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  • Colin Kaepernick explains why he won't stand during national anthem

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been a lightning rod for attention in his career, and his latest statements surely could make him an even more polarizing figure. Kaepernick explained his unwillingness to stand for the playing of the national anthem, which of course happens before the kickoff of every NFL game. It happened in last night’s preseason game at Levi’s Stadium against the Green Bay Packers, one in which he struggled in his first action since last season.

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  • UPS delivers anger to Winnipeg family after painting is thrown out

    It was an heirloom painting that hung in her family home and was on its way as a wedding gift to her nephew, but now Judith Putter says UPS has thrown it in the garbage. The painting by the late Alicia Popoff, a well-known abstract painter from Saskatchewan, was purchased by Putter's parents about 28 years ago. When Putter's nephew, Jeremy, got engaged about five years ago it was promised as his wedding present.

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  • After 60 fake calls to 911, police arrest 2 girls for mischief

    Police say they've tracked down the phone and two girls they believe are responsible for making 60 fake calls to 911 over four weeks this summer.

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  • You Won’t Believe Lotto Winner’s Shocking List Of Rules For Boyfriend’s Ibiza Holiday

    Lottery winner Jane Park likes to keep her man on a tight leash - including when he’s away with the lads in Ibiza. The 20-year-old has posted a list of “Ibiza rules” for boyfriend Connor George on Facebook, under the heading ‘Psycho Jane at it again’. Jane has even designed a special t-shirt for her boyfriend of two months to wear, which includes a lovely picture of them together, as well as one of Jane looking menacing.

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  • Hungover customer brings heaps of business to struggling Alberta fish and chip shop

    Up until a few days ago, business was "absolutely terrible" at John McMillan's little fish and chips shop in Lethbridge, Alta. "I had a few drinks the night before and I was feeling like some grease," Colin Ross told the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.

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  • I followed Benjamin Franklin's daily schedule for a week, and the most rewarding part was also the most difficult

    As far as daily routines of historical figures go, Benjamin Franklin's is well documented. The Founding Father's meticulous "scheme" consisted of waking up at 5 a.m. and asking himself, "What good shall I do this day?" He then dove into work, reading, and socializing for the rest of the day, until he retired to bed at 10 p.m., The Atlantic reports. At the end of the night, Franklin asked himself, "What good have I done today?" He was also famous for his "13 virtues," a list of rules and moral guidelines that he created at the age of 20, according to CBS. Each week, he would pick one "virtue" to focus on. After trying out the morning routines of Jack Dorsey, Arianna Huffington, and Barack Obama,

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  • Why NHL cap space can be its most vital asset (Trending Topics)

    On Thursday, Gorton signed Brandon Pirri to a one-year, $1.1 million contract, capping a summer in which he added a slew of inexpensive bets that come as low-risk and potentially high-reward acquisitions. It has brought in Mika Zibanejad and a second-round pick via trade as well, and added UFAs Pirri, Jimmy Vesey, Josh Jooris, Nathan Gerbe, Michael Grabner, Adam Clendening, Michael Paliotta and John Gilmour.

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  • Girl Has Absolutely Massive Blackhead Removed From Bellybutton

    Jamie Davis recently posted this video of his sister removing a giant blackhead from her bellybutton. The clip, which has gained media attention, was shot in Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, and shows a tweezers used to extract an extremely eye-opening blackhead that had been there for the previous nine months. Jamie and his sister reacted with increasing excitement and surprise as the video progressed until its satisfying conclusion. Credit: YouTube/Jamie Davis

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  • Presidential candidate Donald Trump politicizes Dwyane Wade's loss

    Ball Don’t Lie’s Eric Freeman recently relayed the sad news about Nykea Aldridge, a mother of four who was shot and killed outside the Parkway Garden Homes on Chicago’s South Side on Friday. Aldridge, who is the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was apparently an innocent bystander caught in the middle of a gunfight. My cousin was killed today in Chicago.

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  • Calgary man says he was beaten by four men in unprovoked attack

    After getting brutally beaten by four men — one wielding an aluminum baseball bat — Christopher Darryl is still physically hurt, and his small business is suffering, too. The Silverado man said he was viciously attacked last week by four men who were harassing two of his daughter’s friends. Now, he’s recovering from a severe concussion, a 15 cm gash on his head that required around 30 stitches, a cracked jaw, and a black eye. Darryl was helping his wife clean out his garage around 1 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 17, while his daughter had several friends over.  When two of his daughter’s friends left to go to a store, one of them came back saying they were being bothered by four men in a car. “Just

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  • Manitoban got 'pretty beat up' on hike to Into the Wild bus in Alaska

    When 22-year-old Matthew Sharp was swept 90-metres down the middle of a fast-flowing Alaskan river Wednesday, the ensuing rush of adrenaline at first kept the underlying pain at bay.

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  • Schoolgirl’s Hilarious Flashback Photo Sends Twitter Into Meltdown

    A high school student’s decision to recreate her kindergarten photo for the start of her senior year in high school has gone viral. Michigan teenager Tyra Hunt liked her earlier look so much that she used it all over again, from the cute pigtails right through to the awkward grimace. Since she shared the resulting image on Twitter on Tuesday, it’s been liked more than 100,000 times, and received over 34,000 retweets.

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  • Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

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  • Bangladeshi chef and wife open NJ's Kitchen in St. John's

    Bangladesh chef Jamil Hossain has worked in kitchens all over the world and that's reflected in the new restaurant he   opened this week in St. John's. NJ's Kitchen, which opened Friday in Churchill Square, will serve different types of international fare on rotation — one day it might be Mexican, another day it might be Indian, Hossain said. Hossain said he has been a chef in many parts of the world, including England and the United States.

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  • Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

    A mother was enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell when she heard a scream and splash. Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old mother of two from Lakewood, Colorado, jumped in to rescue her son. Officials with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which encompasses the 186-mile-long lake along the Utah-Arizona border, said the boy was in stable condition and flown to a hospital about 200 miles away in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a precaution.

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  • Zip line company: Woman who fell had unhooked safety gear

    A woman who fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform had disconnected herself from the safety system, the attraction's operator said Thursday. Delaware State Police investigators are investigating how Tina Werner tumbled off the platform at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure attraction in Lums Pond State Park on Wednesday. Participants at Go Ape courses are equipped with climbing harnesses and two sets of ropes with carabiners that they unclip and clip to safety wires in sequence as they move through the trees.

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  • Mysterious brown 'goo' strewn across North Vancouver

    Residents of two North Vancouver neighbourhoods are puzzled about bags of brown 'goo' that have been strewn across their streets. "It's pretty gross," said Brian Gardiner, who kept one of the bags to examine. Gardiner says he's seen as many as 15 bags of the mysterious substance in his neighbourhood.

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  • 10 Nineties Trends That Are Making A Huge Comeback (11 photos)

    Fashion trends are cyclical—those that emerged decades ago undoubtedly experience a resurgence years later. Case in point: the ’90s. For the past few seasons, the era’s influence on clothing and accessories (and even makeup with the revival of the nude brown lip) has been undeniable. Characterized by edgy grunge vibes with a hint of nonchalance, nostalgic pieces such as chokers, high-waisted mom jeans and silky slips are ubiquitous—namely on It girls like Kendall, Gigi and Bella. Here, we’ve gathered the 10 most iconic looks of the decade and selected fresh, modern iterations you can wear right now.

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  • Teens charged with assault after bullying incident in C.B.S.

    Two teenage girls have been charged so far in a bullying case that resulted in an assault at a home in Conception Bay South last week. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was called to a home on Scotts Road South around 2 a.m. Friday.

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  • So long, bumpy highways? N.W.T. gov't thinks it may have a solution

    If you've ever driven on highways in the Northwest Territories, you'll know that bumps and dips are a way of life — but the territorial government says they may have found a solution. Over the past four years, the Government of the Northwest Territories has been testing sections of road on Highway 3 between Behchoko and Yellowknife, using numerous methods in an attempt to combat abnormalities on highways caused each year by melting permafrost. "All of them are performing as our scientists predicted," said Kevin McLeod, the director of highway and marine services for the territory, "and there's one that's performing better than we wanted.

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