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First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday by touting her prior career as a prosecutor. Harris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential...
Security forces have fired tear gas against protesters in a poor neighbourhood just 3 kilometres from Venezuela’s presidential palace after an apparent uprising by a national guard unit. The disturbance early Monday started hours after a group of men dressed in military fatigues and carrying assault weapons published a series of...
A man in Iowa, who may or may not have a lot of time on his hands, won $1 on a scratch ticket and drove all the way down to lottery headquarters and insisted on being paid out with a massive novelty cheque. Tyler Heep hit the $1 jackpot earlier...
A hooligan in Kentucky tried to destroy a massive, nine-foot tall snowman using a truck, but failed horribly after not realizing good-old Frosty was built over a tree stump. Cody Lutz and his family decided to have some fun after a recent snowfall in Petersburg, making a very large snowman...
SHREVEPORT, La. — A recently graduated Louisiana police officer has been fatally shot as she was in uniform leaving for work on the night shift. Officer Chateri Payne, who had graduated from the police academy Nov. 16, died within hours of being shot outside a home Wednesday night, Shreveport Police...
A Canadian national was kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso near the Malian border in West Africa on Tuesday night, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo told reporters on Wednesday. The Canadian worked for a mining company called Progress Minerals, Sawadogo said. According to Progress Mineral’s website, it’s is an exploration company, focused on the “West African Birimian Greenstone Belts, targeting...
Around 2,000 Hungarians protested late on Wednesday outside parliament against new legislation allowing employers to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime, a reform its critics have dubbed the “slave law”. Prime Minister Viktor Orban‘s ruling Fidesz party pushed the law through the legislature earlier in...
Sharp public outcry has turned the tide for the embattled Maple Leaf Pool. On Tuesday night, Regina city council voted unanimously to replace the 72-year-old facility in the Heritage neighbourhood. It had been scheduled to close in 2019. “We know that the people of this city want  that pool replaced, and...
Saturday Night Live tackled the recent controversy over the removal of CNN’s Jim Acosta’s credentials on “Weekend Update”, as a “White House intern” appeared on the show and snatched co-anchor Colin Jost’s pencil. It came just four days after Acosta was denied entrance into the White House for “placing hands on...
The 2018 iteration of Singles' Day, the shopping and entertainment extravaganza from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba BABA -2.78%, has ended, with the company notching another record sales day. But with this Singles' Day—10 years after Alibaba first made 11/11 a shopping event to celebrate those still on their own—there is much more to analyze than that. With Alibaba having expanded...

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