Daily Archives: April 7, 2018

Minister, union head disagree on how to deal with migrant influx

The minister of immigration and the head of Canada’s Customs and Immigration Union are at odds over what they see as the right approach to handling a spike in irregular border crossings from the U.S. It’s a question that has — so far — defied solutions. How can the government best respond to increased numbers of illegal migrants walking into ...

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Is Facebook 'good for the world'? social network asks users

Is Facebook good for the world? That’s what the world’s biggest social network is asking some users in a snap poll this week as the company faces its biggest crisis to date. When some Facebook users log into their accounts, a poll appears under the heading “We’d like to do better” with a statement that says “Please agree or disagree with the following ...

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3 dead, including driver, after van crashes into German restaurant

A man drove a van into a group of people sitting outside a popular restaurant in the old city centre of Muenster in western Germany on Saturday, killing two of them before shooting himself dead, police said. The vehicle plowed into people sitting at tables outside the Grosser Kiepenkerl restaurant, which is popular with tourists, at about 9:30 a.m. ET. Three people were killed and 20 injured, with ...

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FBI, U.S. authorities seize Backpage.com in crackdown

U.S. federal law enforcement authorities are in the process of seizing online classified site Backpage.com and its affiliated websites known for listing adult escort services. A notice that appeared Friday afternoon at Backpage.com says the websites are being seized as part of an enforcement action by the FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Internal Revenue Service. The notice doesn’t ...

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'Held hostage': Sinclair Media Company employees signed rare contract clause

Many people working in American cable news pondered the same question this week: Why did hundreds of anchors for Sinclair Broadcast Group all recently agree to read the same editorial on air? And more specifically, if they were opposed to it — as many were reported to have privately conceded — why didn’t they just refuse or quit? The answer seems to demonstrate how the politicized ...

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Victims of Humboldt Broncos junior hockey bus crash

NOTE: This story will be updated as we learn victims’ names and more about them. Fifteen people are dead and 14 injured after the bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck on a highway north of Tisdale, Sask., early Friday evening. The team was on its way to Game 5 of ...

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt has spent millions on security, travel: report

The security detail and travel expenses for Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have cost taxpayers millions of dollars, a report said Saturday. Pruitt’s 20-member, 24-hour security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times also diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes, the Associated Press reported. But in March, a report in the Washington Free Beacon ...

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