Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

President Donald Trump wants tariffs on steel and aluminium

WHEN President Donald Trump tweeted “We want free, fair and SMART TRADE,” on March 1st, trade-watchers groaned. Later that day, after months of back-and-forth between the protectionists and the globalists in the White House, he appeared to deliver the tariffs he has long been promising. He announced tariffs of 25% on imports of steel and 10% on those of aluminium. ...

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Canadian country star Ronnie Prophet dead at 80

Country music star Ronnie Prophet, a familiar face on Canadian television in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 80. Prophet passed away Friday morning, according to a Facebook update posted by spokesperson Dave Bancroft on behalf of the entertainer’s family. “There are no words to express the heartache of losing my best friend and the love ...

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Time's Up will be a part of the Oscars, but not on red carpet

The organizers of Time’s Up say the movement to eradicate discrimination in the workplace will have a presence at Sunday’s Oscar show, but there are no plans for a red-carpet dress code. Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, actors Laura Dern and Tessa Thompson, producer Katie McGrath and attorney Nina Shaw talked about the movement’s progress and next steps with news reporters ...

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Sheriff's deputy fatally shot by fleeing suspect in Indiana, police say

Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Pickett was fatally killed in the line of duty on Friday, police said.  (Indiana State Police) A Boone County Sheriff’s deputy in Indiana was fatally shot Friday morning after attempting to apprehend a fleeing suspect, police said. Jacob Pickett was critically wounded while assisting in the chase and later died, Indiana State Police confirmed in ...

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Lawsuit alleges bitcoin pioneer became a thief

This framegrab made available by the BBC shows Craig Wright speaking in London.  (BBC News via AP) Whether or not Craig Wright invented bitcoin, his early involvement in the cryptocurrency is clear. According to the family of Wright’s former business partner, Dave Kleiman, the pair founded a bitcoin mining and research firm that controlled between 550,000 and 1.1 million bitcoins ...

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Muskoka mystery: Missing senior killed to stop her from reporting 'mistreatment, neglect,' police said

Police believed an elderly woman who disappeared in Ontario’s cottage country two decades ago was killed to “prevent her from reporting frauds, thefts, mistreatment and neglect she was enduring” from her landlords, according to documents recently obtained by The Fifth Estate. The Ontario Provincial Police documents, obtained in court by The Fifth Estate and the Walrus magazine, were part of a search warrant ...

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