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Key vote looms for Russia sanctions bill opposed by Trump

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House is set to vote soon on a sweeping Russia sanctions package that defies the White House by demanding that U.S. President Donald Trump get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's new communications director says he will take "dramatic action," including cutting staff, if leaks originating from the administration don't stop.
In his first round of media interviews since his press conference after being named to one of the top jobs in Washington, D.C.
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Black Panther cast members reveal new details about film

Black Panther stole the show Saturday night at Marvel Studios' Comic-Con presentation, outshining the Ant-Man, Thor and even the ultimate Avengers team-up, Infinity War.
Fans went wild for the exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming superhero pic, featuring star Chadwick Boseman T'Challa intercepting a sketchy vibranium trade between Andy Serkis' Klaw and Martin Freeman's Everett.
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Five shot inside east-end Toronto bar

Five people were shot inside an east-end Toronto bar early Sunday morning.
Police said shots were fired inside McGradies Tap & Grill around 2:30 a.m. Three victims were located inside the bar and transported to the hospital.
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Hilary Duff has reportedly lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewellery after thieves broke in to her apartment.
The multi-talented singer and actress is believed to have been targeted after posting pictures of her holiday on Instagram, making eagle-eyed robbers aware that her Beverly Hills apartment was empty while she was on vacation.
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BBC women demand immediate response to gender pay gap

LONDON -- Some of the BBC's most prominent female journalists and TV presenters are banding together to demand that the broadcaster fix its wide gender pay gap immediately rather than in several years as management has proposed.
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Baby Charlie Gard protesters to rally as hospital reports threats

Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental medical treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil Sunday, while hospital officials say emotions are running so high in the heart-breaking case they have received death threats.
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Sergei Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the U.S., ends his term

MOSCOW -- The Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, a prominent figure in the controversy over Russia's possible involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has ended his assignment in Washington.
The Russian Embassy in Washington announced on Twitter that Kislyak's tenure ended on Saturday.
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Prince William, Harry regret final rushed conversation with Diana

Britain's Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was "desperately rushed".
In a documentary called Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Diana's death in a Paris car crash on Aug.
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Prince William, Prince Harry regret final rushed conversation with Diana

Britain's Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was "desperately rushed".
In a documentary called Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Diana's death in a Paris car crash on Aug.
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Tiger and goat cohabitate in Russian park

MOSCOW -- A neglectful mother whose partner's unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate's home with an odd companion of her own.
This isn't lurid reality TV. It's tigers and goats in Russia's Far East.
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Good Samaritans double stolen sock donations for homeless shelter

A Toronto man was overcome with gratefulness after his co-workers and members of the public helped replace stolen goods meant for a homeless shelter.
Thomas Aquino was devastated when 450 pairs of socks and two bags of canned goods meant for the Good Shepherd homeless shelter were stolen from his van.
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