Parents 'not concerned' that Burundi robotics team may have fled to Canada

WASHINGTON - The director of a school in Burundi says six teenagers who disappeared after an international robotics competition in Washington probably left because life is hard in the East African nation, not because they feared insecurity at home.
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'Quiet!': Trump rebukes reporter at photo op

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump told a reporter asking questions Monday to be "quiet."
A White House reporter called out questions as Trump posed for photographs with interns in the East Room. Asked if Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign, Trump rolled his eyes.
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Charlie Gard's parents says it's time to let him die

Charlie Gard's parents have decided to end their legal fight over the treatment of the terminally-ill child.
Attorney Grant Armstrong said the boy's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, are withdrawing their appeal to court orders that say Charlie's treatment should end, according to the Associated Press.
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Spanish islands ban booze, blood at bullfights

MADRID -- Bullfights in Spain's Balearic Islands will be shorter, bloodless and only for adults under new regulations passed Monday that also ban alcoholic beverages in the bullring.
A majority of left-wing lawmakers in the islands' regional parliament approved the so-called "Balearic-style bullfighting" bill, which also requires anti-doping tests for both matadors and bulls.
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Teen driver live streams crash that killed her sister on Instagram

MERCED, Calif. - A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that killed her younger sister in California.
After a gap in the livestream, the driver is seen standing over the body of the dead girl, saying she was sorry and it was the last thing she wanted to happen.
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U.S. congressman uses audio of Republican shooting in Senate ad

WASHINGTON — Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is using audio of last month’s shooting involving GOP Whip Steve Scalise and other Republican congressmen in a campaign ad touting his support for gun rights.
Brooks is running in a Senate Republican primary to unseat appointed Sen.
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Ont. city under fire for ban on kids in opposite-sex change rooms

LONDON, Ont. -- New signs at various municipal swimming pools in a southern Ontario city are drawing complaints from parents in the community.
Officials from the aquatic services department in London, Ont., recently posted signs stating that children over the age of three are not permitted in change rooms for the opposite sex.
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When 15-year-old Lisa W. started to wear long-sleeved clothes early last year, it quickly struck her classmates and teachers in the sleepy eastern German town of Pulsnitz as odd. Her conversion to Islam was noticed almost immediately in a part of Germany where only 0.5 percent of the population is Muslim and where the backlash against Chancellor Angela Merkel's pro-refugee policy had been stronger than almost anywhere else in the country.
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Mayor wants N.L. town to join Quebec over pothole problems

L'ANSE-AU-LOUP, N.L. -- The mayor of a small town in southern Labrador says he has grown so frustrated with the poor state of the Trans-Labrador Highway that he is openly advocating for his town to become part of Quebec.
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Funeral service honours Toronto teen who drowned in Algonquin Park

Friends and family gathered in Toronto on Monday to celebrate the life of Jeremiah Perry, the 15-year-old who drowned on a class canoe trip to Algonquin Park earlier this month.
The service was held at C.W.
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Doctors distressed by mental health services in northwestern Ontario

OTTAWA - A group of physicians who provide medical care to First Nations in northwestern Ontario are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Health Minister Jane Philpott to address the "escalating" mental health crisis in those communities.
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Health department officials in New York are warning people about a potentially rabid and "unusually aggressive squirrel" that has recently bitten five people in a park in Brooklyn.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene urged anyone who has come under squirrel attack since July 10 to seek treatment for rabies exposure and take victimized pets to a veterinarian.
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