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DNC Latest: Obama, Clinton embrace after convention speech

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 11:48 p.m.. President Barack Obama is signing off at the Democratic National Convention by thanking Americans for sustaining him through two terms.
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Catherine McKay gets 10 years for killing Van de Vorst family in car crash

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
A woman who killed a family of four in January while she was driving drunk was handed a 10-year sentence, minus time served, today at Saskatoon provincial court.
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John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot Ronald Reagan, can leave mental hospital: Judge

Toronto Sun - ‎12 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- For the past decade, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan has quietly spent a growing number of his days living with his 90-year-old mother in a gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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What Happens If China Declares An Air Defense Zone Over The Disputed South China Sea

Forbes - ‎2 hours ago‎
No one's saying this will happen, but no one says it won't, either. Beijing is widely believed to be considering an air defense identification zone over the South China Sea, a body of water it contests with five other Asian governments.

OUR VIEW: Safe site for drugs is last thing Surrey needs

Surrey Now - ‎6 hours ago‎
Surrey's Mayor Linda Hepner has taken a lot of heat on social media and in the press for her reluctance to see a so-called “safe drug injection site” set up in her city, but we think she's the voice of reason on this matter.
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Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in ...
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The world's at war, but not a war of religions, Pope Francis says

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said on Wednesday as he travelled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France.
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Islamic State group suicide attack in mostly Kurdish Syria town kills 44

CTV News - ‎12 hours ago‎
DAMASCUS, Syria -- A suicide bomber riding an empty livestock truck laden with explosives blew himself up Wednesday in a crowded district in the predominantly Kurdish town of Qamishli in northern Syria, causing massive destruction and killing 44 people ...
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Witnesses: UN Peacekeepers Did Nothing As South Sudanese Soldiers Raped Women

NPR - ‎9 hours ago‎
Dozens of women and girls have reportedly been raped by South Sudanese government soldiers near a U.N. compound in the country's capital, Juba.
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Canadian Armed Forces warn Pokemon Go users after 'occurrences' on three bases

Ottawa Citizen - ‎5 hours ago‎
HALIFAX - The Canadian Armed Forces are warning Pokemon Go players - both in and out of uniform - not to search for Pokemon on military property.
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North Sask. RCMP searching for missing 78-year-old man

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
RCMP in northern Saskatchewan are searching for a 78-year-old man who went mushroom picking and never returned. Tony Olekas left Nipawin, Sask.
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Controversy over roles of BLM, police rains on Vancouver Pride Parade

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
This weekend's Vancouver Pride festivities, which for the first time will feature a sitting prime minister, follow two significant victories for the transgender community: city council's unanimous adoption of an inclusive trans policy and the province ...
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Public Service Minister Judy Foote offers emergency pay cheques amid Phoenix debacle

CBC.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
Nearly 500 of the federal government employees who hadn't been paid since the Phoenix payroll system was rolled out earlier this year received a paycheque on Wednesday, and all other public servants can now access emergency paycheques, says Public ...
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High house prices spreading to more markets, CMHC warns

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
Canada's federal housing agency has raised new alarms about Canada's housing market, warning that euphoria over real estate is spreading beyond detached homes in Toronto and Vancouver to townhouses and condos, and to other cities.
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Suncor feels impact of wildfires in second quarter results

The Globe and Mail - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Alberta's wildfires took their toll on Suncor Energy Inc. in the second quarter, squelching production and resulting in a major net loss as the company was forced to shut down much of its oil sands operation.
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Muskoday First Nation declares emergency over water supply

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
After four days of being shut off from its normal supply of water due to an oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River, the Muskoday First Nation has declared a state of emergency.
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Alberta defends carbon tax as report calls it aggressive

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jason Kenney says Alberta's carbon tax regime is nothing to celebrate as a report comparing Canadian jurisdictions calls Alberta's plan the most aggressive system in the next four years.
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Coroner's report recommends total ban on cell phones while driving

CTV News - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Quebec coroner's report into the death of a pedestrian last November contains a recommendation for the complete ban on the use of cell phones while driving.
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Cyclists, motorists find each other annoying: survey

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
How do drivers feel about cyclists? Well, it's about the same as it is the other way around. According to a new survey from insurance provider State Farm Canada, 55 per cent of drivers find cyclists “annoying”, while 54 per cent of cyclists use the ...
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Unacceptable increase in drunk driving in Essex County, say OPP

CTV News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Essex County OPP say they have witnessed a sharp rise recently in the number of impaired driving related arrests and motor vehicle collisions in Essex County.
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Big-top comeback? Cirque du Soleil brings Luzia to Toronto amid global expansion plans

CBC.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
It's back to the basics for Cirque du Soleil. Unveiling Luzia, its latest eye-popping artistic confection, Cirque du Soleil says it is refocusing on live shows - its "bread and butter" - while also moving forward on its ambitious menu of expansion ...
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Aimia | AGO Photography Prize announces 2016 shortlist

Edmonton Journal - ‎11 hours ago‎
TORONTO, July 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Four outstanding international artists have been shortlisted for the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada's most significant award for photography.

Osheaga 2016: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers ready to blast off in Montreal

Mayerthorpe Freelancer - ‎13 hours ago‎
Thom Yorke from the band Radiohead performs at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP).
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No spoilers, but 'Gilmore Girls' star says chemistry is back

The Daily Courier (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Melissa McCarthy answered the call for Netflix's "Gilmore Girls" sequel and made magic again with star Lauren Graham, the show's creator said.
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Novak Djokovic understands there's more to tennis than the game

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
The previous time the Rogers Cup was disrupted by the Olympics - the summer of 2012, when the tournament began days after all the world's top players had competed in London - Novak Djokovic flat-out saved the day.
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Eugenie Bouchard avenges loss at Wimbledon with convincing win over Dominika Cibulkova

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
An aggressive Eugenie Bouchard needed just 74 minutes to bash her way into the third round of the Rogers Cup women's tennis championships with a 6-2, 6-0 win over 11th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia Wednesday.
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Dialed-in Raonic makes quick work of Lu in Rogers Cup debut

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
TORONTO - Outfitted head-to-toe in New Balance red and white, still glowing from a runners-up showing at Wimbledon two weeks ago, looking about as dialed-in as ever, Milos Raonic made quite the Rogers Cup entrance on Wednesday.
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Determined Dimitrov fights through in Canada

Bangkok Post - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
TORONTO (CANADA) - Former top 10 contender Grigor Dimitrov, trying to claw his way back in what has been a disappointing season, reached the second round of the Toronto Masters on Monday with a 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 defeat of Yuichi Sugita.
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How to prevent birds from flying into your windows

Globalnews.ca - ‎14 hours ago‎
WATCH ABOVE: A University of Alberta researcher has published a new study about how to reduce residential bird window collision deaths.
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CBC programming terrifies British badgers, study suggests

CBC.ca - ‎7 hours ago‎
A new study from researchers at Western University in London, Ont. suggests there is nothing that terrifies British badgers more than the sounds of CBC News programming.
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Loneliest young star ever discovered

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
NASA says an unusual celestial object spotted near the heart of our galaxy is actually the loneliest young star ever recorded - and it's in the middle of a growth spurt.
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Whip It Good! Star's Radiation Beam Sparks Cosmic Light Show

Space.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
Move over, Devo! A distant star is whipping its companion with radiation, making the whole system pulse like an '80s power-pop dance party.
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Christy Clark aims to tighten border security, halt opioid traffic

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is calling on the federal government to restrict access to pill presses, screen “all small packages” for fentanyl and pursue stiffer penalties for those caught importing or trafficking the synthetic opioid.
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Sitting 8 hours a day? An hour a day of physical activity could offset the health risks

CBC.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
Office workers and others who for sit eight hours a day can avoid the health risks associated with that inactivity by doing an hour of physical activity a day, a new study suggests.
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Trudeau government lends hand to Inuit suicide prevention

The Globe and Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ottawa is committing $9-million to support the implementation of Canada's first national Inuit suicide-prevention strategy - a plan that seeks to stem deaths among a population whose suicide rate is as much as 25 times higher than the country's as a whole.
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Saskatoon Health Region plans to save $34 million with new initiative

Globalnews.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Saskatoon Health Region's CEO says officials will try to minimize layoffs with a hiring freeze and by having current employees to fill vacant roles.
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