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Nadal pulls out of Mexican Open with injury

(Reuters) – Top seed Rafael Nadal has pulled out of this week’s Mexican Open in Acapulco after aggravating the leg injury that forced him out of the Australian Open last month. The world number two, who was due to face fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez on Wednesday, said he felt a ...

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Mississippi moves closer to banning abortions after 15 weeks

(Reuters) – Mississippi moved a step closer on Tuesday to passing the United States’ most restrictive abortion law when a state Senate committee approved a bill banning most procedures after 15 weeks of gestation. The measure, House Bill 1510, now heads to the full Senate after passage by the Public ...

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Amazon Buys Ring, Maker of Smart Home Products

Luke Schoenfelder, chief executive of Latch, a start-up that makes a family of smart locks, said he believed that Amazon would make a more serious effort to enter the home security market and compete against companies like ADT, Comcast and Alarm.com. Mr. Schoenfelder speculated that Amazon could seek to make ...

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U.S. to seek reimbursement from opioid makers, distributors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The federal government, backing litigation by states and cities, will seek reimbursement from major drug companies and distributors to recover costs it has borne from the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Washington would side with plaintiffs in the ...

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Short shorts lead the way at Saint Laurent’s Eiffel Tower display

PARIS (Reuters) – As temperatures plummeted in Paris, models took to a covered walkway under a lit-up Eiffel tower to show off some very short hemlines from Saint Laurent’s collection for next autumn and winter. Spectators and models were shielded from the worst of the freezing weather at the Paris ...

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She Knows His Crazy, and He Knows Hers

In December 1995, they saw each other at the Wee Burn Country Club, where both their parents were members. “Chris was so warm and I felt completely comfortable. Our rapport was so natural,” she said. “I was charmed by him, and thought, ‘What an interesting person.’ That night I went ...

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Monica Lewinsky: Clinton affair a gross abuse of power

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Lewinsky and President Clinton had a sporadic affair which began in 1995 Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern who had an affair with former president Bill Clinton, has said their relationship constituted a “gross abuse of power” on his part. Ms Lewinsky ...

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Vettel fastest as Hamilton leaves it to Bottas

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was fastest in Formula One’s pre-season testing at a chilly Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday while Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton took one for the team and “sacrificed” his scheduled stint. Vettel, like Hamilton a four times champion, lapped with a best time of one ...

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Fed’s Powell nods to stronger economy, backs gradual rate hike path

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, in his first public appearance as head of the U.S. central bank, vowed on Tuesday to prevent the economy from overheating while sticking with a plan to gradually raise interest rates. Testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee, Powell ...

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