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Donald Trump chooses Kelly Craft, ambassador to Canada, as his new United Nations envoy. (fixes spelling of surname, adds story link) https://t.co/ooJySPx6hS
U.S. President Trump says he's nominating Kelly Kraft to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She is currently the American ambassador to Canada.
The NHL has suspended Edmonton's Connor McDavid for an illegal check to the head. He'll miss games Saturday against Anaheim and Monday at Nashville but will be eligible to suit up when the Oilers visit Toronto on Wednesday. https://t.co/7RmM0hFU6a
Charges against R. Kelly come a week after lawyer Michael Avenatti said he recently gave Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of the singer allegedly having sex with an underage girl. It's not yet clear if the charges are connected to that video.https://t.co/u8tOr27Jax
BREAKING: R&B singer R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly, 52, who is one of the top-selling recording artists of all time.
Trans Mountain CEO Ian Anderson calls today's NEB report 'a step forward' and 'an important element of the broader process that remains underway.' Full statement:
Environmental law charity Ecojustice says the NEB 'has effectively ignored the impacts on whales, Indigenous communities, and the climate' and calls on cabinet members to 'shut the door on the Trans Mountain project once and for all.' Full statement:
California parents of 13 accused of shackling and starving their children plead guilty to torture and abuse. Background: https://t.co/8iQSe9gWEI
The National Energy Board's 16 recommendations to improve the Salish Sea's condition would not have the same 'force of law' as the 156 mandatory conditions it's also imposing on the Trans Mountain project.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in Florida with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. Police say they have videotape of him paying for a sex act; a spokesperson for Kraft categorically denies the allegations. https://t.co/O67oCmqD0c

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Donald Trump has just tweeted a thank you to Saudi Arabia for current low oil prices, which he likens to 'a big Tax Cut for America and the World!' In fact, Canada is the US's biggest supplier of imported oil at 40%, compared to only 11% from Saudi Arabia.
60% of world's wildlife has been wiped out since 1970. https://t.co/swjZQ0QOT9
Air traffic controllers from across Canada send pizzas to counterparts across the border working without pay during the partial U.S. government shutdown: https://t.co/4nf5g2DvBI
Astronomers discover most massive structure in the early universe. So-called
'proto-supercluster' could contain thousands of galaxies. https://t.co/EI6D2HBEEP
BREAKING: Global Affairs Canada tells CBC News that Canada will recognize Juan Guaido as the new president of Venezuela. The opposition leader took an oath in Caracas a short time ago, declaring himself acting president and saying Nicolas Maduro has been deposed.
Aretha Franklin dead at 76, publicist says. Singer reached acclaim with songs such as 'Respect', '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman', 'Spanish Harlem'. Franklin, known as the 'Queen of Soul,' died of pancreatic cancer at her Detroit home. Background: https://t.co/2X7eisHmgK
BREAKING: Doomsday Clock signalling how close Earth is to destruction has been set at two minutes to midnight, the most dire reading since 1953. Trump's nuclear bravado and world's inaction on climate change blamed: https://t.co/kOFWUl34LM
BREAKING: PM Justin Trudeau has told reporters in France that Canadian intelligence officials have listened to the audio tapes Turkey has, indicating what may have happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Background: https://t.co/fNskSjR2Xh
BREAKING: Canadian Robert Schellenberg has been sentenced to death on drug trafficking charges after prosecutors in China asked for a tougher penalty than at his original trial, says CBC's Sasa Petricic @sasapetricic. Background on the case here: https://t.co/2GTBR4vus7
Engineers set to launch massive 600-metre long floating boom from San Francisco in an attempt to collect and help clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the Pacific. (Image courtesy: The Ocean Cleanup)
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