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Omarosa's Trump tape story unravels, as more officials challenge 'N-word' claim (U.S., 9 articles) [UPDATE]
Omarosa Manigault Newman declared on Tuesday she "will not be silenced" by the Trump administration, as her feud with her former boss continued to escalate. Omarosa Manigault Newman's claims about a recording of U.S. President Donald Trump using the "N-word" are being disputed by an ever-growing list of current and former officials, calling into question a key passage in her newly released political tell-all. Manigault Newman's claims first surfaced this week in a media blitz to promote the book, " Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House which hit the shelves Tuesday. The Trump campaign has filed a formal complaint against Omarosa Manigault Newman saying she breached a confidentiality agreement signed in 2016, in response to her newly released book and promotional tour. The move comes as the reality TV star's explosive tell-all memoir is released, detailing her time at the White House and with the 2016 campaign. Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults - reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain.

Former FBI official: Firing Strzok was justified - he, Comey and McCabe disgraced the FBI (U.S., 4 articles) [UPDATE]
Comey, despite holding clearances as head of the FBI, contradicted himself before Congress, leaked documents through a secret cutout, proudly triggered Mueller's appointment, and then cashed in with a big-money book. Then Andrew McCabe turned out to be a subterranean anti-Trump partisan, who was reproached by the Justice Department's inspector general for breach of integrity. FBI Agent Peter Strzok, a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation , was fired by the FBI after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague.
CBC Radio (U.S., 8 articles) [UPDATE]
A vice-president with UPEI's student union says the relocation of 49 Saudi students is "disheartening" loss to the university as well as the province. A Saudi student who successfully applied for asylum in Canada in 2014 and now attends Bishop's University in Quebec urges other students from the Gulf country to follow that path. London's hospitals are expecting mounting pressure as 91 Saudi Arabian medical students are being forced to leave the country by the end of the month.

Woman arrested at 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound moved to federal custody, sheriff says (U.S., 5 articles)
The state judge who on Monday set a $20,000 bail for five defendants arrested at a remote New Mexico compound where authorities say children were being trained to conduct school shootings has a history of issuing low bail to violent offenders. Judge Sarah Backus set a $20,000 bond for each defendant and ordered that the two men and three women wear ankle monitors, have weekly contact with their attorneys, not consume alcohol and have no firearms. Police raided the property € "a squalid makeshift living compound near the Colorado state line €" more than a week ago in response to a report of children living in filth, severe hunger and dangers including a leaky propane tank.
Ontario's Progressive Conservative government anno... (U.S., 6 articles) [UPDATE]
Several cannabis companies and business groups are applauding the Ontario government's new plan to add private retailers to its plans for the sale of recreational pot in the province. The new plan - which will see the province launch online cannabis sales on October 17 - means sales at bricks and mortar stores won't begin until April 1, 2019. A Sudbury, Ont. business professor says the government's plan on how marijuana will be sold in Ontario leaves a lot of questions.

Scientists study how wildfire smoke affects people, environment (U.S., 4 articles)
Metro Vancouver and much of south and central B.C. are once again under a blanket of smoke and haze, and there is little relief in the forecast. On Tuesday smoke from an estimated 600 wildfires burning across the province pushed the air quality health index up to high for large areas of the province, meaning residents should consider reducing strenuous activities outdoors. A number of heat warnings are in effect for Newfoundland this week, with high temperatures and humidity expected, but it's actually cooler than originally predicted.
CBC Radio (U.S., 5 articles) [UPDATE]
Raymond Bachand , a former Quebec provincial finance minister and the province's NAFTA negotiator, made the comments in an interview with CBC News Network's Power & Politics on Tuesday. " There's two or three other issues which are really bilateral issues with Mexico, like seasonality of fruit and things like that. The United States President Donald Trump administration doesn't have the legal authority to sideswipe Canada and sign a bilateral trade deal with Mexico, Quebec's chief NAFTA negotiator said Monday.

Thousands of people joined hands to remember the f... (U.S., 4 articles) [UPDATE]
The regimental funeral for two police officers killed on the job last Friday will not be open to the public, the city announced at Monday night's council meeting. The city said the funeral will be held for family, invited guests, dignitaries and people who work in public safety, including first responders and police. Thousands of people joined hands to remember the four people who were killed in a shooting at an apartment complex on Fredericton's north side.
Officials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilot (U.S., 4 articles)
The Air Force will soon operate F-35s with fast-evolving collision-avoidance technology able to help fighter jets avoid ground collisions by using computer automation to redirect an aircraft in the event that a pilot is injured or incapacitated. Later this year, the Air Force will fly an F-35 equipped with an existing technology now in F-16s called Air-Ground Collision Avoidance System, or AGCAS. Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft.

Quebec's provincial election campaign will officially begin on Aug. 23. (U.S., 4 articles)
A Quebec wind farm project - under negotiation since 2015 - is quickly becoming a contentious political issue, in the days leading up to the official start of the provincial election. Members of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) have panned the Liberal Party's plan to construct some 50 wind turbines near the town of Port-Cartier, in Quebec's Côte-Nord region. François Legault has announced he would set the daily rate for subsidized daycare at $8.05 per child, regardless of parents' income levels, if elected Quebec's next premier.
DNC co-chair, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend (U.S., 4 articles)
Allegations of domestic abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and the first Muslim elected to Congress, continued to rock the race for attorney general in Minnesota as voters headed to the polls on Tuesday. Key primary races were also underway in Connecticut, where Republicans hope to snatch yet another governorship in deep-blue New England, as well as Vermont and Wisconsin. The abuse allegation against Ellison, who has vowed to fight President Donald Trump's agenda by seeking to restore ObamaCare and net neutrality regulations, loomed especially large nationally.

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