Justin Trudeau doesn’t want to be the odd man out

(CNN)Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across President Donald Trump’s desk. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau probably doesn’t want to be the odd man out in any revised North American Free Trade Agreement. We assess he is likely motivated…

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Christine Hallquist, Democratic candidate for Vermont governor, rejects socialist label

Washington (CNN)Vermont’s Democratic nominee for governor Christine Hallquist, who made history Tuesday as the first transgender gubernatorial nominee for a major political party, said she’s running to raise the issue of rural economic development in her home state. But she has declined embracing any labels of being a socialist. “I’m…

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Australia relaxes kangaroo protections as New South Wales battles drought

(CNN)Australia relaxed rules about shooting kangaroos in New South Wales (NSW) Wednesday as the state was declared “100% in drought” after months of little or no rain. “Many farmers are taking livestock off their paddocks, only to then see kangaroos move in and take whatever is left — this is…

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Health alert issued for salads, wraps from Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens due to parasite concern

(CNN)Consumers have been warned by federal health officials not to purchase over two dozen salad and wrap products available in major grocery chains due to concerns about possible parasite contamination. The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness as a result of consuming contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week…

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Pennsylvania police officer told authorities he ‘f—-d up’ after fatal shooting

(CNN)A rookie police officer who, according to authorities, said he had “f—-d up” and “didn’t know what to do” when he fatally shot an unarmed man in Pennsylvania has been charged with voluntary manslaughter, prosecutors said Tuesday. “Get down on the ground,” Roselle, now standing outside his car, told the…

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Ex-CIA chief criticizes Russia policy: ‘Never in my lifetime’ seen such a ‘confused message’

Washington (CNN)Leon Panetta, who was CIA director under President Barack Obama, criticized the Trump administration’s response to Russia’s election interference, saying in a CNN interview Friday, “I have never in my lifetime seen an administration that is presenting such a confused message when it comes to a national security threat.”…

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They ate raw centipedes — and then the headaches began

(CNN)After two people in Guangzhou, China, were admitted to the hospital with headaches and other neurological symptoms, doctors pinpointed an infection with a unusual backstory: They had eaten raw centipedes, according to a report published Monday in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Fascinating, mysterious, and medically amazing…

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