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Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes for standing up to racist rants

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Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes for standing up to racist rants

Even before their names were released, one word repeatedly came up to describe the men who were killed in a stabbing Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon: heroes.They had tried to intervene, police said, after another passenger began “ranting and raving” and shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women.That’s when the ranting passenger…

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Investigators working to determine cause of massive Delta fire

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Investigators working to determine cause of massive Delta fire

Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a massive blaze in Delta on Saturday night.Smoke and flames could be seen from many parts of Metro Vancouver after a boat recycling facility caught fire around 7 p.m.Combustible materials inside the facility made the fire more difficult to fight.“We were forced to take a defensive…

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The Conservatives have a new leader, but not the bigger tent they need: Hbert

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The Conservatives have a new leader, but not the bigger tent they need: Hbert

Connect the dots that lead to Andrew Scheer’s narrow Conservative leadership victory and what you have is a triumph of retail politics over big ideas.Stephen Harper’s Conservatives lived and eventually died on the battlefield of boutique policies tailored to specific segments of the electorate. Those same dynamics ultimately determined the outcome of the former prime…

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Police say 1,000 people working on investigation as hunt for Manchester bombing suspects continues

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Police say 1,000 people working on investigation as hunt for Manchester bombing suspects continues

LONDON—British police made another arrest and stormed another house Sunday as they hunted for suspects in the Manchester bombing, while a government minister said members of attacker Salman Abedi’s network may still be at large.Greater Manchester Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested in the city on suspicion of terrorist offences. Eleven other men between…

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Trudeau visits Italian town still struggling to recover from 2016 earthquake

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AMATRICE, ITALY—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in Rome this week to promote trade and other ties with Italy, first appealed to the heart of the country by visiting Amatrice, a tiny town still struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake.“It’s an opportunity to share our thoughts, our condolences, our sympathies, but also demonstrate our resolve to…

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Suspect in Mississippi shootings that killed 8 says he didnt intend for police to take him alive

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Suspect in Mississippi shootings that killed 8 says he didnt intend for police to take him alive

BROOKHAVEN, MISS.—Authorities in Mississippi said Sunday that a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff’s deputy.Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday night in rural Lincoln County. Two of the homes are in Brookhaven and one is in…

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Garden City hit and run sends man to hospital

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Garden City hit and run sends man to hospital

WINNIPEG – An early morning collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Jefferson Avenue sent a man to hospital in critical condition.Police arrived on scene at around 3:25 a.m. Sunday morning.The man was rushed to hospital in critical condition where he remains. A hit and run on Jefferson Avenue sent a man to hospital…

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Trump mulls overhaul of White House staff amid Russia allegations

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Trump mulls overhaul of White House staff amid Russia allegations

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team’s inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.Expanding teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands are being recruited to deal with the drumbeat of…

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Eight civilians found dead as fighting continues between Philippine forces, Daesh-linked militants

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Eight civilians found dead as fighting continues between Philippine forces, Daesh-linked militants

MARAWI, PHILIPPINES—Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened but still forceful group of militants linked to Daesh, also known as ISIS or ISIL.The death toll from six days of fighting neared 100.The…

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The West Block Transcript, Episode 38, Season 6

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The West Block Transcript, Episode 38, Season 6

THE WEST BLOCKEpisode 38, Season 6Sunday, May 28, 2017 Host: Vassy Kapelos Guest Interviews: Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer,Minister Shannon Stubbs, Minister Gérard Deltell, Tim Powers, David Atkin Location: Toronto  Story continues below It’s Sunday, May 28th. I’m Vassy Kapelos. And this is The West Block on the road. We’re here in Toronto at the federal Conservative leadership…

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