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NEW YORK - Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.

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NEW ORLEANS - Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans from catastrophic flooding, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimetres) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean."

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Power was knocked out in the Jermyn Avenue area of Penticton around noon Monday after a tandem dump truck yanked down some overhead lines.

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BEIJING - China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington.

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TORONTO - It will likely take longer than a year to end overcrowding in Ontario's hospitals, despite a promise from Premier Doug Ford to tackle the problem in 12 months, the health minister said Monday.

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WASHINGTON - Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of colour to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries. Condemnation of his comments "doesn't concern me because many people agree…

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WASHINGTON - The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down immigration.

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Taxpayers will be asked this week to give nearly $40,000 to a pair of struggling Penticton arts groups.

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NEW ORLEANS - Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages.

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