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Rise of the machine: New owners of Jean Machine pitch relaunch after insolvency

Four months after acquiring Jean Machine, the new owner of the denim retailer says it plans on "cleaning up" the look of its stores as part of an effort to woo back customers.
Gerry Bachynski, president and CEO of Comark Services Inc.
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Prince William on his final shift as air ambulance pilot

LONDON -- Prince William is completing his final shift in his job as an air ambulance pilot as he gets ready to take on more extensive royal duties.
The heir to the British throne is working the night shift Thursday at the East Anglian Air Ambulance, where he has been flying medical crews to emergencies such as traffic accidents for about two years.
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Mariah Carey teases new Christmas song 'The Star'

Songstress Mariah Carey tweeted a tease for a Christmas movie that will feature a new holiday song by the hit-making singer.
Carey introduces the trailer for "The Star," an animated movie that will tell the story of the first Christmas.
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Watch: Selena Gomez releases surreal 'Fetish' video

Selena Gomez's single "Fetish" has a new video that features the singer exhibiting increasingly strange behavior in an otherwise normal suburban setting.
The video for "Fetish" opens with the singer walking down a sunny suburban street with a shopping bag in hand, as a smoking car sits on the side of the road.
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Cops seeking owner of 77-pound tortoise found on road

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — Police on Long Island are looking for the owner of a 77-pound tortoise found on the side of a road.
Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2u1voB3 ) Nassau County police found the large African spurred tortoise in the Massapequa area.
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Hillary Clinton titles new book 'What Happened'

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton is calling her new book “What Happened” and promising unprecedented candour as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.
“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,” Clinton writes in the introduction, according to publisher Simon & Schuster.
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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Federal Fisheries officials are hoping to examine the latest North Atlantic right whale to be found dead on the East Coast.
They say they will try to get to a site in western Newfoundland where the carcass washed ashore, but didn't specify the exact location.
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Edmonton's K-Days fair closes Fire Ball ride after fatal accident in Ohio

A popular midway ride called the "Fire Ball” has been closed “until further notice” at Edmonton’s annual K-Days fair this week after a man was killed on the same ride in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday.
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Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops.
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Fake Facebook accounts used to spy on Macron's election campaign, sources say

Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on French President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating fake Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort.
About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to the centrist former financier as he sought to defeat far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen and other opponents in the two-round election, the sources said.
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Women accused of poisoning Kim Jong Nam plead not guilty

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler in a bizarre airport assassination are expected to plead not guilty when they appear in a Malaysian court on Friday, their lawyers said.
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Inmate who escaped notorious Rikers Island caught seven hours later

NEW YORK — Guess there's really no escaping Rikers Island afterall.
Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a section of New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex has been found on the island.
The inmate was captured around 3 a.m.
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