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U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies

BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school’s admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants. FILE PHOTO: People walk past Harvard University t-shirts for sale in …

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CBS News fires Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

(Reuters) – CBS News said on Tuesday it had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women. FILE PHOTO: CBS news host Charlie Rose departs after meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at …

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Charlie Rose: CBS sacks talk show host over harassment claims

US TV host Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS News following sexual harassment allegations. An email to staff said the presenter’s employment had been “terminated… effective immediately”. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. …

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Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Investigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: An honor guard carries the coffin of U.S. Army …

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Ireland promises progress in Apple tax recovery in coming weeks

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland expects to make progress in recovering up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in disputed taxes from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) in the coming weeks, its prime minister said on Tuesday, following EU criticism that Dublin was moving too slowly. A 3D printed Apple logo is seen …

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Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pairs of John Lennon’s signature round glasses were also found German police have recovered more than 100 items stolen from John Lennon’s estate, including three diaries. The diaries were put on display at Berlin police headquarters with other items including a tape recording of a …

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Neiman Marcus’ New Digital Strategy Pays Off in Q1

A Neiman Marcus store. Neiman Marcus Neiman Marcus is clawing its way out it. After multiple quarters of sluggishness, the luxury-goods seller today announced its first comparable sales gain since 2015 thanks to a new “Digital First” strategy that has seen the company put significant investment behind omnichannel and implementing …

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Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks

LONDON (Reuters) – Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year’s Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic serves during his final match against Britain’s Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne …

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The Latest: Mugabe Resigns for ‘Smooth Transfer of Power’

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) –  Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says he is resigning immediately and voluntarily in order to have a “smooth transfer of power” after 37 years in charge. The letter was read out in a cheering, dancing Parliament, which had been pursuing impeachment of the 93-year-old Mugabe, the world’s …

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Tech stocks lift Wall Street to record high

(Reuters) – Wall Street indexes hit record levels on Tuesday, with technology stocks rising for a second straight day and healthcare shares getting a boost from Medtronic’s results. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid With …

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Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin Cheer on Blake Griffin at MSG

(L-R) Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin in New York on Nov. 20. Splash Who wants to sit courtside alone? Not Kendall Jenner. Last night, the supermodel stepped out with Hailey Baldwin and a few other friends to watch rumored boyfriend and Clippers star Blake Griffin play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. …

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Mellanox shares jump 11 percent after Starboard stake purchase

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli chip maker Mellanox Technologies saw its shares surge on the Nasdaq on Tuesday after activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP bought a 10.7 percent stake to influence strategy. The logo of Mellanox Technologies is seen at the company’s headquarters in Yokneam, in northern Israel July 26, …

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