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Manchester United top world soccer money list

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United have retained their position as the highest revenue-generating soccer club in the world, edging out Spain's Real Madrid by the narrowest margin ever between the top two.

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UPDATE 4-Soccer-United sign Sanchez from Arsenal in swap deal for Mkhitaryan

* Mkhitaryan pens long-term deal at Arsenal (Adds more details, background)

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5 missing in gas well explosion

Five oil rig workers are missing after an explosion Monday in an Oklahoma gas well, Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said in a press conference.

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UPDATE 3-Soccer-United sign Sanchez from Arsenal in swap deal for Mkhitaryan

* Mkhitaryan pens long-term deal at Arsenal (Adds background)

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Soccer-United sign Sanchez from Arsenal in swap deal for Mkhitaryan

MANCHESTER, England, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Manchester United have signed Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that sees midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the London club, the Premier League clubs said on Monday.

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Manchester United sign Sanchez from Arsenal in swap deal for Mkhitaryan

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United have signed Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that sees midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the London club, the Premier League clubs said on Monday.

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BRIEF-People's United Financial Inc Director Jerry Franklin Sells 4,300 Shares Of Co's Common Stock

* PEOPLE'S UNITED FINANCIAL INC DIRECTOR JERRY FRANKLIN REPORTS SALE OF 4,300 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK ON JAN 22 AT $19.91 PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2rsSsNp) Further company coverage:

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Rare dry-season showers promising for Ivory Coast cocoa mid-crop

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Light, patchy showers in a number of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions last week are expected to aid the development of the upcoming April-to-September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday.

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Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell among early winners at SAG awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell won early honors at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony that showcased women and their stories amid a sexual misconduct scandal sweeping the United States.

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UPDATE 2-Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell among early winners at SAG awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell won early honors at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony that showcased women and their stories amid a sexual misconduct scandal sweeping the United States.

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Sublime Garcia cruises to season-opening win in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia produced a masterful display of bogey-free golf over 27 holes on Sunday to open his season with a five-shot victory at the weather-disrupted Singapore Open, the Spaniard making his move early and dominating from the front.

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An aerial look: See Women's Marches across the US

From New York to California, here's what the 2018 Women's March looked like from above

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Rallying: Sainz clinches farewell Dakar victory for Peugeot

(Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz won the Dakar Rally for departing Peugeot in Argentina on Saturday.

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Officials: The kids were starved. The dogs were well-fed.

When authorities arrived Sunday night to a home in the California town of Perris, they found a family with 13 children, most of them starved and startlingly skinny.

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Manchester United's Carrick to retire at end of season, take coaching role

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United's Michael Carrick will retire from playing at the end of the season and take up a first-team coaching role at the Old Trafford club, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

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The 747 Had a Great Run. But Farewell Doesn’t Mean the End.

The final Boeing 747 flight by any commercial United States airline took to the sky recently, with some tears and farewells. But a new life for the plane beckons.

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MOVES-Stifel hires Greg Greenberg from Wells Fargo Advisors

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Stifel Financial Corp said Greg Greenberg has joined its broker-dealer unit, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co Inc's private client group in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Exclusive: Trump's coal job push stumbles in most states - data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's effort to put coal miners back to work stumbled in most coal producing states last year, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters.

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Exclusive: Most U.S. states lost coal mining jobs in 2017 – data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters.

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Sunday Routine: How Fred Weller, Actor, Spends His Sundays

The married father of two likes to keep his children active, go out to lunch, watch sports, cook, and make fun of his parenting quirks.

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BRIEF-National Oilwell Varco Expects Q4 Results To Be In-Line With Guidance, Excluding Charges

* NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN REPORTING SEGMENTS; EXPECTS FOURTH QUARTER 2017 RESULTS TO BE IN-LINE WITH GUIDANCE, EXCLUDING CHARGES

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Thaw on the way in southern United States

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the southern United States will wake up to more frigid temperatures and slick roads Friday, but a thaw is expected by the weekend, forecasters say.

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Wall Street traders brace for meager paychecks as bonus season approaches

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some traders at the largest Wall Street banks are about to get big, fat zeroes for bonuses while they watch markets thrive.

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RPT-Wall Street traders brace for meager paychecks as bonus season approaches

NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Some traders at the largest Wall Street banks are about to get big, fat zeroes for bonuses while they watch markets thrive.

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UPDATE 2-United States wins WTO chicken ruling against China

GENEVA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The United States largely won a World Trade Organization ruling on Thursday that China had failed to comply with an earlier ruling against its punitive tariffs on U.S. broiler chickens.

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Slick driving on icy roads after deadly storm across U.S. South

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the U.S. South endured frigid temperatures and slick driving conditions on Thursday after a storm dumped heavy snow across the region, whipped up winds that snapped power lines and led to at least a dozen deaths.

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Wells Fargo says resolved payment duplication glitch

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Thursday it resolved an internal processing error that resulted in customers' online bill payments being processed twice.

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UPDATE 1-United States wins WTO chicken ruling against China

GENEVA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The United States largely won a World Trade Organization ruling on Thursday that China had failed to comply with an earlier ruling against its punitive tariffs on U.S. broiler chickens.

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Trump: Government 'very well could' shut down

President Donald Trump told reporters at the Pentagon that the worst results of a possible government shutdown would be the impact on the U.S. military.

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Trump says government 'could very well' shut down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday the U.S. government "could very well" shut down and that would be very harmful to the military.

Influenza nytimes.com

Questions and Answers About This Year’s Flu Season

The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season.

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Deutsche Bahn halts rail service across Germany due to storm

BERLIN (Reuters) - German railway operator Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] on Thursday said it had suspended all long-distance rail service across Germany due to a powerful storm blowing across Germany and the Netherlands.

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BRIEF-Honeywell Supplies United Airlines With Cockpit Technologies For New Boeing 737 Max Airplanes

* HONEYWELL SUPPLIES UNITED AIRLINES WITH COCKPIT TECHNOLOGIES FOR NEW BOEING 737 MAX AIRPLANES

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Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and others invest $38 million in research tech startup

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has led a $38 million investment round by large banks in Visible Alpha, a young New York-based company that helps investment managers better value the equity research services they receive from brokers.

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Does ‘Three Billboards’ Say Anything About America? Well …

The movie thinks it’s saying something profound about human nature and America. But really, it’s off key about so many things.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: Knausgaard’s Seasonal Book Series Continues With a Wintry Mix

The essays in “Winter” have a characteristically Scandinavian focus on darkness, snow, quiet, emptiness and depression.

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COLUMN-China may cause larger seasonal swings in LNG prices: Russell

* GRAPHIC - China LNG imports vs spot price: http://reut.rs/2DJxrjH

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BRIEF-Trican Well Service prices upsized underwritten secondary offering at $18.25 per share​

* TRICAN WELL SERVICE-PRICING OF UPSIZED UNDERWRITTEN SECONDARY OFFERING WHICH INCLUDES TRICAN OF 13.3 MILLION SHARES OF KEANE GROUP'S STOCK AT $18.25 PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Obama team bids wistful farewell in 'The Final Year'

Designed to make President Obama's supporters wistful and seemingly to irritate President Trump, "The Final Year" is an intriguing if overtly nostalgic fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the last year of the former's presidency, chronicled through the perspective of his national-security team.

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Most states don’t require that kids be checked for health issues

(Reuters Health) - - Most U.S. states don’t require that children be screened for health conditions that can affect learning, according to new research supported by the Children’s Health Fund (CHF).

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UPDATE 1-Wells Fargo's chief risk officer to retire

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Wednesday Chief Risk Officer Mike Loughlin will retire, and a successor will be appointed in the next few months.

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Wells Fargo's chief risk officer to retire

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Wednesday that Mike Loughlin, its chief risk officer, will retire, and a successor will be appointed in the next few months.

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Flights canceled, schools closed across snowy U.S. South

(Reuters) - A bitter winter storm gripped much of the South on Wednesday, prompting schools to close and causing thousands of flight delays and cancellations as snow, ice and record-breaking cold hit the region.

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World's tallest tower is underway

These are the images that show what will soon be known as the world's next tallest building rising from the desert. When the 3,280-feet-tall (1,000-meter-tall) Jeddah Tower, in Saudi Arabia, opens in 2020, it will knock Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa off its throne as the tallest skyscraper in the world by 236 feet (72 meters). Construction of the landmark is estimated to cost $1.4 billion.

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CORRECTED-Soccer-Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

(Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

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Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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Soccer-Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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Wells Fargo loses bid to end Philadelphia predatory lending lawsuit

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Philadelphia on Tuesday rejected Wells Fargo & Co's bid to dismiss that city's lawsuit accusing the largest U.S. mortgage lender of predatory lending targeting black and Hispanic borrowers.

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook, to take benefit from tax law

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cut and said it will speed up technology investments that aim to cut customer costs.

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook citing tax benefits

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cuts and said it would speed up investments in data analytics and technology to better serve consumers.

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IV bags in short supply across US

Before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 30, the United States had already experienced intermittent shortages of IV bags, which are used to administer and dilute medications. The devastation caused by the Category 4 hurricane -- the first to hit the island in more than eight decades -- amplified the IV bag shortage, in particular sodium chloride 0.9% injection bags, which are ubiquitous in medical facilities and hospitals.

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Not just Florida: Tourism big in other states opposing coastal drilling

(Reuters) - The Trump administration's decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state's argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry.

Influenza nytimes.com

Global Health: ‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time

Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.?

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Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States

GAC Motor said it planned to bring an S.U.V. to the United States in 2019. It may use Fiat Chrysler dealerships hungry for new models.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding sells Beirut Four Seasons hotel stake- sources

BEIRUT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding has sold its stake in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for around $100-115 million including debt, sources told Reuters on Monday.

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Whisky and waders as fishermen welcome salmon season in Scotland

KENMORE, Scotland (Reuters) - On the banks of the River Tay in the Scottish highlands, a parade of pipers and a whisky-based blessing helped mark the start of the country's salmon fishing season on...

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MLK Day across America

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Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian fire across tense Kashmir frontier

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani army said, the latest clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have also been exchanging heated challenges.

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Rallying: Peterhansel wins stage but Sainz remains well ahead

(Reuters) - Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel fought back to win the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally in Bolivia on Sunday but Peugeot team mate Carlos Sainz remained more than an hour clear of the field.

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'The Handmaid's Tale' season 2 has premiere date

Get ready to return to Gilead.

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Afghans Say Talks With Taliban Are Underway; Insurgents Deny It

A private television station showed images from informal meetings that began in Turkey over the weekend between Afghan officials and insurgents.

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Alpine skiing: Irrepressible Hirscher wins fifth slalom of the season

WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The irrepressible Marcel Hirscher stayed on course for his seventh successive overall World Cup title and sounded a warning to his Olympic rivals with another dominant win on Sunday, this time in the slalom at Wengen.

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Venus to battle Bencic as Australian Open gets underway

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Open gets underway with a bang on Monday, with last year's finalist Venus Williams taking on resurgent Swiss talent Belinda Bencic in a much-anticipated clash of generations on Rod Laver Arena's center court.

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North Korea says IOC is considering South Korea's proposal for united women's hockey team: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's International Olympics Committee (IOC) official said it is considering South Korea's proposal for a united female hockey team, Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday.

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BRIEF-Valeura Says Has Temporarily Suspended Testing Operations On Yamalik-1 Well

* VALEURA PROVIDES OPERATIONAL UPDATE AND ANNOUNCES BOARD CHANGES

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UPDATE 5-Wells Fargo sees no end yet to sales scandal costs, gets tax boost

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is not certain it has fully uncovered and fixed all problems related to a long-running sales scandal that has hurt the bank's reputation and sideswiped its efforts to cut costs, Chief Executive Tim Sloan said on Friday.

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Flu in U.S. now widespread but season may be peaking: CDC

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seasonal influenza is now widespread across the continental United States, causing severe illness and rising numbers of hospitalizations, but this year's outbreak may be peaking, government health officials said on Friday.

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Australian Open Begins a Challenging Season in Tennis

Familiar names on and off the court will be missing at the first Grand Slam of the year.

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Wells Fargo sees no end yet to sales scandal costs, gets tax boost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is not certain it has fully uncovered and fixed all problems related to a long-running sales scandal that has hurt the bank's reputation and sideswiped its efforts to cut costs, Chief Executive Tim Sloan said on Friday.

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BRIEF-UnitedHealthcare Introduces New Digital Health Resources For 2018

* UNITEDHEALTHCARE INTRODUCES NEW DIGITAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR 2018, INCLUDING APPLE PAY FOR CONSUMERS WITH HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Wells Fargo adds $3.25 billion to consumer legal bill in fourth quarter

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co set aside $3.25 billion in the fourth quarter to cover legal expenses related to probes into its mortgage and sales practices, but its 2018 cost outlook met analyst expectations as the bank tries to rebound from the scandal in its consumer banking business.

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Wells Fargo profit boosted by one-time tax benefit

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co posted an 18 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit on Friday, driven by a one-time tax benefit related to President Donald Trump's new tax laws.

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UPDATE 1-Wells Fargo profit boosted by one-time tax benefit

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co posted an 18 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit on Friday, driven by a one-time tax benefit related to President Donald Trump's new tax laws.

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BRIEF-Wells Fargo Reports Q4 Net Income Of $6.2 Bln

* WELLS FARGO REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER 2017 NET INCOME OF $6.2 BILLION; DILUTED EPS OF $1.16

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BRIEF-Wells Fargo & Co Expects FY 2018 Total Expenses To Be In Range $53.5 Bln- $54.5 Bln

* WELLS FARGO & CO - ‍​EXPECTS FY 2018 TOTAL EXPENSES TO BE IN RANGE $53.5 BILLION - $54.5 BILLION Source text: (http://bit.ly/2ECUcW6) Further company coverage:

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Turkey reinstates 1,823 civil servants linked to app used by coup plotters: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday reinstated more than 1,800 civil servants purged after a 2016 failed coup, determining they had no links to the network of a cleric accused of masterminding the putsch, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

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Turkey says citizens traveling to United States face risk of arbitrary arrest

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel.

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U.S. judge pushing for opioid settlement reaches out to states: Ohio

(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Trump expects medical exam to go well Friday

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a medical examination he is to undergo on Friday will go well and that he would be surprised if it did not.

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Judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states: Ohio

(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

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Senators from 12 states seek offshore drilling exemptions like Florida's

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-two Democratic U.S. senators from 12 states on Thursday joined the chorus of local representatives seeking exemptions from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's newly proposed offshore drilling plan, after his surprise move on Tuesday to shield Florida.

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U.S. judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states -Ohio

Jan 11 (Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

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Trump expects medical exam to go well Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a medical examination he is to undergo on Friday will go well and that he would be surprised if it did not.

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Senate panel to vote January 17 on Powell nomination for Fed chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will hold a second vote on Jan 17 over the Trump administration's nomination of Fed Governor Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve, the committee's calendar showed on Thursday.

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Trump expects his physical to go well Friday

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a physical examination he is to undergo on Friday to go well and that he would be surprised if it did not.

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Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor.

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U.S. Senate panel to vote January 17 on Powell nomination for Fed chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will hold a second vote on Jan 17 over the Trump administration's nomination of Fed Governor Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve, the committee's calendar showed on Thursday.

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Protests held across Pakistan after 7-year-old girl's rape and murder

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Protests broke out across Pakistan on Thursday after the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in a district south of Lahore, due to public anger at what is seen as the authorities' failure to investigate such cases.

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BRIEF-Rockwell Collins' Shareowners Vote In Favor Of Acquisition By UTC

* ROCKWELL COLLINS' SHAREOWNERS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOR OF ACQUISITION BY UTC

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BRIEF-United Community Banks Announces Upsizing And Pricing Of Subordinated Notes Offering

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS, INC. ANNOUNCES UPSIZING AND PRICING OF SUBORDINATED NOTES OFFERING

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Olympics: United States embraces technology to bridge funding gap

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States may have claimed at least nine gold medals in each of the last four Winter Olympics, yet remarkably, all of this success has been achieved without government funding.

Medicaid nytimes.com

Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

Federal officials said they would support state efforts to require able-bodied adults to work as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid.

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Cycling: Wellens says asthma inhaler use amounts to 'cheating'

PARIS (Reuters) - Belgian rider Tim Wellens described the use of anti-asthma inhalers as tantamount to cheating, after four-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome failed a test for Salbutamol during last year's Tour of Spain.

Art nytimes.com

Aging Heiress Plotted 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway.

Frances Glessner Lee, the first lady of forensic science, was a cult curiosity. With her “Nutshell Studies” at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, she rises to art star.

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Trump administration will allow states to test Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow states to test requiring some Medicaid recipients to work or participate in community activities such as volunteering or jobs training as a condition of eligibility for the government health insurance program for the poor.

Net Neutrality nytimes.com

States Push Back After Net Neutrality Repeal

At least six, including California, New York and Washington, are considering bills to restore protections that the F.C.C. ended, but political and legal obstacles may stand in the way.

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U.S. travel warning puts five Mexican states on par with war-torn nations

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rampant crime and gang activity in Mexico prompted the U.S. State Department on Wednesday to issue a stringent travel advisory, warning tourists to completely avoid five Mexican states, an advisory level often reserved for nations at war.

Global Warming nytimes.com

Florida Is Exempted From Coastal Drilling. Other States Ask, ‘Why Not Us?’

A surprise decision to exclude Florida, but not other states, from a plan to open up most of the nation’s coastline to offshore drilling raised questions about the plan’s legality.

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Thawed, fresh embryos work equally well in many women

(Reuters Health) - - Women with infertility unrelated to a common hormonal disorder may have more options when they try in-vitro fertilization, two large new studies show.

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U.S. immigration operation targets 7-Eleven stores in 17 states

(Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents fanned out to nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide on Wednesday, arresting 21 people suspected of being in the country illegally and giving owners a tight deadline to prove other employees are authorized to work.

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Trump hands GOP Florida governor a win on drilling but leaves other states hanging

It helps to be a Republican governor on Donald Trump's side.

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After Florida, more states press U.S. for offshore drilling exemptions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Governors and other officials from several U.S. coastal states ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday to exempt their waters from an offshore drilling plan, hours after the Interior Department granted Florida's request to opt out.

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Canada takes United States to WTO in complaint over trade remedies

GENEVA (Reuters) - Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade dispute against the United States, challenging Washington's use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, Canada said in WTO filing dated Dec. 20 and published on Wednesday.

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Ancient village moved across China

According to Confucius: "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

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Deadly flu season hits hard

A deadly flu season has hit hard in the Golden State.

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BRIEF-Midland States Bancorp Announces Receipt Of Regulatory Approval For Alpine Bancorp Acquisition

* MIDLAND STATES BANCORP INC ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF FEDERAL REGULATORY APPROVAL FOR ACQUISITION OF ALPINE BANCORPORATION

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BRIEF-United Continental Sees Q4 Consolidated Capacity To 4 Pct Higher Versus Last Year

* UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC SEES Q4 CONSOLIDATED PRASM ABOUT 12.41 ¢/ASM

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BRIEF-Nustar Energy LP Announces Open Season For Expansion Of Co’s Permian Crude System

* NUSTAR ENERGY LP SAYS OPEN SEASON COMMENCES ON JANUARY 9, 2018 AT NOON CST AND WILL EXTEND FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS

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Alabama beats Georgia to capture its 5th national title in 9 seasons for the Crimson Tide and Coach Nick Saban

The Crimson Tide title drought didn't last long.

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BRIEF-United Community Banks And NLFC Holdings Corp Announce Merger Agreement

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC AND NLFC HOLDINGS CORP, THE PARENT OF NAVITAS CREDIT CORP, ANNOUNCE MERGER AGREEMENT

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Overstates Size of Tax Cuts in Speech to Farmers

At a speech to farmers in Nashville on Monday, Mr. Trump claimed he had cut taxes by $5.5 trillion instead of the actual $1.5 trillion amount.

Influenza nytimes.com

Already ‘Moderately Severe,’ Flu Season in U.S. Could Get Worse

Fears of “Killer Aussie Flu” may be exaggerated, but this year’s predominant strain is the most dangerous, and the vaccine is a poor match for it.

Chronic Wasting Disease nytimes.com

States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer

Montana is the latest Western state to discover animals infected with chronic wasting disease. It may decimate herds and, biologists say, invade Yellowstone.

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BRIEF-United Airlines Eliminates Second Checked Bag Charges On Travel To/From China, Hong Kong

* UNITED AIRLINES OFFERS CUSTOMERS TWO FREE CHECKED BAGS ON TRAVEL TO/FROM CHINA AND HONG KONG

Winter (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Ali Smith’s Seasonal Cycle Turns to a Dreamy ‘Winter’

In the second novel of Smith’s projected quartet, four characters in a big rambling house in England have at each other.

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Lululemon says holiday season sales better than expected

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better than it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yogawear maker's shares to their highest since June 2013.

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UPDATE 3-Lululemon says holiday season sales better than expected

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better than it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yogawear maker's shares to their highest since June 2013.

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Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

(Reuters) - Kohl's Corp posted far stronger same-store sales for the holidays than its bigger peers, as a revamp of its business model and a strategy to have more stand-alone department stores rather than at struggling shopping malls paid off.

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UPDATE 4-Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

* Kohl's 6.9 pct same-store holiday sales growth dwarfs rivals'

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Lululemon says holiday season sales better than it expected

(Reuters) - Lululemon Athletica Inc said on Monday the holiday shopping season was even better that it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter, sending the Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker's shares up.

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BRIEF-Wellstar And Pacira To Minimize Opioid Use Across Surgical Procedures

* WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM AND PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO MINIMIZE OPIOID USE AND STANDARDIZE OUTCOMES ACROSS SURGICAL PROCEDURES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Golden Globes start award season under a big spotlight

All eyes will be on Hollywood Sunday night, and not just for stargazing.

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UK PM May says Trump committed to best interests of United States

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she believed U.S. President Trump was committed to the best interests of the United States, when asked about an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office.

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Irrepressible Shiffrin wins eighth alpine skiing race of the season

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Reuters) - Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin continued her remarkable run by winning the giant slalom at Kranjska Gora on Saturday, her eighth win of the season.

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Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Late goals by in-form Jesse Lingard and fit-again striker Romelu Lukaku helped Manchester United to reach the FA Cup fourth round as they ground out a 2-0 home win over Championship (second-tier) side Derby County on Friday.

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United flight diverted to Alaska after man spreads feces in lavatories

Jan 5 (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after the flight crew reported a man on board had vandalized two airplane lavatories by spreading human waste, airport police said on Friday.

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Lingard and Lukaku give Man United late 2-0 win over Derby

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Jesse Lingard scored his fourth goal in as many games and substitute Romelu Lukaku added a stoppage time effort as Manchester United reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 home win over Championship side Derby County on Friday.

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Patriots refute talk of rift: 'We stand united'

(Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft have all shot down a report that suggested a rift between them could soon bring an end to their successful run.

Sleep nytimes.com

Ask Well: Does Magnesium Help You Sleep?

Studies have found a link between low levels of magnesium and sleep disorders. But changing your diet may be a better option than taking supplements.

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States unhappy with rollback of pot rules

States that allow marijuana use reacted with frustration to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that established a hands-off approach to their marijuana-friendly laws.

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States with legal pot denounce federal marijuana crackdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawmakers in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana denounced a move by the Trump administration on Thursday to cancel a policy that kept federal prosecutors at bay from the fledgling cannabis industries and vowed to uphold their state laws.

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'Game of Thrones' last season set for 2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Game of Thrones" fans will have to wait until 2019 for the planned final season of the award-winning medieval fantasy series, a gap of more than a year since the end of season seven.

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States with legal pot denounce Sessions' marijuana crackdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawmakers in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana criticized the Trump administration on Thursday for cancelling a policy that had kept federal prosecutors at bay, saying the move amounted to meddling in states' affairs and ignored more pressing priorities like the opioid crisis.

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NFL's TV ratings fell sharply this season

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U.S. jobless claims rise, data for several states estimated

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose for a third straight week last week, but that likely does not suggest a material shift in labor market conditions as data for several states, including California, were estimated.

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Blizzard pounds U.S. Northeast as snow sweeps across South

CHARLESTON, S.C./BOSTON (Reuters) - Heavy snow and high winds pounded the U.S. East Coast along a front stretching from Maine as far south as North Carolina early on Thursday, knocking out power, icing over roadways and closing hundreds of schools.

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Infant mortality is highest in these states

There's good and bad news when it comes to infant mortality in the United States.

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Trump dissolves election fraud panel after states balk at data requests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday shut down a presidential commission charged with looking into allegations of electoral fraud during the 2016 election, after many states refused to provide it with data, the White House said.

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U.S. Powerball jackpot swells to $460 million, game's seventh-largest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lottery players have another chance to strike it rich on Wednesday night when Powerball holds a drawing for a jackpot that has ballooned to an estimated $460 million, the...

Kim Jong-un nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A United Front Against North Korea

Kim Jong-un’s offer to hold talks is an opportunity for the United States and South Korea to forge a common strategy in confronting the North.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Editorial: Can States Fix the G.O.P. Tax Law?

With the Republican law seeming to target Democratic states for pain, governors are trying to avoid the damage.

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Monsanto wins support from 11 U.S. states in California cancer dispute

CHICAGO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has won support from eleven U.S. states in its attempt to stop California from requiring cancer warnings on products containing glyphosate, ratcheting up a legal fight over the company's popular weed killer.

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Globes to kick off award season of discontent

Get ready for another Hollywood "awards season" with a lot more than just who claims trophies on its mind.

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UPDATE 1-PHH Corp settles with 49 U.S. states over mortgage misconduct

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia have reached a $45 million settlement with mortgage lender PHH Corp over alleged misconduct tied to its servicing of single-family mortgages.

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METALS-Seasonal demand for car batteries lifts lead to 11-week peak

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Lead prices hit an 11-week high on Wednesday as expectations of seasonally strong demand and the likelihood of shortages over the winter months spurred investor buying.

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Forty-nine states, District of Columbia sue PHH for "alleged misconduct" over single-family mortgages

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia have reached a $45 million settlement with mortgage lender PHH Mortgage Corporation over "alleged misconduct" tied to its servicing single-family mortgages.

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1,500 security barriers are going up across New York City

New York City plans to install more than 1,500 protective barriers in high-profile locations to guard against vehicle attacks and other terror-related incidents.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States; four die

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A record-shattering Arctic freeze kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the Northeast were expected to warm within 24 hours.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States, expected to ease

(Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic cold wave kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the northeast were expected to warm thereafter.

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REFILE-AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety network (Dec 29)

NEW YORK, Dec 29 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday that all 50 U.S. states had decided to participate in the nationwide broadband network it is building for first responders as part of a $6.5 billion government contract.

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Brutal cold across US will get worse, weather service says

The frigid temperatures that ushered in 2018 across the United States aren't going away anytime soon.

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Bears dump Fox, Lions ditch Caldwell, Cardinals' Arians retires

(Reuters) - The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions rang in the New Year by firing their head coaches, while Arizona Cardinals' Bruce Arians ended a stellar career when he announced his retirement on Monday after five years at the helm.

E-Commerce nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: States Pay the Price When You Buy Online

The Supreme Court should move state sales taxes into the internet age.

Football nytimes.com

Several N.F.L. Coaches Depart as Regular Season Ends

The Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals are looking for new leadership.

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Thiem battles past Donskoy in season-opener at Doha

(Reuters) - Austrian top seed Dominic Thiem started his season with a hard-fought 7-6(3) 6-3 victory over Russian Evgeny Donskoy in the first round of the Qatar Open in Doha on Monday.

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Two more head coaches fired as Bears dump Fox, Lions ditch Caldwell

(Reuters) - Two more head coaches were fired from National Football League teams on Monday, bringing the number to four in less than 24 hours since the end of the regular season.

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AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety network

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday that all 50 U.S. states had decided to participate in the nationwide broadband network it is building for first responders as part of a $6.5 billion government contract.

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Bills end 17-season playoff drought as Ravens miss out

(Reuters) - The Buffalo Bills ended the longest playoff drought in North American major team sports when they qualified for the National Football League post-season on Sunday.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law

State officials are considering legal challenges, looking at other sources of revenue and considering ways to, in effect, restore deductions that the overhaul scaled back.

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Pagano fired by Colts after six seasons in Indianapolis

(Reuters) - Chuck Pagano became the first National Football League head coach to be fired at the conclusion of the regular season on Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts announced they had parted company.

Immune System nytimes.com

Ask Well: Does a ‘Strong’ Immune System Ward Off Colds and Flu?

How well you fight off colds and flu is likely a combination of luck, genetics and lifestyle.

Language and Languages nytimes.com

The BBC in Pidgin? People Like It Well-Well

The British broadcaster, once a bastion of “received pronunciation,” has learned that if it wants to reach new audiences, it needs to try new approaches.

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BRIEF-United Community Banks Says Value Of Deferred Tax Asset Will Be Reduced By $37 Mln - $41 Mln Due To Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS SAYS DUE TO TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT, ESTIMATES VALUE OF DEFERRED TAX ASSET WILL BE REDUCED BY A RANGE OF ABOUT $37 MILLION TO $41 MILLION

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Trio of grisly crimes darken U.S. holiday season

(Reuters) - In the Christmas week, there were reports of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend with a samurai sword in Texas, an Ohio woman indicted for killing her husband and hiding his body parts in their house, and a Florida man arrested for trying to electrocute his wife by rigging a booby trap to a door.

Guy's American Kitchen & Bar (Manhattan, NY) nytimes.com

Guy Fieri Says Farewell to Times Square

The restaurateur and TV gourmand is closing his busy but critically reviled Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar.

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AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety netwowrk

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday that all 50 U.S. states had decided to participate in the nationwide broadband network it is building for first responders as part of a $6.5 billion government contract.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Italy’s President Dissolves Parliament and Officially Opens Election Season

The elections will be the next test of an important European nation that hopes to ward off potential outside meddling, internet propaganda and populist forces.

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Land of the freeze: arctic wave hits northern United States

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An arctic blast sent most of the U.S. Northeast and Midwest into a deep freeze that set record lows in several spots on Thursday as forecasters warned the frigid temperatures could last through the New Year holiday.

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BRIEF-Stilwell Value Partners Says Do Not Believe Value Of Alcentra Assets Is Adequately Reflected In Current Market Price Of Stock

* STILWELL VALUE PARTNERS SAYS DO NOT BELIEVE VALUE OF ALCENTRA ASSETS IS ADEQUATELY REFLECTED IN CURRENT MARKET PRICE OF ITS COMMON STOCK‍​

Opera nytimes.com

See How the Met Built ‘Tosca,’ Its Biggest Production of the Season

The Metropolitan Opera's army of artisans has been working for a year to bring 19th-century Rome to life in a new production of Puccini's “Tosca.”

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Tibetan film-maker flees China, arrives in United States

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Tibetan film-maker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and arrived in the United States, according to an activist group which campaigned for his release.

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Italy's Eni begins drilling oil well in Alaska's Beaufort Sea -BSEE

HOUSTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Italian oil producer Eni this week began drilling a new well in U.S. waters off the north coast of Alaska, becoming the first company to do so since 2015, federal regulators said on Wednesday.

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FedEx says it experienced another record-breaking holiday shipping season

(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday it experienced another record-breaking holiday shipping season, but declined to provide specifics or data.

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UPDATE 1-UPS says holiday season package returns to hit a new record

SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday it was on track to return a record number of packages following this year's bumper online holiday shipping season.

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Nigerian air force says United States agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria: statement

ABUJA (Reuters) - The Nigerian air force said on Wednesday the United States had agreed to sell fighter planes to Nigeria, as the West African country continues its eight-year conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram.

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UPS says holiday season package returns to hit a new record

Dec 27 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday the expansion of online shopping is expected to send volumes of returned packages to a new record following this year's holiday shipping season.

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BRIEF-Liberbank Signs Strategic Agreement With Evo Payments ‍​From United States

* SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH EVO PAYMENTS ‍​FROM UNITED STATES

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BRIEF-H&E Equipment Services Extends Existing $602.5 Mln Senior Secured Credit Facility With Wells Fargo Capital Finance

* H&E EQUIPMENT SERVICES-ON DEC 22, CO AMENDED, EXTENDED, RESTATED EXISTING $602.5 MILLION SENIOR SECURED CREDIT FACILITY WITH WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE

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Northeast states sue EPA over air pollution from Midwest

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight northeastern states said on Tuesday they sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to impose more stringent controls on a group of mostly Midwestern states whose air pollution they claim is being blown in their direction.

Shrimp nytimes.com

It’s Maine Shrimp Season, Without the Shrimp

As the state’s shrimp fishery is closed for a fifth year, scientists blame climate change, shrimpers fret and locals mourn a beloved treat.

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BRIEF-Amazon Canada Says More Than 4 Mln Trialed Prime In One Week In Holiday Season

* SAYS IN ONE WEEK OF HOLIDAY SEASON, OVER 4 MILLION PEOPLE STARTED PRIME FREE TRIALS OR BEGAN PAID MEMBERSHIPS

Diabetes nytimes.com

One Man’s Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India

India is “sitting on a volcano” of diabetes. A father’s effort to ban junk food sales in and near schools aims to change what children eat.

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Peers may influence how well type 1 diabetes is managed

(Reuters Health) - How young people with type 1 diabetes relate to their peers may have important effects on how well they manage the disease and how distressing it is for them, a small study suggests.

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Severe weather arrives across the US

Severe winter weather bears down on much of the Northwest, Midwest and Northeast as cold temperatures sweep across the US on Christmas Day. CNN's Chad Myers has more.

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Nadal out of season-opening Abu Dhabi event

(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from next week's season-opening exhibition event in Abu Dhabi due to ongoing fitness problems, the world number one has said.

Music nytimes.com

Sprawling Across New York, a Solstice Music Marathon

Make Music Winter, an annual explosion of participatory “parades,” included riffs on Bach, West African music and microtonality.

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Wall Street slips as Nike, UnitedHealth drag

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes slipped in thin pre-holiday trading on Friday, pressured by losses in Nike and UnitedHealth.

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Arab states believe U.S. aid secure despite defying Trump Jerusalem move

AMMAN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Leading Arab allies threatened with cuts in aid by Donald Trump said on Friday they had no choice but to defy the U.S. president over his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and did not believe he would follow through.

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UnitedHealth, Nike weigh on Dow

(Reuters) - The blue-chip Dow Jones index was lower in thin pre-holiday trading on Friday, pressured by losses in UnitedHealth and Nike.

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US STOCKS-UnitedHealth, Nike weigh on Dow

* Celgene falls after follicular lymphoma regimen fails trial

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UnitedHealth to buy Chile's Banmedica for $2.8 billion

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Friday it signed a definitive agreement to buy Chilean healthcare company Banmedica SA for $2.8 billion, expanding the health insurer's footprint in South America.

Therapy and Rehabilitation nytimes.com

Sunday Routine: How Latham Thomas, Wellness Guru, Spends Her Sundays

Ms. Thomas takes luxurious baths, runs with her fiancé along the West Side Highway, goes to brunch with friends, and listens to her son play guitar.

Oils and Fats nytimes.com

Ask Well: Is It Better to Cook With Coconut Oil or Olive Oil?

Proponents of coconut oil point out that it is rich in phytochemicals with healthful properties. But so is olive oil.

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EU drone rules in balance as member states hold off endorsing deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's first ever rules on drones, which were tentatively agreed three weeks ago, risk being scuppered as EU governments hesitate over endorsing the deal because of their opposition to a drone registration requirement, among other issues.

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U.S. holiday shopping season surging towards a strong finish

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A jump in consumer spending in the final stretch of December should build on a strong start to the U.S. holiday season and help the embattled retail industry beat sales forecasts, industry research groups said. The spending boost in December comes ahead of Super Saturday - the last Saturday before Christmas, which often sets the annual record for retail sales and is one of the busiest shopping days of the year along with Black Friday.

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Yazidi sisters reunited after three years in Islamic State captivity

SHARYA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Rosa, now 14, asked her Islamic State captors about her younger sisters Bushra, 12, and Suhayla, seven, she was told they had been killed for misbehaving.

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BRIEF-Barnwell Industries Reports Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.08

* BARNWELL INDUSTRIES, INC. REPORTS YEAR-END AND FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS

Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain nytimes.com

‘The Crown’: The History Behind Season 2 on Netflix

Here’s an episode-by-episode survey of Season 2 of “The Crown” and a look at how some of the events it depicts were covered in The New York Times.

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Wailing fans bid farewell to South Korean singer, officials flag suicide concerns

SEOUL (Reuters) - Grief-stricken fans braved Seoul's winter cold on Thursday to bid farewell to Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, but his apparent suicide fueled health officials' concern about copycat bids.