Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

Grand jury subpoenas issued in connection with Trump Jr., Russian lawyer meeting: reports

Grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with a June 2016 meeting that included U.S. President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and a Russian lawyer, two sources told Reuters on Thursday, in a sign that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is gathering pace. The sources added that Mueller had convened a grand jury in Washington to help investigate allegations ...

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Investors prefer airlines with good customer service

THE trend seems clear. Spirit Airlines became the most profitable carrier in America at the same time that it was the most complained about. Frontier Airlines cut costs, became a no-frills budget carrier, and went from posting big losses to notching big gains. American, Delta and United scrambled to keep up, slashed comforts and amenities, and introduced their own no-frills ...

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Toronto police union says its officers want to carry naloxone to prevent drug deaths

The union representing Toronto’s police officers says its members want to carry naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose long enough to get someone to hospital. The Toronto Police Service had previously said it had no plans to equip front-line staff with the medication, even as firefighters have begun to receive both the equipment and training. ...

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Despite uproar, Trump's immigration proposal resembles 10 other merit-based policies – Immigration: Why Trump wants to change the act that led to decades of unintended consequences

President Trump’s call Wednesday for a merit-based immigration system sent critics and much of the media into a tizzy, but what he proposed is common in many parts of the world. The proposed system, contained in a Senate bill, would replace one largely based on extended family ties with one that prioritizes education, English language proficiency, age, vocational skills and ...

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This newly discovered armoured dinosaur had to hide from bigger, meaner dinos

Despite basically being built like “a tank,” a newly discovered armoured dinosaur was equipped with skin that camouflaged it from potential predators. That’s one of the findings from new research published in Current Biology, which details the 110-million-year-old Borealopelta markmitchelli. Named in honour of one researcher who spent more than 7,000 hours carefully exposing the preserved animal from surrounding rock ...

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Leaked Trump phone call: 'Don't worry about Canada,' says he's happy with trade

A leaked transcript of a Donald Trump phone call shows the president’s private comments about trade with Canada, and suggests he had an overwhelmingly positive attitude about the northern neighbour as he took office. The purported remarks made in a private phone call from late January are every bit as flattering as the president’s public comments just days later when ...

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Track and field worlds: Canada 'genuine threat' for multiple medals

The track and field world championships begin Friday (CBCSports.ca, 12:50 p.m. ET) with some of Canada’s 57 athletes legitimate contenders for a podium finish and looking to help the team build on its record eight-medal performance of two years ago in Beijing. Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica will also call it a career in London, England, where he will ...

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