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Thunder Bay’s opioid crisis continues to grow as the district saw a 44 per cent jump in the number of opioid-related deaths in 2018 and paramedics have already responded to 176 opioid-related calls for service in the first five months of this year.

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OTTAWA - A Russian student who was invited to present her research at an upcoming academic conference in Canada says she believes her visitor visa was unfairly rejected — an issue scholars say is a growing problem for academics from certain areas of the world trying attend conferences in Canada.

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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - North Korea said Thursday that South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington, as it stepped up its pressure on the United States to work out new proposals to salvage deadlocked nuclear diplomacy.

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Infighting at the National Rifle Association exploded Wednesday, when the powerful association severed ties with its longtime public relations firm, suspended operations of its fiery online TV station and lost its top lobbyist.

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WASHOUGAL, Wash. - Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, were run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state said Wednesday.

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HONOLULU - Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as a leader of a national bail agents' organization, has died.

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A coal train has derailed in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, raising concerns about its wildlife and the fragile peat soil that has accumulated there over the course of centuries.

The largest oil refinery on the East Coast said Wednesday that it will close after a devastating fire last week that set off explosions and damaged equipment, and analysts said consumers could see gas prices rise as summer travel hits full swing.

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MIAMI - Two additional deputies have been fired as a result of an internal affairs investigation into the response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that killed 17 people, the Broward County sheriff said Wednesday.

A new computer problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that will further delay the plane's return to flying after two deadly crashes, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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OTTAWA - Environment Minister Catherine McKenna signed a vehicle-emissions agreement with California Wednesday that the state's governor and auto industry experts see as a signal that Canada is going to side with California in a U.S. dispute over emissions standards.

OTTAWA - In a Five Things item June 17 about the Trans Mountain expansion, The Canadian Press described diluted bitumen — a chemically modified form of the primary resource from Alberta's oilsands — as being more expensive to produce than conventional crude oil. It also said bitumen must be …

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LAVAL, Que. - A Quebec mother convicted in the killings of her two young daughters was clearly suffering from mental illness even if she was found criminally responsible for her act, a Quebec Superior Court justice ruled Wednesday as she sentenced Adele Sorella to a minimum of 10 years in prison.

NEW YORK - It's often said that actresses have trouble finding meaty roles as they get older, but at age 50, Naomi Watts is flourishing, with two key projects that share a common theme — strong women determined to have their voices heard.

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WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to have "a profound impact" when he testifies before Congress on July 17, even though Mueller has said he won't provide any new information.

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WASHINGTON - A top Environment Protection Agency official who helped lead the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era restrictions of carbon emissions is resigning amid a congressional probe into whether he improperly aided former industry clients.

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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate of the North's expanding nuclear arsenal, South Korea's president said, four months after…