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  • Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favour of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.
  • Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post

    BEIJING - One of China's most high-profile Buddhist monks has resigned from a top national post following reports of sexual misconduct, a religious association said Wednesday.
  • China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panels

    BEIJING - China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology.
  • US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

    CHICAGO - Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press.
  • Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win

    MINNEAPOLIS - The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark in Congress after winning a crowded Democratic primary in Minnesota to replace Rep. Keith Ellison.
  • Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

    TOPEKA, Kan. - At a parade this summer, candidate for governor Kris Kobach rode a jeep with a replica machine-gun mounted on it. When some people complained the stunt scared children, Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state, mockingly called the reaction a "snowflake meltdown."
  • Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favour of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.
  • Pakistan parliament set to elect speaker in test for Khan

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's lower house of parliament is meeting Wednesday to elect a speaker in a vote that will show whether Imran Khan's party commands a majority after it won the most seats in last month's elections.
  • Hawaii to allow Lyft, Uber to operate at Honolulu airport

    HONOLULU - Hawaii will allow ride-hailing services to operate at the Honolulu airport on a permanent basis after changes were approved to administration rules.
  • Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers

    MADISON, Wis. - Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term.
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GEORGE: Why we should eat seasonally
  OPINION The global food system is amazing. We have created a process that can put enormous diversity of food onto any plate in our province, assuming the plate will be sliding in front of someone who can afford to pay

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