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Friendship Force welcomes Canadians

Thursday, 24 April 2014 23:15
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A group of Canadians were greeted with open arms to the Capital City.

Thursday morning the Friendship Force of Baton Rouge welcomed people from Ottawa, Canada at City Hall. The Ottawa Group will spend a week in Baton Rouge. They'll stay at homes of people who are part of the Friendship Force which is an Adult International Exchange Program.

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Two giants of Roman Catholicism in the 20th century will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented twin canonization that has aroused both joy and controversy in the 1.2 billion member Church.

Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernizing Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, will be declared saints by Pope Francis.

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PORTLAND, Ore. – An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.

Sam Brentano, chairman of the Marion County board of commissioners, said late Wednesday the board is taking immediate action to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries at the plant that has been turning waste into energy since 1987.

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Playboy Playmate Colleen Shannon is partying it up now that she's out of prison.

Shannon was spotted out at three separate nightclubs three straight nights this past weekend, TMZ reports.

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The magazine's 50th anniversary issue centerfold was charged in August 2012 with helping her boyfriend Robert Skojo come across the border from Canada through an Indian reservation.

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KITIMAT, British Columbia (Reuters) - Just a few miles from the spot where Enbridge Inc plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos checks crab traps and explains why no concession from the company could win his support for the project.

Amos, the former chief of the Haisla Nation on the northern coast of British Columbia and a community leader, has argued for years that the risk - no matter how small - of an oil spill in these waters outweighs any reward the controversial project might offer.

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Jan. 13, 2010: In this file photo, two young wild horses play while grazing in Reno, Nev.AP

The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that had roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed the horses over to Wyoming officials.

They, in turn, sold the herd to the highest bidder, a Canadian slaughterhouse.

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The Tehran government has postponed Tuesday’s scheduled execution of a 26-year-old Iranian woman charged with killing a man accused of attempting to rape her.

Following last minute pleas, the regime pushed back the hanging of Rayhaneh Jabbari, who was headed to the gallows on charges that in 2007 she stabbed and killed Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry.

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The government announced that the execution will be postponed but did not give any indication the sentence had been overturned.

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April 10, 2011. Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott arrive at the 22nd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in Los Angeles, California.Reuters

The state of Tori Spelling’s marriage has been gossiped about for months since her husband Dean McDermott allegedly had an affair while filming in Canada. Now the actress and reality star is dealing with the gossip head on by starring in a new Lifetime docu-series, “True Tori.

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Reporter in simulator goes viral
Thursday, 03 April 2014 07:47

Reporter learns to fly between live shots on 777 simulator. CNN's Jeanne Moos goes behind the simulator.

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - In both war and peace, Lebanon has always seen many of its ambitious youth leave for better opportunities. More Lebanese live outside Lebanon than in it.

But neighboring Syria's civil war, bombs in Lebanon and an economic slowdown have eroded confidence in the country's future and now even loyal patriots are scrambling to get out.

Olga Hawwa, a 29-year-old working in advertising, says she has given up. Graduating in 2008, she has seen her peers leave Lebanon one by one.

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