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Doug Jones stuns Roy Moore to win Alabama Senate seat

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.Story continues belowIt was the first Democratic Senate victory …

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Democrat takes narrow lead in bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) – A bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama with high stakes for President Donald Trump was too close to call on Tuesday, with Democrat Doug Jones taking a slight lead over Republican Roy Moore with about 86 percent of the vote counted. Jones, 63, a former U.S. …

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Human Rights Watch calls on Singapore to relax free speech, assembly laws

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Singapore government’s laws limiting critical speech and peaceful assembly are overly broad and make the country a repressive place severely restricting what can be said and published, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Li Shengwu, nephew of Singapore’s prime minister, is seen in Cambridge, …

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City of Vancouver approves 2018 budget, with a last-minute property tax hike

Vancouver homeowners should be ready to pay more the next time the property tax bill comes in the mail.The City of Vancouver has approved its 2018 capital and operating budget — and with it, an unexpected property tax hike.Staff had originally recommended a 3.9 per cent hike but Vision Councillor …

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Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Kim promises more weapons

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations. Tillerson’s new diplomatic overture comes nearly two …

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China warns Taiwan not to rely on foreigners after attack threat

BEIJING (Reuters) – Taiwan will fail in its efforts to get foreign support for its cause, the Chinese government said on Wednesday after a senior Chinese diplomat threaten Taiwan would be attacked the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island. China considers Taiwan to be a wayward province and …

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Former Manitoba Bison Geoff Gray signs with Cleveland Browns

After spending almost an entire season on an NFL practice roster Winnipeg’s Geoff Gray is on the move.According to Gray’s agent Darren Gill, the former Manitoba Bisons offensive lineman signed a standard rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns. Gray terminated his practice roster agreement with the New York Jets to …

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It’s a rich area with massive homes, and a Vancouver councillor wants to house students there

West Point Grey: it’s a wealthy neighbourhood with big, sprawling mansions spread out over lots the size of football fields, according to one Vancouver councillor.But a number of them sit empty and even crumbling. So Hector Bremner, a member of the Non-Partisan Association (NPA), wants a 150-acre section of it …

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Edmonton Oilers rip Blue Jackets for 7-2 win

The Edmonton Oilers didn’t let getting shut out in Sunday’s loss in Toronto discourage them in Ohio on Tuesday night.Playing the final game of a three-game road trip, the Oilers continued their strong offensive play and pounded the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2.The Oilers scored the only goal in the first …

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Republican Moore holds slight lead in bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) – A bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama with high stakes for President Donald Trump was too close to call on Tuesday, with Republican Roy Moore leading despite allegations against the candidate of sexual misconduct toward teenagers. Moore, 70, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, led …