Trump calls to congratulate Putin on election win

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election and said they would likely meet soon as relations between the two countries grow more strained over allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S.
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US$500K bond for Florida shooting suspect's brother in school trespass

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A judge set an unusually high $500,000 bond on Tuesday and imposed a host of other restrictions for the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect who was charged with trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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N.S. surplus boosted by marijuana sales, as province plans modest spending hikes

HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia's Liberal government is counting on cash from marijuana sales to help it deliver a third consecutive balanced budget, which includes modest spending increases for a heavily stressed health system.
Overall, the province is projecting a $29.4-million surplus on a $10.8-billion budget, as it continues to make progress on debt control.
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Ex-French president Sarkozy in custody over Gadhafi claims

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation into allegations he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
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Signed Howe jersey, Tragically Hip autograph exchanged for drugs: Calgary Police

Calgary Police have recovered a number of collectibles including a framed jersey signed by former hockey legend Gordie Howe as part of a drug investigation.
Investigators arrested a man late last month and say they believe stolen property was exchanged for drugs over a period of nine days.
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University teachers group launches inquiry into case of outspoken Acadia prof

OTTAWA -- The Canadian Association of University Teachers is launching an inquiry into the case of an outspoken East Coast professor under investigation following complaints over his polarizing views.
The association says it has appointed a committee to review how Nova Scotia's Acadia University is handling grievances against Rick Mehta to determine whether his academic freedom has been breached or threatened, and make any appropriate recommendations.
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Not enough being done to reduce runaway rail cars: TSB Saskatoon report

SASKATOON - A report into a runaway railway car that rumbled through part of Saskatoon says not enough is being done to reduce such uncontrolled movements.
The Transportation Safety Board says the crew did not connect the air breaks on the railway car and there was no safety device called a derail to prevent it from moving onto the main track.
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Legal think tank doing 'deep dive' into Gerald Stanley trial

A little over a month since Gerald Stanley was acquitted in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, a group of prominent academic lawyers are promising a deep dive into the Saskatchewan trial.
Stanley is the Biggar-area farmer who was charged with second-degree murder after Boushie, 22, was shot on his rural farmyard in August 2016.
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The Crown producers apologize after Claire Foy, Matt Smith pay disparity uproar

Producers of the Netflix drama The Crown apologized Tuesday to actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star.
A producer disclosed last week that Foy — who starred in the first two seasons as Queen Elizabeth II — was paid less than Smith — who played Prince Philip — because Smith was better known.
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Ontario Teachers takes $400M stake in Assassin's Creed producer Ubisoft

TORONTO -- The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is spending about $400 million to take a 3.4 per cent stake in French video game giant Ubisoft as part of a complex deal that will allow French conglomerate Vivendi to sell all of its Ubisoft shares.
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Rocket attack on Syrian capital kills 35 people

BEIRUT -- Rockets fired on a market in a government-controlled neighbourhood of Damascus on Tuesday killed 35 people and wounded more than 20 others, Syrian state-run media said, marking one of the highest death tolls in a single attack targeting the capital.
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Ex-Playboy model wants to discuss alleged Trump relationship

LOS ANGELES -- A former Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to invalidate an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship.
The woman, Karen McDougal, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles against the company that owns supermarket tabloid National Enquirer.
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