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Official: Troops withdraw from home of Uganda's Bobi Wine

KAMPALA, UGANDA -- An attorney for Bobi Wine says Ugandan soldiers have withdrawn from the opposition presidential challenger's home the day after a judge ruled that his house arrest was unlawful.
But attorney George Musisi told The Associated Press that security forces could still be seen in the village near the candidate's property outside the capital, Kampala.
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Italy's Conte to resign, seek nod to form new coalition

ROME -- Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte was meeting Tuesday with his cabinet before heading to the presidential palace to offer his resignation after a key coalition ally pulled his party's support over Conte's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Inside Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreak in a federal prison

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Doyle was doing his best to follow public health orders and keep himself and his young family free of infection.
But last November, Doyle ended up back in Manitoba's Stony Mountain Institution north of Winnipeg after violating parole conditions for a drug trafficking and break and enter conviction.
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Estonia's new government sworn in with first-ever female PM

HELSINKI -- Estonia's new two-party coalition government has been sworn in with the first female prime minister in the Baltic country since it regained independence in 1991.
The 15-member Cabinet of Prime Minister Kaja Kallas -- a 43-year-old lawyer and a former European Parliament lawmaker -- was approved Tuesday in the 101-seat Riigikogu legislature, after President Kersti Kaljulaid had first appointed it.
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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler told police Sunday night that he used pepper spray on a man who had been harassing him about COVID-19 mask policies outside of a restaurant.">
"He had no face mask on and got within a foot or two of my face while he was videoing me," Wheeler said in a voluntary statement to the Portland Police Bureau.
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Quebec media must be allowed to show the ravages of COVID-19

Editor's note: Nineteen media outlets in Quebec, including the CBC, have signed an open letter today calling on the Quebec government and public-health authorities to give journalists access to the province's health institutions.
In March of 2020, the world started to grasp the magnitude of the developing public health crisis when disturbing images began to emerge from Italy.
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Biden walking a high wire with Russia ahead of Putin call

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden has been quickly thrown into a high-wire balancing act with Russia as he seeks to toughen his administration's stance against Vladimir Putin while preserving room for diplomacy in a post-Donald Trump era.
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Indian police fire tear gas in clash with farmers in Republic Day protests

Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades and clashed on Tuesday with police in the capital, who fired tear gas to restrain them, shortly after a convoy of tractors trundled through the city's outskirts.
Growers, angered by laws they say help large, private buyers at the expense of producers, have camped outside New Delhi for almost two months, posing one of the biggest challenges to Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he came to power in 2014.
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India's Republic Day marked with massive farmer protests

NEW DELHI -- Tens of thousands of farmers drove a convoy of tractors into the Indian capital as the nation celebrated Republic Day on Tuesday in the backdrop of agricultural protests that have grown into a rebellion and rattled the government.
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Family members of an Ontario man diagnosed with schizophrenia say his doctors didn't do "their due diligence" when they failed to admit him to a hospital after he called a crisis line the day before stabbing his mother and setting her house on fire with her inside.
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'This is me': Rioters flaunt involvement in U.S. Capitol siege

WASHINGTON -- These suspects weren't exactly in hiding.
"THIS IS ME," one man posted on Instagram with a hand emoji pointing to himself in a picture of the violent mob descending on the U.S. Capitol.
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It's not the SHIELD you're probably thinking of — the one with the super-spies and flying battleships from Marvel comics and movies.
In fact, the SHIELD at the centre of the upcoming evolution of NORAD — the six-decade-old North American defence pact — shares nothing with its fictional counterpart but the acronym.
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Epstein's associate seeks dismissal of charges she faces

NEW YORK -- A British socialite charged with recruiting teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse in the 1990s asked a judge Monday to dismiss the case on multiple grounds, including that a deal years ago not to prosecute Epstein and others should shield her from prosecution.
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