• Canada legalises sale, use of cannabis
Canada legalises sale, use of cannabis

But the waiting period and the $631 cost of applying for a pardon, known as a record suspension, have proven hard for some people saddled with records. Only one man was openly smoking a joint on the sidewalk - now legal in Montreal - but he said that was his normal procedure when waiting in any kind of line.

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  • Trump announces Pat Cipollone will be new White House counsel
Trump announces Pat Cipollone will be new White House counsel

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November. Painted with his classic red tie and wide grin, Trump is laughing with former presidents including Richard Nixon , Ronald Reagan , Teddy Roosevelt , Abraham Lincoln , George H.W.

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  • Donald Trump rains insults on Elizabeth Warren after DNA test
Donald Trump rains insults on Elizabeth Warren after DNA test

While Warren now counts her Native heritage as part of her family's lore, she did at several points in time refer to herself as " Native American " and " Cherokee ". During the 2016 campaign, Trump successfully annihilated the Republican primary field using nicknames like "Low energy Jeb", "Lyin' Ted" and "Little Marco" as his favorite weapon...

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  • Russia Says Explosive Device Caused Crimea Blast, 10 Feared Dead
Russia Says Explosive Device Caused Crimea Blast, 10 Feared Dead

A student went on a shooting rampage and then killed himself at a technical school in Crimea, which also was hit by an explosion, Russian authorities said Wednesday. Russian Federation has opened a probe into a terrorist attack. "They ran up to the second floor with automatic rifles - I don't know with what - and opened doors.and killed everyone ...

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  • MSNBC Host Suggests Saudis Are Bribing Trump So They Can Assassinate Critics
MSNBC Host Suggests Saudis Are Bribing Trump So They Can Assassinate Critics

Saudi Arabia called the accusations "baseless". "Everything points to them". Donald Trump says he is "demanding" answers from Saudi Arabia over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Khashoggi distanced himself from the Saudi monarchy in 2017 and lived in self-imposed exile in the U.S., where he began writing op-eds for the Washington Po...

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  • Andrew Brunson: US pastor leaves Turkey after release
Andrew Brunson: US pastor leaves Turkey after release

He appeared at the hearing Friday wearing a black suit, white shirt and red tie, while his wife, Norine, watched from the visitors seating area, according to Reuters . The case had become a a cause célèbre among Christian evangelicals and a vocal priority for U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence-as well as a source of fricti...

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  • Saudi consulate to be searched for missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Saudi consulate to be searched for missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

The wealthy former government insider had been living in the United States in self-imposed exile. Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since he entered the building last week. Trump on Monday expressed concern about Khashoggi's case and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a thorough investigation . Jamal Khashoggi's story is still evolv...

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  • US Calls for ‘Thorough’ Probe Into Missing Saudi Journalist
US Calls for ‘Thorough’ Probe Into Missing Saudi Journalist

The official described a quick and complex operation in which Khashoggi was killed within two hours of his arrival at the consulate by a team of Saudi agents, who dismembered his body with a bone saw they brought for the objective. The U.S. State Department is looking into accusations that Saudi Arabia was involved in the alleged murder of Khashogg...

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  • Donald Trump has a new Asian headache as Pompeo gets snubbed & lectured
Donald Trump has a new Asian headache as Pompeo gets snubbed & lectured

In Beijing , Mr. Pompeo's visit is seen as a marker when the unrelenting spat between the US and China, triggered by the so-called trade war, touched a new low. A similar situation occurred in June 2000 after then-President Kim Dae-jung returned from his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, telling the press he would convey an...

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  • Nikki Haley shocks Trump administration with resignation as UN Ambassador
Nikki Haley shocks Trump administration with resignation as UN Ambassador

Haley said that the post had been an honor of a lifetime, but felt like she needed to step aside after serving six years as the governor of SC and nearly two years as the United Nations ambassador. Haley reported earning $9,759 as governor in 2017, before she resigned in January to join the Trump administration, as well as a bank account with...

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  • The bad disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
The bad disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

The state-run Saudi Press Agency , quoting an unnamed official at the Istanbul consulate, denied the reports of Khashoggi's murder. Saudi authorities rejected the allegations as "baseless" and said a team of investigators had been sent to the Turkish city to help look into the case.

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  • Israel raids Palestinian village after deadly shooting
Israel raids Palestinian village after deadly shooting

The third victim, a woman in her 50s, was moderately wounded and taken to Petah Tikva's Beilinson Hospital for treatment. "In addition, large numbers of troops have spread out throughout the area to conduct searches and checks", the army said.

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  • Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice
Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice

Vice President Mike Pence presided, his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary. If you want to see how debate should be conducted in the Senate, as the founders sought to resolve the difficulty of unifying a democracy composed a various interests and beliefs, take 45 minutes out of your day and listen to watch she said in its entirety.

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  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed by US Senate as Supreme Court Justice
Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed by US Senate as Supreme Court Justice

Vice President Mike Pence presided, his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary. On Saturday approximately 1,000 protesters marched to the Capitol steps, chanting "November is coming". Protesters and activists had been a ubiquitous presence on Capitol Hill in recent days. Inside the Senate, resentments fanned by the battle showed no signs of re...

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  • Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight
Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight

With the partisan divide becoming more glaring on every issue with each passing election, Republicans feel their voters now increasinly view Democrats as opportunists who wanted to milk the Christine Blasey Ford testimony - especially after the way they whined despite the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe finding no corroborating evidence o...

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  • Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in; major Trump victory
Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in; major Trump victory

In final remarks just before the voting, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said a vote for Kavanaugh was "a vote to end this brief, dark chapter in the Senate's history and turn the page toward a brighter tomorrow". Kavanaugh succeeds retired Justice Anthony Kennedy , who was often the decisive swing vote on social issues. Tho...

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  • Nigeria's Buhari to face Atiku Abubakar in re-election bid
Nigeria's Buhari to face Atiku Abubakar in re-election bid

The reason for the meetings is due to the controversies that have trailed the party's governorship and senatorial primaries in some states such as Zamfara, Ondo, Kaduna and Ogun. "Once again sir, congratulations", said the Senate President. CUPP is the umbrella body of about 40 opposition political parties. "Governor Waziri Tambuwal was suppo...

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  • US, N Korea make progress on nuclear issue : Pompeo
US, N Korea make progress on nuclear issue : Pompeo

Pompeo also pledged that during his meeting with Kim on Sunday, he would raise the cases of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. On Wednesday, he said there was unanimous support for this at last week's U.N. Pompeo, however, played down the differences. "And so there'll be tactical places where we'll have debates and disagreements, that is a ...

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  • Wife says Interpol chief sent knife image as danger signal
Wife says Interpol chief sent knife image as danger signal

Meng's wife had contacted police in Lyon, the French city where the global police agency is based, and reported Meng missing, after not hearing from him since September 25. Speaking to reporters Sunday in France , Meng´s wife said she feared that her husband´s life was in danger. Meng's wife, Grace Meng, reported him missing to French authoritie...

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  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to be next U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to be next U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin, and Saturday's roll call vote seems destined to be almost party-line, with just a single defector from each side. In the pivotal moment on Friday, Mrs Collins, perhaps the chamber's most moderate Republican, proclaimed her support for Mr Kavanaugh at the end of a Senate floor speech that lasted al...

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  • US First Lady Melania Trump Visits Children's Home, Elephant Nursery in Nairobi
US First Lady Melania Trump Visits Children's Home, Elephant Nursery in Nairobi

The US First Lady will then visit the US Embassy in Nairobi wrapping up the only closed-door engagements on her Kenyan visit. Mrs. Trump is on her first-ever visit to Africa and her first extended solo global trip as first lady. "Thank you to Professor Mutharika and the many other key leaders in Malawi who made me feel very welcome today". ...

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  • Utah toddler shreds $1,000 in cash, parents say
Utah toddler shreds $1,000 in cash, parents say

The Department of Treasury said they might be eligible to get all their money back - in two years. That's a fate that turned reality for Ben and Jackee Belnap when their 2-year-old son chose to have fun with the family shredder according to CBS affiliate CBS4Indy.

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  • Trump praises Collins for support of Kavanaugh: 'Susan was incredible'
Trump praises Collins for support of Kavanaugh: 'Susan was incredible'

Prominent protesters , including Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski , were arrested with almost 300 others last week on Capitol Hill. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the roll call, his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary. When Trump nominated Kavanaugh in July, Democrats leapt to oppose him, saying that past statements and opinions...

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  • Man in custody following threats tied to Van Dyke trial, police say
Man in custody following threats tied to Van Dyke trial, police say

He had been charged with first degree-murder, a charge that requires a finding that the shooting was unnecessary and unreasonable. The verdict in Chicago is among the exceptions - and the second time in recent months that a jury has convicted a police officer in a controversial shooting.

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  • Alleged Brett Kavanaugh Victim Speaks Out Hours Before Expected Supreme Court Confirmation
Alleged Brett Kavanaugh Victim Speaks Out Hours Before Expected Supreme Court Confirmation

The Senate vote takes the highest US court down a more conservative path for perhaps a generation and is a bitter blow to Democrats already chafing at Republican control of the White House and both chambers of the US Congress. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Judiciary Committee chairman, accused Democrats of waging a scorched-earth campaign to...

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  • US First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt
US First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt

Agency for International Development. She and her local counterpart Margaret Kenyatta held talks on the welfare of mothers and children, and conservation, according to the Kenyan presidency. On Thursday, her husband tweeted: "Our country´s great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa". Another key goal of her tour is to promote...

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  • New Delhi seals $5bn missile deal with Moscow
New Delhi seals $5bn missile deal with Moscow

Vladmir Putin is India on a two-day India visit. " Russia has always been with us in the development journey of India. Looking forward to our deliberations, which will further enhance India-Russia friendship". Russian Federation has been an important supplier of defence hardware to India for decades. The S-400 missile system, manufactured by...

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  • Theresa May speech to draw eventual Conservative conference to close
Theresa May speech to draw eventual Conservative conference to close

It would end the free movement of people but still allow citizens to continue to work and study in respective countries. Under her plans, people and businesses who do not pay tax in Britain will face a surcharge of between 1% and 3% when they buy a property, with the money funding measures to tackle rough sleeping, the newspaper said.

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  • CAATSA waiver not a free ticket, say U.S
CAATSA waiver not a free ticket, say U.S

India is cautiously optimistic about the Trump administration granting a CATSA waiver on the basis of a positive three-hour-plus discussion between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary Defence James Mattis and US NSA John Bolton on September 14 in Washington .

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  • India deports Rohingya Muslims, drawing United Nations ire
India deports Rohingya Muslims, drawing United Nations ire

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi , who took charge as top judge yesterday, asked: "First of all, they have been recognised as Myanmar citizens". They had been held in prison since 2012 for illegal entry into the country. When the bench headed dismissed Bhushan's plea, the lawyer said this court must realise its responsibility to protect r...

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