.

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Trump: Kelly to make call on Kushner clearance

President Trump praised the work of son-in-law Jared Kushner saying he is "truly outstanding" and is working with Trump's chief of staff General Kelly on peace in the middle east.

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CPAC goes full Trump for 2018

A little more than eight months before he won the White House in 2016, candidate Donald Trump, faced with the threat of a walkout by skeptical Republicans, abruptly canceled his scheduled speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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General Mills to buy Blue Buffalo pet food for $8 billion

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Trump calls out Russia

President Trump called out Russia, Iran, and Syria for creating a "humanitarian disgrace" in the war-torn country of Syria.

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Germany stuns Canada to make first final

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany shocked defending men's ice hockey champions Canada 4-3 on Friday, beating them on Olympic ice for the first time to reach their first gold medal game.

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Syria's eastern Ghouta bombed again before U.N. ceasefire vote

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year-old civil war.

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New York City law survives gun rights group's legal challenge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a gun rights group's constitutional challenge to strict New York City limits on how licensed handgun owners may use their weapons outside the home.

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'Shape of Water' suit filed right before Oscars

One of the Oscar frontrunners has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit.

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Top Chinese Official Plans U.S. Trip to Address Trade Friction

President Xi Jinping of China is sending Liu He, his top economic policy maker and a recent addition to the Politburo, to Washington on Tuesday.

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U.S. Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem in May, Marking Israel’s 70th Birthday

A building now used for consular affairs will be designated the embassy, but most employees will remain in Tel Aviv for now.

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Trump says U.S.-Australia relations are strong

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks at the White House on Friday, and Trump later praised Australia's merit-based immigration system while Turnbull said the two countries were taking new steps to deepen ties.

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Surfacing: At the ‘Hairdresser’s Fashion Week,’ Celebrating Black Beauty

Meet the people who gather for the extravaganza known as the Bronner Bros. show in Atlanta.

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Shooter's past 911 calls released

Before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at his former high school in Florida on February 14, law enforcement officials received several calls from people concerned about the young man's guns and violent behavior. One caller said Cruz planned "to shoot up" an unnamed school.

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Frail elderly face increased risk of delirium after surgery

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who have elective surgery are more likely to experience delirium afterwards when they’re frail, a research review suggests.

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Kasatkina upsets Muguruza to set up Dubai final with Svitolina

(Reuters) - Russia's Daria Kasatkina stunned second seed Garbine Muguruza to reach the final at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday, while defending champion Elina Svitolina cruised past former world number one Angelique Kerber.

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U.S. Treasury head says new Russia sanctions expected within weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday the Trump administration is working on new sanctions against Russia for a range of activities, including meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he expects to brief the media on the actions within the next several weeks.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Trump Condemns Florida Officer Who Didn’t Act; Sticks by Plan to Arm Teachers

“When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn’t have the courage, or something happened, but he certainly did a poor job,” President Trump said of the officer in Parkland.

Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) nytimes.com

Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “lower-cost” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much.

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Trump Jr. slams American media, praises India

During the Global Business Summit in India, Donald Trump Jr. doubles down on his comments about the spirit of the people of India while criticizing the Washington Post's reporting on the comments.

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Film about East German workers highlights united Germany's persisting divisions

BERLIN (Reuters) - A film about East German blue-collar workers casts a light on continuing east-west divisions that saw a far-right party storm into Germany's parliament last year - even if its director explicitly disavows any political message.

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Canada mourns after coming up short in hockey, curling

(Reuters) - Canada has long dominated both ice hockey and curling but a stunning string of Olympic defeats in the country's beloved sports at the Pyeongchang Games has left the nation in an unfamiliar state of mourning.

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U.S. playwright David Mamet turns his sights on Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - David Mamet has written a new play about film producer Harvey Weinstein, the Pulitzer Prize winner said in an interview published on Friday.

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Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island built 10 years ago to protect the world's food supplies, the government said on Friday.

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Shkreli loses bid to toss stock manipulation conviction

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday refused to overturn former drug company executive Martin Shkreli's conviction of scheming to manipulate his company's stock price.

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Less-invasive heart valve replacement tied to better quality of life

(Reuters Health) - People who get minimally-invasive surgery to replace damaged heart valves have an easier time completing daily tasks and a better quality of life after the procedure, a research review suggests.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Republican. I Appreciate Assault Weapons. And I Support a Ban.

I’m a congressman who was in the Army. I know how lethal these weapons are because I used them in combat.

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Self-driving cars with "remote" drivers could test on Calif roads in April: DMV

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.

Fact Check nytimes.com

Fact Check: Trump Says ‘No President Has Ever Cut So Many Regulations.’ Not Quite.

Mr. Trump claims to have cut 22 federal regulations for every one that is newly created — more, he says, than any other president. Neither boast is true.

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Analysis: This proves a good guy with a gun doesn't always stop a bad guy with a gun

When the shooting started at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday, there was an armed deputy in the building -- someone tasked, specifically, with keeping the students inside safe.

Social Media nytimes.com

Olympic Golds Online, if Not in Competition

Most of the moments from the 2018 Winter Games that have gone viral online had little to do with athletic achievement.

Hair nytimes.com

Trump on His Hair: ‘I Try Like Hell to Hide That Bald Spot, Folks’

It’s not always easy to hide thinning hair, especially when your hair is as famous as the president’s.

Radio nytimes.com

Gothamist Will Publish Again in Deal With WNYC

One of two local news sites shuttered by their billionaire owner has been bought by New York’s public radio station, but the other, DNAinfo, will stay dark.

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This Texas school district already arms its teachers

While the nation debates whether teachers should carry guns to protect students from armed intruders, the question's already settled in one Texas school district, where educators have had firearms on campus for years.

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UK's PM May to set out Brexit wish-list as opponents plot ambush

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her wish-list for Britain's post-Brexit relationship with the European Union next week after winning support from key ministers, but her opponents hope to defeat the government on the issue of future trade ties.

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Gov. Rick Scott wants to raise the gun-buying age, toughen background checks and ban bump stocks

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday a comprehensive plan to keep students safe, a week after a former student fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

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Enterprise car rental ends NRA partnership

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Plastic straw makers brace for bans

Transgender and Transsexuals nytimes.com

Trans Americans Like Me Are Worthy of Military Service

President Trump and his proposal to ban transgender people from the military is an insult to the thousands who are already serving capably.

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Read Gates' plea document

Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates will plead guilty Friday afternoon to two criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential campaign and related activities.

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The West won't stop the horrors in Syria even if it could

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Canadian police charge suspected serial killer with sixth murder

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto police said on Friday that they have charged Bruce McArthur with a sixth murder, expanding the number of deaths blamed on the 66-year-old landscaper in a case that has shaken the city's gay community.

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U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions; targets ships, firms

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions against North Korea on Friday, intensifying pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs.

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BB&T's online banking service hit by data center glitch

Feb 23 (Reuters) - BB&T Corp customers could not access ATMs and online banking accounts after a malfunction at one of its data centers, the bank said on Friday.

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We're going to get the wall, Trump tells conservatives

President Donald Trump stood by his signature campaign pledge of building a campaign wall along the US border with Mexico, telling conservative activists Friday he'll get it built despite Democratic opposition in Congress.

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Jane Seymour poses for Playboy, shares her #MeToo moment

Seymour is one of the oldest models to ever pose for Playboy. In an interview with the magazine, she said she almost quit acting because of sexual harassment.

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BRIEF-Fj Capital Management Llc Reports 5.32 pct Passive Stake In Evans Bancorp As Of Feb 15

* FJ CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS 5.32 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN EVANS BANCORP INC AS OF FEB 15, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2os4vFP) Further company coverage:

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State Dept.: Jerusalem embassy move likely in May

The Trump administration is expected to move its US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem sometime in May, according to a senior State Department official.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018) nytimes.com

Florida Governor Rick Scott Backs Raising Age Limits on Assault Rifles

The governor proposal on Friday on raising the minimum age came in defiance of the N.R.A., but his ideas fell far short of what students activists had asked for.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, to Plead Guilty in Mueller Inquiry and Cooperate

The plea deal could be a sign that Mr. Gates plans to share incriminating information against Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman, or other members of the Trump campaign.

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UPDATE 9-Oil rises more than 1 pct as Libyan outage supports

* Coming up: U.S. rig count data from Baker Hughes at 1 p.m. (Updates market activity, prices, adds commentary; changes byline, dateline to NEW YORK, previously LONDON)

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Corporate America under pressure to cut ties with NRA

(Reuters) - Some of the biggest names in corporate America are coming under mounting pressure on Friday to cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists intensified calls for a boycott in the wake of last week's Florida high school massacre.

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Analysis: Trump stokes a totally false idea on the 2nd Amendment

President Donald Trump spent the last two days insisting that he was ready to find compromise on gun control measures in the wake of the murders of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week.

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Geely chief amasses $9 billion stake in Germany's Daimler

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Li Shufu, the chairman and main owner of Chinese carmaker Geely [GEELY.UL], has amassed a stake of 9.69 percent in Daimler AG , the German carmaker said in a regulatory filing on Friday.

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More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta before U.N. vote

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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UPDATE 2-Corporate America under pressure to cut ties with NRA

Feb 23 (Reuters) - Some of the biggest names in corporate America are coming under mounting pressure on Friday to cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists intensified calls for a boycott in the wake of last week's Florida high school massacre.

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Ex-Trump campaign aide Gates expected to plead guilty Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign aide Rick Gates will plead guilty on Friday afternoon to charges of conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to court records.

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Palestinians angry at reports of early U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem

West Bank, GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians reacted on Friday with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within months.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

What is Anbang? A Primer on China’s Fallen Deal Maker

When the company bought the elegant Waldorf Astoria, few had heard of it — but its founder and many board members made the most of impressive connections.

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Vatican child abuse investigator released from hospital in Chile

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Vatican investigator sent to Chile by Pope Francis to interview sex abuse victims was released from a hospital in Santiago on Friday after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery, and may conduct more interviews, a spokesman said.

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REFILE-Toys are not us, investors to Target

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Target Corp should hold off on plans to cash in on a perceived advantage in toys after the collapse of Toys "R" Us, several of the company's investors told Reuters, worried it could eat up capital desperately needed in an Amazon-dominated retail world.

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Trump to meet with key Democrat on gun control

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Ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates expected to plead guilty in Mueller probe

Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential campaign and related activities, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN.

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EU leaders resist push for elected Commission chief

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leaders of the European Union's member states agreed on Friday to resist a push to have the EU chief executive determined by voting in elections to the European Parliament and aim to keep their collective control over the post.

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Mexico's Bimbo sees cash boost from U.S. tax reform, pledges more investment

MEXICO CITY, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Mexican breadmaker Bimbo on Friday said it expects a positive impact on its cash flow due to a recently approved tax reform in the United States, one of its principal markets, and will invest $800 million this year.

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Pentagon makes recommendations to White House on transgender individuals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals serving in the military, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump's call last year for a ban on such service.

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UPDATE 1-China's Geely buying $9 bln stake in Daimler - Bloomberg

Feb 23 (Reuters) - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co is buying a stake worth about 7.5 billion euros ($9.22 billion) in Daimler AG to become the largest investor in the German automaker, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Trump: Armed teacher would have 'shot the hell' out of gunman

A freewheeling President Donald Trump offered a political greatest hits reel Friday to the highest-profile right-wing gathering of the year, basking in conservative plaudits for what he characterized as a triumphant first year in office.

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U.S. M&A lending hits early year high with jumbo loans

NEW YORK (LPC) - A flurry of huge US acquisitions is pushing high-grade M&A lending to early year highs as blue-chip firms take advantage of US tax reform and try to fight off the threat of online retail giant Amazon.

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UPDATE 1-Wall St Weekahead-Markets fret over Federal Reserve's approach under new chair Powell

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Investors are starting to doubt whether they can count on the protective embrace of an accommodative U.S. central bank when markets go haywire.

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Trump administration considering rise in gas tax: Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering a hike in the gasoline tax, but no decision has been made, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday.

cnn.com

WH trying to keep Kushner involved on sensitive issues without Trump's intervention

Officials at the White House have been working to devise a plan this week that would allow Jared Kushner to continue in his role handling sensitive foreign policy matters without forcing President Donald Trump to personally intervene and grant him access to classified information, people familiar with the situation say.

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BMW to recall 11,700 cars after installing wrong engine software

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German car maker BMW said on Friday it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong software had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models.

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Florida governor proposes tighter gun restrictions in wake of school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a proposal on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety measures after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in the state last week.

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Why the NRA is so powerful on Capitol Hill

When 17-year-old student Cameron Kasky took the microphone at CNN's town hall on Wednesday night, he put Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on the spot when he asked: Would you refuse to accept further campaign donations from the National Rifle Association?

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks climb, gold set for weekly loss, as rate hike worries ease

* Russia waits on S&P investment grade rating decision (Adds Wall Street open; changes dateline to New York; updates throughout)

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KFC apologizes for chicken shortage with a hilarious hidden message

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Stolen painting by French master Degas found on bus near Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French customs police have found a painting by 19th century master Edgar Degas that was stolen nine years ago from a museum in Marseille in the luggage compartment of a bus near Paris, the government said on Friday.

Animal Migration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Protecting America’s Last Great Animal Migrations

These long and vital journeys by elk, mule deer and antelope are being choked off by fences, roads, housing and energy development.

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US M&A lending hits early year high with jumbo loans

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (LPC) - A flurry of huge US acquisitions is pushing high-grade M&A lending to early year highs as blue-chip firms take advantage of US tax reform and try to fight off the threat of online retail giant Amazon.

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Curling: South Korea stay strong to reach final v Sweden

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Kim Eun-jung secured South Korea's first Olympic curling medal with a pressure packed final shot to seal a nail-biting 8-7 extra-ends victory over Japan in the women's semi-finals on Friday and set up a gold medal showdown with Sweden.

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U.S. senators press Justice Department on Daimler emissions probe: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to thoroughly investigate Daimler AG after a media report alleged the automaker used potentially illegal software to pass diesel emissions tests, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Radical change urged over 20 years to attain climate goals: institute

OSLO (Reuters) - The world will need sweeping changes over the next 20 years ranging from energy use to food production to achieve climate goals set by almost 200 nations, the new heads of a top environmental think-tank said on Friday.

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Germany stun Canada to make first final

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany shocked defending men's ice hockey champions Canada 4-3 on Friday, beating them on Olympic ice for the first time to reach their first gold medal game.

environmentNews reuters.com

Britain puts $35 million into natural disaster hedge fund

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is backing a hedge fund that aims to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance.

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Symantec halts NRA discounts for identity theft product

(Reuters) - Symantec Corp said on Friday it has stopped a program with the National Rifle Association that offered discounts for its LifeLock identity theft product.

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Wall Street gains as tech stocks rise

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose on Friday, with gains in technology stocks helping claw back some of the week's losses, which were sparked by concerns about interest rates.

cnn.com

Mary J. Blige, Common set to perform at Oscars

This year's Oscar-nominated musicians are going to take the stage at the Academy Awards ceremony.

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U.S. appeals court revives Schwab Libor-rigging claims against banks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charles Schwab Corp and several of its mutual funds persuaded a U.S. appeals court on Friday to revive their lawsuit seeking to hold 17 banks responsible for manipulation of the benchmark Libor interest rate.

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Five more charged in Tanzania for murder of anti-poaching activist

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Five more suspects were charged in a Tanzanian court on Friday for the murder of prominent conservationist Wayne Lotter, bringing to eight the total number of people arraigned over the killing.

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Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane

HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.

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Fed sees rate hikes on track; continued U.S. growth

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve, looking past a recent stock market sell-off and concern about inflation, said it sees steady growth continuing and no serious risks on the horizon the might pause its planned pace of rate hikes.

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Mobile industry promises smarter everything at Barcelona show

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two words - artificial intelligence - promise to upstage familiar technology industry themes like 5G, the Internet of Things and virtual reality at next week's Mobile World Congress, Europe's biggest annual technology industry gathering.

Tests and Examinations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’

Colleges should stop trivializing the transmission of knowledge.

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Trump says he wants to review U.S. military policy of gun-free zones on bases

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he wanted to review the U.S. military's policy of having bases be gun-free zones, noting that some soldiers killed in a shooting spree several years ago at one facility had been expert marksmen who were unarmed.

cnn.com

Hoaxers are doctoring real news stories to spread misinformation on Snapchat

What happens when hoaxers decide to doctor a real news story to spread chaos and misinformation in the aftermath of a major mass shooting?

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General Mills moves into pet food with $8 billion Blue Buffalo deal

(Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for nearly $8 billion, foraying into a fast-growing pet food market to counter declining sales of processed foods.

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U.S. expected to open embassy in Jerusalem in May, official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy.

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Officer responded to school shooting knowing son and wife were inside

Police Sgt. Jeff Heinrich recounts calling his wife and son, who were in the school on the day of the Florida school shooting, after helping to rescue victims.

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Insurer Chubb says will stop underwriting NRA insurance for gun owners

(Reuters) - Insurer Chubb Ltd on Friday said that it will stop underwriting a National Rifle Association-branded insurance policy for gun owners.

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No one knows who this unconscious Syrian toddler is

Tucked under a gray blanket, his curly-haired head resting on a pillow, the boy could almost be sleeping peacefully at home.

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Parkland deputy did a poor job, Trump says

President Donald Trump said Friday that the armed school resource officer who stayed outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as last week's shooting unfolded did a "poor job."