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Next-generation GPS satellites start blasting off into space

After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.
But some of their most highly touted features will not be fully available until 2022 or later because of problems in a companion program to develop a new ground control system for the satellites, government auditors said.
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Support pours in for family told to dismantle outdoor rink

An Ottawa-area family has received an outpouring of support from across Canada after being told they had to take down the boards of an outdoor rink in their front yard.
Cory Cosgrove, who’s built the outdoor rink for his three daughters during each of the past five winters, told CTV Ottawa that bylaw officers told him to move the boards, but later came back and told him to take the boards down after receiving a complaint from an angry neighbour.
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Canada has the world's fifth largest artificial intelligence workforce, but is still far from closing the gender gap in the sector and others, according to new rankings from the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Aside from its announcements about the AI workforce, the WEF also revealed Monday that Canada ranked 16th in its annual gender gap ranking.
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Sloppy storm with rain, snow closes schools in much of Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX - Schools in many parts of Atlantic Canada were closed and travel was slowed today by a sloppy storm that brought rain, snow and wind to the region.
Environment Canada says the slow-moving low-pressure system was expected to move south of Newfoundland today after dumping up to 20 centimetres of snow in northern Nova Scotia.
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Man tried to pay for McDonald's with bag of pot: police

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald's drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana.
News outlets report Port St.
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Warrant issued for arrest of 'Schwimmer lookalike' suspect

LONDON -- A British judge has issued an arrest warrant for an alleged shoplifter whose striking resemblance to David Schwimmer made international headlines, after he failed to show up for a court appearance.
Abdulah Husseni failed to appear in court in Blackpool, northwest England, on Tuesday to face charges of theft and fraud.
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Steel, aluminum tariffs impacting one-third of Canadian exporters: poll

OTTAWA -- More than one-third of Canadian exporters say they have been negatively impacted by steel and aluminum tariffs that are affecting Canada-U.S. trade, according to a survey by Export Development Canada.
The Ottawa-based Crown corporation said Tuesday that among companies claiming to having been hit by these tariffs, 19 per cent have in turn raised prices and 18 per cent have found alternate markets and suppliers.
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Huawei calls on governments to show proof of security risk

DONGGUAN, China -- The chairman of Huawei called on the United States, Australia and other governments on Tuesday to provide evidence to back up claims the Chinese tech giant is a security risk as it launched a public relations effort to defuse fears that threaten its role in next-generation communications.
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Pope to politicians: Unacceptable to blame migrants for evil

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis says political speeches that harangue migrants and the poor are "unacceptable."
Francis issued his annual peace message, which was dedicated this year to the need for politics to promote peace.
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Fighting in Yemeni city dies down as ceasefire takes hold

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni officials say the key port city of Hodeida is calm, hours after a UN-mediated ceasefire went into effect between government-allied forces and the country's rebels.
Fighting subsided as the cease-fire took effect early on Tuesday, with only the sporadic sound of machineguns heard in the city, which handles about 70 per cent of Yemen's imports.
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China will 'never seek hegemony,' Xi says in reform speech

BEIJING -- China will never pursue hegemony, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday as global concerns persist over the country's growing economic influence.
During a speech to mark 40 years of market reforms, Xi repeated China's commitment to a multilateral trading system and further opening of its economy.
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Jose Mourinho is out at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday, two days after English soccer's biggest club reached a new low in its disappointing season by losing to Liverpool in the Premier League.
Assistant coach Michael Carrick will take charge of the team on an interim basis.
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