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Beloved honorary cat mayor in small Alaska town dies at 20

TALKEETNA, Alaska -- Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.
The animal's owners announced the cat's death late Saturday in a statement.
"Stubbs lived for 20 years and 3 months," the family wrote.
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Venezuela's Maduro vows to forge ahead with election to replace Congress

Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that a controversial election would go ahead next weekend for a new Congress his foes fear will institutionalize dictatorship.
"The imperial right wing believes it can give orders to Venezuela, the only ones who give orders here are the people," Maduro said in reference to a threat from U.S.
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EDMONTON -- The former president of Alberta's Progressive Conservatives says some members feel adrift after a majority voted to embrace a new party, effectively consigning one of Canada's great political brands to the ash heap of history.
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5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country's south.
The quake that struck at around 10 p.m.
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Man dies after early-morning 10 metre fall on Mount-Royal in Montreal

MONTREAL -- A man in his thirties is dead after slipping and falling about 10 metres on Montreal's Mount-Royal early Sunday morning.
The man was walking with his wife at about 4 a.m. when he lost his footing.
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Yemen's president sacks governor accused of ties to al-Qaeda

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's president has sacked a governor who was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for his ties with al-Qaida.
The presidential decree by Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi was issued on Sunday.
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1 killed, 2 wounded at Israeli embassy in Jordan

One man was killed and another two were wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said.
Before the shooting, Jordanians had entered the apartment building for carpentry work, the statement said.
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1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan

One man was killed and another two were wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said.
Before the shooting, Jordanians had entered the apartment building for carpentry work, the statement said.
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Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Snooty, Florida's longest living manatee in captivity, has died one day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday.
The South Florida Museum posted a Facebook message Sunday saying that the beloved manatee had died in a heartbreaking accident.
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Trump's new message guru wants 'a more positive mojo'

Anthony Scaramucci at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 17, 2017. (Michel Euler / AP)
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Online calls to #BoycottSearsCanada over treatment of ex-employees

TORONTO — Sears Canada is facing a social media campaign calling for a boycott after the company said it planned on paying millions in bonuses to keep executives on board during restructuring, despite not offering severance to laid-off workers.
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Jordanian killed, Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

AMMAN, Jordan -- A Jordanian man was shot to death and an Israeli man was wounded in a violent incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman on Sunday evening, a security official and a news site linked to Jordan's military reported.
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