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Farah crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah capped his final season as a track athlete by winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday.

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India state court cancels 2014 federal rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.

21st Century Fox nytimes.com

Why Did Disney Expand Its Sports Kingdom With Out-of-Favor Networks?

In its megadeal with 21st Century Fox, Disney acquired 22 regional sports networks that it believes will complement ESPN. It’s unclear how that will happen.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (December 14) - Stock market, federal regulations

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Murdoch bets live sports and news will boost new, smaller Fox

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch is banking on Americans' love of live sports and breaking news for a new, slimmed down version of his Fox TV business after selling the company's film studios and international operations to Walt Disney Co .

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Federal Communications Commission repeals net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. Federal Communications Commission repeals net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.

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Federal Communications Commission set to reverse net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.

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Ohio passes law barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosis

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Women in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the state senate on Wednesday and is heading to Republican Governor John Kasich’s desk.

Doping (Sports) nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: Chris Froome Tests Positive, and Cycling History Repeats Itself

It’s hard to be surprised by the news that cycling’s most dominant rider has tested positive for a banned drug.

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Sports Direct shareholders veto payment to brother of founder Mike Ashley

LONDON (Reuters) - Independent shareholders in Sports Direct on Wednesday voted against making a retrospective payment of 11 million pounds ($15 million) to the brother of founder and majority shareholder Mike Ashley for his work as an IT expert.

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Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's campaign to shrink the "bloated federal bureaucracy" so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce, and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobs.

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China video game craze drives booming e-sports market

WUHU, China/SHANGHAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - In an industrial park on the edge of Shanghai, a dozen Chinese teenagers are taking a break from battling digital armies to focus on their yoga.

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Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys skeptical

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government's delegation returned to Geneva on Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura after more than a week's absence, but Western diplomats voiced scepticism about its willingness to engage.

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U.S. delays rule on methane emissions from federal lands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will delay an Obama-era rule limiting emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on federal and tribal lands, it said on Thursday, a move slammed by environmentalists.

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BRIEF-Orbital ATK Receives Second Request From Federal Trade Commission

* ORBITAL ATK RECEIVES SECOND REQUEST FROM FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

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Australia competition watchdog to not oppose Fox Sports, Foxtel merger

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Australia's competition watchdog on Thursday dropped its opposition to a proposed merger of Fox Sports and Foxtel after finding the deal would not "substantially lessen competition."

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BRIEF-The Federal Court Of Appeals Has Ruled To Uphold The Suspension Order Against The Volta Grande Project Construction Licence

* BELO SUN REPORTS THAT THE FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS HAS RULED TO UPHOLD THE SUSPENSION ORDER AGAINST THE VOLTA GRANDE PROJECT CONSTRUCTION LICENCE

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Growing length of U.S. freight trains in federal crosshairs after crashes: GAO

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX Corp , Union Pacific Corp and other major U.S. railroads to boost profitability, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said.

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Undocumented immigrant who killed woman was indicted on federal charges in case

The undocumented immigrant who fatally shot a young San Francisco woman at a popular tourist spot two years ago has been indicted on two federal charges in connection with the controversial case.

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Illegal immigrant indicted on federal charges after San Francisco murder acquittal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A grand jury on Tuesday indicted on federal charges an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was acquitted last week of murder by a San Francisco jury, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

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U.S. rejects federal protection for white-tailed prairie dogs

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The white-tailed prairie dog will not be declared an endangered or threatened species after the U.S. government deemed on Tuesday there was no danger despite declines in its population from human development and disease.

Olympic Games nytimes.com

Banned From Winter Olympics, Russia Faces Greatest Sports Crisis Since Soviet Era

The decision carries the whiff of history, although back then the conflicts were rooted in political ideology rather than performance-enhancing drugs.

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U.S. justices pose tough questions about baker's refusal to make gay wedding cake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices including pivotal jurist Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday posed tough questions to lawyers representing a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, but also raised concerns about religious liberty implications in the closely watched case.

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Olympics: Flourishing ESports eye Games link for extra boost

BERLIN (Reuters) - Booming eSports do not need the Olympics to maintain their explosive growth but a link with the world's biggest multi-sports event would validate gaming worldwide and give the Games a much-needed younger audience, industry leaders said.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Justices Return to Culture Wars in Wedding Cake Case

A Colorado baker’s refusal to serve a gay couple on religious grounds has led to a major Supreme Court showdown.

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UPDATE 4-CVS, Aetna executives defend $69 bln deal to skeptical Wall St

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp and Aetna Inc said on Monday their $69 billion deal to combine the pharmacy and drug benefit manager and the No. 3 U.S. health insurer would transform healthcare and deliver cost savings, but investors took a pessimistic view of the combination in the short term.

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UPDATE 3-CVS, Aetna executives defend $69 bln deal to skeptical Wall St

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp and Aetna Inc on Monday said their $69 billion deal to combine the pharmacy and drug benefit manager and the No. 3 U.S. health insurer would transform healthcare and deliver cost savings, but investors took a pessimistic view of the combination in the short term.

Gambling nytimes.com

Justices Skeptical of Sports Gambling Ban

A federal law barring states from authorizing commercial wagering on sports seemed to be in trouble at the Supreme Court.

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U.S. justices lean toward allowing sports betting in New Jersey case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled a willingness to let New Jersey legalize sports betting in a case that could pave the way for other states similarly interested in allowing such gambling as a way to fill their coffers to do the same thing.

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CVS, Aetna executives defend $69 billion deal to skeptical Wall Street

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp and Aetna Inc top executives on Monday defended their planned merger to Wall Street analysts and investors who questioned the near-term impact on profits of the $69 billion deal to combine the pharmacy and drug benefit manager with the No. 3 U.S. health insurer.

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UPDATE 2-CVS, Aetna executives defend $69 bln deal to skeptical Wall St

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp and Aetna Inc top executives on Monday defended their planned merger to Wall Street analysts and investors who questioned the near-term impact on profits of the $69 billion deal to combine the pharmacy and drug benefit manager with the No. 3 U.S. health insurer.

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Conservative U.S. justices lean toward New Jersey in sports betting case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated they may be willing to allow New Jersey to legalize sports betting in a case that could pave the way for other states to do the same thing.

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: How Will This Putin-I.O.C. Thriller End?

Thomas Bach, the I.O.C. president, is going head-to-head with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in deciding Russia’s eligibility for the 2018 Winter Games.

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Chris Christie goes to the Supreme Court on sports betting

The Supreme Court will hear New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's challenge on Monday to a federal law that bans most states from sports betting.

Christie, Christopher J nytimes.com

Christie Looks to Sports Gambling for a Rare Second-Term Victory

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will be in Washington for oral arguments in a case that could set the stage for legalized sports betting, and burnish his legacy.

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BRIEF-Hibbett Sports- Co Executed New Promissory Note Renewing Existing Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

* HIBBETT SPORTS-‍ON NOV. 30, CO EXECUTED NEW PROMISSORY NOTE RENEWING EXISTING UNSECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY BETWEEN CO,ITS UNITS, REGIONS BANK​

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DOJ considers federal charges against undocumented immigrant acquitted of murder

The Justice Department is considering bringing federal charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man found not guilty in Kate Steinle's murder Thursday night, DOJ spokesperson Sarah Flores told CNN.

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Brazilian athletes flex their muscles in sports politics

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - Amid the flurry of doping and corruption scandals which have hit sport over the last few years, it is often asked why athletes do not make more use their influence to force change. Brazil is a rare case where they can claim to have done so.

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Senate grapples with tax cut plan's impact on federal deficit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans will grapple on Friday with the possibility of adding a tax increase to sweeping legislation meant to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, aiming to win support from fiscal conservatives worried about its impact on the federal deficit.

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U.S. Interior Dept. says federal energy, mineral revenues rose by $1 billion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy and mineral production on federal and tribal land generated $7.1 billion in disbursements in fiscal year 2017, $1 billion more than the previous year, the U.S. Interior Department said on Thursday.

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15 gifts for the sports fan in your life

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Roundup: From Politics to Scandals, Sports Seem to Speak to Our Times

Half a dozen books on sports range from champion athletes to the fans who adore them.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Conservatives Should Oppose Expanding the Federal Courts

A proposal to create hundreds of new judgeships to undo President Barack Obama’s judicial legacy is wrongheaded and based on false assumptions.

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U.S. high court justices raise privacy worries in major cellphone case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled on Wednesday they may impose limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data from wireless providers to track the location of criminal suspects in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. high court justices raise privacy worries in major cellphone case

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled on Wednesday they may impose limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data from wireless providers to track the location of criminal suspects in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age.

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Supreme Court justices raise privacy concerns in major cellphone case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices raised concerns on Wednesday about the ability of police to obtain information on the past locations of criminal suspects using cellphone data from wireless providers without a warrant in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age.

Gambling nytimes.com

On Sports Gambling: Among Bettors, College Football Is Shoving the N.F.L. Aside

“Their product isn’t very good these days,’’ a bookmaker said of the N.F.L. and its various troubles, as bets on college football rise.

Coaches and Managers nytimes.com

On College Football: Tennessee, Greg Schiano and Moral Outrage in College Sports

Greg Schiano lost his job as the Vols’ football coach before he got started because of a swift, strong and perhaps undeserved backlash.

Honduras nytimes.com

In Honduras Election, Ex-Sportscaster Takes Lead Over President

A victory by Salvador Nasralla, an ex-sportscaster, would be a rebuke to President Juan Orlando Hernández and his authoritarian administration.

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BRIEF-MILLENNIAL ESPORTS ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT FOR UP TO $20 MLN OF EQUITY UNITS

* MILLENNIAL ESPORTS ANNOUNCES NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT FOR UP TO $20 MILLION OF EQUITY UNITS

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Peru's prime minister skeptical about bill to expand anti-graft rules

LIMA (Reuters) - The government of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will likely object to a bill passed by Congress that aims to expand new anti-graft restrictions to Grana y Montero and other local partners of Brazilian builder Odebrecht [ODBES.UL], the prime minister said Thursday.

Federal Courts (US) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Conservative Plan to Weaponize the Federal Courts

Forcing a shift to the right by packing the courts with more Trump-appointed judges would undermine the judiciary’s legitimacy.

Patent and Trademark Office (US) nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Patent ‘Trolls’ Recede as Threat to Innovation. Will Justices Change That?

Created to keep invalid claims from hurting companies, consumers and the economy, a government panel faces an existential threat in a case before the Supreme Court.

Left-Handedness nytimes.com

Trilobites: Do Lefties Have an Advantage in Sports? It Depends

The southpaw advantage may be stronger in sports that give players less time to respond to an opponent’s actions, a new study suggests.

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Hand, wrist injuries in high school sports often severe

(Reuters Health) - High school athletes have high rates of hand and wrist injuries, especially in certain sports, according to a new U.S. study.

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BRIEF-Capstar Financial delivers letter to Board of Governors of Federal Reserve System ​

* Capstar Financial Holdings says on Nov 20, ‍counsel for Co delivered letter to Board Of Governors of Federal Reserve System ​- SEC filing

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BRIEF-‍Qliro Group sells Health And Sports Nutrition Group to Orkla​

* Qliro group ab says ‍enterprise value of HSNG in transaction is sek 360 million on a cash and debt free basis and with a normalized working capital​

Federal Reserve System nytimes.com

Yellen to Leave Federal Reserve in February

Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said she would leave the Fed when her four-year term as chairwoman ends in February.

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Uber fights proposed rule in Mexico's Cancun barring cash fares

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc, which has been facing a wave of regulations in Latin America, is fighting proposed rules in Cancun that the ride-hailing service says could drive it out of the top Mexican beach resort.

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Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court spokesman said.

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BRIEF-Pepper Group says Federal Court Of Australia​ has approved acquisition by Red Hot Australia Bidco

* ‍Scheme of arrangement approved by Federal Court of Australia

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Sports retail stocks jump after upbeat earnings

(Reuters) - Shares of sports retailers soared on better-than-expected earnings from Foot Locker Inc , Shoe Carnival Inc and Hibbett Sports Inc as the companies sold more premium shoes and cut stocks of low-margin ones.

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Sports retail stocks jump after upbeat reports

(Reuters) - Shares of sports retailers soared on Friday after Foot Locker Inc , Shoe Carnival Inc and Hibbett Sports Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profits.

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Federal judge limits St. Louis police conduct during protests

(Reuters) - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that St. Louis police cannot shut down non-violent demonstrations and employ chemical agents to punish protesters, dealing a victory to a civil liberties group that challenged the police response to protests.

healthNews reuters.com

To grow teen athletes, let kids try lots of sports

(Reuters Health) - The best way to get teens to play sports may be to let them sample a variety of different athletic pursuits earlier in childhood, a Canadian study suggests.

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BRIEF-Global Daily Fantasy Sports appoints Paul Dever as chief financial officer

* Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc - ‍announce appointment of Paul Dever as co's new chief financial officer and corporate secretary​

Barstool Sports Inc nytimes.com

Feature: Spurned by ESPN, Barstool Sports Is Staying on Offense

The insurgent media company has built a devoted following of what it sees as “average” sports fans: unruly, occasionally toxic and aggressively male.

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Criticism mounts as federal judge nominee fails to disclose wife's White House ties

President Donald Trump's nominee for an Alabama federal court judgeship is being criticized for not disclosing in his confirmation process his wife's role in the White House.

Freedom of Speech and Expression nytimes.com

Justices Take Cases on Free Speech at Pregnancy Centers and Polling Places

One case asks whether centers operated by abortion opponents must provide information on the procedure. The other is on political apparel at polling places.

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ESPN brings SportsCenter show to Snapchat

(Reuters) - U.S. sports broadcaster ESPN launched its flagship SportsCenter program on messaging app Snapchat on Monday, reimagining the show that provides sports highlights and commentary into a short-form series.

Talley, Brett nytimes.com

Trump Nominee for Federal Judgeship Has Never Tried a Case

The nominee, Brett Talley, was approved by a Senate committee despite his unanimous “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association.

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Moore was removed from '90s divorce case after barring lesbian from seeing her children unsupervised

Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, ruled in a 1990s divorce case that a woman who had a lesbian affair couldn't visit her children unsupervised or with her partner, writing that the "minor children will be detrimentally affected by the present lifestyle" of the mother.

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Cars, food, and sports fans: Tailgating through the years

Cars, food, and sports fans: A history of tailgating

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Snooker among cue sports targeting Paris 2024 Olympics, federation chief says

SOFIA (Reuters) - Snooker as well as two other cue sports - carom billiards and pool - deserves to be part of the Paris 2024 Olympic program, the secretary general of the newly-formed World Snooker Federation (WSF) said on Wednesday.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why the U.S. Needs a Federal Jobs Program, Not Payouts

Public employment would be a national investment with a high rate of return.

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Exclusive: Japan's MUFG gets nod to bring U.S. state branches under federal regulation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) has received approval from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to convert its branches in four states into federally regulated ones, a spokesman for Japan's largest bank confirmed.

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BRIEF-Kentucky First Federal Bancorp reports quarterly EPS of $0.03

* Qtrly ‍net interest income $2.4 million vs $2.5 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Ecclestone skeptical about the impact of any F1 budget cap

LONDON (Reuters) - Former supremo Bernie Ecclestone believes any attempt to make Formula One more competitive by imposing a budget cap is doomed to fail because the big teams will still find a way to stay on top.

Bundy, Cliven nytimes.com

Federal Trial Begins for the Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy

A guilty verdict for Mr. Bundy could reinforce Washington’s control of 640 million acres of public land, while an acquittal could embolden those who ignore federal rules.

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Iraq cabinet plans to cut Kurdistan share in 2018 federal budget

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's cabinet proposed on Sunday to slash the Kurdish share of the country's revenue in the 2018 federal budget, a move that Kurdish officials said was aimed to further punish them for a Sept. 25 referendum on independence.

Capital Punishment nytimes.com

Justices Allow Execution of Inmate Who Cannot Recall His Crime

The Supreme Court said cases barring execution of mentally ill inmates do not apply to sane ones who cannot recall what they did.

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Merkel says three-way coalition can work; Greens skeptical

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence on Friday that three party groups trying to form a new German government can reach a coalition deal, and top leaders plan to meet again on Monday.

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Republican tax plan may mean slightly less grand sports stadiums

(Reuters) - Some wealthy owners of U.S. major-league sports teams may have to put up more of their own money to fund stadium construction under a tax bill proposed by U.S. House of Representatives Republicans, but the overall impact could be slight, sports economists said.

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Despite Manafort's three passports, his attorneys say he's not a flight risk

Paul Manafort shouldn't be held under house arrest, his attorneys argued in a court filing Thursday.

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A 3-year-old Sports Illustrated cover predicted the Astros' World Series win

Maybe Sports Illustrated should start predicting the stock market.

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Credit Suisse CEO skeptical about Bitcoin 'bubble'

ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam on Thursday expressed caution about Bitcoin, saying the current interest in the crypto-currency could eventually subside.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump expected to name Powell as next Federal Reserve chair on Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected on Thursday to nominate Jerome Powell as the next head of the Federal Reserve, putting his own stamp on the leadership of the U.S. central bank while signaling continuity on monetary policy.

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How many passports can you really own?

Federal Reserve System nytimes.com

Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged as Leadership Change Looms

The Fed signaled a rate hike remains likely for December as the White House prepared to announce a new chairman.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-AAR Corp - Court Of Federal Claims (COFC) entered judgment in favor of U.S. Government

* AAR Corp - Court Of Federal Claims (COFC) entered judgment in favor of U.S. Government, upholding award of WASS by U.S Department Of State

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UPDATE 1-Macau gambling revenue jumps to 3 year high on surge in holiday visitors

* Mass market segment key to long-term growth (Recasts and writes through)

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Macau casinos post 22 pct growth in Oct gambling revenue yr/yr

HONG KONG, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Gambling revenue in the world's biggest casino hub Macau jumped 22 percent in October, the 15th consecutive month of growth in the Chinese territory with robust demand gaining an additional boost from a national holiday week.

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Manafort has 3 US passports

How rich are Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and where did they travel?

Fish and Other Marine Life nytimes.com

Loss of Federal Protections May Imperil Pacific Reefs, Scientists Warn

Fisheries officials call the marine national monuments unnecessary, and their boundaries are said to be under review by the Trump administration.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Federal Judge Blocks White House Policy Barring Transgender Troops

A presidential memorandum said the military could discharge transgender service members by March 2018.

healthNews reuters.com

Recurrent concussions are down in high school sports

(Reuters Health) - With passage of laws requiring U.S. high schools to report young athletes’ concussions, more of these head injuries are being reported – but the rate of repeat concussions has gone down, a new study shows.

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Wall Street skeptical of GM's electric plans

General Motors has been red hot lately -- perhaps too hot. Goldman Sachs downgraded the auto maker's stock to a rare "sell" rating Monday, arguing that GM has benefited from too much hype about electric vehicles and self-driving cars.

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Saudi Arabia to let women enter sports stadiums in 2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will for the first time allow women to attend sports events in three selected stadiums from early next year, the General Sports Authority said in a statement.

cnn.com

Saudi Arabia to let women into sports stadiums

Saudi Arabia is starting to ease restrictions on women spectators in sports stadiums.

sportsNews reuters.com

Olympics: e-sports could be sports activity, says IOC

BERLIN (Reuters) - Competitive e-sports could be part of the Olympic experience as long as it adhered to Olympic values, the International Olympic Committee said on Saturday.

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A federal grand jury has approved the first charges, and someone could be in custody by Monday, sources say

A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.

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BRIEF-First Federal Of Northern Michigan Bancorp posts Q3 earnings $0.11/shr

Oct 27 (Reuters) - First Federal Of Northern Michigan Bancorp Inc

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BRIEF-Morneau Shepell​ issues statement on contracts with Canadian federal govt.

* ‍Morneau Shepell​ issues statement regarding its contracts with Canadian federal government

Memorabilia and Souvenirs nytimes.com

Fine Arts & Exhibits: Trading Sports Memorabilia, Not Just for Love but for Money

Collecting has grown from a hobby started by amateurs into a billion-dollar industry complete with authenticators, insurers and some memorabilia selling for millions of dollars.

domesticNews reuters.com

Federal judge strikes down two abortion restrictions in Alabama

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday struck down two abortion restrictions in Alabama that limited how close clinics can be to public schools and banned a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester.

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BRIEF-Endo files federal lawsuit to obtain FDA compliance

* Endo files federal lawsuit to obtain FDA compliance with drug quality and security act of 2013

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Tiny firm's $300 million contract with Puerto Rico under federal review

sportsNews reuters.com

Jewish leader urges Italian sports authorities to fight anti-Semitism

ROME (Reuters) - Italian sports authorities must do more to root out anti-Semitism in stadiums and apply sanctions against offending fans, the head of the country's Jewish communities said on Thursday.

Fallon, Jimmy nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Skeptical G.O.P. Senators Gave Trump Standing Ovation

Mr. Fallon clarified the president’s boast on “The Tonight Show”: “They were mostly people getting up to leave, but still, it counts as a standing ovation.”

Stadiums and Arenas nytimes.com

More Than Sports: Stadiums Try Video Games and Surfing

To lure fans who are happy to stream at home, big venues turn to new designs, better technology and nontraditional events.

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BRIEF-Excelsior Mining’s Gunnison Copper Project receives draft federal EPA permit

* Excelsior Mining’s gunnison copper project receives draft federal EPA permit

politicsNews reuters.com

Bipartisan Obamacare fix would reduce federal deficit: government agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate bipartisan proposal that would provide a short-term fix to Obamacare would reduce the federal deficit by $3.8 billion over the next decade, a nonpartisan government agency estimated on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Speedway Motorsports reports Q3 non-GAAP EPS of $0.22

* Speedway Motorsports reports results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and reaffirms full year 2017 guidance

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UPDATE 1-Rihanna creations help lift Puma sportswear sales

* Shares down 0.6 percent after big rally last week (Adds details, background)

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BRIEF-CENTRAL FEDERAL CORPORATION Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.03

* CENTRAL FEDERAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 3RD QUARTER 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS

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Trump says will decide on Federal Reserve chair 'very shortly'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would make his choice to lead the Federal Reserve soon and was still weighing at least three people: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell, Stanford University economist John Taylor and current Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

politicsNews reuters.com

Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.

businessNews reuters.com

Stock market's future in Trump's hands as Federal Reserve chair pick looms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors awaiting the nomination of the next Federal Reserve chair are hoping whoever is nominated pursues the same monetary policy that has supported rising stock prices for the past nine years.

topNews reuters.com

Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', U.S.-backed militia says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Raqqa will be part of a decentralized federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its political future to Kurdish-led autonomy plans for northern Syria.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

2nd Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s New Travel Ban

Hours after a judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Trump’s order from taking effect, a judge in Maryland used somewhat different grounds to reach the same result.

Supreme Court (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Supreme Court Justices Need Fact-Checkers

They rely on bad data in opinions — and they shouldn’t simply dismiss evidence they don’t understand as “gobbledygook.”

politicsNews reuters.com

Second federal judge blocks Trump's curbs on travel to U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second U.S. federal judge has blocked parts of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on people entering the United States from eight countries, dealing another legal blow to the administration's third bid to impose travel restrictions.

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Second federal judge blocks new travel ban

A federal judge in Maryland has blocked President Donald Trump's new travel ban, finding it still tainted by religious discrimination.

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Second federal judge blocks Trump's curbs on U.S. visitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second U.S. federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's latest effort to restrict citizens from eight countries from entering the United States, dealing another legal blow to the administration's third bid to impose travel restrictions.

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Factbox: Who will Trump pick to lead the Federal Reserve?

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has interviewed several top prospects for the post of Chair of the Federal Reserve. A nomination could come within weeks as the term of current Chair Janet Yellen ends in February 2018.

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Federal judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban one day before it was set to take effect.

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What a shot! 23 amazing sports photos

Take a look at 23 amazing sports photos from October 10 through October 16.

Supreme Court (US) nytimes.com

Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad

The Supreme Court will decide whether prosecutors can force Microsoft to turn over emails held on a server in Ireland.

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Jockeying for cash: North Korea allows racetrack gambling as sanctions bite

SEOUL (Reuters) - Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard currency amid intensifying international sanctions.

Soccer nytimes.com

A Blueprint for Women’s Sports Success. But Can It Be Copied?

The N.W.S.L.’s Portland Thorns have cracked the code for women’s pro sports success on and off the field. The question is: Can their model be replicated?

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What could we learn from federally funded gun research?

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Roy Moore signed resolution in 2010 supporting states' rights to void federal law

Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama's Senate election, signed onto a resolution in 2010 affirming the right of states to nullify, or void, federal law, CNN's KFile has found.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Trump Warns Puerto Rico Weeks After Storms: Federal Help Cannot Stay ‘Forever’

The president says the island bears some of the blame for its current crisis and that “we cannot keep” federal troops and recovery workers there “forever.”

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BRIEF-Federal Signal Corp says ‍a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania jury absolved company from any liability

* Federal Signal Corp - ‍ a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania jury absolved company from any liability in a lawsuit brought by four Pittsburgh firefighters​

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Sports car maker Aston Martin counts on an SUV to drive its future

DETROIT (Reuters) - The arrival of Aston Martin's DBX sport utility vehicle in 2019 could help more than double sales of the British sports car maker by early next decade, its chief executive told Reuters.

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U.S. justices question Arab Bank liability in militant attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled concern about allowing companies to be sued under American law for human rights abuses abroad in a case involving allegations that Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. justices question Arab Bank liability in militant attacks

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled concern about allowing companies to be sued under American law for human rights abuses abroad in a case involving allegations that Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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U.S. justices wrestle over Arab Bank liability in militant attacks

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday over whether companies can be sued under U.S. law for human rights abuses abroad in a case about whether Arab Bank Plc can be held responsible for allegedly helping to finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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Merkel deems migrant deal good for coalition talks but Greens skeptical

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday an agreement within her conservative bloc on limiting migrants would help forge a new government coalition, but one of the key partners, the Greens, said it would not become policy.

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Skeptical Greens ready to start German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Greens on Monday rejected a deal reached within Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc to limit migrants to 200,000 a year, but said coalition talks should get under way anyway.

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Gunman had history of high-stakes gambling

Investigators are discovering that for the Las Vegas shooter, gambling was as much of a lifestyle as it was a hobby. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

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Wells Fargo executives, board must face lawsuit over fake accounts, federal judge says

(Reuters) - A federal judge said current and former Wells Fargo & Co officers and directors, including Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan, must face nearly all of a lawsuit by shareholders seeking to hold them personally liable for sales abuses and the creations of millions of unauthorized accounts.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Documenting Sports With Tech, or It Didn’t Happen

John Branch, a sports reporter for The Times, tells how tech has transformed sports into an industry with a culture of immediacy and visual documentation.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) nytimes.com

Las Vegas Gunman Chased Gambling’s Payouts and Perks

Stephen Paddock was well known to casino hosts: He would sit at video poker machines for hours, often wagering more than $100 a hand, and sometimes winning tens of thousands.

Basketball (College) nytimes.com

Brian Bowen’s Path to Louisville: A Federal Case Study

A criminal complaint unsealed last week said illicit, under-the-table tactics were part of the college recruitment of Bowen, a standout high school basketball player.

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Trump nominee clears Senate hurdle to join Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a private investment firm came one step closer to leading the Federal Reserve's regulatory efforts Wednesday, a key post as President Donald Trump endeavors to trim regulations to boost economic growth.

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Federal judge refuses to overturn Trump pardon of Arpaio

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday upheld President Donald Trump's pardon earlier this year of 85-year-old former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, rejecting legal challenges by outside groups.

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BRIEF-Yume says U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of waiting period related to merger agreement with Rhythmone

* Yume-On Sept 29, 2017, U.S. Federal trade commission granted early termination of waiting period related to merger agreement with Rhythmone-SEC Filing

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Supreme Court justices divided in major voting rights case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices expressed distaste on Tuesday toward the long-standing U.S. political practice of drawing electoral maps simply to entrench one party in power but appeared deeply divided over whether to do anything about it.

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U.S. Supreme Court justices divided in major voting rights case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over whether to issue a ruling that would curb the ability of politicians to draw electoral districts purely on partisan lines in a major voting rights case out of Wisconsin.

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Mayor: I haven't seen one federal worker

CNN's Anderson Cooper travels to Puerto Rico to report on the living conditions weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the country.

Legal Profession nytimes.com

Federal Prosecutors Embrace Their Inner Entrepreneurs

Government lawyers used to decamp by default to giant corporate law firms. More and more, they’re eschewing Big Law and starting their own outfits.

Redistricting and Reapportionment nytimes.com

How a Wisconsin Case Before Justices Could Reshape Redistricting

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hearing arguments in a Wisconsin redistricting case that could remake the political landscape.

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Canadian Sikh politician wins race to lead federal New Democrats

(Reuters) - An Ontario provincial lawmaker and practicing Sikh was elected on Sunday as leader of Canada's left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major Canadian political party.

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Canadian Sikh politician is new leader of federal New Democrat Party

(Reuters) - A practicing Sikh and rising star politician from the Toronto area was elected on Sunday to lead Canada's left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP), after securing more than 50 percent of the vote on the first ballot, the party said.

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Trump defends federal response in Puerto Rico as criticism mounts

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday his government was doing a "great job" to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria and took a new swipe at critics who said he had been slow to aid the island, whose power grid was destroyed 12 days ago.

Sports Injuries nytimes.com

Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a Year

Yale researchers calculated that, if contact sports could be made noncontact, there would be 49,600 fewer injuries among male college athletes per year and 601,900 among those in high school.

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BRIEF-Central Federal Corporation announces mandatory conversion of Series B Preferred Stock

* Central Federal Corporation announces mandatory conversion of Series B Preferred Stock

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House to vote on federal budget next week: House Speaker Ryan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the federal budget next week, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday, adding that passing legislation on government spending will help clear the way for action on taxes.

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Federal court strikes down abortion ultrasound law in Kentucky

(Reuters) - A federal court struck down a law in Kentucky on Wednesday that requires women seeking an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound and hear a description of the embryo or fetus.

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Spike Lee and Hines Ward spar over politics in sports

During a town hall with CNN's Anderson Cooper, film director Spike Lee and former Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward disagree over the injection of politics in sports

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BRIEF-Washington Federal and Anchor Bancorp announce extension of merger

* Washington Federal and Anchor Bancorp announce extension of merger agreement

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Satya Nadella on Women in Tech, A.I. and E-Sports

During an interview with The New York Times at a TimesTalks event, Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella said that woman in the technology industry have “a lot of distance” to make up.

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BRIEF-Federal Realty Investment Trust announces pricing of $150 mln 5 pct cumulative redeemable preferred share offering

* Federal Realty Investment Trust announces pricing of $150 million 5.000% cumulative redeemable preferred share offering

Football nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: Was It a One-Day Revolt in the N.F.L., or Something More?

This movement could force real change, unless the owners and players get back to business as usual.

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The national anthem in sports (spoiler: it wasn't always this way)

In America, the game doesn't start until the national anthem plays. It's not a mandate, it's just a fact, as culturally ingrained as team colors and touchdown cheers.

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Trump's culture wars take over American sports

The biggest question in the NFL this year, isn't who will win Super Bowl 52.

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Trump renews clash with U.S. sports world

SOMERSET, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump renewed his spat with the sports world on Sunday, again calling for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem.

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Sports of The Times: As Trump Takes On Athletes, Watch Them Rise

The president’s inflammatory comments might not be as significant as the players’ responses.

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Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association star from a White House visit.

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National celebrations open Saudi sports stadium to women for first time

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is celebrating the 87th anniversary of its foundation this weekend with a big program of concerts and performances, including a pageant operetta on Saturday evening which will allow women to enter the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time.

Baseball nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: Baseball Needs More Netting, and Fewer Excuses

The sight of a bloodied young fan at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday should serve as the impetus for the sport to extend netting at every ballpark.

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Hurricane Maria, North Korea, Federal Reserve: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Preet Bharara, Ousted Federal Prosecutor, Will Join CNN

Mr. Bharara, who has become a frequent critic of President Trump since being dismissed by him in March, will be a senior legal analyst for the network.

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Teaching kids to be good sports

"That teams stinks."

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Fok elected president of Asian Electronic Sports Federation

(Reuters) - Kenneth Fok has been elected president of the Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) replacing Kazakhstan's Natalya Sipovich, the organization said on Tuesday.

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Futures slightly higher ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday, ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting, which would give investors clues on the timing of the next U.S. interest rate hike.

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US STOCKS-Futures slightly higher ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

Sept 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday, ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting, which would give investors clues on the timing of the next U.S. interest rate hike.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but rights groups skeptical

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and said anyone responsible would face the law, and that she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there.

Voice and Speech nytimes.com

Essay: Safest Bet in Sports: Men Complaining About a Female Announcer’s Voice

When Beth Mowins made her debut last week on “Monday Night Football,” some male viewers objected to the way she sounded.

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BRIEF-Midas Gold says 7 federal, state, local agencies agree to coordinate permitting of co's proposed stibnite gold project​

* Midas Gold Corp - ‍ seven federal, state and local agencies agree to coordinate permitting of midas gold's proposed stibnite gold project​

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ESPN president's memo to staff: We're about sports, not politics

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UPDATE 1-South Korea's Hyundai launches new Genesis sports sedan in SUV-driven market

* Hyundai struggling to get SUVs to market (Adds executive's quote, sales target, next model plan; specifies G70 U.S. sale timing)

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Federal Judge Urges Trump Administration to Push Back DACA Deadline

The White House has set a deadline of Oct. 5 for immigrants to reapply for protected status under DACA. A Brooklyn judge said the deadline was too soon.

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South Korea's Hyundai launches new Genesis sports sedan in SUV-driven market

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co will launch its first new sedan under the premium Genesis marque in Seoul on Friday, hoping to cement the brand's place in the luxury segment and make up for its lack of a strong SUV line-up.

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Federal Trade Commission probes Equifax hack, shares tumble

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into the massive data breach at Equifax Inc , in a rare public disclosure that sent shares tumbling to their lowest in more than two years.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Splitting 5-4, Justices Put Texas Redistricting on Hold

A lower court had ordered Texas to redraw maps found to be discriminatory. The Supreme Court blocked that order while it considers an appeal.

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Guatemala federal auditor to probe president's pay bonus

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's federal auditor on Tuesday said it will investigate a salary bonus the Defense Ministry gives to President Jimmy Morales that raises his earnings by more than a third, making him one of the best paid leaders in Latin America.

Supreme Court (US) nytimes.com

Justices Allow Refugee Ban While Case Proceeds

A month before the Supreme Court is to hear arguments in the travel ban case, it temporarily allowed the administration to bar many refugees.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Baltimore Officers Will Face No Federal Charges in Death of Freddie Gray

The Justice Department has closed its investigation into possible civil rights violations by six police officers in the 2015 death of Mr. Gray.

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No federal charges for Baltimore cops in Freddie Gray's death

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice will not bring charges against Baltimore police officers over the fatal injury of a black man in custody in an incident that stoked tensions between African Americans and law enforcement, federal officials said on Tuesday.

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No federal charges for Baltimore cops in Freddie Gray's death: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice will not bring charges against Baltimore police officers over the fatal injury of a black man in custody in an incident that stoked tensions between African Americans and law enforcement, the Baltimore Sun reported on Tuesday.

Football nytimes.com

Federal Judge Halts Ezekiel Elliott’s Suspension

Elliott, the Cowboys’ star running back, appears likely to play most of the N.F.L. season instead of sitting out for six games over domestic-abuse accusations.

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Pope urges skeptical Colombians to accept peace with guerrillas

VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged Colombians skeptical of a peace deal with guerrillas to be open to reconciliation with those who have repented, speaking hours after a top rebel leader asked the pontiff for forgiveness.

Dogs nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: Bag? Check. Racket? Check. Dog? Of Course.

Dogs are more than accessories or travel companions on the pro tennis tour. Some players are registering them as emotional support animals, vital to surviving life on the road.

Civil War (US) (1861-65) nytimes.com

Robert E. Lee Statue’s Removal in Dallas Delayed by Federal Court

Work to take down the statue began soon after the City Council voted to remove it, but was stopped by a temporary restraining order.

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Sports e-commerce firm Fanatics closes $1 billion funding round led by SoftBank

New York (Reuters) - Sports e-commerce firm Fanatics has closed a $1 billion funding round led by SoftBank Group Corp's Vision fund, which will give it the firepower to expand internationally, Chief Executive Doug Mack told Reuters.

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Sports Direct AGM ends, result of chairman vote to come later

SHIREBROOK, England (Reuters) - The annual shareholders' meeting of Sports Direct has concluded with the firm saying the results of investor votes will be announced through the Regulatory News Service (RNS) later on Wednesday.

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Senator Bob Menendez faces federal corruption trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the first time since the "Abscam" scandal 36 years ago, a sitting U.S. senator will go on trial for bribery on Wednesday in a federal courthouse.