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"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."

  • Photos of Greece's colossal shipping port show you why the economy is in tatters

    The Greek referendum on whether or not to accept the country's international bailout deal has made international headlines, and the queues outside the country's banks have become a symbol of what's going wrong in the country. It's not far from Athens and is the national hub for shipping, one of Greece's biggest industries.

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  • Police charge man in bombing of Winnipeg law firm

    Winnipeg police have charged a man with sending explosive devices to law firms and other businesses in the city, and they caution that more packages may be discovered in the coming days. Guido Amsel, 49, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated assault and a number of offences related to possessing explosives. The hunt for Amsel started last Friday, when a bomb went off inside a small law firm south of the downtown area, severely injuring Maria Mitousis, 38.

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  • Province-wide wildfires blanket B.C. communities in smoke

    More than 60 new wildfires have sprung up across British Columbia over the weekend, putting people out of their homes or on evacuation alert, resulting in several communities declaring states of emergency. Smoke from the fires cast an early morning haze over Vancouver on Sunday. Three of the new fires are in the Kootenays in southeastern B.C.,  where an evacuation alert has been issued for about 350 homes along Highway 3A between Sitkum Creek and Willow Point.

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  • U.S. man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

    A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, U.S. authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in the small eastern Maine city of Calais, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, he said.

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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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  • Drivers getting creative to use Pan Am HOV lanes

    Fri, Jul 3: It looks like many commuters are looking for ways to use the infamous Pan Am Games HOV lanes around the Toronto area. Nicole Bogart reports.

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  • David Ortiz did something no Boston first baseman has ever done Sunday

    The Boston Red Sox started David Ortiz at first base Sunday, and wound up making franchise history. In fact, if you were evaluating Ortiz's defense at home, you didn't have much to go on. The Red Sox induced just two ground ball outs during the contest.

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  • China makes rapid progress on reclaimed islands’ facilities - FT.com

    China is racing ahead with construction projects on reclaimed land in the South China Sea, satellite images show, with an airstrip capable of handling combat jets among projects now close to completion. The building of the 3km runway on Fiery Cross Reef is a step some analysts say may presage an attempt to claim the airspace over the disputed waters. A year and a half ago the reef in the Spratly Islands was a mere lump of coral but it is now a small island, following a concerted effort by high-tech dredging barges. Meanwhile, a port has been added to facilities at Johnson South Reef, another reclaimed island in the Spratlys, with up to six security and surveillance towers under construction.

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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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  • Paul Bernardo applies for day parole in Toronto; families of victims devastated

    Paul Bernardo has applied for day parole in Toronto, though lawyers say he has almost no chance of succeeding. The lawyer for the families of Bernardo's murder victims, 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French, said Correctional Service Canada sent out a form letter to the families last week advising them of his application. It is Bernardo's right to apply for day parole three years before he is eligible for full parole on his life sentence, but this has left families of both girls devastated, even though they knew this day was coming, said their lawyer Tim Danson.

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  • The Latest: Final tally in Greece bailout referendum counted, resounding 'no' vote

    The final results of Greece's bailout referendum are in, with all 19,159 precincts reporting. The Dutch finance minister has over the past five months of negotiations resisted Greece's attempts to get easier terms for its bailout program. Upon the request of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has convened a meeting of the leaders of the seven parties represented in Parliament.

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  • Windsor Raceway fire site too dangerous for investigator

    It's not clear what started the Canada Day fire at the Windsor Raceway — and it may never be clear. District Chief Kenneth Hunt told CBC News that it was risky to let firefighters get close enough to put the blaze out. On Thursday, the fire department was monitoring the local air quality but tweeted during the afternoon that it had concluded all fire suppression activities at the site.

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  • Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag on General Lee

    Bubba Watson has owned the General Lee from the 1970s and '80s TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard" since 2012. On Thursday evening, Watson, who bought the car at auction for $110,000 and restored its interior, announced he is making a drastic change to the car's appearance. Watson tweeted he'll paint over the Confederate battle flag on the car's roof.

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  • McHale Defends Caitlyn Jenner

    Count Joel McHale as someone who supports the decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner at the upcoming ESPY Awards. The actor/comedian – who will be hosting the annual ESPN award show on July 15 – said while some have criticized the decision to give Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, he absolutely feels it was a good call. "Some people don't think it's courageous and some people do think it’s courageous what she has done —and I’m in the courageous boat," Joel told Access Hollywood of Caitlyn's public reveal earlier this month.

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  • Town That Chased Away Starbucks Sees Its Identity Being Endangered Again

    A hamlet that looks as though it would fit neatly into a model-train layout at Christmastime is battling once again to sustain its small-town character against the relentless march of the large chain stores. Twenty years ago, Katonah, 45 miles north of New York City in Westchester County, ran Starbucks out of town. In an effort to halt the move, the Town Board of Bedford, which encompasses Katonah as well as the hamlets of Bedford and Bedford Hills, is scheduled to hold a hearing on Tuesday at which it may vote on a zoning amendment that would reduce the scale of new stores in the three downtown areas to 4,000 square feet, from 7,500 square feet.

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  • What happens to euro if Greece leaves?

    CNBC's Sara Eisen takes a look at the fallout and long-term impact on the euro if Greece leaves the euro zone.

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  • Sydney Leroux comes home to Vancouver and leaves a World Cup champion

    Even if the majority of the fans at B.C. Place were rooting for the United States to win Women's World Cup final on Sunday, Sydney Leroux is the only American player that can truly say she won the World Cup at home. Leroux, 25, was born in Surrey, B.C., about 35 kilometres away from where she lifted the trophy alongside her victorious U.S. teammates after a resounding 5-2 victory over Japan. "I could not be happier," said an emotional Leroux after the game.

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  • Police arrest man who slammed car into church

    The SIU has been called in after a 19-year-old man crashed his car into a church early Thursday. Tactical officers and K9 units launched an intense search in the area near Davenport Road and Oakwood Avenue around 5:30 a.m. The suspect was apprehended around an hour later. Jennifer Beer said she was woken by the commotion then shocked to find heavily armed officers focused on her house.

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  • Taylor & Calvin's BBQ Bash! 

    The couple that grills together, stays together? That's what Calvin Harris seems to think! The DJ has spoken proudly of Taylor Swift's barbecue skills.   She cooks too ������ A photo posted by Calvin Harris (@calvinharris) on Jul

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  • China lifts ban on giant Valemax ships - FT.com

    The Chinese government has lifted a three-year ban on huge iron ore carriers that had forced Brazil’s Vale to ship the commodity to its largest market via the Philippines. China’s transport ministry and National Development and Reform Commission on Friday said that four ports would be opened to the 400,000-tonne vessels, better known as Valemaxes. The boats were designed to help the Brazilian iron ore miner better compete with Anglo-Australian rivals Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, which benefit from shorter shipping distances to China. Late last month the Valemax carrier Yuan Zhuo Hai was permitted to anchor off Qingdao port in eastern Shandong province.

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