Daily Archives: June 18, 2018

The polls have now closed in tonight's Chicoutimi-Le Fjord byelection

The federal Conservatives are hoping to take advantage tonight of a high-profile local candidate running in the Quebec riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord to take back one of two seats snatched by the Liberals in federal byelections since 2015. While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s support for the region’s aluminum smelting industry amid the ongoing trade dispute with the U.S., and his ...

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Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been shot and killed in Florida, authorities say. The Broward Sheriff’s Office says the 20-year-old rising star was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital. He was shot earlier in the day outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership. XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, the sheriff’s office said. ...

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Michael Jackson's old pet elephant, Ali, escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

Ali, who used to live at the Neverland Ranch, wandered over to a courtyard behind the giraffe and elephant barn during her 20-minute getaway.  (Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens) An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson’sNeverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo. WATCH: BOY BEFRIENDS BEAR AT NASHVILLE ZOO, FILMS ‘CUTEST’ VIRAL VIDEO The Jacksonville Zoo and ...

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Republicans on defensive over Trump's border separation policy ahead of immigration vote

The emotional policy of separating children from their parents at the border is starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure in the U.S. Laura Bush, wife of the 43rd president, called the policy “cruel” and “immoral.” Republican Senator Susan Collins expressed concern about it and a former adviser to President Donald Trump said he thought ...

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Aeroplan promises a transformed rewards program in 2020, but will it fly?

Aeroplan promises a new beginning, but that hasn’t quelled fears among members about its future after Air Canada cuts ties with the rewards program in 2020. To drum up excitement and confidence, Aeroplan recently launched an ad campaign, telling its almost five million members that it will “transform travel planning” into “an extraordinary experience.” But without Air Canada, its marquee partner, ...

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