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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Russia Wanted Trump to Win. And It Wanted to Get Caught.

Its election interference didn’t aim at just the outcome — it also targeted attitudes toward our democracy.

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Suarez and Alba strikes help Barca to another record

EIBAR (Reuters) - Barcelona got back to winning ways on Saturday after two consecutive draws, earning a 2-0 victory at Eibar thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba to move 10 points clear at the top of the Liga standings.

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Czechs deal Canada first ice hockey loss since Vancouver in shootout

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar scored in the shootout to give the Czech Republic a 3-2 win on Saturday and hand two-time defending gold medal winner Canada their first Olympic men's ice hockey loss since the Vancouver Games in 2010.

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CNN to hold town hall with Parkland students and parents

The school shooting in Florida this week has sparked a renewed call for lawmakers to take action, and some of the loudest voices demanding change are not even old enough to vote.

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Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election

Officials from the judiciary and law enforcement are teaming up to try to prevent voters from being misled, arguing that freedom of speech cannot come at the cost of a tainted election.

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Opinion: Trump Is Making MS-13 Stronger

Helping young immigrants, not deporting them, is the smarter way to fight a vicious international gang.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Sporting: Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women

Whatever happened to sweatpants?

Holocaust and the Nazi Era nytimes.com

Opinion: Lessons on the Holocaust, From Warsaw’s No. 35 Tram

Poland can’t make its history disappear. Thousands of families, like mine, have stories.

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Opinion: Donald Trump Makes Golf Look Bad

We were so close to moving beyond the stereotypes. Alas.

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Opinion: Why Wasn’t My Son the Last School Shooting Victim?

It’s been 25 years since our family’s loss. The country has become numb to these tragedies.

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French star Isabelle Huppert glad women are speaking up about harassment

BERLIN (Reuters) - French actress Isabelle Huppert said on Saturday she was pleased that women were speaking up about their experiences of sexual abuse and harassment after staying silent for so long.

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Fierce but Frail, Malaysia’s Mahathir, 92, Aims to Topple Protégé

A longtime leader, the former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has allied with opposition figures he once repressed to try to get his old job back in a coming election.

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Student to politicians: We call 'BS'

Emma Gonzalez, a student at the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were left dead after a mass shooting, speaks to hundreds of people who gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to support gun control.

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Israel's Netanyahu condemns Polish PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' comment

WARSAW (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his Polish counterpart on Saturday for saying Jews were perpetrators in World War Two as well as Poles and others, just weeks after Warsaw drew criticism over a new Holocaust law.

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Small earthquake hits Britain, strongest for 10 years

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was hit by its biggest earthquake in a decade on Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said on Saturday, with tremors felt across parts of Wales and southwest England but no notable damage reported.

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Judge approves Takata's U.S. bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Takata Corp's U.S. unit received court approval for its bankruptcy exit plan, a plaintiffs' law firm said on Saturday, clearing the way for a $1.6 billion sale of Takata assets and providing compensation for those injured by the company's deadly air bags.

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U.S. calls for action to halt Iran's growing 'network of proxies'

MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called on Saturday for more forceful action to halt Iran's development of what he said was an increasingly powerful network of proxy armies in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq.

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In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun-Control Advocates Look to Connecticut

Connecticut, which passed a strict gun law after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has seen a sharp drop in the number of gun deaths.

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Florida student: They told us: 'Hands up. Drop anything in your hands.'

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How LeBron responded to TV host's swipe

NBA star LeBron James fired back at TV host Laura Ingraham after she told him to "shut up and dribble" after he criticized President Trump. CNN's Andy Scholes reports.

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News Analysis: Trump’s Conspicuous Silence Leaves a Struggle Against Russia Without a Leader

President Trump depicted indictments charging Russians with interfering in America’s politics as a vindication for himself rather than a threat to the United States.

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Trump’s National Security Chief Calls Russian Interference ‘Incontrovertible’

Lt. General H.R. McMaster accused Moscow of engaging in “disinformation, subversion and espionage.” The comments highlighted a sharp division in the White House on how to talk about Russia’s actions.

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Pope Revives Sexual Abuse Commission Amid Criticism of Vatican

An American cardinal will head the commission, the Vatican said, and it will include survivors of clergy abuse.

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Sweden grants citizenship to scientist sentenced to death in Iran

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden has granted citizenship to a Stockholm-based scientist being held in Iran under sentence of death, the Swedish foreign ministry confirmed on Saturday.

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Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 billion hepatitis C drug patent verdict

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc.

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UPDATE 1-Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 bln hepatitis C drug patent verdict

Feb 17 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc.

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As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

Few in Soweto township expect change now that Cyril Ramaphosa is president. But none can imagine voting against the African National Congress.

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Exclusive: Indian banks may take more than $3 billion hit from PNB fraud - tax department

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian banks could take a hit of more than $3 billion from loans and corporate guarantees provided to diamond companies at the center of a massive alleged fraud at the state-run Punjab National Bank, the tax department has estimated.

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Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on Saturday.

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Ex-Russian ambassador calls allegations a 'hunting spree'

The former Russian ambassador to the US called the allegations that Russia meddled in the US election part of a "hunting spree" and says it has "spoiled the trust" between the two nations.

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Romney open to new gun measures

Mitt Romney said Friday that the nation must act swiftly to address the scourge of gun violence, stating that he was open to tougher measures like "enhanced background checks" if they would help keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

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Why sponsors are breaking up with Olympics

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UPDATE 3-Three held as $1.8 bln fraud ripples through Indian banks

* Three arrested to remain under police custody til March 3-court

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Ice Hockey: Russians shut out U.S. men, claim group lead

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored twice earning the Olympic Athletes from Russia a bruising 4-0 win over the U.S. men's ice hockey team on Saturday, to claim the top spot in their preliminary round group.

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Small earthquake felt in Wales, southern England

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 struck Britain on Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said on Saturday, with tremors felt across parts of Wales and southwest England.

Transgender and Transsexuals nytimes.com

The Look: The Peculiar Position of India’s Third Gender

Hijras occupy a special place in Hinduism. But their relationship to modern Mumbai, where transgender people are legally recognized, remains fraught.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: The Battle for Hue, 1968

The photos I took of the fighting have never been published, until now.

Embargoes and Sanctions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Nikki Haley: The U.N.’s Uncomfortable Truths About Iran

A new report proves that Tehran is violating the international weapons embargo, with deadly consequences.

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See fake posts linked to Russia

A federal indictment against 13 Russian nationals provides new insight into how the Internet Research Agency, a Kremlin-linked Russian troll group, set up a vast network of fake American activist groups. The group also used the stolen identities of real Americans in an attempt to wreak havoc on the US political system.

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South Korean filmmaker hopeful Olympics will improve ties with North

BERLIN (Reuters) - South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk said on Saturday he hoped for an improvement in relations between North and South Korea given both countries were taking part in the Olympics on the southern part of the peninsula.

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Turkey summons Dutch charge d'affaires over Armenian 'genocide' motions

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires to Ankara on Saturday to express its unhappiness with a pair of proposed bills that would see the Netherlands recognize as genocide the 1915 killing of as many as 1.5 million Armenians.

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Old pickup trucks are hot collectibles

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Britain's May wins backing for EU security pact, timing unclear

MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May made her case on Saturday for a new security treaty with the EU from next year, winning support from EU and U.S. officials who agreed the issue was too important to risk getting subsumed in broader Brexit negotiations.

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Trump's plan for military parade is worrying some at Pentagon

There is growing concern within the US military about the costs of President Donald Trump's proposed military parade and the disruption it could cause.

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Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 bln hepatitis C drug patent verdict

Feb 17 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc.

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The Quietest Place at the Olympics

At the top of the ski jump tower — one of the highest elevations at these Winter Games — there is an eerie silence.

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Helicopter carrying officials crashes while touring quake area

A military helicopter carrying officials surveying earthquake damage crashed Friday night in the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, killing at least 13 people, Mexican officials said.

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Pope renews commission on sexual abuse, Vatican promises victims more say

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis renewed a commission on clergy sexual abuse on Saturday, confirming a U.S. cardinal as its head, as the Vatican promised to give victims a greater say in its work.

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India's City Union says hit by fraudulent remittances via SWIFT system

MUMBAI, Feb 17 (Reuters) - India's City Union Bank Ltd on Saturday said it had suffered three "fraudulent remittances" of nearly $2 million that had been pushed through the SWIFT financial platform.

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Iranian president pledges to stick to nuclear deal commitments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 international nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear program.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Three Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 18 in Nigeria

The attackers, all believed to be women, targeted a fish market in Maiduguri, the Nigerian city that gave rise to the Islamist militants of Boko Haram.

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Analysis: Remind Trump he ended DACA

The world's most listless and impotent -- err, "greatest" -- deliberative body shelved further debate over the future of DACA on Thursday, after senators voted down four proposals, one of which didn't address the question at all, over the course of about an hour.

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McMaster responds to Russian indictments

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster responds to the indictments of 13 Russian nationals for their roles in attempted meddling in the 2016 election, saying evidence of Russian interference is "incontrovertible."

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Public reports 'clearly show' Assad's use of chemical weapons: McMaster

MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons, and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government accountable.

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Analysis: Week of chaos, again, engulfs Trump's Washington

Another bitter week that took Washington to the brink of exhaustion landed Donald Trump at the epicenter of more tragedy, scandal and rancor than a conventional president would hope to face in a full year.

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UPDATE 6-U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.

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South Korea puts brakes on hopes for quick talks with North

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday it was too early to talk about hosting a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, hinting he would not rush the matter.

Shears, Jake nytimes.com

Jake Shears, of Scissor Sisters, Stages His Own Comeback

After years of self-imposed exile, the glam rocker returns to the limelight on Broadway, and with a new memoir chronicling a saucy slice of Downtown New York.

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Iranian President says will adhere to nuclear deal commitments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 international nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear program.

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Russian film set in Soviet era highlights continuing tensions: director

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia always seems to be on the brink of war and conditions there now are much like they were in the 1970s, when people worried that an international conflict would break out and largely sided with the government, the director of a new movie set in that era has said.

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Oxfam sex abuse criticism disproportionate, chief executive says

LONDON (Reuters) - Oxfam's chief executive said criticism of the charity following a sex abuse scandal had been disproportionate, according to comments published on Saturday.

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Turkey denies use of chemicals in Syria's Afrin, says accusations baseless

BEIRUT, ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, a Turkish diplomatic source 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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As support falls, German SPD sees 'no Plan B' to Merkel coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) hit a record low, a poll showed, and the party's leader-in-waiting said she had "no Plan B" should members reject a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives.

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Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defence minister said on Saturday, as authorities sought to tamp down unrest in Africa's second most populous nation.

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

The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S.

Employees and associates of the Internet Research Agency, a shadowy company based in St. Petersburg, are accused of trying to interfere in the 2016 election.

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RPT-Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.

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These are the heroes of the Florida shooting

He died shielding students from gunfire. He captured the gunman. She hid students in a closet.

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Meet America’s Syrian Allies Who Helped Defeat ISIS

They are Arabs and Kurds, men and women, young and old. Meet some of the fighters who teamed up with the United States to drive the Islamic State out of northeastern Syria.

The Graybar Hotel (Book) nytimes.com

Books News: A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment.

Curtis Dawkins, a fiction writer who is serving a life sentence for murder in Michigan, says his children shouldn’t have to pay for his sins.

Psychology and Psychologists nytimes.com

Still Talking After All These Years

At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump.

worldNews reuters.com

Post-Brexit security deal must transcend ideology, May tells EU

MUNICH (Reuters) - Britain and the EU should sign a new security treaty and must not let ideological differences block co-operation in that sector after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday.

Theater nytimes.com

A Word With: Gillian Jacobs Is Ready to Let Go of Her Fears

Ms. Jacobs, of “Community” fame, talks about the adrenaline rush of “Kings” at the Public, the gift of empathy and her own #MeToo moments.

healthNews reuters.com

AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug wins key lung cancer approval

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug Imfinzi has won crucial approval from U.S. regulators for use in lung cancer, opening up a multibillion-dollar market for a medicine that has so far lagged behind competitors.

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South Korea official floats idea of co-hosting Asian Games with North

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

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UPDATE 1-AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug wins key lung cancer approval

* Rival BMS, Merck, Roche drugs approved for later disease (Adds details on competition, size of market opportunity)

Burberry nytimes.com

Christopher Bailey Takes a Final Walk Down the Burberry Runway

Mr. Bailey is leaving the company he led as both chief designer and C.E.O. A new management team now has to revive the brand’s critical and financial fortunes.

sportsNews reuters.com

Chen leaps from disaster to Olympic history

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - American jumping ace Nathan Chen lived up to his reputation on Saturday, redeeming himself with quadruple jumps after a pair of disastrous skates in Pyeongchang and making Olympic history into the bargain with a brilliant free skate.

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UPDATE 6-U.S. Commerce Department proposes hefty import curbs on steel, aluminum

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended that President Donald Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas, according to proposals released on Friday.

worldNews reuters.com

Britain's PM May says no question of a second Brexit referendum

MUNICH (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May ruled out a second vote on the country's membership of the European Union, saying there was no going back on the result of the June 2016 vote.

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Hanyu defends Olympic title, Uno takes silver

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu took gold in the men's singles competition on Saturday despite several mistakes in an otherwise mesmerizing programme, becoming the first man in 66 years to defend his Olympic title and giving Japan its first Pyeongchang gold.

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Czechs deal Canada first loss since Vancouver in shootout

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar scored in the shootout to give the Czech Republic a 3-2 win on Saturday and hand two-time defending gold medal winner Canada their first Olympic men's ice hockey loss since the Vancouver Games in 2010.

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Pressure mounts on FBI director to resign as Florida community reels

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Pressure is mounting on the FBI director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun and the desire to kill.

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'America's sweetheart' Rippon has his Olympic moment

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - If Pyeongchang proves to be Adam Rippon's figure skating swan song then "America's sweetheart" will look back on the Winter Games without an ounce of regret.

worldNews reuters.com

Ukraine progress should soften sanctions on Russia: Germany's Gabriel

MUNICH (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday said he favored easing some sanctions imposed on Russia if a ceasefire could be implemented in eastern Ukraine with the help of U.N. peacekeepers.

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South Korea province considers plan to host Asia games with North Korea: Yonhap

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

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After Olympic finale, Chan looks forward to time at home

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Patrick Chan walked away from his final Olympic Games on Saturday with a gold medal in the team event and ninth place in the men's competition. Now, he just wants to spend time at home.

cnn.com

Gunman willing to plead guilty, attorney says

Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz is willing to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty and spare the community from reliving a massacre that left 17 people dead, his public defender said.

cnn.com

Analyst: Nunes is one of the biggest losers

CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd calls out Devin Nunes and politicians on Capitol Hill for politicizing Russia's meddling into the 2016 election.

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Nishikori reaches New York semi-finals with comeback win

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori survived his toughest test since his return to the ATP Tour, having to come back from behind to beat Radu Albot 4-6 6-3 6-1 on Friday to reach the semi-final of the New York Open.

cnn.com

Teens raised on lockdown drills feel the weight of the Florida shooting

Teens are not staying silent about what happened at a high school in Florida this week.

Bobsledding nytimes.com

Bobsled Team Represents Nigeria Loosely, but Women Truly

The team’s three women were born in the United States, but they have attracted a following for their aim to inspire a generation of women to follow in their footsteps.

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Russians romp into women's semi-finals with Swiss rout

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic Athletes from Russia team trounced Switzerland 6-2 in an entertaining clash at the Kwandong Hockey Centre on Saturday to book a spot in the semi-finals of the women's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

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Why does Melania stay?

In an article published this week in The New Yorker, reporter Ronan Farrow describes an extramarital affair President Donald Trump allegedly began in 2006 -- a few years into his marriage to Melania Trump and not long after the birth of their son, Barron.

worldNews reuters.com

Evangelical still ahead as lead shrinks in Costa Rica election: poll

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Evangelical Christian Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz maintained his lead in Costa Rica's second-round presidential race even as his center-left rival narrowed the gap, according to a poll published on Friday.

Weinstein Co nytimes.com

Weinstein Company Fires David Glasser, Its President

The move to get rid of the man the Weinsteins called their “third brother” comes at an urgent moment for the troubled company.

environmentNews reuters.com

Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath.

environmentNews reuters.com

Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics began on Feb 9, Magnus Strom and his Reuters colleague Sylvain Marchandise, both experienced skiers, spent five days on a frigid mountain, skiing to locations on the alpine skiing course. They laid hundreds of meters of cable a day so Reuters journalists can send pictures and text stories down from the slopes to editors in the media center.

Poland nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Awaken, Poland, Before It’s Too Late

The Polish lurch into illiberalism and rewritten history is an immediate danger to the European idea.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Visits Florida Hospital That Treated School Shooting Victims

“It’s very sad something like that could happen,” a solemn Mr. Trump told reporters afterward.

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Chen leads after historic performance, Hanyu, Fernandez still to skate

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Quadruple jump specialist Nathan Chen rebounded from a terrible short program with a historic free skate on Saturday that put him in the lead of the men's singles competition, with top contenders Yuzuru Hanyu and Javier Fernandez left to skate.

cnn.com

Opinion: Trump's carefully built house of lies

No one could be surprised to learn that, according to an article in The New Yorker, Donald Trump allegedly employed an elaborate scheme to hide a betrayal of his wife Melania while carrying on an affair with ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal.

Subways nytimes.com

The Dog Was Running, So the Subway Was Not

A runaway poodle on the tracks snarled the F line for over an hour.

cnn.com

Friend of shooter: I could have stopped it

Allan Varela, a 20-year-old friend of the Florida school shooter, speaks to CNN's Gary Tuchman about his relationship with Nikolas Cruz.

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UPDATE 5-U.S. Commerce Department proposes hefty import curbs on steel, aluminum

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended that President Donald Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas, according to proposals released on Friday.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Cuban comedian denounces discriminatory policies, attitudes on island

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban comedian Luis Silva, better known as his popular television character Panfilo, denounced discriminatory policies against Cubans in their own country in a Facebook post on Friday, in an unusually strong, public criticism of the government.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Justice for Our Children, Killed by ISIS

A plea from four American couples whose children were brutally slain in Syria: Try the murderers, but don’t make them martyrs by executing them.

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Trump ex-aide Manafort accused of bank fraud in bail offer: document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has drawn a new accusation of bank fraud from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to court documents made public on Friday.

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Woods misses cut at Riviera after eight bogeys

(Reuters) - A struggling Tiger Woods failed to make the cut at the Genesis Open in California on Friday as he had eight bogeys in a round of five-over-par 76.

cnn.com

Group chat messages show school shooter was obsessed with race and violence

In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns.

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China’s Hui Muslims fearful Chinese New Year education ban a sign of curbs to come

GUANGHE, China (Reuters) - For some in China's ethnic Hui Muslim minority here, a recent ban on young people engaging in religious education in mosques is an unwelcome interference in how they lead their lives.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018) nytimes.com

On a Day Like Any Other at a Florida School, 6 Minutes of Death and Chaos

Second by second, lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were transformed, broken and stolen.

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

Inside a 3-Year Russian Campaign to Influence U.S. Voters

Using American bank accounts, drivers’ licenses and disposable phones, about 80 Russians worked to disparage Hillary Clinton, promote Donald Trump and sow discord.

topNews reuters.com

FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, drawing anger

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun, the desire to kill and the potential to commit a school shooting.

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UPDATE 5-U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.

cnn.com

Anderson Cooper: Indictments don't clear Trump

CNN's Anderson Cooper explains how President Donald Trump's case that the Russia investigation is a hoax has been weakened by special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Family Leaves nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Don’t We Just Do Paid Family Leave the Right Way?

Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump have endorsed a plan that gets us started.

Alpine Skiing nytimes.com

Lindsey Vonn Super-G Live Results: Back at the Olympics

Lindsey Vonn begins her 2018 Olympics in the super-G, an event she has a strong chance to medal in. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

cnn.com

New bank fraud allegations against Manafort revealed

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office dropped more potentially damning details -- from an allegation of "additional criminal conduct" to personal financial troubles -- in a response to Paul Manafort's request to change his bail proposal on Friday.

cnn.com

Trump visits Florida hospital where many of the victims were treated

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, aiming to honor the victims of Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, visited Broward Health North Hospital on Friday, the hospital where many of the victims were treated.

Figure Skating nytimes.com

Figure Skating Live Results: Yuzuru Hanyu Aims for Repeat Gold

After a near-flawless short program routine, Hanyu is the leader going into the free skate program. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Step Inside Johnny Weir’s Hotel Room at the Olympics

Weir, the NBC figure skating announcer, brought 13 suitcases to South Korea. So many shoes. Oh, and the jackets! “Everything has meaning,” he said. “It isn’t just a sparkly jacket.”

Earthquakes nytimes.com

Earthquake Strikes in Oaxaca State, Mexico, Stirring Fear

No deaths were immediately reported in the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit southern Mexico on Friday.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

Copycat Threats and Jittery Nerves Force School Shutdowns Across the U.S.

After the Florida shooting, schools are re-evaluating their security, and some have shut down in response to ominous phone calls or social media posts.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Lockheed Martin receives $15 mln Freedom-variant FFG Conceptual Design Contract

* LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES FREEDOM-VARIANT FFG(X) CONCEPTUAL DESIGN CONTRACT

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

Editorial: Stop Letting the Russians Get Away With It, Mr. Trump

Robert Mueller’s latest indictments show how real the threat to U.S. elections is. When will the White House acknowledge it?

cnn.com

7.2 earthquake jolts southern Mexico

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southeastern Mexico on Friday night, with the epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey reported. An earthquake alert was issued in Mexico City and buildings were evacuated there, CNN's Leyla Santiago said. No reports on injuries or damage were immediately available.

cnn.com

Grandparents given custody of Ohio transgender teen

A Hamilton County, Ohio, judge on Friday gave custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents rather than his parents, allowing them to make medical decisions regarding his transition.

cnn.com

Even as a young teen, shooter's behavior brought police to his home

For years before Nikolas Cruz gunned down classmates and teachers at his former high school, his mother had repeatedly called police to the home to help deal with his violent outbursts, threats and self-destructive behavior, according to police documents obtained by CNN on Friday.

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U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief of staff to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, named in a report that found "serious derelictions" in a visit to Europe by Shulkin, will retire, the Department of Veterans Affairs said on Friday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Russians Bought Bank Accounts From California Man, Mueller Says

A California man illegally provided hundreds of bank account numbers to a Russian social media operation, the special counsel revealed.

cnn.com

VA secretary: I wasn't asked to resign

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says he has no plans to resign -- and that during a roughly half-hour conversation with White House chief of staff John Kelly on Thursday, he was not asked to resign and did not offer his resignation.

companyNews reuters.com

Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.

environmentNews reuters.com

Powerful 7.2 quake rocks buildings in Mexico, minor damage reported

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Mexico on Friday, a prolonged rumble that the government said had caused minor damage to buildings in the southern state of Oaxaca, but with no preliminary reports of deaths.

cnn.com

How the Russians did it

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018) nytimes.com

A ‘Mass Shooting Generation’ Cries Out for Change

When a gunman killed 17 students this week at Stoneman Douglas High in Florida, the first response of many classmates was not to grieve in silence, but to speak out.

cnn.com

Big business tells Trump that tariffs could backfire

sportsNews reuters.com

Woods commits to play next week in Honda Classic

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has committed to play in next week's Honda Classic, marking the first time in three years he has entered in tournaments on successive weeks, the PGA Tour event said on Friday.

businessNews reuters.com

Stock volatility: back with a bang and here to stay

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock markets are unlikely to return to the unusually calm conditions seen last year, even though equities have already recovered more than half the ground lost in the recent selloff and traders have rapidly dialed down fear.

businessNews reuters.com

ADM, Syngenta settle lawsuit over biotech corn exports to China

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co has settled a lawsuit with Syngenta over the seed company's launch of a biotech corn strain that roiled grain exports to China, according to regulatory documents filed on Friday.

companyNews reuters.com

Mexico's Pemex says no immediate reports of quake damage at its plants

MEXICO CITY, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The installations of Mexican national oil firm Pemex appear not to have sustained any damage after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Friday, the company's chief executive said.

China nytimes.com

With Blackface and Monkey Suit, Chinese Gala on Africa Causes Uproar

A skit in the annual Lunar New Year gala, which is broadcast live to millions, aimed to accentuate African ties. But many found the portrayals offensive.

cnn.com

Trump and the GOP are making their brand toxic for a generation

What's good for Donald Trump might not be good for the GOP, and the evidence of the growing risks become clearer by the day. As the nation watched the President respond to the horrific shooting in Florida, with the commander in chief doing almost everything possible to direct the conversation away from gun control and toward mental health, it was reminded of just how far to the right stands the Republican Party of Trump.

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Exclusive: GE exploring industrial gas engine business sale - sources

(Reuters) - General Electric Co is exploring a sale of its industrial gas engine business that could be worth as much as $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Bridwell, Jim nytimes.com

Jim Bridwell, Mountaineering Maverick, Is Dead at 73

With a go-for-broke style, Mr. Bridwell conquered countless peaks, many in Yosemite, where he led the 1970s climbers known as the Stonemasters.

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Pyeongchang winds return to delay women's super-G

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The high winds which wreaked havoc on the Alpine skiing schedule at Pyeongchang Olympics earlier this week returned on Saturday to delay the women's super-G race.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018) nytimes.com

While Loading Gun at Florida School, Shooting Suspect Told Student ‘Better Get Out of Here’

A freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School said he encountered Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in shooting that left 17 dead, on school grounds loading a gun.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. seeks to block AT&T from citing Trump opposition in merger lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday moved to prevent AT&T Inc from arguing that politics played a role in the government's decision to stop its merger with Time Warner Inc , a deal that President Donald Trump had publicly criticized.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. seeks to block AT&T from citing Trump opposition in merger lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday moved to prevent AT&T Inc from arguing that politics played a role in the government's decision to stop its merger with Time Warner Inc, a deal that President Donald Trump had publicly criticized.

domesticNews reuters.com

South Carolina teen who fatally shot two charged as adult

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old accused of killing his father and driving to a South Carolina elementary school playground in 2016 where he opened fire and fatally wounded a 6-year-old student, will be tried as an adult, a South Carolina judge ruled on Friday.

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Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by revitalizing America's roads and bridges.