Trudeau says mother who lost 7 children in fire may be reunited with Syrian relatives

HALIFAX -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is looking into reuniting a mother who lost her seven children in a Halifax house fire this week with Syrian family members who are not in Canada.
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Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march

BRUSSELS -- Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg led a march of thousands of Belgian students who are skipped classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels and draw more attention to fighting climate change.
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Shots fired as Florida mayor arrested for practicing medicine without licence

PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- Authorities say shots were fired when they arrested a Florida mayor on a charge of practicing medicine without a licence.
The Tampa Bay Times, citing news releases, reports that no one was injured during the Thursday morning arrest of Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad.
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Canada's top lawyer to testify at committee probing SNC-Lavalin scandal

Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti will be first in the hot seat today as the Commons justice committee begins hearings on the SNC-Lavalin affair.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Lametti to the post in a cabinet shuffle that demoted former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to oversee veterans affairs.
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Minister O'Regan to meet with Cat Lake chief amid First Nation crisis

Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan will travel to northern Ontario Friday to meet with the chief of a fly-in reserve where more than 100 children have been sickened.
O’Regan’s office says Friday’s meeting between the minister and Cat Lake First Nation Chief Matthew Keewaykapow will focus on “next steps to support the community on housing and health concerns.
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Made-in-Canada lab-grown meat one step closer to being a reality

A group of Toronto scientists will soon attempt to develop a less-expensive way to grow lab-made meat after securing a grant from an American non-profit aiming to boost advances in cultured protein.
Cellular agriculture has been touted as the future of food thanks to its smaller environmental footprint and consideration for animal welfare, but until recently much of the research has been done south of the border.
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Police looking for thief who swiped steaks off family's barbecue

Police are on the lookout for a carnivorous thief who allegedly swiped steaks from a family’s barbecue in southwestern Ontario.
According to the Ontario Provincial Police, a homeowner was preparing to cook steaks for their family in their garage in Norfolk County, Ont.
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Ontario orders Hydro One to cap CEO pay at $1.5 million

TORONTO -- Ontario has issued a directive to Hydro One, ordering it to pay its CEO no more than $1.5 million per year.
The partially privatized utility and the government have been at loggerheads over executive compensation, with Hydro One refusing repeated requests to slash the pay.
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Vatican looks to address 'deep wound' of child sex abuse at summit

Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator priests and not just words of condemnation. Victims then told the bishops of the searing emotional pain of their abuse.
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Las Vegas sees first measurable snowfall since record-keeping began


Climate threat doubter leads effort to advise Trump on 'climate security'

The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being co-ordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.
A "discussion paper" obtained by The Associated Press asks federal officials from an array of government agencies to weigh in on a proposed executive order that President Donald Trump would sign establishing the "Presidential Committee on Climate Security.
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Relatives mourn after more than 80 people killed in Bangladesh fire

Hundreds of distraught people thronged to a hospital in Bangladesh's capital looking for missing loved ones after a devastating fire tore through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old district, killing at least 81 people. 
The fire in Dhaka's Chawkbazar area Wednesday night was mostly under control after more than 10 hours of frantic firefighting efforts.
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