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Malawi cholera cases pass 500, eight people dead

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

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Singapore Refining Company completes new gasoline clean fuels facility

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Trump’s ‘Best People’ and Their Dubious Ethics

There are so many scandals in this administration that many aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

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Student survivors of Florida shooting slam Trump over FBI tweets

PARKLAND, Fla (Reuters) - Student survivors of the deadliest-ever shooting at a U.S. high school reacted angrily on Sunday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the FBI may have been too distracted with a Russia probe to follow leads that could have prevented the massacre.

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Opinion: 'Black Panther' inspires more than African Americans

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

Actors and Actresses nytimes.com

The Return of the Artistic Company

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

Mensah, Emmanuel (1991-2017) nytimes.com

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

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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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U.S. charges three with exporting drone parts to Lebanon's Hezbollah

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal authorities have charged three men with illegally exporting drone parts and other material from the United States to Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

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Idaho thinks it has a better idea than Obamacare

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15-year-old boy charged with murder and assault in Kentucky school shooting: report

(Reuters) - Gabe Parker, 15, was charged with two counts of murder and 14 counts of first-degree assault in the January shooting at a Kentucky high school, the Courier-Journal newspaper reported on Friday.

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Yemeni man pleads guilty in U.S. to trying to join Islamic State

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Yemen-born New York City resident on Friday pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to Islamic State, admitting that he tried to join the organization and urged someone else to join too.

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Gunfire rumors prompt brief lockdown at Washington state college

(Reuters) - A college near Seattle locked down its campus for about two hours on Friday, prompting police to respond to reports of gunfire that turned out to be unfounded, according to the college and police.

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Venezuela cryptocurrency to draw investment from Turkey, Qatar: official

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's new "petro" cryptocurrency will attract investment from Turkey, Qatar, the United States and Europe, the country's cryptocurrency regulator, Carlos Vargas, told reporters on Friday.

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Al Qaeda operative gets life sentence for killing soldiers, bomb plot

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man convicted of participating in a 2003 attack on American soldiers in Afghanistan that killed two people and plotting to bomb a U.S. embassy in West Africa was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

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BRIEF-Uber Preparing To Sell Southeast Asia Unit To Grab In Exchange For Stake In Company - CNBC‍​

* UBER IS PREPARING TO SELL SOUTHEAST ASIA UNIT TO GRAB IN EXCHANGE FOR STAKE IN COMPANY - CNBC, CITING SOURCES ‍​ Source text: http://cnb.cx/2BwgfiO Further company coverage:

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Florida town mourns young victims after deadly school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The families of a 14-year-old athlete and a college-bound 18-year-old on Friday held the first of 17 expected funerals for the victims of this week's rampage at a Florida high school, the latest in a series of deadly shootings at U.S. schools.

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Minority government better than SPD alliance: top German conservative argues

BERLIN (Reuters) - An influential member of Angela Merkel's conservatives on Friday urged the German chancellor to form a minority government instead of a planned alliance with the Social Democrats (SPD), saying the SPD would not be a reliable partner.

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'Easy on the fries!', Japan scientists tell hopeful bald people

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese scientists have warned that eating french fries will not cure baldness, after research was published suggesting that chemicals used in cooking fried potatoes could help fight hair loss.

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In-person license renewal may reduce crashes involving people with dementia

Reuters Health - Older adults with dementia may be less likely to get in car crashes when they’re required to renew their driver’s licenses in person, a U.S. study suggests.

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Trump blamed shooter's classmates for not reporting him. Turns out, someone did.

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People Call Lindsey Vonn the World’s Greatest Skier. Does She Need the Olympics?

A history of victory and injuries has given Vonn the happiest and saddest moments in her career. She is favored to win medals in South Korea, if she stays healthy.

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Some thought he was off, or evil. His Instagram posts showed guns. Upon meeting people, the Florida gunman introduced himself as a 'school shooter.'

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How 3-year-olds are helping people live longer

On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 residents, it's one of the the largest care homes in the country.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Saving Winter Is More Than About Snow. It’s About Jobs.

Aggressive action on the climate is essential to save the sports celebrated at the Winter Games and the businesses that depend on them.

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Exclusive: Walmart in talks to buy more than 40 percent of India's Flipkart - sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Walmart Inc is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40 percent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia's third-largest economy, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Britain's Balfour says joint venture bags $1.95 billion U.S. airport contract

(Reuters) - Britain's Balfour Beatty said on Friday its joint venture had won a $1.95 billion contract relating to building, financing and managing an airport transport system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the United States.

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Former NY City teacher, brother charged with attempted bomb-making

(Reuters) - A former New York City high school teacher and his brother were arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to build an explosive device after an investigation by the FBI, according to authorities.

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How do laws prevent mentally ill people from buying guns?

How could a young man whose lawyers say he has been "experiencing and enduring mental illness his entire life" purchase an automatic rifle?

Figure Skating nytimes.com

Olympics Figure Skating Live Results: Yuzuru Hanyu and Nathan Chen Coming Up

The men’s figure skating short program features several top contenders. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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Two men arrested in New York City with bomb-making material: NY Times

(Reuters) - Authorities arrested two people in New York City on Thursday and planned to charge to them with building an explosive device after what they described a federal terrorism investigation, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed law enforcement official.

Vaccination and Immunization nytimes.com

The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds

A preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children.

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New York top court clears man held six years at Rikers Island without trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, on Thursday threw out the indictment of a man who spent more than six years in the Rikers Island jail in a Manhattan murder case, saying his constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated.

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West Virginia man admits to fraud tied to Boston art heist

BOSTON (Reuters) - A West Virginia man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges he fraudulently offered to sell some of the $500 million in artwork that was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 and never recovered, even though he had no access to the paintings.

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U.S. groups sue Trump administration over teen pregnancy grant cuts

(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, other organizations and a Washington state county filed lawsuits on Thursday challenging a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to defund more than $200 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs.

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Gun restraining order might have thwarted Florida shooting: experts

(Reuters) - A few U.S. states have laws allowing police and family members to obtain orders barring people suspected of being a threat from possessing guns, but Florida does not. Some gun control proponents and legal experts said Wednesday's school shooting might have been thwarted if it had.

Gun Control nytimes.com

In Florida, an AR-15 Is Easier to Buy Than a Handgun

While Florida has a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases, anyone with a clean record can buy military-style semiautomatic rifles in a matter of minutes.

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FBI was warned about Florida man accused of killing 17 at school

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned in September about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A University of, by and for the People

Land-grant colleges give all Americans access to an education no matter how much money their parents have.

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New York police sergeant cleared in deadly shooting of woman: union

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police sergeant was found not guilty of all charges on Thursday in the 2016 death of a emotionally disturbed woman whom he shot as she wielded a baseball bat in her apartment, the officer's union said.

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U.S. regulator warns of cryptocurrency 'pump-and-dump' schemes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator warned investors on Thursday about cryptocurrency "pump-and-dump" scams that aim to rip off investors by inflating the price of volatile virtual tokens through spreading bogus information.

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U.S. senator questions FEMA over Puerto Rico contracts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate's budget panel has questioned the federal disaster response agency about two contracts totaling more than $180 million, awarded to companies that failed to deliver the goods to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico last year.

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Congress urges railroads to meet looming safety deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chair of a congressional committee on Thursday urged U.S. railroads and transit agencies to meet a looming deadline to install an anti-crash technology called positive train control after a series of recent crashes.

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Washington state likely to deny permits for Trump oil drilling plan: official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington state is preparing to reject land leases and easements to stymie the Trump administration's plan to allow oil drilling off its shores, an official of the Pacific northwest state said on Thursday.

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Trump says will make schools safer after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for healing and peace one day after a gunman killed at least 17 people at a Florida high school, saying his administration would work to improve school safety and address mental illness.

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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to face U.S trial in September

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday set a Sep. 5 trial date for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" who is jailed in the United States on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.

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Speaker Ryan wants to fix possible legal gaps on guns and mental health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday lawmakers should close any possible legal gaps that may allow the mentally ill to obtain guns, as the country reeled from a school shooting that killed 17 and a year after Congress ended expanded background checks tied to mental health problems.

Monkeys and Apes nytimes.com

Trilobites: Borneo Lost More Than 100,000 Orangutans From 1999 to 2015

Deforestation on the island has harmed the primates, but a study found they also disappeared from more intact forests, suggesting people may be killing them.

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More than a movie, 'Black Panther' is a movement

Black people have been striving to remind the world for years that Africa is a continent, not a country.

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House Speaker Ryan: Florida shooting shouldn't threaten right to own guns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, in a round of interviews with conservative radio shows on Thursday, said the Florida school shooting that killed at least 17 people on Wednesday should not threaten citizens' rights to own guns.

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BRIEF-CTG Announces Acquisition Of Soft Company‍​

* COMPUTER TASK GROUP INC - ALL-CASH TRANSACTION IS VALUED AT $16.5 MILLION‍​

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Florida community seeks answers after 17 killed in school rampage

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida community will join together on Thursday to mourn the 17 victims of a suspected lone gunman as officials seek to discover how the heavily armed teenager managed to mingle with students before one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Olympic Organizers Say Tickets Are Sold, but Where Are the People?

Organizers with Pyeongchang 2018 say tickets sales are brisk and close to being sold out. Swaths of empty seats at some venues tell a different story.

Figure Skating nytimes.com

How Nathan Chen Became an Artist

He’s the United States’ best shot at an Olympic gold medal in figure skating. His embrace of a Chinese defector’s story may help him get there.

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Coincheck hit by lawsuit as investors seek restart of cryptocurrency withdrawals

TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency investors launched a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday, seeking to force the Tokyo-based exchange to allow them to withdraw assets worth $183,000 frozen after last month's $530 million heist of digital money.

Surfacing 2018 nytimes.com

SURFACING: EXPLORING COMMUNITIES : The ‘Black Panther’ Enthusiasts Who Are Changing Cosplay: ‘We’re Helping People See Us as Heroes’

Meet the people whose goal is to disrupt the stereotypes of cosplay.

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19-year-old suspected of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school was armed with an AR-15 style rifle and multiple magazines, sheriff says

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man suspected of gunning down at least 17 people Wednesday at a Parkland, Florida, high school, had once been expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Poor People Deserve Better Than Food in a Box

I know all about how people who use SNAP benefits are humiliated. A Trump proposal will make it worse.

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'Serious derelictions' found in U.S. veteran affairs chief's Europe trip: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament during a government trip to Europe last summer, and his chief of staff made false statements so the secretary's wife could travel at government expense, the inspector general reported on Wednesday.

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Russian gets 12 years in U.S. prison for role in hacking scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a computer hacking scheme that compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

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New York state seeks expedited timeline to close city's Rikers Island jail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state officials on Wednesday recommended speeding up New York City's timeline for closing its Rikers Island jail, saying the troubled facility is violating inmates' constitutional rights and state laws.

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Massachusetts top court rejects police traffic stop challenge

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top court ruled on Wednesday that police can carry out traffic stops for motor vehicle violations as a pretext to probe for other crimes, but the justices expressed concerns about how racial bias can influence such stops.

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New York governor's budget raises transparency concerns: comptroller

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parts of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nearly $170 billion proposed budget would raise concerns about transparency by expanding his control over state spending, the state's chief fiscal watchdog said on Wednesday.

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State considers expediting timeline to close New York's Rikers Island jail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - State officials on Wednesday recommended speeding up New York City's timeline for closing its Rikers Island jail, saying the troubled facility is violating inmates' Constitutional rights and state laws.

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Mosaic network will reward researchers with its own cryptocurrency

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of academics and technology experts will soon launch a blockchain-powered network that will reward quality research with its own cryptocurrency called Mosaic.

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More Israelis believe police than Netanyahu, polls show

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Almost half of Israel's electorate believe the country's police, who say they have gathered evidence against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called for him to be charged with bribery, a poll showed on Wednesday.

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Doctors Without Borders fired 19 people for sexual abuse last year

PARIS (Reuters) - International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said on Wednesday it had dealt with 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse among its 40,000 staff last year, and dismissed 19 people as a result.

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People are defecting from the GOP, but not to the Democrats

Fewer people say they consider themselves Republicans, according to recent polling. But they're not becoming Democrats instead.

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People can't stop watching Hallmark's cheesy TV movies

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U.N. says bombs will litter Mosul for more than a decade

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Iraqi city of Mosul will remain strewn with unexploded bombs for a decade, endangering a million or more civilians who want to return home following the end of three years of Islamic State occupation, a U.N. demining expert said on Wednesday.

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U.S. court voids law clerk's sentence in napkin-chewing insider case

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court threw out the 46-month prison sentence of a former clerk at a major Wall Street law firm, who was part of an insider trading ring that passed merger tips on napkins and Post-it notes in New York's Grand Central Terminal.

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GE's chief communications officer Deirdre Latour to leave company

(Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Wednesday that its chief communications officer and senior adviser, Deirdre Latour, would be leaving the company in mid-March to pursue other opportunities.

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Blankfein: Economy is higher under Trump than if Clinton won

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Inflation grows faster than expected in January

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Climber dies in fall from Oregon peak, others stranded for hours

TIMBERLINE LODGE, Ore. (Reuters) - A climber died after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) from Mount Hood in Oregon and at least seven spent hours stranded on the face of the mountain on Tuesday as temperatures rose and ice and rock broke loose, officials said.

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For one U.S. immigrant family, short-term public aid meant long-term security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Abosede Akingbade Thomas, a Nigerian immigrant to the United States, was ordered to bed rest in 1981 during a difficult pregnancy, she followed her doctor's advice to sign up for food stamps and another aid program providing support to pregnant and nursing women.

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Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X-ray scanner rather than part with purse

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train station's luggage x-ray machine rather than part with the bag amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush, Chinese media...

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Building diplomacy, not just walls: U.S. starts work on new Mexico embassy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States broke ground on a new $943 million embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday, a move hailed by officials from both countries as a win for diplomacy after months of tension over President Donald Trump's plan to build a tall border wall.

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San Francisco middle-school students sickened by mystery substance

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ten students at a San Francisco middle school were taken by ambulance to area hospitals on Tuesday for treatment of exposure to an unknown substance, possibly an illicit drug, that some appeared to have ingested, emergency and school officials said.

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Passenger jet lands in Hawaii after engine covering rips apart

(Reuters) - Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Honolulu had a scary trip over the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, after the casing around one of the engines ripped apart, officials said.

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Climber killed in fall, others stranded on Mount Hood, Oregon

TIMBERLINE LODGE, Ore. (Reuters) - A climber was killed after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) on Mount Hood in Oregon and up to 15 other people remained stranded on the face of the mountain in difficult conditions on Tuesday, authorities said.

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Vornado says will sell stake in Kushner's flagship Manhattan tower

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of New York's largest property owners said on Tuesday it would sell its minority stake in a Manhattan office tower on Fifth Avenue controlled by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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More than half the people getting food stamps are children or seniors

Food Contamination and Poisoning nytimes.com

The Shift: Too Much Power to the People? A Food Safety Site Tests the Limits

IWasPoisoned.com, which lets users submit anonymous reports of food poisoning, has become a controversial powerhouse in the restaurant industry.

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BRIEF-Yum Brands Says ‍Brian Niccol To Step Down From His Role As Taco Bell CEO To Assume A Senior Position At Another Public Company​

* YUM BRANDS - ‍BRIAN NICCOL WILL STEP DOWN FROM HIS ROLE AS TACO BELL CEO TO ASSUME A SENIOR POSITION AT ANOTHER PUBLIC COMPANY​

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'Chelsea Bomber' receives two life sentences

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Jersey man convicted of planting bombs in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood in 2016 received two life sentences on Tuesday, after expressing no remorse in a Manhattan courtroom for engineering the explosion that injured 30 people.

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Southwest is sued by Arabic speaker who was removed from plane

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co was sued on Tuesday by an American citizen who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee and said he was removed from a California flight after another passenger became unnerved upon hearing him speak in Arabic.

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White powder sent to Washington building, housing Obama office: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police and fire officials on Tuesday removed a white powdery substance sent to the office building where former President Barack Obama leases space, but the material was found to be harmless, according to media reports.

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Mardi Gras paradegoers throw more than beads

Beads! Beads! Beads! It's all anyone ever thinks about when it comes to Mardi Gras.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Was Warned of Rob Porter’s Background Months Earlier Than Acknowledged

The F.B.I. told White House officials last March about problems in the background of Rob Porter, the aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal. The White House has said it learned of the issues in July.

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Blue Apron ramps marketing back up, revenue drop smaller than feared

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blue Apron Holdings Inc shares jumped 9 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday after the meal-kit maker reported a smaller-than-expected revenue drop and quarterly loss as a costly distribution hub switch forced it to slash marketing.

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Russia says hackers stole more than $17 million from its banks in 2017

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia (Reuters) - Hackers stole more than 1 billion roubles ($17 million) from Russian banks using the Cobalt Strike security-testing tool in 2017, a central bank official said on Tuesday.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

Feature: ‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

How a group of five activists called the Valve Turners decided to fight global warming by doing whatever it takes.

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Japan's Coincheck reports to regulators over $530 million cryptocurrency heist

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, under pressure to better safeguard investors after the daring theft of $530 million of digital money last month, filed on Tuesday a report with regulators on the hacking, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Few Americans reporting cryptocurrency trading to IRS for now: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Less than 100 people out of the 250,000 individuals who have already filed federal taxes this year through company Credit Karma reported a cryptocurrency transaction to U.S. tax authorities, the company said on Tuesday.

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Singapore poised for first sales tax hike in more than a decade

SINGAPORE, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Singapore, a city-state famed for the low-tax model that helped transform it from a gritty port town to an Asian Manhattan, is expected to put something unusual in this year's government budget announcement: a tax hike.

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South Korea's Samsung Elec extends gains to more than 5 percent

SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics jumped more than 5 percent on Tuesday amid strong buying by foreign investors.

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Cryptocurrency traders to launch lawsuit against Coincheck on Thursday: lawyer

TOKYO (Reuters) - A group of cryptocurrency traders will file a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday over last month's theft of $530 million in digital money from the Tokyo-based exchange, a lawyer representing the claimants said.

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Female Trump voter: People are victimizing Trump

How are the women who supported President Donald Trump at the polls reacting to his reaction of Rob Porter's assault allegations? CNN's Randi Kaye finds out.

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Watch people react to the portraits

Michelle Obama's official portrait has people asking, "who?" CNN's Jeanne Moos has reactions to the Obamas portraits.

Methane nytimes.com

Trump Administration Targets Obama-Era Effort to Limit Methane

The rule, dating from President Barack Obama’s final days in office, survived a Senate vote in 2017 but now faces formal repeal.

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Liberia church massacre survivors sue alleged perpetrator in U.S. court

NEW YORK/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Four survivors of a church massacre that killed 600 people during the Liberian civil war on Monday filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. court against the man they accuse of having ordered the attack.

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Japan's Coincheck set to report to regulators over $530 million cryptocurrency heist

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, stung by the theft of $530 million of digital money last month, is expected on Tuesday to file a report with regulators on the hacking.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Puerto Rico Needs More Than Bandages

The island’s power and water utilities require wholesale rebuilding to achieve resilience against the next big storm.

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Cryptocurrency investors flock to Puerto Rico Investment Summit

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico’s annual investment summit, a two-day conference to woo investors to the bankrupt U.S. territory and the first since Hurricane Maria devastated the island, sported some new faces, particularly from the fast-growing cryptocurrency world.

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Justice Department charges 'straw purchaser' in Ohio police shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it has charged an Ohio man with acting as a "straw purchaser" for a man accused of shooting and killed two police officers on Saturday.

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Trump administration revives support for new FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Monday revived its support for construction of a new FBI headquarters, saying it planned to ask Congress in 2018 for the remaining $2.175 billion needed to help pay for it.

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Twenty years after kidnapping newborn, Florida woman pleads guilty

(Reuters) - A Florida woman on Monday pleaded guilty to abducting a newborn from a Jacksonville hospital in 1998, and will be sentenced to more than 20 years in prison, according to court proceedings.

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Upcoming state elections cast shadow over Illinois budget prospects

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' upcoming elections are casting a shadow over the state's ability to pass a new budget, tackle its financial liabilities and keep its credit ratings from sinking into junk, analysts said.

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India cuts stent prices by more than 7 percent

NEW DELHI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - India has cut prices of some stents by about 7.6 percent, a government body said on Monday, in the latest setback for the country's $5 billion medical device industry.

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Obama: Thanks for capturing wife's hotness

President Obama jokingly thanked artist Amy Sherald for capturing his wife's "beauty, grace, intelligence, charm and hotness" in her official portrait unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

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West Virginia policeman fired after refusing to shoot suspect settles suit

(Reuters) - A former police officer who said he was fired after not shooting a man wielding an unloaded gun during a domestic dispute agreed to drop his lawsuit against the West Virginia city he worked in after reaching a settlement, his lawyers said on Monday.

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BRIEF-One Horizon Group Announces Acquisition Of Music Production Company C-Rod Inc

* ONE HORIZON GROUP ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF MUSIC PRODUCTION COMPANY C-ROD INC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Carbon Monoxide nytimes.com

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills More Than 100 in China This Year

Poorly ventilated or faulty water heaters and cooking stoves have been blamed for the rash of deaths in the Guangxi region, as well as hundreds of hospitalizations.

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Armed forces rushed more than 4,000 people onto FBI's gun ban list after an ex-airman killed dozens in Texas

Since an ex-US airman shot more than two dozen people in a Texas church in November, the US military has added more than 4,000 names to the nation's list of dishonorably discharged military personnel banned from owning firearms -- a sign of what has been a massive hole in the nation's gun buying background check system.

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Futures up more than 1 percent after worst week in two years

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were up more than 1 percent, attempting a rebound from Wall Street's worst week in two years, while volatility remained relatively elevated and U.S. bond yields hit new four-year highs.

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Northern Puerto Rico hit by blackout due to fire at power substation: CNN

(Reuters) - Parts of northern Puerto Rico on Sunday were left in the dark after a mechanical failure caused a fire at a power substation, CNN reported, citing authorities.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company Opens Office In Dubai

* BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY OPENS OFFICE IN DUBAI, NAMES EXECUTIVES TO HEAD MIDDLE EAST REGION AND THIRD PARTY LINES

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Coincheck heist sheds light on Japan's rush to create cryptocurrency rules

TOKYO (Reuters) - After the Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange was stung by a half-billion dollar theft in 2014, Japanese regulators swung into action.

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Trump budget asks more than $200 billion for infrastructure, border security: budget director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Sunday its budget proposal would include $200 billion for infrastructure spending and $23 billion for enhanced border security to help fulfill campaign promises by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Suits and Litigation (Civil) nytimes.com

Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit

Eric T. Schneiderman filed a suit alleging the studio and its founders violated state and city laws barring gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

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New York state sues Weinstein and his company

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and his former company, citing "egregious" violations of state civil and human rights laws.

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U.S. border patrol agent may have died from fall, not attack: memo

(Reuters) - A federal investigation into the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas has found no evidence he was attacked, as President Donald Trump suggested at the time, but may have died from a fall, an internal federal agency memo shows.

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Harvard names veteran academic administrator as new president

(Reuters) - Harvard University on Sunday announced that Lawrence Bacow from its Kennedy School of Government would be its 29th president starting on July 1, calling him one of the most experienced and respected leaders in U.S. higher education.

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Gunman kills four, then self in Kentucky: police

(Reuters) - Five people, including a suspected gunman who apparently took his own life, were killed in a shooting spree at two locations in northeastern Kentucky, officials said on Sunday.

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U.S. border patrol agent died from fall, not attack: report

(Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died three months ago in what President Donald Trump said was an attack was likely killed by an accidental fall into a deep culvert, a newspaper reported, citing a federal agency memo.

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Plane crashes near Moscow, killing 71 people: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A plane operated by Russia's Saratov Airlines crashed near Moscow on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, news agencies said.

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Five killed, including gunman, in shooting spree in Kentucky: police

(Reuters) - Five people, including a suspected gunman who apparently took his own life, were killed in a shooting spree at two locations in northeast Kentucky on Saturday, officials said.

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Kentucky man kills 4 people and himself

Five people died in a "murder spree" in eastern Kentucky Saturday, the Johnson County sheriff said.

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U.S. Grand Canyon helicopter crash kills three - report

(Reuters) - A tourist helicopter crashed in the United States' Grand Canyon on Saturday, killing three people and injuring four others, Arizona media and a federal aviation spokesman said.

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Two Ohio police officers shot dead responding to 911 call

(Reuters) - Two Ohio police officers were shot to death on Saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, and a suspect was wounded and is in custody, officials said.

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U.S. drops charges against defendant in NCAA corruption case

(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges against the former director of an amateur basketball program who was among 10 people charged last year in a major corruption case involving college basketball, according to a court filing.

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U.S. rail official steps down after questions raised over outside work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Trump administration rail safety official resigned on Saturday after questions were raised about whether he was conducting outside work after taking the post, the U.S. Transportation Department said.

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Two Ohio police officers shot to death, suspect held

(Reuters) - Two Ohio police officers were shot to death on Saturday when they responded to a call and a suspect was wounded and is in custody, a spokeswoman for the city of Westerville said.

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Autopsy finds gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas took anti-anxiety drug

(Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was found to have had anti-anxiety medication in his system, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing a newly obtained autopsy report.

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Puerto Rico says to receive $16 billion in federal disaster aid

(Reuters) - Puerto Rico said on Friday it will receive $16 billion in federal aid under a disaster recovery package signed on Friday by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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This pastor wants white working people to know about 'the trick'

Most pastors say they preach the truth. The Rev. William Barber also delivers sermons on another topic: "the trick."

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Georgia police officer and suspect killed, two deputies wounded

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A police officer was shot dead and two sheriff's deputies were wounded on Friday in a small Georgia town by a gunman who was then killed, the county sheriff said.

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300 people told us what they will do with their bigger paychecks

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Equifax hack might be even worse than we thought

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Star witness in ex-Cuomo aide's corruption trial arrested

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The corruption trial of a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has taken an unexpected turn, as a star witness for prosecutors was arrested after admitting during his fourth day testifying before a jury that he may have violated his cooperation agreement.

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Policeman killed, two wounded in Georgia shooting

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A police officer was shot dead and two sheriff's deputies were wounded on Friday in a small Georgia town by a gunman who was then killed, the county sheriff said.

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Former Virginia Tech student convicted in 13-year-old girl's murder

(Reuters) - A former Virginia Tech student was convicted of kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old girl after telling the judge overseeing his trial that he wanted to enter a plea of no contest on Friday, a local prosecutor said.

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Shooting at Georgia nursing home leaves one dead; gunman flees

(Reuters) - A person was fatally shot in a nursing home parking lot in Augusta, Georgia, on Friday and police were looking for the shooter, who had fled the scene, according to local media and Augusta University, which has a campus near the facility.

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Nestle buys majority stake in organic food company Terrafertil

ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle said on Friday that it has bought a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural and organic plant based foods.

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U.S. Homeland Security agent gets prison for Colombia drug lord bribes

(Reuters) - A former U.S. Homeland Security special agent was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison for taking bribes in exchange for getting an indicted Colombian drug kingpin dismissed from a case against the once-powerful Cali cartel, court records showed.

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Scaramucci: 'The cover-up is always worse than the crime'

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci suggested that John Kelly is handling the fallout from the Rob Porter scandal poorly by trying to "cover it up."

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‘This Close’ Is by and About Deaf People, but That’s Only the Beginning

Deafness is just one aspect of this dramedy, created by and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, that is also about friendship, romance and ambition.

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More than 1,000 flights canceled in Midwest

More than 1,000 US flights have been canceled and drivers urged to stay off the roads as a winter storm slammed the Midwest on Friday with at least 1 inch of snow per hour.

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Barclays in U.S. set to join cryptocurrency credit card ban: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays is likely to follow other major lenders in the United States in stopping customers from buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with its credit cards, according to an interview with a senior executive at its credit card unit.

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Nathan Chen Struggles in Olympic Figure Skating Debut

“Obviously not what I wanted to do on my first Olympic run,” Chen said after a shaky performance that left the American team fourth in a field of 10.

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New Mexico newspaper apologizes for cartoon linking 'Dreamers' to criminality

(Reuters) - A New Mexico newspaper apologized on Thursday for publishing a cartoon portraying illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children as street criminals that drew widespread condemnation as racist.

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Undercover investigator able to smuggle blades, drugs into NYC jails: watchdog

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An undercover investigator dressed as a jail officer was able to smuggle scalpel blades and drugs into the main city jails in Manhattan and Brooklyn, a city watchdog said on Thursday, the latest sign of ongoing troubles in the city's jail system.

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Nvidia's upbeat forecast powered by data center, cryptocurrency demand

(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp's upbeat current-quarter revenue forecast on Thursday underscored surging demand for its graphics chips used in data centers, gaming devices and cryptocurrency mining, sending its shares up as much as 12 percent in extended trading.

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UPDATE 4-Nvidia's upbeat forecast powered by data center, cryptocurrency demand

Feb 8 (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp's upbeat current-quarter revenue forecast on Thursday underscored surging demand for its graphics chips used in data centers, gaming devices and cryptocurrency mining, sending its shares up as much as 12 percent in extended trading.

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships nytimes.com

Bermuda Outlaws Gay Marriage, Less Than a Year After It Became Legal

The British overseas territory adopted a domestic partnership law, instead, but gay rights advocates dismissed it as a “separate-but-equal” measure.

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After SC train crash, wife of conductor sues Amtrak, CSX Corp

(Reuters) - The widow of an Amtrak train conductor killed this week in a South Carolina collision filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Amtrak and CSX Corp, the Florida Times-Union reported.

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Nebraska school will not punish alt-right student who 'loves violence'

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed white nationalist student who appeared in a video saying he "loves violence" will not be disciplined by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the school's chancellor said on Thursday.

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U.S. child mortality rates remain higher than in other wealthy nations

(Reuters Health) - Even though infant and child mortality rates in wealthy nations have been steadily declining for decades, American children are still more likely to die than kids in other affluent countries, a U.S. study suggests.

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Many people take dangerously high amounts of ibuprofen

(Reuters Health) - Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side effects like internal bleeding and heart attacks, a U.S. study suggests.

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Amtrak CEO to testify before U.S. House in wake of accidents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson will testify next week before a U.S. House of Representatives panel on the adoption of anti-crash technologies in the wake of a number of fatal accidents involving the U.S. passenger railroad.

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Opinion: President Trump’s Best People

From Rob Porter to Omarosa Manigault Newman, the Mooch and others. Here is the parade of characters who just couldn’t hold on to their White House jobs.

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Ohio delays execution after ex-juror seeks reprieve for death row inmate

(Reuters) - Ohio Governor John Kasich on Thursday postponed next week's scheduled execution of a convicted double murderer in light of a letter from a juror in the man's trial asking that he not be put to death because the jury was not given information pertinent to his sentencing about his troubled childhood.

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Free Lyft may not help poor people keep doctor appointments

(Reuters Health) - Giving poor people free use of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft for doctor appointments doesn’t make them any less likely to become no-shows than patients who have to find their own way there, a U.S. study suggests.

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You probably made more than Elon Musk last year

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BRIEF-Wwe® Announces Financial Reporting Changes

* WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT INC - REPORTING CHANGES EFFECTIVE WITH Q1 2018 RESULTS

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More than 100 pro-Assad forces killed in thwarted attack: U.S. official

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were killed overnight when U.S. coalition and coalition-backed local forces repelled their attack in eastern Syria, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

Norovirus nytimes.com

Norovirus Cases at Olympics More Than Double, Moving Beyond Security Staff

The number of cases has risen to 86, and the virus may be traveling quickly across other Olympic areas.

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More than 100 pro-Syrian forces killed after thwarted attack: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were killed after U.S.-led coalition and coalition-backed local forces thwarted a large, apparently coordinated attack late on Wednesday and early on Thursday, a U.S. official said.

Casinos nytimes.com

Without Steve Wynn, Casino Empire Risks Losing More Than a Name

“None of us in this world are irreplaceable,’’ the head of a Las Vegas marketing firm said. “But that kind of raw imagination is pretty rare.”

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State of the Art: A Crazy Idea for Funding Local News: Charge People for It

How two tech-industry news sites, The Information and Stratechery, may show a path forward.

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Japan regulator to inspect more cryptocurrency exchanges: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's financial regulator will this week launch on-site checks of several cryptocurrency exchange operators potentially vulnerable to cyber-attacks, and may widen its inspections, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

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Indianapolis prosecutor blasts Trump for politicizing football player death

(Reuters) - An Indianapolis prosecutor on Wednesday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump for bringing politics into the case of a twice-deported man charged in a drunk-driving crash that killed an Indianapolis Colts football player.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Pelosi Held House Floor in Advocacy of ‘Dreamers’ for More Than 8 Hours

Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, broke records on Wednesday with an extended speech opposing the budget deal because it ignored the “Dreamers.”

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No evidence of attack in Texas death of Border Patrol agent: FBI

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - There was no evidence of an attack that led to the on-duty death in November of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, the FBI said on Wednesday in the case that prompted President Donald Trump to renew calls for a border wall with Mexico.

Social Media nytimes.com

A Guide to Snapchat for People Who Don’t Get Snapchat

Snapchat has an unearned reputation for being difficult to use, but it’s not, if you get the basics.

Canada nytimes.com

Justin Trudeau Regrets ‘Peoplekind’: ‘I Made a Dumb Joke’

After the Canadian prime minister was shown on video telling a woman not to say “mankind” at a town-hall-style meeting, people had many, many opinions.

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Southwest Airlines plane slides during takeoff from Baltimore airport

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Southwest Airlines plane slid sideways while preparing for takeoff from Baltimore–Washington International Airport on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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U.S. judge refuses to overturn Turkish banker's conviction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to overturn the conviction of a Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank, on charges that he helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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Fake doctor suspected of infecting at least 33 people with HIV

At least 33 people have tested positive for HIV in northern India after a fake doctor allegedly used a tainted needle while treating them.

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Sanofi's return to profit growth this year slower than hoped

PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi forecast on Wednesday a return to profit growth this year, but its shares fell as analysts had hoped for a bigger boost from recent deals and a revamped drugs pipeline.

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Telecom Italia plans to confer network assets in fully-owned company

ROME (Reuters) - Telecom Italia plans to confer all of its fixed line network assets into a separate company which will be fully controlled by the group, Chief Executive Amos Genish said on Wednesday.

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Steve Wynn Resigns From Company Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Mr. Wynn, a billionaire casino mogul, stepped down on Tuesday as chief executive and chairman of the board of Wynn Resorts. He is accused of decades of sexual misconduct.

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Nestle stops buying palm oil from Guatemala company accused of corruption

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Multinational food and beverage company Nestle said on Tuesday that it would stop buying palm oil from a Guatemalan company that has been accused by the country's prosecutor of corruption.

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Saudi man in Oklahoma charged with lying about al Qaeda training

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Saudi man who attended flight school in Oklahoma was charged on Tuesday with visa fraud for allegedly having lied about attending an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in 2000, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Former Alaska Airlines pilot to plead guilty to flying under the influence

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former Alaska Airlines pilot has agreed to plead guilty to flying a commercial jetliner while under the influence of alcohol under an agreement that calls for him to serve a year in prison, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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Cuban independent media say no thanks to Trump free press initiative

HAVANA (Reuters) - Leading Cuban independent media said they want nothing to do with a Trump administration initiative to foster more such outlets on the communist-run isle, contending it interferes in Cuba's politics and creates the impression they are U.S. mouthpieces.

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Las Vegas hotel re-numbers floor where gunman opened fire on music festival

(Reuters) - The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where a gunman converted a suite to a sniper's nest in October and opened fire on an outdoor country music concert, killing 58 people, will rename several floors of the guest tower, the company said.

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Far More U.S. Children Than Previously Thought May Have Fetal Alcohol Disorders

New research estimates that neurological disorders caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy are at least as common as autism.

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BRIEF-Century Casinos Notified Nasdaq Robert Eichberg, An Independent Director Of Company, Passed Away On Feb 3

* CENTURY CASINOS- NOTIFIED NASDAQ ROBERT EICHBERG, AN INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR OF COMPANY, PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 3, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2FRlusi] Further company coverage:

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New York man gets 18 years prison for Islamic State support

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to aid Islamic State and assaulting a federal law enforcement officer.

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Deduction scramble helped drive U.S. wave of tax bonuses: experts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - When President Donald Trump signed into law an overhaul of the U.S. tax code in late December that slashed the corporate tax rate, managers at Southwest Airlines Co wasted no time.

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High-speed U.S. passenger train decouples in Maryland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A high-speed Amtrak train carrying more than 50 people decoupled on Tuesday as it traveled northward in Maryland, causing no injuries but highlighting concerns about the U.S. passenger carrier's safety record after a series of accidents.

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The Republican Fiscal Stimulus Could Be Bigger Than Obama’s

Republicans are poised to pump in economic fuel while unemployment is low and wages are starting to rise, a combination that is stoking fears over inflation and deficits.

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U.S. safety board blames two commuter crashes on sleep disorders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. investigative agency said on Tuesday that two New York City area commuter train crashes were the result of engineers with undiagnosed sleep disorders.

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Amtrak engineer must face trial for 2015 derailment, judge rules

(Reuters) - A Philadelphia judge on Tuesday ruled that the engineer at the throttle of an Amtrak train during a deadly derailment in 2015 must face criminal charges, overturning another judge who had dismissed them, prosecutors said.