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Chika Stacy Oriuwa has wanted to be a doctor since she was a small child.
When she started medical school at the University of Toronto four years ago, she was the only black person in a class of 259 students.
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In the years leading up to George Floyd's death with his neck beneath the knee of a Minneapolis policeman, at least 58 people lost consciousness after the city's officers put them in neck restraints, according to a CNN analysis of use of force data from the police department.
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Armed men demanded dog during bizarre home invasion, police say

VANCOUVER -- Police are investigating a bizarre home invasion in the B.C. Interior that involved two suspects who were apparently not after money or jewelry, but a dog.
Authorities said they received a report on Friday evening that two men brandishing what appeared to be guns entered a Prince George home and demanded the occupants hand over a dog.
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Gunfire reported in Las Vegas, St. Louis amid George Floyd protests

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VICTORIA -- A Vancouver Island school principal is in mourning after his brother and cousin were both gunned down amid a weekend of violence in the United States that erupted out of peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
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U.S. cities see sporadic violence in protests after Trump threats

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States, cities plead for virus aid as U.S. Congress faces crises

WASHINGTON -- One small-town Oklahoma mayor testified before the U.S. Congress she's worried the city's 18-bed hospital can't handle a second COVID-19 wave. Many counties are slashing sizable chunks of their government work force. States are staring down red ink as the fiscal year comes to a close.
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SUV hits 2 officers at Floyd protest in Buffalo, speeds off

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A vehicle plowed through a group of law enforcement officers at a George Floyd demonstration Monday night in Buffalo, injuring at least two.
Video posted by a bystander shows a line of police officers, backed up by an armoured personnel carrier, rushing and tackling a man who was being interviewed by a man with a TV camera about 9:30 p.m.
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SASKATOON -- A student at the University of Saskatchewan is calling for a decrease in tuition, as most classes will operate online in the fall due to COVID-19.
Fourth-year chemistry student Abigail Unrau started an online petition, urging officials to reduce the price.
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TORONTO -- Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is urging everyone, from world leaders down, to have strong conversations about race as a way forward from racial tensions across Canada and the United States.
In an interview with CTV National News Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme on Monday, Ujiri stressed the need for conversation as protests escalate across the United States in response to the killing of George Floyd, who died at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minn.
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Mexico president kicks off 'new normal' phase amid pandemic

CANCUN, MEXICO -- Amid a pandemic and the remnants of a tropical storm, Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador kicked off Mexico's return to a "new normal" Monday with his first road trip in two months as the nation began to gradually ease some virus-inspired restrictions.
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TORONTO -- It’s asparagus harvest season, but some of the fields in Norfolk County, Ontario, are all but empty following an outbreak of COVID-19 that has spread to 125 migrant workers from Mexico, temporarily halting production.
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Alberta planning to create provincial parole board

Alberta will have its own parole board to hear applications from provincial inmates, should new legislation become law.
The United Conservative Party government introduced a bill Monday that Premier Jason Kenney said will create an Alberta parole board by January 2021.
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