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Quebec's new basic income plan has proponents dreaming big, others skeptical

The Quebec government has taken a "positive first step" toward a universal basic income with its commitment to provide a set amount of money to those unable to work, says a proponent of the idea.
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Turbulent U.S. Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters

Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home.
At the centre is Roy Moore — "Judge Moore," to his supporters.
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Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home.
At the centre is Roy Moore -- "Judge Moore," to his supporters.
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Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds remain relentless

Firefighters hope to gain further control on Tuesday of a wildfire, the fifth-largest in California's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather conditions are expected to persist.
The blaze, known as the Thomas Fire, which has burned 93,765 hectares acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties about 160 kilometres northwest of downtown Los Angeles, grew but at a slower pace, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said.
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Dangerous winds continues as wildfires spread across California

LOS ANGELES - The winds aren't changing for Southern California's wildfires yet.
The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions.
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Trump slams 'chain migration' in wake of NYC subway bombing

NEW YORK - A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to U.S.
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Dangerous winds continue as wildfires spread across California

LOS ANGELES -- The winds aren't changing for Southern California's wildfires yet.
The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions.
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Investigators to release probable cause of El Faro's sinking

Federal accident investigators are set to determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in 2015, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades in which 33 mariners were killed.
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U.K. banker back in Hong Kong court to appeal murder conviction

HONG KONG - A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women appeared in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday in a bid to appeal his conviction.
Lawyers for Rurik Jutting presented their arguments in the semiautonomous Chinese city's Court of Appeal.
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Jury expected to begin deliberations in Laura Babcock murder trial

TORONTO - The jury is expected to start deliberating today in the trial of two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman and burning her body.
Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont.
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Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as investigation launched

Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November.
The disclosure came the same day the federal privacy commissioner said it had opened a formal investigation into the data breach, which saw the theft of information from some 57 million Uber accounts globally in October 2016.
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Alabama race now in the hands of voters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An internationally watched Senate election is down to Alabama voters.
The controversies surrounding Republican Roy Moore give Democrat Doug Jones an opening in the GOP-dominated state. Polls open Tuesday morning.
Multiple women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct with teen girls when he was in his 30s.
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Homelessness rising in Rio, creating tension and violence

RIO DE JANEIRO - One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something jagged strike his face.
Somebody - he didn't see the person, but believes it was a resident in the neighbourhood - had slashed his nose with broken glass from a Vodka bottle.
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