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NYC postal worker hoarded more than 17,000 pieces of mail, officials say

NEW YORK -- A postal worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver.
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For Trump, Giuliani adds toughness, star power to legal team

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- For weeks, U.S. President Donald Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with the cable news chatter that he couldn't hire a big-name attorney for his legal team.
But the president boasted to a confidant this week that he had struck a deal that he believed would silence those critics: He was hiring "America's F---ing Mayor.
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Thousands light up at Vancouver beach for smoke-hazed 4-20

VANCOUVER -- The 24th annual 4-20 rally on Vancouver's Sunset Beach drew a crowd long before pot smokers were expected to light up at 4:20 p.m.
Vendors started setting up their stalls early Friday near the beach, selling marijuana, baked edibles, vaporizers, and glassware under the watchful eyes of Vancouver police officers, the fire department, paramedics and security services.
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Doug Ford says he'll take high road after crude comment by Liberal organizer

CHATHAM, Ont. -- A senior campaign official for the Ontario Liberals is apologizing for a crude comment he made on live television about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford.
But Ford says Premier Kathleen Wynne should ask campaign co-chair David Herle to resign, saying his words are insulting to PC supporters.
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North Korea suspends nuclear and missile tests, state media says

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday.
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Oilpatch skeptical about Plan B for Trans Mountain

The federal government may have a Plan B, if Kinder Morgan pulls the plug on the Trans Mountain pipeline. But the energy sector is still waiting on Plan A to be unveiled. 
Ottawa believes another proponent could step forward if Kinder Morgan bails on Trans MountainOn a conference call with analysts, Kinder Morgan's chief executive Steve Kean said that there were no signs that the political roadblocks were going to be removed.
 

Oilpatch skeptical about backup plan for Trans Mountain

The federal government may have a Plan B, if Kinder Morgan pulls the plug on the Trans Mountain pipeline. But the energy sector is still waiting on Plan A to be unveiled. 
Ottawa believes another proponent could step forward if Kinder Morgan bails on Trans MountainOn a conference call with analysts, Kinder Morgan's chief executive Steve Kean said that there were no signs that the political roadblocks were going to be removed.
 
Felix the cat didn't get the message to stay off thin ice, so Winnipeg fire-paramedic crews were called in to save the stranded kitty from an ice floe on the Assiniboine River.
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CN Tower, closed since Monday due to falling ice concerns, to reopen

TORONTO - The CN Tower will reopen late Friday afternoon after being closed since Monday due to concerns about ice falling from the Toronto landmark.
The tower's Twitter feed says crews have worked to ensure the buildings and streets in the surrounding area are safe for the public.
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Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

WASHINGTON -- Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that's not nearly enough.
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Quebec City police say two-year-old girl was stabbed to death

QUEBEC -- Police say a two-year-old Quebec girl who died in hospital after being found in a garbage can had been stabbed.
Rosalie Gagnon's mother was charged Thursday with arson, mischief and obstructing the work of a police officer in the infant's death.
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Desperate for French teachers, Vancouver comes to Toronto to recruit

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) is hoping that at least a few GTA French teachers are willing to go west and start a new life in British Columbia. 
At the EdTalent Spring Job Fair in Toronto on Friday, the board was one of many hoping to sell teachers on working in their city.
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