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VIDEO: Judge, suspect know each other from school

"This was the nicest kid," the judge tells the court after the suspect starts crying. "I used to play football with him... and look what has happened."

  • Naked woman filmed riding pillion on motorbike through city streets

    She felt the wind in her hair - and everywhere else. A naked woman was caught on camera riding pillion on a motorbike through a Russian city’s streets. Police in Voronezh are now hunting for the clothed rider and his completely peeled passenger - who

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  • Dog hilariously lets his dislike of his brother be known

    Hell hath no fury like a dog scorned. If there’s anything that we’ve learned through a dog/human friendship, it’s that dogs have a different code of conduct than us humans.  From an early age we’re told to play nice and to be the “bigger person” in the

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  • American tries to figure out what Canadian road signs mean, fails

    Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr returned home to Massachusetts this week after spending some time "car camping" near the coast of New Brunswick with his wife. Burr's friends and family on Facebook were equally confused by a photo he posted of a green-and-white River Valley Scenic Drive signpost. "The signs of New Brunswick's highways and byways aren't exactly done wrong, but they seem to require a cognitive leap of which our American sensibilities, enfeebled by reality TV shows and Katy Perry songs, are incapable," he explained.

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  • Kentucky couples sue for marriage licences after clerk's refusal

    Four couples, including two same-sex couples, on Thursday sued an eastern Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licences to anyone following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, the Kentucky chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Ashland with the legal support of the ACLU, claims Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has purposefully violated the plaintiffs' rights.

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  • Macy's cuts ties with Trump, New York City reviews contracts

    Macy's Inc said on Wednesday it would end its business relationship with Donald Trump, and New York City said it was reviewing its contracts with the billionaire developer and U.S. presidential hopeful because of his comments insulting Mexicans. Calling Trump's remarks "disgusting and offensive," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement, "Trump’s comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers." In New York City, where Trump built his fortune in real estate, his company has a contract to run a golf course at Ferry Point in the Bronx. Trump also manages two public skating rinks in Manhattan's Central Park.

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  • Why Canadians and Americans will never agree on health care

    For Americans, Canada is generally a frozen, canoe-laden outpost with a socialized health system. For Canadians, Americans are hard-working, gun-loving people who prefer expensive health care. After running the most comprehensive study on the subject (a survey of more than 7,000 North Americans) and co-authoring the book Health Care Policy and Opinion in the United States and Canada, Vox talked to him about how health care differs in the two countries, why debates around health are more ideologically driven in the US, and what we can learn from each other.

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  • Man chooses dog over his dog-hating girlfriend

    After four years together, a Reddit user, by the name of ‘Getzen’, decided that it was finally time for him to move in with his girlfriend. Little did he know, however, just how much she despised his dog Molly. When his girlfriend gave him an ultimatum – either she goes or the beagle goes – Getzen had no choice but to put an ad up on Craigslist with a title that read: FREE TO ANY WILLING HOME.

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  • City of Vancouver considers what to do about romantic Love Lock gesture

    Thu, Jul 2: The City of Vancouver is hoping to get ahead of a new tradition by lovers that has caused problems in other cities. Nadia Stewart explains.

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  • Transit referendum: Who will pay for transportation improvements now?

    With a resounding No vote in the transit plebiscite, Metro Vancouver's old problem is new again: everyone wants more transit, but can't agree on how to pay for it. "Doing nothing is simply not an option," said B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone said shortly after the No vote. A Yes vote would have meant higher sales tax in Metro Vancouver and $7.5 billion in transit improvements, including the Broadway subway in Vancouver, light rail in Surrey and Langley, and 11 new rapid bus routes.

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  • Princess Charlotte's christening: A balance between private celebration and public show

    Princess Charlotte's christening Sunday will be a private family affair to celebrate the newest member of the House of Windsor. Members of the public have been invited to wait and watch from the paddock near St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen's Sandringham estate, where the two-month-old daughter of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will formally receive her history-laden name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Kensington Palace has said William and Kate are "hugely grateful" for the warm wishes they received since Charlotte's birth on May 2, and that the couple, known for vigilantly guarding the privacy of their family, are "delighted" the paddock will be open to the public.

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  • Prepare to Be Floored by This Affordable Bathroom Makeover (8 photos)

    Contrary to popular belief, it is actually possible to renovate an entire room in your home without spending thousands of dollars. Just take a look at Bless'er House blogger Lauren Shaver's rustic bathroom remodel via Hometalk. When we first started picking

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  • Police identify intruder fatally shot by former CNN reporter at Albuquerque motel

    The man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee, police said. Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Tanner Tixier (tih-SHAY) said late Thursday that Tomorio Walton had absconded from parole out of Memphis and it wasn't clear how long he had been in New Mexico. Chuck de Caro and his wife, Lynne Russell, were in their room when Walton, 27, allegedly tried to rob them, authorities said.

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  • Homeless man wins the Internet with his moving piano performance

    Donald Gould, a homeless man in Sarasota, was caught playing a beautiful cover of Styx’s “Come Sail Away” on a public piano in the city, where he dazzled a small audience. The delicate performance was then uploaded to Facebook, and has since been viewed more than 4.5 million times, and has racked up over 150,000 shares. Gould, known to the locals as “Boone,” treats passers-by on the streets of Sarasota to a five song set-list that he learned as a child, WWSB reports.

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  • Jim Carrey's Twitter Rant 

    Jim Carrey is trying to set the record straight after his lengthy Twitter rant over California's new mandatory immunization law. The actor called Gov. Jerry Brown a "corporate fascist" on Tuesday, after the state passed a bill that requires all public schools and daycares to vaccinate their children unless a legitimate medical reason permits otherwise. "California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory [sic] vaccines," Carrey Tweeted.

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  • Curtis Wilson missing near Vernon after friend found dead in lake

    RCMP in Vernon, B.C., are searching the Kalamalka Lake area for 24-year-old Curtis Wilson after the body of the  Lethbridge, Alta., man's companion was found in the lake on Sunday. Police have identified the deceased man as 32-year-old Shane Letkeman, who was also from Lethbridge. "During the police investigation into this matter, it was determined that Shane Letkeman was last known to be with Curtis Wilson," she said.

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  • What's your favourite Canadianism, eh?

    "The thing that surprises me the most is how just ordinary every day they are," Katherine Barber told CBC Saskatchewan's Blue Sky. Barber says other English nations used the word "stir" instead of "disturb." She told Blue Sky host Garth Materie, of course, most Canadians are far too polite to use the term on air. CBC Radio Saskatchewan's Blue Sky asked listeners for some of their favourite Canadian words and phrases.

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  • Salmon poaching leads to 3 arrests, seizure of truck and boats

    Tips from the public have turned into charges for three men in two separate incidents for illegally netting Altantic salmon. Fish and wildlife officers from Springdale, Grand Falls-Windsor, Stephenville and Corner Brook took part in the extensive surveillance recently of Brent's Cove, on the Baie Verte Peninsula. Officers seized items that the men were using, including a pick-up truck, a side-by-side ATV, boat and motor, net, and a dozen salmon.

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  • Honeymoon is over for penniless Greek couple in NYC, begging after bank cards were declined

    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless. The couple skipped a few meals before spending their last dollars on dinner at McDonald's. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in the city's Queens borough came to the rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece on Friday. "Everything was all right — then 'boom!' in New York," Limnioti said.

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  • Overspending, austerity, euro flaws have pushed Greece to brink despite bailouts

    Why couldn't all that money and all that sacrifice turn around a country that makes up less than two per cent of the 19-country eurozone economy? On Sunday the country will hold a referendum on whether or not to accept the tough creditor conditions attached to loans needed to avoid default and a banking collapse. A "no" may lead to a chaotic departure from the shared euro currency.

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  • Bob Vila's 10 "Must Do" July Projects (11 photos)

    Longer days and warmer weather mean there's so much more to enjoy this time of year. At the same time, you may also find there's more to do around the house. Help yourself tackle this month's to-do list—and have a little fun along the way—with my must

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