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Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- A ceremony to honour the victims of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on Tuesday turned into a protest against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis.
Hundreds jeered and booed Babis' arrival for a ceremony in front of the Czech public radio building in downtown Prague, a site of a fierce street battle between unarmed civilians and invading troops in the first hours of occupation where 17 people died.
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Hawaii urged to stock up on water, food, cash as Hurricane Lane approaches

HONOLULU -- Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf from a powerful and erratic hurricane expected to churn close to the islands or directly over them.
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After Cohen plea, Trump attacks Manafort conviction

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump says the conviction of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on financial crimes is "a disgrace."
But he is largely ignoring his former personal attorney Michael Cohen's guilty pleas to felonies, including campaign finance violations he stated he carried out in co-ordination with Trump, other than to say he felt "badly for both" men.
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Four months ago, Trump mocked report suggesting Cohen would 'flip'

The very first time Donald Trump mentioned Michael Cohen in a tweet was Aug. 1, 2012.
At the time, Trump had openly mused about running for president but was years away from launching his campaign.
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Strong earthquake hits northern Venezuela

A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast on Tuesday, spooking residents in the capital who evacuated buildings and briefly interrupting a pro-government rally in favour of a series of controversial economic reforms.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.3 and said it had a depth of 123 kilometres.
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8 dead bodies found on streets of Mexican resort of Cancun

MEXICO CITY -- Prosecutors say they have found a total of eight dead bodies on the streets of the Mexican resort city of Cancun, with two bodies dumped at two spots and four others found shot to death individually.
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MMIWG inquiry announces final 4 cities it will hold hearings

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has announced the dates and locations for its final four hearings.
The inquiry will be in Iqaluit from Sept. 10-13; Quebec City from Sept. 17-21; Winnipeg from Oct.
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Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in U.S. illegally

MONTEZUMA, Iowa -- A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield, authorities said Tuesday.
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Strong earthquake rocks Venezuela, felt as far away as Colombia's capital

CARACAS, Venezuela -- A powerful earthquake has shaken eastern Venezuela, causing buildings to be evacuated in the capital of Caracas.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday's quake at 7.3 and said it had a depth of 76 miles (123 kilometres).
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A look at the verdicts on 18 counts in Paul Manafort's case

WASHINGTON -- Paul Manafort's 16-day trial ended Tuesday with the former Trump campaign chairman convicted of eight felony counts and prosecutors facing a choice of whether to retry him on 10 other charges.
The jury's verdict after four days of deliberations appeared to indicate prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller presented a slam-dunk case of tax fraud, but jurors ran into trouble deciding on more complex allegations of failing to report foreign bank accounts to the IRS and bank fraud conspiracy.
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N.S. man says sharing name with child sex offender has cost him work

A Nova Scotia man who has the same name as a child sex offender says the unfortunate coincidence is costing him work.
Donald Duane Bartlett, a 54-year-old Truro-based contractor, says he’s struggled to find work in recent years and lost at least one job recently due to his name.
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Report alleges hydro development led to abuse of Indigenous women in Manitoba

WINNIPEG -- The Manitoba government is asking the RCMP to investigate accusations that hydro development in northern Manitoba decades ago led to sexual abuse of Indigenous women.
The allegations are contained in a report from the province's arm's-length Clean Environment Commission, which held hearings earlier this year on the environmental and social effects of energy development from the 1950s to the 1980s.
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Toronto's density, old sewer system lead to issues with flooding

TORONTO -- Steady rain and thunderstorm warnings in Toronto on Tuesday had residents bracing for waterlogged streets and transit delays for the third time in as many weeks, with the city saying it was prepared to respond quickly to urgent needs.
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