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Trump Expands Travel Ban, Signs Proclamation Affecting 8 Countries

WASHINGTON — Citizens of eight countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. The restrictions rage from full travel bans on nationals ...

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When It Comes To The NFL, Trump Should Be Flagged And Ejected For Unnecessary Roughness

President Trump has once again attacked the NFL for exactly the wrong reasons. He wants NFL owners to fire players who take a knee during the national anthem. Their sin, according to Trump, is disrespecting the American flag. Trump also complains that the game has <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/01/10/donald-trump-nfl-football-ha… Sports

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Stand — Or Kneel — For Something

I’d rather be in with the “sons of bitches” than the “very fine people.” Please #TakeTheKnee. I don’t know why any NFL player would be reading my words, but if you are, unite around this cause — and heck, everyone, take a knee! If peaceful protests did not produce results, those in power would not work tirelessly to silence them. ...

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Dianne Watts, Conservative MP, Announces Bid For B.C. Liberal Leadership

SURREY, B.C. — An MP for Surrey, B.C., is officially in the running to become the next leader of the B.C. Liberals. Dianne Watts made the announcement Sunday, saying the Liberals have a strong history to build on, but need to reconnect with voters. Watts says she will resign from her current role as Conservative MP for South Surrey-White Rock, ...

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NFL Teams Across U.S. Defy President Trump To Protest Racism

All eyes are on the NFL today ― but not just for what happens after the kickoffs. NFL players throughout the country are expected to demonstrate before today’s games in defiance of President Trump’s harsh criticism of athletes who kneel during the national anthem. In a Friday speech in Alabama, he called such players “sons of bitches,” and then doubled ...

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UN Human Rights Council Report Says Racism 'Lies At The Core' Of Canadian Institutions

NEW YORK, United Nations — The U.N. Human Rights Council is set to discuss a report on issues affecting African-Canadians that makes recommendations to the federal government, including that it apologize for slavery and consider providing reparations for historical injustices. A U.N. working group will submit its final report on the human rights situation of people… HuffPost Canada – Athena2 ...

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Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term As Chancellor In German Election

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union has come out on top in Germany’s national election on Sunday, according to early exit polls, putting her on the path for a fourth term in power. Early projections show Merkel’s center-right CDU won an estimated 32 percent of the vote, followed by the center-left Social Democratic Party, or SPD, that trailed behind with ...

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Invictus Games Are 'Much More' Than Sports To Natacha Dupuis

TORONTO — Natacha Dupuis’s return to sports started with a mountain bike. The former master corporal served in several Canadian Forces regiments, including the Royal Canadian Dragoons, for over 16 years. She did a tour in Bosnia and two in Afghanistan — the last of which saw her witness the deaths of two comrades. Her diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder ...

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Rachel Notley: United Conservatives Determined To Hurt Gay Children

EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley says the opposition United Conservatives are determined to inflict their past mistakes on Alberta, wreaking havoc on working families and inflicting pain on gay children. Notley made the comments in a fiery campaign-style speech to party faithful Saturday at a meeting of the Alberta NDP provincial council. “Our friends in the UCP believe the answer ...

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