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U.S. judge denies request for Keystone XL pipeline pre-construction work

A U.S. judge has denied a request for pre-construction work to go ahead on the Keystone XL pipeline.
U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on Friday denied a request by Calgary-based TransCanada to begin constructing worker camps for the 1,184-mile pipeline that would ship crude from Alberta to the Gulf Coast.
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Regulatory body has no jurisdiction over unlicensed immigration consultants: CEO

Three men from India who say they were duped by the same immigration scam complained in vain about their alleged fraudster to an oversight body that they thought could help: the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
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New York museum says it's returning stolen coffin to Egypt

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art says it's returning a prized artifact to Egypt after learning it was stolen from the country in 2011.
The Met said Friday that the Manhattan District Attorney's office found evidence that the museum was given a false ownership history for the gilded Coffin of Nedjemankh.
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Mueller seeks over 19 years in prison for ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort

Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.
Court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office reveal that Manafort faces possibly the lengthiest prison term in the Russia investigation.
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Manitoba to look at connection between youth incarceration and child welfare

WINNIPEGOSIS, Man. — Manitoba is taking a hard look at youth justice and its connection to child welfare after a study found more than half of kids incarcerated had also been in care.
Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced Friday that the province will review why youth are bouncing between the two systems without having positive outcomes.
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2 arrested in connection to alleged hate attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett

The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett's account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took a sharp turn Friday when police announced the arrest of two black men they believe assaulted the Empire cast member.
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The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett's account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took a sharp turn Friday when police announced the arrest of two black men they believe assaulted the Empire cast member.
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Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison

WASHINGTON -- Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, according to court papers filed Friday.
Documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office reveal that Manafort faces the lengthiest prison term imposed in the Russia investigation if a federal judge agrees to it.
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'Everybody suffers too much:' Nigeria to head to the polls

KANO, Nigeria -- As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate of her country.
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Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'

KANO, Nigeria -- Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country.
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Alberta missionaries stranded by unrest in Haiti to be evacuated by helicopter Saturday

A group of missionaries from Alberta who are stranded in Haiti by violent protests are now scheduled to begin departing from the country early Saturday morning.
Working for the group Haiti Arise, the missionaries are stranded at a compound near Grand Goave — about 65 kilometres west of Port-au-Prince, the capital.
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B.C. gas pipeline on hold after Indigenous tools found on construction site

Construction on a controversial gas pipeline project in British Columbia's northern Interior has been suspended while the company investigates claims that Indigenous artifacts were found on a work site. 
The Unist'ot'en Clan of the Wet'suwet'en Nation says it found two stone tools where TransCanada-owned Coastal Gaslink is currently building the camp that will house workers near Houston, B.C.
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