Lululemon settles lawsuit with Peloton over allegations of 'copycat' clothing

Two of North America's biggest names in fitness have settled a lawsuit over allegations of "copycat" sports bras and workout tights.
Vancouver-based "athleisure" brand Lululemon has agreed to terms with American exercise bike company Peloton after negotiating a "mutually agreeable settlement" in the patent dispute, according to a notice of voluntary dismissal filed in a California district court on Friday.
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Provinces, territories face calls to make Day for Truth and Reconciliation a holiday

As Canada marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, provinces and territories face a push to recognize it as a statutory holiday.
New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have declared Sept.
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'Unique ecosystem': N.W.T. First Nations sign benefit agreement with Parks Canada

A group of First Nations has signed an agreement with Parks Canada to ensure they receive social and economic opportunities related to the Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories.
Parks Canada says the agreement with the Nahæâ Dehe Dene Band and Dehcho is titled Ndahecho Gondie Ghaade, meaning “following the words of our elders.
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U.S. captives 'prayed for death' on brutal ride from Ukraine

Even after three months of captivity that included execution threats, physical torture, solitary confinement and food deprivation, it was the ride to freedom that nearly broke Alex Drueke, a U.S. military veteran released last week with nine other prisoners who went to help Ukraine fight off Russian invaders.
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U.S. state courts have become an electoral battleground in the abortion fight

Surrounded by states with abortion bans that took effect after Roe v. Wade fell, Illinois is one of the few places where the procedure remains legal in the Midwest — but abortion rights supporters are worried that might not last.
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This robot ran a world record — but its trainer says it's 'not dangerous yet'

If you've recently run track at Oregon State University, chances are that you've crossed paths with an unusual competitor: an athletic, bipedal robot.
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Whale watchers get rare view of orcas and humpbacks fighting in Salish Sea

Members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) caught a rare view of aggressive activity between two giants of the sea on Thursday, when a large group of transient Bigg's orcas squared off with a pair of humpback whales over the course of a few hours.
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Indigenous university officially opens in Sault Ste. Marie

The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation served as the backdrop for the grand opening of Sault Ste. Marie’s Indigenous university and teaching lodge.
Staff, elders and other local dignitaries gathered Friday morning for the official ribbon cutting ceremony at Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (SKG).
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Brazilians living in poverty, hunger seek to eject Bolsonaro in election

Brazil's presidential election will be decided by tens of millions of people experiencing poverty, and they look set to eject incumbent Jair Bolsonaro from office — either in Sunday's first round or in a runoff.
The far-right leader is reminding them of his pandemic welfare program that morphed into a monthly handout equal to $112 US.
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Burkina Faso soldiers launch counter-coup 9 months after last political upheaval

More than a dozen members of Burkina Faso's army seized control of state television late Friday, declaring that the country's coup leader-turned-president, Lt.-Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown.
A spokesperson introduced Capt. Ibrahim Traore as the new head of the volatile West African country that is battling a mounting Islamic insurgency.
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The price of a barrel of oil has fallen by about 20 per cent in the past month, a situation that would normally result in a comparable decline in the price consumers see when they fill up their cars with gasoline.
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Russia's war in Ukraine reaches a critical moment

There are moments in history that appear as critical to the world as they are terrifying.
Just this century: the 9/11 attacks in 2001; the U.S. "shock-and-awe?Ç? war on Saddam Hussein's Iraq two years later; the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 killed millions and upended life; and most recently the Feb.
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U.S. hits Russia with sanctions for annexing Ukrainian regions

The U.S. on Friday sanctioned more than 1,000 people and firms connected to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, including its Central Bank governor and families of Security Council members, after President Vladimir Putin signed treaties absorbing occupied regions of Ukraine into Russia in defiance of international law.
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