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Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex charges

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis arrived at an Australian court on Wednesday for his first court appearance, as he vows to clear his name in a scandal that has rattled Rome.
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Trump weighs replacing Fed Chair Yellen with ex-Goldman exec

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's considering either re-nominating Janet Yellen for a second term as Fed chair or replacing her with someone else, possibly Gary Cohn, who leads his National Economic Council.
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Amber Rose: Kanye West bullied me after we split

Amber Rose struggled with heartache and pain following her split from Kanye West, revealing her rapper ex bullied her for several years.
The model dated the Stronger hitmaker from 2008 to 2010 and after their split the former couple traded barbs on social media for years.
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Beekeepers on alert after hive-destroying beetle invades N.B.

Beekeepers in the Maritimes are on alert after the discovery of an invasive species that can destroy beehives.
The Small Hive Beetle, which is native to Sub-Saharan Africa, has been spreading in North America and was recently discovered in northern New Brunswick near the border with Nova Scotia.
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Israel bars entry to 5 U.S. activists under anti-BDS law

NEW YORK -- Five U.S. Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders were barred from going to Israel under a new law that prohibits entry to the Jewish state by foreign activists who advocate a boycott of the country.
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The Supreme Court will deliver two landmark rulings Wednesday that could lead to fundamental changes for Canada's energy sector and its relationship with Indigenous Peoples.
At issue is the Crown's constitutional obligation to consult with Indigenous Peoples before approving the construction of a pipeline or allowing a natural resources project to proceed.
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Concerns raised over secretive spyware company's rumoured sale

A prominent digital rights group is sounding the alarm after reports that a controversial developer of government-grade spy software may be up for sale.
The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, whose researchers have authored multiple reports on the the misuse of spyware developed by a company called NSO Group, sent a letter to the company's rumoured buyer on Tuesday with a list of questions and concerns.
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Home Capital repays $2B line of credit from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

Home Capital Group, the Toronto-based alternative mortgage lender that was on the verge of collapse earlier this year, says it has repaid a $2-billion line of credit from Berkshire Hathaway.
The company was given the financial lifeline last month by Berkshire Hathaway, which is headed by Warren Buffett, as it was trying to regain investor confidence following a run on deposits from customers.
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Two missing Burundian teens on robotics team safe: police

WASHINGTON -- Police say two Burundian teens who disappeared from an international robotics competition in Washington have been found safe.
A Metropolitan Police statement Tuesday said Don Ingabire and Audrey Mwamikazi, who were seen crossing into Canada, "have been located safely.
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Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. U.S. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering.
Parents, former Scouts and others were furious after Trump railed against his enemies, promoted his political agenda and underlined his insistence on loyalty before an audience of tens of thousands of school-age Scouts in West Virginia on Monday night.
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What happens if Jeff Sessions is pushed out of office?

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's withering invective about Jeff Sessions over the last week suggests an effort to pressure the attorney general into resigning with a possible eye toward replacing him and ending the Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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CN Rail beats profit forecasts on higher revenuess

Canadian National Railway beat analyst expectations as its profits grew 20 per cent to $1.03 billion in the second quarter on record quarterly revenues.
The Montreal-based railway earned $1.36 per diluted share, up from $1.10 a year earlier when it posted $858 million in net income.
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