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Update: Toronto van suspect begged to be shot; officer hailed as 'hero' after arrest

After yesterday's van attack in Toronto that left 10 people dead, police officers engaged in a standoff with suspect Alek Minassian​... Read more

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Four-footed team works to re-seed Chile's fire-decimated forest

In the wake of Chile's devastating 2017 wildfire season, which tore through 1.7 million acres and devoured 1,500 homes, a unique ca​... Read more


Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car

In an extension of the successful Amazon Key service, which allows package delivery inside your home while you're away, the company​... Read more

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A Chinese university is holding a "grenade-throwing" contest

The North University of China in the city of Taiyuan has announced a "500-gram grenade toss" will take place in May as part of its ​... Read more

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Prince's family files wrongful death suit against Illinois hospital, Walgreen's

The heirs of deceased musician Prince have filed a wrongful death suit against an Illinois hospital and pharmacy chain Walgreen's, ​... Read more

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German Jewish leader advises against wearing yarmulkes in German cities

Josef Schuster, the head of Germany's Central Council of Jews, advised against wearing the traditional Jewish headpiece kippah​... Read more

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A new survey states that 20% of Americans believe Amazon & Jeff Bezos have a positive impact on society

20% of Americans believe that Amazon has had the biggest positive impact on society compared to other major tech companies, accordi​... Read more

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Survey: 1 in 5 financial institutions are considering cryptocurrency trading

One in five financial institutions is considering trading cryptocurrencies within the next 12 months, according to a survey publish​... Read more