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White teen girl plotted to attack black church, police say

ATLANTA -- A white 16-year-old girl is accused of plotting to attack a mostly black church in a north Georgia city, where police say she planned to kill worshippers because of their race.
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a predominantly black congregation, Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish said in a Tuesday statement.
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Investor vows to vote against Encana moving HQ from Calgary to Denver

CALGARY -- A Canadian investment management firm with a four per cent stake in Calgary-based Encana Corp. says it will vote against Encana's plan to move its headquarters to the United States.
Letko, Brosseau & Associates Inc.
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Ex-NDP leader Tom Mulcair featured at pro-homeopathy conference in Montreal

MONTREAL - Former NDP leader Tom Mulcair's work for a pro-homeopathy advocacy group is raising eyebrows among critics who denounce the field as pseudoscience.
Mulcair told a conference in Montreal today that he's been using homeopathic remedies for about 30 years and feels the Quebec government should do more to recognize and regulate the field.
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One person killed in violence near Bolivian fuel plant

EL ALTO, Bolivia -- Security forces in Bolivia on Tuesday launched an operation to supply gasoline from a major fuel plant that had been blockaded by supporters of former President Evo Morales.
At least one person was killed and eight were injured during the operation in the city of El Alto, near La Paz, the public defender's office and a hospital said.
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Trump spokeswoman accuses Obama aides of leaving mean notes in White House

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Tuesday that Obama administration aides left behind taunting notes for incoming Trump officials when they handed over their offices in 2017. Numerous Obama aides denounced the accusation as fiction.
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Lawsuit filed to stop big U.S. Forest Service project in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Forest Service is ignoring a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling by restarting a giant forest project in Idaho, say environmental groups that have filed another lawsuit seeking to stop the project a second time.
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Hong Kong tourism battered as protests hurt economy

TORONTO -- Hong Kong tourism has been one of the worst hit sectors in the region, as escalating confrontations between the police and anti-government protestors have kept visitors, particularly from Mainland China, away.
Tourism is a major driver of the economy, accounting for roughly four per cent of Hong Kong’s GDP and employing some 257,000 workers, according to 2017 government data.
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Emilia Clarke says she's been pressured to appear nude after 'Game of Thrones'

Emilia Clarke's role as the Khaleesi on "Game of Thrones" began with many nude scenes for the actress. But, after Season 1 of the hit HBO series, she started calling the shots on how much of her body she wanted to show.
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China's raft of clean air policies saved hundreds of thousands of lives in 2017 alone, according to new research.
Fine particle pollution declined rapidly following the implementation of new rules on industrial emissions and the promotion of clean fuels, according to the study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).
 

Democrats call for review of Keystone pipeline following spill

Top U.S. House Democrats have called for a federal review of the Keystone pipeline and the agency that regulates it in the wake of 1.4-million-litre spill in northeastern North Dakota, the latest of three spills along the line in as many years.
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Federal Court issues first ever order to block piracy website

A federal court is ordering Canada's internet service providers to block websites for a company selling pirated television online, deeming that such a move wouldn't infringe on freedom of expression or net neutrality.
The decision, issued Friday, affects Gold TV, an IPTV service that offers thousands of traditional TV channels for a nominal fee, streaming over internet networks.
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For trans activists in the U.S., recent setbacks temper long-term hopes

NEW YORK -- Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat.
Just a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump's administration argued before the Supreme Court that employers should be allowed to fire workers because they are transgender.
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