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Facebook users in B.C. and Alberta have been bombarded with political ads supporting pipelines, while Ontario users of the social network are seeing attacks on Premier Doug Ford and his education policies, a CBC News analysis shows.
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Foster family fights for pay to raise child who needs 24/7 care

She's sweet like honey and fierce like a badger, they say. That's why Trevor and Erin McLellan nicknamed their six-year-old foster daughter "Honey Badger."
The girl has had thousands of epileptic seizures in her short lifetime and is mentally and physically disabled.
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Scientists may have detected a black hole devouring a neutron star

First, astronomers made history when they detected a gravitational wave from two black holes merging. Then it was two neutron stars. Now, astronomers believe they've detected a gravitational wave coming from another first-time discovery: a black hole swallowing a neutron star.
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A record number of wildfires are burning in Brazil's Amazon rainforest

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research centre (INPE), as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.
The surge marks an 83 per cent increase over the same period of 2018, the agency said on Tuesday, and is the highest since records began in 2013.
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Trump, Maduro confirm talks as opposition stays mum

CARACAS, Venezuela -- As President Donald Trump and Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolas Maduro confirmed secret talks between their governments on Tuesday, one key player appeared to be left on the sidelines: The opposition.
Comments by both the U.S.
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Italian premier resigns, blames deputy for political crisis

ROME - Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday, blaming the collapse of his 14-month-old populist government on his rebellious, anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who triggered a political crisis to try to force early elections.
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At least 2,300 detained in locked-down Indian-ruled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India -- At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curb unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed region of statehood, according to top Kashmir police and arrest statistics reviewed by The Associated Press.
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Japanese princess to visit Prince Edward Island to celebrate Japan-Canada relations

CHARLOTTETOWN -- Princess Takamado of Japan will visit Prince Edward Island next week as part of the official events to commemorate the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada.
According to a government release, the princess will meet with provincial officials, including Lt.
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Trump acknowledges China policies may mean U.S. economic pain

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday his aggressive China trade policies may mean economic pain for Americans but insisted they're needed for more important long-term benefits. He contended he does not fear a recession but is nonetheless considering new tax cuts to promote growth.
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Larry King seeks divorce from seventh wife after 22 years

LOS ANGELES - Larry King has filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, after 22 years.
The 85-year-old talk show host filed a petition to end the marriage Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower before U.S. Fed release

BEIJING -- Asia stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts.
Benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Australia declined while South Korea advanced.
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At least 2,300 detained in crackdown in Indian-administered Kashmir

At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curb unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed region of statehood, according to top Kashmir police and arrest statistics reviewed by The Associated Press.
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