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I've rotated two books by prominent BC authors (and old friends) into my "shot" on @GlobalBC  : "A Death Feast in Dimlahamid" by @TerryGlavin  and "Deadlines: Obits of Memorable British Columbians" by @tomhawthorn  .

"He inherited the longest economic expansion in history from Barack Obama and Joe Biden. And then, like everything else he inherited, he ran it straight into the ground," Kamala Harris says of President Trump.

Joe Biden is favored to win the 2020 election, but there’s still time for the race to tighten, according to @FiveThirtyEight’s new presidential forecast.

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The world’s best hope for enough Covid-19 vaccine comes from India. Here's how the Serum Institute of India is preparing to crank out a billion doses

China Says Opposes Any Official US Ties With Taiwan Under Any Pretext

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Police say that a 19-month-old girl has died in hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Mississauga on Wednesday evening.

New South Wales has recorded its 53rd death from coronavirus, as case numbers continue to grow.

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Authorities in North Carolina capture man accused of shooting 5-year-old boy to death


Scoops of the Day

Set your reminders, new show premieres Monday August 17, 3p! #T3AM 

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JUST IN, via @CanadianPress : 'The leader of the Bloc Quebecois says he will try to trigger an election in October unless Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Katie Telford, the prime minister's chief of staff, all resign.

UPDATE: Johnson's committee now says no one is blocking any subpoenas for Comey/Brennan, rather there's just a desire to exhaust all options to get them to testify voluntarily. Aides say the exchange with @hughhewitt  was a misunderstanding.

A moment to behold. Q: What do you mean by an "invasion" in the suburbs if VP Joe Biden is elected? President Trump: "They're going to destroy suburbia. And 30 percent of the people in suburbia are minorities. They say 35 percent, but I like to cut it lower."

‘We seem not to worry about protesting when white people show up with AR-15s, but when Black people show up with signs we try to pass legislation.’

Police officers at a Florida elementary school arrested an 8-year-old boy who had allegedly hit a teacher — only to realize the boy's wrists were too small for the handcuffs

Joe Biden: "This morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls, who so often feel overlooked and undervalued...Today, just maybe, they're seeing themselves for the first time in a new way."

Because I am older than one year old, I am old enough to remember when Kamala Harris flamed out so spectacularly after a promising start that she dropped out before a single primary. Now I have been informed by the pundit class that she will make an excellent candidate.

UK has officially fallen into recession for first time in 11 years due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

BREAKING: UK falls into recession for first time in over a decade


Scoops of the Week

BILL BARR just walked into McConnell’s office, per pool. Didn’t answer questions about why he’s there.

i wonder how many votes Trump just got from the video of Black Lives Matter rioters attacking an old woman and splashing her in the face with paint

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Mauritius declared an emergency after a tanker hit a coral reef, spilling 1,000+ tons of oil and threatening "thousands" of fragile species. It is still leaking. Volunteers are making barriers and rescuing animals, angry at govt inaction: "We will never be able to recover."

BREAKING: We’re calling for the dismantling of the Department of Homeland Security.

#BREAKING Taiwan FM says China trying to turn island into 'next Hong Kong'

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Joe Biden just picked the woman who called him a racist who hung out with segregationists, and who said she believed his sexual harassment accusers.

WATCH: Massive explosion rips through gas station in southwest Russia; at least 13 injured

This is precision tile setting at scale

Startling: Kimberly Karol, of postal service workers' union in Waterloo, Iowa, tells @noeleking  the USPS not only banned overtime, but is having sorting machines removed in her area: "That also hinders our ability to process mail. @NPR 

Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism