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Source: Global News

Alberta mom disappointed with Ottawa’s ‘no’ vote on infant loss leave

Today 07:00 GMT

READ MORE: ‘The child lived, they had a name’: Ontario parents hope to end stigma of early infant loss. Cormier’s husband went back to work almost immediately, while Cormier took six weeks of unpaid leave from work.

Earlier this month, members of Parliament voted against an amendment to C-86 brought forward by the Conservatives to ensure parents would be entitled to 12 weeks of leave following the death of a child.

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Source: Global News

Dead man leaves 14 years’ worth of Christmas presents for child next door

Today 09:54 GMT

A British family was surprised to find their late, elderly neighbour left behind their two-year-old daughter 14 years’ worth of Christmas presents.

It was all of the Christmas presents he had bought for her.”. Williams said on social media he and his wife thought about making it a Christmas tradition of giving their daughter “a present from Ken for the next 14 years.”

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Source: The Guradian

Washington took a stand for working families. Other states must follow

Today 10:50 GMT

“This program couldn’t come soon enough for Washington families,” Christina Pedersen, a mother and advocate for the law, wrote for HeraldNet.

States such as California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and the District of Columbia either have similar laws to what’s being enacted in Washington or have passed legislation that will soon be effective.

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Source: Fox News

Jose Mourinho leaves Man United after 2½ years

Today 09:55 GMT

Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday, two days after English soccer's biggest club reached a new low in its disappointing season by losing to Liverpool in the Premier League.

But failed to win a trophy in his second season and was criticized for the team's pragmatic playing style and his treatment of some players.

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Source: Common Domain

Kroger’s Longtime Finance Chief to Depart Next Year

Monday 23:40 GMT

“Gary’s deep finance and business background, coupled with a successful track record of creating long-term shareholder value for The Kroger Co., make him an excellent choice for Kroger’s Chief Financial Officer of the future,” Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO, said in prepared remarks.

Kroger Co.’s KR -2.13% finance chief for nearly the last two decades will step down next spring, as the grocer tries to find its footing in a market transformed by Amazon.com

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Source: The Guradian

US concerns about abortion and refugees leave country isolated at UN

Tuesday 20:56 GMT

The United States has found itself isolated at the 193-member United Nations general assembly over Washington’s concerns about the promotion of abortion and a voluntary plan to address the global refugee crisis.

When Trump came to power last year he reinstated the so-called Mexico City Policy that withholds US funding for international organizations that perform abortions or provide information about abortion.

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Source: Reuters

China trade steps seen as good start but leave core U.S. demands...

Tuesday 02:24 GMT

The United States has welcomed Chinese concessions since the two declared a trade war truce in early December, but trade experts and people familiar with negotiations say Beijing needs to do far more to meet U.S. demands for long-term change in how China does business.

Trump and Xi agreed on Dec. 1 to launch new talks while the United States delayed a planned Jan. 1 tariff increase until March 2.. A spokeswoman for U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who is leading talks from the American side, did not respond to queries about the significance of China’s trade steps.

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Source: Fox News

Cyntoia Brown deserves clemency, Tennessee Democrats tell state's departing GOP governor

Monday 02:23 GMT

Democratic leaders in Tennessee are calling for the state’s outgoing Republican governor to grant clemency to a woman serving a life sentence for a murder she committed when she was a teenager.

CYNTOIA BROWN, SERVING LIFE FOR MURDER, ASKS TENNESSEE PAROLE BOARD FOR CLEMENCY: A LOOK AT HER CASE. "Do not kick this decision down the road for Gov.-elect [Bill] Lee," said Sen. Brenda Gilmore. At a news conference Friday to draw attention to Cyntoia Brown’s case, several Democrats asked for Gov. Bill Haslam to act before he leaves office next month, the Tennessean reported.

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Source: The Guradian

I led the National Park Service. Zinke's resignation leaves lasting damage

Monday 11:44 GMT

As the 18th director of the National Park Service (NPS), where I oversaw over 400 national parks and the equestrian patrol of the National Mall who accompanied the new secretary, I chalked it up to a publicity stunt.

Zinke rolled out a series of poorly conceived ideas: eliminate national park passes for the active military and fourth graders, increase national park entrance fees by several orders of magnitude, and require upfront payment for first amendment protests on the National Mall.

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Source: Global News

Ministers supporting Theresa May downplay chance of second Brexit vote

Monday 20:01 GMT

Supporters of British Prime Minister Theresa May dampened suggestions Sunday that the government is planning a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union, arguing that another Brexit vote would exacerbate divisions in the U.K., not heal them.

Blair shot back, saying he had a right to comment on “the most important decision our country has taken since the end of World War II.”. “What is irresponsible, however, is to try to steamroller MPs into accepting a deal they genuinely think is a bad one with the threat that if they do not fall into line, the government will have the country crash out without a deal,” Blair said.

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Source: Common Domain

Interior Secretary to Leave His Post

Sunday 23:38 GMT

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has been the subject of more than a dozen government investigations, will leave his position by the end of the year, President Trump said Saturday, adding to the list of top officials to exit from the administration.

The Interior Department’s inspector general last month cleared the secretary of wrongdoing in an investigation into whether he redrew the boundaries of a national monument in Utah to exclude lands owned by a political ally.

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Source: DW

Opinion: Brandt must leave listless Leverkusen to fulfill his potential

Monday 20:01 GMT

Whatever pearls of wisdom Herrlich had to offer, both to Brandt and the rest of his players, they didn't work as Leverkusen fell to a 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt that leaves them closer to the bottom of the table than the Champions League places.

A brief fightback after Herrlich went gung-ho following Filip Kostic's second didn't amount to more than a Karim Bellarabi strike, and it's becoming increasingly clear that the confidence of both Leverkusen and Brandt is far too fragile to breed consistent performances.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte