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METALS-LME copper slips as dollar gains in holiday-thinned trade

MELBOURNE, Feb 19 (Reuters) - London metals started the week lower on Monday as a resurgent dollar dragged down prices from one-month highs hit the session before and the Lunar New Year holidays reduced liquidity. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper had slipped by 0.6 percent to $7,189 a tonne by 0104 GMT, erasing small gains from the previous session when prices hit the highest since Jan. 15 at $7,253. Volumes were exceptionally light across the complex with

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Russian medalist leaves Games amid doping probe: official

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian curling medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has left the Olympic village and surrendered his accreditation after being suspected of testing positive for a banned substance, a Russian Olympic delegation official said on Monday.

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PRECIOUS-Gold prices inch up on weaker dollar

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged up on Monday on a softer U.S. dollar and as investors bought the yellow metal as a hedge against inflation. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,350.51 an ounce at 0120 GMT. It hit a three-week high oft $1,361.76 on Friday. * The metal rose 2.4 percent last week, its best weekly gain since the week ended Sept. 1. * U.S. gold futures slipped 0.2 percent to $1,353.10 per ounce. * The dollar index , w

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BRIEF-Algae.Tec Enters Commercial Supply & Collaboration Deal With Seachem Laboratories Inc

* ENTERS EXCLUSIVE COMMERCIAL SUPPLY & COLLABORATION DEAL WITH SEACHEM LABORATORIES INC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Finding a Lock of George Washington’s Hair, and a Link to American History

A librarian going through a book at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., found a thin envelope that may add to the odd history of a founding father’s hair.

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Asian shares extend global recovery, volatility subsides

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

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares extend global recovery, volatility subsides

TOKYO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked up on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that stemmed from fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

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Uber Eats driver suspected of killing customer

An Uber Eats driver is suspected of shooting and killing a customer Saturday night in Atlanta, police said.

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Trump tweet angers survivors

Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting laid into President Donald Trump after he linked the FBI's failure to follow up on a report about the school shooter and the resources expended on the Russia investigation.

Documentary Films and Programs nytimes.com

Cultured Traveler: Retracing America’s Musical Canvas

In the 3-D film “America’s Musical Journey,” the singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc takes viewers on an exuberant exploration of the country’s creative roots.

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Motor racing: Dillon wins crash-marred Dayton 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Field Level Media) - Austin Dillon saw his opportunity and took it to win the 60th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

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Athletics: Coleman breaks world record in 60 metres, runs 6.34 seconds

(Reuters) - World silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the world record in the 60 metres when he ran 6.34 seconds at the U.S. indoor national championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday.

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BRIEF-Droneshield Updates on Certification Of Droneshield LLC

* UNITED STATES DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY CERTIFIED DRONESHIELD LLC UNDER UNITED STATES / CANADA JOINT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM DD2345 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for women's rights in the entertainment industry take center stage.

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Lego builds foundations in China classrooms as old markets slow

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is hoping to build a following with Chinese parents by promoting its place in the classroom as well as the toy box.

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Golf: Bubba joins Palmer, Hogan as three-times Los Angeles winner

(Reuters) - Bubba Watson acknowledged he had thoughts of retirement last year after a form slump but they were put on hold after his two-stroke victory at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Eyes wide shut: the $1.8 billion Indian bank fraud that went unnoticed

By Krishna N. Das, Aditya Kalra, Devidutta Tripathy and Tom Lasseter

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Oaxaca requests aid after strong Mexico quake damages 1,000 homes

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca requested federal emergency funds on Sunday to supply food, shelter and health services in more than 30 municipalities battered by last week's powerful quake in a region still reeling from temblors in September.

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Japan's Mizuho sees pickup in U.S. M&A lending after tax cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc sees a pickup in overseas lending after a slowdown last year in the United States, where a recently enacted corporate tax cut is widely expected to spur mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

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Trump says FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe, draws criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S presidential election, drawing sharp criticism for saying an excessive focus on Russia led investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly school shooting in Florida.

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'Three Billboards' takes top BAFTA

Director Martin McDonagh's bleak drama about a mother's quest for answers about her daughter's murder struck a nerve with British Academy of Film and Television Arts voters.

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How assassination plot ended in mutiny

They were supposed to be a top-secret assassination squad tasked with attacking the residence of North Korea's then-leader Kim Il Sung.

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Swastikas Discovered at Polish Embassy in Israel After ‘Jewish Perpetrators’ Comment

The obscene graffiti followed a remark by the Polish prime minister defending a new law criminalizing suggestions that Poland was a perpetrator of the Holocaust.

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Motor racing: Patrick crashes out as her NASCAR career ends

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - For Danica Patrick, it was a proud but sad ending to her NASCAR career.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Spending Bill Sets Path to Fix a Looming Pension Crisis

The sprawling agreement to boost government spending quietly included a step toward defusing what could be a financial time bomb for 1.5 million retirees.

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Chanel, Farfetch pair up for digital push at fashion label's stores

PARIS (Reuters) - French couture house Chanel has taken a minority stake in London-based online retailer Farfetch, the companies said on Monday, as part of a tie-up to develop digital services such as chats to connect the label's clients with store assistants.

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BRIEF-Samsung Engineering wins $1.03 bln order to build oil refining plant

* Says awarded 1.1 trillion won ($1.03 billion) contract to build an oil refining plant in Oman

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Netanyahu blasts media 'witch hunt' as police announce new investigation

In a pre-emptive strike, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed media "pressure" for a new police investigation, less than a week after police said they had enough evidence to indict the Israeli leader for corruption in two separate cases.

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See the full list of BAFTA winners

The 71st British Academy Film Awards were presented Sunday.

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German carmakers in a spin ahead of diesel ban ruling

FRANKFURT/BERLIN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A court will decide on Thursday whether German cities can ban heavily polluting cars, potentially wiping hundreds of millions of euros off the value of diesel cars on the country's roads.

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Global dividends hit record of $1.25 trln in 2017, more to come

MILAN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Global dividends rose 7.7 percent to an all-time high of $1.25 trillion (1 trillion euros) last year boosted by a buoyant world economy and rising corporate confidence, Janus Henderson said on Monday, predicting another record year ahead.

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Family Who Took Florida Suspect In: ‘We Just Didn’t Know’

When the Snead family invited Nikolas Cruz to live with them, they said, they knew he was troubled and owned guns, but had no inkling of the deadly violence to come.

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Rick Gates will plead guilty to fraud-related charges in the next few days, the LA Times reports

Former Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates has agreed to testify against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and will plead guilty to fraud related charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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

Op-Ed Columnist: Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

He either believes Putin’s denials, or more likely, is afraid of what the Russians have on him.

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

The Interpreter: Russian Meddling Was a Drop in an Ocean of American-made Discord

It does not take much to get Americans to turn against one another. Partisan polarization was well underway before Moscow got involved.

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BRIEF-Austal Wins US$15 Mln Contract For Guided Missile Frigate FFG(X) Concept Design

* AWARDED US$15 MILLION DOLLAR FIXED PRICE CONTRACT FOR GUIDED MISSILE FRIGATE FFG(X) CONCEPT DESIGN

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Not seen in Pyeongchang: NHL players or wooden sticks

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Twenty-four years ago, the last time the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament was played without NHL players, Peter Forsberg won gold for Sweden in dramatic fashion, beating Canadian goalie Corey Hirsch in the sudden-death round of a shoot out.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Dzongsar Monastery Journal: A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

When a uniformed police officer showed up at the monastery, a reporting trip to write about Tibetan traditions turned into something else.

Fact Check nytimes.com

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims, ‘I Never Said Russia Did Not Meddle’

Here are eight times President Trump has rejected or otherwise doubted that Moscow had a role in interfering with the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump: FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

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They took him in after his adoptive mom died and knew he was depressed. They didn't see a massacre coming.

The family that took in Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said they knew he was lonely, depressed and a bit odd but saw no warning signs of a coming massacre.

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23 passengers removed from cruise ship after brawls

Authorities have removed 23 passengers from a Carnival Cruise Line ship in Australia after a series of brawls, New South Wales police and Carnival said in statements.

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Surveillance video shows gunman after shooting

New surveillance shows the suspect in the Florida school massacre walking down the street moments after the shooting. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

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Japan's Mizuho sees pickup in US M&A lending after tax cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc sees a pickup in overseas lending after a slowdown last year in the United States, where a recently enacted corporate tax cut is widely expected to spur mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

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Asia and Australia Edition: Iran, Russia, Olympics: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Stunned by massacre, U.S. students demand tighter gun controls

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by last week's bloodiest high school shooting in U.S. history, students across the country were mobilizing on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida officials contemplated when to reopen their badly shaken school.

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Stars join forces with activists on BAFTA awards red carpet

LONDON (Reuters) - Women's rights activists walked the red carpet with some of British cinema's biggest female stars at the BAFTA film awards on Sunday, the latest salvo in a campaign against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

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‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths

“Black Panther” arrived to a record-setting $218 million in Presidents’ Day weekend ticket sales in North America and a global total of $387 million.

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Let's value our children like the treasure they are

The day after the horrific massacre in Parkland, Florida, as I entered my high-rise office, it dawned on me that the building's lobby has six guards, several armed, and that I have to swipe my key card at three checkpoints to reach my office. Later that day, I visited my bank and quickly noticed two armed guards, plus additional security cameras.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

As Victims Are Mourned in Florida, a Search for Solace, and Action

Funerals and worship services after the shooting in Parkland, Fla., saw grief expressed in anguish, fury and a call to faith. “Our world is broken,” one pastor said, “but Jesus is not.”

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Opinion: For Mueller, this is only the beginning

Special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities marks a major turning point in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Jittery U.S. bond market braces for supply wave

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bond investors, who have been on edge over signs of growing inflation and a possibly more aggressive Federal Reserve, will have their work cut out for them as the U.S. government seeks to sell $258 billion worth of debt this coming week.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Let My Classmates’ Deaths Be in Vain

I am a freshman at the high school where 17 people were killed. If you have a heart, you need to advocate for change so this never happens again.

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Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar final to get back into top 10

(Reuters) - Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova stormed back into the world's top 10 for the first time since being stabbed just over two years ago when she beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the Qatar Open final on Sunday for her second title of the season.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

For Parents of Shooting Victims, a Support Network That Keeps Growing

Those who have lost children in earlier tragedies will reach out to the newest grieving parents to console, advise and often recruit them to the gun control cause.

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Bill Gates says he should pay 'significantly higher' taxes

Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts.

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'Bad guy' Russia emerges as central player in Western diplomacy

MUNICH (Reuters) - European and U.S. officials divided over U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policy found common cause this weekend in decrying what they say is Russia's covert campaign to undermine Western democracies.

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Five killed in attack on church in Russia's Dagestan: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man in Russia's southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd leaving a church on Sunday, killing five people and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies reported, citing the local health ministry.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Out of Prison, Fiancée in Kayak Case Says, ‘I’m Not Heartless’

Nearly three years after her arrest in the drowning death of her fiancé, Angelika Graswald speaks publicly about the case that drew widespread attention.

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Are our elections in danger?

Election security has come under scrutiny over the last year -- and deservedly so. The 2016 election opened our eyes to how new technologies we rushed to purchase after the butterfly ballots and hanging chads of the 2000 election created new vulnerabilities hard to imagine at the time.

Environmental Protection Agency nytimes.com

E.P.A. Chief Pruitt Postpones Trip to Israel Amid Scrutiny of High-Priced Travel

The trip, which already had been postponed once before, was intended to focus on water issues. The agency declined to give a reason for the delay.

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Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

RAMON CRATER, Israel (Reuters) - A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel's Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel's Science and Technology Ministry said.

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Wilde's struggle has echoes in some countries today, says "Happy Prince" director Everett

BERLIN (Reuters) - British actor Rupert Everett said his Berlinale entry about the exile of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in the 1890s was an expression of homosexuals' tragedy which is still present in some parts of the world today.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

News Analysis: U.S. Revives Concerns About European Defense Plans, Rattling NATO Allies

After pressing European nations to spend more on their security, Americans now worry that their projects could weaken the Atlantic alliance and block U.S. defense contractors from deals.

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Walkout planned to protest gun violence

Women's March organizers are encouraging students, teachers and their allies to walk out of schools on March 14 to protest gun violence.

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EPA chief postpones trip after reports of expensive travel

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has postponed a planned visit to Israel following criticism for taking expensive flights on the taxpayer dollar, an EPA spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

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Sen. apologizes to former staffer's ex-wives

The ex-wives of Rob Porter, a White House aide who recently resigned over domestic abuse allegations, say they have received letters of apology from Porter's old boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who previously defended his former staffer as a "decent man."

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SpaceX to test high-speed internet project

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Opinion: 'Black Panther' inspires more than African Americans

The box-office success of "Black Panther" gives me hope that one day my minority group, Arab Americans and Muslims, will see a superhero from our community on the big screen.

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Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

A Russian curler who won a bronze medal in Pyeongchang has failed a preliminary doping test, complicating Russia’s efforts to move past a vast, state-backed cheating scheme.

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Turkey denies allegation of chemical attack in Syria

MUNICH (Reuters) - Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region.

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Analysis: Trump's Russia delusion bubbles over

President Donald Trump has long been obsessed with the idea that the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is really nothing more than a political scheme to rob him of the credit he so rightly deserves for winning that race. Over the last 24 hours, however, that obsession has been tuned up a notch, with Trump unleashing a series of bitter tweets attacking even his own top advisers and agencies for their alleged complicity in this narrative.

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Stelter debunks pro-Trump media talking points

After Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced indictments of Russians in US election meddling, CNN's Brian Stelter says pro-Trump media outlets are being dishonest in their talking points.

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Skiers caught in Swiss avalanche rescued: police

VIENNA (Reuters) - Two skiers who were caught in an avalanche in Switzerland near the border with France have been rescued with only minor injuries, police in the canton of Valais said on Sunday.

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Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory.

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Federer cruises past Dimitrov to claim Rotterdam title

(Reuters) - Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings with his second title of the season, swatting aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday.

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Leading SPD mayors back coalition with Merkel, poll shows

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading Social Democrat (SPD) mayors favor joining a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a poll showed on Sunday, boosting the prospects of the center-left party backing the alliance in a ballot starting this week.

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In boost to reform, Saudi Arabia's cabinet approves bankruptcy law

DUBAI/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's cabinet has approved a bankruptcy law, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, giving a boost to efforts to make the kingdom more enticing to investors.

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'Black Panther' Smashes Records With $218 Million at Holiday Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday.

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All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

DUBAI (Reuters) - All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.

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Billion dollar diamond fraud case puts India's state banks in focus

By Krishna N. Das, Aditya Kalra, Devidutta Tripathy and Tom Lasseter

Holocaust and the Nazi Era nytimes.com

Netanyahu to Iran: ‘Do Not Test Israel’s Resolve’

Brandishing what he said was part of an Iranian drone shot down by the Israeli military, the prime minister warned in a speech in Munich against crossing Israel’s “red lines.”

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Instead of outlining ways to protect us from shootings or election tampering, Trump makes it all about himself

President Donald Trump, ensconced in his opulent private club of Mar-a-Lago this weekend, had a screed of combative thoughts.

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2 Gazans killed in Israeli airstrike after bomb injures 4 Israeli soldiers

Two Palestinians in Gaza were killed Saturday night in Israeli airstrikes after four Israeli soldiers were wounded by an explosive device along the Gaza border.

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Record-breaking weekend for 'Black Panther'

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Second Afghan Governor Defies Kabul Order to Resign, Adding to U.S. Headache

The refusal by Abdul Karim Khadam, who leads Samangan Province, to step down deepened a political schism between President Ashraf Ghani and regional leaders.

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

Trump Blames Obama and Democrats for Failing to Stop Russian Meddling

The president seemed to embrace the idea that sowing discord in American politics had been Russia’s aim, after previously saying little to acknowledge a threat.

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Estonia calls for EU to spend more for defense in border states

MUNICH (Reuters) - Estonia, worried about a continued Russian military buildup, on Sunday called for the European Union to spend more on the defense of its external borders.

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Trump: 'They are laughing their asses off in Moscow'

President Donald Trump says Russians are "laughing their asses off in Moscow" for the way Washington has handled the Russia investigations, following the Department of Justice's charges against Russian nationals last week for interfering in the 2016 election.

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India's Reliance, global tech firms to invest $9.3 billion in industrial area

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Reliance Industries Ltd and global technology companies will invest 600 billion rupees ($9.34 billion) over 10 years to set up an integrated industrial area in the western state of Maharashtra, the company's chairman Mukesh Ambani said.

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Inside the massacre, moment by moment

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Bill Gates: I need to pay higher taxes

Microsoft founder Bill Gates says that even though he's paid over $10 billion in taxes, he believes he -- and other people of wealth -- should be required to pay higher taxes.

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Exclusive: For now, U.S. wants Europeans just to commit to improve Iran deal

WASHINGTON/PARIS/MUNICH (Reuters) - The United States has sketched out a path under which three key European allies would simply commit to try to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return for U.S. President Donald Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing U.S. sanctions relief in May.

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Ice hockey: Canadian men beat South Korea 4-0 and get bye to quarters

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's men's ice hockey team beat South Korea 4-0 on Sunday to secure a bye into the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament.

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Refugees' stories inspire filmmakers at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN (Reuters) - Migration, an issue that has vexed Germany since its 2015 refugee crisis, proved fertile ground for filmmakers at this year's Berlin Film Festival where they showcased movies looking at refugees' stories of escape, arrival and integration.

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Swastikas, slurs daubed on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM/WARSAW (Reuters) - Swastikas and profanities were daubed on the entrance to Poland's embassy in Israel on Sunday after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews, as well as Poles and others, were among perpetrators of the Nazi Holocaust.

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India's Reliance, global tech firms to invest $9.3 bln in industrial area

MUMBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) - India's Reliance Industries Ltd and global technology companies will invest 600 billion rupees ($9.34 billion) over 10 years to set up an integrated industrial area in the western state of Maharashtra, the company's chairman Mukesh Ambani said.

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Trump accuses FBI of 'spending too much time' on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented the deadly school shooting in Florida last week.

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UPDATE 4-All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

* Rescue helicopters to search crash site due to bad weather (Adds airline s65 on board, search continues, relatives' quote)

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Freestyle skiing: Lillis dons late brother's ski suit in his memory

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American world champion Jonathon Lillis took to the hill for the Olympic aerials final on Sunday wearing the ski suit of his late brother Mikey, who died in October at the age of 17.

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Kasich: 'No confidence' in Congress to act on guns

Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich said the deadly school shooting on Wednesday should be a rallying moment for the nation on guns, but that he predicted Congress would not live up to the task.

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Kasich questions access to AR-15 rifle

In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) calls for common sense gun laws in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 people dead.

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Sunny days for the economy can't last forever

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Biathlon: Fourcade wins biathlon to make French record

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Martin Fourcade became France's most successful Olympian of all time on Sunday with a brilliant display of shooting and skiing to win the men's 15km mass start biathlon race in a photo finish at the Alpensia resort for his fourth Olympic gold.

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Luiten staves off Wood to claim Oman Open title

(Reuters) - Joost Luiten of the Netherlands outplayed England's Chris Wood on the final stretch of the Oman Open to claim a two-shot win and his sixth European Tour title at Al Mouj Golf on Sunday.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Brendan Cox, Husband of Murdered U.K. Lawmaker, Resigns Over Abuse Accusations

The husband of Jo Cox stepped down from two charities created in her memory over allegations of inappropriate conduct from 2015.

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Rallying: Neuville leads championship after Sweden win

(Reuters) - Hyundai's Thierry Neuville took the lead in the world rally championship from Sebastien Ogier after winning in Sweden on Sunday.

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Democratic rep. to Trump: You're a 'psychopath' for making this about you

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) called President Trump a psychopath on Twitter after Trump suggested there is a link between the FBI missing a tip on the Florida school shooter and the Russia investigation.

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Film at Berlin fest examines how Islamic State jihadists recruit European brides

BERLIN (Reuters) - A movie at the Berlin film festival that looks at how Islamic State fighters recruit young European women online highlights the dangers of using the internet, the actress in the starring role told Reuters.

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Father who forgave son for family's murder asks Texas to spare his life

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man who survived a deadly domestic attack hatched by his son is pushing the state to grant clemency to the condemned man, although it has never spared a death row inmate solely at the formal request of the victim's family.

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Russian medalist at Games suspected of doping: source

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia's efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal.

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Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire'

MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating his country's position that Tehran was the world's greatest threat.

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Poland PM's comments on 'Jewish perpetrators' not Holocaust denial: government statement

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's government said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's comments saying Jews were perpetrators in World War Two as well as Poles and others, which were condemned by Israel, were not intended to deny the Holocaust.

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Saudi Arabia welcomes push for U.N. action against Iran on missiles

MUNICH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group.

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Fans kicked out of hockey game for shouting 'basketball' at black player

A group of fans were removed from a game in Chicago on Saturday night for remarks aimed at Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly.

Actors and Actresses nytimes.com

The Return of the Artistic Company

Why has this generation of stage, television and cinematic impresarios found new resonance in the troupe, an old form of communalism?

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Second Afghan governor defies President Ghani

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A second Afghan provincial governor defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him on Sunday, deepening a political crisis that has underlined the weakness of the Western-backed government in Kabul.

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All 66 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

DUBAI (Reuters) - All 66 passengers and crew were believed to have been killed in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday, an airline spokesman said, after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.

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UPDATE 3-All 66 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

* Rescue helicopters unable to land due to bad weather (Adds Khamenei, Rouhani statement, details, background)

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Survivors turn grief into action

The survivors of the Florida school shooting are turning their grief into action with a message to lawmakers: Address gun reform now.

Alpine Skiing nytimes.com

Ski Ace Ted Ligety Bows Out of Olympics. Will It Be for Good?

Although he changed the sport, he finished 15th in the giant slalom on Sunday, well behind the gold medal winner, Marcel Hirscher of Austria.

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Tarnished? Olympic brand mints money like never before

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A long-running Russian doping scandal. Corruption scams. Major cities say 'no' to staging the Olympics Games.

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Florida, Mueller, Olympics: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

de Blasio, Bill nytimes.com

Homelessness, Step by Step

New York City makes it hard to enter shelters, and the housing market makes it hard to leave them. The process has many phases — the stages of homelessness.

Curling nytimes.com

Olympic Curlers Are Buff Now, and Have the Calendars to Prove It

A (sculpted) arms race has erupted as athletes in the ice sport with the brooms seek any competitive advantage. Oh, and there is a Men of Curling calendar now.

vis-photo nytimes.com

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Fleeing crime and economic crisis, more than half a million Venezuelans have entered Colombia, with many homeless, begging for food and suffering abuse.

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Plane crashes in Iran with 66 aboard, report says

A passenger plane flying from Tehran with 66 people aboard crashed in central Iran, local media reported Sunday.

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All 66 passengers, crew believed dead after plane crashes in central Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - All 66 passengers and crew aboard a plane that crashed in central Iran on Sunday were believed to have been killed, state media reported.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters nytimes.com

Plane Crash in Iran Kills 66 in Foggy, Mountainous Area

Aseman Airlines said a turboprop plane carrying 60 passengers and six crew members had flown into a mountain, killing all aboard.

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Software may have helped Daimler pass U.S. emissions tests: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. investigators probing Mercedes maker Daimler have found that its cars were equipped with software which may have help them to pass diesel emissions tests, a German newspaper reported on Sunday, citing confidential documents.

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Gazit-Globe sells more Regency Centers shares for $101 mln

* Israeli real estate developer Gazit-Globe Ltd said on Sunday it sold another 1.03 percent, or 1.76 million shares, in Regency Centers Corp for $101 million.

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Israel strikes Gaza after soldiers hurt, two Palestinians dead

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed two Palestinian teenagers in Gaza, local health officials said on Sunday, after Israel launched attacks against 18 targets belonging to militant groups in the enclave in response to an explosion that wounded four Israeli soldiers.

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India's City Union Bank CEO says suffered cyber hack via SWIFT system

MUMBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) - India's City Union Bank said on Sunday that "cyber criminals" had hacked its systems and transferred nearly $2 million through three unauthorised remittances to lenders overseas via the SWIFT financial platform.

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Trump slams FBI's handling of tip on Florida school shooter

President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI late Saturday, describing its failure to follow up on a tip about Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz as "very sad."

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Opinion: The consequences of inaction in Syria are about to become alarmingly clear

Over the past few weeks, the shadow cast by Syria's conflict has been growing longer and darker.

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Rapper gives out $1M in music video

Rapper Drake's music video for his song "God's Plan" shows him donating the video's nearly $1 million budget to people throughout Miami.

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Australia's PM in damage control as scandal undermines deputy

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull brushed aside suggestions of a rift in his coalition government on Sunday, saying there were "no issues" between the Liberal and National parties in the wake of a sex scandal that has swamped Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

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Freestyle skiing: Kenworthy seals tough Games with long-awaited kiss

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four years after being too scared to make a public display of affection at Sochi, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday and was thrilled it was broadcast to the world.

Car Services and Livery Cabs nytimes.com

When Calling an Uber Can Pay Off for Cities and States

New taxes and fees on ride-hailing services have raised millions of dollars for transportation, infrastructure, and even public schools.

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South Korea's Ko wins Women's Australian Open wire-to-wire

(Reuters) - Ko Jin-young ignored persistent screeching by a flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos on Sunday to record an emphatic wire-to-wire victory at the Handa Women's Australian Open in Adelaide.

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Leftist and young buck lead as Mexico parties make presidential picks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's political parties will formally choose presidential candidates on Sunday, setting the stage for a race between a leftist holding a strong lead, a young leader of a right-left coalition catching up, and a trailing ruling party candidate.

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Rio de Janeiro Games legacy incomplete, says IOC

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Some venues for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic are decaying as Brazil has so far fallen short of its own legacy plans for sports facilities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday.

Speedskating nytimes.com

Far From the Games, a Canadian Skater Says Russia Cost Him a Spot

How doping in Russia and a protracted investigative process helped deny William Dutton a ticket to the Olympics.

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Republicans face first test of tax cuts' power to sway voters

WASHINGTON, Penn (Reuters) - Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last year.

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Tracking Putin's shadow army

There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria. CNN's Fred Pleitgen exposes links between Oligarch Prigozhin and Russian paramilitary company Wagner in Russia and Syria.

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U.S. still unsure who directed Syria attack, despite Russian dead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved.

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Cyclone Kelvin lashes West Australia, no damage reported to mines, gas projects

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tropical Cyclone Kelvin hit the resource-rich north coast of Western Australia on Sunday, lashing it with strong winds and causing floods that could cut the main highway for up to two weeks.

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Bobsleigh: Upbeat Jamaicans can't wait for their moment in the sun

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Jamaican reggae musician Chronixx has been providing the soundtrack to the country's first women's bobsleigh team at the Pyeongchang Games, not only serving as inspiration but underscoring some of the drama surrounding them.

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US airstrikes killed dozens of Russians in Syria, but Moscow is reluctant to discuss it

There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January, when the airman was hailed as a hero by the Defense Ministry, Moscow appears to wish this story would go away.

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Careem acquires Middle East online restaurant listing platform, to trial food delivery

DUBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Careem, a Middle East competitor to Uber Technologies, said on Sunday it had acquired RoundMenu and would start trialing food delivery services through the restaurant listing and reservation online platform this month.

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On Olympics: Why the Pyeongchang Games Are Different From All the Others

South Korea has imprinted its iridescent style on the Olympics, making it a feast for the senses, with bold food, bright colors and brash graphics.

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Threatened and vilified, but Philippine lawyer says he wants 'death squad president' in court

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine attorney Jude Sabio says he hasn't been home for a year, steers clear of public events and is forever looking over his shoulder after accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity.

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Since Parkland, at least 12 incidents involving threats and weapons at schools are reported

Since the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Valentine's Day, there have been at least 12 reports of other incidents involving a threat to a school or a weapon on a school campus.

Teenagers and Adolescence nytimes.com

Big City: Cool-Looking and Sweet, Juul Is a Vice Teens Can’t Resist

The e-cigarettes, in flavors like Mango and Fruit Medley, offer rebellion in a sharply designed package that appeals to a driven generation.

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U.S.-based Russian news outlet registers as foreign agent

(Reuters) - U.S.-based Russian news outlet RIA Global LLC has registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Justice Department, the fourth Russian-linked media company to do so since November under pressure from the U.S. government.

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Houston stuns Kendricks for U.S. pole vault title

(Reuters) - Scott Houston upset world pole vault champion Sam Kendricks while Christian Coleman stayed on course in the 60 metres at the U.S. indoor championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday.

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Macy's is now selling hijabs

American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured hijabs.

Niger nytimes.com

What a Soldier Killed in Niger Left Behind

Jenna was relieved when her boyfriend, a U.S. Special Forces soldier, told her he was deploying to Africa, rather than to a war zone like Iraq or Afghanistan. When he was killed in an ambush in Niger, she was left with the fragments of their imagined future.

Conflicts of Interest nytimes.com

President or Luxury Towers: Either Way, Trump Is the Rage in India

President Trump’s eldest son is headed to India on a sales trip for the family’s real estate business. Indians are star-struck by a family both rich and famous.

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Student: I have aged decades in a matter of days

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School deliver powerful speeches demanding action and accountability from politicians.

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How did the Russians allegedly interfere?

CNN's Polo Sandoval examines methods allegedly used by Russians to interfere in the 2016 US election.

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Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: media

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of fatally shooting 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, newspapers said on Saturday.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

In Japan, a Liberal Maverick Is Seeking to Lead a Conservative Party

Taro Kono, a U.S.-educated political blue blood who has made a name as a liberal nonconformist, is positioning himself to one day replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry and somber rally, but attendees at a nearby gun show said firearms could not be blamed for the massacre.

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Other viruses found to cause Zika-like damage to fetuses

In 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus caused birth defects in babies born to women who had been infected while pregnant. This was the first mosquito-borne disease known to cause birth defects.

Alpine Skiing nytimes.com

Men’s Giant Slalom Live Results: Marcel Hirscher Aims for Second Gold

The Austrian Hirscher, the best skier in the world, will be favored to add the giant slalom title to his combined event gold. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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Golf: Bubba back in business with one-shot lead in Los Angeles

(Reuters) - Bubba Watson, back in business with a new ball on a course where he has won twice before, took the third-round lead at the Genesis Open on Saturday as a large pack queued up close behind.

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The President tweets that the special counsel's indictments show that Russian meddling had no effect on the outcome of the election

The White House continues to vehemently deny collusion with Russia a day after multiple indictments of Russian nationals and entities were announced by the Justice Department in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Gun Control nytimes.com

In Florida, Extraordinary Obstacles for Changes to Gun Laws

Florida’s pro-gun approach came under scrutiny after mass shootings in Orlando in 2016 and in Fort Lauderdale, but little changed.

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Family of woman killed in standoff with police awarded $37M

A jury returned a verdict Friday of more than $37 million against Baltimore County, Maryland, in a civil lawsuit brought by the family and estate of a woman killed in an armed standoff with county police, according to the attorneys for the family of Korryn Gaines.

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Principal gets emotional in message to students

"We lost 17 lives on Valentine's Day. That's supposed to be the international day of love," Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School principal Ty Thompson said in an emotional video message posted on Saturday, three days after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at the Parkland, Florida, school.

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French President Macron's approval rating falls below 50 percent: Ifop

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating has fallen below 50 percent to its lowest level since October last year, a poll showed on Sunday, as the government pushes ahead with plans to shake up France's costly civil service.

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NBA's Africa Game returns to South Africa in August

(Reuters) - NBA players will return to South Africa in August to participate in the third NBA Africa Game, officials said on Saturday.

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4 Israelis Hurt by Bomb Set in Flag at Gaza Fence, Igniting Night of Fighting

Israel responded with airstrikes on an attack tunnel and five other targets across Gaza. A rocket fired at Israel struck the roof of a home but did not explode.

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Student journalist interviewed classmates as shooter walked halls

David Hogg found himself living a nightmare on Wednesday, hiding in a closet with classmates as a crazed gunman roamed the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, unleashing a torrent of bullets on students and teachers.

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Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The key witness in the case of a Chilean bishop accused of covering sexual abuse said on Saturday he gave "eye opening" testimony to a papally mandated investigator and hoped it would lead to the truth.

Mensah, Emmanuel (1991-2017) nytimes.com

Soldier Who Died Saving People From Bronx Fire Is Hailed at His Funeral

Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah’s funeral was the last for the 13 victims of the December fire, the deadliest in New York City in over 25 years.

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U.N. council mulls condemning Iran over Yemen's Houthis' getting missiles

(Reuters) - - Britain, the United States and France want the United Nations Security Council to condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group and commit to take action over the sanctions violations, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Saturday.

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Read: Emma Gonzalez's full speech

Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after a gunman entered her school in nearby Parkland and killed 17 people.

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

To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

The special counsel’s indictment detailed how crucial Facebook and Instagram were to the Russian campaign to disrupt the presidential election.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018) nytimes.com

Florida Agency Investigated Nikolas Cruz After Violent Social Media Posts

After visiting and questioning Mr. Cruz at his home in 2016, the Department of Children and Families determined he was not a risk to himself or others.

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

Russian Trolls Were Sloppy, but Indictment Still ‘Points at the Kremlin’

When Russian trolling techniques were exported to the United States, it seems to have been done with a lack of discipline and secrecy. But that does not mean the operation lacked high-level support.

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Wales shaken by 4.4 magnitude earthquake

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook Wales on Saturday afternoon, according to the British Geological Survey.

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Trump to meet House Speaker Ryan on Sunday in Florida: White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan at Trump's Florida resort on Sunday to discuss legislative priorities, White House spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Letting American Kids Die

Guns, infant mortality and car crashes show that we’re behind other wealthy nations.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Burberry shows its colors for designer Bailey's swansong

LONDON (Reuters) - Burberry's star designer Christopher Bailey bid goodbye to the British brand on Saturday with a colour-infused show, showcasing designs with a rainbow twist on the label's famed...

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Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: report

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of shooting to death 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, a newspaper said on Saturday.

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Weinstein Company removes president and chief operating officer Glasser

(Reuters) - The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.

Evacuations and Evacuees nytimes.com

Driven From Island Homes by Storms, Dialysis Patients Can Do Little but Wait

More than 200 patients were evacuated to the mainland United States when hurricanes blasted their islands last fall. Many are still in Atlanta, unable to go home safely.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

Fire Strikes Hallowed Site in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

It was unclear how much damage the blaze did to the ancient Buddhist temple. But to many Tibetans, any harm to the site would be a harsh blow.

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Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.

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Opinion: Indictments reveal strong probability that Russia handed Trump the presidency

As both a prosecutor and defense attorney, I have written and reviewed many indictments. Though often brimming with legalese, they are designed by prosecutors to tell a compelling and detailed crime story. The indictment announced Friday in the Mueller investigation told just such a story -- of Russian attempts to sabotage the American presidential election.

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Proxy advisory firm ISS says Qualcomm should negotiate sale to Broadcom

(Reuters) - U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc should try to negotiate a sale to Broadcom Ltd following the latter's sweetened $121 billion offer, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS) said.

May, Theresa M nytimes.com

Theresa May, in Munich, Calls for Swift Security Pact and Offers Concession

The British prime minister said the pact should be signed before a Brexit deal and said Britain would respect the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Midterm Elections (2018) nytimes.com

Trump Should Get Behind Romney’s Candidacy, McConnell Says

In an interview, Senator Mitch McConnell said that Mitt Romney’s Senate run was an illustration of Republicans’ improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign.

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Federer downs Seppi to reach Rotterdam final

(Reuters) - New world number one Roger Federer delivered another polished performance to beat Andreas Seppi 6-3 7-6(3) in the semi-final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday.

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Far-right extremists march in Sofia to honor pro-Nazi general

SOFIA (Reuters) - Hundreds of far-right extremists marched through the center of Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Neuville on course for victory in Rally Sweden

(Reuters) - Hyundai's Thierry Neuville was on course to win Rally Sweden after leading Citroen's Craig Breen by 22.7 seconds with only three short stages remaining on Sunday.

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Kvitova knocks out Wozniacki to set up Qatar final with Muguruza

(Reuters) - Petra Kvitova made a shaky start but found her attacking verve midway through the match to beat world number one Caroline Wozniacki 3-6 7-6(3) 7-5 in the Qatar Open on Saturday and set up a final with Spain's Garbine Muguruza.

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Maldives police arrest 25 after protest demanding leader's arrest

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives police arrested 25 people under a state of emergency, opposition legislators said on Saturday, after thousands of protesters gathered a day earlier to call for the detention of the president and release of opposition leaders.