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July 12, 2018 12:31 AM There’s no tally of close calls on Toronto streets. So pedestrians are turning to #NearMissToronto

Abigail Pugh had just dropped her 9-year-old daughter off at school in Dufferin Grove when she witnessed a near miss. A driver didn’t see a boy crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk and slammed on the brakes, narrowly avoiding another headline-making tragedy. The experience spurred Pugh to create the hashtag and ensuing campaign #NearMissToronto. “I just decided 6

July 8, 2018 11:34 PM Looting follows protests over fuel prices in Haitian capital

Chapin United Methodist Church in South Carolina posted online that its mission team was safe but stranded. Marcy Kenny, assimilation minister for the church, told the State newspaper that the group hoped the unrest would abate enough for them to safely make it to the airport. A North Carolina doctor and his son were part of another medical mission group 8

July 6, 2018 8:53 PM Man who called police on Black woman at North Carolina pool loses his job

“We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one of our employees outside the workplace,” the statement said, adding that the “employee is no longer employed by the company in any respect.” Company spokesperson Brian Risinger confirmed that Bloom’s separation was “effective immediately.” Risinger said Bloom was a business development 26

June 29, 2018 8:17 PM Olympic high jump champ Derek Drouin has ‘confusing nerve issues’ in neck

Drouin’s injury history reads like a med school textbook. He captured bronze at the 2012 London Olympics a year after rupturing two ligaments in his foot, an injury that required surgery to implant two metal screws. Shortly after winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he revealed he’d competed with two stress fractures in his lower back. Last season 10

June 25, 2018 7:29 PM U.S. ‘decision makers’ disagree with Trump on trade, Canadian survey finds

OTTAWA–A sample of American “decision makers” overwhelmingly disagree with President Donald Trump’s views on Canada-U.S. trade, newly-released survey data from the Canadian government suggests. The survey, meant to guide Global Affairs Canada’s public outreach at a time of trade tension, found that 97 per cent of respondents believe Canada is a “vital 10

June 23, 2018 2:26 AM Hundreds of women march in Rio to demand legal abortion

RIO DE JANEIRO—Hundreds of women marched in Rio de Janeiro on Friday to demand the legalization of abortion in Brazil. The march followed a breakthrough for abortion supporters in neighbouring Argentina, where the lower house of Congress approved a bill this month that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Carrying banners 13

June 20, 2018 3:00 PM 'What's going on in the U.S. is wrong,' Trudeau says of Trump's child separation policy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy that has led to more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border is "wrong." In brief remarks to reporters Wednesday in Ottawa, Trudeau said: "What's going on in the United States is wrong. I can't imagine what the families 23

June 18, 2018 5:48 PM Trump announces new U.S. military branch: 'Space Force'

President says new force will be 'separate but equal' branch of military President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is directing the Pentagon to create the "Space Force" as an independent service branch. Trump said "we are going to have the space force" which he deemed a "separate but equal" branch of the military. The president said the United 14

June 15, 2018 9:50 PM NASA’s record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

“As I reminisce on my many treasured memories, it’s safe to say my journey at NASA has been out of this world!” The 58-year-old biochemist, who grew up on an Iowa hog farm, joined NASA as a researcher in 1986 and became an astronaut in 1996. Her last spaceflight, spanning 2016 and 2017, lasted close to 10 months. Only Russian men have spent more time in space 14

June 15, 2018 5:17 PM Suspicious substance mailed to U.S Embassy in Ottawa

Embassy says the substance turned out to be harmless The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa says it was mailed a suspicious substance yesterday, which was ultimately deemed safe. The envelope was sent to an offsite security screening location, said an embassy spokesperson. Staff members followed standard security protocols and the substance was tested and found 17