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Death toll from northwest Nigeria attack doubles to 130

ABUJA (Reuters) – The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130, the Kaduna state governor said on Tuesday, adding …

West Virginia lawmakers reject charter school bill in victory for striking teachers

(Reuters) – Striking teachers in West Virginia celebrated on Tuesday as lawmakers rejected a bill that would have opened the first charter schools in the state as unions become more …

Osaka stunned by Mladenovic in straight sets in Dubai

(Reuters) – World number one Naomi Osaka was beaten in her opening match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday, losing to France’s Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-3 on …

‘Green Book’ enjoys biggest Oscar nominations bounce at box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-nominated dramedy “Green Book” has turned Hollywood awards race publicity into more box-office gold than each of the seven other films in the best-picture contest. FILE …

Gold hits 10-month peak on growth worries; dollar dips

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gold prices rose to a 10-month high on Tuesday as concerns over a global economic slowdown spurred a safe-haven bid and were also supported by a …

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West Virginia lawmakers reject charter school bill in victory for striking teachers

(Reuters) – Striking teachers in West Virginia celebrated on Tuesday as lawmakers rejected a bill that would have opened the first charter schools in the state as unions become more …

Justice Thomas calls for reconsidering landmark U.S. defamation ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the court to reconsider its landmark precedent that made it harder for public figures to sue for defamation …

U.S. Supreme Court bars Texas from executing death row inmate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Texas cannot execute a black death row inmate convicted in the 1980 Houston murder of a grocery store clerk, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, concluding …

U.S. top court rejects bid to block Indivior opioid drug copycat

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Indivior Plc on …

West Virginia teachers strike again, this time over charter schools

(Reuters) – Teachers in West Virginia went on strike on Tuesday for the second time in a year, with the teachers’ union blasting a bill that could bring taxpayer-funded charter …

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Osaka stunned by Mladenovic in straight sets in Dubai

(Reuters) – World number one Naomi Osaka was beaten in her opening match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday, losing to France’s Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-3 on …

USA Gymnastics hires ex-NBA exec to help lead it past sex scandal

(Reuters) – USA Gymnastics on Tuesday named former National Basketball Association (NBA) vice president Li Li Leung as its new chief executive to help the governing body of the sport …

Dodgers P Newcombe, 1956 MVP, dies at 92

FILE PHOTO: Jun 5, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe looks on prior to the game against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory …

Reports: Padres, Machado agree to 10-year, $300 million deal

The San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with free agent infielder Manny Machado on a 10-year, $300 million deal, according to multiple reports Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Oct 27, 2018; …

Tennis: ITF’s new pathway to help dreamers reach the top

LONDON (Reuters) – Armed with his talent and a racket bag full of hope, Frenchman Evan Furness is one of the dreamers hoping to climb from tennis’s lowest rungs up …

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‘Green Book’ enjoys biggest Oscar nominations bounce at box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-nominated dramedy “Green Book” has turned Hollywood awards race publicity into more box-office gold than each of the seven other films in the best-picture contest. FILE …

Justice Thomas calls for reconsidering landmark U.S. defamation ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the court to reconsider its landmark precedent that made it harder for public figures to sue for defamation …

Lagerfeld made Paris the ‘fashion capital of the world’: LVMH’s Arnault

FILE PHOTO: German designer Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Spring/Summer 2019 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, October …

Pink Floyd’s Waters slams Venezuela border aid concert

CARACAS (Reuters) – Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters slammed an upcoming “Live Aid”-style concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Venezuela, calling the event a U.S.-backed effort to tarnish …

Meghan Markle in New York for baby shower: report

FILE PHOTO: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, arrives at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Meghan Markle, who is …

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N.C. poll workers admit they improperly ran early voting results

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting irregularities …

Ginsburg gets back to business in return to U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, returning to the bench for the first time since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December, jumped right into the fray …

Trump aides ignored legal warnings in pushing reactor plan -Democratic report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top White House aides ignored repeated warnings they could be breaking the law as they worked with former U.S. officials and a close friend of President Donald …

Republican backlash against Trump EPA pick fueled by ‘biofuel reset’

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler rejected a proposal from his staff that would have reduced the ambition of the nation’s biofuel policy over the next three …

U.S. top court rejects ex-congressman’s appeal in spending scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by Republican former congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned in 2015 amid questions about spending on his lavish “Downton …

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The real ‘Jaws’: Great white shark’s genetic secrets revealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world’s oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature — right down to …

Japan approves test of iPS cells for treating spinal injuries

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said …

NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays …

Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change

KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (Reuters) – In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Chile, scientists at a research …

NASA bids adieu to Mars rover that kept going and going and going

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A remarkably durable NASA rover designed to traverse the surface of Mars for three months has stopped communicating with Earth after 15 years of service, officials …

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Pfizer-Lilly drug shown to help reduce back pain in late-stage trial

FILE PHOTO – The logo of U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc. is seen at a branch in Zurich, Switzerland October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD (Reuters) …

Intercept’s fatty liver drug meets late-stage main goal, shares soar

(Reuters) – Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with a progressive fatty liver disease showed an improvement in scarring on the organ, taking the drug a …

British start-up breeds high performance bugs for animal feed

LONDON (Reuters) – After centuries of selective breeding of animals and plants to maximize yields in agriculture, bugs are getting the same treatment, as demand for insect protein grows. British …

Joining a clinical trial is too hard for many cancer patients

(Reuters Health) – Only a small fraction of cancer patients volunteer for clinical trials. The reason, a new study suggests, is not that they don’t want to, but that the …

U.S. top court rejects bid to block Indivior opioid drug copycat

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Indivior Plc on …