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Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99
February 21, 2018
During a 60-year career, Graham became one of the best-known preachers of the 20th Century.

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Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as more bombs fall
February 21, 2018
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus.
Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arrive
February 21, 2018
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face "serious consequences" for entering Syria's Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive.
North Korea canceled planned meeting with Pence
February 21, 2018
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters' arrest: defense
February 21, 2018
YANGON (Reuters) - The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defense lawyer said.
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WORLD • Business
3M, State of Minnesota Settle For $850 Million
February 21, 2018
3M Co. will pay $850 million to settle Minnesota’s lawsuit, claiming the manufacturer contaminated water in the state for at least five decades.
America's Emerging Petro Economy Flips the Impact of Oil
February 21, 2018
The effect of oil prices on the U.S. economy used to be straightforward: Higher was bad. Yet between 2014 and early 2016, as oil collapsed, growth slowed sharply. Since then oil has doubled, yet the economy has accelerated.
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Why This University President Is So Concerned About Trump’s Immigration Policies
February 21, 2018
USC president Max Nikias says they are hurting education and the economy.
This North Korean Hacking Group Is Becoming a Global Threat
February 21, 2018
North Korean cyber-spy group “Reaper” is conducting espionage well beyond the Korean peninsula.
The Happiest People on Earth Are Spending More Money Than They Have in Years
February 20, 2018
It's the fastest pace after more than half a decade of negative interest rates.
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WORLD • Markets
Dow rises 100 points ahead of Fed minutes, tech shares rise
February 21, 2018
U.S. stocks opened slightly higher as investors awaited the release of a meeting summary from the Federal Reserve.
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Dow rises 100 points ahead of Fed minutes, tech shares rise
February 21, 2018
U.S. stocks opened slightly higher as investors awaited the release of a meeting summary from the Federal Reserve.
US Treasury yields slip ahead of Fed minutes, Treasury auction
February 21, 2018
U.S. government debt yields slipped Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes release and a 5-year Treasury auction.
European stocks trade lower; AA down 18%
February 21, 2018
European equities were lower on Wednesday morning as investors focus on further earnings reports and data releases.
Oil prices ease as dollar rises; US crude stockpiles expected to rise
February 21, 2018
Oil prices were weighed down by a rebound in the U.S. dollar and an expected rise in U.S. crude production.
Gold steadies ahead of Fed minutes after steep slide
February 21, 2018
Investors awaited the minutes of the Fed's latest policy meeting later for clues on the outlook for U.S. interest rates.
Euro edges down as dollar extends recovery, with focus on Fed minutes
February 21, 2018
Higher Treasury yields supported the greenback ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting.
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WORLD • Economy
Rising UK employment signals faster wage growth
February 21, 2018
Average weekly earnings grew by 2.5% excluding bonuses in the fourth quarter of 2017

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WORLD • Opinion
California’s War With Trump
February 21, 2018

Since US President Donald Trump took office, governments in states like California have sought ways to negate his policies on taxation, immigration, energy, and more. How this standoff will end is anyone's guess; but where it will end is clear: in the courts.

International Editorial
Will America Choose Its Children Over Guns?
February 21, 2018
Maybe sensible teenagers, sickened by the terror they must live with at school, can at last compel their senseless elders to act.
Closing Rikers Has to Be a Team Effort
February 21, 2018
City and state officials each have roles to play in shuttering New York’s notorious jail complex, once and for all.
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