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‘Peace’ doesn’t sell at Pyeongchang, say Games sponsors

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together. South Korea’s president calls …

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Rally calling for ban on assault-style rifles to be held in Tallahassee

PARKLAND/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) – Student and parent activists from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members were slain last week in a shooting rampage will hold a rally on Wednesday at the state capital, calling for a ban on assault-style rifles. Last week’s massacre, the second-deadliest shooting …

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Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAround 100 students made the bus journey of more than seven hours to reach Florida’s capital Survivors of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead have travelled to the state capital to press lawmakers to take more action on gun …

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Goggia tames the ‘crazy horse’ to win downhill gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Sofia Goggia shed the chaotic ‘crazy horse’ of her reputation and embraced her inner Samurai to give Italy its first women’s Olympic downhill champion on Wednesday. Described as the “crazy horse” of the Italian team by manager Massimo Rinaldi, and “crazy, in a good way” …

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Apple in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt for iPhone batteries directly from miners, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing sources. The iPhone maker is seeking contracts to buy several thousand metric tons of cobalt for five years or longer, Bloomberg reported, citing an anonymous source. …

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Trump pushes for ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump signs an order on gun ‘bump stocks’ US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year. Such devices enable a rifle to shoot hundreds …

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Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband’s term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement. …

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Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his events

Manila (AFP) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights and media groups said on Wednesday. Rappler, set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte …

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‘Making of a Murderer’ case may go to Supreme Court: report

(Reuters) – A Wisconsin man convicted of murder in the case that was chronicled in the Netflix documentary, “Making of a Murderer,” on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out his 2005 confession that his attorneys claim was coerced by investigators, the Washington Post reported. Attorneys for Brendan …

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South Korea regulator flags better deal for cryptocurrency industry

SEOUL (Reuters) – A better deal for South Korea’s cryptocurrency industry might be in the offing as the market regulator changes tack from its tough stance on the virtual coin trade, promising instead to help promote blockchain technology. The regulator said on Tuesday that it hopes to see South Korea …

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Goggia outpaces Vonn to win women’s downhill gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Zany Italian Sofia Goggia denied Lindsey Vonn the chance to reclaim the Olympic downhill gold with a winning run that perfectly mixed aggression and control in the marquee event of women’s Alpine skiing at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday. The bubbly 25-year-old from Bergamo clocked …

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Steven Cohen loses bid to seal lawsuit alleging sexism at Point72

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen’s request to temporarily seal a lawsuit accusing his hedge fund firm Point72 Asset Management LP of sexism toward women. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan said Point72 failed to overcome the presumption under the …

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