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Pit bull rescued from Ontario dogfighting ring now works in arson detection

A New Jersey fire department's pit bull just became the first of its breed to become an arson detection K9 officer.
Hansel, a 4-year-old pup known for his cheerful energy and constant kisses, graduated from training on Friday, officially becoming a member of the Millville Fire Department.
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Bungee-jumping pig in China draws backlash on social media

TORONTO -- A 100-kilogram pig tied to a bungee cord and thrown off a tall platform on Saturday as part of a new park attraction stunt in Chongqing ahead of the Lunar New Year sparked disgust across Chinese social media over the weekend, prompting organizers to issue an apology the following day.
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TORONTO -- The federal government is postponing the deportation of a pregnant woman suffering from cardiac issues after she was scheduled to be on a flight to Bangladesh earlier this month despite doctors warning it’s unsafe for her to travel.
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Puerto Ricans demand answers after discovery of disaster aid in warehouse

Dozens of demonstrators gathered Monday in front of the governor's mansion in Puerto Rico's capital to demand the resignation of the U.S. territory's governor and protest the recent discovery of apparently forgotten disaster supplies amid ongoing earthquakes.
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TORONTO -- The federal government is postponing the deportation of a pregnant woman suffering from cardiac issues after she was scheduled to be on a flight to Bangladesh earlier this month despite doctors warning it’s unsafe for her to travel.
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SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in successful astronaut escape test

SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday.
No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins.
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Only 53 per cent of Canadians trust core institutions, report says

TORONTO -- Only 53 per cent of Canadians trust the core institutions of business, government, media and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) according to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer report, marking a three per cent decline from last year.
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Man who tricked girls into shocking themselves convicted of attempted murder

BERLIN -- A Munich court on Monday convicted a German man of more than a dozen offences of attempted murder for tricking women and girls into giving themselves electric shocks while he watched over the internet.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did "absolutely nothing wrong," calling the impeachment case against him flimsy and a "dangerous perversion of the Constitution."
The brief from Trump's lawyers, filed ahead of arguments expected later this week in the Senate impeachment trial, offered the most detailed glimpse of the lines of defence they intend to use against Democratic efforts to convict the president and oust him from office over his dealings with Ukraine.
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Angola vows to bring back 'Africa's richest woman' over graft claims

LUANDA, ANGOLA -- Angolan prosecutors vowed on Monday to use "all possible" means to bring back Isabel dos Santos, the former president's billionaire daughter, after thousands of leaked documents revealed new allegations she siphoned off hundreds of millions in public money.
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McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial for Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did "absolutely nothing wrong," calling the impeachment case against him flimsy and a "dangerous perversion of the Constitution."
The brief from Trump's lawyers, filed ahead of arguments expected later this week in the Senate impeachment trial, offered the most detailed glimpse of the lines of defence they intend to use against Democratic efforts to convict the president and oust him from office over his dealings with Ukraine.
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Studies question assumptions on industrial damage to Wood Buffalo park

New research suggests Canada's largest national park is not drying out from upstream hydro dams or being contaminated by the oilsands.
Recently published papers from scientists at the University of Waterloo question previous studies done for the federal government and the United Nations as well as long-held conclusions from Indigenous people.
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McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial, with long days, for Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did "absolutely nothing wrong," calling the impeachment case against him flimsy and a "dangerous perversion of the Constitution."
The brief from Trump's lawyers, filed ahead of arguments expected later this week in the Senate impeachment trial, offered the most detailed glimpse of the lines of defence they intend to use against Democratic efforts to convict the president and oust him from office over his dealings with Ukraine.
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