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U.S., South Korea postpone military drills to bolster peace effort with North Korea

The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone military drills scheduled for later this month in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, which criticized the joint military air exercise as provocative.
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Hong Kong sees renewed clashes at besieged university campus

Police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters holding out at Hong Kong Polytechnic University as overnight clashes resumed in the morning.
A large group of people arrived to try to clean up a debris-strewn roadway near the campus but were warned away by protesters.
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Nail-biter governor's race in Louisiana reaches final hours

BATON ROUGE, La. -- In a race that has become a nail-biter, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards battled Saturday to defy the partisan odds in the ruby red South and win reelection to a seat that U.S.
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Hong Kong university campus engulfed by tear gas, fire bombs in latest clash

Police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters holding out at Hong Kong Polytechnic University as overnight clashes resumed in the morning.
A large group of people arrived to try to clean up a debris-strewn roadway near the campus but were warned away by protesters.
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Democrat wins Louisiana governor's seat despite Trump's efforts

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South's only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year.
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'This is redundant': 2 UCP members announce opposition to conscience rights bill

Two members of the United Conservative Party have announced their opposition to a conscience rights bill critics say would restrict access to health care.
Airdrie-Cochrane MLA Peter Guthrie said Bill 207, a private member's bill purported to reinforce Charter rights to conscience beliefs, is complicated and ambiguous.
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White House budget official tells impeachment probe about holdup of Ukraine military

A White House budget official testified Saturday in a closed-door session of the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry in Washington, D.C., about the holdup of military aid to Ukraine.
Mark Sandy is the first person with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to testify on Capitol Hill before the U.S.
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Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean addressed Sportsnet's firing of Don Cherry during the first intermission of Saturday night's primetime NHL game — when the duo would normally host "Coach's Corner."  
MacLean addressed Cherry's Nov. 9 remarks and the ensuing controversy in a rambling speech, touching on his relationship with Cherry and his decision to go with conviction over friendship.
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White House budget official tells impeachment probe about holdup of Ukraine military aid

A White House budget official testified Saturday in a closed-door session of the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry in Washington, D.C., about the holdup of military aid to Ukraine.
Mark Sandy is the first person with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to testify on Capitol Hill before the U.S.
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Ron Maclean tells Don Cherry 'I love you so much' on Coach's Corner

TORONTO -- In an emotional speech on the first “Coach’s Corner” since Don Cherry was fired, hockey broadcaster Ron MacLean said he still loves his former co-host but he ultimately had to choose “principle over friendship.
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As birthday parties go, it was a bit of an unusual celebration.
Yes, there was cake. But as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) marked its 20th anniversary at a conference in Poland last week, there were also warnings that the coming days will be critical to the future of the international body meant to safeguard clean sport for the world's athletes.
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Ron MacLean says Coach's Corner 'is no more' after Don Cherry firing

TORONTO -- Sports broadcaster Ron MacLean addressed Don Cherry's dismissal on "Hockey Night in Canada," saying he still loves his former co-host but ultimately had to choose “principle over friendship."
Speaking directly to viewers for nearly five minutes, MacLean said "Coach's Corner is no more" and laid out his feelings following Cherry’s divisive comments last week that cost him his job.
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Havana celebrates its 500th anniversary

HAVANA -- Hundreds of people in Cuba's capital stood in line to kiss, touch or walk around a towering silk floss tree Saturday in a nod to tradition as they celebrate Havana's 500th anniversary this weekend.
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