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Driver in Texas human smuggling case to appear in court today after 9 men die

Dozens of mourners held a vigil outside the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday for nine men who were found dead inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in what authorities called a case of "ruthless" human trafficking.
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Hear ye, hear ye: Town criers get hitched at annual competition

Before the internet, before TV or radio, even before newspapers, there was an earlier source for news: the town crier.
This past weekend, dedicated Ontario criers gathered for some competition paying tribute to one of the world's oldest methods of communication -- and a wedding.
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B.C. teen swims across English Channel to raise thousands for charity

KELOWNA, B.C. -- While many teens spend summers relaxing, a 17-year-old from Kelowna, B.C., has been pushing her body and mind to the limits and raising thousands of dollars for charity in the process.
Emily Epp swam across the English Channel earlier this month in a gruelling trek that took nearly 12 hours to complete.
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Infrastructure bank studied as funding option for U.S.-Canada high-speed rail

OTTAWA -- Washington state is exploring whether Canada's new infrastructure bank could help finance a multibillion-dollar proposal for high-speed rail between Vancouver and the U.S. northwest.
The Trudeau government's soon-to-be-launched, $35-billion infrastructure bank will seek to use public funds as leverage to attract billions more in private investment for major infrastructure projects, such as bridges, transit systems and rail lines.
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Asian shares mixed as attention turns to Fed meeting

TOKYO -- Asian shares meandered Monday as market attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japanese shares languished as the yen strengthened against the dollar.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.6 per cent to finish at 19,975.67.
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Polish president to veto bills that led to street protests

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's president announced Monday that he will veto two contentious bills which were widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system by the ruling party and that sparked days of nationwide protests.
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German automakers' shares fall on diesel emissions concerns

FRANKFURT -- The German auto industry's troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger.
Shares in the three biggest German automakers fell Monday after a newsmagazine report claimed they had colluded for years over diesel technology.
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MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking U.S. President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a "brainless billionaire" as his administration steps up military efforts against what has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.
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Australian consumer watchdog investigates air bag recall

SYDNEY, Australia -- Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags.
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Phelps loses to simulated shark by 2 seconds in 'Shark Week' race

Michael Phelps has finally met his match in the water: a "great white shark."
The Olympic champion swimmer was bested Sunday night in the Discovery Channel's Shark Week special "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs.
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Jo-Anne McArthur, a Canadian photographer and animal rights activist, does not deny that her new book could be called "one-sided." That is sort of the point.
The images in "Captive" were taken at zoos across five continents, but they don't include depictions of handlers bottle-feeding baby hippos, giving pandas ultrasounds or even cleaning cages.
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Suspect due in Texas court after 9 die in sweltering truck

SAN ANTONIO -- Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what officials said was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.
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