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Copy this: Vatican stakes out rights to Pope Francis' image
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- God's love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope....

Trump administration blocks changes on coal mining royalties
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court....

Regulator: China needs to rein in risky stock behavior
BEIJING (AP) -- China needs to do more to stop risky behavior in its stock market, a regulator said Sunday, following a 2015 collapse in share prices and complaints investors are engaged in a dangerous new round of speculative buying....

Swedes puzzle over Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor'
NEW YORK (AP) -- A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials....

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement
CHICAGO (AP) -- As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions....

Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that always draws a big audience....

Appealing to millennials, Las Vegas gets e-sports arena
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. But what distinguishes this new Las Vegas arena is its dozens of video game consoles....

Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed....

Buffett's firm says 4Q profit up 15 percent on investments
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Warren Buffett's company says fourth-quarter profit improved 15 percent, but most of the gains came from the paper value of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s investments and derivatives contracts....

Final cleanup begins at Dakota Access pipeline protest camp
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved into the evacuated Dakota Access pipeline protest camp to finish the cleanup started weeks ago by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe....

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