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Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

WASHINGTON -- Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.
On Wednesday night, he'll attend his first 2020 campaign fundraiser, rubbing elbows with some of the Republican Party's top donors on familiar turf: his own hotel down the street from the White House.
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'Nonchalant and brazen': Camera records woman snatching front-yard statue

Missing: four-foot-tall Chinese warrior statue taken in a "brazen" daylight theft from an Edmonton home.
And the whole thing was caught on video.
Surveillance video at the home of a Forest Heights couple in central Edmonton captured a blond woman in a blue hoodie and yoga pants walk up to the front step, break the statue off its base and take it back to an SUV waiting in the street.
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Locked up in solitary confinement for 43 days last year at the maximum security Edmonton Institution, Matthew Hamm's only view of the world outside his cell was through a mail slot.
And even then the only thing he could see was a brick prison wall.
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'Roll Up The Rim' returns: Tim Hortons contest back for Canada 150

As you grab your usual double-double from your local Tim Hortons you might notice something a little different about your cup.
That familiar yellow arrow directing coffee-drinkers to roll up the tab of their cup to see if they’ve won a prize is back.
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No more coffee breaks: Pilot schooled after touching down next to P.E.I. Tim Hortons

O’LEARY, P.E.I. — A coast guard helicopter pilot has been schooled on the appropriate use of the aircraft after touching down in a field near a Tim Hortons in P.E.I. for a coffee fix.
The chopper landed in a barren field in the small Island community on March 16, prompting surprised onlookers to take to social media with comments about the unusual sighting and photos of the red aircraft whipping up poofs of snow as it set down.
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At least 15 dead in cluster bomb attack in eastern Syria

At least 15 people were killed in a cluster bomb attack on an ISIS-held village in eastern Syria on Wednesday, activists said, the latest in a series of airstrikes along the Euphrates River Valley.
Two Syrian monitoring groups, Deir Ezzor 24 and Justice For Life, said the weapons were dropped on the village of Doblan by an unidentified jet.
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U.K. prosecutors charge 6 over 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster

British prosecutors have charged six people over the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster in Sheffield, in which 96 soccer fans were crushed to death.
Those charged include the police commander on the day, David Duckenfield, who is accused of gross negligence manslaughter.
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Shooting suspect arrested after dramatic highway chase north of Toronto

TORONTO - Police have arrested a shooting suspect after a pursuit on a highway north of Toronto.
Toronto police say a woman was shot and a man assaulted in the north end of the city at about 6:30 a.m.
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Pilot schooled on proper chopper use after touching down next to Tim Hortons

O'LEARY, P.E.I. -- A coast guard helicopter pilot has been schooled on the appropriate use of the aircraft after touching down in a field near a Tim Hortons in P.E.I. for a coffee fix.
The chopper landed in a barren field in the small Island community on March 16, prompting surprised onlookers to take to social media with comments about the unusual sighting and photos of the red aircraft whipping up poofs of snow as it set down.
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Police detain Islamic State suspects in Spain, Britain, Germany

MADRID -- Police on Wednesday arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State group, four in Spain and one each in Britain and Germany, Spain's Interior Ministry said.
A ministry statement said the man arrested in Britain was a Salafist imam who led the group and who was sought by several countries.
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Police helicopter attacks Venezuela's Supreme Court

CARACAS, Venezuela — A police helicopter fired on Venezuela’s Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted “terrorist attack” aimed at ousting him from power.
The confusing exchange, which is bound to ratchet up tensions in a country already paralyzed by months of deadly anti-government protests, took place as Maduro was speaking live on state television Tuesday.
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Fish market owner upset by large lobster TSA photo

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. -- The owner of a Connecticut fish market says she is "personally offended" after she saw a photo of a 9-kilogram lobster being handled by a Transportation Security Administration screener on social media.
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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - The jury in gruesome Alberta triple murder trial has a difficult road ahead even after they finish their deliberations, says a former juror who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder from his time in the jury box.
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