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Online scam uses fake endorsements from media personalities to sell products

Lisa LaFlamme is not quitting her job to sell skincare products. Neither is Marilyn Denis or Melissa Grelo.
But bogus online ads using fake endorsements from several Canadian media personalities have left many shoppers confused.
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7-year-old immigrant girl dies after U.S. Border Patrol arrest

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday.
The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents near Lordsburg, New Mexico.
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Toronto and Ottawa vote to allow retail cannabis stores

TORONTO -- Councillors in Toronto have voted to allow retail pot shops in Canada's most populous city.
Councillors voted 20-4 Thursday evening to allow privately run cannabis stores to operate in Toronto.
The decision came on the same day councillors in Ottawa voted to allow pot shops to open in the nation's capital, and a day after councillors in Markham and Mississauga voted not to.
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Sri Lanka's top court says president violated constitution

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional — a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the island country in political crisis.
A seven-judge bench of the highest court said Thursday the president lacks the power to dissolve Parliament before it has sat for at least 4½ years, citing a constitutional amendment that was passed in 2015, according to opposition counsel Jayampathy Wickramaratne.
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Trump invokes 'advice-of-counsel' defence in campaign probe

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump offered a simple defence Thursday to accusations he broke campaign finance law by directing attorney Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal Trump's alleged affairs: He was following terrible advice from a bad lawyer.
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Ontario government says cannabis stores to be phased in

The Ontario government says it plans to take a "phased approach" to introducing retail cannabis stores, with only a handful of licences being handed out at first.
In a statement Thursday evening, the province says it will issue up to 25 licences ahead of the first day of private retail sales on April 1.
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'They're going to love us': Montreal restaurant sending entire staff to Cuba

Anyone who’s worked in a restaurant knows that grueling hours, temperamental tippers and toxic kitchen culture can make even the most dedicated worker eye the door.
In a bid to keep his employees from jumping ship, a Montreal restauranteur is sending the entire team on a week-long trip to Cuba.
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Cannabis stores to be phased in with a lottery for licences, Ford government says

The Ontario government says it plans to take a "phased approach" to introducing retail cannabis stores, with only a handful of licences being handed out at first.
In a statement Thursday evening, the province says it will issue up to 25 licences ahead of the first day of private retail sales on April 1.
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Liberals' election reform bill becomes law on last day of parliamentary sitting

After receiving royal assent today — the final day of the current parliamentary sitting before the Christmas break — the Liberal government's electoral reform bill, C-76, is now law.
The Trudeau government tabled C-76 last year. It limits the length of federal election campaigns, restricts the amount of spending allowed in the period immediately before a campaign, works to prevent foreign interference and introduces new rules to regulate third-party political activity.
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How Ontario food banks fill their shelves via weekly swaps along Hwy 401

A well-organized swap of donated food sends fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers grown in Windsor-Essex along Highway 401 to hundreds of food banks that are struggling to find fresh produce.
In return, the Toronto Daily Bread Food bank sends items like boxes of cereal, pasta and soups back to Windsor-Essex.
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U.S. government shutdown would be 'stupid' but might happen: House Republican

WASHINGTON -- A looming, partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday.
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Avalanche warning issued for B.C.'s backcountry after series of storms

REVELSTOKE, B.C. -- Avalanche Canada has issued a special public warning for backcountry users about the dangers of avalanche in several areas of British Columbia.
The agency says after a drought in late November and early December, the province has been hit with a series of storms with snow that isn't bonding with the old surface.
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John Kasich considers presidential run, again

BEXLEY, Ohio -- Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he'd prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he's entering a primary he could win.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn't defeat President Donald Trump if the election were held today.
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