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Transport chaos in France as strike against pension reforms enters Day 2

France faced a second day of travel chaos, shuttered schools and understaffed hospitals on Friday as unions said there would be no let-up in a strike against Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms until the president backed down.
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Musk's lawyer argues British cave diver was not harmed by 'pedo guy' tweet

There is a photo in which Vernon Unsworth is standing next to Theresa May in front of 10 Downing Street, where the former British prime minister gave a hero's welcome to the divers who helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand.
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'We are sorry for the pain:' London diocese apologizes for sexual abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of London, Ont., is apologizing for the pain caused by sexual abuse by priests, after a group of survivors released a list naming their alleged abusers. 
"We wish to express our utmost regret for the suffering that has been incurred as a result of clergy sexual abuse," the diocese said in a statement Thursday.
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Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case

SHADNAGAR, INDIA -- Indian police on Friday fatally shot and killed four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India, leading some to celebrate their deaths as justice in a case that has sparked protests across the country.
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Lead-laced finger puppets seized at Canada-U.S. border

TORONTO -- Nearly 200 toy finger puppets were seized by U.S. border patrol officers, who determined the shipment from Canada contained lead.
U.S. border agents at New York state’s Port of Champlain intercepted the toy shipment which was headed to a distribution centre, according to a press release.
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Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California

SAN DIEGO -- A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to alert law enforcement and other officials in California.
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Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with deadly shootout in Florida

Police said there were multiple fatalities Thursday after a UPS driver in Florida was kidnapped by at least two robbery suspects who led police on a two-county chase that ended in gunfire at a busy intersection during rush hour.
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Wedding planning sites change policies on slave plantations

NEW YORK -- Four major websites used for wedding planning are revising their policies on content referencing former slave plantations, responding to an advocacy group's campaign urging the companies to stop promoting venues where black people were once brutalized.
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4 dead after chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout in Florida

Police said there were multiple fatalities Thursday after a UPS driver in Florida was kidnapped by at least two robbery suspects who led police on a two-county chase that ended in gunfire at a busy intersection during rush hour.
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Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

HONOLULU -- Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S.
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The Conservatives and the New Democrats are against it, but the Bloc Québécois supports it, so should the throne speech be put to a vote in the House of Commons, it has enough support to pass.
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'A lesson to be learned': Winnipeg woman sharing her Holocaust diaries

TORONTO -- The diaries of a young Jewish girl whose parents died in the Holocaust during the Second World War are now part of a display in the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada.
For years, only the memories of Holocaust survivor Susan Garfield have been shared with her children and grandchildren.
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Uber received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assaults in U.S. in 2018

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies said Thursday it received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, related to its trips in the United States in 2018 — a time when it operated roughly 1.3 billion rides.
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