‘Thank you, thank you, thank you’: O.J. Simpson granted parole [Video]

LOVELOCK, Nev. — O.J. Simpson once thrilled crowds as he ran for touchdowns and hurdled airport seats in car rental ads to achieve Hollywood celebrity before he was acquitted of murder in the 1995 “trial of the century” in Los Angeles.
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Linkin Park rocker Chester Bennington has taken his own life following the death of his good friend Chris Cornell.
The singer’s body was discovered at a Palos Verdes, California residence on Thursday morning and sources tell TMZ Bennington had hanged himself.
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'Oh, he just died'; Video shows teens watching, laughing as disabled man drowns

Police in Florida say no charges will be laid against a group of teens who filmed themselves mocking a disabled man as he drowned in a retention pond last week.
Jamel Dunn drowned in a pond in the city of Cocoa on July 9.
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Winnipeg woman found unresponsive with children in back seat

Winnipeg police are investigating after finding a woman passed out in the driver’s seat of a car with two children in the back.
Police tell CTV News they were called to a shopping mall parking lot Wednesday, after a passerby noticed a car with its engine running and air conditioning on, with a woman and two children inside.
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Encana reports US$331 million profit, says 5-year plan ahead of schedule

CALGARY - Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) says its core operations will grow their production even more than expected this year, following a strong second quarter that included a US$331 million net profit.
The Calgary-based oil and gas producer, which reports in U.S.
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Quebec minister calls on police to aggressively pursue people inciting hatred

MONTREAL -- Quebec's immigration minister urged police to aggressively target citizens who encourage hateful speech on Thursday, in reaction to a spate of racist and anti-immigrant incidents in the province over the past couple of weeks.
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Police: Video shows teens watching, laughing as man drowns

COCOA, Fla. - Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week.
Jamel Dunn drowned in a retention pond in the city of Cocoa on July 12.
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China bans Justin Bieber, citing past 'bad behaviour'

BEIJING -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been barred from performing in China due to what officials call past instances of "bad behaviour."
In a statement posted on its website on Tuesday, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said that while the 23-year-old is a gifted singer, "he is also a controversial young foreign singer.
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Agriculture minister discuss trade, risk management at two-day summit

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is wrapping up talks with his provincial and territorial counterparts today that were aimed at drafting the next policy framework for the sector.
MacAulay says he expected meetings in St.
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Movie reviews: 'Dunkirk' could be rare summer-release Oscar contender

"Dunkirk," the new war epic from director Christopher Nolan, could be one of those rare movies—rare like a unicorn or a modest Kardashian—that comes out in the summer and earns a Best Picture nomination.
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Parents jailed for 'gifting' daughter to man who sexually assaulted her

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday sentenced a married couple to up to seven years in prison each for giving their oldest daughter to a cult-like figure who sexually assaulted the girl and her five sisters.
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Hair, nails removed from Dali's remains for paternity test

FIGUERES, Spain - Officials in Spain say that hair, nails and two long bones have been removed from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains to find genetic samples for a paternity test - a move that opens the possibility for a woman who says she is the surrealist artist's daughter to claim part of the Dali estate.
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