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Trump tax fraud trial: Here’s what’s at stake as jury deliberations continue – National

It’s one nerd former President Donald Trump would rather not be associated with: the verdict sheet at his company’s criminal tax fraud trial. Deliberations are set to spill into a second day Tuesday as jurors weigh charges that the Trump Organization helped executives dodge personal income taxes on perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury …

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At least one Chinese ‘secret police station’ based in Vancouver, civil rights group says

A Spanish civil rights group says Vancouver has at least one secret police station operated by Chinese authorities. The group Safeguard Defenders said in a report in September that there were Chinese police operations around the world, including three in Toronto, and an updated report names another 48 locations. Safeguard Defenders, a not-for-profit human rights …

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At least 2 minerals discovered in meteorite that crashed in Somalia

Meteor showers explained: what to know and how to watch We call them shooting stars, but it’s actually meteors that create dazzling streaks of light across our night sky. (FOX Weather) Researchers have discovered at least two minerals that have never been found on Earth. The minerals came from a meteorite found in El Ali, …

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Passenger killed after large ‘rogue’ wave hits Antarctic cruise ship – National

A US woman was killed and four other passengers injured when a massive wave struck the Viking Polaris cruise ship while it was sailing toward the port of Ushuaia in southern Argentina on an Antarctic cruise, authorities said. Read more: Influencer who hit golf ball into Grand Canyon slapped with fine Read More Influencer who …

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New COVID variant could emerge amid drop in surveillance, vaccination, WHO warns – National

World health authorities are closer than ever to being able to declare the emergency phase of COVID-19 over, but a growing decline in surveillance and vaccination could open the door to a new variant of concern, says the World Health Organization (WHO). There are many tools available to protect individuals from severe illness and to …

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BC hospital increasing surgical capacity for gynecological cancers in response to long waiting times

BC gynecologic oncologists have been allocated more operating room time to clear a backlog that has women with urgent, high-grade cancers waiting up to four months for surgery, almost guaranteeing poor outcomes. The Globe and Mail has been reporting on the pressures in cancer care in BC, where insiders blame bureaucracy, poor long-term planning, staffing …

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3 Nigerian stowaways found on ships’ rudder in Canary Islands after 11-day voyage – National

Three stowaways were found on a ship’s rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia and were transferred to hospitals on …

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China likely ‘very worried’ over zero-COVID protests, experts say. What’s going on? – National

China should reconsider its “zero-COVID” policy as protests over the measure break out in the nation, a former Canadian ambassador to the country says. Beijing has seen protests play out in the nation in recent days for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and its use of the zero-COVID strategy, with some citizens even calling …

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Canada stands with people ‘expressing themselves’ amid China COVID-19 protests: Trudeau – National

Canada stands with people “expressing themselves” in a rare wave of protests across multiple cities in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. He made the comment on his way into a cabinet meeting Tuesday morning, as China grapples with its biggest public display of dissent since the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests — which ended in …

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Texas family reunites with daughter who went missing 51 years ago – National

A US woman who was allegedly kidnapped by her babysitter more than 50 years ago made an emotional and joyous reunion with her birth family over the weekend. According to a report from news station WCIV, Melissa Highsmith was found by her family with the help of a DNA test and police assistance. Melissa was …

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