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  • Airline seat-switching outcry: Jewish leader calls for understanding

    A leader in Toronto's Jewish community called for understanding in response to a controversy CBC News reported about yesterday, in which a woman travelling on a Porter Airlines flight refused to move to another seat to accommodate an ultra-Orthodox man

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  • Gun silencer sales are booming

    Gun silencer sales are on fire. The number of registered silencers surged 38% from last year to 792,282 in February 2015, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "It's getting to be more mainstream," said Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo, which makes and sells silencers. Waldron said his company has nearly doubled its workforce in the past year to 215 employees and also added more machinery as it tries to work through a backlog of orders.

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  • Woman Finds 15-Foot Python Harassing Her Saint Bernard

    Residents of Warren County, Missouri, finally know why small animals have been disappearing and dogs have been barking at odd times in the night. The likely culprit -- a monstrous 14-foot-7-inch Burmese Python weighing in at 160 pounds -- was found by local resident Pauline Horstdaniel in her yard, local station KTVI reports. "I was terrified," Horstdaniel recalled to KTVI. A call to a local snake expert proved fruitless, as he offered to catch the python -- but only when he got back into town days later.

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  • White House petition to extradite Cecil the Lion killer reaches threshold - CNNPolitics.com

    Washington (CNN)A White House petition requesting that dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a prized lion in Zimbabwe, be extradited to the African nation to face justice should receive a response from the Obama administration. The petition needed to receive 100,000 signatures by August 27 to get a response. "We urge the Secretary of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Walter Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government's request," the petition said.

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  • The king with 100 wives - CNN.com

    (CNN)Abumbi II, the 11th fon, or king, of Bafut, Cameroon, has close to 100 wives. According to local tradition, when a fon dies, his successor inherits all his wives and then marries his own queens. "The queens have a great role to play in the fondom," notes Prince Nickson, also of Bafut, noting that it is up to these women behind the man to shape him in his kingly role. "Behind every successful man must be a very successful, staunch woman," says Abumbi's third wife, Queen Constance.

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  • Hitchhiking robot on cross-country trip in US meets its demise on streets of Philadelphia

    A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks. The kid-size robot set out to travel cross-country after successfully hitchhiking across Canada in 26 days last year and parts of Europe.

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  • Gatineau woman fights to change baby's name to recognize infant's deceased father

    A Gatineau woman is fighting to get her child's name changed to recognize the baby's father, who died of flesh-eating disease before the little girl was born. "I can't give her her father," Roxanne Lauzon said of two-month-old baby Faith. Lauzon's boyfriend Robert Lajambe died suddenly in May after flesh-eating disease took over his body.

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  • Joyce Mitchell's confession: Sex, a painting and a plan - CNN.com

    (CNN)Former prison worker Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty this week in relation to her role in the sensational June escape of two inmates in upstate New York. As part of her plea, she submitted detailed statements of her involvement with the convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt. Sexually graphic in parts, her confession describes how her relationship with one of the inmates, Matt, developed and how and why she brought tools into the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora that the prisoners used to tunnel their way to freedom.

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  • Fake licence plates fooling photo radar, and even Calgary police

    Some people on Calgary roads will go to any lengths to avoid a speeding ticket, even creating home-made licence plates. "In one case we're aware of there was a plate that was made out of cardboard and it was a pretty good knock-off.  But it was made out of cardboard and then the motorist covered it with a plastic cover to protect it from the weather," said Sgt. Paul Stacey.

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  • Kelowna cop under investigation for questionable traffic stop

    Among a recent slew of investigations into police activity is a case out of Kelowna, B.C., where a Mountie is being questioned for his questionable behaviour. Shawn Michaelz of Edmonton, Alberta, was driving in Kelowna with his girlfriend when a Mountie pulled them over. Michaelz explained on Facebook that he and his girlfriend were waiting to turn left at an intersection and though they had time to turn, they waited for the slowly oncoming police officer to turn, as he had the right of way.

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  • The Year's Most Lavish Royal Wedding is Happening This Weekend

    It's been a big Summer for the British royals and we got to see the Swedish royals get married in a lavish ceremony, but now the Monaco royals are grabbing the spotlight! Pierre Casirahgi and his girlfriend of six years, Beatrice Borromeo, made it official with a wedding last Saturday. The civil ceremony at Monaco's Pink Palace was followed by a garden party and a reception at Monaco's Hotel de Paris.

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  • Scott Disick Missing Kourtney?

    Is Scott Disick missing Kourtney Kardashian? The now-single father of three attended the wedding of his pal this weekend, and Instagrammed a message which seemed to hint single life isn't all it's cracked up to be. "When u realize the grass isn't always

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  • Cop who helps officers pose as jihadis refused to play imam: B.C. terror trial

    John Nuttall pleaded with an undercover officer posing as a jihadi extremist several times starting in May 2013 for a "brother" to answer his questions, including whether Islam permitted the killing of innocent people, B.C. Supreme Court heard Wednesday. "I need spiritual guidance," he said in transcripts read in court. A Mountie responsible for training undercover officers to pass as jihadi extremists testified on Wednesday that the operation's commander emailed him in May 2013 to ask if he would pose as an imam.

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  • 10 countries sitting on massive oceans of oil

    The world powers and Iran struck a deal on Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program for at least 10 years in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. Interestingly, although Iran has a huge amount of oil, the Islamic republic doesn't even make it into the top three when it comes to proven crude oil reserves. Using the data provided by Barclays commodities analyst Michael Cohen, we put together a list of the 10 countries sitting on the greatest amounts of crude oil.

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  • The new look Mickey Rourke, acting legend, was spotted out and about this week with yet another drastic new look. His chiseled face, designer stubble and new ‘do make him look completely different to the actor who became a pin-up in the 80s. (Image Credit: Wenn) (11 photos)

    The new look Mickey Rourke, acting legend, was spotted out and about this week with yet another drastic new look. His chiseled face, designer stubble and new ‘do make him look completely different to the actor who became a pin-up in the 80s. (Image Credit

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  • Slanted first-down line on Thursday's CFL broadcast gets international attention

    We all know Canadian football's different, and that Thursday Night Football in particular is trying to be an especially different broadcast, but graduated first-down lines? That seems to be just going too far. Here's what appeared on the TSN broadcast

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  • Anti-vaccine mother charged with kidnapping daughter - CNN.com

    (CNN)On May 13, 2014, South Florida resident Robert Baumann went to pick up his daughter, Lilly, from the home of her mother, Megan Everett. When he got there, Everett and Lilly were nowhere to be found. Everett's boyfriend, Carlos Lesters, answered the door.

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  • Woman’s ad showing her face rejected by Facebook for high chance of ‘negative feedback’

    Lisa Goodman-Helfand has dealt with some hardships as a result of her scleroderma, but she wasn’t expecting rejection by Facebook for the appearance of her face to be one of them. Scleroderma, a chronic condition that causes the skin and connective tissues in the body to harden and contract, is a topic that the Chicago-area blogger is well versed in, as she has been dealing with it personally for 30 years. Goodman-Helfand writes about scleroderma as well as body image, confidence and more on her blog Comfortable In My Thick Skin.

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  • Ronda Rousey dedicates UFC 190 fight to late wrestling legend 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

    “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was a huge influence on UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Over his lengthy career in professional wrestling, Piper trained under Rousey’s mentor, “Judo” Gene Lebell, with regularity. Years later, Rousey came along and trained with the martial arts legend as well.

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