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The latest ICE crackdowns on immigrants are hardly 'routine'.

Associated Press/LM OteroIn a town near Seattle, immigration agents went to the home of a convicted Mexican drug trafficker. In passing they also picked up his son, who had no criminal record and a legal permit to work in the United States. In El Paso, Texas, agents walked into a county courthouse and detained an immigrant ...

- Business Insider - US

Everyone was dead: When Europeans first came to B.C., they stepped into the aftermath of a holocaust.

In the beautiful vistas of the Pacific Northwest, George Vancouver came upon whole villages strewn with nothing but bones

- National Post - CA

The 8 most disgusting things lurking inside your mattress.

Shutterstock/topnatthapon The INSIDER Summary: • Mattresses collect all sorts of gross things over time.• They're mostly harmless, but can exacerbate asthma and allergies.• They include skin cells and long-lasting chemicals. You spend about a third of your life sleeping on the dirtiest object in your room. It ...

- Business Insider - US

CIA on deadline to argue for interrogation documents secrecy.

A federal judge has given the CIA until March 8 to determine whether it wants to try to keep some records secret about the relationship between the agency and two psychologists hired to develop harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror. U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush in Spokane set...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Community group lobbies City of Vancouver to allow tiny homes.

Right now, tiny homes, which are less than 500 square feet and on wheels, can't be parked on city streets.

- Global News - CA

9 alternative landmarks in Arizona.

These sites wouldn't be out of their league on a list with famous spots like Niagara Falls, Monticello, or Seattle's Space Needle.

- Matador Network - US

Harold Lloyd Pics To Be Animated; INTV Adds Li Ruigang Keynote - Global Briefs.

Cinesite Studios has entered into a partnership with the Harold Lloyd Estate and Comic Animations to adapt Lloyd's films into a series of animated features. The legendary actor and filmmaker made nearly 200 movies between 1914 and 1947, pioneering thrill sequences and stunts, and ranking with Charlie Chaplin and Buster ...

- Deadline.com - US

Loook uses HoloLens augmented reality to visualize 3D landscapes.

Loook announced in April 2016 that it was making “mixed reality” apps that blend 3D animations and the real world using Microsoft's HoloLens glasses. And today, the Seattle-based holographic computing studio is showing off a project that it worked on with BGC Engineering. The project focused on creating a ...

- VentureBeat - US

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half.

Successful results of a University of Liverpool-led trial that utilised nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients has been presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, a leading annual conference of HIV research, clinical practice and progress.

- PhysOrg - NL

Petition opposes move to exclude uniformed police from Vancouver Pride.

The push by Black Lives Matter Vancouver prompted a counter-petition that's drawn more than 2,500 signatures The post Petition opposes move to exclude uniformed police from Vancouver Pride appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Vancouver Aquarium phasing out its captive beluga program.

The Vancouver Aquarium will phase out its captive beluga program by the end of 2029, the non-profit has announced.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Surge in Vancouver drug deaths prompts Catholic response

Vancouver, Canada, Feb 20, 2017 / 04:29 pm .- After hundreds of lethal drug overdoses in British Columbia in the last year, the Archbishop of Vancouver has said Catholics must act to help those addicted to opioids and other drugs. The “scourge” of drug overdoses is a chance for Catholics “to see the face ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

After two decades, the Kennewick Man is reburied

On a summer day in 1996, a pair of college students walking along the Columbia River in Kennewick, Wash., stumbled upon part of a human skull, about 10 feet from the shore. In the month that followed, investigators unearthed 300 pieces of bone that made up one of the oldest and most complete skeletons...

- Los Angeles Times - US

'The Predator' Cast Photo: Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn & More Get Ready To Hunt Aliens

The Predator director/co-writer Shane Black took to Twitter early Monday to offer the first look at the film's cast. The photo features the team of new alien hunters, which includes Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key. "Partial cast… beautiful human ...

- Deadline.com - US

Lauren Holly To Star In Indie 'Ultra Low'; Mollee Gray Set For 'The Favorite'

Actress Lauren Holly has been tapped to star in Seattle-based filmmaker Nicholas Gyeney's indie Ultra Low. The drama centers on the lives of an independent filmmaking team as they struggle to break down the doors of Hollywood. Yuji Okumoto has also been cast. Gyeney is producing under his production banner Mirror Images ...

- Deadline.com - US

Vancouver seizes chance to lure US tech talent

Fears of tough US immigration reforms drive tech sector towards more liberal Canada

- Financial Times - US

Despite mystery over deaths, belugas to return to Vancouver aquarium

Dr. John Nightingale said he hopes to bring in three to five belugas, but the facility plans to discontinue the display by 2029

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Europe's richest families snap up Canadian commercial real estate

Landmark buildings in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal have become safe havens for the world's wealthiest investors

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Tribes lay remains of Kennewick Man to rest

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The ancient bones of the Kennewick Man have been returned to the ground.

- Yahoo! News - US

Microsoft Monday: Digital Geneva Convention Idea, Project Scorpio Update, Outlook.com Premium Launch

Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about a Digital Geneva Convention idea, the new Smart Email Insights app, a Project Scorpio update and a new Outlook.com Premium service.

- Forbes.com - US

Microsoft HoloLens Successor Slated For 2019

Redmond is happy taking its time with mixed reality

- TechWeekEurope - UK

Judge overturns halt in Ivanhoe grave relocations in South Africa

A judge has overturned an earlier court injunction stopping the Vancouver-based company from exhuming ancestral graves to develop the $1.6-billion platinum mine

- The Globe and Mail - CA

'Audacious' WOW exhibition a huge hit in Seattle

On the back of an unprecedented 250,000 visitors to Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, the international World of WearableArt exhibition has opened at the prestigious North American museum – Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum . Salem is the historic ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Love lambda, love Microsoft's Graph Engine. But you fly alone

Open source with a difference, from Redmond Analysis Much has changed at Microsoft since Steve Ballmer described Linux as "a cancer" in reaction to the open-source flag-flyer's threat to Redmond's money-spinning Windows business.…

- TheRegister - UK

Conservatives debate carbon tax, drug policy in Vancouver

Several prominent candidates absent from Sunday's debate, including reality TV star Kevin O'Leary and Kellie Leitch The post Conservatives debate carbon tax, drug policy in Vancouver appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Vancouver's Chinese community wooed by French government

The French government has created a new diplomatic position in B.C. with the job of persuading more of B.C.'s Chinese population to travel and do business in France.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Conservative leadership hopefuls spar in Vancouver, O'Leary and Leitch absent

An unofficial Conservative leadership debate Sunday was a mostly cordial affair that only saw a few sharp exchanges, such as whether to scrap the Liberal government's proposed carbon tax.

- Global News - CA

Gostisbehere has 3 assists, Flyers beat Canucks 3-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Shayne Gostisbehere had three assists for the first three-point game of his NHL career, and the Philadelphia...

- Townhall.com - US

Invanhoe resumes South African mine construction after court decision

A judge has overturned an earlier court injunction stopping the Vancouver-based company from exhuming ancestral graves to develop the $1.6-billion platinum mine

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Why a mortgage that leaves room for retirement saving is a must-have

In expensive housing markets like Toronto or Vancouver, contributing to your RRSP can take a back seat — and catching-up later isn't the solution it used to be

- The Globe and Mail - CA

New York and San Francisco are the 2 most expensive rental markets in the world

Spencer Platt/GettyTwo reports – one on the most expensive rental markets in the world, and the other on the top multifamily “Sell Markets” in the US – have the same winners: San Francisco and New York City, where the dynamics have changed and, for landlords, are veering for the worse. Of the 120 ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump tower in Vancouver a beacon of racism, intolerance and bullying: city Councillor

Vancouver's Trump International Hotel and Tower has transformed into a potent symbol of Trump's candidacy and presidency, observers say.

- Global News - CA

Florist who lost religious liberty case says all freedoms are at stake

Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2017 / 03:03 am .- A Washington florist fined for not serving a same-sex wedding out of conscience says the state's supreme court “violated” her freedoms by ruling against her on Thursday. “What the court decided was that now the government has the power to separate me from my ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Flames-Canucks Sums

Calgary 0 0 1 0—1 Vancouver 1 0 0 1—2 First Period_1, Vancouver, Edler 3 , 12:44....

- Townhall.com - US

Tanev scores in overtime, Canucks edge Flames 2-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Chris Tanev's goal 34 seconds into overtime gave the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on...

- Townhall.com - US

Lawyers for 'Dreamer' detained in Seattle allege authorities tampered with client's note

Lawyers for a detained "Dreamer" went to court Friday seeking his immediate release and calling his arrest unconstitutional, but a federal magistrate ruled he wasn't empowered to free the man without giving an immigration judge a "first crack." But in a case that he said had far-reaching implications...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Trump’s Dual Roles Collide With Openings in Dubai and Vancouver

Two new developments highlight the complications created when the president of the United States owns a sprawling real estate company.

- New York Times - US

Soñadores Piden Conservar DACA y Más Protecciones

Por Milagros Chirinos, Directora de PrensaBilinge-Espaol de HRC El reciente arresto de un soador en Seattle agudiza la incertidumbre de muchos sobre el futuro de DACA bajo la nueva Administracin. Desde 2012, el programa de Accin Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia significa para Sheridan Aguirre, Catalina ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Woodfibre LNG lets contract for proposed British Columbia project

Pacific Oil & Gas Ltd. subsidiary Woodfibre LNG Ltd., Vancouver, BC, through a contractor, has let a contract to Flour Corp. to provide construction-related support to front-end engineering and design services for Woodfibre LNG’s proposed 2.1-million tonne/year liquefaction plant and export terminal near Squamish, BC, ...

- OGJ - US

A Step Forward in Microsoft's Legal Battle for Transparency about Government Data Requests

Last week, a federal court in Seattle issued a ruling in Microsoft's ongoing challenge to the law that lets courts impose indefinite gag orders on Internet companies when they receive requests for information about their customers. Judge James Robart—he of recent Washington v. Trump fame—allowed Microsoft's claim that ...

- EFF - US

British Gas owner Centrica plans to invest £100m in tech start-ups to help households lower energy costs

Centrica Innovations will search for tech startups across Cambridge, Houston, London, Seattle and Tel Aviv.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

ICE agents are rounding up immigrants, criminal or not—it just makes them feel good

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are out in full force, reportedly rounding up nearly 700 "criminal aliens." Except for the guy who was caught sleeping at his father's home in Seattle. Or the two men ambushed by ICE agents after walking out of a homeless shelter in Fairfax County, Virginia, one morning. Whatever ...

- Daily Kos - US

Lawyers say ICE agents falsified documents to justify detaining a Dreamer and DACA recipient

Twenty-three-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last week for being in the Seattle apartment of his father, whom agents were targeting for arrest. While apprehending his father, authorities also detained Ramirez, who was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. when he ...

- Daily Kos - US

Falkland Islands won the Best Destination Award in the Wave Awards in London

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board are pleased to announce that the Falkland Islands won the best destination award in the Wave Awards in London; finalists in this category included Abu Dhabi, Akureyri, Dublin, Palma, Santa Cruz and Seattle.

- MercoPress - FK

U.S. judge says arrested Mexican 'DREAM-er' should get bail hearing

SEATTLE,  - A federal judge in Seattle yesterday ruled that a Mexican immigrant with a work permit who is being held by immigration officials must be allowed to argue for his release from U.S.

- Stabroek News - GY

Release denied for 'dreamer' detained by immigration agents

SEATTLE — A federal magistrate on Friday declined to immediately release a man arrested by immigration agents last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally.

- Billings Gazette - US

Fluor to Support FEED for Woodfibre Project Near Vancouver

Fluor signs a subcontract with JGC America to provide construction-related support to the FEED services for the Woodfibre LNG project.

- Rigzone.com - US

Northern Dynasty Minerals mulls legal action against short-seller who called company 'worthless'

Vancouver-based miner's stock plunged more than 20% this week after the short seller said its Pebble project would require an investment so large it would never be profitable

- Financial Post - CA

Release Denied For 'Dreamer' Detained By Immigration Agents

SEATTLE — A federal magistrate on Friday declined to release a man arrested by immigration agents last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally.

- TPM News - US

U.S. judge says arrested Mexican 'DREAM-er' should get bail hearing

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday ruled that a Mexican immigrant with a work permit who is being held by immigration officials must be allowed to argue for his release from U.S. custody while court proceedings over his arrest move forward. Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, who received permission to work in the United States ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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