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Mint's new coin honours founder of Manitoba and Metis leader Louis Riel

WINNIPEG -- The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new coin featuring a portrait of Louis Riel, an important Metis leader and the founder of Manitoba.
The coin was launched on the 175th anniversary of Riel's birth.
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Springsteen surprises moviegoers at film preview screenings

FREEHOLD, N.J. - Bruce Springsteen surprised moviegoers by introducing his new concert film in his New Jersey hometown.
The Asbury Park Press reports Springsteen introduced two showings of "Western Stars" at the AMC Loews Freehold Metroplex Cinema in Freehold on Saturday.
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Howie Mandel to be subject of a new documentary by Barry Avrich

TORONTO -- Howie Mandel's rise from Toronto carpet salesman to Hollywood personality is getting the documentary treatment.
Canadian filmmaker Barry Avrich says he's begun work on a full-length project that'll chart Mandel's unlikely career trajectory, which spans movies, TV game shows and an animated series.
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Greta Thunberg coming to 'post-election' climate strike in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Teen activist Greta Thunberg will be in Vancouver this week attending a climate strike planned for Friday.
"The movement will take to the streets again this Friday for a post-election climate strike featuring local Indigenous activists," organizers said in a release.
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South Pole's ozone hole shrinks to smallest since discovery

WASHINGTON -- The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported .
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Business outlook more rosy overall but Prairies still hard hit, Bank of Canada says

A new survey by the Bank of Canada suggested that business sentiment in the country has edged higher, but differences between the Prairies, hard hit by the turmoil in the energy sector, and Central Canada have grown more pronounced.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson was headed for a showdown Tuesday with lawmakers who want to put the brakes on his drive to push his European Union divorce bill through the House of Commons in just three days and take the U.K.
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Bank of Canada business outlook survey suggests uptick in business sentiment

OTTAWA -- A new survey by the Bank of Canada suggested that business sentiment in the country has edged higher, but differences between the Prairies, hard hit by the turmoil in the energy sector, and Central Canada have grown more pronounced.
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Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceed

CHICAGO - A federal judge has refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.
U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall on Tuesday allowed the lawsuit to proceed. It seeks to recoup the $130,000 that the city says the police department spent to investigate Smollett's claim that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January.
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Snoop Dogg to promote Israeli pot-growing machine

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli start-up that promotes home-grown marijuana says it has signed on American rapper Snoop Dogg as a brand ambassador.
Snoop, an outspoken advocate of marijuana use, will promote Seedo's small refrigerator-like machine that grows plants with the help of artificial intelligence.
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Under Armour founder Kevin Plank relinquishes CEO post

BALTIMORE -- Under Armour founder Kevin Plank will step down as CEO in the new year to become the company's executive chairman and brand chief.
Patrik Frisk, who became president and chief operating officer two years ago, will be the athletic gear company's second CEO since it was founded in 1996.
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Ever wonder what would happen if kids were allowed to decide who runs the country? Apparently things would be a lot like last night's federal election result — but with a few important differences.
They may have been too young to vote in the federal election, but more than 1.1 million students from 7,747 elementary and high schools across the country participated in Student Vote Canada 2019.
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