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Refiner goes belly-up after big payouts to Carlyle Group

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Throughout 2016 and 2017, a rail terminal built to accept crude oil for the largest East Coast refinery often sat idle, with few trains showing up to unload.

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Disappointing HSBC update, weak miners keep FTSE in the red

MILAN, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The UK's top share index inched lower on Tuesday, weighed down by a disappointing update from banking heavyweight HSBC and declines in big mining stocks on metal price weakness.

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Are Ice Dancing’s King and Queen

The Canadians modernized ice dancing and skated their way into the history books Tuesday at the Winter Games.

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Global stocks struggle as bond yields, dollar regain traction

LONDON (Reuters) - A six-day rebound in world stocks began to splutter on Tuesday, as bond market borrowing costs regained traction and the dollar kicked firmly away from a three-year low.

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Bad heart? Don't forget your flu shot

The flu vaccine may have an important benefit beyond protecting against influenza: It may also prevent heart attacks, especially in those at high risk, experts say.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks struggle as bond yields, dollar regain traction

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A six-day rebound in world stocks began to splutter on Tuesday, as bond market borrowing costs regained traction and the dollar kicked firmly away from a three-year low.

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S.African minister orders Transnet to report irregularities over locomotive contract

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 20 (Reuters) - South Africa's Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Tuesday ordered rail utility Transnet to report to law enforcement officials irregularities in the awarding of a 54 billion rand ($5 billion) contract to acquire locomotives in 2014.

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Alpine skiing: Beyond Vonn and Goggia, challengers hope for a downhill upset

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A glance at the form book and women's downhill race at the Pyeongchang Olympics looks all about Lindsey Vonn v Sofia Goggia.

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US assault rifles being sold on jihadist online forums in Syria

US-supplied weapons originally intended for moderate allies in Syria have ended up for sale on jihadist online forums in the country's northern al Qaeda heartland.

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EU court adviser backs Commission in forest dispute with Poland

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland's decision to increase logging in the primeval forest of Bialowieza breaks EU law, an advisor to the EU's top court said on Tuesday, backing the European Commission against the Polish government.

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Language app Babbel translates European success to U.S. market

BERLIN (Reuters) - It might seem a tall order to persuade people to spend as much to learn a language on their smartphone as it costs to subscribe to a music streaming or video-on-demand service.

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After #MeToo, why isn't there more focus on domestic violence?

The #MeToo movement has prompted an ongoing national reckoning with the issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

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UPDATE 1-Indian software services sector to grow 7-9 pct in FY19 - lobby group

* Current outlook is one of cautious optimism - NASSCOM president

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Japan's Sony to form alliance to build taxi-hailing system

TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would become the latest blue-chip firm to jockey for position in Japan's taxi and ride-hailing market, with plans for a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based hailing system.

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UPDATE 3-BHP boosts dividend as half-year profit jumps 25 pct, costs rise

* CEO says will meet activist investor Elliott Advisors (Adds bullets, share price)

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Singapore says won't cane suspected bank robber if deported from UK

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Tuesday it had agreed to a request from Britain not to carry out corporal punishment on a suspected bank robber if he is extradited to face charges in the city-state.

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South Africa's Ramaphosa says it's time to review cabinet make up

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday it was time to consider the make-up of his cabinet, amid growing speculation about whether Finance Minister Gigaba would keep his job.

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What's it like to pick up plushies? Flower kids tell all

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - They have to skate fast in front of hundreds of people, pick up flowers as quickly as possible and stay unflustered when dozens of stuffed animals rain down on the ice.

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Uber CEO sees commercialization of flying taxis in 5-10 years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday he can see commercialization of the Uber Air flying taxi service happening within five to 10 years.

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Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran has located a passenger plane that crashed with 65 people on board, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after it disappeared from radar over mountainous terrain, increasing Iranians' fears about the country's aging fleet of aircraft.

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UPDATE 2-M&A synergies, economic growth lift HeidelbergCement

* Shares up 1.5 pct (Adds details on synergies, Egypt, shares)

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Ice hockey: Korean women score again but bid farewell with fifth loss

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The unified Korean women's ice hockey team ended their historic Olympic run with a fifth straight loss on Tuesday but they signed off by adding one more goal to their total in front of another bumper audience of adoring fans.

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Fashion firms dither over instant shopping on the catwalk

PARIS (Reuters) - Fashion labels may be falling over themselves to court young, smartphone-wielding shoppers, but there's one millennial-inspired trend that is only catching on slowly: catwalk shows where clothes are available to buy instantly rather than months later.

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Most of Europe to see below normal temperatures in March: The Weather Company

LONDON (Reuters) - Most of Europe will experience colder than normal temperatures in March, The Weather Company said on Tuesday.

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Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Archaeologists exploring the word's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age.

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Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency.

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UPDATE 1-Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

* Iranians angry about state of aging aircraft fleet (Adds quotes, protest)

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Britain and U.S. in talks over captured British Islamic State fighters: UK minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States are in talks about the fate of two captured British Islamic State militants, suspected of being part of a notorious group known for torturing and killing Western hostages, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.

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CORRECTED -Chevron restarts drilling in Kurdistan region of Iraq (Feb 19)

Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. oil company Chevron Corp on Monday said it had resumed drilling operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI).

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Figure skating: 'Korea power' buoys hometown ice dancers

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - As if getting to the Olympics was not hard enough for South Korean ice dancers Min Yura and Alexander Gamelin, the two were briefly caught up in a diplomatic fuss over their free dance music and then suffered a wardrobe malfunction.

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European shares edge back up, Edenred tops gainers

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - European shares edged back in positive territory on Tuesday after ending a three-day recovery in the previous session when Wall Street and Chinese markets were closed for holiday.

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South Korean president endorses Russian presence at Winter Games

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in lauded Russia's participation at the Winter Games on Tuesday, saying it had "made our Olympics better", despite calls from some athletes and anti-doping agencies for Russians to be banned from competing at the event.

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Survivors want to talk gun control with lawmakers

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Virtue, Moir win second ice dance gold with world record

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their second Olympic gold medal with a brilliant free dance on Tuesday, edging to the top of the podium by less than a point and breaking the world record into the bargain.

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Want to Plan for Your Death and Funeral? Here’s How.

Pre-need funeral plans can be complicated, so here is a primer on everything you’ll need to know.

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Slovenia ice hockey player Jeglic fails doping test, to leave Games: CAS

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Slovenia men's ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended for the remainder of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Tuesday.

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Ice hockey: Donato at the double as U.S. men advance to last eight

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ryan Donato scored twice to help the United States ease to a 5-1 win over Slovakia on Tuesday and book a spot in the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals.

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Siebenhofer fastest, Vonn on pace in downhill training

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer set the pace in the final training run for the women's downhill on Tuesday and Lindsey Vonn's bid to reclaim the Olympic gold remained on course as she registered a top-five time for the third day in a row.

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Freestyle skiing: United States dominate ski halfpipe qualifying

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Aaron Blunck led the United States' domination in the qualification for the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Pyeongchang Olympics with the Americans securing the top three spots on Tuesday.

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Bombs still fall on Syria's Ghouta after heaviest toll in years

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces carried air raids in Syria's eastern Ghouta rebel-held enclave overnight on Monday and early on Tuesday after the heaviest one-day death toll from bombardment there in three years, a war monitor said.

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Rising poverty gnaws at Italian social fabric as election nears

HERCULANEUM, Italy (Reuters) - Roberto Biondi's 89-year-old mother has Alzheimer's, is housebound and no longer recognizes her son. She is also the family's main breadwinner.

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LVMH names Serge Brunschwig as new Chairman and CEO of Fendi

PARIS (Reuters) - LVMH , the world's biggest luxury goods group, named on Tuesday Serge Brunschwig as the new chairman and chief executive of its Fendi fashion house, as part of an internal reshuffle.

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Malaysian firm adds Islamic certification to cryptocurrency

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a sharia-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online gold platform in Thailand later this year, the company said.

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Trump's venting may further incite mistrust

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Adecco buys digital recruitment firm Vettery, price not disclosed

ZURICH (Reuters) - Staffing company Adecco said on Tuesday it bought U.S.-based online recruitment platform Vettery for an undisclosed sum to increase its footprint in the digital permanent recruitment market.

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Relax and invest, Saudi prince tells investors after corruption crackdown

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom remains open for business.

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Fox News launching streaming service

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N.B.A. Owner Backs Lawsuit Against Russian Doping Whistle-Blower

Mikhail D. Prokhorov, a Russian oligarch and owner of the Nets, is financing a defamation suit that attacks the credibility of Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov.

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Avoiding wardrobe malfunction a priority for Turkish pair

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A pair of Turkish ice dancers on Tuesday said they take care to ensure their relatively conservative costumes are firmly in place when they compete but maintained it was not due to any pressure from their government.

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South Korea to announce joint military drill plan with U.S. before April

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill, South Korea's defense minister said on Tuesday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 3-Papua New Guinea LNG partners set plans for big expansion

MELBOURNE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Global giants ExxonMobil Corp and France's Total SA have reached broad agreement on plans to double gas exports from Papua New Guinea, their partner Oil Search Ltd said on Tuesday.

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Kenya prevents two opposition activists from traveling abroad

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya prevented two opposition activists from traveling abroad because it had not been formally sent a court order reinstating their passports, immigration authorities said on Tuesday.

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BHP's half year profit jumps 25 pct; misses forecasts

Feb 20 (Reuters) - The world's biggest miner BHP said on Tuesday its underlying half-year profit rose 25 percent, helped by robust commodity prices.

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Thai court grants custody to Japanese father of 13 surrogate children

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court on Tuesday said it ruled in favor of a wealthy Japanese man who had fathered 13 surrogate children in Thailand, naming him their legal parent and sole guardian.

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Alpine skiing: Vonn faces last downhill gold chance - barring miracles

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn, the most successful World Cup woman skier of all-time, is "99.9 percent sure" that Wednesday will mark her final Olympic downhill race.

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Trump endorses Romney for Senate

President Donald Trump said Monday he supports Mitt Romney's bid for the US Senate from Utah, endorsing a former rival and major figure within the Republican Party.

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Tokyo to build world's tallest timber tower

A Tokyo skyscraper is set to become the world's tallest wooden building. Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry says its 1,148 feet tall timber tower will be completed by in 2041, to mark the 350th anniversary of the business that year. The W350 tower will cost an estimated 600 billion yen ($5.6 billion) to build.

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Europe Edition: Syria, Latvia, Oxfam: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Freestyle skiing: Burke legacy lives on with Sharpe reminder in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As the dust settled following the ladies ski halfpipe final on Tuesday, thoughts turned to the woman who deserves most of the credit for making the sport an Olympic event.

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REFILE-Oil markets mixed on lower Canadian flows, firmer dollar

* Overall markets well supported by ongoing OPEC production cuts

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Winter Olympics 2018: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Win Ice Dancing Gold

The Winter Games are in progress in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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Samsung Electronics to slash OLED panel production as iPhone X demand disappoints: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co will slash output of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels in response to its customer Apple Inc's decision to cut production of iPhone X amid weak demand, the Nikkei reported on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Samsung Elec to slash OLED panel production as iPhone X demand disappoints - Nikkei

* Samsung to make panels for 20 mln iPhones in Jan-March -Nikkei

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Exclusive: GM offers $2.2 billion debt for equity swap in return for Seoul's support - sources

SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors has offered to convert debt of around $2.2 billion owed by its ailing South Korean operation into equity in exchange for financial support and tax benefits from Seoul, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Mexico City investigates disappearance of radio journalist

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico City's attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Mario Antonio Cañas, who was last seen on Friday, it said.

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Australia's deputy PM loses support of state branch over affair

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A state branch of the Australian National Party has pulled its support for Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce because of reports about an extramarital affair with his former press secretary, the party's Western Australia leader said on Tuesday.

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S.Korea's fin min vows to negotiate with GM over fate of plants

SEOUL, Feb 20 (Reuters) - South Korea's finance minister said on Tuesday the government would hold talks with General Motors over the future of its four plants after the company announced the closure of one and left the other three in the balance.

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NuStar, other energy partnerships simplify business models to spur growth

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Some publicly-traded U.S. energy pipeline and oil-storage partnerships are restructuring into simpler business models to help attract new investors and spur growth.

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Figure skating: Virtue, Moir win second ice dance gold with world record

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their second Olympic gold medal with a brilliant free dance on Tuesday, edging to the top of the podium by less than a point and breaking the world record.

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Alpine skiing: Siebenhofer fastest but Vonn on pace in downhill training

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer set the pace in the final training run for the women's downhill on Tuesday but Lindsey Vonn's bid to reclaim the Olympic gold remained on course as she registered a top five time for the third day in a row.

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BRIEF-HSBC Bank Canada Qtrly Basic Earnings Per Common Share $0.28

* ‍CO REPORTED A PROFIT BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE OF $206M FOR Q4 OF 2017, A DECREASE OF $45M, OR 18%, COMPARED WITH Q4 OF 2016​

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MIDEAST - Factors to watch - February 20

DUBAI, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Japan's Sony to form alliance to build taxi-hailing system

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would become the latest blue-chip firm to jockey for position in Japan's taxi and ride-hailing market, with plans for a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based hailing system.

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Rhodes Scholarships Go Global as Students From Anywhere Now Qualify

The program to study at Oxford, created in 1902 for students from English-speaking countries, has been expanding and opening to more of the world.

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NHL: Blackhawks ban four fans from home games over racist taunts

(Reuters) - The Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from home games at the United Center after they shouted racist taunts at Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly during Saturday's NHL game.

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Trump Endorses Mitt Romney’s Run for Utah Senate Seat

Mr. Romney, who has publicly clashed with Mr. Trump in the past, has signaled he plans to serve as a check on the president if he is elected.

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Alpine skiing: Shiffrin's schedule headache cured by combined move

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin said she was relieved that the decision to reschedule the combined event to Thursday from Friday had effectively ruled her out of competing in the downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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In Ukraine, Corruption Is Now Undermining the Military

A surge in spending on the armed forces has opened new avenues for the graft and cronyism that many see as Ukraine’s most dangerous enemy.

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These Florida lawmakers took money from the NRA

One week after a gunman stormed the hallways of their school in a deadly rampage, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are heading to the state capitol to demand lawmakers take action on gun control.

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Stunning revival of the humble shipping container

In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be a better way to do it.

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Delaware man accused of taking thumb from 2,000-year-old Chinese terra-cotta warrior

A 2,000-year-old terra-cotta warrior valued at $4.5 million and considered a "priceless part of China's cultural heritage" is missing a thumb, but surveillance video helped lead the FBI to both the thumb and a suspect in the theft.

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Former cyclone Gita hits New Zealand; emergency declared in southern city

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's national carrier on Tuesday canceled all flights in and out of the capital, Wellington, and the southern city of Christchurch declared a state of emergency as the remnants of tropical cyclone Gita pummelled the country.

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Trump endorses Romney in run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, despite Romney often being critical of Trump.

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Panelist erupts: Why doesn't Trump just shut up?

Political commentators Tara Setmayer and Jason Miller clash over President Donald Trump's Twitter rants in the days following a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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I want to drink your blood: Vampire bat's genetic secrets revealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that -- as everyone knows -- consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. It's in their genes.

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Israeli police arrest Netanyahu confidants as his troubles deepen

Embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's troubles deepened as police arrested members of his inner circle in a widening graft probe, now the fourth investigation to involve the Israeli leader or his confidants.

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Asian stocks slip after European surge fades, dollar edges up

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday, their recent recovery stalling after European equities broke a winning streak, while the dollar edged up to pull further away from three-year lows.

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Anderson Cooper hammers Trump's response to shooting

CNN's Anderson Cooper says President Trump's tweets reveal his priorities.

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PRECIOUS-Gold prices inch down as dollar strengthens

Feb 20 (Reuters) - Gold prices slid for a third straight session on Tuesday as the dollar rebounded from over three-year lows, while investors waited for the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting for clues on the outlook for U.S. interest rates. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,343.22 an ounce at 0112 GMT. * U.S. gold futures slipped 0.8 percent to $1,345.70 per ounce. * The dollar index , which measures the greenback aga

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Rob Porter’s Charisma and Ambition Disguised Flare-ups of Anger

The White House aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal that engulfed the White House was known for his ambition at Harvard and on Capitol Hill.

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Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A former student accused of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors.

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Haiti vows abuse review of all charities after Oxfam 'hid crimes'

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Oxfam hid information about sexual misconduct from authorities in Haiti, a senior official in the Caribbean nation said on Monday, and he vowed to launch a wide-reaching investigation into charities operating there.

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The Arrest Was a Bust. The Officers Got Overtime Anyway.

A federal trial in Brooklyn is set to explore the issue of so-called collars for dollars. The implications could be far-reaching.

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Trump on Twitter (Feb 19) - President's Day, Russian meddling

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

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US show of force sends Russia a message in Black Sea

The US Navy is ramping up its presence in the Black Sea as part of a bid to counter Russia's increased presence there, a US military official tells CNN.

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Teens hold 'lie-in' at White House to demand gun reform

A group of teens and more than a hundred supporters staged a "lie-in" outside the White House on Presidents Day to pressure lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.

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Internet mocks Trump for Oprah tweet

Trump zings Oprah, Oprah fans zing back. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on who is more "insecure."

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Afghanistan's ArtLords daub walls with messages of defiance, hope

KABUL (Reuters) - Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete blast walls that have risen to ward off militant bombs.

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

After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia were focused on Robert Mueller. But after news broke about the shooting, they quickly changed their focus.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil's GPA shakes up management, appoints tech-savvy new leaders

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - GPA SA, one of Brazil's largest food retailers, announced on Monday evening a shake-up of its management team, replacing its CEO and the head of a subsidiary just moments before releasing full-year results.

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Analyst says Trump has massive inferiority complex

CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd says President Trump won't acknowledge Russian meddling because of issues with his own self worth.

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Corbyn warns bankers: finance will serve Britain under Labour government

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial sector will be "the servant of industry not the masters of us all" if the opposition Labour Party gets into power, its leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Tuesday, accusing bankers of taking the economy hostage.

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Asian stocks dip after European surge fades, dollar firm

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks dipped on Tuesday, their recent recovery slowing after European equities broke a winning streak, while the dollar held firm after bouncing from three-year lows.

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REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks dip after European surge fades, dollar firm

* European stocks dip overnight, US markets closed Mon for holiday

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CNN barred from alleged 'troll factory'

CNN's Matthew Chance reports from outside a so-called Russian troll factory, where workers are paid to write content to sow discord amongst Americans according to a federal indictment.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Respect First, Then Gun Control

One reaction to the Florida school shooting is the shaming of supporters of gun rights. But there’s a more productive approach.

Figure Skating nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Tara Lipinski: It’s Time to Take Risks in the Rink Again

America’s female figure skaters came up under a system that rewarded clean skating over innovation. But that doesn’t produce champions.

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School Shootings Put Teachers in New Role as Human Shields

Around the country, teachers are reflecting on whether they are prepared to take a bullet for their students. “I think about it all the time,” one said.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Content of the G.O.P.’s Character

The personal is political: A bad-faith party attracts bad people.

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Pennsylvania top court redraws voting map in boost to Democrats

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court on Monday unveiled a new map carving out the state's U.S. congressional voting districts, imposing a plan it said was based on "traditional criteria" after rejecting a proposal drawn up by Republican lawmakers as unconstitutional.

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UPDATE 1-Oil Search 2017 profit surges; outlines PNG expansion

Feb 20 (Reuters) - Australia's Oil Search on Tuesday reported a near threefold rise in annual core profit, underpinned by robust sales and rising oil and gas prices, and outlined a major expansion in Papua New Guinea.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.

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Opinion: Melania, Hillary and Jackie: Are the rules about infidelity changing?

Melania Trump's experience as first lady seems to be following an unfortunate tradition. First ladies have many things in common: no job description, no pay and, for many of them, humiliating betrayals by their husbands. The latest accusations against Donald Trump, as reported by journalist Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker, detail an alleged consensual affair he had with former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal while he was married to Melania and before he was elected president. (Trump denies the affair.)

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Ice Hockey: Canada crushes OAR to set up U.S. showdown

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women's ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games's greatest rivalries.

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On Olympics: At Ice Dancing, Wardrobe Malfunction Overshadows a Clash of Styles

Skating through a wardrobe malfunction, the French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron offered an ethereal challenge to the Canadian leaders.

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PNG LNG, Papua LNG partners agree on 8 mtpa LNG expansion - Oil Search

MELBOURNE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp, Total SA and their partners in gas projects in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have broadly agreed on how they want to expand the PNG LNG project using gas from new and existing fields, Oil Search Ltd said on Tuesday.

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Athletics: Eugene 2021 organizer put on leave as U.S. track chief

(Reuters) - Vin Lananna, the chief organizer of Oregon's 2021 world athletics championships, has been temporarily placed on administrative leave as president of USA Track & Field (USATF) while the U.S. Department of Justice investigates bids by Eugene and other athletics championships, USATF said in a statement on Monday.

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BRIEF-Hi-Crush Partners LP Posts Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.47

* HI-CRUSH PARTNERS LP REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 RESULTS

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UK Supreme Court hears key case on gig economy worker

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court was hearing on Tuesday whether a plumber hired on a self-employed basis should have received workers' rights, in a case which could affect the business models of major firms operating in the gig economy.

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BRIEF-PRGX Global Inc Appoints New Chief Product Officer

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Shiffrin Pulls Out of Downhill, Leaving Only One Chance to Face Vonn

A rare showdown between the stars of the U.S. ski team will have to wait for the Alpine combined after Mikaela Shiffrin changed her mind about entering the downhill.

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Analysis: Will more young people support gun control? Recent history suggests no.

In the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, some of the student survivors are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would address gun violence in schools.

Little Italy (Manhattan, NY) nytimes.com

Little Italy Is Very Little, and Not Very Italian

A fire at the oldest Italian restaurant in the neighborhood further erodes the authenticity of an area that’s now better known for its souvenir shops.

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Over half of Japan firms do not plan base pay rise this year

TOKYO (Reuters) - More than half of Japan's companies do not plan to raise base pay in annual wage talks in coming months, a set back for the prime minister and the country's main business lobby which has called for wage rises of 3 percent to fuel an economic revival.

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Analysis: What Trump's Russia tweets mean

In seeking to honor President Donald Trump's holiday wishes, let's reflect here on what's been going on lately in his telltale Twitter feed.

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Israeli visual aid company OrCam valued at $1 billion

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's OrCam, which has developed a visual aid for the blind, has completed a funding round that values the company at $1 billion, putting it on track for a planned initial public offering (IPO), its chief executive said on Tuesday.

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Japan's Sony Corp to form alliance to build taxi-hailing system: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp plans to form a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based taxi-hailing system in Japan, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday.

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

The Shift: On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t

Some Facebook executives still seem more interested in defending themselves from criticism than owning their mistakes related to the 2016 election.

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

At Google, Facebook and other tech companies, executives are making statements about priorities with their seating charts.

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Syrian Observatory: bombing kills 94 in eastern Ghouta in a day

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday.

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Florida GOP Rep. Tom Rooney retiring

Florida's Republican Rep. Tom Rooney is retiring rather than seeking a sixth term this fall.

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The special counsel's interest in Trump's son-in-law includes questions about financing talks with non-Russian foreign investors, sources say

Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.

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Oscar-nominated short focuses on police brutality

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what's the value of grainy police dash-cam video of a mundane encounter gone wrong? That's a question raised, if not entirely answered, by "Traffic Stop," an Oscar-nominated short that's making its TV debut on HBO.

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Chevron restarts drilling in Kurdistan region of Iraq

Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. oil company Chevron Corp on Monday said it had resumed drilling operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI).

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Lincoln named best President. Trump is ...

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan enjoyed upward bumps in their greatness rankings, while President Donald Trump was ranked historically low, according to a presidential "greatness" survey released Monday.

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Iran official: Tel Aviv would be 'razed to the ground' if Israel attacks

Iran issued a strong warning to Israel on Monday in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech at last weekend's Munich Security Conference.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, Iran, Winter Olympics: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Brazilian minister says pension reform bill halted in Congress

BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazil's political affairs minister Carlos Marun said on Monday that passage through Congress of a bill to overhaul the country's costly social security system has effectively been halted and would not be put to a vote.

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Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people.

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Court releases new congressional maps that could help Democrats

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released new congressional district lines Monday, replacing the old Republican-drawn maps in time for the state's May primary.

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Pennsylvania top court releases new U.S. congressional voting map for state

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court published a new map of U.S. congressional voting districts for the state on Monday after Democratic and Republican leaders were unable to come to an agreement on other proposals, in a closely watched action ahead of the November mid-term elections.

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Presidents of Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet in April in Turkey: RIA cites Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Preparations are under way for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to meet in April in Turkey, RIA news agency said on Monday.

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Trump questions why Obama didn't act to stop Russian meddling

President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections.

Opera nytimes.com

An Unlikely Youth Revolution at the Paris Opera

Nearly 100,000 people younger than age 28 came to see the centuries-old company last season, contradicting a worldwide trend of aging opera audiences.

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Box Office: 'Black Panther' Heads to Glory With $235 Million Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a stunning $235 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Monday.

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'Nothing I can say will heal them,' killer's host family says of victims

The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz said they were devastated, furious and heartbroken about what he's done, and said they didn't realize they had a "monster" living under their roof.

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Trump will attend exclusive reporters' dinner

President Donald Trump will attend next month's tony Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, putting the President in the same room with many of the county's top journalists he has castigated in his first year in office.

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British Columbia challenges Alberta wine ban in oil row

VANCOUVER, Feb 19 (Reuters) - British Columbia said on Monday that it will formally challenge a ban of its wine by Alberta under Canada's national free-trade pact, as a battle between the two provinces over a crude oil pipeline expansion project rages on.

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Cop braves icy water to save struggling man

Body camera footage shows a UK police officer jump into freezing cold water and brave strong currents to save a drowning man.

Black Panther the Album (Album) nytimes.com

‘Black Panther’ Is No. 1 on the Album Charts, Too

The superhero film has broken box office records, and now its soundtrack, featuring Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd and SZA, has opened in the top spot.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans

The upturn follows an aggressive advertising campaign by the party and coincides with an eroding Democratic lead in polls gauging midterm election prospects.

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UPDATE 1-Kentucky accuses Cardinal Health of contributing to opioid epidemic

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday filed a lawsuit against drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc , accusing it of contributing to the opioid epidemic by failing to halt or report suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.

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BoE's Carney says Bitcoin has 'pretty much failed' as currency

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin <BTC=BTSP> has failed as a currency measured by standard benchmarks, and is neither a store of value nor a useful way to buy things, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday.

Deaths (Obituaries) nytimes.com

Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.

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BRIEF-Southwest Airlines Cargo To Ship Cargo to Select International Destinations Starting May

* SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO - ‍ INTENTION TO BEGIN SHIPPING CARGO TO SELECT INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS BEGINNING IN MAY 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Adultery nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Nashville’s Mayor Has Stumbled. Who Will Cast the First Stone?

Megan Barry’s affair with a subordinate has her opponents outraged. The rest of us aren’t sure what to think.

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Three Iranian police killed in clashes with Sufi protesters

LONDON (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed in Tehran on Monday, a police spokesman said, as clashes broke out with members of a Muslim religious order seen as a threat to the Shi'ite theocratic establishment.

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BRIEF-Imvescor Shareholders Approve Previously Announced Amalgamation

* IMVESCOR SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED AMALGAMATION

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Suspect in Florida school shooting back in court for status hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The former student accused of last week's deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school returned to court on Monday for a status hearing, and the judge ordered that a defense motion filed last week remain sealed from public view.

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Candidate defends AR-15 giveaway

A Kansas congressional hopeful said Monday that he's sticking by his campaign giveaway of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism in light of last Wednesday's mass school shooting in Florida.

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Why heart attack symptoms are sometimes missed in women

Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.

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BlackRock upgrades outlook for U.S. stocks on earnings momentum

(Reuters) - The world's biggest asset manager BlackRock Inc upgraded its view on U.S. stocks, citing very strong earnings momentum, while cutting European stocks to neutral.

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Opinion: This shows why 16-year-olds should be able to vote

The real adults in the room are the youth from Parkland, Florida, who are speaking out about the need for meaningful gun control laws. They are proving that civic engagement among young people can make a difference. The ironic part? They can't even vote yet.

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Cleanup underway after Centurion pipeline oil spill in Oklahoma: media

(Reuters) - A cleanup is underway after oil spilled into a pond from a pipeline that burst near a neighborhood in Yukon, Oklahoma, early on Sunday, media website news9.com reported.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Watch Ping-Pong Make Its New York Philharmonic Debut

Table-tennis-playing soloists swing paddles, hand drums, small gongs and even a wine glass in Andy Akiho’s unconventional concerto, “Ricochet.”

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UPDATE 2-Egyptian firm to buy $15 billion in Israeli natural gas

TEL AVIV, Feb 19 (Reuters) - An Egyptian company will buy $15 billion of Israeli natural gas in two 10-year agreements announced on Monday, marking a major export deal that Israel hopes will strengthen diplomatic ties.

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Postal employee shot to death on interstate

A US Postal Service employee was found fatally shot inside a truck on Interstate 30, Dallas police said.

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Uber suspends service in Morocco after two years

BRUSSELS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Uber said on Monday it would suspend operations in Morocco, two years after they began, as it tries to bring its business into line with local laws.

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Syrian Observatory: bombing kills 71 in eastern Ghouta in a day

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday.

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More U.S. babies dying of suffocation, often in bed

(Reuters Health) - The number of babies dying of suffocation before their first birthday has been rising in recent years, driven at least in part by an increase in the number of parents sharing beds with their infants, a U.S. study suggests.

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Cleanup underway after Centurion pipeline oil spill in Oklahoma -media

Feb 19 (Reuters) - A cleanup is underway after oil spilled into a pond from a pipeline that burst near a neighborhood in Yukon, Oklahoma, early on Sunday, media website news9.com reported.

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UPDATE 1-ProSieben in exclusive talks with General Atlantic on digital stake sale- sources

MUNICH/FRANKFURT, Feb 19 (Reuters) - ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE is in exclusive talks with private equity firm General Atlantic over the sale of a minority stake in its digital business, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

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Serious knee injuries increasing in kids and teens

(Reuters Health) - Injuries to a critical ligament in the knee are becoming more common in children and teens, researchers warn.

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Three Iranian police killed in clashes with protesters: spokesman on TV

LONDON (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed on Monday in clashes with protesters in northern Tehran, police spokesman Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi said on state television.

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Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive.

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Venezuela's opposition coalition likely to boycott presidential vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Leaders of Venezuela's opposition coalition appeared likely on Monday to decide on a boycott of the April presidential election, believing authorities have rigged it for President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling socialists.

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Florida shooter in court

American and Japanese astronauts embark on an expected six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to fix the station's robotic arm.

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Uber drops opposition to London language test

LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] is dropping a legal appeal against the introduction of more stringent English language tests for drivers in London after the city's transport regulator said it would water down its stringent proposals.

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Switzerland has not seen any major Saudi fund flows: Swiss Bankers Association

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Switzerland has not seen any major inward or outward movement of funds from Saudi Arabia, the chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association said on Monday when asked whether he had...

Beer nytimes.com

German Olympians Drink a Lot of (Nonalcoholic) Beer, and Win a Lot of Gold Medals

The Bavarian brewery Krombacher has supplied about 1,000 gallons of nonalcoholic beer to the athletes’ village. It’s commonly consumed as a sports drink in Germany.

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BRIEF-Orsted Says Is In Discussions Regarding 50 Pct Farm-Down Of Hornsea 1

* ORSTED COMMENTS ON MEDIA SPECULATION REGARDING A 50% FARM-DOWN OF HORNSEA 1

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America's absence is worrying the security community

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World stocks break recovery streak with U.S. and China closed

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their first loss in five days on Monday, breaking a winning streak that saw them recover almost half their losses from a violent sell-off two weeks ago.

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Trump motorcade driver had gun in bag

A driver in President Donald Trump's motorcade inadvertently brought a firearm near the President's beachfront estate on Monday, prompting questioning from the Secret Service and local law enforcement officials.

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Analysis: 9 unpresidential things Trump tweeted this weekend

It's become almost de riguer at this moment in time to note that President Donald Trump is the least presidential president who has ever presidented.

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Kentucky accuses Cardinal Health of contributing to opioid epidemic

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday accused the drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc of contributing to the opioid epidemic by failing to halt or report suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.

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Preemies and underweight babies more likely to have low IQs

(Reuters Health) - Babies who are born much too soon or who arrive weighing too little may not score as high on intelligence tests during childhood as full-term infants, a research review suggests.

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Brazil's Senate head says Rio military intervention blocks pension vote

BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Eunicio Oliveira, the head of Brazil's Senate, said on Monday that the federal government's military intervention in Rio de Janeiro would, by the rules of the country's constitution, block any vote on pension reform or any other measure requiring a constitutional amendment.

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Blood and urine test for autism?

UK and Italian scientists are getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests.

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Driver of van slated to be in Trump motorcade detained for having gun

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The driver of a van carrying journalists covering President Donald Trump was detained on Monday after Secret Service officials found a gun in his bag during a security sweep before the vehicle was to drive onto the president's Florida property.

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How a U.S. coal deal warmed Ukraine's ties with Trump

KIEV (Reuters) - For the first time in Ukraine's history, U.S. anthracite is helping to keep the lights on and the heating going this winter following a deal that has also helped to warm Kiev's relations with President Donald Trump.

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KFC is running out of chicken across the UK

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BRIEF-Crawford & Co Expands Its Service Portfolio In Australia To Include Workers' Compensation

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks up on corporate newsflow; trading volumes thin

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks rose on Monday on thin trading volumes following a heavy batch of corporate updates. The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.3 percent, supported by shares of state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA on the heels of rising crude prices. Shares in electronics and appliance retailer Via Varejo SA rose 1.1 percent following solid fourth-quarter earnings figures. Fibria Celulose SA and Suzano Papel e

Basketball nytimes.com

On Pro Basketball: Team Lebron vs. Team Steph Wasn’t Bad. But How About U.S. vs. the World?

The new format for the All-Star Game seemed to work, with the players actually contesting shots on some possessions. But another concept for the game is lurking.

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Trump just made sure 'Oprah 2020' isn't going away

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Muguruza to play in Birmingham before Wimbledon title defense

(Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza will prepare for the defense of her Wimbledon title by playing the Birmingham Classic on grass in June, the tournament organizers said on Monday.

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Coleman can go faster, former world record holder Greene says

(Reuters) - Newly crowned 60 meters world record holder Christian Coleman can run even faster in both the indoor race and the outdoor 100 meters, former holder Maurice Greene believes.

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BlackRock raises U.S. equities to overweight on earnings momentum

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's biggest asset manager BlackRock has upgraded its view on U.S. equities to "overweight", citing very strong earnings momentum, while cutting European stocks to neutral.

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BRIEF-Chicago Rivet & Machine Increases Qtrly Cash Dividend By 5 Pct To 21 Cents/Share

* ‍DIRECTORS ALSO DECLARED AN EXTRA DIVIDEND OF 30 CENTS PER SHARE, PAYABLE MARCH 20, 2018​