Killing of schoolteacher in London renews fears about women's safety

British police said on Thursday they had arrested a suspect in the hunt for the assailant who killed a teacher in a London park as she made a five-minute walk from her home to meet a friend at a pub.
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Police: 1 dead, 12 wounded in Memphis store shooting; shooter dead

COLLIERVILLE, TENN. -- A shooting at a Tennessee grocery store left one person dead and 12 others injured Thursday afternoon, and the shooter was subsequently found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the store east of Memphis, authorities said.
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Tennessee grocery store attack: 'He kept on shooting'

COLLIERVILLE, TENN. -- A gunman attacked a grocery store in an upscale Tennessee suburb on Thursday afternoon, killing one person and wounding 12 others before he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the store, authorities said.
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People who are pregnant should be cautious about taking acetaminophen as it may alter fetal development, according to a coalition of international public health experts.
In a consensus statement published on Thursday in the scientific journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology, the group stresses that while acetaminophen is common — it's found in hundreds of pain-relief medications, including Tylenol, Midol, Benadryl, Dimetapp and Nyquil  — there's growing evidence it comes with risks when used during pregnancy.
As Alberta's latest round of COVID-19 health measures take hold, experts are predicting a dicey stretch — but there is reason to believe case numbers could soon decrease.
The number of daily new cases reported has been above 1,300 for two and a half weeks, but the rolling average is somewhat levelling off.
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Louisiana state trooper charged in pummeling of Black man

A former Louisiana State Police trooper has been charged with a civil rights violation for pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight -- the first criminal case to emerge from federal investigations into troopers' beatings of at least three Black men.
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Students at Ryerson University can now learn about Drake, The Weeknd in unique class

Students at Ryerson University will now be able to take a course that delves into two of Toronto's most influential artists in the music industry: Drake and The Weeknd.
The course, titled Deconstructing Drake & The Weeknd, will study the artists' careers and lyrics.
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Boppy baby loungers recalled in U.S. and Canada due to suffocation hazard

Health Canada and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling more than 3.3 million baby loungers sold in the U.S. and Canada because the items may pose a suffocation risk to infants.
The loungers in question were sold under the names Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Lounger.
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Former MP Marwan Tabbara gets 3 years' probation after pleading guilty to assault

Former Kitchener South-Hespeler MP Marwan Tabbara has received a conditional discharge and was placed on three years' probation after pleading guilty to two counts of assault and one of being unlawfully in a dwelling house. 
Tabbara was charged following an altercation with a woman and another man in the spring of 2020 in Guelph, Ont.
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What vampire bats do for their closest friends

When we think of vampire bats, friendship and co-operation may not be the qualities that come to mind for these blood-feasting creatures of the night. But maybe they should.
Scientists on Thursday provided a deeper understanding of social relationships among vampire bats, showing how those that have forged bonds akin to "friendships" with others will rendezvous with these buddies while foraging for a meal.
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UN summit takes aim at global food dysfunction amid spike in hunger, malnutrition

Billions of people are overweight, millions are hungry, one third of food is wasted and the way the world produces, processes and consumes food generates one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday at the first global summit on the future of food.
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Conservatives divided on what to do about Erin O'Toole after election loss

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's failure to end Justin Trudeau's government is inspiring some frustrated partisans to call for his replacement.
O'Toole promised to make inroads in the Greater Toronto Area and fell well short of the mark; the party actually lost seats in this vote-rich region.
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