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‘Nothing will remain’: Devastating blaze ravages Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral

The fire engulfed one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below

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Four dead, man arrested after ‘targeted’ shootings in Penticton, B.C.

Earlier in the day, police had cordoned off the city's downtown and were telling people to avoid the area because of a serious, unfolding situation

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Fate of priceless artworks and relics unclear as Notre Dame Cathedral burns

Sixteen copper statues were recently removed from the cathedral for restoration, but the location of some of the most important Christian relics remains unclear

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Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

WASHINGTON — Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a “You’ve won a prize” voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease. Elder...

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Arsenal relies on bizarre goal to beat 10-man Watford 1-0

WATFORD, England — Arsenal benefited from a bizarre goal from a goalkeeping error and Watford striker Troy Deeney’s red card to claim a 1-0 win that lifted the team back into the Premier League’s top four on Monday. The match was ultimately decided in the space of a few seconds in the first...

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Review: On ‘Social Cues,’ Cage the Elephant sound uncaged

Cage the Elephant, “Social Cues” (RCA) The new Cage the Elephant album begins with a spacy, otherworldly hum that’s interrupted by some throbbing, insistent knocking. That leads to some machine-gun drumming and, as if a door has been opened, an infectious, high-tempo post-punk glam tune comes...

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The Latest: Montana to appeal mine permit revocation

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Latest on a court order that revoked a water use permit for a mine proposed beneath a Montana wilderness area (all times local): 3 p.m. Montana officials plan to challenge a court ruling that struck down a water use permit for a silver and copper mine that’s proposed...

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Four dead after shooting in Penticton, B.C.; one male suspect in custody

PENTICTON, B.C. — RCMP say four people were found dead Monday in three locations within a five-kilometre radius in Penticton, B.C. Supt. Ted De Jager said a lone male suspect turned himself in at the city’s police headquarters. The four people who died were shot and the victims were targeted, he...

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Woman pleads guilty to GoFundMe scam involving homeless man

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty to her role in concocting a feel-good tale about a homeless man rescuing her from the side of a highway and scamming 14,000 donors out of $400,000 in GoFundMe contributions. Katelyn McClure pleaded guilty in state Superior Court Monday to...

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Toronto archbishop laments fire ravaging Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

TORONTO — The Archbishop of Toronto said Monday the fire that heavily damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is a tragic event that has touched people everywhere. “All around the world, all of us feel a certain sadness in our hearts at the thought of the people of Paris losing not only such an...

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Kelly McParland: How has sneering at Ford worked so far, progressives?

The neo-revolution Ford introduced in his government’s first budget produced a predictable cry of horror from those who consider themselves more qualified to dictate public taste.

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Conservative MP Mark Warawa facing cancer battle, asks for ‘miracle’

OTTAWA — A Conservative MP from British Columbia says he is undergoing tests to determine if he has pancreatic cancer — and, if so, how far the disease may have spread. Mark Warawa posted a note on his Facebook page saying he was “very sick in hospital” and asking anyone to pray “for a...

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Metro grocery stores to permit reusable containers in some departments

MONTREAL — Grocery chain Metro Inc. will allow customers to use reusable containers and zipper bags to purchase fresh products in stores across Quebec. The grocery and drug store company says in a statement today it wants to reduce the amount of single-use packaging it sells. Metro Inc. senior...

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‘Game of Thrones’ recap: In ‘Winterfell,’ Jon Snow returns home and learns the truth

These are the last six Sunday nights we get to spend with Westeros and like the Unsullied marching toward Winterfell, we have a lot of ground to cover

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Va. governor nixes appearance at event that drew protesters

BURKE, Va. — Virginia’s governor pulled out of an event where he would have faced protesters for wearing blackface in the 1980s. The Washington Post reported that Gov. Ralph Northam cited safety concerns for cancelling his appearance at a Sunday fundraiser for a Democratic state senator in...

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China seizes 2,700 ivory tusks in massive smuggling case

BEIJING — China has seized more than 2,700 ivory tusks in what customs authorities are calling the country’s biggest smuggling case in years. China’s Customs Administration announced Monday that it confiscated nearly 7.5 tons (6,803 kilograms) of ivory on March 30. The illicit goods came from...

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N.L. Liberals battle to stay in power despite province’s ‘difficult time’

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A provincial budget is being tabled Tuesday in Newfoundland and Labrador, but it will surprise no one if it doesn’t actually make it to a vote in the House of Assembly. The youngest province has been in pre-election mode for weeks, since Premier Dwight Ball promised to send...

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Supreme Court rejects death row appeal over anti-gay juror

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is again rejecting a gay death row inmate’s appeal that claims jurors in South Dakota were biased against him because of his sexual orientation. The justices did not comment on Monday in leaving in place the death sentence for Charles Rhines. Rhines was convicted...

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FIFA bans convicted Brazilian soccer official Marin for life

ZURICH — Brazilian soccer official Jose Maria Marin was banned for life by FIFA on Monday, 16 months after he was convicted of corruption charges in the United States. The 86-year-old Marin, who led Brazil’s organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup, was sentenced in August to four years in...

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