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San Diego civic and business leaders will travel to Canada to strengthen trade ties

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San Diego civic and business leaders will travel to Canada to strengthen trade ties

- SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego civic and business leaders are scheduled to travel to Vancouver next week to strengthen trade ties with Canada. Mayor Kevin Faulconer and around two dozen delegates will promote key San Diego industries, establish and develop business relationships, and explore opportunities for San Diego companies to tap into Vancouver's clean tech and sustainability economy. "There has never been a more critical time for San Diego to be a champion for international trade because local jobs depend on it," Faulconer said

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Edmonton public school trustees vote ‘yes’ for youth voting

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Edmonton public school trustees vote ‘yes’ for youth voting

- Earlier this week, Edmonton public school trustees voted overwhelmingly in favor of lobbying Alberta’s municipal affairs minister to lower the voting age.They want the minister to amend the Local Authorities Act to extend voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds. Public school trustee Nathan Ip told 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen that youth are already engaged in adult activities, so voting wouldn’t be a stretch

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VIDEO. Vraiment cool...Justin Trudeau fait un câlin à une licorne en peluche

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VIDEO. Vraiment cool...Justin Trudeau fait un câlin à une licorne en peluche

- Non, le Premier ministre canadien n’a pas pris de l’avance sur son projet de loi pour légaliser la marijuana. Justin Trudeau -le plus cool des chefs d’Etat depuis que Barack Obama a rendu son tablier- a été repéré sur la télévision canadienne en train de… f aire un « hug » (un gros câlin) à une licorne en peluche. Le Premier ministre canadien est ainsi officiellement devenu membre du « Gary's Hug Club », le Club des câlins de Gary, la marionnette en peluche bleue et violette qui anime un programme pour enfants de la CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Société Radio-Canada en français), le France Télévisions de nos cousins outre-Atlantique

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N.B. Conservation Council wants Climate Change Plan legislated sooner than later

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N.B. Conservation Council wants Climate Change Plan legislated sooner than later

- On the heels of New Brunswick Auditor General Kim MacPherson recommending the provincial government’s climate change strategy be legislated, environmental groups are calling for the law to be enacted immediately, something the province isn’t ready to commit to just yet.Last December, Brian Gallant announced the province’s Climate Change Plan with an expected phase out date of 2030 for coal-fired energy. While MacPherson said the province is headed toward hitting its targets in the short term, it lacks specific details and commitments that make goals for 2030 and 2050 achievable

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Woman bites store employee while attempting to steal stripper pole

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Woman bites store employee while attempting to steal stripper pole

- An Arkansas mall store employee is smarting after a would-be thief bit her while attempting to steal a stripper pole. According to KATV, a woman that worked at the Spencer's store in Little Rock's Park Plaza Mall was attacked after a female suspect entered the store in an attempt to return an item for cash or store credit. Cops say the employee noted the suspect looked familiar as she was believed to have previously stolen items from the store

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Tags: Crimes |  Theft | 
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Brazil to try to reverse U.S. ban on Brazil meat

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Brazil to try to reverse U.S. ban on Brazil meat

- SAO PAULO -- Brazil's agriculture minister plans to travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America's biggest country. Blairo Maggi's posted social media comments on his trip and the ban late Thursday, hours after U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced in a statement the immediate suspension of all Brazilian fresh beef imports because of safety concerns

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Brad Wall to extol free trade in meetings with western governors next week

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Brad Wall to extol free trade in meetings with western governors next week

- Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he’ll be reiterating a message about the importance of free trade when he attends a meeting of governors from western states.Wall says in a news release that his message next week will be the same one he delivered earlier this year in Iowa and Washington, D.C. – that Canada and the United States have both benefited greatly from liberalized trade

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Tags: Trade |  Free trade | 
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Third child takes her own life as suicide pact shakes indigenous Canadian community

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Third child takes her own life as suicide pact shakes indigenous Canadian community

- They lived in Wapekeka First Nation, an isolated community of less than 400 people in the boreal forest of northwestern Ontario, Canada. The Oji-Cree community — which can only be reached by aircraft — is one of many indigenous groups in the region plagued by high rates of suicide over the years and lacking the necessary funds to address the crisis

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Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town

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Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town

- MADRAS, Ore. — Just before sunrise, there’s typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon’s second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. But on Aug. 21, local officials expect this lookout point just outside the small town of Madras to be crammed with people from around the world, all hoping for the first glimpse of the moon’s shadow as it crosses Mount Jefferson’s snow fields

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Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit

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Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit

- OTTAWA: Canada's top court cleared the way on Friday for a lawsuit against Facebook Inc over privacy rights to be heard in the province of British Columbia instead of California where the social media site is based. British Columbia resident Deborah Douez brought a notice of claim against Facebook in 2012, saying that her name and image were used without consent for the social media platform's "sponsored stories" product

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Halifax RCMP investigating 4 complaints of man approaching women in Lower Sackville

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Halifax RCMP investigating 4 complaints of man approaching women in Lower Sackville

- Halifax RCMP are investigating four complaints involving a man approaching women in Lower Sackville.The investigation comes after police reported they were looking into an incident where a woman was grabbed by a man at a bus stop just prior to 1 p.m. Wednesday.Police say a man in a vehicle pulled up next to a woman and asked for directions. He then asked her to get in the car to help him with directions but the woman declined

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NASA slams Goop over 'healing' sticker claims

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NASA slams Goop over 'healing' sticker claims

- Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop website has been forced to change claims made about a line of ‘healing’ stickers. The actress launched her lifestyle newsletter Goop in 2008, and has since gone on to expand the concept into a wider forum which offers everything from recipes to general health advice. However, a new product Goop editors have recommended, Body Vibes Stickers, has come under fire by several organisations, including NASA

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Ansel Elgort kicks acting career into high gear with ‘Baby Driver’

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Ansel Elgort kicks acting career into high gear with ‘Baby Driver’

- Ansel Elgort can do everything. The actor/singer/dancer/musician/model is also a painter and a star athlete, and what’s more, he makes it all look easy. Elgort, 23, became known in films such as the Divergent series and The Fault in Our Stars for playing the smart, sensitive, thoughtful guy; that appears to be a lot like who he is in real life, too

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Winnipeg casting call for Hollywood film starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern

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Winnipeg casting call for Hollywood film starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern

- WINNIPEG – Local actors could soon have a chance to rub shoulders with Hollywood Stars Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Diane Kruger.The film, JT, is shooting in Winnipeg in July and a local casting company has put out a call for actors.Joey Ritchie, a casting associate with Jim Heber Casting, said producers are looking for as many as 30 actors and some roles will include lines

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Lee embraces villain title on 'The Bachelorette' and more reality TV highlights this week

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Lee embraces villain title on 'The Bachelorette' and more reality TV highlights this week

- Lee embraces title of Bachelorette villain. Every season of The Bachelorette has its very own villain to stir up the kind of drama that Bachelor Nation continues to tune in for. This season, Florida-based singer Lee Garrett earned the title with his actions on and off camera. Although the outspoken bachelor is currently under fire for recently exposed racist. Tyra Banks presses first golden buzzer on AGT

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Anthony Hopkins once snuck into a 'Silence of the Lambs' screening

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Anthony Hopkins once snuck into a 'Silence of the Lambs' screening

- Anthony Hopkins once stunned moviegoers by sneaking into a screening of The Silence Of The Lambs. The veteran Hollywood actor is known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 film, a role for which he won an Academy Award. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night, Anthony admitted he hasn’t paid to go to the cinema for a very long time, except for one occasion when he got the opportunity to surprise an audience at a screening of the horror-thriller classic

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Michael Brown's family gets $1.5 million in settlement with city of Ferguson

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Michael Brown's family gets $1.5 million in settlement with city of Ferguson

- ST. LOUIS — The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown’s parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released

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Did Beyonce and Jay-Z name twins Shawn Jr. and Bea?

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Did Beyonce and Jay-Z name twins Shawn Jr. and Bea?

- Beyonce and Jay-Z have reportedly called their newborn twins Shawn Jr. and Bea. It was revealed earlier this month that the Drunk In Love star had given birth to the pair, although neither she nor her rapper spouse have commented on the claims. However, Beyonce’s dad Mathew Knowles appeared to confirm the news by taking to his Instagram to wish the tots a happy birthday

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  • P.E.I. hockey player jailed for punching referee twice after ejection from championship
    P.E.I. hockey player jailed for punching referee twice after ejection from championship

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    An 18-year-old hockey player from P.E.I. who punched a referee twice in the face, cutting his lip, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.Cole Trevor Crane was being escorted off the ice after a fight in the last minute of play in a game at an arena outside Charlottetown on March 26.It was the championship final between Crane’s Sherwood Falcons Midget AA minor hockey team and the North River Flames, according to an agreed statement of facts filed in provincial court

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  • British schoolboys respond to shorts ban by wearing skirts
    British schoolboys respond to shorts ban by wearing skirts

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    LONDON — Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave. The schoolboys at Isca Academy in the southwestern city of Exeter donned skirts instead of the officially mandated grey slacks. Photos in British media show the boys wearing short-sleeved white shirts, school ties and the grey and white plaid skirts that the girls wear

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  • Brazil to try to reverse U.S. ban on Brazil meat
    Brazil to try to reverse U.S. ban on Brazil meat

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    SAO PAULO -- Brazil's agriculture minister plans to travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America's biggest country. Blairo Maggi's posted social media comments on his trip and the ban late Thursday, hours after U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced in a statement the immediate suspension of all Brazilian fresh beef imports because of safety concerns

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