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Trump provides written answers to Mueller questions

U.S. President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel's office with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, marking the first time Trump has directly cooperated with the investigation.
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Survey finds 4 in 10 users had driven after consuming marijuana

OTTAWA -- Almost two-thirds of Canadians who have smoked pot know they shouldn't drive after doing so but a lot of them are doing it anyway, a new survey suggests.
Results of the second annual Canadian cannabis survey released this week found six in 10 people who admitted to using pot in the previous year believed doing so affects a driver's ability to drive.
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Freeland says Khashoggi case not closed; Trump says facts may never be known

OTTAWA -- Canada will use the upcoming G20 summit to push for answers in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says.
Freeland said Tuesday Canada considers his murder to be very much an open case, a contrast to a statement by U.S.
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Genital mutilation charges dismissed in Detroit-area case

DETROIT -- A federal judge in Detroit says regulating female genital mutilation is up to states and that Congress had no authority to pass the 1996 law banning it.
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman dismissed mutilation and conspiracy charges Tuesday against two doctors and others involved in the procedure on nine girls at a suburban Detroit clinic.
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U.S. Congress to probe Ivanka Trump's private email use

WASHINGTON -- New revelations about the extent of Ivanka Trump's personal email use in the White House will be getting a hard look from House Democrats when they take power in January.
The House Oversight and Government Reform committee began looking into private email use last year after reports by Politico revealed that Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, and other White House officials had been using private email for government purposes in possible violation of the Presidential Records Act and other federal record-keeping laws.
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Speeding cop convicted in death of Quebec boy sentenced to 8 months

A Quebec provincial police officer has been sentenced to eight months in jail and given a 20-month driving suspension after he smashed into a car while travelling more than double the speed limit, resulting in the death of a five-year-old boy.
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Dow Jones loses 552 points, TSX drops by 194

TORONTO -- Canada's main stock index sustained a triple-digit decline as a big drop in oil prices pushed the TSX down more than eight per cent in 2018.
The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 194.01 points at 14,877.00.
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Saskatchewan changes the name of Killsquaw Lake to honour Indigenous women

REGINA -- The Saskatchewan government has changed the derogatory name of several lakes to one that celebrates Indigenous women instead.
The group of lakes near the town of Unity in the western part of the province was previously known as Killsquaw Lake.
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The Public Health Agency of Canada is warning people in Ontario and Quebec not to eat romaine lettuce as it works with U.S. health officials to determine the source of an outbreak of E. coli infections in the two provinces and in 11 states.
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Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to police conducting an investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse.
Simon, who stepped down earlier this year over the scandal, was charged Tuesday with two felonies and two misdemeanours.
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Two key officials at B.C. legislature on leave amid criminal probe

VICTORIA -- Two key officials at British Columbia's legislature have been placed on indefinite leave over what an official says is a criminal investigation.
NDP House Leader Mike Farnworth introduced a motion at the end of question period on Tuesday that said both clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz were being placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
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RCMP tightens online posting rules after misleading message on guns

The RCMP has improved its internal approval process for online postings after sending out a potentially misleading message on firearms earlier this year, a House of Commons committee heard this week.
The procedure and house affairs committee has been hearing testimony about whether an RCMP post about Bill C-71 was in contempt of Parliament for treating the Liberals' firearms bill as law when it's still twisting its way through the Senate.
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