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Kenya election result: William Ruto wins presidential poll: The announcement was marred by scuffles, allegations of vote-rigging and a divided electoral commission.
Mar-a-Lago: FBI warns of increased threats after Trump search: A memo to law enforcement notes an uptick in "threats and acts of violence" since the Mar-a-Lago search.
Salman Rushdie: Iran blames writer and supporters for stabbing: "We do not consider anyone other than Rushdie and his supporters worthy of blame," a spokesman said.
Shanghai Covid: Ikea shoppers flee attempt to lock down store: Video shows people running out of the store in Xuhui district as guards tried to shut them in.

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Home sales declined by 5.3 per cent in July, back to pre-COVID levels: Toronto Home Sales 20210929

Canada's housing market continued to cool in July, with the average home price clocking in at $629,971 — a figure that drops by $104,000 when excluding the Greater Toronto Area and Vancouver markets.


Passport delays spur some Canadians to game the system with fake travel plans: Passport-Delays 20220622

Canadians are getting creative trying to cut the long waits for passports that have been dragging on for close to five months after a surge in post-pandemic travel demand overwhelmed the system.


Slowing inflation does not mean you get your spending power back: CLC President, Bea Bruske, Speaks to the United Steelworkers Aug 10/22

Companies able to hike prices with inflation are seeing rising profits. Wages aren't keeping pace. Markets surged when U.S. inflation peaked, but a plunge in spending, a rise in wage demands, and more rate hikes could mean trouble ahead.



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How Do You Solve a Moon Mystery? Fire a Laser at It: Researchers have used reflective prisms left on the moon’s surface for decades, but had increasingly seen problems with their effectiveness.

This Star Looked Like It Would Explode. Maybe It Just Sneezed: The mysterious dimming of the red supergiant Betelgeuse is the result of a stellar exhalation, astronomers say.

How 14 Elephant Seals Assisted an Antarctic Ice Study: Mapping currents in the Southern Ocean is vital to monitoring climate change, but hard to conduct. So scientists turned to seals for help.

It’s Always the Summer of the Shark: Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.

Could Owl and Crocodilian Tears Lead to a Cure for Your Dry Eyes?: By studying the numerous ways animals keep their eyes wet and healthy, scientists hope to help address human vision problems.


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The oldest known human art is also the oldest known human attempt to record Nature.  This painting is 34,000 years old and was found in the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, which is the subject of Werner Herzog’s film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Herzog used a 3D camera to capture how the shapes of the walls were incorporated into the paintings.



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