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Calgary Pride: Police can participate in parade, but not in uniform

Calgary Pride says it's encouraging police officers to take part in its annual parade in September -- under some conditions.
The group says police can participate as long as it's without uniforms, firearms, vehicles or institutional representation such as floats.
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Trump keeps up public pelting of attorney general

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as the fate of his once-close ally remained very much in doubt.
Trump's criticisms of Sessions resumed with a morning tweet wondering why Sessions didn't "replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe," whom the president characterized as a friend of fired former FBI director James Comey and an ally of Hillary Clinton.
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Man convicted in Via Rail terror plot seeks to appeal sentence

TORONTO -- A man found guilty of plotting to derail a passenger train between Canada and the U.S. is seeking to appeal his sentence as well as his conviction.
A lawyer appointed to assist Chiheb Esseghaier says she told a court about his desire to broaden his appeal at a hearing Wednesday.
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CMHC maintains red warning for Canada's housing market as a whole

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is keeping its overall risk rating for the national housing market at strong.
The federal housing agency says overvaluation at the national level remains moderate and strong evidence is seen in Toronto, Vancouver, Hamilton and Victoria.
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Police arrest drunken amputee clown armed with a machete

HOLLIS, Maine - A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested.
Maine State Police told WCSH-TV that 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening.
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France's Macron meets Rihanna at the Elysee Palace

PARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macron has met singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace after the pop star appealed to him on Twitter to contribute to her fund for education in developing countries.
Rihanna was welcomed Wednesday by First Lady Brigitte Macron at the top of the steps of the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French presidents in Paris, before talks with the president.
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U.S. Congressman wounded by shooter released from hospital

WASHINGTON — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise — who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month — has been discharged from a Washington hospital.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center says the six-term Louisiana Republican was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is beginning “intensive inpatient rehabilitation.
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Congressman Steve Scalise released from hospital 6 weeks after shooting

Congressman Steve Scalise has been discharged from a Washington hospital, six weeks after he was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center said the six-term Louisiana Republican was released on Tuesday and is beginning "intensive inpatient rehabilitation.
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Walmart truck deaths in Texas part of larger human-smuggling ring: Investigators [Video]

SAN ANTONIO — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is part of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that authorities are trying to identify and dismantle, a U.S.
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Housing agency maintains 'strong' risk for national real estate market

TORONTO - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is keeping its overall risk rating for the national housing market at strong.
The federal housing agency says overvaluation at the national level remains moderate and strong evidence is seen in Toronto, Vancouver, Hamilton and Victoria.
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WayHome fest flip-flops on naloxone policy

An Ontario music festival has reversed a policy that would have banned attendees from bringing their own injectable naloxone kits, saying patrons will be able to trade syringes of the opioid overdose antidote for a nasal spray that has the same effect.
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Experts weigh in on the pros and cons of a rising loonie

As the loonie hit 80 cents US for the first time in two years earlier this week, many Canadians rejoiced at the money they’ll be saving while shopping and travelling across the border.
But experts warn that a stronger loonie also comes with downsides for our economy, especially when it comes to Canadian exports.
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