A year in the ice: Scientists set sail on Arctic expedition

BERLIN -- An international team of researchers set off Friday on the biggest and most complex expedition ever attempted in the central Arctic, a yearlong journey they hope will sharpen the scientific models that underpin human understanding of climate change.
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B.C. says it hasn't 'consented' to $900M military sexual assault settlement

British Columbia wants a say in the federal government's proposed $900 million class action lawsuit settlement with hundreds of current and former members of the Canadian military who allege they were the victims of rampant sexual misconduct.
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SUV drives through shopping mall, crashes into store

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- A man drove an SUV into a suburban Chicago mall on Friday, sending frightened shoppers scurrying and plowing over a kiosk before he crashed into a clothing store and was arrested.
Video posted on TV station WGN's website shows the black Chevy Trailblazer driving through the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg at around 2:30 p.m.
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Puerto Rico faces slow recovery 2 years after Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Weekly power outages. Hundreds of uncleared landslides. More than 25,000 homes with blue tarps as roofs.
Recovery from Hurricane Maria has been slow as Puerto Rico on Friday remembered those who died two years ago.
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said today he'd be happy to meet with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to discuss racism in the wake of the prime minister's blackface revelations — provided the meeting happens in private and is not used for political purposes.
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Ontario Human Rights Commission unveils new policy to tackle racial profiling

VAUGHAN, Ont. -- Police officers who are guilty of race-based discrimination should face disciplinary measures that include firing, the Ontario Human Rights Commission said on Friday as it released the country's first policy on racial profiling.
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Scotiabank says no risk to customers after bank's software found on coding website

A Canadian IT consultant is raising the alarm after he says he found some sensitive software code belonging to Scotiabank on a popular online file-sharing repository.
Jason Coulls says he found source codes and access keys for some of the bank's internal systems while searching on GitHub, a popular online tool for software programmers that allows them to share information and collaborate on projects.
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Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its U.S. stores 

Walmart said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs in the U.S. following a string of mysterious illnesses and deaths related to vaping.
The largest retailer in the U.S.
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House intel chief says Facebook working on election threats

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy.
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Antigone chosen as Canada's Academy Awards contender for international film

Quebec filmmaker Sophie Deraspe's Antigone has been put forward as Canada's contender for best international feature film at the 2020 Academy Awards.
Telefilm Canada announced the pick in Montreal Friday.
A modern revisioning of Sophocles' Greek tragedy, Antigone is billed as an indictment of the refugee experience in North America.
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Major oil company plans 7 wells in Alaska petroleum reserve

A major oil company will drill seven new exploratory wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
ConocoPhillips is planning the work for this winter, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported.
The wells will be focused on the prospective Harpoon area southwest of the company's existing projects in the reserve, ConocoPhillips Alaska vice-president Scott Jepsen said during a presentation last week to the Alaska Support Industry Alliance.
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'Serial' case should be reviewed by Supreme Court, lawyers' group says

BALTIMORE - The National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers has asked the Supreme Court to review the case of a Maryland man convicted in a case chronicled on the podcast "Serial."
News outlets report the group filed an amicus brief in the case of Adnan Syed.
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