Trump escalates his verbal assaults against France on Twitter

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his verbal assaults against France on Tuesday, suggesting that America's stalwart European ally would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the military firepower provided by the United States.
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Montreal man convicted of terrorism for Michigan airport attack

A man who drove to Michigan from Montreal and stabbed an airport police officer has been convicted of terrorism and other crimes.
It was a slam dunk for federal prosecutors. Witnesses saw Amor Ftouhi attack Lt. Jeff Neville at the Flint airport and wrestled him to the ground.
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Just a day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out in Paris in support of a free press — an institution he said needs to be "free-thinking, independent, rigorous, robust, respected" — Canada's finance minister gave a key speech in Beijing behind closed doors.
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Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

NEW YORK -- Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in a deadly California wildfire, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation.
"Miley and Liam lost their home but are very grateful to be safe along with their animals! Their community and state are very special to them and they want to give back to the place that has created so many beautiful memories for themselves and others," a representative for Cyrus said Tuesday in a statement to The Associated Press.
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Pot store opens on Sask. First Nation after band passes its own cannabis legislation

A cannabis store operating outside the Saskatchewan government's regulatory framework is now open in a First Nation community 70 kilometres northeast of Regina after the band passed its own cannabis legislation.
According to a news release issued by the Muscowpetung First Nation, the band passed its own cannabis act on Monday, Nov.
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Doctors push back after NRA tells them to 'stay in their lane'

Physicians are pushing back on social media after the National Rifle Association of America said “self-important anti-gun doctors” should “stay in their lane.”
The NRA tweeted the comment last week, in response to an American College of Physicians' position paper that outlined a public health approach to reducing gun-related deaths and injuries.

China's premier 'will not stop' reforms, reassures peace in South China Sea

SINGAPORE -- China's premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbours that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region and also keep the peace in contested waters in the South China Sea.
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Student who didn't raise arm for apparent Nazi salute photo says he was 'scared'

One of the Wisconsin high school students who refused to raise his arm in an apparent Nazi salute for a prom photo last spring says he would never have participated if he had known his fellow classmates would pose that way.
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Bombardier CEO breaks silence on layoffs, leaves door open for future cuts

MONTREAL -- The head of Bombardier Inc. is defending his move to lay off 5,000 workers -- 3,000 of them in Canada -- citing efficiency while leaving the door open to more job cuts down the line.
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Heat waves from climate change may zap male fertility for many species

Would-be fathers have long been advised to wear boxer shorts and avoid hot tubs, to avoid too much heat damaging their reproductive chances.
Now it turns out the same effect — but caused by stronger heat waves driven by climate change — may be behind huge declines in insect numbers, scientists said in a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.
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'Game of Thrones' final season is coming… in April

The wait is finally over and soon our watch will end.
HBO’s Game Of Thrones will return for its final season in April 2019, HBO confirms on its website. A teaser trailer was also tweeted out by HBO Tuesday.

Ebola outbreak in Congo expected to last into mid-2019, WHO says

The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.
"It's very hard to predict timeframes in an outbreak as complicated as this with so many variables that are outside our control, but certainly we're planning on at least another six months before we can declare this outbreak over," WHO emergency response chief Peter Salama told reporters.
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