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Movie reviews: 'Dunkirk' could be rare summer-release Oscar contender

DUNKIRK: 4 ½ STARS
"Dunkirk," the new war epic from director Christopher Nolan, could be one of those rare movies—rare like a unicorn or a modest Kardashian—that comes out in the summer and earns a Best Picture nomination.
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Parents jailed for 'gifting' daughter to man who sexually assaulted her

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday sentenced a married couple to up to seven years in prison each for giving their oldest daughter to a cult-like figure who sexually assaulted the girl and her five sisters.
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Hair, nails removed from Dali's remains for paternity test

FIGUERES, Spain - Officials in Spain say that hair, nails and two long bones have been removed from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains to find genetic samples for a paternity test - a move that opens the possibility for a woman who says she is the surrealist artist's daughter to claim part of the Dali estate.
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At least two killed, 55 injured after explosion hits food shop in China

BEIJING - A massive explosion hit a food shop in eastern China during the breakfast rush Friday, killing two people and injuring 55, 12 of them seriously, officials said.
Video from a security camera located down the street from the shop in the eastern resort city of Hangzhou showed the blast flinging dust and debris across a major road traversed by cars, buses, bicycles and scooters.
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Justin Bieber can't tour China because of 'bad behaviour'

It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behaviour and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer "truly loved" by the public, a Chinese state office has said.
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A devastating diagnosis that might sideline a key Republican legislator indefinitely isn't just complicating plans to advance U.S. President Donald Trump's agenda, political analysts say. It's also sidelining one of the few influential Republican critics of the administration.
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The Canadian Judicial Council has dismissed complaints against federal judges who attended sponsored cocktail events at an international tax conference in Europe.
In a statement released Thursday, the council said that complaints related to two Canadian judges, Justice Randall Bocock and Justice Denis Pelletier, are "unfounded" and that "no further action is required.
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Commons committee to discuss NAFTA renegotiations

OTTAWA - U.S.-initiated negotiations to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement are bound to be long and hard.
Canadian officials maintain that Mexico is the real target of President Donald Trump's determination to renegotiate what he considers to be a bad deal for America.
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B.C. wildfire state of emergency hits two-week mark

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Today marks two weeks since raging wildfires that have displaced thousands of people British Columbia forced the province to call a state of emergency.
On Wednesday, Premier John Horgan said he would extend the order for an additional two weeks since many of the 43,000 people who had to flee their homes in the province's Interior will not yet be able to return.
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Teens from Burundi robotics team may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

MCLEAN, Va. - Organizers of an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital believe the disappearance of six teens from Burundi may have been "self-initiated."
As the competition was wrapping up Tuesday, their chaperone discovered his kids were missing.
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Woman to be sentenced for trying to hire hit man to kill newlywed husband

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband could get up to 30 years in prison when she is sentenced Friday, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters.
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Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong sold for $1.8 million

NEW YORK -- A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle.
The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in 1969, was sold at a Sotheby’s auction of items related to space voyages.
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