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U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 raid on the Capitol, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner's office ruled Monday, a finding that lessens the chances that anyone will be charged in his death.
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Ghislaine Maxwell attorneys to 2nd Circuit: She's no monster

NEW YORK -- Defence lawyers insisted Ghislaine Maxwell is "no monster" as they asked an appeals court Monday for her release on bail so she can better prepare for trial on charges she procured girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
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Alberta reports 1,391 COVID-19 cases, 11 per cent positivity rate

EDMONTON -- Alberta reported a positivity rate of 11 per cent on Monday after another 1,391 people tested positive for COVID-19.
The province, which has added more than 1,000 cases for 13 days straight, has 18,424 active infections.
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The 12 jurors deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS -- The jury deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd 's death, is a racially diverse group that pledged before testimony began that they could set aside any preconceptions and decide the case based on the evidence.
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Mass fossil site may prove tyrannosaurs lived in packs

SALT LAKE CITY -- Ferocious tyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned, but more like social carnivores such as wolves, new research unveiled Monday found.
Paleontologists developed the theory while studying a mass tyrannosaur death site found seven years ago in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, one of two monuments that the Biden administration is considering restoring to their full size after former President Donald Trump shrunk them.
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AP source: Guantanamo prisoners now getting COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON -- Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre can now begin getting the COVID-19 vaccine, a senior defence official told The Associated Press on Monday, months after a plan to inoculate them was scuttled over outrage that many Americans weren't eligible to receive the shots.
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Judge keeps ex-cop's 20-year sentence for killing Black man

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A judge upheld a 20-year prison sentence on Monday for former police officer Michael Slager in the killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina, rejecting Slager's claims his lawyer did a poor job.
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Why you shouldn't ask people how they got their COVID-19 shot before you

TORONTO -- As more and more Canadians are being given access to COVID-19 vaccines, people are being reminded not to question their co-workers or loved ones as to how they were eligible to get their shot.
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VANCOUVER -- The provincial government is working on regulations that will restrict the non-essential travel of British Columbians outside their own health regions.
Speaking at a news conference Monday, Premier John Horgan said regulations are being developed by the public safety minister that will restrict movement within the province.
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Did former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin act reasonably and within his authority when he applied force on George Floyd? And did those actions, including his knee pressed on the neck and back of the 46-year-old Black man, result in his death?
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Did former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin act reasonably and within his authority when he applied force on George Floyd? And did those actions, including his knee pressed on the neck and back of the 46-year-old Black man, result in his death?
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Did former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin act reasonably and within his authority when he applied force on George Floyd? And did those actions, including his knee pressed on the neck and back of the 46-year-old Black man, result in his death?
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