Republican's 'skinny appeal' of U.S. health care law fails in Senate

The U.S. Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of the U.S. health care law, also known as Obamacare — dealing a serious blow to Republican's and U.S. President Donald Trump's agenda.
John McCain, a Republican senator from Arizona, voted "no" on the proposal.
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A Surrey man who pleaded guilty to leading a cross-border drug smuggling operation likely arranged the attempted murder of a witness in the case, new U.S. court documents reveal.
Kevin Donald Kerfoot, 53, was sentenced in Seattle Thursday to 13 years in jail after entering a guilty plea in April following an unsuccessful 10-year fight to remain in Canada.
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Trio plead guilty in death of Calgary man beaten over tire rims

CALGARY — Three men who had been charged with second-degree murder in the September 2015 death of a Calgary man have pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
The body of Christian Jovanovic, 41, was found in a hotel room in Banff, Alta.
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WASHINGTON — New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus Thursday as a suspected “leaker” within the West Wing in a pull-no-punches interview that laid bare the personality clashes and internal turmoil of Donald Trump’s presidency.
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Woman sought in Calgary quadruple homicide taken into custody in Toronto

Calgary police say a woman they've been seeking in a quadruple homicide earlier this month has been taken into custody in Toronto.
Yu Chieh Liao, who goes by Diana Liao, is considered a person of interest in killings police have described as brutal and ruthless.
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Thrill ride OK’d hours before deadly state fair accident [Video]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers through the air, according to authorities and records released Thursday.
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Outgoing Sears Canada employees try to stop $7.6M in bonuses for execs

Former and current employees of Sears Canada have filed a legal motion in an attempt to stop dozens of company executives from splitting $7.6 million in retention bonuses while many laid-off workers miss out on severance payments.
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FBI: Utah man says he killed wife because she laughed at him

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise ship and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple’s blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.
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RCMP to review investigation into death of woman who plunged down hotel chute

REGINA - The RCMP is now reviewing the Regina police department's investigation into the death of a 29-year-old who plunged 10 stories down a hotel laundry chute.
Regina police spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich says in an email that Chief Evan Bray made a public commitment to the family of Nadine Machiskinic that his department would welcome an independent review.
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Trans-rights activist Morgane Oger on Trump’s ban, her own experience

After U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that transgender Americans were no longer allowed to serve in the military, there was an outpouring of support for transgender rights and anger among activists.
“What a coward.
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Women accused of poisoning North Korea's Kim Jong-nam arrive at Malaysia court

In this combination of March 1, 2017, file photos, Indonesian suspect Siti Aisyah, left, of Indonesia, and Doan Thi Huong, of Vietnam, are escorted out of court by police officers in Sepang, Malaysia.
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Larry David: My ‘Curb’ character is no Trump

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Larry David says the man he plays on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and President Donald Trump have nothing in common.
David was promoting a new season of the HBO comedy at a TV critics’ meeting Wednesday when a reporter compared his blunt-spoken TV character, also named Larry David, and the president.
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