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Autopsy reveals fractures in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck

The autopsy of the body of financier Jeffrey Epstein showed that he had broken neck bones, some media said Thursday, but the New York medical examiner warned against any hasty conclusion. According to anonymous sources quoted by The Washington Post and the New York Times , the autopsy of the 66-year-old financier, found dead in his cell in Manhattan on Saturday morning, revealed a fractured hyoid bone, close to the apple of ‘Adam. According to experts quoted by these media, such a fracture would be consistent with a hanging suicide, especially in older people…

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Ban the pitbulls: the debate is restarted

The population is again divided on the question of pitbulls, 24 hours after a toddler of a year and a half was bitten several times in the face and arm in Louiseville, Mauricie. “An animal, it’s still an animal. The word says it: ani-evil. It can hurt, “big or small,” Louiseville Mayor Yvon Deshaies told TVA Nouvelles. The toddler’s family attacked by a pitbull Monday described Gringo as a gentle dog with children; who had never shown any sign of aggression.  The dog took only a few seconds to inflict the one-and-a-half-year-old boy…

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Politics 

Report on the possible separation of the role of Minister of Justice in the hands of Justin Trudeau

Former Liberal Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan has wrapped up her report on the possibility of splitting the dual role of the Minister of Justice, who also serves as Attorney General of Canada. Commissioned by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address the issue when the SNC Lavalin case was at its peak in March, M me  McLellan recently sent its findings to the Prime Minister’s Office. This is confirmed by an assistant of the former Liberal politician at the law firm Bennett Jones where she works. However, it was not known Wednesday…

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Politics 

Ottawa to Announce Over $ 1 Billion for Blue Line

The federal government will contribute more than $ 1 billion to the project to extend the blue line of the Montreal metro to Anjou, TVA Nouvelles said. The announcement will be made Thursday in Montreal by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the Quebec Minister Delegate for Transport and responsible for the Montreal area, Chantal Rouleau.  The Quebec government will fund a larger part of the project, but the exact amount of its contribution will not be announced Thursday, according to our information.  The total cost of the project is estimated…

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Finance News 

United States: Walmart more supports its employees in studies

In a context of labor shortages, Walmart announced Tuesday that it will improve its assistance program for its American employees who are currently studying or wanting to return to school. For example, employees who are in high school will now be able to get their college entrance test refunded, the Reuters news agency reported. They will also receive a bonus if they graduate while working at Walmart. The chain of stores also committed Tuesday to give them a fixed work schedule during the school period. While tuition fees are very high…

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World 

Pentagon pays $ 1.5 billion more for border wall

The Pentagon announced Friday the reallocation of an additional $ 1.5 billion for the construction of new barriers to stem the tide of illegal immigrants on the border with Mexico. He had already reallocated $ 1 billion in March. Acting Defense Minister Patrick Shanahan (whose official nomination for the position was announced Thursday, but still to be validated by the Senate) has agreed to take over the 125-kilometer barrier replacement in Arizona and Texas The ministry said Friday in a statement. But he also warned: “I will not reprogram extra…

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World 

Trade: Donald Trump keeps pressure on Beijing more than ever

Donald Trump has maintained maximum pressure on Beijing, ordering his services Friday night to initiate the procedure to impose tariffs on virtually all imports from China, at the risk of damaging global growth and destabilize financial markets. Since the beginning of the week, the US president has oscillated between signs of appeasement and threats to the Asian giant.  He did not change Friday after an express session of negotiations in Washington.  After assuring that the discussions on trade with Beijing had been “frank” and “constructive”, he put into effect the…

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Reconstruction after floods: Ottawa wants to quickly offer help

The federal government is becoming increasingly open to working with Quebec in its efforts to rebuild and relocate flood-affected communities and says it wants to help as soon as possible. “I would like to explore with our colleagues from the Government of Quebec and the other provinces the possibility of creating a committee to see how we can deploy federal aid as quickly as possible,” said the Minister of Infrastructure, François-Philippe Champagne. This working group would be mandated to look at how to rebuild and target where it is appropriate,…

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Health 

Measles: the United States comes close to the 700 cases, worst epidemic since 2000

The United States had registered as of Wednesday 695 measles cases since the beginning of the year, the worst resurgence of the disease since its official elimination in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC). This new record (the most recent was in 2014, with 667 cases for the whole year) comes against a backdrop of growing anti-vaccine movement: parents, opposed to the vaccination of their children, invoke religious exemptions that exist in most US states to circumvent immunization requirements in schools.  The US authorities are trying to…

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Drowning a child in Pierrefonds

A child was in critical condition late afternoon, Monday, after being found lifeless in the water on the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough side in Montreal. According to the first available information, the child was found in a body of water on the grounds of a residence on St. Croix Street. Shortly before 6 pm, Urgences-santé was able to confirm that a child was on board an ambulance en route to the hospital. He was in cardiopulmonary arrest, a spokesman said. For its part, the Police Department of the City of Montreal said that…

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