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Elephant named for bin Laden caught after killing five people

An elephant named after the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden that killed five Indian villagers has been caught after a massive operation to hunt down the creature, officials said Monday.
Wildlife officers tracked the pachyderm -- dubbed "Laden" by the locals it menaced in northeastern Assam state -- through a forest for several days using drones and domesticated elephants.
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for surgery

ATLANTA -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, his spokeswoman said.
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A Second World War submarine that was missing for 75 years has been found

It's been 75 years since the USS Grayback went missing with 80 sailors aboard. Now, an organization that searches for sunken World War II submarines has solved the mystery of where it went down.
On Sunday, undersea explorer Tim Taylor and his team at the Lost 52 Project announced that they had located the long-lost submarine on June 5 about 1,427 feet underwater off Okinawa, Japan.
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Protesters disrupt commute again after violent day in Hong Kong

HONG KONG -- Protesters disrupted the morning commute in Hong Kong on Tuesday after an especially violent day in the Chinese city that has been wracked by anti-government protests for more than five months.
Blocking streets and subway stations has been a common tactic of the anti-government protesters, but recent weeks have been marked by clashes with police, escalating vandalism against government and commercial property, and assaults by both protesters and pro-Beijing supporters.
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What makes a planet potentially habitable?

While Earth is currently the only planet known to support life, astronomers look for certain factors that hint when a newly discovered exoplanet, or planet outside of our solar system, could be potentially habitable.
They consider the type of star the planet orbits and how close it's orbiting to the star.
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Aurora Cannabis chair says company has 'significant' plans for U.S.

Aurora Cannabis is angling to become the world's leading cannabis company, and the Canadian operator's next big move could come south of its border.
Aurora plans to aggressively pursue the United States cannabis market with an acquisition in the hemp-derived CBD space as its likely first big play.
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Pat Sajak says 'the worst has passed' since emergency surgery

Pat Sajak tweeted for the first time since his emergency surgery last week.
The "Wheel of Fortune" host underwent surgery Thursday for a blocked intestine, canceling a taping session for the show. Vanna White stepped in as host for Friday's taping.
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Police investigate horse stabbings on North Carolina border

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A non-profit group which helps at-risk horses is reporting a series of stabbings involving horses in North Carolina and South Carolina.
The Charlotte Observer reports Fleet of Angels says there were instances on Sunday of some horses found stabbed in their pastures.
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NYPD arrest women selling churros at subway stations

New York City police detained two women for selling churros without licences at subway stations, sparking backlash from social media users and at least one city official.
Officers can be seen in video captured Friday detaining a woman who was selling churros at a Brooklyn station.
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Rona ordered to stop claiming its stores are 'Truly Canadian'

TORONTO – The American owners of a Canadian hardware store chain say they’re disappointed that they will no longer be able to call Rona stores “Truly Canadian” or “Proudly Canadian.”
Ad Standards, the industry-led regulator that oversees the Canadian advertising sector, found that those slogans were inaccurate, meaning the retailer can no longer use them.
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Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Mini Mercury skipped across the vast, glaring face of the sun Monday in a rare celestial transit.
Stargazers used solar-filtered binoculars and telescopes to spot Mercury -- a tiny black dot -- as it passed directly between Earth and the sun on Monday.
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Rapid technological advances in data collection and analysis are transforming the way spy agencies work, potentially putting civil liberties at risk, an Israeli intelligence expert has warned the Canadian security community.
The organizations responsible for keeping people safe must ensure privacy and basic rights are not compromised in the process or they risk losing public faith, Shay Hershkovitz said in a presentation to the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies.
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