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24 min ago | Brandon Sun

Today on the Hill: Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko speaks to Parliament, meets PM

Though it just got back to business, the House of Commons will take a bit of a break today to welcome the arrival of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who will address Parliament this afternoon. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who invited Poroshenko to visit as a show of support for Ukraine as it fights pro-Russian rebels, will also meet with the president privately.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, World News

4 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Tories seek museum content

John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press On Saturday, four of the 11 galleries in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be open to the 9,000 people who got tickets to preview tours. On the eve of the grand opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Ottawa has asked for a list of all exhibits that refer to the Government of Canada, sending museum staff scrambling and again raising fears of political interference in museum content.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Daily Reporter

Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona. The remnants of Odile, which has been downgraded from a Category 3 hurricane to a tropical storm, are expected to reach Arizona Wednesday evening and strike hardest in the Tucson area, though forecasters said that Phoenix could get lashed with rain and heavy winds as well.

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Related Topix: North America Travel, Travel, World News, Mexico Travel, Mexico, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, us Travel,

San Bernardino County Sun

Stifling heat takes the air out of Mexican Independence Day...

Ruben Rodriguez, 70, of Victorville, dances to live music while waving the Mexican flag during Mexican Independence Day at Olvera Street in Los Angeles on Tuesday. LOS ANGELES >> Four decades ago Ruben Rodriguez, 70, moved from New York to Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Mexico, NY, South America, Peru, Weather

Brandon Sun

Canada adds more Russian officials to those facing economic sanctions

The federal government is targeting more Russian officials with sanctions and travel bans as part of its pressure campaign against president Vladimir Putin's activities in Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will send 200 election observers and a dozen members of Parliament to Ukraine next month to help monitor the country's parliamentary elections.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Vladimir Putin, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

KTMF

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

15, 2014. . People loot a convenience store destroyed by Hurricane Odile, in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept.

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Washington Times

Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. As Thursday's referendum nears, questions are being been raised about Scotland's future relationship with the monarchy if its people opt for independence.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Elizabeth Ii, Canada, Jamaica, Central America, Oceania, Solomon Islands

Squamish Chief

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces funding towards the prime minister's maternal, newborn and child health initiative at Davisville Pulbic School in Toronto on Thursday, May 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces funding towards the prime minister's maternal, newborn and child health initiative at Davisville Pulbic School in Toronto on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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Medical News Today

Care coordination strategies can decrease health care use by older...

Better coordination of patient care between health care providers, encouraging patients to self-manage their health and other strategies can reduce use of the health care system by seniors and people with chronic conditions, according to research published in CMAJ . People who frequently visit emergency departments and clinics and are admitted to hospital use a disproportionate amount of health care resources despite their relatively small numbers.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Weyburn This Week

Canadian Olympian Katelyn Osmond out for fall skating season

The 18-year-old from Marystown, N.L., underwent surgery on Friday at Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton. She was hurt during a practice session when she swerved around another skater and fell, fracturing the fibula in her leg.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Langley Times

Soaring municipal pay criticized in provincial review

A review of municipal pay levels ordered by the province recommends the government act to help rein in rapidly escalating wages among unionized civic workers and some administrators. The report by consultants Ernst & Young, released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, was conducted as part of the province's core review launched last year.

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Brandon Sun

Jury selection set to begin Tuesday in Magnotta murder trial

Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin, 33, a Chinese engineering student. The exhaustive process of selecting a bilingual jury could mean a delay in the presentation of evidence, which is scheduled to start next Monday.

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GlobalNews

Man charged with murder following shooting death of young woman

A man faces murder charges in connection with the death of a young woman who was shot while leaving a downtown restaurant. 26-year-old Natasha Mohamed Farah was killed outside of a bar on 11 Ave. and 1 St. S.W. last month.

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Canada.com

Feds dismiss allegations they covered up torture, killing of - rogue' Canadian spies

Arthur Porter, former chairman of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, claims the federal government covered up the capture and killing of a handful of Canadian spies. The government says the assertions are without merit.

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CBC News

Immigrants to Canada not sold on upcoming 'express entry' system

A newly released government study suggests newcomers to the country have misgivings about Ottawa's intention to ensure would-be immigrants possess skills that are in demand in Canada. A woman is seen here enjoying the Canada Day festivities in Montreal, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Life, Holidays, Canada Day

SooToday

Harper hosts parliamentary pep rally

Prime Minister Stephen Harper rallied his political troops Monday, marking the start of Parliament's fall sitting with a campaign-style rally laden with economic high-fives and tough talk about protecting Canadian values around the world. With Conservative caucus members and several massive Canadian flags as a backdrop, Harper sang the praises of his government's work in creating jobs, sealing trade deals and cracking down on criminals.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, World News, Terrorism

The Daily Breeze

Hurricane Odile slams Baja California

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico >> Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. The extent of Odile's impact was still not clear before daybreak, but the storm severely damaged hotel lobbies and facades, shattered windows and left streets full of debris.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters, World News, Mexico, San Lucas, CA, Orange County, CA

News Times

Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future

This Aug. 2002 file photo shows Balmoral Castle, near Ballater in the Scottish Highlands. One thing both sides agree on - Queen Elizabeth II will continue to be the Scottish monarch after independence.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Elizabeth Ii, Canada

CTV

Election rhetoric revs up with Parliament set to resume

With MPs headed back to work Monday as Parliament resumes, signs of an unofficial launch to the next federal election campaign are beginning to show. There is still over one year to go before the October 2015 fixed election date, but parties are already revving into campaign mode.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, World News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

KFVS12

Leaders expected at Mexican Independence parade

Some of Illinois' top political leaders and candidates for office were set to participate Sunday in a Chicago's annual Mexican Independence Day Parade. Organizers estimate roughly 500,000 have attended previously in the city's Little Village neighborhood, making it among the largest parades in the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Pat Quinn, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

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