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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.

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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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‘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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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...

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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

* CRAWFORD & CO - EXPANSION OF ITS SERVICE PORTFOLIO IN AUSTRALIA TO INCLUDE WORKERS' COMPENSATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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

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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​

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Merkel proposes ally for crucial party job

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor.

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BRIEF-The Hartford Enters Renewal Rights Agreement For Foremost Insurance's Commercial Independent Agent Business

* THE HARTFORD ENTERS RENEWAL RIGHTS AGREEMENT FOR THE SMALL COMMERCIAL INDEPENDENT AGENT BUSINESS OF FOREMOST INSURANCE

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Syrian Observatory: bombing kills 71 in east Ghouta in past day

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

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Trump Jr.'s dinners in India raise concerns

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Trump Adds Cautious Support to Changes to Background Checks for Gun Buyers

The White House press secretary said that Mr. Trump had spoken to Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, about legislation he helped introduce to revamp background checks.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-LyondellBasell doubles plastics business with $2.24 bln Schulman deal

Feb 15 (Reuters) - Chemicals maker LyondellBasell Industries NV said it will buy smaller rival A. Schulman Inc for $2.24 billion, doubling the size of its business that supplies plastic compounds to the packaging, electronics and building markets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks break recovery streak with U.S. and China closed

LONDON, Feb 19 (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 backs effort to improve gun background checks: White House

PALM BEACH, Fla. (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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Global mining deals jump 15 percent by value in 2017: EY

LONDON (Reuters) - The value of global mining and metals deals hit a four-year high in 2017, according to accountancy firm EY, as financial distress abated and companies sold off non-core assets.

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It's been a wild Presidents' Day weekend of Trump tweets

Even by his standards, President Donald Trump's weekend tweetstorm was epic, covering a range of topics from NASCAR to Iran to Oprah Winfrey's most recent CBS "60 Minutes" segment.

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Tillerson: Trump tweets don't change policy

In an interview with "60 Minutes," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Trump's tweets have led him to ask if policy has changed.

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As Whole Foods merges with Amazon, local suppliers watch and worry

Mines and Mining nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Coal’s Continuing Decline

New signs that, despite President Trump’s campaign promise, this fossil fuel won’t be back.

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Global mining deals jump 15 pct by value in 2017 -EY

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The value of global mining and metals deals hit a four-year high in 2017, according to accountancy firm EY, as financial distress abated and companies sold off non-core assets.

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Video of man sawing gun goes viral

A man in New York has gone viral after he posted a video sawing his AR-15 gun in half in hopes that one less gun will result in fewer mass shootings.

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U.N. chief urges global rules for cyber warfare

LISBON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for global rules to minimize the impact of electronic warfare on civilians as massive cyber attacks look likely to become the first salvoes in future wars.

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Film at Berlin festival shows 2011 massacre on Norwegian island

BERLIN (Reuters) - Director Erik Poppe says his latest film is part of the healing process in the aftermath of one of Norway's most horrifying events - the massacre of 69 people, many of them teenagers, at a youth camp on the island of Utoya.

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Collect some uranium glass for that peaceful glow

ZURICH (Reuters) - Uranium glass occupies a little-known niche in the collectables world, whose members appreciate its soft color and distinctive glow, which comes from the uranium added as the glass...

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Ice Hockey: Canada crush 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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Ski jumping: Norway soar to victory in team event

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Robert Johansson soared through the night air to land a spectacular final leap that sealed victory for Norway in the men's ski jumping team event at the Alpensia resort on Monday.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

What to Cook: Recipes for a Day Off

Maybe it’s time to rise up against the February dreariness, and make something summery, like Yucatán shrimp or barbecue chicken.

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Shiffrin to miss downhill after combined moved forward

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin has withdrawn from Wednesday’s women's Olympic downhill race after it was announced that the combined event would be brought forward 24 hours to Thursday because of fears of strong winds.

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New acne diagnoses linked to increased depression risk

(Reuters Health) - In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients’ risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 percent compared to the general population, a new study shows.

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Trump's thoughts on other presidents

Iran Aseman Airlines nytimes.com

Iran Plane Crash Leads to Search-and-Rescue Effort at 14,500 Feet

Because of bad weather conditions, the rescue teams have been unable to use helicopters to fly over the crash site, and its members have climbed Mount Dena in search of debris.

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Winston Duke's M'Baku heats up 'Black Panther' fans

He may be a villain in "Black Panther" but fans are loving M'Baku.

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Even Roseanne Barr is throwing shade on Fergie

It's rough when even Roseanne Barr makes jokes about your singing.

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Russian magnate Deripaska to quit roles at his two biggest firms

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska plans to step down as the president of the two companies he controls, aluminum giant Rusal and En+ Group , two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Trump open to improving background checks, spokesman says

President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases, a White House spokesman said Monday, less than a week after the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.

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Iran plane crash site found, state media says

Iranian investigators have located the site of Sunday's plane crash that killed all 65 people on board, state TV reported Monday.

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Colombia coal output down slightly in 2017 to 89.4 million tonnes

BOGOTA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Colombia, the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal, produced 89.4 million tonnes in 2017, down 1.2 percent from output the year before, the Energy and Mining Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

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Deutsche Bank to cut at least 250 investment banking jobs -source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is cutting at least 250 investment banking jobs in locations including London and the United States, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, adding that the figure could rise to as many as 500.

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UPDATE 1-Fibria confirms talks with Suzano over 'alternative strategies' -filing

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian pulpmaker Fibria Celulose SA said Suzano Papel e Celulose SA representatives have contacted its controlling shareholders to discuss "alternative strategies" for the companies, according to a securities filing on Monday.

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Depraved UK academic who blackmailed victims into sending abuse photos jailed for 32 years

LONDON (Reuters) - A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy.

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Survivors tell politicians: Your responses to shooting are 'pathetic'

Two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting slammed politicians' responses to the massacre, calling them "disgusting" and "pathetic" in a Monday morning appearance on CNN's "New Day."

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UPDATE 2-Brazil's BB Seguridade shares fall after profit miss

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian insurance holding company BB Seguridade opened sharply lower after its fourth-quarter profit missed estimates as lower interest rates and a fall in premiums written dragged on its results.

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Speed skating: Norway's Lorentzen edges Korean in photo finish

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norwegian Havard Lorentzen struck gold in the men's 500 meters speed skating at the Gangneung Oval on Monday after edging out South Korea's Cha Min-kyu in a dramatic photo finish.

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Cruz's host family speaks out in first interview

Nikolas Cruz's host family speaks to ABC News about the alleged Florida school shooter.

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World stocks extend global recovery, set for sixth day of gains

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set for a sixth session of gains on Monday, extending a recovery from a selloff sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

Humanitarian Aid nytimes.com

Oxfam Says Workers in Haiti Threatened Witness to Misconduct

After revelations about prostitution, the charity released its 2011 investigative report containing more accusations against staff members.

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Students who survived the Florida shooting say they can no longer endure inaction after gun violence

Anthony Borges, 15, was shot five times during the mass shooting at his high school, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

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BRIEF-Caterpillar Announces Officer Appointment

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BRIEF-Celanese Appoints Scott Richardson As Chief Financial Officer

* CELANESE APPOINTS SCOTT RICHARDSON AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Opinion: Trump should read this every day

The Washington Post reported this month that President Donald Trump "rarely if ever" reads the classified intelligence briefing he gets each morning, in a break with presidential tradition.

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Fergie's sultry National Anthem surprises NBA fans

Singer Fergie delivered a sultry rendition of the National Anthem at the star-studded NBA All-Star Game, which took many by surprise.

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Best photos from the British film awards

See photos from the 2018 BAFTA film awards. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won five statues.

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She was charged $17,850 for a urine test

Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.

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Tears of joy as Bubba wins for first time since 2016

It was quite a weekend for golfer Bubba Watson.

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

How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.

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BRIEF-Worthington Industries Extends Existing $500 Mln Revolving Credit Facility

* WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES EXTENDS EXISTING $500 MILLION REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY

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BRIEF-Funrise And Hasbro Extend Licensing Relationship For Tonka Brand

* FUNRISE INC SAYS CO AND HASBRO ANNOUNCE THEY HAVE EXTENDED THEIR LICENSING RELATIONSHIP FOR TONKA BRAND

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France says committed to Iran deal, will keep talking to European, U.S allies

PARIS (Reuters) - France reaffirmed its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, saying it wanted it to be strictly implemented and was continuing talks with its European and U.S. partners on the program.

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Linde to pay advance '18 div to lay ground for Praxair merger

FRANKFURT, Feb 19 (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde proposed a combined dividend of 7.00 euros ($8.68) share for 2017 and - as advance payment - for parts of 2018 to reconcile its dividend payment pattern with that of prospective merger partner Praxair.

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Siemens, Bombardier considered for Thai airport rail contract - FAZ

FRANKFURT, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Thailand's province of Phuket is in talks with Siemens and Bombardier over a contract to supply a rail connection to the airport, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported.

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Bobsleigh: Canada's Kripps has gold in his sights

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Justin Kripps was closing on his first Olympic gold medal in the two-man bobsleigh final on Monday as German sleds in second and third place threatened to spoil his party with one run left.

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Kremlin dismisses US election indictment

The Russian government denied Monday that it had interfered in the 2016 US election campaign in the Kremlin's first remarks since 13 Russian nationals were indicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud the US.

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New British party inspired by France's Macron seeks to overturn Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - A new British political party inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron's rise to power launched a national electoral campaign on Monday aimed at stopping Brexit.

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Israel's energy minister says gas deal to boost Israel-Egypt ties

JERUSALEM, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Monday that natural gas export deals worth $15 billion signed with Egypt will strengthen bilateral ties.

Robberies and Thefts nytimes.com

American Is Charged With Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb

Michael Rohana was attending an event at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia when he entered a closed exhibition room and vandalized the 2,000-year-old statue, the authorities say.

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Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.

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Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia.

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Indonesia raises aviation warnings after Sumatra volcano emits ash cloud

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) into the air, its biggest eruption this year.

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Trump slams 'insecure' Oprah

President Donald Trump described Oprah Winfrey as "very insecure" and accused her of "biased and slanted" after an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" that addressed his presidency.

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Speed skating: Dutch set Olympic record in team pursuit qualifier

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Defending champions the Netherlands set an Olympic record of 2 minutes and 55.61 seconds in the women's team pursuit quarter-finals on Monday to lead the standings ahead of Japan, Canada and the United States.

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The 22nd-Largest Team at the Olympics: Zamboni Drivers

Recruited primarily from Canada and the United States, they take a particular pride in making sure the ice is just right. The Olympics “are not a place to train people.”

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A Director’s Apology Adds Momentum to South Korea’s #MeToo Movement

“I am ready to take all punishment, including legal responsibilities for my crimes,” said Lee Youn-taek, a prominent theater director accused of sexual harassment.

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UberEATS deliveryman wanted in fatal shooting

(Reuters) - An UberEATS driver was on the run Monday after a man who ordered a meal from the online food delivery service was killed in a late night shooting in Atlanta over the weekend, police told local media.

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Bangladesh says to meet with Myanmar on Rohingya trapped at border

DHAKA (Reuters) - Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet on Tuesday to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between the two countries, Bangladeshi officials said.

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Singapore competition agency to look closer at Uber tie-up with ComfortDelGro

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's competition commission said on Monday it plans to do further in-depth assessment of the tie-up between the city-state's top taxi operator, ComfortDelGro, and Uber [UBER.UL], after an initial review.

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Rule change ends weighty dilemma for athletes

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As if flying off a steep slope at 90km an hour wasn't enough to contend with, ski jumpers used to have to worry about their weight, but a rule change has all but removed eating disorders from the sport, a senior official told Reuters on Monday.

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Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search

LONDON (Reuters) - The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report.

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Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement.

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Donald Trump, Florida, N.B.A. All-Star Game: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Poland spares forest to win EU favor, but damage already done

BIALOWIEZA, Poland (Reuters) - When Poland sought to ease tensions with the European Union by declaring a halt to logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, it did not announce how many trees it had already cut down.

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Op-Ed Contributors: A Better Way to Protect Mueller

Robert Bork, criticized for his role in the Saturday Night Massacre, also made sure the president couldn’t easily fire another special prosecutor.

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Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Israel

Poland's embassy in Tel Aviv was daubed with swastikas on Sunday, a day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki caused outrage by claiming Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust.

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

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.

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How biometrics is giving identities to 'invisible citizens'

Around the globe an estimated 1.1 billion people are unable to prove their identity. They have no official ID -- no passport, no birth certificate, no bank card -- and as a result they're unable to access basic services, such as healthcare.

Athletics and Sports nytimes.com

The Fall Games

New York Times photographers capture the exact moment when Olympians’ hopes crash.

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Sleepless nights for Kramer after 10km failure

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer is still having sleepless nights over his failure in the Olympic 10,000 meters race but is trying to take consolation from his record-breaking 5,000 performance.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: An Irish Flâneur, Greeting the Past on His Present Wanderings

John Banville’s “Time Pieces” takes the acclaimed novelist back to the Dublin of his youth, recalling people and places that still live in his memory.

Teeth and Dentistry nytimes.com

The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well.

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White House Memo: White House Seeks to Move On From Abuse Scandal. But What Did It Learn?

A better-not-to-know approach in the White House allowed the Rob Porter problem to fester and raises questions about whether officials are capable of creating a better system.

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The C.E.O. Who Stood Up to President Trump: Ken Frazier Speaks Out

The head of Merck quit Mr. Trump’s business council after racial violence in Virginia, saying “as a matter of my own personal conscience, I could not remain.”

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City Officials See Progress in Effort to Curb Opioid Deaths

With more treatment, and more police detectives, officials are cautiously optimistic that their efforts are halting the swift rise in fatal overdoses.

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Red Bull launch new F1 car with temporary livery

LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull became the first of Formula One's top three teams to lift the covers off their new-look car on Monday, a week before pre-season testing starts in Spain, but kept some secrets under wraps.

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Thai ex-PM Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met lawmakers from his Puea Thai Party in Hong Kong where he called for party unity ahead of an approaching general election, party members said on Monday.

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Fire damages Tibet's hallowed temple

Fire appears to have engulfed the gilded roof of Tibetan Buddhism's holiest temple, though details on the extent of the damage are scarce even two days later.

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Malawi cholera cases pass 500, eight people dead

BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained.

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Russian Doping Case Rocks Olympic Curling

A Russian may lose his bronze medal after failing a doping test in a sport not accustomed to such high-profile cases, but one that is physically demanding.

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Alibaba, Tencent rally troops amid $10 billion retail battle

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's tech giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd , worth a combined $1 trillion, are on a retail investment binge, forcing merchants to choose sides amid a battle for shoppers' digital wallets.

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Pro-Assad militias to enter Syria's Afrin: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militias allied to the Syrian government will enter the Afrin region within hours, state media reported on Monday, after a reported deal to help Kurdish forces repel a Turkish assault.

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Cambodia discovers nest of critically endangered 'royal turtles'

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Wildlife experts in Cambodia have discovered a nest with 16 eggs built by the nearly extinct "royal turtle", in the first such discovery this year, the non-profit Wildlife Conservation (WCS) Society said on Monday.

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Ice Hockey: U.S. women ease past Finland into final

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. cruised into their third straight women's Olympic ice hockey final on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in the semis with two goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goaltender Maddie Rooney.

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BRIEF-Comfortdelgro-Uber Proposed JV Enters Second Phase Of Competition Commission Review

* COMFORTDELGRO-UBER PROPOSED JOINT VENTURE TO ENTER PHASE 2 OF COMPETITION COMMISSION'S DELIBERATION

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After Fighting for His Life, a Freestyle Skier Is Ready for Some Luck

Torin Yater-Wallace, a 22-year-old from Colorado, has spent much of the last few years recovering from a devastating run of injuries and other health woes.

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Singapore Refining Company completes new gasoline clean fuels facility

* Singapore Refining Company said on Monday that it has completed a new $500 million gasoline clean fuels facility and cogeneration plant at its Jurong Island refinery

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Poland's coal imports from U.S. rose five-fold in 2017

WARSAW, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Poland's coal imports from the United States jumped five-fold last year to 839,000 tonnes due to shortages on the domestic market, data from the state-run ARP agency, which monitors the Polish coal market, showed.

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Ice Hockey: Women's tournament to grow by two for Beijing Games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's ice hockey tournament at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will expand from eight to 10 teams, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Monday.

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Hundreds of creatures hidden in Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is one of the world's most reproduced and reinterpreted paintings -- but no one has done it quite like Japanese artist Keita Sagaki.

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BRIEF-Unicredit Enters Into Collaboration With Alibaba.com

* SAYS HAS ENTERED INTO A COLLABORATION TO SUPPORT ITALIAN EXPORTERS WITH ALIBABA.COM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Philippines says suspect Islamist militant recruiter arrested

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces have arrested a foreigner suspected of recruiting domestic fighters for pro-Islamic State militant groups, including an alliance that occupied a southern city for five months last year, police said on Monday.

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South Korea's Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on government to help workers

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday General Motors Co's (GM) decision to shut down a factory south of Seoul will hurt that region, and called upon his administration to take measures to boost economic activity there.

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Alpine skiing: Frenchman Faivre kicked out of Games for lack of team spirit

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - French Alpine skier Mathieu Faivre, the boyfriend of Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, has been sent home from the Games after saying he did not care about medals won by his team mates and was only concerned with his own success.

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Ice hockey: Unified Korean team could be Beijing-bound

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The prospect of seeing a unified Korean women's ice hockey team return to action at the 2022 Winter Olympics would be welcomed by International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), who believe it would keep alive the message of peace and hope.

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UPDATE 2-S.Korea's Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on govt to help workers

* Moon asks govt for job measures to offset GM plant shutdown move

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Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death for joining IS

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi court has sentenced a Turkish woman to death by hanging for joining Islamic State, a spokesman for the criminal court in Baghdad said in a statement on Monday.

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Premier of tiny Saarland new secretary general of Merkel's CDU: paper

BERLIN (Reuters) - Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, premier in the tiny western state of Saarland, is to take over as secretary general of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday.

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Iran continues search for missing plane, no wreckage found yet

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Iranian rescue teams were still trying to locate the wreckage of a plane on Monday a day after it crashed with 65 people on board, as glacial temperatures and mountainous terrain hampered their search.

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ExxonMobil acquires 2.5 pct stake in the BTC oil pipeline

BAKU, Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has acquired 2.5 percent stake in the Azeri Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline from CIECO, a subsidary of Itochu, an ExxonMobil official said on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug wins key lung cancer approval

* Rival BMS, Merck, Roche drugs approved for later disease (Adds shares, analyst reaction)

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What to Do With a Day Off

Step one: Give yourself permission to actually take the day off.

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BRIEF-Morphosys And Galapagos Present Results From Phase 1 Study With Mor106

* SAID ON SATURDAY MORPHOSYS AND GALAPAGOS PRESENT RESULTS FROM A PHASE 1 STUDY WITH MOR106 IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS AS LATE-BREAKING ABSTRACT

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Trump blasts Oprah over 60 Minutes episode

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS's 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race.

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Iran, Deeply Embedded in Syria, Expands ‘Axis of Resistance’

Iran is training thousands of militiamen in Syria and deploying drones and precision weapons. Its goal, say analysts: a united front in any war with Israel.

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Alpine skiing: Vonn joins other top names in shunning team event

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Alpine skiing team event looks like lacking in star quality when it makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang this week after Lindsey Vonn became the latest high-profile athlete to say she probably won't be taking part.

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Duchess opts for green as black dresses sweep awards event

The Duchess of Cambridge's outfit at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards Sunday may have contained a subtle nod of solidarity to those speaking out on gender issues.

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Marches are being planned around the US to pressure Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer

As survivors of Wednesday's school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being planned around the country to amplify the students' message that action must be taken to end gun violence.

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Quake shakes Mexicans out of bed, alarms sound in capital

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck southern Mexico early on Monday, sending frightened residents into the streets as seismic alarms echoed across the capital, although there were no immediate reports of damage.

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India's federal investigators close bank branch at heart of fraud

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian investigators closed down a branch of a state-run bank that is at the heart of a $1.77 billion fraud and questioned more of its employees as they probed the biggest scam in the country's banking history, police sources said on Monday.

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As China's Year of the Dog begins, imperial Pekingese breed is scarce

BEIJING (Reuters) - For centuries, owning the flat-faced Pekingese dog was a luxury to be enjoyed only by China's royal family.

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Asian shares extend global recovery as volatility subsides

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares gained on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that was sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

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Figure skating: Wardrobe malfunction affects ice dancers

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis on Monday was hit by a wardrobe malfunction in her costume at the start of her Olympic short dance program that threatened to bring the whole thing down.

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Oxfam releases internal 2011 report into Haiti prostitution claims

Oxfam has for the first time publicly released its internal report into the 2011 Haiti prostitution scandal which has badly damaged the British charity's reputation around the world.

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LeBron James triumphant in a new NBA All-Star Game format

A team led by LeBron James prevailed against a squad headed by rival Stephen Curry on Sunday night, 148-145, in the league's first player-drafted NBA All-Star Game.

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Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruise

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Carnival Corp , the world's largest cruise operator, said on Monday it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed.

Blacks nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Attacking the ‘Woke’ Black Vote

The Russia indictment shows that black folks had unwanted hands on their backs, nudging them toward apathy.

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Australian lawmaker's online gun picture post sparks police review

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian federal police were on Monday investigating a social media post by a government lawmaker that showed him aiming a gun and taunting left-wing green supporters.

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Europe Edition: Russia, Benjamin Netanyahu, Turkey: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Figure skating: Record-breaking Virtue, Moir dance into first place

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made a perfect start in their bid to add another Olympic medal to the four they already possess by breaking their own short program world record to skate clear of the field on Monday.

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Alpine skiing: Venier sets women's downhill pace with Goggia, Vonn on her tail

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Stephanie Venier set the fastest time in second training for the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics on Monday but race favorites Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn were close behind.

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Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids

Beyond facilitating a $130,000 payment to silence a porn star, Donald Trump’s lawyer spent years making aggressive behind-the-scenes efforts to protect him.

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Great photos from the All-Star Game

See photos from the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, which is taking place in Los Angeles.

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Alpine skiing: Vonn to defy online 'bullies'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Abuse on social media would not silence Lindsey Vonn from voicing her own personal political opinions or stop her from engaging with her fans online, the American has said.