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Polls close in tight Alabama Senate race with high stakes for Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) – Polls closed on Tuesday in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama with high stakes for President Donald Trump, who has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore despite allegations against the candidate of sexual misconduct toward teenagers. Moore, 70, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, is …

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Mexican Virgin of Guadalupe pilgrimage marred by deaths

One of the largest annual pilgrimages in Latin America has been marred this year by the death of at least 11 pilgrims. The truck they were travelling in crashed on a motorway between Mexico City and Puebla. The victims were among an estimated seven million pilgrims, who travelled to Mexico …

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How Community Corner raises funds for local community

Community Corner in Newcastle is a charity shop with a difference. Run by mother and daughter Cheryl and Lynne, all the money they raise is spent on projects, causes and people in the local community. They have two shops, and raised over £130,000 since 2015. “We just wanted to help …

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Toronto targeting recycling contamination with bin inspections

The City of Toronto says it’s lifting the lids on residents’ recycling bins in order to help curb a pricey problem.Roughly 26 per cent of what gets put in recycling bins is actually garbage, and the city says it’s costing millions of dollars.“For every percentage point we can reduce that, …

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Kelowna man allegedly assaulted when he interrupted an apparent theft

Two men have been arrested in connection to an alleged assault that occurred during an apparent theft in Kelowna.Police received a call about an assault in the 700-block of Glenwood Avenue on Monday morning at about 2:20 a.m.The victim told police he was hit in the back by a golf …

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All hands on deck for daytime checkstop near Alberta community of Standoff

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The checkstop lasted almost five hours in two different locations. No charges for impaired driving were handed out, but 30 tickets were issued for other issues.

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Tillerson overture to North Korea: U.S. ready to talk without pre-conditions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about giving up its nuclear arsenal. “Let’s just meet,” Tillerson …

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Commissioner hears requests for standing in long-term care home public inquiry in St. Thomas

For Barbara Timmerman, getting standing at hearings for the province’s public inquiry into long-term care homes isn’t about placing blame.The London supply teacher navigated Ontario’s health-care system with her elderly father — a journey that came to an end in August, following a “life-ending injury,” just days after he moved …

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Disney set to seal $60bn 21st Century Fox takeover

Walt Disney is close to confirming a deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for about $60bn, reports say. The sale would include the 20th Century Fox film studio and the Sky and Star satellite broadcasters in the UK, Europe and Asia. Disney was left as the front runner …

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In pictures: The Art of Building 2017

Twelve finalists have been chosen from this year’s Art of Building architectural photography competition. From abstract details to abandoned buildings, here are the chosen images. The Art of Building is run by the Chartered Institute of Building.