Transgender military service permitted for now, top U.S. general says

The U.S. will continue to permit transgender individuals to serve openly in the military until Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has received President Donald Trump's "direction" to change the policy and figured out how to implement it, the nation's top military officer said Thursday.
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Pearson ground crew votes on contract offer, could go on strike

TORONTO - About 700 ground crew at Canada's busiest airport could be setting up picket lines later today.
The members of Teamsters Local 419, who include baggage handlers, cargo handlers, cabin cleaners and other ground staff at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, are voting on a contract offer from their employer, Swissport.
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First editing of human embryos carried out in United States

U.S. scientists have for the first time altered the genes of human embryos — a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.
Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland believe they have broken new ground both in the number of embryos experimented upon and by demonstrating it is possible to safely and efficiently correct defective genes that cause inherited diseases, according to MIT Technology Review, which first reported the news Wednesday.

Why Twitter won’t ban Donald Trump

NEW YORK — Twitter has made it clear that it won’t ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or not.
That’s no surprise: The president’s tweets draw attention to the struggling service, even if tweets mocking reporters and rivals undercut Twitter’s stated commitment to make the service a welcoming place.
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U.S. military transgender policy unchanged for now, top officer says

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military will continue to permit transgender individuals to serve openly until Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has received U.S. President Donald Trump's "direction" to change the policy and figured out how to implement it, America's top military officer said Thursday.
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Judge Nicholas Francis made the order after a noon Thursday deadline for Charlie's parents and a London hospital to agree on an end-of-life care plan came and went.
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North Korea unveils 'best beer in the world' after nixing festival

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — North Korea has suddenly cancelled a popular monthlong beer festival, but people won’t be going thirsty in a country where brews are cheap and carry the ruling family’s seal of approval.
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Shania Twain dumps ex in new video for 'Life’s About to Get Good'

Shania Twain wants the world – and more importantly ex Robert “Mutt” Lange – to know that Life’s About to Get Good.
The country star has just released the first video from her upcoming LP, Now, which drops Sept.
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Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.
Windsor police dog retires after six years of serviceCena the black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized.
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Rocky and Bullwinkle voice actor June Foray dead at 99

June Foray, the voice behind dozens of classic cartoon characters, has died at her home in California at the age of 99.
The cause of Foray's death is not yet known, but a close family friend confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
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Tembec shareholders approve sweetened takeover bid from Florida company

About 95 per cent of Tembec's shareholders voted in favour of a $1.1-billion takeover offer from Rayonier Advanced Materials. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)
Shareholders in Quebec forestry firm Tembec have overwhelmingly endorsed a friendly takeover offer by Rayonier Advanced Materials, a chemical products company based in Florida.
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Venezuela clashes kill 3 during anti-Maduro general strike

At least 106 people have died in total during anti-government unrest convulsing the South American OPEC nation since the opposition launched protests in April demanding elections to end nearly two decades of socialist rule.
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