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Trilobite 'cousin' adds new branch to tree of life

The tiny remains of an extinct bug-like creature discovered at British Columbia’s 500-million-year-old Burgess Shale fossil deposit add a new branch to the evolutionary tree of life, says a student researcher who tracked down the organism’s development. The discovery of fossilized soft tissue, including the unique digestive tract, antennae and appendages of extinct agnostids, help solve a long-standing evolutionary riddle ...

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U.S. government's partial shutdown takes economic toll as talks to end impasse stall

The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates show, as contractors and even the Coast Guard go without pay, and talks to end the impasse seemed stalled. The longest such shutdown in U.S. history has dragged into its 26th day with neither President Donald Trump nor Democratic congressional leaders showing signs of bending ...

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China shrugs off international criticism over death sentence for Canadian

China said on Wednesday it’s “not worried in the slightest” by mounting international concern over the death sentence handed to a Canadian for drug smuggling. Monday’s sentence for Robert Schellenberg for smuggling 222 kilograms of methamphetamines into China prompted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of “arbitrarily” applying the death penalty. The United Nations said it was opposed to the ...

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Person of 'national security concern' was accidentally granted permanent residency

A person of “national security concern” was granted permanent residency “due to a series of failures” by the Canadian border agency and immigration department. In light of the incident both departments have had to introduce changes in what the public safety minister’s office is calling a “completely unacceptable” mistake. The changes were outlined in a briefing note sent by Canada ...

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Jets subdue Golden Knights to extend unbeaten streak to 6 games

Laurent Brossoit didn’t mind facing a barrage of pucks. He quite enjoyed it, actually. The Jets backup goalie stopped a franchise-record 26 shots in the second period and made a season-high 43 saves in Winnipeg’s 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday. “You know what, I like periods like that,” said Brossoit, who’s started 11 games this season ...

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Lac-Mégantic footage allegedly used in 2nd Netflix show

A day after learning that a science-fiction show on Netflix used footage of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, the mayor of the Quebec town said she believes images of the tragedy were used in a second Netflix production, Bird Box. Lac-Mégantic Mayor Julie Morin wants the streaming service to take a look at its movie and TV catalogue to make sure ...

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