Biden to address the U.S. following Texas school shooting

U.S. President Joe Biden prepared to address the nation Tuesday night shortly after returning to the White House from a five-day trip to Asia that was bookended by "horrific" mass tragedy.
Biden was on Air Force One Tuesday afternoon when officials said a gunman acting alone killed at least 14 students and a teacher at a Texas elementary school.
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Kemp, Perdue duel could end with Georgia's GOP primary

Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday could spell an end to the faceoff between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, while Stacey Abrams was crowned the Democratic Party's nominee after running unopposed.
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A look at some of the deadliest U.S. school shootings

There have been dozens of shootings and other attacks in U.S. schools and colleges over the years, but until the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School in 1999, the number of dead tended to be in the single digits.
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Suspect under arrest in deadly New York City subway shooting

A man suspected of abruptly pulling a gun and killing a stranger on a New York City subway train was arrested Tuesday, with police saying his motive for the unprovoked attack was “a big mystery.
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Province bailing out Laurentian University with long-term loan

The Ontario government is providing Laurentian University with a long-term loan as the school works to emerge from insolvency.
Previously, Laurentian had to get what is known as a DIP loan from private institutions at a higher rate of interest.
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Creator of popular kids' YouTube channel slams federal online-streaming bill

The Canadian creator of a children's YouTube channel with 34.2 million subscribers has condemned the government's online-streaming bill as a “bad piece of legislation” written by people who don't understand how digital platforms work.
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Seoul: North Korea launches ballistic missile toward the sea

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the wallets of the wealthy.
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Ricky Gervais' Netflix special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'

Following in Dave Chappelle's footsteps, Ricky Gervais ridicules transgender women in his new Netflix comedy special. As with Chappelle, the British stand-up quickly drew backlash for what a LGBTQ2S+ advocacy group called “anti-trans rants.
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Underwater rescue: Spanish divers free whale trapped in illegal fishing net

In a gripping underwater rescue, Spanish divers have freed a 12-metre long humpback whale entangled in an illegal drift net off the Balearic island of Mallorca.
One of the divers, 32-year-old marine biologist Gigi Torras, said last Friday's rescue and a little gesture of appreciation from the giant mammal were also a birthday present for her — the "best ever" in her words.
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Mass shooting inquiry: Two senior Mounties exempted from cross-examination

Two lawyers are criticizing a decision Tuesday to allow senior RCMP witnesses to avoid cross-examination before the inquiry investigating the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia.
The lawyers, Tara Miller and Josh Bryson, represent relatives of some of the victims gunned down by a killer disguised as a Mountie and driving a replica RCMP cruiser on April 18-19, 2020.
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At least 15 people are dead after a shooting at a Texas elementary school, officials said Tuesday.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said 14 students and a teacher were killed in the shooting in Uvalde, about 135 kilometres west of San Antonio.
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Overwintering monarch butterfly numbers rise by 35% in Mexico

Mexican experts said Monday that 35 per cent more monarch butterflies arrived this year to spend the winter in mountaintop forests, compared to the previous season.
Experts say the rise may reflect the butterflies' ability to adapt to more extreme bouts of heat or drought by varying the date when they leave Mexico.
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