Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

SAN FRANCISCO -- Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.
The social media giant said in late March that it had inadvertently stored passwords in plain text, making it possible for its thousands of employees to search them.
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An end to #TAMPONGATE. Period.

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WHO says over 200 killed in fighting over Libyan capital

BENGHAZI, Libya -- The fighting between Libya's rival factions for control of the country's capital this month killed 205 people so far, the World Health Organization said, announcing it would deploy medical specialists, including surgeons, to treat the wounded.
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Funding for Ontario's two library services cut half by the Ford government

TORONTO -- Funding for Ontario's two public library services has been cut in half, a decision the provincial government said it made to help address the province's $11.7-billion deficit.
The heads of the library services in northern and southern Ontario said Tuesday that they were told of the cuts the day after Premier Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives announced their budget last week.
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Judge allows sex-trafficking claim in suit against Weinstein

NEW YORK -- A New York judge has agreed to let a class-action lawsuit proceed with a sex-trafficking claim against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein eliminated all of the other claims.
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New NAFTA could add $62B to U.S. GDP, boost jobs, Congress told

The case for ratifying the revised North American trade agreement got a boost Thursday with the release of a new analysis by the U.S. International Trade Commission that predicted economic gains for all three partners if its changes are implemented.
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Historic Big Boat Shed on Lunenburg waterfront to be revitalized

LUNENBURG, N.S. -- A significant piece of shipbuilding history on Nova Scotia's picturesque Lunenburg waterfront is getting upgraded with government help.
Ottawa and the province are spending $1.5-million to revitalize the Big Boat Shed, which was the main boatbuilding facility of the Smith and Rhuland Shipyards, which opened in 1900.
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Ontario wants to let developers pay a fee in lieu of actions on endangered species

The Progressive Conservative government is proposing to create the Species at Risk Conservation Trust to oversee these charges and put the money toward large-scale measures to protect and recover those species.
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Commission: New NAFTA would deliver modest economic gains

WASHINGTON - An independent federal agency finds that President Donald Trump's new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost.
The International Trade Commission says that Trump's U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement would lift the U.S.
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Man who entered prominent NYC cathedral with gasoline and lighter fluid charged

A 37-year-old man was charged on Thursday with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and trespassing after he walked into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and lighters on Wednesday, police said.
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NASA's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, has died.
Cobb died in Florida at age 88 last month. News of her death came Thursday from journalist Miles O'Brien, serving as a family spokesman.
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Man shot dead in downtown Ottawa; one charged with second-degree murder

OTTAWA - Police say an Edmonton man has been charged with second-degree murder following a shooting in Ottawa early Thursday.
Officers say they were called to York Street, in the ByWard Market area, on reports of a shooting around 2 a.m.
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