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Monday Aug 18, 2014

Trudeau praises Alberta's 'entrepreneurial spirit' during rally in Edmonton

EDMONTON - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid tribute to what he called Alberta's "entrepreneurial spirit" as he took the stage during a rally Tuesday night in a downtown Edmonton park. Trudeau said it's Alberta's drive to succeed that turns "resource opportunities" into economic realities" and attracts people from across Canada and around ...

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Monday Aug 18, 2014

Missouri governor says he will not seek removal of prosecutor investigating police shooting

Story ImageFERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.

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Monday Aug 18, 2014

City spokesman: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in standoff in Chicago suburb

Story ImageHARVEY, Ill. - Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.

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Monday Aug 18, 2014

US officials say video shows beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants

Story ImageWASHINGTON - A grisly video shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Some residents evacuated by wildfire near Yosemite allowed to go home as crews gain upper hand

Story ImageOAKHURST, Calif. - Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Death of aboriginal girl, 15, dumped in Red River renews calls for inquiry

Story ImageWINNIPEG - The death of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl found wrapped in a bag and dumped in the Red River is prompting renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Coal mine blast in China kills 2; rescuers try to reach 25 miners believed trapped

Story ImageBEIJING, China - A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Expert: DNA evidence links suspect to strangling in Los Angeles in 1980s

Story ImageLOS ANGELES, Calif. - DNA evidence taken from the clothing and body of Carol Alford a quarter-century after her death linked her slaying to a serial killing suspect with such certainty that no other person on Earth could have deposited the cells, an expert testified Tuesday.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Liberia's president declares curfew, quarantine of large slum amid mounting Ebola death toll

Story ImageMONROVIA, Liberia - Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Egyptian efforts for Gaza cease-fire collapse in heavy fighting between Israel, Hamas

Story ImageGAZA, Palestinian Territories - Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. At least three Palestinians were...

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Flooding forces dramatic rescues in Phoenix area after heavy rains pummel state, close roads

Story ImagePHOENIX - Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

'Apologies are not enough;' Alberta tightens rules on use of government planes

Story ImageEDMONTON - The Alberta government is tightening rules for government aircraft following a harsh report that outlined inappropriate use of the planes by former premier Alison Redford.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Premier Philippe Couillard condemns Montreal pension protest, police apathy

Story ImageMONTREAL - Premier Philippe Couillard has condemned a raucous pension reform protest at Montreal city hall and the perceived inaction of local police as it quickly degenerated.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

B.C. mine breach leads nuclear safety commission to seek safety checks

Story ImageVANCOUVER - A toxic spill from a British Columbia mine has prompted the country's nuclear watchdog to request a series of checks at uranium facilities.

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