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Trudeau wins historic third term, but without coveted majority

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OTTAWA, Canada — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to win a third term in a snap election but fall short of regaining the parliamentary majority he was seeking.

CTV News and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. projected his governing Liberal Party will win a plurality of seats and form a minority government.

The projected result would ...Read more

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California has the lowest coronavirus rate in the nation. Here's what we know

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LOS ANGELES — California officially has the lowest coronavirus case rate of any state, federal figures show, underscoring the progress made in the ongoing battle against the highly infectious delta variant.

The state has been among the national leaders in that metric for the last week, as the number of newly confirmed coronavirus infections ...Read more

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Confined to US border camp, Haitian migrants wade to Mexico for supplies

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CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico — The treacherous waters of the Rio Grande rushed by as Isnac Joseph admitted he didn’t know how to swim. But the 31-year-old father of a hungry 2-year-old son in the migrant border camp nevertheless braved the river — joining a daily pilgrimage of hundreds of other Haitians — leaving the U.S. side to buy food, ...Read more

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Trudeau set to secure third term, but without coveted majority

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OTTAWA, Canada — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to win a third term in a snap election but fall short of regaining the parliamentary majority he had been seeking.

CTV News projected his governing Liberal Party will win a plurality of seats, and form a minority government. CBC News also projected a Liberal government, without making a...Read more

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Trial date set for Fort Worth officer accused of murdering woman in home

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FORT WORTH, Texas — The murder trial of the former Fort Worth police officer charged in the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson in 2019 is set to start Nov. 16, according to Tarrant County court records.

Aaron Dean, 36, is accused of shooting Jefferson to death on Oct. 12, 2019. Jefferson died as she was babysitting her 8-year-old nephew at ...Read more

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Fauci says 'mix and match' strategy for COVID-19 vaccine boosters still on the table

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WASHINGTON — The federal government may determine in the coming weeks that Americans can “mix and match” their initial COVID-19 vaccine with booster shots from a different manufacturer, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Monday.

Ongoing studies suggest it may be safe and even preferable to boost one manufacturer’s product with a jab from another...Read more

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Mexico court strikes rule that lets doctors opt out of abortions

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Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down an article in the nation’s health law that permits health-care workers to refuse a specific service, two weeks after it declared a state law prohibiting early-term abortions unconstitutional.

The article bars health-care workers from citing conscientious objections to medical procedures in cases where a ...Read more

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China's neighbors worry Australia nuclear sub deal will disrupt region

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HONG KONG — France isn’t the only country upset about a new security pact between the U.S., U.K. and Australia: Some Southeast Asian nations are also worried the partnership could provoke China and spur a regional arms race.

The so-called AUKUS partnership, which will help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines, prompted China last ...Read more

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2 students shot at Virginia high school; suspect in custody

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Two teenagers were shot Monday morning at Heritage High School, sending hundreds of students running for safety.

The call to police came at 11:38 a.m., Newport News police Chief Steve Drew said. Police found two 17-year-old victims, a boy and a girl. Both are both expected to survive. The boy was shot on the side of his ...Read more

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'I want to see what the law is': Man sues Texas doctor who violated abortion ban to test law's constitutionality

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AUSTIN, Texas — A disbarred lawyer from Arkansas has sued a Texas doctor under the state's new law prohibiting most abortions, saying he wants to test the constitutionality of the sweeping ban — and collect $10,000 allowed under the law.

Dr. Alan Braid, a longtime physician in obstetrics and gynecology from San Antonio, wrote Sunday in an ...Read more

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California has the lowest coronavirus rate in the nation

LOS ANGELES — California officially has the lowest coronavirus case rate of any state, federal figures show, underscoring the progress made in the ongoing battle against the highly infectious delta variant.

The state has been among the national leaders in that metric for the last week,...Read more

George Holliday, man who filmed Rodney King video that forever changed LA, dies

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LOS ANGELES — The video was less than nine minutes long, dark, grainy and badly out of focus. But it changed L.A. in ways that were unfathomable and dragged George Holliday into a life he never bargained for.

Shot with a bulky Sony Super8 Handycam, the video of the Rodney King beating in 1991 tore open a city already heaving with racial ...Read more

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Trudeau favored for slimmer victory than hoped in snap election

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OTTAWA, Canada — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared set to retain power in a close election Monday, but he may fall short of regaining the parliamentary majority he’s been coveting.

Trudeau’s Liberal Party is likely to win 155 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, compared with 119 for the opposition Conservatives under ...Read more

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Fire creeps closer to ancient sequoias, reaching Trail of 100 Giants

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More than 1,700 firefighters on Monday were continuing the desperate, dayslong battle to defend California’s giant sequoia trees from the threat of encroaching flames.

Two fires — the KNP Complex in Sequoia National Park and the Windy fire in Sequoia National Forest — were lapping at the base of the beloved behemoths, officials said. ...Read more

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Police: 4 victims were killed in Minnesota before bodies were left in western Wisconsin field

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MINNEAPOLIS — The killings of four people whose bodies were found last week in a bloodied SUV in a western Wisconsin farm field occurred in St. Paul and not where the discovery was made, authorities said Monday.

The St. Paul Police Department is now the lead agency into the investigation into the deaths of Matthew Pettus, 26, and half-sister ...Read more

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Democrats prep 'Plan B' after immigration bid rejected

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WASHINGTON — Democrats are preparing alternative options to present to the Senate parliamentarian to get immigration provisions into a sprawling $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation measure after she rebuffed their first attempt to include a path to legal status for millions of undocumented immigrants.

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., a key player ...Read more

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Maloney, Nadler ask NYC mayors what they knew about health hazards at ground zero

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What did then-New York City Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg really know about the toxic threats posed by the ruins for the World Trade Center, and when did they know it?

More than two decades after the catastrophic attacks, and almost 20 years since the city switched from a rescue to recovery operation at ground zero on Sept. 29, ...Read more

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Tropical Storms Peter and Rose are in the Atlantic, and another system is forecast to be a depression

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MIAMI — As Tropical Storms Peter and Rose continue to move across the Atlantic on Monday, forecasters are also eyeing two other systems, one of which could become a tropical depression by the end of the week.

The disturbance that could turn into a depression this week was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms in the far eastern ...Read more

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Texas doctor who violated abortion ban sued by convicted felon from Arkansas

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AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas doctor has been sued under the state's new law prohibiting most abortions, a lawsuit that could test the constitutionality of the sweeping ban that allows any private citizen to sue providers.

Dr. Alan Braid, a longtime physician in obstetrics and gynecology from San Antonio, wrote Sunday in an opinion piece in The ...Read more

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PG&E starts public safety power shutoffs in Northern California as wildfire risks continue

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — PG&E Corp. started another of its wildfire safety blackouts early Monday, shutting off power to several thousand customers in scattered parts of Northern California amid gusty winds and a red flag warning.

The public safety power shutoffs hit parts of 10 counties: Yolo, Solano, Napa, Lake, Glenn, Colusa, Shasta, Tehama, ...Read more