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Beijing Games could help end NHL/IOC standoff

(Reuters) – Since saying “I do” to the International Olympic Committee in 1998 the National Hockey League and Winter Games have endured an often tumultuous relationship, one that ended last year in an acrimonious separation. In sporting terms this had been an arranged marriage and after five consecutive Winter Games …

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Prosecutors want testimony of 19 other accusers for Cosby retrial

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge who will preside over the second sexual assault trial of actor Bill Cosby to allow the testimony of 19 other accusers, including 12 women who were not allowed testify in the entertainer’s first trial. Cosby, 80, is scheduled go to trial …

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Uber-SoftBank deal has closed, making SoftBank largest shareholder

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber. The deal includes a large purchase of shares from …

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Turpin case: California children ‘chained for months’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption District Attorney Mike Hestrin said the couple chained their children as a form of punishment California prosecutors have detailed allegations of horrific abuse by the parents of 13 children held in shackles at their home. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, face charges of …

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Growing pains for #MeToo as Ansari tale sparks backlash talk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Less than four months after the #MeToo movement inspired a national conversation about sexual misconduct and led to the downfall of dozens of powerful American men, a backlash seems to be underway. Women are divided among themselves, men are beginning to speak out, and words like …

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Senate passes bill renewing NSA’s internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years and with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it did too little to safeguard the privacy of Americans. The legislation, which easily passed …

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Adidas Is Releasing Crazy Limited-Edition Boost BYW Sneakers

Adidas Boost You Wear sole detail. Adidas Adidas is dipping into its archives for a retro-inspired basketball model that makes use of the brand’s popular modern technologies. Known as the Crazy BYW (Boost You Wear), this new model combines elements from ‘90s Adidas designs including the Crazy and Feet You …

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Russia chooses neutral gray for Winter Olympians’ outfits

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian competitors at next month’s Winter Olympics will be kitted out in predominantly gray uniforms with no national markings, in keeping with their status as neutral athletes after the national team was barred over doping allegations. Unveiling sketches of the competitors’ uniforms on Thursday, the official clothing …

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Nigeria sues JP Morgan for $875 mln over Malabu oilfield deal

LONDON (Reuters) – Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million, accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country’s former oil minister. A spokeswoman for JP Morgan dismissed the accusation on Thursday, …

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The 5 Best Online Stores to Buy Shoes

Edel Rodriguez for Footwear News. When it comes to online shoe-selling, it can be tough to get all of the elements right. From storytelling and editorial content to selection and scale, it takes major skills to be an e-commerce powerhouse. For it’s 2018 Best of E-Tail issue, Footwear News sought …

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U.S. government creates health division for ‘religious freedom’

(Reuters) – The U.S. government will create a division within its health agency that focuses on guaranteeing “conscience and religious freedom” for health workers who say their beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement on …

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