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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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  • The Latest: Trump says society can't tolerate violence

    Donald Trump is pushing hard his outreach to African-American voters in a speech to a predominantly white crowd in Iowa. Speaking Saturday in Des Moines following Sen. Joni Ernst's annual Roast and Ride event, Trump began by noting "there are millions of American-Americans in this country who have succeeded" but stressed that government has failed black communities, with almost 40 per cent of African-American children living in poverty. Trump also spoke of the shooting in Chicago of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin Friday.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jelena Loncar killing: police announce $50,000 reward for information leading to arrests

    Loncar died when shots were fired outside the club in the early morning hours of Aug. 26, 2014. Loncar was shot once in the chest and died in hospital. Loncar's younger sister Lana Loncar was also at the news conference and said even though "there is no happy ending to this story" her family still wants justice for Jelena. "My sister will never get to celebrate another birthday, or get married, or have kids, or do anything at all," said Lana Loncar.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Venezuela will give free houses to all the country's Summer Olympians

    Venezuela triple jumper Yulimar Rojas earned a silver and a free house at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Michael Phelps returned home from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to a pushy local television reporter. Germany’s Hahner twins came home to their country’s Olympic committee accusing them of orchestrating a publicity stunt. Serbia’s Olympians got a heroes’ welcome home at a Belgrade parade.

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  • The Best British Shows You Should Be Watching

    Yes, we know. Downton Abbey has ended and you're totally bereft. Chin up, Anglophiles. There's a slate of new British shows coming through the pipeline (and across the Atlantic). What a time to be alive. In other words, it's time to put the kettle on and settle in for some telly. Spoiler: Tom Hiddleston is involved. Consider this your primer to what dramas you'll soon be gushing over, what comedies you need to catch up on, and why 2016 will probably be the year you pretty much don't get off the couch. Don't blame us: blame BBC America and the two Bens. (That'd be Cumberbatch and Whishaw, by the way.) Read on to see what's in store for fans of British shows. Something's got to fill that Crawley-shaped

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