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RuPaul, Lupita N'yongo part of 2018 Pirelli calendar's all-black cast

For the first time since 1987, the 2018 Pirelli calendar features an all-black ensemble of influential artists.
Shot by British photographer Tim Walker, the calendar features internationally acclaimed actors, singers, and personalities dressed up as characters from the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland.
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HBO has attracted harsh criticism for its newly announced series helmed by the creators behind Game of Thrones.
The cable network announced Wednesday that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to co-write Confederate, an original series with an alternate-history take on slavery in the United States.
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Andrew Scheer reveals new 'strong, diverse' Conservative leadership team

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer announced the leadership team of the official opposition in the House of Commons during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday.
Unlike Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election pledge of a 50-50 gender diverse cabinet, Scheer made no specific commitment but selected candidates from both genders and from across Canada with the exception of the Maritimes and territories, where the party failed to retain any seats.
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City of Toronto to tear down $550 park stairs, says man who built them

The maverick Toronto handyman who erected a $550 set of stairs in a community park says the city is going to tear them down and build a more expensive replacement that meets its construction standards.
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Texas woman arrested in ‘virtual kidnapping’ plot

HOUSTON — Federal authorities say they’ve arrested a Houston woman who collected ransoms from people who believed their children were kidnapped and that the money had to be paid to get them released.
Thirty-four-year-old Yanette Rodriguez Acosta was taken into custody Thursday after being indicted two days earlier on charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
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Operators close Sunshine Village as crews ramp up efforts against wildfire

Sunshine Village is temporarily shutting down as it becomes a front line in the struggle against a growing nearby wildfire.
Operators of the ski resort have found accommodation for 150 guests for the weekend in a busy Banff townsite amid stepped-up efforts to halt the Verdant wildfire burning 2.5 km away.
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Canadian youth still waiting for promised 'green jobs' but labour minister confident

OTTAWA — The federal government will find a way to create 15,000 green jobs over three years, even after falling well short of a smaller goal last year, Canada’s labour minister says.
Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says it took the government “a little bit of time to co-ordinate ourselves,” after promising during the 2015 election campaign to create 5,000 so-called “green jobs.
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Details revealed in deaths of two stunt pilots in Tom Cruise movie

A full investigation on the deaths of two renowned pilots in the Tom Cruise’s American Made film has been exposed, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
In a study, The Hollywood Reporter looked into the fatal incidents, first reported by THR, to see what really happened on the set of the risky war movie.
 

WATCH: Halle Berry downs half pint of whisky at Comic-Con panel [Video]

SAN DIEGO — Taron Egerton is no match for Channing Tatum in a fight and Halle Berry can hold her liquor.
Those are just a few of the messages Comic-Con audiences got Thursday at the Hall H panel for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” that kicked off the annual fan convention.
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Authorities continue probe of catheter allegedly found in Quebec ice cream

MONTREAL -- Federal inspectors say no health threats have been identified at a Quebec ice cream factory they visited after a family claimed to have found a catheter in a tub of the treat.
The Francoeur family from Trois-Rivieres told various media they allegedly found the end of a purple plastic catheter tube in a container of Coaticook ice cream last week.
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Secretary of late Princess Diana tells all on her eating disorder hell

There’s no denying that Princess Diana struggled with a lot of different demons throughout her life, particularly with her tireless attempts to fit in with the royal family. But now her one and only private secretary, Patrick Jephson, is speaking out about his experience witnessing Di’s battle with anorexia, Radaronline.com has learned.
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Man charged after puppy found in Toronto shopping centre trash can

Toronto police have charged a man accused of leaving a puppy in a garbage can at a shopping centre last week.
Police say a man was seen on security footage discarding a dark bag in a trash can on July 11.
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