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What matters this election

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
If reports are correct, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit Gov. Gen. David Johnston Sunday and dissolve Parliament, which will trigger a federal election campaign.
Federal election could be called as early as this weekend
Conservatives gear up for long campaign ahead of pending writ drop
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Report: Wing debris same as missing Malaysia plane

USA TODAY - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Aircraft debris found off the coast of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean appears to belong to the same type of plane as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished more than a year ago, a U.S.
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Cecil the lion slaying: Why hunters are defending the African lion hunt - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Minnesota dentist's killing of a popular Zimbabwe lion has not only sparked online outrage about the animal's death but prompted condemnation about the hunt itself.

Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban's reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital - an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country's fragile peace ...
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University of Cincinnati Officer Charged in Shooting Death of Samuel Dubose

New York Times - ‎43 minutes ago‎
A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in what a prosecutor called “a senseless, asinine shooting” of an unarmed man during a minor traffic stop.
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Windows 10 review: it's better, simpler, smarter than Windows 8

Irish Independent - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's 29-year-old operating system, launched worldwide yesterday. Following a hostile reception to Windows 8 in 2012, which was only placated in small part by the Windows 8.1 update in 2013, Microsoft is hoping ...
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Russia 'compounds atrocity' with MH17 veto

Sky News Australia - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Russia has been accused of obstructing justice by blocking a United Nations resolution that would establish a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of MH17, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop describing Moscow's actions as an affront ...
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Israel approves 300 new settler homes in occupied West Bank, US 'deeply concerned'

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the "immediate" construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups.
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France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
CALAIS, France - France has deployed more than 100 riot police officers to Calais to bolster security as hundreds of migrants have been trying night after night to rush the railway tunnel leading to England - at times with fatal consequences.
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Panicked caller: Police dispatcher had no reason to hang up

New Zealand Herald - ‎59 minutes ago‎
A teenager who called police but was told by a dispatcher to "deal with it yourself" before being hung up on said she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible.
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Henneberry granted extension to apply for appeal in Loretta Saunders case

CTV News - ‎7 hours ago‎
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia's highest court agreed Wednesday to allow Victoria Henneberry to file a late application to appeal her murder conviction in the slaying of Loretta Saunders, a young Inuit woman from Labrador whose body was found on the side of a ...
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Going topless is suddenly hot again

Toronto Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
Nineteen years after Gwen Jacobs won the right to be topless in public, the issue is once again revealing itself in Canada. Three sisters in Kitchener, Ont.
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Abbottsford, BC, sees string of drive-by pellet gun shootings

CTV News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Gail Evans was out for a walk near her home in Abbotsford, B.C., last weekend when a car drove past and someone shot her with a pellet gun.
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Hardy and Amelia Leighton's death due to fentanyl, other drugs, coroner says - ‎2 hours ago‎
North Vancouver couple Hardy and Amelia Leighton, whose sudden deaths left their two-year-old boy an orphan, ingested toxic levels of fentanyl, the BC Coroners Service confirmed Wednesday.
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TSX jumps as investors cheer oil data; Fed in spotlight

Reuters Canada - ‎5 hours ago‎
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index jumped on Wednesday, helped by gains in banks, railways and oil companies as crude prices bounced from near six-month lows and the Federal Reserve left the door open for a September interest rate hike.
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Home Capital says it cut ties with 45 mortgage brokers after discovering ...

Financial Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tyler Anderson/National PostHome Capital Group CEO Gerald Soloway. Home Capital has been the target of a number of U.S. short sellers recently as questions linger around a sharp drop in new mortgages and its split with a number of brokers.
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Siemens, Bombardier Held Talks Over Train Merger

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG SIEGY 0.01 % has held talks to combine its rail unit with Canada-based Bombardier Inc. BDRBF 5.93 % 's train business, people familiar with the matter said.
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US sets new final rule on oil, ethanol trains

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, July 29 The Obama administration on Wednesday released a new final rule aimed at preventing explosive rail disasters such as the 2013 oil train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed part of Lac-Megantic, Quebec.
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Windows 10 automatically grants home wi-fi network access to your Outlook and ...

ConsumerAffairs - ‎6 hours ago‎
Jennifer Abel has worked as a reporter and editor for local newspapers in Connecticut. She contributes to online publications including Playboy, the Guardian, Anorak, Daily Dot, Salon and Mashable.
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Matter and Form Launches Kickstarter for Bevel 3D Photo Accessory

Cantech Letter - ‎10 hours ago‎
MatterAndForm. Toronto's Matter and Form has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help launch its 3D photo enabling smartphone accessory, called Bevel.
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Two Oakville residents charged with driving drunk in the same vehicle

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Two Oakville residents are facing charges after they allegedly took turns driving a vehicle while intoxicated on Tuesday evening. Ontario Provincial Police were contacted at around 6:55 p.m.
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Facebook Privacy Issues Are Part of Larger Trend

findBIOMETRICS - ‎8 hours ago‎
Facebook Privacy Issues Are Part of Larger Trend Privacy advocates continue to sound warnings about Facebook's collection of biometric data.
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Meek Mill, here's some help in your losing battle with Drake

Toronto Star - ‎5 hours ago‎
Wednesday morning Toronto hip-hop icon Drake released “Back to Back,” the second in a series of diss records aimed at Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, who instigated the conflict with a few tweets suggesting Drake didn't write his own rhymes.
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'Vacation': Road trip comedy goes downhill, reviews say

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Family road trips are fraught with peril, from outrageous gas prices to sketchy rest stops to endless choruses of "Are we there yet?
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Harmony Arts Festival celebrates 25 years

Vancouver Sun - ‎5 hours ago‎
Harmony Arts Festival. July 31 to Aug. 9 | West Vancouver. Info: When Marie Khouri installed her first public art piece for the 2010 Olympics, she wasn't sure what to expect.
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts to open Toronto festival with Demolition

Belfast Telegraph - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts' new movie Demolition will open the Toronto International Film Festival. Ads by Google. The drama, from Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee, will receive a gala premiere at Roy Thomson Hall on September 10 at the start of the ...
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Roger Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup in Montreal

Toronto Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
How many more times will Canadian fans get to see the legendary Roger Federer perform his magic on a tennis court? With Federer seemingly in the twilight of his storied career, you can probably count his future appearances in this country on one hand.
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Bernier, Maple Leafs $2.21M apart in arbitration: report - ‎5 hours ago‎
Goaltender Jonathan Bernier has submitted a request for $5.1 million for one year, with the Toronto Maple Leafs offering $2.89 million, according to Sportsnet.
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'Miracle on Ice' goalie Jim Craig's Olympic memorabilia on sale for $5.7 million

New York Daily News - ‎4 hours ago‎
She's a grand old flag - and she could be yours for $1.5 million. The American flag draped over goalie Jim Craig's shoulders after the United States' improbable ice hockey victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics - as well as Craig's gold medal, mask ...
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Emerald Ash Borer in Brockton

Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre - ‎10 hours ago‎
Brockton Councillor Chris Peabody says the Emerald Ash Borer has infested a number of trees in and around Lobbies Park. Peabody says about 4 trees in the park have been identified as infected -- however along the hillside by the Saugeen River, that ...
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NASA selects 5 Canadian universities to scientifically validate SMAP

Techie News - ‎7 hours ago‎
NASA and Canadian Space Agency have selected five Canadian universities for participation in the scientific validation of NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission.
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Tyrannosaur teeth were serrated like steak knives - ‎8 hours ago‎
If you want to know the secret behind the success of Tyrannosaurus rex and its meat-eating dinosaur cousins, look no further than their teeth.
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Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known ...
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Cosmetic contact lenses safety to be toughened by Health Canada - ‎7 hours ago‎
Cosmetic or decorative contact lenses will be regulated as medical devices in the same way corrective lenses are, Health Canada says.
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Albertans more obese and overweight than national average: report

Edmonton Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Six out of 10 adult Albertans are overweight or obese, compared to five out of 10 Canadians, says a new report from the Health Quality Council of Alberta.
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Tot's feet burned at splash pad

Toronto Sun - ‎3 hours ago‎
Greyson Pelvin isn't screaming with pain or misbehaving, but the one-year-old's father knows his little burned feet are really bothering him.
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