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Quebec reports 877 new cases of COVID-19, 12 more deaths

MONTREAL -- Quebec health authorities reported 877 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province since the start of the pandemic to 95,216.
Health officials also removed 90 older cases from the provincial toll on Tuesday after coming to the conclusion that those tests were false positives.
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Const. Daniel Montsion not guilty in death of Abdirahman Abdi

Ottawa police Const. Daniel Montsion has been found not guilty of manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in connection with the 2016 death of Abdirahman Abdi.
Abdi, a 37-year-old Black man, died following a confrontation with Ottawa police on July 24, 2016.
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Azerbaijan, Armenia say U.S. to host talks over territorial dispute

Armenia and Azerbaijan said on Tuesday their foreign ministers would meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Friday in efforts to end the heaviest fighting in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh since the 1990s.
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Trump says Fauci is 'terrific guy' but not 'team player'

WASHINGTON -- A day after claiming that the American people are tired of listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci, U.S. President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he gets along with the nation's top infectious disease specialist while also complaining the doctor who has clashed with him at times over the coronavirus is not a "team player.
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EU takes action against Malta, Cyprus for 'golden passports'

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission launched infringements procedures Tuesday against Cyprus and Malta over their "golden passport" programs, in which wealthy people can acquire EU citizenship in exchange for an investment.
The EU's executive said the lucrative schemes are in violation of EU law and undermine the "essence of EU citizenship.
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U.S. Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Google

The United States Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.
The lawsuit marks the government's most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago.
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Garbage truck from Canada to U.S. caught hauling more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana

LONDON, ONT -- Roughly 1,000 pounds of marijuana was found inside a garbage truck crossing the border between Sarnia, Ont. and Port Huron, Mich.
Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made the discovery on Sunday at the Blue Water Bridge crossing.
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Ontario records another significant spike in new COVID-19 cases

TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting another spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases, recording more than 800 new infections.
Health officials confirms 821 new infections on Tuesday, which is a large increase from the 704 cases reported on Monday and 658 on Sunday.
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Japan to take steps to guard against Olympics cyberattacks

Japan said on Tuesday it would take countermeasures to ensure next year's Tokyo Olympics are not derailed by cyberattacks after Britain and the United States accused Russia of orchestrating efforts to disrupt the Games.
Olympics organizers reported no significant impact on their operations for the 2020 Games, which were postponed until next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ontario extends COVID-19 orders for another 30 days amid second wave

Ontario has extended a number of COVID-19 orders until mid-November as the province grapples with the second wave of the disease.
In a news release issued late Tuesday morning, the Progressive Conservative government said that the extension will apply to all orders under the Reopening Ontario Act except those that deal with hydro prices and access to electronic personal health information.
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Union suspects cleaning products making teachers, students sick at Yukon schools

Yukon's teachers union says it suspects that sanitizing products being used in schools are making teachers and students sick.
"We don't know if this is a bigger trend," Ted Hupé, president of the Yukon Teachers' Association, said in an interview.
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TORONTO -- Controversial Canadian professor and self-help guru Jordan Peterson says he’s back in Toronto and “in much better health” after more than a year treating complications related to drug dependency.
In a new video on his YouTube channel, the University of Toronto psychology professor said he started taking benzodiazepines, a class of drugs used to treat anxiety and other disorders, on a doctor’s recommendation in 2017 and “never gave it a second thought.
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Italy probes why women's names mark aborted fetuses' graves

ROME -- Italian prosecutors and the government's privacy watchdog are investigating how the names of women who miscarried or had abortions ended up on crosses over graves for the fetuses in a Rome cemetery.
Rights groups have denounced the grave markings as a gross violation of the women's privacy, which is protected by the 1978 law that legalized abortion in Italy.
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