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First cruise from a U.S. port in decades leaves for Cuba

People take photos as Adonia leaves port in Miami, Sunday, May 1, 2016, en route to Cuba. After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba. Carnival’s Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom band, will visit the ports of Havana, …

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Historic New York church destroyed by fire during Orthodox holiday

Firefighters battle flames at an historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in New York, Sunday, May 1, 2016. The church was constructed in the early 1850s and was designated a New York City landmark in 1968. (Anindya Ghose via AP) NEW YORK — A historic church in New York …

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Solar plane continues journey around world after taking off from California

Solar Impulse 2 crew members work on the aircraft at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., on Sunday, April 24, 2016, after crossing the Pacific Ocean on Saturday. The solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey …

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May Day protest turns violent in Montreal

Anti-capitalist demonstrators run from police during a May Day protest in Montreal, Sunday, May 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes MONTREAL — Anti-capitalist demonstrators smashed windows at a downtown Montreal police station on Sunday as protesters held their annual May Day march. The incidents occurred about one hour into the …

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Prince Harry arrives in Toronto for Invictus Games launch event

Britain’s Prince Harry talks with guest during an Invictus Games reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)   TORONTO — Prince Harry will be joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto today for events marking the countdown to the 2017 Invictus …

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Prince Harry kicks off Toronto’s Invictus Games countdown at downtown event

Prince Harry delivers a speech to assembled guests as Canadian Invictus athletes look on during a ceremony to promote the 2017 Invictus Games, which the city will be hosting, on Monday, May 2, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette TORONTO — Prince Harry says Toronto will soon be playing host to …

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‘Diefenbaby’ George Dryden, likely son of former PM, dead at 47

George Dryden is seen in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. (The Canadian Press/Colin Perkel) TORONTO — George John Dryden, who spent years of his life trying to prove conclusively he was the love child of former Canadian prime minister John George Diefenbaker, died on Sunday, a longtime friend said. …

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Obama on why the U.S. won’t “destroy North Korea”

President Obama is back at the White House after a week in the Middle East and Europe. During his trip, “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose spoke with the president in Germany for a wide-ranging interview. Mr. Obama had just announced 250 additional American troops will go to Syria to …

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Canada’s jobless rate climbs to highest point in 3 years in February

A worker cuts steel at the Irving shipyard in Halifax on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan) OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate crept up to 7.3 per cent last month for the first time in three years amid flat overall job growth, Statistics Canada said Friday. The …

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Toronto man, 20, sought after woman shot in face in Etobicoke basement

Supt. Ron Taverner said police are searching for a 20-year-old Etobicoke man in relation to an incident where a woman was shot in the face. Toronto police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a 20-year-old man in relation to a Tuesday morning incident where a woman was shot …

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Why U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz won’t embrace his Calgary roots

Ted Cruz, U.S. presidential candidate, was born in Calgary’s Foothills Hospital when it was brand new in 1970. He publicly renounced his Canadian citizenship, and he rarely talks about his time in Calgary. Jason Markusoff, a journalist who’s been digging into the history, called the Cruz family’s experience in Alberta “an American dream, but made in …

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