Justin Trudeau Battles For His Political Survival As Canada Gets Ready To Vote

In Canada, campaigning for Monday's election is going down to the wire with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fighting the battle of his political life. His rise to power as Liberal Party leader four years ago on a message of hope and change now seems a long way off. He has since been implicated in a series of scandals that have him locked in a virtual tie with the opposition Conservative Party in a race that has some distinctly American overtones. This past Wednesday, former President Barack...

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Trump Drops Plan To Host G-7 Summit At His Miami Resort

Updated at 9:53 a.m. ET President Trump announced that he's dropping his plan to host next year's G-7 meeting of the leaders of the world's biggest economies at his Miami-area golf club. In a series of late-night tweets on Saturday, Trump blamed the reversal on what he described as "Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility," following bipartisan claims that he's exploiting his presidency for personal profit. "I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally...

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The 12,000-year-old Hambach Forest in western Germany is under threat. The country's biggest power company, RWE, has been clearing the ancient natural resource to make room for coal mining. Currently, there is only 10% left of the forest's original 13,500 acres.

Hoping to halt the decimation, environmental activists have been squatting in the forest since 2012.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper traveled to Afghanistan on Saturday in an effort to restart peace talks with the Taliban after President Trump scrapped plans for negotiations at Camp David last month.

An early morning training exercise gone wrong resulted in the deaths of three soldiers and injured three more on Fort Stewart in Georgia Sunday, according to Fort Stewart officials.

The accident involved the Bradley Fighting Vehicle the soldiers were riding on. The three soldiers who were killed were pronounced dead on the scene and the other three who were injured were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital.

All six soldiers involved in the incident were members of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, often referred to as Dogface.

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York is holding its annual Pro Bono Celebration later this month.

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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Greg Pollak's midday forecast for Sunday, October 20th.

David Nightingale: 2019 Physics Nobelists

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The position of Alpha Centauri (Rigilkent, Rigel Kentaurus, Toliman)
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In 1849 the horror writer Edgar Allan Poe wrote his prose-poem “Eureka!”, (“I have it!”) concerning the nature of the universe.

Strange Universe 10/20/19

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According to surveys, over a quarter of the U.S. population thinks we are now being visited by aliens from outer space. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the argument, but if an extraterrestrial visit does occur, it would probably be very different from our expectations. 

A brainless, bright-yellow organism that can solve mazes and heal itself is making its debut at a Paris zoo this weekend.

At least so far, "the blob" is more benevolent than the ravenous star of its 1950s sci-fi film classic namesake.

In Canada, campaigning for Monday's election is going down to the wire with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fighting the battle of his political life.

His rise to power as Liberal Party leader four years ago on a message of hope and change now seems a long way off. He has since been implicated in a series of scandals that have him locked in a virtual tie with the opposition Conservative Party in a race that has some distinctly American overtones.

The nation's response to the deadly opioid epidemic has been broadly bipartisan, but deep divides have emerged over a settlement plan offered last month by Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin.

Democratic state attorneys general have generally panned the deal, which would force Purdue's owners, member of the Sackler family, to give up control of their company while paying roughly $3 billion in cash from their personal fortunes.

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