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Ontario transit agency won't let Bombardier bid to operate commuter trains

MONTREAL -- Ontario's transit agency has decided not to appeal a court ruling favouring Bombardier but will exclude the Montreal-based company from bidding to continue operating GO Transit trains as it has done for decades.
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'We need him': Yazidi mother pleads for Canada's help to reunite with injured son

A Yazidi refugee who escaped Iraq with four of her six sons is pleading for Canadian officials to reunite her with her 12-year-old son Emad, whom she only recently learned is alive.
An Islamic State attack in August 2014 separated Nofa Mihlo Zaghla from two of her sons and her husband.
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Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of Justine Damond shooting

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief following last week’s shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman by a police officer.
In a statement released Friday, Harteau said: “I’ve decided I am willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done for the MPD to be the very best it can be.
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Minneapolis police chief resigns after officer's shooting of Australian woman

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief following last week's shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman by a police officer.
In a statement released Friday, Harteau said: "I've decided I am willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done for the MPD to be the very best it can be.
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Who is Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's new communications chief?

NEW YORK -- He was the only Trump ally on stage that day.
Yet Anthony Scaramucci didn't seem to mind the tough questions from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough or the hostile crowd that filled the luxury hotel ballroom at last month's private gathering of Mitt Romney supporters.
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Ben Affleck being 'ushered out' as Batman?

Ben Affleck’s future as the Dark Knight might be coming to an end.
The Oscar-winner is due at San Diego’s Comic-Con to trumpet his appearance in Justice League, which will be released this fall. But according to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros.
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Qur’an submerged in lard mailed to California Islamic centre

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police are investigating the mailing of a Qur’an submerged in a tub of what appeared to be pork lard to a Northern California Islamic centre.
The Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations received the package in June, and it follows two other incidents of defaced Qurans at nearby mosques last month.
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Firefighter brings nearly dead dog back to life

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is recovering after a firefighter rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life.
In a video posted to the Bakersfield Fire Department's website that has been widely shared online, firefighter Matt Smith is shown on Wednesday carrying the nearly lifeless shih tzu from a house.
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Former escort gets 16 years for trying to hire hit man

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters.
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Beyonce wax figure gets a makeover after fans say it's too white

NEW YORK -- A wax figure of Beyonce at Madame Tussauds in New York has been given a makeover after fans of the megastar said the figure was too white.
The wax Beyonce sported wavy blond hair and appeared to be thinner and lighter-skinned than the "Lemonade" singer in real life.
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Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

HONOLULU -- Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea.
The state's Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign.
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Poland's senators to vote on controversial court overhaul

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's Senate was poised Friday to approve legislation that would give politicians substantial influence over the country's Supreme Court -- a move that critics say would defy the principles of the European Union.
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