Charlie Gard, British baby who was focus of legal health battle, has died

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard, whose medical and legal story in Britain sparked compassion and controversy around the world, has died.
The Daily Mail reported the death, citing the boy's mother, Connie Yates.
The child, who had a rare genetic disease called mitochondrial depletion syndrome, died just days shy of his first birthday.
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Charlie Gard, focus of legal health battle, dies: reports

LONDON -- British media are reporting that 11-month-old Charlie Gard, focus of a legal health battle, has died.
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Scientists to chase total solar eclipse in retrofitted jet planes

Racing 50,000 feet high in the stratosphere above the eastern U.S., scientists flying in two retrofitted jet planes will chase the moon’s shadow during next month’s highly-anticipated total solar eclipse.
The team of NASA-funded scientists are embarking on the mission to observe the eclipse on Aug.
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Christy Clark resigns as leader of B.C. Liberal Party

Former premier Christy Clark is stepping down as leader of the B.C. Liberal Party effective Aug. 4, and is leaving politics.
"Serving as premier and serving the people of British Columbia for the past six and a half years has been an incredible honour and privilege," Clark said in a statement.
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George Clooney threatens prosecution over pictures of twins

George Clooney says photographers who captured images of him and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, cradling their newborn twins will be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
The pictures published by French magazine Voici were taken at the Clooneys' residence in the Lombardy region of Italy.
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A restaurant worker smokes a cigarette in Boston, Massachusetts. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes while exploring measures to move smokers toward e-cigarettes, in a major regulatory shift announced on Friday that sent traditional cigarette company stocks plunging.
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Ontario highway sign goes from James Snow Parkway to Jon Snow Parkway

MILTON, Ont. -- An Ontario highway sign has received the "Game of Thrones" treatment.
Motorists travelling on Highway 401 in Milton, Ont., just west of Toronto, on Friday saw the name of the James Snow Parkway exit sign changed to Jon Snow Parkway.
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North Korean missle lands in ocean off Japan

TOKYO — North Korea fired a ballistic missile Friday night which flew longer than any of its previous missiles and landed in the ocean off Japan, according to officials from Japan, South Korea and the United States.
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La Machine's giant creatures 'come alive' to roam Ottawa streets

Two giant mechanical creatures are now roaming the streets of Ottawa in a four-day urban theatre performance involving a spider that can reach 20 metres when completely outstretched and a 45-ton half-dragon half-horse that towers 12 metres high.
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Space capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off to orbiting lab

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- A Soyuz space capsule successfully blasted off for the International Space Station on Friday, carrying an American astronaut, a Russian cosmonaut and an Italian astronaut.
NASA's Randy Bresnik, Russia's Sergei Ryazansky and Italy's Paolo Nespoli lifted off from the Russia-leased launch pad in Kazakhstan shortly after sunset at 21:41 p.m.
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Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon reunite for TV series

Jennifer Aniston is returning to the small screen for her first regular television role since Friends wrapped in 2004.
Aniston is set to star alongside Reese Witherspoon in a series exploring TV morning shows and the New York media scene, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Dog bites owner, man pronounced dead at scene: police

KITCHENER, Ont. -- The coroner is investigating the death of man who was bitten by his own dog as he was suffering from a medical emergency.
Waterloo regional police say they were called to a Kitchener, Ont.
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