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Son of Sweden's Prince Carl Philip christened in Stockholm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The son of Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia was christened at a ceremony in the royal palace chapel in Stockholm on Friday.
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Turkey has informed Germany that lawmakers can visit air base, Foreign minister says
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has informed the German government that a group of its lawmakers are allowed to visit the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey at the beginning of October, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
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Global airport traffic up 6.4 percent in 2015, fastest rate since 2010
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Global airport traffic grew at its fastest rate last year since 2010, rising 6.4 percent to 7.2 billion passengers, according to data published on Friday by an international trade association representing airports.
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Turkish air strikes destroy four targets in northern Syria: military
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish air strikes destroyed four stationary targets in northern Syria on Friday, the military said in a statement, as it continues attacks against militants in the region.
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Russia bolsters military force in Crimea: Ifax
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has formed a "self-sufficient military group" in Crimea capable of repelling attempts to seize the peninsula, Interfax news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Friday.
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At least two dead as train derails in northern Spain
MADRID (Reuters) - At least two people have died after a train derailed in Galicia, in northern Spain, a spokesman for the local emergency services said on Friday.
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Colombia's Santos says peace deal will pass, more war a disaster
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians are sure to approve a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels in a referendum next month because they see the enormous economic opportunity and know renewed war would be a "catastrophe," President Juan Manuel Santos told Reuters.
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Car with gas cylinders found near Paris cathedral on Saturday: police
PARIS (Reuters) - A car containing several gas cylinders was discovered close to the Notre-Dame cathedral in central Paris last Saturday night and its owner, now in custody, is on an intelligence services watchlist of people suspected of religious radicalization, police officials said.
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Magnitude 5.3 seismic event in North Korea: USGS
(Reuters - The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.3-magnitude seismic event in North Korea on Friday, near a nuclear test site in the northeastern part of the county.
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Mexico's new finance minister spurns Donald Trump
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's new finance minister on Thursday delivered a stern reproach to Donald Trump, saying the only thing he agreed on with the U.S. Republican presidential candidate was that his predecessor in the ministry was an excellent public servant.
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Money trumps morals when Pa. invests your tax dollars
Pennsylvania's giant state pension fund is resisting calls to divest in a controversial pipeline project, even after guards sicced attack dogs on Native American protesters. Does money always have to trump morals when it comes to investing taxpayer dollars?
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Top commander of former Nusra group killed in aerial raid in Syria: rebel sources
AMMAN (Reuters) - The top military commander of the militant Jabhat Fateh al Sham, a former al Qaeda offshoot in Syria, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted a meeting of the group's leaders, two rebel sources said on Thursday.
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U.S. military ship changes course after Iran vessel interaction: U.S. officials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A vessel from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards of a U.S. military ship in the central Gulf on Sept. 4, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Kerry to meet Lavrov about Syria in Geneva on Friday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday in an effort to move toward a political agreement to end the Syrian civil war, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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Here's how Americans are wasting nearly $5 trillion
Americans' false sense of wealth creation could be costing them a comfortable retirement.         
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Russia says Lavrov, Kerry to meet in Geneva early on September 9
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva on Friday morning, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
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IFC injects $175 million into Bangladesh power major Summit Group’s generation projects
A member of the World Bank Group, the IFC says it has invested $175.5 million to finance Summit Group's future power-generation  projects in Bangladesh.
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French helicopters to rescue 110 stuck in cable car at over 3,000 meters
PARIS (Reuters) - Helicopters are being sent to rescue 110 people stuck at over 3,000 meters altitude in a cable car that links France and Italy near Europe's highest mountain, the Mont Blanc, police said.
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Americans wasting nearly $5 trillion
Americans' false sense of wealth creation could be costing them a comfortable retirement.         
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Walgreens prepares to unload more stores in Rite Aid deal
The Deerfield-based drugstore chain said Thursday that it will probably have to divest more than 500 stores to appease regulators.
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Walgreens says it will have to unload more than 500 stores amid U.S. antitrust concerns
Walgreens believes that it will probably have to unload more stores than expected to ease antitrust concerns over its pending, $9.41 billion acquisition of Rite Aid, a deal that would make the nation's largest drugstore chain even larger. While it still expects to complete the acquisition this...
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Walgreens prepares to dump more stores to get OK on Rite Aid deal
Walgreens' pending $9.41 billion acquisition of Rite Aid would make the nation's largest drugstore chain even larger.
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Jimmy John’s sandwich chain sells majority stake to equity firm
Champaign-based sandwich chain Jimmy John's Sandwiches says it sold a majority stake in the company to private equity firm Roark Capital Group.
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Fight for Iraqi city of Mosul may begin 'soon': U.S. military official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The coalition fighting Islamic State will have to begin the fight for Mosul soon to meet Iraq's aim of freeing the city by the end of the year, a U.S. military official said on Thursday, but he declined to say if the offensive would begin in a month.
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Here's how Americans are letting nearly $5 trillion go to waste
Americans' false sense of wealth creation could be costing them a comfortable retirement.         
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Paris to open first migrant camp by October
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris will house close to 1,000 migrants in two camps to tackle the growing number of men, women and children fleeing war and poverty who are sleeping rough on the French capital's streets, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.
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U.S., Turkey see key role for local Syrian forces in Raqqa offensive: Pentagon
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his Turkish counterpart Fikri Isik on Thursday discussed the importance of local forces being at the center of any effort to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State, the Pentagon said.
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Nine Yemeni civilians, four of them children, killed in air strike: residents
SANAA (Reuters) - At least nine civilians, including four children, were killed on Thursday in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on a residential building north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, residents said.
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Germany's Merkel hits back at critics of immigration policy
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday vowed to continue efforts to strengthen security at home and speed up repatriations of migrants who were denied asylum in Germany, but insisted the overall situation was much better now than a year ago.
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Emanuel tries to prove tax plan sufficient to save pension fund
It didn’t work with the anti-Emanuel Progressive Caucus that demanded the study of the plan for the Municipal Employees Pension Fund weeks ago.
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Saudi Mufti says Iran's leaders 'not Muslims': media
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the country, said in remarks published on Wednesday that the leaders of regional rival Iran were not Muslims and saw Sunni Muslims as their enemy.
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Gabon's Bongo says for Constitutional Court to rule on vote recount
PARIS (Reuters) - Gabon's re-elected President Ali Bongo said he would be a leader for all Gabonese people and that it was for the Constitutional Court to decide whether there should be a recount of last week's disputed vote result.
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How can food security in Africa be achieved?
A new major report on agricultural productivity has documented success stories in a number of African countries.
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Tokyo shaken by magnitude 4.9 earthquake; no tsunami warning
TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 shook buildings in Tokyo on Wednesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
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We teach sex to kids -- why not money?
Heather Long writes that the U.S. trails in financial literacy and many people are unprepared to make key decisions about spending, borrowing and saving for retirement
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Norway pension fund divests from DAPL after pressure from indigenous Sami parliament
Norway will divest its pension fund from companies associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline after the indigenous Sami parliament persuaded Oslo to support those fighting against the $3.8 billion project in the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Swarthmore students cited by college for sit-in

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GHBA Remodelers Council: Make home presentable for sale
If your roof is bad or your air conditioning system isn't working properly, potential buyers may assume the rest of the house needs work as well. Pay attention to what other houses for sale in your area are offering. First impressions matter. The smell of new carpet and new paint can have a positive psychological effect on your prospective buyer. Repair any weathered or damaged wood, point-up mortar joints if brick and remove all obsolete cables, screws, hooks, etc. If your yard is boring or barren, consider a simple patio deck, add a few inexpensive plants or update existing landscaping. Return function to spaces that you may have changed such as a bedroom becoming a crafts room - turn it back into a bedroom.
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China vice premier says major nations should bolster mutual trust, respect
BOAO, China (Reuters) - Major countries should bolster mutual trust and respect, and stick to dialogue to settle disputes, China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said at the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia on Saturday.
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MET's Pay-As-You-Go option makes college saving less taxing
Investing a tax refund for college in a 529 college savings plan like MET can save money on taxes and is a smart move.        
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Foreign investors continue bankrolling Russian ruble despite oil slide & key rate cut
The value of the Russian ruble is set to rise for the fourth consecutive month despite a drop in oil prices of more than 10 percent. Other energy exporters have seen their currencies crash. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Heed these three lessons, millennial Snap investors
These are intriguing times for impressionable young investors. The Dow’s cresting 20,000 for the first time in January before making a 24-day climb to 21,000 — the fastest 1,000-point climb since 1999 — coupled with this month’s $3.4-billion initial public offering for Snap Inc., parent company...
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Former Tennessee trade secretary chosen ambassador to Japan
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has selected a former Tennessee secretary for trade and commerce as U.S. ambassador to Japan. William Francis Hagerty IV is the co-founder of a private equity firm based in suburban Chicago, Hagerty Peterson and Co. He began his career with the Boston Consulting Group ...
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Balancing budget priorities [Commentary]
I visited New York City Wednesday, March 29 with Council Chairman Jon Weinstein and Council member Greg Fox to present Howard County's financial picture to the nation's top bond rating agencies. This annual trip is critical to assure Moody's, Standard & Poors and Fitch Ratings that we are on strong...
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North Korea has maintained readiness for nuclear test any time: South Korea
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has maintained readiness to conduct a new nuclear test at any time, a South Korean military official said on Friday.
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Gov. Wolf’s costly consultant sure talks pretty

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U.S. strikes in Yemen kill 13 al Qaeda operatives: U.S. military
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States killed 13 al Qaeda operatives in three counterterrorism strikes in Yemen from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.
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The fiduciary rule and you
President Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which requires certain financial professionals to act in their clients' best interests when providing retirement advice.
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Could you retire in 5 years?
If you plan to retire five years from now, then you need to have your finances in order. Review this checklist to see whether your retirement plan is on track.         
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Suicide bombing kills one in east Mosul, security sources say
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt on Sunday in the "My Fair Lady" neighborhood of Mosul that was retaken recently from Islamic State, killing one and wounding nine others, security sources said.
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