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Republican senators prepare to investigate Russia's alleged meddling in U.S. election

Leading Senate Republicans are preparing to launch a coordinated and wide-ranging probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. elections and its potential cyberthreats to the military, digging deep into what they view as corrosive interference in the nation’s institutions. 1,343 more words

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Late power play goal by Kevin Hayes provides winning edge as New York Rangers nip Winnipeg Jets 2-1

WINNIPEG — Drew Stafford wasn’t completely sold that his stick actually caught Dan Girardi in the face – or not squarely enough to warrant a penalty. 875 more words

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Jayson Megna, Jack Skille each notch a pair of goals as Vancouver Canucks upend Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1

TAMPA, Fla. — Sorry, Willie.

The Canucks head coach kept saying he just needed more from his fourth line.

Most of us laughed, and said things like “These guys? 525 more words

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South Africa’s Junk Credit Rating was Avoided, but at the Cost of Junk Analysis

Standard&Poors (S&P) gave South Africa a fearful few hours of anticipation last Friday, just after dust from the political windstorm of the prior week settled. The agency downgraded the government’s securities that are denominated in the local currency (the rand) although refrained from the feared junk status on international securities. 1,556 more words

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Carey Price hell bent on payback as Montreal Canadiens romp past New Jersey Devils

MONTREAL — Carey Price lost his temper after being bumped twice in his crease, but made 19 saves Thursday as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-2. 415 more words

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Toronto Raptors spoil Andrew Wiggins’ homecoming by rolling past Minnesota Timberwolves 124-110

TORONTO — That 12-game losing streak in Toronto looked very much like it might be coming to an end for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. 725 more words

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Joe Biden calls for Trudeau to be world leader through time of deep uncertainty

OTTAWA — U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be a defender of the international “rules of the road” to help shepherd the world through a period of deep uncertainty. 694 more words

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