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REFILE-UPDATE 1-U.S. FERC delays responding to Magellan's request for rehearing

NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. energy regulator on Monday said it extended the timeframe to respond to Magellan Midstream Partners' request for a rehearing on its proposal to establish a marketing arm to buy, sell and ship crude oil.

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BRIEF-‍Global Brass And Copper Holdings Reports Mineral Oil Spill

* ‍GLOBAL BRASS AND COPPER HOLDINGS, INC. REPORTS MINERAL OIL SPILL AT ITS SOMERS THIN STRIP PLANT​

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Brazil holds breath for court ruling on Lula's future

PORTO ALEGRE (Reuters) - Brazilian politicians, voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the country's most popular leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribe.

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BRIEF-S&P Affirms Validus' Rating, Revises Holding Co Outlook To Negative On AIG Deal

* S&P SAYS VALIDUS HOLDINGS RATINGS AFFIRMED; HOLDING CO OUTLOOK REVISED TO NEGATIVE ON ANNOUNCED ACQUISITION BY AIG

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AIG to buy reinsurer Validus Holdings for $5.56 billion

(Reuters) - American International Group on Monday said it would buy Validus Holdings for $5.56 billion in cash to strengthen its reinsurance business, the company's first deal under Chief Executive Brian Duperreault.

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BRIEF-J Alexanders Holdings Says Recommends Shareholders Vote "For" Transaction With Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub

* J ALEXANDERS HOLDINGS RESPONDS TO REPORTS BY ISS, GLASS LEWIS ON NINETY NINE RESTAURANT & PUB DEAL

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AIG to buy reinsurer Validus Holdings for $5.56 billion in cash

(Reuters) - American International Group on Monday said it would buy property and casualty reinsurer Validus Holdings for $5.56 billion in cash to strengthen its general insurance business.

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Sports tribunal begins hearing appeals from 39 banned Russians

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began to hear appeals on Monday from 39 Russian athletes who were given lifetime Olympic bans for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games.

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BRIEF-Ingersoll Rand Announces Acquisition Of ICS Group Holdings Ltd

* INGERSOLL RAND ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF ICS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED, A LEADING EUROPEAN TEMPERATURE CONTROL AND HVAC SOLUTIONS PROVIDER

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Japanese capital holds first North Korean missile attack drill

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo held its first missile evacuation drill on Monday with volunteers taking cover in subway stations and other underground spaces that would double as shelters for the Japanese capital in the event of a North Korean missile strike.

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Tennis: Dimitrov holds nerve to end Kyrgios's run

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov kept his cool in the Rod Laver Arena maelstrom to knock home favorite Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open in a fourth-round thriller on Sunday.

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Nadal holds court before prospects battle in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafael Nadal will expect to continue his smooth progress into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday before Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov meet in a battle royal of potential as yet unfulfilled.

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Cuba, U.S. hold talks on law enforcement despite tensions

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban and U.S. officials concluded on Friday a week of talks on law enforcement cooperation in Washington with a meeting on the combat against illicit drug trafficking, at a time of heightened tensions between the old Cold War foes.

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Motorists of the world take heart: even popes get flat tires

LIMA (Reuters) - Pope Francis may have divine inspiration but not divine inflation: on Friday he suffered what millions of ordinary people have to deal with -- a flat tire.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks hold near all-time highs; Argentina stocks fall

(Updates prices) By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks hovered near all-time highs on Friday as optimism over the country's economic prospects sustained demand for local assets, while hopes of a tie-up with Boeing Co boosted shares of Embraer SA . The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.32 percent, hitting an intraday record of 81,429. The bourse was supported by blue chips such as lenders Banco Bradesco SA and Itaú Unibanco Holding SA. Emerging mark

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Judge overseeing AT&T, Time Warner merger trial hears document dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T , owner of DirecTV, is asking for documents from a long list of companies as part of preparation for a trial to determine if they will be allowed to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner , their lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said in a pre-trial hearing on Friday.

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U.S. funding hold will hurt U.N. effort to help Palestinian refugees: Russia's Lavrov

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a U.N. news conference on Friday that the U.S. decision to withhold funds for a U.N. agency that assists Palestinians would seriously undermine efforts to meet the needs of refugees.

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U.S. military puts 'great power competition' at heart of strategy: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the center of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting American priorities after more than a decade and a half of focusing on the fight against Islamist militants.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Previously Unreleased Hendrix, and 10 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music from Tracey Thorn, the Chainsmokers, Brazilian Girls and more.

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BRIEF-Bank Of Commerce Holdings Reports Quarterly EPS $0.00

* BANK OF COMMERCE HOLDINGS - QTRLY NET INTEREST INCOME $10.9 MILLION VERSUS $9.4 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Elliott Believes Qualcomm Can Deliver Value To Shareholders At Prices For NXP Higher Than $135/Share

* ELLIOTT BELIEVES QUALCOMM CAN DELIVER VALUE TO ITS SHAREHOLDERS AT PRICES FOR NXP HIGHER THAN $135 PER SHARE

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks hold near all-time highs; Embraer jumps

By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks hovered near all-time highs on Friday as optimism over the nation's economic prospects sustained demand for local assets, while hopes of a tie-up with Boeing Co boosted shares of Embraer SA . The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.2 percent, supported by blue chips such as Vale SA and lenders Banco Bradesco SA and Itaú Unibanco Holding SA . Emerging markets kicked off the year with a rally as several reports show

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BRIEF-Activision Blizzard Recommends Shareholders Reject Mini-Tender Offer By TRC Capital Corp

* ACTIVISION BLIZZARD RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS REJECT MINI-TENDER OFFER BY TRC CAPITAL CORPORATION

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

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

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North Korea may hold military parade on eve of Olympics, analysts say

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month's winter Olympics in South Korea, analysts and diplomats say, even as the two countries have sought to mend ties.

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SoftBank is now Uber's largest shareholder as deal closes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber.

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UPDATE 2-SoftBank is now Uber's largest shareholder as deal closes

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber.

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Wheels: When Detroit Muscle Powered a Breakthrough in Heart Surgery

In 1952, a team of doctors from Harper Hospital and employees from General Motors engineered a mechanical pump that helped pave the way for modern open-heart surgery.

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

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

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Uber-SoftBank deal has closed, making SoftBank largest shareholder

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber.

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BRIEF-Crown Holdings Announces Pricing Of Senior Notes

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

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BRIEF-Mkango Announces Shareholder Approval For Talaxis Transaction

* MKANGO ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER APPROVAL FOR TALAXIS TRANSACTION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Carl Icahn Releases Open Letter To Xerox Shareholders

* CARL ICAHN SAYS "WE ARE OBVIOUSLY IN FAVOR OF" RENEGOTIATING FUJI XEROX JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT TO MAKE IT MORE FAVORABLE FOR XEROX‍​

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U.S. tech trade groups urge Trump to let spouses of H1b holders to work

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. technology trade groups on Thursday urged the Trump administration to retain an Obama-era rule that allows certain spouses of highly skilled guest workers to also work legally in the United States.

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Couple charged with torture scheduled for court hearing

David and Louise Turpin, accused of keeping their 13 children captive and shackling some of them inside a squalid Southern California home, have their first court hearing Thursday.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says to hold elections in four to five months

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve former ruler Robert Mugabe.

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UPDATE 2-Major shareholder demands Xerox disclose agreement with Fuji

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Major Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason has urged the photocopier pioneer to make public its joint venture agreement with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , saying U.S. securities laws require it.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Major shareholder demands Xerox disclose JV agreement with Fuji

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Major Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason has urged the photocopier pioneer to make public its joint venture agreement with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , saying U.S. securities laws require it should do so.

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CORRECTED-Major shareholder demands Xerox disclose JV agreement with Fuji

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Major Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason has urged the photocopier pioneer to make public its joint venture agreement with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , saying U.S. securities laws require it should do so.

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BRIEF-Keane Announces Upsize And Pricing Of Public Secondary Offering By Selling Stockholder

* KEANE ANNOUNCES UPSIZE AND PRICING OF PUBLIC SECONDARY OFFERING BY SELLING STOCKHOLDER

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Doping: CAS to hear appeals from 39 banned Russians next week

(Reuters) - The cases of 39 Russian athletes given lifetime Olympic bans following doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games will be heard next week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.

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Peru shamans hold rituals, foresee good news during Pope's visit

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian shamans said on Wednesday they expect good news from the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation, and held rituals on a beach near Lima to give him strength to fight against accusations of sexual abuse that have plagued the Roman Catholic Church.

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Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalised with heart problems: lawyer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalised earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

The White House physician had said President Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired number.

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Major shareholder demands Xerox disclose JV agreement with Fuji

(Reuters) - Major Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason has urged the photocopier pioneer to make public its joint venture agreement with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , saying U.S. securities laws require it should do so.

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Holder Fernandez leads at Europeans, French pair upset Russian rivals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Spain's Javier Fernandez stumbled on a quad Salchow but still took the lead after the short program at the European figure skating championships on Wednesday before French duo Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres upset their Russian rivals in the pairs.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Trump has common form of heart disease

Like most men of his age, President Donald Trump has a common form of heart disease, relatively easy to address if he increases the dose of his cholesterol-lowering medication and makes necessary lifestyle changes. Without those changes, the President has a moderate risk of having a heart attack in the next three to five years, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalized with heart problems: lawyer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalized earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Oil producers want new hearing on impact of Magellan proposal

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Oil and gas producers WPX Energy and Chevron have asked a U.S. regulator for a new hearing on the broad industry impact of Magellan Midstream Partners' request to launch a marketing arm, signaling concerns about the effect it could have on shipping oil in the United States.

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

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

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Holder Fernandez leads at Europeans after short program

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Spain's Javier Fernandez stumbled on a quad Salchow but still took the lead after the short program at the European figure skating championships on Wednesday as he bids to win a sixth consecutive title.

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BRIEF-OSI Systems Receives $21 Million Order For Rtt Hold Baggage Screening Systems

* OSI SYSTEMS RECEIVES $21 MILLION ORDER FOR RTT® HOLD BAGGAGE SCREENING SYSTEMS

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Ruined and neglected, Sarajevo tracks still hold hope for some

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Once a pride of Olympic Sarajevo and known as the steepest and fastest in the world, the bobsleigh track on Mount Trebevic is now dilapidated and abandoned, a shadow of its former glory.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Trump has heart disease

CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta weighs in on President Trump's medical exam, saying the numbers provided by Dr. Ronny Jackson prove the president has heart disease.

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

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

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House to hold hearings on reviving earmarks

The House of Representatives kicks off two days of hearings Wednesday on whether to bring back so-called earmarks following a seven-year moratorium.

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BRIEF-SA's Competition Tribunal says Bank Forex Hearing Delayed

* BANK FOREX HEARING DELAYED AFTER COMMISSION NOTIFIED ITS INTENTION TO JOIN NEW APPLICANTS‍​

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Japan central bank to keep policy on hold, offer upbeat inflation view

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's central bank is set to maintain upbeat price forecasts next week and paint a slightly better picture of the economy than it did three months ago, signaling its conviction the country is making slow but steady progress in eradicating deflation.

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U.S. House panel to hold hearing on emergency alerts after Hawaii error

(Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Tuesday it planned a hearing to review a false missile alert sent in Hawaii over the weekend that stirred panic and anger in the Pacific island state.

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Don't hold government funding hostage over DACA deal, McConnell says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the government shutdown threat on the Senate floor Tuesday by pushing for a longer negotiating period on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Early puberty puts women at higher risk for heart disease and stroke

(Reuters Health) - Girls who start menstruating before they’re 12 years old may have a greater risk of heart disease and stroke later in life than their peers who go through puberty later, a U.K. study suggests.

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U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give a U.N. agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians refugees but withhold a further $65 million for now, the State Department said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration carried out a threat it made two weeks ago to cut funding.

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Trump’s Harsh Words, Not His Plan for Wall, Dominate Hearing

The secretary of homeland security was quizzed repeatedly about the vulgar word, or words, said to have been uttered by the president describing African countries.

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U.S. Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under intense questioning from Democratic senators, said on Tuesday she did not hear President Donald Trump use a vulgarity to describe African countries during an impassioned White House meeting last week.

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U.S. to provide $60 million in Palestinian aid, withhold $65 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give a U.N. agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians but will withhold a further $65 million "for future consideration," a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

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Security official says did not hear Trump say 'shithole' in immigration meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday that she did not hear President Donald Trump use the word "shithole" during a meeting about immigration last week at the White House.

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DHS chief denies hearing Trump's 'shithole' remark

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told senators Tuesday she "did not hear" President Donald Trump say the specific word "shithole" during a meeting with lawmakers last week that she attended.

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

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

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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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BRIEF-Cambrex & Astrazeneca Hold Ceremony To Mark Long-Term Supply Agreement At Karlskoga, Sweden Facility

* CAMBREX & ASTRAZENECA HOLD CEREMONY TO MARK LONG-TERM SUPPLY AGREEMENT AT KARLSKOGA, SWEDEN FACILITY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-‍Cellcom Israel controlling shareholder announced examination of submitting creditors arrangement proposal in Eurocom​

* ‍CELLCOM ISRAEL REPORTS ITS CONTROLLING SHAREHOLDER ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION OF SUBMITTING A CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT PROPOSAL IN EUROCOM​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Indonesia bourse holds minute silence for injured after floor collapse

JAKARTA, (Reuters) - Indonesia's stock exchange held a minute silence at the start of trading on Tuesday for more than 70 people injured when a mezzanine floor in the building suddenly collapsed.

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Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States

GAC Motor said it planned to bring an S.U.V. to the United States in 2019. It may use Fiat Chrysler dealerships hungry for new models.

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PRECIOUS-Gold holds steady near 4-mth peak on weaker dollar

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gold prices on Tuesday held firm near four-month highs hit in the previous session, buoyed after the U.S. dollar slumped to three-year lows against a basket of currencies on Monday. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,341.28 an ounce by 0054 GMT, after touching its strongest since Sept. 8 at $1,344.44 the session before. * U.S. gold futures were up 0.5 percent at $1,341.70 an ounce. * U.S. markets were closed for a holi

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

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

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Bahrain court upholds jail sentence against rights activist Rajab

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's top court on Monday upheld a two-year prison sentence imposed last year by a lower tribunal on rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab over comments he was alleged to have made to journalists, a rights group said.

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UPDATE 1-British government will hold emergency meeting on Carillion, says minister

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The British government will hold a meeting of its COBRA emergency response committee on Monday to discuss Carillion's collapse, defence minister Gavin Williamson said.

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BRIEF-Cannimed Says Glass Lewis Recommends Co's Shareholders Vote For Newstrike Deal

* A SECOND LEADING INDEPENDENT PROXY ADVISOR, GLASS LEWIS, RECOMMENDS CANNIMED SHAREHOLDERS VOTE “FOR” THE NEWSTRIKE ACQUISITION

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Hear the conflicting accounts on Trump meeting comments

CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports on the conflicting accounts from the lawmakers who attended the White House immigration reform meeting where President Trump reportedly referred to some African nations as "shithole countries."

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Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul's unification ministry said, as months-long tensions over the North's weapons programs ease.

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

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

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Peru ex-President Fujimori hospitalized with heart problems: media

LIMA (Reuters) - Alberto Fujimori, Peru's former authoritarian president who was freed from a 25-year prison sentence with a humanitarian pardon last Christmas Eve, was hospitalized with heart problems on Sunday, his doctor told local newspaper El Comercio.

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UPDATE 2-Carillion holds survival talks under close UK government watch

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Carillion held further emergency funding talks on Sunday as the British government said it hoped that the struggling construction and services company's partners will find the cash it needs to stay in business.

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Opinion: The Heartbeat of Racism Is Denial

What President Trump has in common with his supporters — and his opponents.

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Paisley holds one-shot lead in South African Open

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Chris Paisley of England carded a round of 70 on Saturday to hold a one-stroke lead going into the final round of the European Tour’s South African Open at the Glendower Golf Club.

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South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan. 15, South Korea's unification ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

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South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to have working-level talks on Jan. 15 at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom, news agency Yonhap reported.

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Golf: McIlroy downplays heart scare, says 'nothing to worry about'

(Reuters) - Four times major champion Rory McIlroy has taken to social media to downplay a report that he suffered a "heart scare" in 2016.

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Democrat Dick Durbin called out Trump for 'racist' comments, but Republicans didn't say what they heard or said they 'do not recall' slurs

A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the President.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court to hear Schlumberger fight over patent damages

Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a bid by Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider, to allow companies to recoup profits lost due to patent infringement when patented technology is used overseas.

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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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BRIEF-Primeline Energy Holdings Granted Interim Injunction Against CNOOC and CCL

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

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U.S. upholds New York denial of Constitution natgas pipe

(Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators rejected Williams Cos Inc's request to overturn New York's denial of a water permit for the company's proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York, according to a filing on Thursday.

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Golf: Faultless Saddier, Paisley hold SA Open second round lead

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Adrien Saddier of France carded seven birdies and an eagle in a faultless round of 63 for a share of the lead with England's Chris Paisley at 13 under-par after the second round of the European Tour's South African Open on Friday.

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U.S. upholds N.Y. denial of Constitution natgas pipe

Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators rejected Williams Cos Inc's request to overturn New York's denial of a water permit for the company's proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York, according to a filing on Thursday.

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

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Zais Group Holdings To Merge With Z Acquisition LLC

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Bitauto Holdings appoints Andy Zhang as Chief Executive​

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

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Lemon to Trump supporters: Bless your heart

CNN's Don Lemon responds to President Trump's reported comments criticizing immigrants coming to the US from what he called "shithole countries."

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Review: Surprise Lessons From John Lithgow’s ‘Stories by Heart’

In a touching tribute to his father and the tradition of reading aloud, Mr. Lithgow recites two classic tales of deception and comeuppance.

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BRIEF-Cannimed Says ISS Recommends Shareholders Vote For Newstrike deal

* LEADING INDEPENDENT PROXY ADVISOR ISS RECOMMENDS CANNIMED SHAREHOLDERS VOTE “FOR” THE NEWSTRIKE ACQUISITION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Shareholders Of Gem International Resources Request Shareholders' Meeting Calling For Management Change

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Shareholders of Gem International Resources Inc:

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Luxury group Kering to spin off Puma to its own shareholders

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Gucci-owner Kering plans to spin off German sports brand Puma to the French conglomerate's shareholders to focus squarely on its luxury brands.

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UPDATE 2-Luxury group Kering to spin off Puma to its own shareholders

* Spin-off deal comes after turnaround for Puma (Updates with Kering CFO quotes, background)

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U.S. Marshals to hold auction of seized bitcoin on Jan. 22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will hold an auction of about 3,813 bitcoins that were seized in federal criminal, civil and administrative cases, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday.

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Kering to spin off Puma to its own shareholders

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Gucci-owner Kering plans to spin off German sports brand Puma to the French conglomerate's shareholders as it sharpens the group's focus squarely on its luxury brands.

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UPDATE 1-Breitburn shareholders launch last-ditch bankruptcy showdown

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Shareholders of Breitburn Energy Partners LP launched a last-ditch legal effort on Thursday to prevent the bankrupt oil producer from wiping out their investment and sticking them with a huge tax bill at a time of surging crude prices.

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Exclusive: Kering evaluating Puma options including spin to shareholders - sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - French luxury goods group Kering is evaluating options for its German sports goods brand Puma , including a spin-off of Puma to its own shareholders, two people close to the matter said.

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BRIEF-Livanova Initiates Believe Aortic Heart Valve Study In The U.S., Canada

* LIVANOVA INITIATES BELIEVE AORTIC HEART VALVE STUDY IN THE U.S. AND CANADA

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

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

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BRIEF-Moviepass Announces Media Partnership With IHeartMedia

* MOVIEPASS INC SAYS NEW AGREEMENT INCLUDES AN EXTENSIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGN ACROSS IHEARTMEDIA'S MULTIPLATFORM NETWORK

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

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

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Hungary to hold election on April 8, PM Orban's Fidesz ahead in polls

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will hold a parliamentary election on April 8, President Janos Ader announced on Thursday, a contest likely to give Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party a third successive term in power.

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BRIEF-Shanda Group, Affiliates, Hold About 24% Of Community Health Systems Common Stock

* COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC - ON JAN 11, MEMBERS OF SHANDA GROUP FILED AMENDMENT TO SCHEDULE 13D TO DISCLOSE INCREASE IN INVESTMENT IN CO

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BRIEF-Keane Group Files For Offering 6 Mln Shares Of Common Stock By The Selling Stockholder

* KEANE GROUP INC FILES FOR OFFERING 6.0 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK BY THE SELLING STOCKHOLDER - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2D1Lvax] Further company coverage:

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How Camila Cabello Lost Some Friends and Found Her Voice

The “Havana” singer and former Fifth Harmony member opens up about her solo journey and “super awkward” split from the group.

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Hyundai invests in Grab to gain 'foothold' in Southeast Asia ride-hailing market

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it had invested in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab, as it seeks to expand into the region to reduce its reliance on China following a damaging diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing.

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UPDATE 1-Hyundai invests in Grab to gain 'foothold' in Southeast Asia ride-hailing market

* First investment in ride-hailing firm by Hyundai (Add comments from Hyundai, analyst and background)

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Opinion: The problem isn't Trump's brain. It's his heart.

During an hourlong performance Tuesday at a table crowded with lawmakers -- let's call it The President Show -- Donald Trump appeared determined to prove two things. The first was obvious: After much speculation about his temperament, inspired by the dark portrait painted in the book "Fire and Fury," he no doubt wanted to show himself to be an executive in command of the issues and fit to govern. The second was that he is a good man with a warm heart.

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China's U.S. bond rebalancing would hold few fears for Fed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers reacted coolly to a report on Wednesday that China could curb its massive U.S. debt purchases, pointing out that such rebalancing by countries can be healthy and would not likely disrupt the U.S. central bank's plan to trim its own bond portfolio.

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BRIEF-Abbvie Looking To Return Additional Cash To Shareholders

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

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U.S. Supreme Court hears Ohio voter purge case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the issue of voting rights on Wednesday as the justices began hearing arguments over whether Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls disenfranchises thousands of people and violates federal law.

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BRIEF-Vince Holding Corp Provides Holiday Sales Performance Update

* VINCE HOLDING CORP. PROVIDES HOLIDAY SALES PERFORMANCE UPDATE

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

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

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Supreme Court to hear Ohio voter roll case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to hear a case concerning whether Ohio's method of removing names from its voter rolls violates federal law.

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BRIEF-Athene Holding Ltd. Announces Pricing Of Senior Notes

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

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BRIEF-SM Energy Announces Agreement To Sell 112,200 Acre Leasehold In The Powder River Basin For $500 Million

* PRESS RELEASE - SM ENERGY ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL 112,200 ACRE LEASEHOLD IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN FOR $500 MILLION

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BRIEF-Melinta Therapeutics Files For Resale Of Up To 6.9 Mln Shares By Selling Stockholders

* MELINTA THERAPEUTICS INC FILES FOR RESALE OF UP TO 6.9 MILLION SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK BY SELLING STOCKHOLDERS - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2EqugN6) Further company coverage:

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U.S. appeals court upholds Tennessee anti-abortion vote

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the validity of a 2014 Tennessee ballot measure that removed the right to an abortion from the state constitution.

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He Made Kids’ Music and Albums About Lucifer. Now His Work Is a Rock Opera.

The psychedelic work of Bruce Haack, an electronic-music pioneer who died in 1988, is coming to the stage.

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Senate holds hearing on Cuba 'sonic attacks'

The health incidents that sickened US diplomats in Cuba and further set back US-Cuban relations will be the subject of a Senate hearing on Tuesday. However, it's not expected to resolve the mystery of what some have alleged were "sonic attacks" amid a public disagreement between two Republican members of the committee holding the hearing over whether the diplomats were victims of "attacks."

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North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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

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

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North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics helps break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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

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

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

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

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar climbs; stocks edge up after last week's rally

* U.S. bond prices gain ahead of auctions (Updates with oil price settlements, adds gold price)

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Fairpointe adds to shareholder demands over Nuance CEO plan

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Fairpointe Capital LLC, Nuance Communications Inc's tenth largest shareholder, said on Monday it had voiced concerns to the software company's board over its CEO succession planning, making it the third investor to do so in recent weeks.

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Death Penalty Case Heard by Racist Juror Is Reopened by Supreme Court

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a juror’s racist statements required an appeals court to reconsider a death row inmate’s case.

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

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

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BRIEF-Vantiv Stockholders Approve Merger Transaction

* VANTIV - ‍ ABOUT 99.9 PERCENT OF VOTES CAST AT CO'S SPECIAL MEETING WERE IN FAVOR OF TRANSACTION TO ACQUIRE WORLDPAY GROUP​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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

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

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BRIEF-LightInThebox Holding Says To Accept Bitcoin Payment​

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

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Don’t Let a Lack of Self-Awareness Hold You Back

What’s the “thing” holding you back?

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Syrian army presses offensive in last rebel stronghold of Idlib

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies pressed further into the country's largest remaining rebel stronghold on Sunday, capturing a town and several villages as they approached a military airport, a pro-Damascus media unit and a war monitor reported.

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

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

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BRIEF-Riot Blockchain Files For Disposition From Time To Time Of 3.3 Mln Shares Of Common Stock By Selling Stockholders

* RIOT BLOCKCHAIN INC FILES FOR DISPOSITION FROM TIME TO TIME OF 3.3 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK BY SELLING STOCKHOLDERS - SEC FILING

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

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

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ADHD drug tied to heart defects in babies

(Reuters Health) - - Pregnant women who take drugs like Ritalin and Concerta for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely than those who don’t to have babies with heart deformities and other birth defects, a recent study suggests.

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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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Freestyle Skiing: Williams hoping for last chance at Olympics, yet heart remains in backcountry

LONDON (Reuters) - While many athletes dream of competing at successive Winter Olympics, American freestyle skier McRae Williams knows that at the age of 27, next month's Games in Pyeongchang could be his first and last shot at Olympic glory.

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Svitolina knocks out holder Pliskova to reach Brisbane final

(Reuters) - Elina Svitolina switched gears after a poor start to knock out holder Karolina Pliskova and set up a title clash with qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the Brisbane International on Friday.

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Consumer loan securitization boom put on hold as China clamps down on leverage

BEIJING (Reuters) - A boom in asset-backed securities issued by micro-lenders aiming to expand in China's fast-growing online credit market looks set to slow this year amid growing regulatory scrutiny.

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Consumer loan securitisation boom put on hold as China clamps down on leverage

BEIJING, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A boom in asset-backed securities issued by micro-lenders aiming to expand in China's fast-growing online credit market looks set to slow this year amid growing regulatory scrutiny.

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Oil prices hold near 2015 highs, but doubts over rally emerge

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices held firm on Friday, with Brent crude up by more than 10 percent from its December lows on the back of political tensions in OPEC-member Iran and a tightening U.S. market.

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HK's Coolpad says major shareholder sells stake for $103 million

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad Group, part of the cash-strapped LeEco technology conglomerate, said top shareholder Leview Mobile HK Limited had sold HK$807.7 million ($103 million) shares, reducing its stake to 10.95 percent from 28.78 percent.

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

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

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Shareholders in Brazil demand Petrobras match $3 billion U.S. settlement

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian shareholders of state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA are petitioning a Brazilian court to be paid on similar terms as those given to U.S. shareholders in a $2.95 billion settlement, a lawyer told Reuters on Thursday.

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Spicer on Bannon's book quotes: Didn't hear a denial

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday he is troubled that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has not denied the statements attributed to him in a recent book about the early days of President Donald Trump's tenure.

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BRIEF-Littelfuse And IXYS Announce Election Deadline For Ixys Stockholders To Elect Merger Consideration

* LITTELFUSE AND IXYS ANNOUNCE ELECTION DEADLINE FOR IXYS STOCKHOLDERS TO ELECT MERGER CONSIDERATION AND EXPECTED CLOSING DATE

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Mexico presidential favorite puts himself at heart of security plan

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The left-wing frontrunner to win this year's Mexican presidential election said on Thursday that he would personally take a central role in restoring order after years of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

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Sears Holdings to close 103 Kmart and Sears stores

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

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U.S. Will Withhold Security Aid From Pakistan

The United States has provided billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan but the Trump administration says it is not doing enough to confront terrorist networks operating there.

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

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

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BRIEF-Barington/Hilco Acquisition Stockholders Approve Extension Of Date To Consummate Business Combination

* BARINGTON/HILCO ACQUISITION CORP. STOCKHOLDERS APPROVE EXTENSION OF DATE TO CONSUMMATE BUSINESS COMBINATION

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Vienna ‘New Year’s Baby’ Greeted First With Hate, Then Hearts

News of the Austrian capital’s first birth of 2018 triggered an outpouring of online hate, because her mother was pictured wearing a head scarf.

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Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive

(Reuters Health) - People with heart disease have better long-term survival odds when they are married, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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

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

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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Announces Strategic Partnership With Jingtum Technology

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH JINGTUM TECHNOLOGY

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Friends of arrested Reuters reporter in Myanmar pour out hearts on social media

YANGON (Reuters) - Ever since Reuters Myanmar reporter Wa Lone was arrested on Dec. 12 on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, friends and former colleagues have poured out their hearts and expressed hopes for his release on social media.

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Republican leaders say do not hold defense hostage to immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House and U.S. Republican congressional leaders, speaking after talks with Democrats, said on Wednesday lawmakers should not hold funding for defense "hostage" to immigration policy.

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Heart benefit of moderate drinking greater in wealthy people

(Reuters Health) - - People who enjoy a few cocktails each week may be less likely to die from heart disease than people who rarely or never drink, especially if they’re rich, a Norwegian study suggests.

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SEC mixes message on Apple shareholder proposals, activists say

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc was allowed to disregard one activist shareholder proposal on greenhouse gas emissions but told to hold a vote on another concerning human rights issues, in closely watched securities rulings that tested new guidance from U.S regulators.

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BRIEF-Casey's Comments On Letter From JCP Shareholder Group

* CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC - ‍MET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM JCP THIS PAST SUMMER​

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S&P tops 2,700 on tech advance, holds gains after Fed minutes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index rose above 2,700 for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record highs as technology stocks climbed amid indications of robust economic growth in the United States and overseas.

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US STOCKS-S&P tops 2,700 on tech advance, holds gains after Fed minutes

* Indexes up: Dow 0.2 pct, S&P 0.5 pct, Nasdaq 0.8 pct (Updates to after Fed minutes)

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UPDATE 1-FDA issues recall on J&J heart device

Jan 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued a recall of a heart device made by a unit of Johnson & Johnson due to a faulty valve, following a recall by the company in June.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Breaking the Hold of Drugs to Earn the Embrace of Her Children

Cassandra Darlington hit rock bottom when her five children were placed in foster care. Sixteen years into sobriety, she is awed by their capacity to forgive.

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Storm cuts power to 225,000 households in France, one dead

PARIS (Reuters) - One man died on a ski slope and at least 15 were injured across northern and eastern France on Wednesday in a storm that has cut power to some 225,000 households, local authorities said.

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

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

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

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

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Storm cuts power to 200,000 households in northern France

PARIS (Reuters) - A new winter storm has cut power to 200,000 households in northern France and is set to move to other regions throughout the day, electricity grid company Enedis said on Wednesday.

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Iran holds pro-government rallies after sixth day of protests

LONDON (Reuters) - Pro-government rallies in several Iranian cities drew thousands of marchers on Wednesday, following six days of rare unrest that took the country's leaders off guard.

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

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Turkey issues detention warrants for 68 Bank Asya shareholders in post-coup probe: police

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 68 shareholders of Bank Asya in an operation targeting the network of the cleric accused for orchestrating last year's failed coup attempt, the police said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Turkey issues detention warrants for 68 Bank Asya shareholders in post-coup probe - police

ANKARA, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 68 shareholders of Bank Asya in an operation targeting the network of the cleric accused for orchestrating last year's failed coup attempt, the police said on Wednesday.

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

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

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Turkey issues detention warrants for 68 Bank Asya shareholders in post-coup probe - NTV

ANKARA, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 68 shareholders of Bank Asya in an operation targeting the network of the cleric accused for orchestrating last year's failed coup attempt, broadcaster NTV and other media said on Wednesday.

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The nuclear war tweet heard 'round the world

The world's most powerful man ignited a stunning new showdown with North Korea late Tuesday, as Donald Trump boasted to volatile leader Kim Jong Un that he had a "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear weapon.

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Pershing Square, Valeant asked to appear for hearing on insider trading suit

(Reuters) - A U.S. court on Tuesday asked Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor Bill Ackman's Pershing Square to appear for a hearing to discuss the proposed settlement in an insider trading lawsuit.

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U.S. judge orders government to release Iraqis or grant bond hearings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered the government on Tuesday to either release Iraqi immigrants it arrested last year or grant them bond hearings, in the latest judicial curb on the Trump administration's efforts to tighten U.S. immigration.

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U.S. threatens to withhold aid cash to Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in tweets on Tuesday that the United States may withhold future aid payments to Palestinians, accusing them of being "no longer willing to talk peace" with Israel.

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

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

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FDA issues recall on J&J heart device

Jan 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued a recall of a heart device made by a unit of Johnson & Johnson due to a faulty valve.

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Starting new COPD inhaler tied to heart attack risk

(Reuters Health) - People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use long-acting inhaled bronchodilators may have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes right after they start taking these medicines, a Taiwanese study suggests.

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Pakistan holds emergency meeting after Trump's tweet

Pakistan's government held an emergency security meeting on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of "lies and deceit" in a New Year's Day tweet.