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Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

Lewis passed away Sunday morning of natural causes at age 91 in Las Vegas

Police and counter-protesters clash in Quebec City outside right-wing event

Smoke bombs were placed in garbage cans as other clashes between police and demonstrators took place on nearby streets

US commander in Afghanistan launches special ops corps

Prominent generals say the Pentagon may have won its argument that the U.S military must remain engaged in Afghanistan to keep it from turning into a terrorist safe haven

Status of Women Canada pushing for procurement to support female entrepreneurs

'social procurement' where the government uses contracts to achieve broader policy goals, such as increasing supply chain diversity was part of the Liberal mandate to modernize the procurement process

Trudeau takes aim at 'racist' rallies, urges trust in immigration system

Trudeau stressed border hoppers must go through the usual security checks and immigration evaluations

1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'

Violence surrounding Charlottesville and the death of a young woman hit by a car there, brought the events of Nov. 3, 1979, in sharper focus

Syria's Assad rejects security co-operation with the West

Assad said Syria will look east when it comes to political, economic and cultural relations

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

One of the first black standup comedians to find success with white audiences, Gregory became a celebrated satirist who commented upon racial divisions at the dawn of the civil rights movement

The Trump Unit: Inside Canada's PMO squad to save NAFTA

Two former trade officials, two senior PMO officials, an ambassador, a writer, a cabinet minister, and it's run by a young staffer with a reputation for staying cool while smothering political fires

100 gas tanks: Extremists in Spain planned massive attack

Police believe the cell members had planned to fill the vans with explosives and create a massive attack in the Catalan capital

Iraq launches operation to take back IS-held town near Mosul

Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared in July in Mosul

Iraq launches operation to take back IS-held town near Mosul

BAGHDAD , U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group. Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory ...

'I'm leaving the White House and going to war': Bannon heads back to Breitbart

Trump has not spoken publicly about his latest personnel decision, but he tweeted praise for Bannon's return to the conservative news outlet

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen goods fall out of Quebec thieves' truck as they flee

Officers found at least 15 suitcases containing perfumes, jewelry and beauty products in the store's parking lot

'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

An estimated 15,000 counterprotesters marched through the city to a Boston Common bandstand abandoned early by conservatives who had planned to deliver speeches

Berlin police make sure 500 neo-Nazis and their opponents are well separated

Police have told organizers they can march, but they're not allowed to glorify Nazis

Canadian government delegation marks 75th anniversary of Dieppe raid

The raid, launched on Aug. 19, 1942, would prove to be the bloodiest single day for Canada's military in the entire war

Boston braces for 'free speech' rally amid fears of violence

Organizers of the event have distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others who fomented violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 12

Lebanon begins offensive to clear Syrian border of ISIS militants

By the late afternoon Saturday, the army said it captured 30 square kilometres and killed 20 IS militants

Rebel without applause: How Ezra Levant built an extreme media juggernaut — and watched it all begin to unravel

After Ezra Levant launched Rebel Media — a platform with deep ties to Canada's Conservative mainstream — he became a major player in the international far-right movement

Canadian killed in Barcelona terror attack was father of a Vancouver police officer

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that in addition to Ian Moore Wilson being killed, four other Canadians were injured in the terrorist attack

'He wants us to help': Loon tangled in fishing gear seeks rescue from Alberta campers

The bird kept looking up at the campers and moved to a shallow area along the shore. 'This one just knew he only had another day and he was going to die'

Andrew Coyne: A better way to close tax loopholes — reduce incentive for people to incorporate

The ideal tax policy would tax all income at the same rate, no matter how it was earned or to whom it was paid, such that there would be no reward for 'tax planning'

After campus events cancelled, Andrew Scheer says universities have right to decide who gets space

'I respect the right for universities to determine which outside groups they give a platform to. And so that's within their purview'

'Extraordinarily painful': How Statistics Canada recovers when a major data error gets discovered

The stakes were high. StatCan's reputation is entirely dependent on producing high-quality data.

An Australian researcher may have developed a long-term cure for peanut allergies

Eighty-two per cent of children with peanut allergies who underwent the clinical trial suddenly found themselves able to tolerate the killer nut

Owner of Santa's Workshop amusement park demanded sex for lower rents at New York properties, lawsuit claims

Douglas Waterbury is being sued by six women for allegedly sexually harassing them starting in 2012

'A dark future for all religious freedom': In Russia, Jehovah's Witnesses are banned, labeled extremist organization

Russia has placed the pacifist sect in the company of neo-Nazi and jihadist groups, also banned in the country

Steve Bannon is leaving the White House — but his removal raises new risks

Even if he continues to support Trump, he may become aggressive in attacking the administration's more traditional Republican players and policies

Matthew Fisher: Tensions with Sweden's refugee communities challenge the country's liberal image of itself

Rosengard, where more than 80 per cent of the population was not born in Sweden, has become widely regarded a flashpoint for communal strife

L.A. is coating its streets with material that hides planes from spy satellites to fight climate change

City officials claim Los Angeles is the first U.S. city to test 'on-road use' of cool pavement to fight urban heat

Man who attempted to leave Canada to join ISIL will be sentenced soon. The Crown wants nine years

The judge is expected to render a decision at the end of September

Two dead, six wounded in stabbings in Turku, Finland: police

Police say that a suspect is in custody and being treated in a hospital after officers shot him

Court gives Liberals until Christmas to fix Indian Act, but warns time for parliament to act 'now ending'

The bill, a response to a Quebec court decision from summer 2015, is supposed to address sex-based inequities in the Indian Act

Ivanka Trump's rabbi 'troubled' by Donald Trump's comments after Charlottesville

'While we always avoid politics, we are deeply troubled by the moral equivalency and equivocation President Trump has offered in his response to this act of violence,' a letter stated

The eclipse will make skies dark, not fall. So why are people planning for disaster?

Local governments around the U.S. have spent years preparing for the astronomical spectacle on a disaster-level scale

Canada on list of countries with citizens killed or injured in Barcelona terrorist attack

Global Affairs says Canadians have been affected by the attacks, but did not provide further details, citing privacy reasons

'Climbing by the day': Death toll from Sierra Leone mudslides now above 400

Large-scale burials have begun as an estimated 600 people remain missing. People continue to search through tons of mud and debris amid the remains of mangled buildings

Ex neo-Nazi urges parents to talk to kids about their take on Charlottesville

'If you wait until they come home with a fascist haircut and a tiki torch I think at that point it's too late,' he said

'The right thing to do': Maryland removes statue of pro-slavery judge overnight

Roger B. Taney wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans

At least eight people plotted Spanish terrorist attack, police say, as manhunt widens for van driver

In the chaotic moments after the attack, the driver apparently slipped away. The manhunt centers on the younger brother of one of the Moroccans in custody

Judge says ex-treasure hunter should stay in jail for refusing to talk about 500 missing gold coins

Federal Judge Algenon Marbley Marbley has held Tommy Thompson in contempt since December 2015

'Think before you speak': Mother of slain Charlottesville protester Heather Heyer says she won't talk to Trump

Susan Bro, who says she's received death threats, took issue with Trump's equation of violence by white supremacists at the rally with violence by those protesting the rally

It's complicated: No one knows exactly how many nuclear weapons North Korea has

Most put the arsenal anywhere from a dozen to about 30 weapons. This affects how the U.S. addresses the threat

Police kill five men they say were planning terror attack linked to deadly one in Barcelona

Warning, graphic images: Spain came under repeated attack starting Thursday, when a driver swerved a van into Barcelona crowds, killing more than a dozen people

Chris Selley: N.Y. wants to soak the rich to build transit. Even Ontario's NDP won't support that for Toronto

I'm not saying it's a good idea, mind you. But even just proposing to allow cities the option to use more revenue tools would spice up Ontario's policy stew considerably

90 years after it sank, Nunavut returning Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen's ship to Norway

The Maud was built in 1917 for Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole. He also made the first successful transit of the Northwest Passage

Rebel Media meltdown: Faith Goldy fired as politicians, contributors distance themselves

None of these setbacks seemed as much of a threat to destabilize The Rebel as accusations made by another recently departed employee, Caolan Robertson

'It is about summer': Giant rabbits, corndogs, ladies on horses and the lasting appeal of fairground kitsch

Fairs endure, as so many other things fade away, leaving behind a yearning for something familiar, for simpler times

Captain of U.S. Navy destroyer in fatal collision off Japan to be relieved of command

The commander of the 7th Fleet has lost confidence in the senior officers, the Navy said. Seven sailors were killed in the collision with a commercial ship in June