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Russia barred from flying flag at Games closing ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) dashed Russian athletes' hopes of marching behind their national flag at the Winter Games on Sunday, deciding against immediately lifting Russia's Olympic suspension after fresh doping violations.

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Olympics: Skaters let their hair down at final Olympic event

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Rappers, Spiderman and a sultry tiger took to the ice on Sunday as the world's top skaters let their creativity take over in a gala exhibition, the final figure skating event at the Pyeongchang Games.

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Olympics: Fun comes first for 'one of a kind' Ledecka

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ester Ledecka believes her ability to have fun on snowboard and ski gives her an edge over her rivals and she is not going to let her unprecedented success at the Pyeongchang Olympics change that any time soon.

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India's Bollywood legend Sridevi dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian actress Sridevi, arguably Bollywood's first female superstar, died in Dubai after cardiac arrest, media reported on Sunday. She was 54.Sridevi is survived by her husband - producer Boney Kapoor - and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. She was in Dubai to attend a family wedding and died late on Saturday.

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Russians Won’t Get to March Behind Their Flag at the Olympic Closing Ceremony

The International Olympic Committee voted on Sunday to maintain its doping-related restrictions on Russia until all drug test results from the 2018 Games are in.

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Villagers flee Kashmir front line as India, Pakistan trade artillery fire

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India and Pakistan have exchanged artillery fire in the disputed Kashmir region forcing hundreds of people to flee, police in Indian Kashmir said, raising fresh doubts about a 15-year-old ceasefire between the nuclear-armed rivals in the area.

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Storms dump rain across U.S. Midwest, kill Kentucky woman

(Reuters) - A band of thunderstorms reaching across the lower Mississippi Valley into Ohio on Saturday killed a Kentucky woman in her home and threatened more flooding in an area that has already seen evacuations because of high water.

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Storm kills at least two people in Kentucky

At least one person in southwestern Kentucky was killed Saturday night when severe thunderstorms blew through the state, the Logan County Sheriff's Department said.

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Olympics: Curling - Sweden take gold to end Korean fairytale run

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden beat South Korea 8-3 to claim their third women's curling gold medal in four Winter Games on Sunday, ending the 'Garlic Girls' fairytale Olympic run that captivated the home nation.

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Cambodia votes in Senate election, PM's party expected to win

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Voting got under way in Cambodia on Sunday in a Senate election that the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen was expected to sweep following a crackdown on opposition.

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Protesters target North Korean VIPs heading for Games ceremony

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean protesters tried and failed on Sunday to block a motorcade carrying North Korean dignitaries to the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony, accusing the delegation's leader of being behind a deadly 2010 attack on a South Korean warship.

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Friedrich's German team claim four-man gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Francesco Friedrich's four-man German bobsleigh team won gold on Sunday with their victory at the Olympic Sliding Centre completing Germany's sweep of the bobsleigh gold medals.

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Mexican president's visit to White House postponed after testy Trump call

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto postponed plans for the Mexican leader's first visit to the White House, after a testy phone call involving Trump's push for a border wall, a senior U.S. official said on Saturday.

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Trump calls Schiff a 'bad guy,' Democratic memo 'a nothing'

President Donald Trump hit back at top House Intelligence Committee Democrat Adam Schiff in an interview Saturday night, dismissing a Democratic memo on FBI surveillance released earlier in the day as "a nothing."

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5 Takeaways From the Release of the Democratic Memo

The Democratic memo released on Saturday was written to counter Republican claims that law enforcement officials had abused their powers.

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Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp on Saturday became the latest financial heavyweight to take aim at gunmakers, saying it would ask clients who make assault rifles how they can help end mass shootings like last week's massacre at a Florida high school.

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Beloved Bollywood actress Sridevi dead at 54

Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi has died suddenly in Dubai at the age of 54.

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Mexican President calls off visit after confrontational call with Trump about wall

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has called off an official trip to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump after a tense phone call brought the two leaders to a policy-driven standstill.

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IOC executive recommends Russia not fly flag at Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee's executive board has recommended Russian athletes not be allowed to march behind the national flag at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Game later on Sunday.

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Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend New York funeral

(Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's indicted former campaign chairman, asked for court permission on Saturday for release from home confinement to attend the funeral of his father-in-law.

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Ohtani erratic in first start for Angels

(Reuters) - Japan's Shohei Ohtani had a rough outing in his spring training debut with the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, giving up a home run and two runs in less than two innings.

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Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

Women wield significant authority in northern Syria — in the police, the courts and the militias — and the push for gender equality is spreading from Kurdish-majority areas to conservative Arab ones.

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Here are the key points where the Democratic and Republican memos clash. And one where they agree.

Was the application to obtain a FISA surveillance warrant on former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page a major FBI and Justice Department abuse that amounted to politically motivated surveillance? Or was it the proper extension of an FBI counterintelligence investigation into Trump and Russia?

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Tennis: Schwartzman, Verdasco win semis to set up Rio Open final

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentine Diego Schwartzman beat Nicolas Jarry 7-5 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Rio Open and set up a showdown with Fernando Verdasco after the Spaniard beat Fabio Fognini 6-1 7-5.

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List stays in front in Florida as Woods sits seven behind

(Reuters) - Luke List shot a four-under par 66 to hold a one-stroke lead at the Honda Classic on Saturday while Tiger Woods' 69 ensured he remained within striking distance.

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RPT-Olympics-The first 5G Olympics? Not quite, say bemused spectators

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Feb 24 (Reuters) - The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology -- but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed.

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Canadian skier arrested, accused of stealing a car

Canadian skier David Duncan, his wife, Maja Margrethe Duncan, and trainer William Ryan Raine spent Friday night behind bars, accused of stealing a car during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Democrats' memo charges Republicans trying to undermine Russia probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic minority on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a response to Republican charges that the FBI and Justice Department have abused the law in their investigation of possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. Democrats' memo charges Republicans trying to undermine Russia probes

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The Democratic minority on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a response to Republican charges that the FBI and Justice Department have abused the law in their investigation of possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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Four police arrested in Mexico over disappearance of Italian men

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Four police officers in western Mexico have been arrested on suspicion of abducting three missing Italian men for local gangsters, state prosecutors said on Saturday.

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EIB investigates loans to Daimler in light of diesel questions: Welt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Investment Bank may ask Daimler to pay back loans extended for research and development in light of a report linking the Mercedes maker to diesel emission-test cheating, Welt am Sonntag reported.

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Brazil seeks extradition of man arrested for gun trafficking in Florida

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government is seeking the extradition of a Brazilian man who was arrested by U.S. authorities in Florida, allegedly for shipping automatic weapons to the South American country.

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Michael Steele: Saying that I got RNC chair just because I'm black is 'painfully stupid'

Michael Steele shot back Saturday at a Conservative Political Action Conference official for a racial comment he made about the former Republican National Committee chairman at a dinner Friday night.

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Racial comments lead to confrontation at CPAC

Former RNC chairman Michael Steele confronts CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp over racial comments​ a speaker made about Steele at the conservative conference.

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Trump Endorses G.O.P. Fight to Keep Gerrymandered Congressional Map

President Trump, calling the Pennsylvania ruling “very unfair to Republicans and to our country,” said that the decision should be appealed to the Supreme Court.

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Vietnam F1 race looks likely, says Ecclestone

LONDON (Reuters) - A Formula One race in Vietnam could be on the calendar by 2020, according to the sport's former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

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Top Berlin Film Festival Prize Goes to ‘Touch Me Not’

The film, one of the festival’s more divisive entries, was not considered a front-runner, partly because of the frankness of some of its sex scenes.

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UPDATE 1-Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties

NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association as the fallout from last week's massacre at a Florida high school took its toll on the gun advocacy group.

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Woman stabbed to death, man wounded at Massachusetts library

(Reuters) - A Massachusetts man armed with a hunting knife stabbed a 22-year-old woman to death at a public library in an unprovoked attack on Saturday and wounded a man who tried to come to her aid, a prosecutor said.

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At the Olympics, Motherhood Skis Away With a Gold and a Bronze

The American cross-country skier Kikkan Randall took gold and a Norwegian counterpart, Marit Bjoergen, took third in the same race. Both have very young sons.

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2 Weeks After Trump Blocked It, Democrats Release Rebuttal of G.O.P. Memo

House Democrats made public a heavily redacted memo that was drafted to counter Republican claims of surveillance abuses against a former Trump campaign aide.

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Nunes responds to memo

While speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes responds to the release of a redacted version of a Democratic memo that seeks to undercut Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses.

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Rep. Adam Schiff's memo seeks to undercut Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses

The House Intelligence Committee has released the Democratic memo.

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'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear top prize at Berlin film festival

BERLIN (Reuters) - "Touch Me Not", a film about intimacy and sex that shocked some viewers with explicit scenes, won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.

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Brazil seeks extradition of man arrested in Miami for gun trafficking

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government is seeking the extradition of a Brazilian man it said was arrested by U.S. authorities at his Miami home early on Saturday, allegedly for shipping automatic weapons to the South American country.

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Opinion: Parkland shooting reveals Trump's deepest flaws

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters."

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U.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's Ghouta

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Paroling the Spanish Prisoner (Wonkish)

The economics of the euro were as bad as expected, but it has proved politically durable.

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House Intelligence Committee Democratic memo defends Russia probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee defended official investigations into claims of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election in a party memo released on Saturday.

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Leaving Las Vegas? Dump your pot at the airport first

After spending time indulging in the pleasures of Sin City, tourists heading back home may need to leave a thing or two behind -- like their weed.

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A List of the Companies Cutting Ties With the N.R.A.

Several companies — including Delta Air Lines and MetLife — have ended partnerships with the National Rifle Association after the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

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U.N. Security Council Votes in Favor of Syria Cease-Fire After Week of Bloodshed

The Council approved an immediate 30-day cease-fire after a recent bombardment of the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta killed hundreds of civilians.

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Read the Democratic memo here

President Donald Trump on Saturday agreed to release this redacted version of the Democratic memo that seeks to undercut Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses.

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What is Adam Schiff's next political move?

Adam Schiff's profile is on the rise in Democratic politics -- but nobody seems to know what the California congressman will do next.

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News Analysis: Mueller Is Gaining Steam. Should Trump Worry?

President Trump and his aides say they are not worried because none of the charges implicate the president. Yet the inquiry seems to be leading to a larger, as yet undefined, goal.

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CPAC speaker jeered for calling out Roy Moore

Conservative writer Mona Charen criticized conservatives for defending President Trump amidst numerous harassment allegations at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Trump says arming teachers could be up to states

President Donald Trump is doubling down on his support for the controversial idea of arming school teachers as a protective and preventive measure against school shootings, indicating that aspects of such a proposal could be "up to states."

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Ava DuVernay hopes 'A Wrinkle in Time' is a source of light in a time of darkness

Building the rich, vivid world of "A Wrinkle in Time" helped director Ava DuVernay find what she had at one time believed to be her long-gone inner child.

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Opinion: I Was a Marine. I Don’t Want a Gun in My Classroom.

The presence of a firearm is always an invitation to violence.

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Loose Ends: Wanted: A Personal Assistant for Some Unconventional Tasks

Qualified applicants only.

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Buffett says 'terrible mistake' for long-term investors to be in bonds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Warren Buffett prodded ordinary investors on Saturday to stay invested in U.S. stocks, ignoring price swings, guidance from people with fancy credentials and the temptation to load up on bonds.

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With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge' deals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy and said his goal is to make "one or more huge acquisitions" of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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At least 14 dead in attack on Yemen counter-terrorism base

ADEN (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said.

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Volkswagen Settles Emissions Lawsuit in U.S.

The case would have been the first to go to trial involving the German automaker’s emissions scandal.

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Tennis - Khachanov outplays Berdych to reach Marseille final

(Reuters) - Russian Karen Khachanov outplayed Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 to reach the Marseille Open final on Saturday, setting up a title showdown with Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

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China's Geely makes $9 billion Daimler bet against tech 'invaders'

BEIJING/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Chinese carmaker Geely [GEELY.UL] has built up an almost 10 percent stake in Daimler in a $9 billion bet by its chairman that he can access the Mercedes-Benz owner's technology in the growing battle for the future of automotives.

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UPDATE 6-China's Geely makes $9 bln Daimler bet against tech "invaders"

* Geely plans to meet Daimler execs, German officials (Adds Geely plans to meet Daimler executives, hopes to meet senior German officials; bankers involved in deal)

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Op-Ed Columnist: This Snake Can’t Shed His Skin

A grim reptilian fable about a leader who’s not able.

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CORRECTED-INSIGHT-Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

* Chinese user data will be accessible via Chinese legal process

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Berkshire boosts liability estimate on AIG reinsurance contract

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc , the conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett, on Saturday disclosed a $1.8 billion increase in estimated claim liabilities under a big reinsurance contract with American International Group Inc .

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League leader pledges to put Italians first as election campaign intensifies

MILAN (Reuters) - Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's right-wing League party, drew thousands of supporters to a rally in Milan on Saturday as campaigning intensified ahead of a March 4 election expected to give most seats to a coalition of which his party is a member.

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News Analysis: Why People Love to Jump Off Cliffs

High-risk sports enthusiasts say that the thrills are worth the danger.

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Opinion: In Donald Trump, Evangelicals Have Found Their President

The president has delivered wins time after time for Christians.

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Opinion: Wearing My Dying Mother’s Clothes

Her illness essentially doubled my wardrobe. I obviously had mixed feelings about that.

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UPDATE 2-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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Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties

NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association as the fallout from last week's massacre at a Florida high school took its toll on the gun advocacy group.

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Geely seeks meetings with Daimler, Berlin next week -sources

FRANKFURT/BEIJING, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Officials from Chinese carmaker Geely plan to meet Daimler executives early next week after announcing the acquisition of an almost 10 percent stake in the Mercedes maker, two sources familiar with the situation said.

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BRIEF-Berkshire reports Apple cost basis, AIG claim liability, lower newspaper circulation in annual report

Feb 24 (Reuters) - Buffett says berkshire hathaway has $20.96 bln cost basis for shares of apple, which were worth $28.21 bln at year end -- shareholder letter Berkshire says that in q4, it boosted ultimate claim liability estimates related to aig retroactive reinsurance agreement by about $1.8 bln Berkshire, in annual report, says higher liability estimate stems from higher-than-expected loss payments Berkshire says that in q4 it recorded unspecified, one-time inventory and impairment charges a

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Saving Koalas, and Other Marsupials, With Milk Almost as Good as Mom’s

When baby koalas or kangaroos need to be hand-reared, cow milk can sicken them. So a local company began creating custom formulas, and expanded to echidnas, sugar gliders and other Australian natives.

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Cuomo Dodges Order by Taking Campaign Money From State Appointees

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has received about $890,000 from people he has appointed to state boards, in spite of an executive order he approved in 2011.

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What it will take for Parkland students to win the battle ahead?

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CORRECTED-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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WRAPUP 3-With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge' deals

NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy and said his goal is to make "one or more huge acquisitions" of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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Uzbekistan's ex-prosecutor general detained on graft charges

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan's former prosecutor general, Rashidjon Qodirov, is being investigated for alleged extortion, bribery and abuse of office, the prosecutor general's office said on Saturday.

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Writer: Gun control debate could break America

National Review writer David French says the "vicious rhetoric" in the gun control debate is putting strains on the US system.

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European Ex-Officials Deny Being Paid by Manafort to Lobby for Ukraine

Mr. Manafort paid 2 million euros to former European officials to lobby for Ukraine’s then pro-Russian government, a new indictment says.

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Buffett’s Annual Letter: Berkshire Records $29 Billion Gain From Tax Law

Warren Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders and it discussed why the conglomerate largely avoided big deals last year.

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Opinion: Trump is the NRA's apprentice

No, America. Donald Trump is not going to be our savior on gun reform. And he is not going to deliver swift action to keep our kids safe from mass shootings. The speech he made Friday to conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference made that clear.

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Dozens killed, wounded in south Yemen attacks claimed by Islamic State

ADEN (Reuters) - Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two suicide car bombings in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Saturday, according to witnesses and local medics.

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Italy's League rallies in Milan as tense election campaign winds up

MILAN (Reuters) - Northern League leader Matteo Salvini drew thousands of supporters to a rally in Milan on Saturday as campaigning intensified ahead of a March 4 election expected to give most seats to a right-wing coalition of which his party is a member.

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Tennis: Svitolina races past Kasatkina to retain Dubai title

(Reuters) - Top seed Elina Svitolina became the third woman to defend the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Saturday, defeating Russia's Daria Kasatkina 6-4 6-0 in the final.

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Parkland survivor tells FLOTUS: To combat cyberbullying, start with Trump Jr.

A Parkland school shooting survivor is calling for Melania Trump to fulfill her pledge to combat cyberbullying -- starting with her own family.

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If Trump Rips Up Nafta, Canada May Shrug, Not Shudder

Because of changes to the global trading system, an end to the agreement is unlikely to be devastating for Canada, and could even have positive effects.

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What Makes #NeverAgain Different?

The protests calling for stricter gun control measures come on the heels of other youth movements, but the momentum they have gained makes them stand out.

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Prestigious U.S. colleges won't reject students who protest guns

Feb 24 (Reuters) - Dozens of U.S. colleges and universities, including at least three Ivy League schools, have said their application processes will not consider disciplinary action taken against high school students who protest last week's massacre at a Florida school.

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UN prepares to vote on Syria ceasefire

Bombing continued in Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus even as the UN Security Council tries again to vote for a temporary ceasefire in the war-ravaged country Saturday.

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How Skadden, the Giant Law Firm, Got Entangled in the Mueller Investigation

The guilty plea of one of Skadden’s lawyers has cast a spotlight on its work for a Russia-aligned former president of Ukraine, and its advice to other firms.

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With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge acquisitions'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy, and said his goal is to make "one or more huge acquisitions" of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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ECB pulls the plug on Latvia's failing ABLV Bank

FRANKFURT/RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia's ABLV Bank is failing or likely to fail and will be wound up as saving it is not in the public interest, the European Union's Single Resolution Board and the European Central Bank (ECB) said separately on Saturday.

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Buffett says Berkshire can handle $400 billion mega-catastrophe

Feb 24 (Reuters) - A giant hurricane, earthquake or other conflagration inflicting unprecedented, catastrophic damage is likely at some point to strike the United States.

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Thai activists in Pinocchio masks call junta leader 'liar'

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country's junta leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling him a "liar" for delaying a general election promised this year.

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Senior German conservatives urge shift to right as Merkel picks cabinet

BERLIN (Reuters) - Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for their party to shift to the right to win back voters, throwing down the gauntlet to Chancellor Angela Merkel before she announces her choice of cabinet ministers on Sunday.

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The True Source of the N.R.A.’s Clout: Mobilization, Not Donations

The group is often perceived by opponents as bankrolling its preferred candidates. But its influence is derived from a muscular electioneering machine.

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Norwegian wealth fund wants to invest in German Mittelstand -Focus

FRANKFURT, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, wants to invest in German medium-sized private companies if the Norwegian government allows it to do so this year, its head Yngve Slyngstad told German magazine Focus.

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Egypt uncovers ancient necropolis south of Cairo

MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian archaeologists have discovered an ancient necropolis containing 40 stone sarcophagi, about 1,000 small statues and a necklace charm bearing the hieroglyphic...

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Paul Andrew makes elegant Ferragamo debut in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) - Salvatore Ferragamo's creative director Paul Andrew made his debut on Saturday with a soft, elegant collection, giving a contemporary twist to the luxury group's identity.

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Italy's Fay marks new departure with designer Arthur Arbesser

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian luxury brand Fay, part of the Tod's group, showcased its first collection under new designer Arthur Arbesser on Saturday at Milan's Fashion Week.

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Opinion: Guns and Opioids Are American Scourges Fueled by Availability

Alarming numbers of people are dying because of vast supplies of firearms and drugs — and the mistaken belief that there are easy fixes.

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NBC's $12 billion investment in the Olympics is looking riskier

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Germany could impose limited diesel car bans in strategy shift

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's government, which has steadfastly opposed barring heavily-polluting diesel cars from cities, is working on changes to allow driving bans on certain routes on an emergency basis, documents seen by Reuters showed.

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UPDATE 1-Germany could impose limited diesel car bans in strategy shift

BERLIN, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Germany's government, which has steadfastly opposed barring heavily-polluting diesel cars from cities, is working on changes to allow driving bans on certain routes on an emergency basis, documents seen by Reuters showed.

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Chile president-elect plans to add more Codelco management: paper

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's President-elect Sebastian Pinera plans to create two new management units at the world's largest copper producer, state-run Codelco, to improve operations, his pick for mining minister told local paper La Tercera on Saturday.

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Ice hockey: Canadian men beat Czechs to claim bronze

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Andrew Ebbett and Chris Kelly both scored twice as Canada beat the Czech Republic 6-4 on Saturday to claim bronze in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

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After a Massacre, a Question of One More Death: The Gunman’s

Nikolas Cruz’s guilty plea would spare his life and the community a lengthy trial. Will the prosecutor take him up on it?

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A series of failures mark week of stunning revelations

A woman close to the Florida shooter called the FBI tip line in January with an alarming message: Nikolas Cruz is "going to explode."

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Belgian judge charges Paris attack suspect's brother with armed robbery

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian judge on Saturday charged the brother of Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect in the November 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, with armed robbery.

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Stephen Curry says Florida shooting is 'tough to digest'

NBA sensation and father of two Stephen Curry reacted this week to the Stoneman Douglas High school shooting, saying that the death of 17 people was "tough to digest."

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UPDATE 1-Trump tax cut fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire

Feb 24 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday reported a record quarterly and annual profit, fueled by a big cut in the U.S. corporate income tax rate championed by President Donald Trump.

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Curling: Japan win bronze to claim first Olympic medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan claimed their first Olympic curling medal on Saturday when Satsuki Fujisawa's foursome scored a point in each of the final three ends to edge Britain 5-3 and win the bronze.

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Speed skating: Japan's Takagi surges to mass start gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japanese speed skater Nana Takagi unleashed a late surge of explosive speed to pass Dutchwoman Irene Schouten on the inside of the final corner and claim an Olympic gold medal in the women's mass start at the Gangneung Oval on Saturday.

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Nanette Fabray, winner of Emmy and Tony awards, dead at 97

(Reuters) - Nanette Fabray, a child performer in the 1920s who went on to star in Broadway musicals, dance with Fred Astaire on the big screen and win three Emmy Awards working with Sid Caesar during television's Golden Age, has died at the age of 97, media reports said.

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China market watchdog to ramp up oversight of back-door listings

BEIJING, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The Chinese securities regulator said it will ramp up regulation of rejected "back-door listings", as part of a wider overhaul of initial public offerings by Beijing.

Afghanistan nytimes.com

Wave of Taliban Attacks Kills at Least 20 Afghan Soldiers

Insurgents staged several raids in the south as a high-level NATO delegation visited the country to discuss the peace process.

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China cuts banking red tape to rally foreign investment - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's banking regulator has introduced steps to cut the red tape for foreign banks, state media agency Xinhua said on Saturday, as part of the government's ongoing effort to promote investment in the country's fast-growing financial sector.

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Lower tax rate fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday reported a record quarterly and annual profit, benefiting from a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate.

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More than 20 killed in attacks in Afghanistan

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for hoped-for peace talks with the Taliban.

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France's Macron engages hecklers in farm-show rite of passage

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Emmanuel Macron was booed by angry farmers on Saturday during his first visit as president to the country's main agricultural fair, amid rising discontent over producer prices, European Union trade talks and Chinese land purchases.

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BRIEF-Berkshire reports Q4 results

Feb 24 -

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Speed skating: Lee storms to Olympic glory in men's mass start

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean crowd favorite Lee Seung-hoon stormed to Olympic gold in the men's mass start race at the Gangneung Oval on Saturday with a perfectly timed breakaway on the final lap.

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Toobin: Shocked if Manafort goes to trial

CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin reacts to Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide, pleading guilty in Robert Mueller's investigation.

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The NRA used to be much more bipartisan. Now it's mostly just a wing of the GOP

During his speech Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre launched an attack on the Democratic Party and its "socialist agenda." The speech marked just how partisan gun policy, and thus the NRA, has become.

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UPDATE 5-Geely chairman builds $9 bln stake in Germany's Daimler

* Germany says investors must observe takeover rules (Adds comments from German economy ministry, analyst, contrast with other German carmakers)

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Mourinho forecasts 'amazing' period for Manchester United

(Reuters) - Jose Mourinho has predicted an "amazing" period for Manchester United as he prepares to host a series of significant fixtures at Old Trafford across three different competitions.

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India's Choksi claims innocence in PNB fraud with open letter

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Mehul Choksi, one of two businessmen allegedly involved in perpetrating India's biggest ever banking fraud, broke his silence at the weekend with an open letter to employees claiming his innocence and telling them to look for other jobs.

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Bangladesh police free detained foreign aid workers

DHAKA (Reuters) - The Bangladesh police authority has freed all the foreign aid workers who had been detained near the city of Cox's Bazar after failing to show their passports, visas or work permits, a senior police official said on Saturday.

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US wins men's curling gold

The US men's curling team, once known as "The Rejects," pulled off one the great upsets of the PyeongChang Olympics by beating favorites Sweden 10-7 to clinch an historic gold medal.

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Russia appeals to IOC for permission to fly flag at Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russia has appealed to Olympic authorities to restore its Olympic status and allow its athletes to march with the national flag on Sunday at the Winter Games closing ceremony, but it could be waiting until the last minute for a decision.

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Stephen Curry opens up on Trump feud

NBA star Stephen Curry sits down with CNN's Van Jones to talk about President Trump tweeting that Curry was not invited to the White House.

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Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections

(Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg's classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midterm elections.

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Libya's NOC declares force majeure on 70,000 bpd El Feel oilfield

TUNIS (Reuters) - Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Saturday it had declared force majeure on the 70,000 barrels per day (bpd) El Feel oilfield after a protest by guards closed the field.

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China orders 3 insurers to fix overseas investment rule breaches

BEIJING, Feb 24 (Reuters) - China's insurance regulator said on Saturday it would force three major insurers to take steps to deal with overseas investments that had violated regulations, as Beijing intensifies its crackdown on risk in the insurance sector.

Area Planning and Renewal nytimes.com

Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City

Silicon Valley wants to save cities. What could go wrong?

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Rescuers say cannot keep up with air strikes battering Syria's Ghouta

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rescuers in Syria's eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies, in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.

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English pub scraps snail race as cold makes competitors sluggish

LONDON (Reuters) - An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete.

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Curling: United States rock Sweden to win first gold medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The United States delivered a gold-medal knockout punch, scoring five in the eighth end to crush Sweden 10-7 and claim their first ever Olympic men's curling title on Saturday.

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More rain, flooding in the forecast for U.S. South, Midwest

(Reuters) - Heavy rain storms will sweep across the U.S. Southern Plains and the Midwest on Saturday and Sunday, potentially causing more flooding that has already forced hundreds to flee their homes and claimed the lives of three people, including a child.

Malaysia nytimes.com

Malaysia’s Leader Stirs Up a Tempest in a Quinoa Bowl

Malaysians were not happy when Prime Minister Najib Razak said he preferred quinoa because it was “better than rice,” the national staple.

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Surf's up! Australian Olympians chase waves at Pyeongchang Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four Australian winter Olympians swapped their skis for surfboards on Saturday, chasing waves despite the frigid water temperature.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Thank You for Asking

Young people are radically changing how we think about violence, consent and gender. Antioch College is where much of the conversation started.

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Russian bobsledder Sergeeva admits anti-doping violation: CAS

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has admitted an anti-doping violation and has been disqualified from the Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Saturday.

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Ice Hockey: Russia v Germany for gold, who would have thought?

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - In a matchup few oddsmaker would have predicted, a powerhouse Russian squad will face off on Sunday against an upstart German team in a battle for one of the ice hockey world's most precious prizes: an Olympic gold medal.

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Death toll from Somalia blasts rises to 45: government official

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said on Saturday.

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Raised by ISIS, Returned to Chechnya: ‘These Children Saw Terrible Things’

Russia is at the forefront of repatriating women and children from the collapsing Islamic State: “What should we do, leave them there so somebody will recruit them?” asks a Russian Senator.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Linda McMahon Gets a Ringside Seat for TrumpMania

Perhaps no other member of the president’s cabinet understands Mr. Trump as Ms. McMahon, a former pro wrestling entrepreneur, does.

Whiskey nytimes.com

A Career Change? I’ll Drink to That!

After managing publicity and event promotion operations, a Texas woman opened her own distillery and started producing award-winning whiskey.

Cross-Country Skiing nytimes.com

As Medals Pile Up, Norway Worries: Are We Winning Too Much?

After a historic performance at the Olympics, some Norwegians fret that they dominate their favorite sport so much that they are ruining it.

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China's Communist Party to meet on reform ahead of government reshuffle

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party will hold a three-day meeting of its top officials starting on Monday to discuss deepening of reform, and will also likely decide on key personnel decisions ahead of a government reshuffle next month.

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Olympics - The first 5G Olympics? Not quite, say bemused spectators

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology -- but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed.

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South Sudan military officers may have committed war crimes: U.N.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.N. investigators said on Friday they had identified more than 40 South Sudanese military officers who may be responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Cross-country skiing: Finn Niskanen's 'sisu' delivers gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - One of the national characteristics the Finnish people are most proud of is what they call "sisu" - fighting spirit -- and cross-country skier Iivo Niskanen displayed plenty of it to win the grueling 50km Olympic mass start race on Saturday.

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Olympics: Curling - United States rock Sweden to win first gold medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The United States delivered a gold-medal knockout punch, scoring five in the eighth end to crush Sweden 10-7 and claim their first ever Olympic men's curling title on Saturday.

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Philippine Catholics protest drug killings, death penalty

MANILA (Reuters) - Around a thousand Catholics in the Philippines marched in Manila on Saturday to protest President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs and his efforts to reinstate the death penalty.

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Olympics: Russian bobsledder Sergeeva admits anti-doping violation - CAS

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has admitted an anti-doping violation and has been disqualified from the Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Saturday.

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Olympics-The first 5G Olympics? Not quite, say bemused spectators

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Feb 24 (Reuters) - The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology -- but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed.

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Olympics: Snowboarding - Galmarini upgrades to men's PGS gold in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini upgraded his silver medal from four years ago when he held off the challenge of South Korea's Lee Sang-ho to win gold in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday.

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Olympics: Cross-country skiing - Finn Niskanen takes gold in 50km mass start

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Finland's Iivo Niskanen made a lung-busting early break and held off a furious challenge from Alexander Bolshunov to win the 50km mass start classic cross-country ski race and get Finland's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Saturday.

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Biathlon: American team to boycott Russian World Cup meet over doping concerns

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. team will boycott the season's final International Biathlon Union (IBU) event next month in Tyumen, Russia amid continuing concerns about the lack of a functioning anti-doping agency there, the U.S. national biathlon association has said.

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Geely says won't buy more Daimler shares 'for the time being'

FRANKFURT, Feb 24 (Reuters) - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding does not plan to buy more Daimler shares "for the time being," it said on Saturday, after its chairman Li Shufu disclosed he had a 9.69 percent stake in the German carmaker.

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Olympics: Alpine skiing - Switzerland pip Austria to win inaugural team gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang individual medalists Wendy Holdener and Ramon Zenhaeusern led the way as Switzerland beat Austria 3-1 in a final showdown of traditional Alpine powerhouses to win the inaugural team gold at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

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Australian PM declines to offer Trump any advice on gun control

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declined to offer U.S. President Donald Trump any advice on gun control days after the latest mass shooting at a U.S. school, despite Australia's success in cutting gun violence.

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Olympics: No NHL? Can't always have caviar, says IIHF head

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The men's ice hockey tournament at the Pyeongchang Games might not have turned out to be a gourmet meal so far with the absence of NHL players, but it has not entirely been without flavor, the International Ice Hockey Federation chief said on Saturday.

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Butler awaits scan on knee after injury against Rockets

(Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star guard Jimmy Butler injured his right knee and had to be carried off the court during a game against the Houston Rockets on Friday.

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UPDATE 3-Geely chairman builds $9 bln stake in Germany's Daimler

* Li Shufu has built 9.69 pct stake in maker of Mercedes cars

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Robert Mueller, the leader of the Russian investigation, is a no-nonsense guy. But there's one investigation from 1988 that remains personal.

In the early 1990s, Robert Mueller had just left one of the most powerful posts in America's criminal justice system: assistant attorney general for the criminal division of the Department of Justice. Taking his experience into private practice, he was making well into six figures at a high-profile Washington law firm. Then he made a surprising call to Eric Holder, who was at the time the US attorney for Washington.

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Ivanka Trump practices diplomacy in South Korea

Ivanka Trump is leading the US delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony, and the trip has thus far proved to be an exercise in diplomacy for the first daughter and senior adviser to the President.

Curling nytimes.com

Curling Gold Medal Live Results: Mr. T Fires Up Americans

The United States takes on Sweden for the gold medal in men’s curling. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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Olympics: Snowboarding - Big air champion Toutant brings Canada some cheer

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sebastien Toutant soothed Canada's wounded pride by winning the first Olympic men's snowboarding big air gold medal on Saturday, taking the title with a combined score of 174.25 from his two best runs in the Pyeongchang Winter Games final.

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How Steph Curry prepares for third child

Two-time NBA champion Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha, are expecting their third child. He talks to CNN's Van Jones about his growing family.

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USA's Mack gets silver in Big Air

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Switzerland pip Austria to win inaugural team gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang individual medalists Wendy Holdener and Ramon Zenhaeusern led the way as Switzerland beat Austria 3-1 in a final showdown of traditional Alpine powerhouses to win the inaugural team gold at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

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Olympics: Bobsleigh Friedrich pilots German team into gold position

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Francesco Friedrich piloted his four-man bobsleigh team to the top of the timesheets with a blistering second run on Saturday to put Germany in a commanding lead heading into the final two runs of the competition a day later.

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Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.

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INSIGHT-Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

* Chinese user data will be accessible via Chinese legal process

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Three bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe, policeman injured

YANGON (Reuters) - Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine State, Sittwe, early on Saturday, police said, adding that a policeman was slightly injured and the authorities were still working to determine who was behind the bombings.

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Shooter reportedly described emotional struggle in 911 call

Nikolas Cruz had only recently moved in with a family friend weeks after his mother died when he reportedly called 911 to describe a tumultuous encounter with his new host.

Movies nytimes.com

The Saturday Profile: A Russian Master of the ‘Dark Side’ in Film

Andrey Zvyagintsev, whose “Loveless” is an Oscar nominee for best foreign film, is the rare director in Russia who tackles social and political issues.

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UPDATE 3-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.

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Olympics: Norway win 38th Pyeongchang medal to surpass U.S. record

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Alpine skiing team won a bronze in the inaugural team event on Saturday to give the Scandinavian country 38 medals at the Pyeongchang Games, the most won by one nation at a single Winter Olympics.

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Teacher: I'm supposed to transform from economics teacher into gun expert?

My first day of teaching high school was September 11, 2001.

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Stolen Degas painting is found in bus

French painter Edgar Degas' rousing depiction of singers at an opera has been found in -- of all places -- a parked bus, nine years after it was stolen from a Marseille museum.

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U.S. volatility fund sponsor tweaks strategy after market plunge

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A company behind U.S.-based funds tied to Wall Street's "fear gauge" is making changes to its investment strategy after a sudden market plunge this month routed traders betting on the complex instrument.

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ISIS fighters escape detention

A small number of ISIS detainees have "recently" escaped from detention by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the program. The official described the incident as involving "less than five ISIS fighters."

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Merkel's Bavarian allies warn SPD to stick to deal on migrants

BERLIN (Reuters) - Top officials in the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday warned the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) that failure to stick to agreements on migrants could cause the collapse of the potential new German government.

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Ex-NFLer's post prompts school closure, sources say

A former NFL player who attended a prestigious private high school in Los Angeles was detained by police Friday in connection with a social media post that prompted the closure of the school due to security concerns, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the matter.

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The life and career of Robert Mueller

CNN's Gloria Borger profiles Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the man tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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'Peace Games' are no game-changer for South Koreans

GANGNEUNG, South Korea/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's self-styled "Peace Games" have been a sporting success but public reaction suggests it may have failed its bigger test -- to generate the support its president needs to make bold moves to improve ties with old enemy North Korea.

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Teacher assigns President Trump 'detention'

Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers calls out President Trump for 'name calling' following his response to the shooting.

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Lawmaker: AR-15 ban could save lives

Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) tells CNN's John Berman he supports banning AR-15-style weapons because he believes it is a chance to save a life.

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Survivor: Trump's demeanor on call 'kind of hurt my feelings'

A survivor of last week's massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, said President Donald Trump failed to bring her any real comfort during a phone call he made while she was hospitalized.