NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. -- A key piece of evidence in the fatal shooting of a First Nations man on a Saskatchewan farm has been compromised, according to a lawyer representing the dead man's family.
Chris Murphy represents the family of Colten Boushie, who was killed Aug.
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Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

WASHINGTON -- Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.
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Winnipeg group splits Lotto Max jackpot

Twenty-four coworkers are splitting a $1-million Lotto Max jackpot.
The employees, who are pocketing nearly $42,000 each, hit the jackpot on the Sept. 16 draw.
"One of the ladies in our group sent me a text really early in the morning, saying we had won on MaxMillions," said Darlene Johanson, in an interview with Western Canada Lottery Corp.
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Man's rape conviction overturned because court couldn't prove boy, 10, said 'no'

An Iraqi migrant who allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy had his conviction overturned because the court couldn’t prove the child said ‘no’ during the attack, according to reports.
The man, Amir A., 20, was visiting a pool in Vienna, Austria when he allegedly assaulted the boy in the change room, later claiming it was a “sexual emergency” because he hadn’t had sex for four months said a report from The Sun U.K.

Decades old: Mystery surrounds human remains found along Red River in Manitoba

RCMP have determined that no foul play was involved after investigating the discovery of “human remains” on the banks of the Red River on Saturday.
Selkirk RCMP had responded to the report of possible human remains being found along the river banks near Highways 212 and 204 on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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Gunmen attack police training centre in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen stormed a police training centre in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding 88 others, hours after another attack killed two customs officers and wounded a third, authorities said.
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Polls' validity depends on who turns out to vote

Trump Toast or Brexit Revisited?
If polling in the U.S. is to be believed — and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump really hopes it’s not — the country will elect its first female president in just two weeks.
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Maduro meets pope as Vatican steps into Venezuela crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met Monday with Pope Francis as the Vatican took a more active role trying to defuse a tense political standoff in the South American nation.
Maduro spoke with the Pope in a private meeting on his way back to Venezuela following a tour of oil-producing nations of the Middle East.
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The government’s unhappy meal: Eat well, and expect to be unemployed

A group of students in Calgary, rightfully ticked off at the ever-increasing helicopter parenting of government, will open a “Nanny State Store” on Tuesday to ridicule the increasing level of lifestyle regulations being foisted upon them.
Chocolate bar wrappers, for example, will bear a very menacing message, perfect for Halloween.
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Neo-nazi tattoos won't be covered for Las Vegas man's murder trial

LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas man who was allowed to use makeup to cover his neo-Nazi tattoos during his robbery trial and conviction in in August will not get to hide them during his upcoming murder trial punishable by the death penalty, a judge has ruled.
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Ottawa to start bringing Yazidi refugees within 120 days: McCallum

OTTAWA - Immigration Minister John McCallum says the Liberal government is prepared to start bringing Yazidi refugees into the country within four months.
He says the Liberals will support a Conservative motion calling for more support for the Yazidis, who have been singled out for particularly brutal treatment by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
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Montreal Symphony Orchestra acquires a rare octobass

The newest member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s ensemble has a sound so gruff and guttural it will turn your knees to jelly.
Like an acoustic subwoofer, the octobass is the largest three-stringed instrument in the world and is 90 per cent larger than a double bass.
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