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Andrew Scheer is the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

TORONTO — Andrew Scheer, the apple-cheeked Saskatchewan MP and former Speaker of the House of Commons, survived a 13-ballot battle with presumed leadership front-runner Maxime Bernier on Saturday and eked out the narrowest of wins in the fight for the helm of the federal Conservatives. 724 more words

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Jose Bautista delivers decisive three-run blast as Toronto Blue Jays defeat Texas Rangers

TORONTO — There are four games left to play in May and the Toronto Blue Jays are almost out of the hole they dug in April. 538 more words

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Ontario to kick off 150th anniversary celebration with replica of giant duck

In just over a month, the Ontario 150 Tour — a celebration of the province’s 150th anniversary —kicks off in Toronto with Royal Canadian Navy ships, competitive lumberjacks and an American replica of a 30,000-pound duck that’s been travelling the world since 2007. 552 more words

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British Airways outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

LONDON — British Airways cancelled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. 742 more words

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Two dead after protecting woman in hijab: Suspect in Portland stabbings ranted about Muslims

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man who police say fatally stabbed two people who tried to stop him from yelling anti-Islamic slurs on a Portland light-rail train spent time in prison for robbery and kidnapping charges years ago, according to court records and a defence attorney. 633 more words

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'We're not going to comment': Kushner secret Russian channel questions left unanswered as Trump aides praise trip

Two of Donald Trump’s top advisers said he achieved his major goals on his first overseas trip but declined to answer questions on the topic dominating headlines back home: the FBI’s interest in presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. 576 more words

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U.K. lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as total number of arrests hits 11

MANCHESTER, England — Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch, from “critical” to “severe,” as authorities said major progress has been made in unravelling the plot behind the Manchester bombing. 635 more words

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