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CN Rail beats forecasts with $1B profit in Q2

MONTREAL -- Canadian National Railway beat analyst expectations as its profits grew 20 per cent to $1.03 billion in the second quarter on higher revenues.
The Montreal-based railway (TSX:CNR) earned $1.36 per diluted share, up from $1.10 a year earlier when it posted $858 million in net income.
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'We are all human beings': U.S. military medic who saved Omar Khadr speaks out

In light of Omar Khadr’s recent $10-million settlement from the Canadian government, former U.S. army medic Donnie Bumanglag is speaking out about saving Khadr’s life in 2002.
The veteran was just 21 years old when he crawled across a battlefield to retrieve an “enemy patient” with significant injuries.
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One of the American targets in the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement appears on a collision course with privacy laws in British Columbia and Nova Scotia.
In negotiating objectives published last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative said it wanted to "establish rules to ensure that NAFTA countries do not impose measures that restrict cross-border data flows and do not require the use of installation of local computing facilities.
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Spending from Trump, Trudeau on infrastructure could drive up costs: documents

OTTAWA -- The Trump administration's fledgling promise to spend US$1 trillion on repairing American roads and bridges may have some unintended ripple effects in Canada.
Newly released documents show that top civil servants in Ottawa worried earlier this year that Donald Trump's ambitious infrastructure program that he talked about on the campaign trail could end up driving up the construction costs in Canada.
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Blazing heat causes dough to grow in truck, spill onto highway

Talk about rising to the occasion.
A dump truck traveling northbound on I-5 in Tacoma, Wash., Monday afternoon didn't expect its gooey load to spill onto the roadway.
According to KCPQ-TV, a truck carrying a load of dough began to spill over, causing a mess on the highway.
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Sinatra's fourth wife dead at 90

LOS ANGELES — Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent advocate and philanthropist for abused children, has died at 90.
John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, says she died Tuesday of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home.
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Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland

BERLIN — The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer’s office in Switzerland that left five people wounded was caught on Tuesday after more than a day on the run, police said.
Franz Wrousis was arrested in Thalwil, some 45 kilometres from the scene of Monday morning’s attack in Schaffhausen, police said.
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Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees

A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand.
Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said more than 50 employees are voluntarily getting implants Aug.
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Snow leopard cub dies of pneumonia at Toronto Zoo; 2 other cubs doing fine

TORONTO -- The Toronto Zoo says one of three snow leopard cubs born at the facility in May has died of pneumonia.
The zoo said Tuesday in a release that the cub was found dead in the snow leopard den on June 15.
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U.S. senate committee pressures Trump administration on quotas in softwood deal

MONTREAL - The United States Senate finance committee has increased pressure on the Trump administration to include quotas in a softwood lumber agreement with Canada.
Seven Democratic and Republican senators expressed their demands in a letter sent this week to U.S.
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A timeline of B.C.'s cancelled Pacific NorthWest LNG project

VANCOUVER -- Here is a look at how the Pacific NorthWest LNG project evolved over the last several years before the announcement of its demise Tuesday:
Feb. 19, 2013: Pacific NorthWest LNG submits its project description to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
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Kendrick Lamar leads contenders for MTV's non-gendered VMAs

Kendrick Lamar's Humble is giving the rapper reason to brag: he is the leader heading into the MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations.
Lamar and his hit song are nominated for video of the year, artist of the year, best hip-hop video and other categories.
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