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Justin Trudeau’s progressive public image butts up against a series of scandals

Justin Trudeau’s progressive public image butts up against a series of scandals

Justin Trudeau has long cultivated a public persona as a “woke” champion of socially progressive values. In office, he has proudly proclaimed he is a feminist and proposed legislation to tackle gender pay equity. He has personally welcomed Syrian refugees to the country. And he has offered formal apologies on behalf of the Canadian government…

Anti-doping agency calls for Olympic ban on Russian athletes

Anti-doping agency calls for Olympic ban on Russian athletes

By Adam Chappelle, WLS-AM 890 News (CHICAGO)  The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday recommended banning all Russian athletes from the Rio Games. An investigation commissioned by the agency says Russia’s sports ministry “directed, controlled and oversaw” manipulation of urine samples provided by its athletes. The recommendation on a full ban comes as a report was released today showing…

Rio police tell tourists they won’t be able to protect them

Rio police tell tourists they won’t be able to protect them

By Arwa Damon and James Masters, CNN (RIO DE JANEIRO) The Olympic Games are just 31 days away — and Rio de Janeiro is in crisis.   Violence is on the rise and police officers are at loggerheads with the government after claiming they’ve not been paid for months. The message from police to tourists is clear:…

URGENT – EgyptAir Flight Swerved Plunged

URGENT – EgyptAir Flight Swerved Plunged

(CNN) — EgyptAir Flight 804 “swerved and then plunged” before its descent into the Mediterranean, the Greek Defence Minister said during a news conference. “At 3:37 a.m. local time, immediately after the aircraft entered Cairo airspace at 37,000 feet, the aircraft swerved 90 degrees left and then 360 degrees to the right and descended from…

Brussels Death Toll

Brussels Death Toll

The provisional death toll in Tuesday’s Brussels explosions is 34

2 explosions at Brussels airport, 1 at subway station; reports of several killed

2 explosions at Brussels airport, 1 at subway station; reports of several killed

By Joshua Berlinger and Nima Elbagir, CNN (CNN) — A series of blasts throughout Brussels on Tuesday have killed multiple people. Two explosions occurred at the city’s airport. Several people were killed, according to the country’s public broadcaster, RTBF. Initial reports say up to 23 people were killed and more than 30 people were injured. Another blast…

ISIS document leak purportedly reveals recruits’ identities, details

ISIS document leak purportedly reveals recruits’ identities, details

By Faith Karimi, Yousuf Basil and Atika Shubert, CNN A batch of leaked ISIS documents purports to show secret details of foreign fighters, including their nationalities, previous jihadi experience and blood type. A Syrian opposition newspaper published hundreds of documents this week that it said it got from an ISIS defector. German intelligence officials said they…