Protestors, police clash again in bitter fight for Venezuela's constitution

Protesters rallied Saturday in the Venezuelan capital for a march toward the embattled nation's Supreme Court, chanting slogans opposing President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.
Organizers hope the opposition-led demonstration will send a forceful message to Maduro to cancel a July 30 election for delegates to a constitutional assembly that would be tasked with overhauling the nation's charter.
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Ben Affleck addresses rumours that he's out as Batman

SAN DIEGO - Ben Affleck says he is still Batman and has the support of Warner Bros for the stand-alone film.
Affleck addressed rumours that he would not be appearing as the caped crusader past "Justice League" this November Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego.
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Spielberg debuts action-packed 'Ready Player One' footage

SAN DIEGO - Steven Spielberg dives into the world of virtual reality in his adaptation of "Ready Player One." The director unveiled action- and nostalgia-packed footage from the film Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.
The 6,500-person Hall H crowd gave the director a standing ovation and cheered heartily when the first images from the dystopian future world came up on screen, and even more so when The Iron Giant popped up.
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Fire burning near Banff covers 4,100 hectares: Parks Canada

BANFF, Alta. -- Parks Canada says it has been able to get a better idea of the size of a wildfire that's been burning close to Banff.
The agency says its fire management personnel were able to fly around the perimeter of the Verdant Creek fire on Friday and determined it covers approximately 4,100 hectares.
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Indigenous Games: Akwesasne athlete inspires women by breaking barriers

Kawehnokwiio Bailey Thomas buried her face in her jersey as tears came down the side of her face.
She and team Eastern Door and the North (EDN) fell in straight sets to team Newfoundland and Labrador to finish 10th in the U19 female volleyball competition at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).
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Minneapolis police chief tasked with changing culture promoted from within

People who have worked closely with the man tapped to lead Minneapolis' embattled police department say he has qualities that would suit him well in the role: He's friendly, seems forthright, has deep roots in the city and is African-American, which could help improve the sour relationship between the police force and the city's sizeable black community.
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British Columbia teen becomes youngest Canadian to swim English Channel

B.C. teen Emily Epp has become the youngest Canadian to swim across the English Channel.
On July 15, Epp slipped into the channel and left the Cliffs of Dover in her rear view. She arrived at Cap Gris Nez in France 11 hours and 57 minutes later, making her the 43rd Canadian to conquer the challenge since 1951, according to the Channel Swimming Association.
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Ben Affleck refutes rumours that he's out as Batman

Ben Affleck says he is still Batman and has the support of Warner Bros. for the stand-alone film.
Affleck addressed rumours at Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif. Saturday that he would not be appearing as the caped crusader past Justice League this November.
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Four tornadoes touch down in Saskatchewan, another two reported

Environment Canada has confirmed that four tornadoes touched down in Saskatchewan on Friday.
The tornadoes did not cause any damage, according to Environment Canada, but warnings were issued due to the surrounding storms.
Another two tornadoes were reported, photographed and posted on social media.
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'Home Alone' dad John Heard dead at 71

Home Alone star John Heard has died at the age of 72.
Police were called to a Palo Alto, California hotel on Friday to investigate a report of a medical emergency, but the actor was pronounced dead at the scene, according to
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Liberals punted on 1st down with $10.5M Omar Khadr settlement

When Peter Kent wrote the opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal that tipped off sleeping Americans to the Omar Khadr payoff, he wrote not as a Conservative MP but as the journalist he once was.
This is why it resonated so strongly, and suddenly became the top news item on many U.S.
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'It'll say things about today': Denis Villeneuve teases Blade Runner 2049

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film Blade Runner.
"I accepted to do Blade Runner because it was meaningful," Villeneuve, the director of last year's cerebral alien sci-fi film Arrival, told Reuters Saturday in San Diego, Calif.
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