Daily Archives: December 16, 2017

Mueller obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump’s transition organization. But the investigators did not directly request the records from Trump’s still-existing transition group, Trump for America, and ...

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Oilers hold off Wild in Cam Talbot's return

The Edmonton Oilers hope Cam Talbot’s return can help stop their roller-coaster December. Talbot made 29 saves after missing seven games with an undisclosed injury, Milan Lucic had a goal and assist and the Oilers held off the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday. Talbot said he felt great after his jokingly self-proclaimed “2 1/2-half week vacation.” He was eased in ...

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Actresses call out Matt Damon for sexual harassment comments

Actresses Alyssa Milano and Minnie Driver are criticizing Matt Damon for comments he made this week about the “culture of outrage” over sexual misconduct. In an interview with ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers, the Suburbicon actor said he believes there’s a “spectrum of behaviour” which requires different reactions. “There’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?” ...

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Donald Trump holds off hitting the Gulf carriers with sanctions

WHEN Donald Trump became America’s president nearly a year ago, lobbyists campaigning for protection for the country’s airlines against competition from the Middle East were overjoyed. But they were less happy on December 13th when it was revealed that Donald Trump has decided to hold off on imposing sanctions against the three big Gulf carriers—Emirates of Dubai, Etihad of Abu ...

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Investigators await autopsy results after Apotex founder and wife found dead in mansion

The snow-covered lot outside the home of Apotex founder Barry and Honey Sherman became the site of a memorial Saturday, as investigators await the results of autopsies being performed on the couple’s bodies. Flowers and police tape could be seen outside the billionaire and noted philanthropist couple’s North York mansion on Old Colony Road in North York, Ont., from which their bodies were removed ...

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Oprah 'praying' for town as California fire approaches celebrity enclave

Surging Santa Ana winds on Saturday drove an enormous wildfire toward a wealthy community in the coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles, leaving fire crews working in a pall of smoke. The 1045-square-kilometre Thomas Fire was moving rapidly westward and crested Montecito Peak, just north of the unincorporated Santa Barbara County community of Montecito. Known for its star power, the enclave ...

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The internet can be a powerful tool for good, but only if everyone can get online

One of the Internet’s greatest attributes is its potential to be a democratizing tool. As the most powerful networked technology ever created, by design, every user has can have a platform and a loudspeaker. Unlike previous communication technologies, like radio or television, which broadcast one message to the masses, with the rise of the internet came the ability for individuals to not ...

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