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Defendant pleads guilty in Rudy Giuliani associates' case

NEW YORK -- Prosecutors secured a guilty plea Thursday from a Florida businessman who hired one of U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, to lend credibility to a supposedly fraud-busting company authorities say was a fraud itself.
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TORONTO -- A real estate listing of a 3,161-square-foot house in Kentucky has piqued the interest of internet sleuths and online gamers alike thanks to its 3D virtual walk-through feature that allows users to explore a maze of rooms, boxes, and all manner of clutter on their quest to find a tucked-away bathtub.
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Trudeau, EU leaders meet ahead of U.S. election to reinforce support of world order

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is speaking with the European Union's two top political leaders Thursday, and they are expected to discuss their shared commitment to international co-operation and what that means ahead of Tuesday's U.S presidential election.
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Former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn suspended by his party

Britain's opposition Labour Party suspended its former leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday for seeking to deflect blame away from himself after a report found that under his leadership the party was responsible for unlawful harassment and discrimination.
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Polish president takes step back on abortion amid protests

WARSAW, POLAND -- Polish President Andrzej Duda partially broke ranks with the country's conservative leadership Thursday and said he thinks women should have the right to abortion when they are carrying fetuses with fatal birth defects.
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Saudi wounds French consulate guard in Jeddah knife attack

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA -- A Saudi citizen wounded a guard in a knife attack at the French consulate in Jeddah Thursday, officials said, as France faces growing anger over satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The assault follows another knife attack at a church in the French city of Nice that left three people dead and several others wounded, in what authorities are treating as the latest jihadist attack to rock the country.
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Thailand protesters take to street to mock fashion show

BANGKOK -- Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand returned Thursday to the capital's business district, staging something akin to a street fair to bring attention to their contention that the country's monarchy holds too much power and influence.
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59 bodies found in Mexico hidden graves

CELAYA, MEXICO -- The bodies of at least 59 people were found in hidden graves in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, government authorities said Wednesday.
Guanajuato is one of Mexico's most violent states, with its wealth and extensive energy infrastructure drawing the attention of criminal gangs.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, boasted in mid-April about how the president had cut out the doctors and scientists advising him on the unfolding coronavirus pandemic, comments that came as more than 40,000 Americans already had died from the virus, which was ravaging New York City.
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Karabakh city hit by heaviest shelling in month of fighting: official

YEREVAN, ARMENIA -- Azerbaijan on Thursday launched its heaviest missile strikes in a month of fighting on the largest city in its Armenian-populated breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, separatist officials said.
"Azerbaijan struck Stepanakert for several hours, tens of missiles hit the city," Karabakh's rights ombudsman Artak Beglaryan told AFP.
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Judge says Texas mask mandate must extend to polling places

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- A federal judge ruled that Texas' statewide mask mandate must include polling places, but election officials Wednesday did not rush to enforce the order that was handed down after more than 8 million people have already voted.
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TORONTO -- This time next week, Americans could know who their next president will be. But there’s a pretty big chance that the results will still be up in the air.
Early voting is well underway across the U.S.
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