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Trump, Modi show unity between world's largest democracies

HOUSTON -- Deafening drums marked the entrance of President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they clasped hands and walked across the stage in a packed Texas stadium Sunday, sending a message of unity between the world's two largest democracies despite trade tensions.
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Trump suggests he raised Biden with Ukraine's president

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump suggested Sunday that he raised former Vice-President Joe Biden and Biden's son in a summer phone call with Ukraine's new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into whether Trump improperly used his office to try to dig up damaging information about a political rival.
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911 dispatcher tells man not to call again for 'fried chicken mishaps'

A humourous 911 call has a Toronto-area police service reminding people only to call that number in emergency situations – and not when upset with sandwich toppings.
Peel Regional Police released audio of the call Saturday.
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Area 51 festival wraps up in Nevada; Earthlings head home

HIKO, Nev. -- The festivals are over and Earthlings from around the globe headed home Sunday after a weekend camping and partying in the dusty Nevada desert and trekking to remote gates of Area 51, a formerly top-secret U.S.
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Anti-radicalization program evolves to help new Canadians, socially awkward youth

CALGARY -- The soft-spoken young man wasn't being recruited by neo-Nazis or the Islamic State, but he was in a downward spiral.
Andy, who asked not to have his real name published, says he hit rock bottom a few years ago when he was 19.
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Florida senators want to let Canadian snowbirds stay in state longer

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida's two senators want the state's Canadian snowbirds to stay a little longer.
U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott last week introduced legislation that would allow Canadian visitors to spend eight months a year in the United States, two months longer than is currently allowed.
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Every year, the Sheshatshiu Innu Nation hosts a celebration that's about disconnecting from technology and the distractions of life, and returning to the land that once supported its members' ancestors for generations.
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Arab bloc in Israel endorses Benny Gantz for prime minister

The Arab bloc in Israel's parliament broke with tradition Sunday and endorsed Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving the former military chief an edge for the job over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.
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WHO says Tanzania not sharing details on Ebola-like cases

The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency.
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A school district in Washington state is facing criticism for putting the desk of a student with autism in a bathroom stall after his mother said he needed a "quiet place" to do his best work.
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'Ornamental' vegetables planted by Crown corporation were once donated to food bank

Vegetables planted along the Rideau Canal are not meant to be consumed by humans, the Crown corporation behind the project says, even though some of them were once donated to a food bank.
The National Capital Commission has been planting kale and brussels sprouts around Dows Lake, a small man-made lake on the Rideau Canal, since 2014.
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'Canada is terrible': Wrestling superstar handed speeding ticket in Alberta

TORONTO - A wrestling superstar is proclaiming “Canada is terrible” after she was handed a speeding ticket in Alberta.
Lacey Evans, who competes with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), posted a video of the incident to her Twitter account Saturday, where it has been viewed more than 236,000 times.
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'Why is it taking so long?': Wrongfully convicted man wants system to change

HALIFAX -- Tethered to an ankle monitor and alone in a British Columbia basement apartment in the fall of 2017, Glen Eugene Assoun felt his sanity slipping away as his wrongful conviction file languished in Ottawa.
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