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New York Times report claims Trump tax avoidance, which he dismisses as ‘fake news’ | CBC News

U.S. President Donald Trump paid no federal revenue taxes in 10 of the previous 15 years, in response to a report Sunday in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the one president in fashionable occasions to not make them public, paid $750 US in taxes to the federal authorities the 12 months he was elected, 2016, and $750 US once more his first 12 months in workplace.Speaking at a information convention on the White House, Trump dismissed the report as "fake news" and mentioned he has paid taxes, although he gave no specifics. The disclosure, which the Times mentioned comes from tax return knowledge it obtained extending over 20 years, comes at a pivotal second forward of the primary presidential debate on Tuesday and weeks earlier than a divisive e...

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100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests against president | CBC News

About 100,000 demonstrators marched in the Belarusian capital calling for the authoritarian president's ouster, some carrying cardboard crowns to ridicule him, on Sunday because the protests which have rocked the nation marked their 50th consecutive day. Protests additionally befell in 9 different cities, underlining the extensive extent of dismay and anger with President Alexander Lukashenko, who has stifled opposition and impartial information media throughout 26 years in energy.The protest wave started after the Aug. 9 presidential election that officers mentioned gave Lukashenko a sixth time period in workplace with a crushing 80 per cent of the vote. The opposition and a few ballot employees say the outcomes have been manipulated. Lukashenko has defied requires him to step down an...

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David Attenborough gives shark tooth fossil to 7-year-old Prince George | CBC News

Veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough has given Britain's Prince George an enormous shark tooth fossil after a personal viewing of his new documentary at Kensington Palace. Photos launched by the palace confirmed the seven-year-old prince wanting intrigued as he seemed on the tooth from a Carcharocles megalodon, a species that lived greater than three million years in the past and was 3 times the scale of recent nice white sharks.Attenborough, 94, discovered the tooth throughout a household vacation on Malta within the late 1960s. Attenborough, who spent his childhood accumulating fossils and different pure specimens, visited the palace for a personal viewing of his new environmental documentary with George's father, Prince William. The movie, David Attenborough: A Lif...

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Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan in disputed area | CBC News

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out Sunday across the separatist area of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian defence ministry stated two Azerbaijani helicopters have been shot down. Ministry spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan additionally stated Armenian forces hit three Azerbaijani tanks. There was no quick phrase on casualties.Nagorno-Karabakh is an ethnic Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan that has been out of Azerbaijan's management for the reason that finish of a conflict in 1994. Both sides have heavy army presence alongside a demilitarized zone separating the area from the remainder of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan's defence ministry denied the declare that its helicopters and tanks had been hit. But President Ilham Aliyev stated in a televised handle to the nation that "there ...

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Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. Barrett, a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, said Saturday that she was “truly humbled” by the nomination and quickly aligned herself with Scalia's conservative approach to the law, saying his “judicial philosophy is mine, too." Barrett, 48, was joined in the Rose Garden by her husband and seven children. If confirmed by the Senate, she would fill the seat vacated by liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It would be the sharpest ideological swing since Clarence Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall nearly three ...

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Parliamentary police service boosts Hill presence after string of harassment incidents | CBC News

The police service tasked with overseeing Parliament Hill says it has expanded its security presence in the area following several harassment incidents targeting politicians and members of the media. "As a result of recent incidents whereby parliamentarians and members of the press were harassed, the Service has increased its presence and visibility around the precinct," the Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) said in a statement Saturday."The parliamentary community should rest assured that in addition to our increased posture and surveillance, we are ready to respond to their calls for support or help at any time." The PPS told CBC News that for security reasons, it could not provide further details on the additional measures it would be taking.  A video was posted on social medi...

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Trump nominates staunch conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court | CBC News

U.S. President Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to fill Supreme Court seat vacated by death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. More to comeThis is a breaking update. A previous version of the story can be seen below. U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday is set to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election effort. Republican senators are already lining up for a swift confirmation of Barrett ahead of the Nov. 3 election, as they aim to lock in conservative gains in the federal judiciary before a potential transition of power. Trump, meanwhile, is hoping the nomination will serve to galvanize his supporters as he lo...

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Toronto Public Health orders 3 restaurants to close to slow COVID-19 spread | CBC News

Toronto Public Health has ordered three restaurants on King Street West to close to protect the public from COVID-19. In a news release on Saturday, the public health unit said the restaurants are: MARBL, 455 King St. W.; King Taps, 100 King St. W.; and Casa Mezcal, 291 King St. W.All three restaurants are within 10 city blocks of each other. Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city's medical officer of health, issued the orders to the three restaurants on Friday night under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. Toronto Public Health (TPH) said a fourth establishment will also be forced to close once it is served with the order. It was not named in the release. "These closure orders were undertaken based on Toronto Public Health investigations, including contact-tracing data, w...

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Proud Boys rally prompts governor to declare weekend state of emergency in Portland, Ore. | CBC News

Thousands of supporters of the far-right Proud Boys group were expected in Portland, Ore., on Saturday as police prepared for clashes in a city that has become the epicentre of sometimes deadly political violence in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election. Gov. Kate Brown on Friday declared a weekend state of emergency for Oregon's biggest city, saying "white supremacist groups" were travelling from out of state to attend an event the Proud Boys group says was organized to "end domestic terrorism."Local and state leaders said in a letter to the community that many participants have openly discussed tactical operations and military-style formations and planned to cause chaos and violence while claiming to be acting in support of police. "The event poses a physical danger to Portland residents...

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7 in custody after stabbing near Charlie Hebdo’s former office in Paris | CBC News

Seven people were in custody on Saturday after a stabbing outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, including the suspected assailant, authorities said. Counterterrorism authorities are investigating what officials called an Islamic extremist attack linked to Charlie Hebdo, which lost 12 employees in an al-Qaeda attack in 2015. The weekly, which routinely mocks religious and other prominent figures, recently republished caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that outraged many Muslims.The suspected assailant in Friday's stabbing had been arrested a month ago for carrying a screwdriver but was not on police radar for Islamic radicalization, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said. He said the screwdriver was considered a weapon but did not explain why. The suspe...

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