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Conservation group says dead sea lion was found with gunshot wound in B.C.

HORNBY ISLAND, B.C. -- A conservation group says a dead sea lion that washed ashore in British Columbia this week had been shot in the head, amid calls from some fishermen for a cull.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says in a news release that the flippered mammal was found on Hornby Island, and it alleges its members have also observed abuse of the animals on the water.
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Netherlands exit poll has anti-immigration party making big gains

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A right-wing populist party in the Netherlands emerged from provincial elections that also determine the makeup of the national Senate positioned for a big win, according to exit poll released late Wednesday.
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Cyclone Idai: Red Cross appeals for donations as Mozambique death toll rises

The Canadian Red Cross has issued an appeal for donations to help victims of a massive cyclone that hit the African country of Mozambique.
To make a donation, visit the Canadian Red Cross website.
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Trump: Let Mueller report come out, 'let people see it'

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous."
"Let it come out, let people see it," Trump told reporters as he left the White House on Wednesday for a trip to Ohio.
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Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

JACKSON, Miss. -- A Mississippi jury is awarding $250,000 in damages to a woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge.
The verdict, including $200,000 in damages against Choctaw County Sheriff Cloyd Halford and $50,000 against the county, was handed down Tuesday after a two-day trial in federal court in Aberdeen.
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European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators over the safety of the Boeing 737 Max is likely to delay the resumption of flights after two of the jets crashed.
The Europeans and Canadians vow to conduct their own reviews of Boeing's changes to a key flight-control system, not to simply take the Federal Aviation Administration's word that the alterations are safe.
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Police make arrest after 'erratic driver' hits cars near University of Ottawa

OTTAWA -- A man is in police custody after an "erratic driver" smashed into several cars near the University of Ottawa.
Ottawa police say several vehicles were damaged in the incident just east of the city's downtown, but there are no reported injuries.
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After being diagnosed with brain cancer in December and spending weeks away from her home in northern Manitoba, Grade 4 student Kailyn Danielson had one special wish.
She wanted to spend a day in Winnipeg, where she's undergoing treatments, with her classmates from Cranberry Portage Elementary School.
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Fed news sends bond yields sharply lower; US stocks mixed

Banks led U.S. stocks mostly lower Wednesday after a brief rally sparked by the Federal Reserve's latest policy update faded. The real action centred in the bond market, where prices rose sharply, pulling Treasury yields down to the lowest levels they've seen in more than a year.
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Officer responds after boy calls 911 over missing teddy bear

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- A New Jersey police officer came to the rescue after a 12-year-old boy with autism who lost his teddy bear called 911 for help.
Woodbridge Police Officer Khari Manzini arrived at Ryan Paul's home Saturday after the boy called and hung up the phone.
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Pot sector players welcome edibles tax change, disappointed medical tax remains

Cannabis industry players welcomed the change in the Federal Budget to tax edibles, extracts, oils and concentrates based on the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol rather than weight, as it could ease pricing for some products and potentially boost product availability.
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Pittsburgh official, husband charged in Detroit hotel case

DETROIT -- An elected official from Pittsburgh and her husband have been charged following an altercation with police in a Detroit hotel.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 41-year-old Chelsa Wagner faces felony resisting police and misdemeanour disorderly conduct charges.
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