US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with the Islamic State organization. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen and other members of ISIS killed the officer after the town of Rawah, Iraq, fell to the Islamic State in June 2014, […]

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Second Cup says it may convert Ontario coffee shops to cannabis stores

OTTAWA — The Second Cup Ltd. says it is actively reviewing locations in Ontario for potential conversion to cannabis retail stores in light of policy changes in the province. The company’s announcement comes after Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government said it would allow private retailers to sell recreational marijuana starting next April. Second Cup had announced […]

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Ottawa intervenes to get 13-year-old player to Little League World Series

OTTAWA — Thirteen-year-old Dio Gama will get to play baseball in the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania after all. Gama’s team, the Whalley Major Allstars from Surrey, B.C., had thought they would be without the young outfielder after a federal judge ordered a review of the family’s immigration case last month. There were fears […]

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How Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are shaking up healthcare — and what it means for the future of the industry (AAPL, GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN)

The US spends over $3 trillion annually in healthcare costs — but providers can’t keep up with growing demand. Health organizations are increasingly turning to tech companies to transform delivery of care and lower health expenditures. Seeing an opportunity to tap into the lucrative healthcare market, four of the largest US tech companies — Alphabet, […]

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‘This is how a whiny tyrant acts’: Democrats and intel veterans slam Trump for revoking Brennan’s security clearance

Democratic politicians and national security experts were up in arms over the news that President Donald Trump was revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. The highly unprecedented move was perceived by many to be a thinly-veiled attempt to intimidate a prominent critic of Trump. Here is a sampling of some of […]

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Closing Arguments Were High Stakes for Manafort’s Defense Team. They May Be Higher for Robert Mueller

On the final day of arguments in Paul Manafort’s trial, Judge T.S. Ellis referenced media reports about the instances of him yelling at prosecutors throughout the case. “If you read the newspapers,” the Eastern District of Virginia judge told Justice Department prosecutors, “they win everything, you lose everything.” “Let’s keep it that way, Your Honor,” […]

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