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Rob Ford’s medical shock gives Olivia Chow a second chance

                                        Rob Ford’s medical shock gives Olivia Chow a second chance Olivia Chow’s campaign has been given a glimmer of hope, writes Royson James. Mayoral candidates Olivia Chow and John Tory have responded with class to the shocking news that Mayor Rob Ford is hospitalized with a tumour in his belly. At a debate Thursday, Chow asked attendees to say a prayer for Ford to return to the race for mayor. By mid-afternoon Friday we’ll know if Ford’s name will remain… View Article

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on September 12, 2014 in World News

Mulcair says Trudeau not ready to govern

                  Mulcair says Trudeau not ready to govern With only a year to go before the next federal election, New Democrats have joined Conservatives in trying to knock Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau off his perch as the front-runner. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair declared open season Thursday on Trudeau, mocking the “getting ready to lead” slogan used in the most recent Liberal ad. “They won’t tell us what they’ll do but they think it’s reassuring to tell us that their guy’s getting ready,” Mulcair said in a campaign-style stem-winder wrapping up a two-day… View Article

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Trudeau defends pot legalization policy

              Trudeau defends pot legalization policy Justin Trudeau on Thursday accused the government of fear-mongering with its attacks on his pot legalization policy. “A UN study says out of 29 developed countries, Canada is No. 1 in teen marijuana use,” Trudeau told reporters. “The approach (Justice Minister Peter) MacKay and (Prime Minister Stephen) Harper are using of prohibition isn’t helping kids and millions of dollars are funnelling to gangs.” The Liberal leader said evidence supports his policy to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana sales like alcohol, a policy he insists will make it more… View Article

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Harper OKs Canada-China foreign investment deal after lengthy delay

                      Harper OKs Canada-China foreign investment deal after lengthy delay Canada-China FIPA deal caused controversy within Harper cabinet The controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) was signed in 2012 and is meant to provide a framework of legal obligations and rights that would enhance foreign investment. Harper said in 2012 that he “absolutely” expected that it will make a “practical difference.” China ratified the deal quickly, but the Harper government did not. 5 things to know about the Canada-China investment treaty First Nations loses bid to block… View Article

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Suspected Mexican Cartel Hitman Charged In Shooting Of Texas Family During Dinner

                      Suspected Mexican Cartel Hitman Charged In Shooting Of Texas Family During Dinner A suspected Mexican cartel hitman has been charged for the brutal double murder of a Texas family. The brutal killings occurred as the family members were sitting down for dinner together in the Texas border area home in Hidalgo county. This week, Justice of the Peace Charlie Espinoza formally charged 21-year-old suspected cartel hit man Jose Carlos Campos Martinez with two counts of capital murder and set his bond at $1,750,000 before sending him back to his… View Article

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on September 12, 2014 in World News

Illegal Aliens Kidnapped and Assaulted Minor Female

                      Dallas PD Confirms Illegal Aliens Kidnapped and Assaulted Minor Female Near SMU Three Mexican citizens, who are present in the United States illegally, have been arrested in conjunction with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl near the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU). The three men were arrested on Wednesday morning after the van they were driving was stopped by SMU police officers who noticed the vehicle driving erratically. The minor female had been walking from one relative’s home to another relative’s home at about 4:30… View Article

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Support for Pathway to Citizenship among Blacks Plummets

                              Support for Pathway to Citizenship among Blacks Plummets Black Americans’ support for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants has plummeted in the last year as the flood of illegal immigrant juveniles coming across the U.S-Mexico border has highlighted the negative impact illegal immigration has on American workers, especially black Americans. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that while 75% of blacks supported a pathway to citizenship in the spring, only 59% do now. Among all Americans, 53% support it now compared to 64%… View Article

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Overrides Veto so Teachers Can Be Armed

                      Missouri House Joins Senate, Overrides Veto so Teachers Can Be Armed The Missouri House has joined the Senate in overriding Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of SB 656–legislation allowing schools to train teachers to become “School Protection Officers” and carry guns on campus with which to protect children. On September 10, Breitbart News reported that the Missouri Senate voted 23 to 8 to override Nixon’s veto and allow teachers to be armed on campus. According to the NRA-ILA, the Missouri House followed in the Senate’s footsteps with a vote… View Article

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One-Percenters’ Gun Control Would Mean ‘Handgun Registration’ for Washington State

                      One-Percenters’ Gun Control Would Mean ‘Handgun Registration’ for Washington State Initiative-594, the universal background check initiative being bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires in Washington state, will lead to “universal handgun registration” if passed. Page 2 of the 18-page initiative opens the door to such registration by “extending the requirement for a background check to apply to all gun sales and transfers within the state.” This means record keeping, and record keeping means the formation of a database to compile the location of all known guns and the names of… View Article

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Obama Losing Support Among Women, Youths, Latinos

                      Obama Losing Support Among Women, Youths, Latinos Three essential groups that formed part of Barack Obama’s voting coalition are slipping away from him, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll: women, young voters, and Latinos. 50% of female respondents disapproved of Obama, while 44% approved, a huge shift from 2012, when 55% approved and 44% disapproved. When Obama was inaugurated the second time in 2013, 60% of women approved of him. Traditionally, single women tend to vote more for Democrats while married women vote more for Republicans. The… View Article

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