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Anger burns on Vietnam's poisoned coast a year after spill

QUANG TRI, Vietnam (Reuters) – “The big fish are all dead,” complained 50 year-old Mai Xuan Hoa, picking small fish from a net as he tried to rebuild his livelihood a year after Vietnam’s worst environmental disaster.

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New Zealand hit by ex-Cyclone Debbie, heavy rains close highways

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The tail-end of powerful Cyclone Debbie, which left a trail of destruction in northeast Australia, lashed New Zealand on Tuesday, closing highways and causing a major landslip.

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Denver choking death reported linked to doughnut-eating contest

DENVER (Reuters) – A 42-year-old Denver man choked to death while taking part in an eating contest that requires participants to consume a half-pound doughnut in less than two minutes, authorities and media said on Monday.

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Late run lifts North Carolina to NCAA title

(Reuters) – North Carolina made up for last year’s title-decider heartbreak by putting together a late run to overhaul Gonzaga 71-65 in the final of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament on Monday.

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PlayStation Network is down for routine maintenance

Having trouble using PlayStation Network? Nothing abnormal as Sony is performing scheduled maintenance on its online infrastructure. From 10 p.m. through 11 p.m. Pacific time, some features of PSN will not respond as normal — although you should still have access to all of your games and most applications as long as you’ve signed into […]

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California Senate approves bill curbing police immigration enforcement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The California Senate approved legislation on Monday to restrict police agencies statewide in assisting federal efforts to deport illegal immigrants, after the bill was amended to give local law enforcement more leeway in dealing with those who are violent offenders.

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Under pressure, India's Snapdeal woos staff with promises of profit

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Seeking to calm employees rattled by reports of a cash crunch, the founders of Indian online retailer Snapdeal have gone directly to them with a string of townhall meetings in past weeks, according to sources, promising profit and brushing off takeover talk.

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Justice department asks for 90 days to review agreement with Baltimore

(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked a federal court for 90 days to review an agreement reached with Baltimore for the city to enact a series of police reforms in how officers use force and transport prisoners, court documents showed.

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Trump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House said, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates. Republicans in Congress last week narrowly passed the repeal of the privacy rules with no Democratic support and over the strong objections of […]

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Intel Security finally spins out as independent McAfee

Intel has followed through on its pledge to divest itself of its Intel Security division, which it acquired for $7.68 billion in 2010. Now the new company will go by its old name, McAfee, and it is valued at $4.2 billion. Intel will still own 49 percent of the new company, while private equity firm […]

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