Marsquakes offer detailed look at red planet's interior

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. -- A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface.
In a series of articles published this week, scientists reported that the Martian crust is within the thickness range of Earth's.
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MEG Energy boosts 2021 production guidance on strong six months and Q2 profits

CALGARY -- MEG Energy Corp. boosted its full-year production guidance after reporting $68 million in net profits in the second quarter on a near doubling of revenues.
The Calgary-based company earned 22 cents per diluted share, up from a loss of three cents per share of $9 million in the prior year.
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Republican politicians vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

WASHINGTON -- Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring. But after months of ignoring - and, in some cases, stoking - misinformation about the virus, new polling suggests it may be too late to change the minds of many who are refusing.
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TORONTO -- Five city councillors are calling on the mayor to prevent any “extreme show of force” by the city when homeless encampments are dismantled after violent scuffles broke out between protesters and police earlier this week.
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Statistics Canada says retail sales fell by 2.1 per cent to $53.8 billion in May, as many businesses remained close during the third wave of COVID-19, but the agency expects to see a return to growth once June numbers are available.
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MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ONT. -- Ontario Provincial Police have laid charges following a fire pit incident that left a one-year-old dead, and two more children and two adults injured.
The children's grandfather, Johan Hiebert, 55, of Bayham, Ont.
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More than 100 killed after monsoon in India triggers landslides, flooding

Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain hit parts of western India, killing more than 100 people, officials and news reports said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued.
The dead included 54 killed in four landslides in the Raigad and Ratnagiri districts in western Maharashtra state on Thursday and Friday, according to District Collector Nidhi Chaudhary and state government official Sagar Pathak.
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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in Canada and the National Geographic Society in the U.S. are honouring the late Alex Trebek with a special grant program named after the longtime Jeopardy host.
Trebek, who grew up in Sudbury, Ont.
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Kanye West unveils Donda album at massive Atlanta event

Kanye West barely said a word during his impromptu album listening-session Thursday night, but the mercurial rapper still had most attendees standing on their feet while hanging on every word of his new project.
West unveiled his 10th studio album, Donda in front of a packed crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court

LOS ANGELES -- A California appeals court on Friday disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce case, handing Jolie a major victory.
The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John W.
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Man missing in B.C. backcountry for 2 weeks found by wildfire crew

A wildfire attack crew looking for a newly started forest fire instead found a man who had been missing in the rugged backcountry of Garibaldi Provincial Park, north of Vancouver.
A statement from Squamish RCMP says the hiker missing in the park for two weeks was found safe on Thursday.
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TORONTO -- Las Vegas police have arrested a man after he allegedly threatened to rape and murder a woman outside her front door in an encounter recorded by a doorbell camera.
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