Life for brutal, back-to-back sex assaults?

A teenager who was beaten, sexually assaulted and thrown in a Winnipeg river two years ago says she continues to carry physical and emotional scars.
The girl, who cannot be identified under a court order, wrote a one-page victim impact statement for the sentencing hearing of her attacker.
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Boy shot outside Utah middle school by classmate

SALT LAKE CITY -- Authorities say a boy has been shot by a classmate outside a middle school in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy.
Sandy police Sgt. Dean Carriger says the shooting occurred at about 3 p.m.
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House of Commons votes to provide Yazidis refuge in Canada

OTTAWA — With a freed Yazidi sex slave watching from the gallery, the House of Commons voted unanimously Tuesday to acknowledge a genocide against her people and to offer safe haven in Canada to vulnerable women and girls by the end of February.
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Iggy Pop reflects on being one of music's last men standing


Woman sues Michael Jackson estate for alleged molestation 30 years ago

An unnamed woman has filed a new lawsuit against Michael Jackson, accusing the late King of Pop of molesting her three decades ago.
The woman claims the Thriller singer started abusing her in 1986 after inviting her and her mother inside the Jackson family compound in Encino, California while they were star spotting.
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3 Canadians accused of smuggling cocaine to appear in Australian court

MONTREAL -- The three Canadian cruise ship passengers charged in Australia with drug smuggling are scheduled to appear in a Sydney courtroom Wednesday.
Andre Tamine, 64, Isabelle Lagace, 28, and Melina Roberge, 23, were arrested in late August after the MS Sea Princess, operated by California-based Princess Cruises, berthed in the Australian metropolis.
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Forensic isotope analysis points cold case investigation north to Canada

The old saying "You are what you eat" might hold the clue to unraveling the mysterious identity of a woman found dead nearly two decades ago in Wisconsin, who may have been raised in Canada.
The young woman's body was discovered on the edge of a cornfield near Racine, Wis.
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'The gun just went off:' Documents describe deadly Sask. farm shooting

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. -- The afternoon Colten Boushie was killed, police say Gerald Stanley was at home with his son Sheldon when the two heard an SUV drive into his Saskatchewan farmyard.
They told police they heard someone get into the family's pickup truck and then get back into the SUV.
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Toddler's Gord Downie Halloween costume goes viral

A photo of a toddler dressed as Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie is making its rounds on social media. And he just won Halloween, according to everyone.
If you haven’t figured out your Halloween costume plans just yet, take note.
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Trump says Clinton's plans for Syria would 'lead to WW III'

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three," because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia.
In an interview focused largely on foreign policy, Trump said defeating the group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a higher priority than persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, playing down a long-held goal of U.S.
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Is it rigged? 'User error' being blamed for Texas ballot bungles

Election officials in Texas are blaming “user error” as the reason behind a pair of serious ballot bungles.
Lisa Houlette and her husband Gary voted in Randall County -- near Amarillo -- and they were stunned with the results.
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Dennis Oland walks free after being given bail pending new trial

Dennis Oland held hands with his wife and children as he exited by the front door of the Fredericton courthouse Tuesday, free on bail a day after an appeal court quashed his murder conviction and ordered a new trial.
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