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Uber Joins Lyft in Race to Tap Investors - The Wall Street Journal
Uber filed paperwork confidentially this week for its initial public offering, as it races with smaller rival Lyft to be the first to market.

Mom fighting leukemia gives birth to twins after finding perfect bone marrow match, thanks to video - AOL
After an exhaustive search, 36-year-old Susie Rabaca finds a bone marrow donor to treat her acute myeloid leukemia, then gives birth to a son and daughter.

Angela Merkel's Party Elects A Successor As She Begins Her Exit From German Politics - NPR
On Friday, the Christian Democratic Union chose its general secretary, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a strong Merkel supporter.

UFC 231 ceremonial weigh-ins video: Max Holloway, Brian Ortega locked in during face-off - MMAjunkie
Check out the face-offs from the main and co-main events at the UFC 231 ceremonial weigh-ins.

Man, 36, Dies in San Francisco After Coughing up Blood Clot Shaped Like Lung Passage - KTLA Los Angeles
A 36-year-old man has died after suffering from chronic heart failure and coughing so severely that he spit out a bright red blood clot perfectly shaped like the airway passages of his right lung's bronchial tree. The unidentified patient was receiving trea…

Man who drove into Charlottesville counterprotesters is convicted of first-degree murder - POLITICO
James Alex Fields ’ lawyers told the jury that he drove into the crowd on the day of the rally because he feared for his life and was “scared to death” by earlier violence he had witnessed.

Cardi B Learned She Was Nominated For Grammys While Leaving Court - HuffPost
"This is not how [I] expected to find out I’m nominated for a Grammy," the rapper confessed on Twitter.

These stocks suffered the biggest losses of the week - MarketWatch
The week’s 10 worst performers among the S&P 500 all post double-digit declines, led by SVB Financial and American Airlines.

Trump's alleged affairs hurt Michael Cohen more than the Moscow project - Washington Examiner
Both the Southern District of New York and special counsel Robert Mueller's office dropped their respective sentencing memos for President Trump's since-fired personal attorney Michael Cohen just before 5 p.m. on Friday. Although Robert Mueller called Cohen's…

Court filings directly implicate Trump in efforts to buy women’s silence, reveal new contact between inner circle and Russian - The Washington Post
Federal prosecutors in New York argue for “substantial” prison time for Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-lawyer.

Murray: I'd play baseball and football 'if possible' -
Ever since the A's drafted and signed Kyler Murray in June, the two-sport star has maintained that he's going to play professional baseball, even as he's continued to excel on the football field. But what about baseball and football, instead of baseball over …

Endangered seal with eel up its nose remains a mystery - BBC News
Researchers speculate as to why endangered monk seals have been found in this slippery predicament.

Nintendo: Persona 5's Joker Is 'Emblematic' of Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC Approach - IGN
Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aime says Joker should prime fans for the type of characters to expect from upcoming DLC.

Listen to the soothing sounds of Martian wind collected by NASA’s InSight lander - TechCrunch
The InSight Mars lander accomplished a perfect landing last week on the Elysium Planitia region of the planet, where it is hard at work preparing to drill into the surface (and taking selfies, of course). But one "unplanned treat" is a recording of the wind r…

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