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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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  • Caitlyn Jenner makes BBC’s top 10 most powerful women

    Let's not objectify Caitlyn Jenner like we do every other woman. After famously appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair to break news of a gender transition and then being named this by ESPN as 2015’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award winner, Caitlyn Jenner has another accolade to add to the list: She has made the BBC’s list of most powerful women for 2015. As “the world’s most famous open transgender person” she took number seven on BBC Radio 4’s 2015 Woman’s Hour Power List, which is decided by a panel of four judges that charged with determining the most influential women “operating in the U.K.” The panel also takes suggestions from the public as to who should be included. “It can only be to the good if a wider audience can learn to understand her experience,” said judge Sarah Vine, describing Jenner’s impact.

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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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  • Here's What's Coming to Netflix This July

    As the summer heats up, so does the Netflix lineup. The following titles will be rolling out on the streaming service over the month of July. Notable additions include the mysteriously under-the-ra...

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  • Diana Douglas, first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael, dies at 92

    Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. Douglas died of cancer at a motion picture industry retirement home in the Woodland Hills neighbourhood, according to an obituary from Michael Douglas's production company, Furthur Films. It cited Diana Douglas's husband of fifteen years, Donald A. Webster of Washington, D.C.

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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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  • 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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  • How Canada is perceived around the world

    Canadians are often curious about how others see them, so, for Canada Day, with the help of the International Council for Canadian Studies, CBC News reached out to the 7,000 or so academics outside Canada who teach courses about Canada. For Slovenians, Canada is bathed in a glow as rosy as the leaf upon its flag. It's not because students here are taught much about Canada.

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  • Officials disrupting the flow of the Women's World Cup with inconsistency

    In each incident, wrong refereeing decisions were made. Big calls have resulted in errors by the officials but outside of some brief mentions across various media outlets, it hasn't become a big story.

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  • America Ferrera Slams Trump

    Donald Trump's recent comments about Mexican immigrants continue to haunt the Presidential hopeful, but now he's being thanked by America Ferrera. The actress penned an open letter to Trump on Huffington Post Latino Voices taking aim at his "ignorant and racist" remarks he made last month when he announced he was running for the Oval Office (Trump labeled Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and claimed they were "bringing crime" to the country). "You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that.

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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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  • US judge awards $134M in lawsuit against Omar Khadr

    A U.S. judge has granted $134.2 million in damages to the widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan and another soldier partially blinded by a hand grenade in their lawsuit against former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr. In their lawsuit, Tabitha Speer and Layne Morris, alleged a teenage Khadr was responsible for the death of Sgt. Christopher Speer and Morris's injuries in Afghanistan in July 2002.

    The Canadian Press
  • 1 dead, 3 injured after car goes off bridge

    One person is dead and three are in hospital after a car went off a bridge and into the ravine near Black Creek Drive and Lawrence Avenue.  The Toyota Camry went over the bridge's guardrail at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, after a collision with another

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  • McDavid's dad looking forward to Connor's life getting back to normal

    Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. McDavid went to Quebec City for the CHL awards, Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine, Edmonton for a visit and then South Florida for the NHL draft. Amid all the excitement of a new chapter, McDavid's father is looking forward to his youngest son going home to Newmarket, Ont., next week and resuming life as a normal teenager.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Famous Saskatchewan cat Bruce Almighty has a new home

    Bruce Almighty's journey from an operating table to the hearts of cat lovers finally has a happy ending. The Regina Humane Society announced on Facebook the cat has been adopted after spending months recovering. "Bruce Almighty's story touched millions of people from around the world and the outpouring of concern for him was truly moving," the Regina Humane Society wrote on its Facebook page.

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