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UK, Cayman investigate gold smuggling scheme

The UK’s National Crime Agency is working with Cayman Islands authorities to investigate CI$4.1 million worth of gold seized at London’s Heathrow airport on 1 June.
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Governor grants early release to Sheldon Brown

The governor has authorised the immediate release of Sheldon Brown, who was jailed for 22 years in 2006 for attempted murder.
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Dart buys stake in Cayman Islands Brewery

The Dart group has confirmed it has bought a stake in the Cayman Islands Brewery, which produced the island’s signature beers CayBrew and White Tip, among others.
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Brac set for third annual Brac Surf & Turf

The equipment has arrived and Cayman Brac is primed for an exciting weekend of high-octane action.
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Cost of living

Cost of living — Our editorial cartoon
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5 Moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth

Much of the technology common in daily life today originates from the drive to put a human being on the Moon. This effort reached its pinnacle when Neil Armstrong stepped off the Eagle landing module onto the lunar surface 50 years ago.
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Remembering pioneer John Bell’s contribution to Caribbean tourism

“John Bell’s lasting legacy and indelible footprint on Caribbean tourism was foundational to the region’s rise to the world’s tourism stage and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s guiding hand in making that possible.”
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Cayman set to compete in FINA World Championships

Cayman is poised to take its place in the starting blocks on a world stage. Four swimmers – veterans Lauren Hew and Brett Fraser and newcomers Jordan Crooks and Raya Embury-Brown – will comprise Cayman’s team at the 18th annual FINA Swimming World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.
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Cayman remembers the Moon landing

Fifty years ago, the residents of the Cayman Islands, like people all over the world, watched and listened with wonder as man landed on the Moon for the first time.
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Traffic, building heights dominate public concerns

Traffic congestion and high-density tourism development were among the key concerns highlighted during the consultation period for Cayman’s new development plan.
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Women’s Dive Day group ready to break record

It all comes down to this Saturday. A group of female scuba divers will attempt to break the world record they set last year for the number of women diving at once, forming an underwater chain.
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Another port project, another protest

Citing environmental concerns, questionable economic benefits and a lack of transparency over the project, campaign groups are collecting petition signatures to stop a major cruise development in the Caribbean.
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Cayman artist embraces her creative expression on Brac

There’s something undeniably charming about places and things that remind us of simpler times. Cayman Brac is doing that, and more, for some Grand Cayman residents looking to relive that time of their lives.
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NCVO to hold crab races to raise funds

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is betting on 35 Cayman solider crabs to raise big bucks for NCVO children during a crab race on Sunday.
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Special economic zone raises annual economic impact estimate to US$55M

Cayman Enterprise City, Cayman’s special economic zone, said it increased its contribution to the local economy by 33% last year.
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50 years ago: A look back at moon landing

In 1969, the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, was among the many newspapers across the world that published stories on man’s first landing on the moon on 20 July.
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Taste of Cayman 2020 date announced

Organisers of Taste of Cayman announced Friday that the annual food and drink festival will be held on Saturday, 4 April, next year, at the Festival Green, Camana Bay.
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National Gallery opens search for intern

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has announced its search for a year-long paid intern.
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NCU alumni chapter announces scholarship awards

The Cayman Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University Alumni Association has announced the availability of its second four-year scholarship to attend the Jamaica-based university.
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Minister Rivers meets with US officials

Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers met with government officials in Washington, DC last week, where she told them about Cayman’s financial services industry and emphasised the islands’ leadership role in combating money laundering and ensuring tax transparency, according to a government press release.
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A $61 billion trade. Record-breaking busts. Rock-bottom prices. The meth crisis is spiraling out of control

Deep in the jungle in Thailand's northern Chiang Mai province, a unit of armed border officers were on duty late last month when they stumbled on a cave stuffed with drugs.
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Ancient mosque found in Negev desert

Archaeologists working in Israel's Negev desert have discovered an ancient rural mosque, thought to be one of the earliest in the world.
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Londoners surprised after police tweet profanities

Late on Friday night, the Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service began tweeting unusual announcements. "XEON IS THE BEST FIGHTER IN SCOTLAND," it proclaimed, alongside the challenge: "what you gonna do call the police?"
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Why mayor blocked plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper

London's mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked plans for a controversial tower known as the Tulip, saying the structure would be of "limited" public benefit and "detrimental" to the capital's skyline.
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UK vows 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release British-flagged tanker

Britain warned Friday there would be "serious consequences" if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, the latest confrontation in the increasingly tense standoff in the important shipping route.
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'She knows she's famous': The couple with 7 Insta-famous pets

Nala the cat, a Siamese and tabby mix, is slightly cross-eyed with gray and white fur. She likes being petted but isn't a fan of being held. She was rescued from an animal shelter and really loves men with beards.
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Hyundai unveils India's most powerful electric car

Hyundai just unveiled India's most powerful electric car and plans to build a network to charge it too.
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The hidden cost of fast shipping

Free rush shipping can come with a cost to the environment — and retailers are doing a careful dance to try to mitigate it without turning customers away.
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Would you trust an AI algorithm to predict your risk of getting cancer?

We put a lot of trust in our doctors — we listen to their diagnoses, take out their prescriptions, follow their dietary suggestions. Would we do the same for a computer?
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The billion-dollar Indian startup built on green energy

Indian startup ReNew Power has raised more than $1 billion in funds this year alone for its wind and solar business.
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How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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How did Kim Jong Un get his Mercedes?

On June 14, 2018, two armored Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard vehicles were shipped from the Dutch Port of Rotterdam, heading out on a journey that would take months and see the cars transported thousands of miles through six countries, according to a new report from the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS).
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King Tut's coffin to be restored for the first time since it was discovered

Tutankhamun is one of the best known figures of Ancient Egypt, and now his coffin is getting some tender loving care.
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Is this the world's most beautiful metro?

When the Moscow Metro was first announced in the 1930s, the city's residents were immediately fascinated by how it might look. Station designs were reportedly displayed in shop windows along bustling Tverskaya Street, fueling Muscovites' curiosity toward the new underground network.
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The unexpected history of the Sikh turban

Growing up in Southall, West London, where many of Britain's Sikhs settled after moving to the UK, the turban was all around us: at home, in the gurdwara, on the street. It is Sikhs' most identifiable feature.
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Clinton offers rare glimpse into her home

The Clintons may have left a certain Washington address almost 20 years ago, but -- unlike most of their presidential predecessors -- the family has kept a home in the US capital since leaving the White House.
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The inventor whose flying board wowed the world

Franky Zapata has been driven by a single dream since he was little: being able to fly. Not in an airplane, he says, since the windows function like a screen, but like a bird.
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Why Lebanon is gearing up for a record number of tourists

Lebanon isn't a destination most people associate with summer vacations.
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Planet's most powerful passport revealed

It's been a three-horse race this year to be named the world's most powerful passport, with all top three contenders in Asia.
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Can overtourism be stopped in its tracks?

We first hear about these places when we're kids. Famous destinations full of wondrous architecture, spectacular scenery or ancient mysteries that fire our imaginations and fill us with yearning.
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Heroic uncle rescues his 8-year-old niece from a house fire

This super-uncle ran straight into a burning building to save his 8-year-old niece when a fire broke out at their home.
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Meet Instagram's Paul the Cat Guy

Paul Santell spends at least 30 hours each week feeding and trapping stray cats throughout New York City's boroughs.
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Tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt urges Iran to release Stena Impero

Footage emerges of the moment Iranian forces captured the British-flagged Stena Impero in the Gulf.
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British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

The airline halts all flights to the Egyptian capital for a week as a security "precaution".
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England's seaside towns where young people might disappear

More than half of coastal communities in England might see a fall in the number of residents under 30.
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Manchester puppy theft: Machete-wielding men steal seven dogs

The five-week-old Staffordshire cross dogs might not survive without their mother, police say.
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NDAs: New laws to crack down on 'gagging' clauses

A ban will be placed on NDAs which prevent people from speaking to police, doctors or lawyers.
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Home Office urged to attend emergency drugs summit

The Scottish government has invited UK ministers to a meeting about the record number of drugs deaths.
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Police hunt two men after gas released on Tube at Oxford Circus

Passengers were left coughing and short of breath following exposure on the morning Tube train.
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England beaten in netball semi-final

England fall to an agonising 47-45 defeat by New Zealand in the Netball World Cup semi-final in Liverpool.
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Tornado causes damage in Greater Manchester and Cheshire

The wind and rain caused havoc near Manchester Airport and the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.
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Labour wants to end outsourcing of council services

Bin collections, cleaning and school dinners could be taken back in-house under the party's plans.
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The Open 2019: Shane Lowry's incredible 63 puts him in control ahead of final round

Ireland's Shane Lowry shoots an incredible eight-under 63 to give him a four-shot lead heading into Sunday's final round of The Open.
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Learner driver took 21 practical tests in a year, DVSA data shows

Official data reveals the highest number of practical tests taken by learners in a year.
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DFLA vs FLAF: The Football Lads Tackling Extremism

Two groups of rival former hooligans have taken their battle online - and it has turned political
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Women in science: Smashing glass ceilings and glass walls

From pushing boundaries to defying stereotypes - five women who are breaking barriers in science.
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Skepta glimpses the 'future of rave' in Manchester, and it's phoneless

The grime star's experimental show proves that sometimes less is more when it comes to tech at gigs.
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The dos and don'ts of getting a pay rise

You deserve more money but how do you go about getting it, and what should you do - or not do?
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Driving lessons: 'I wrote off my instructor's car'

For some learners it can take many attempts before they are allowed out on the roads by themselves.
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Swapping a prison cell for a festival stage

Ex-inmates perform at Latitude Festival as part of the UK's first record label for prisoners.
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Northern Ireland's tiny house movement - a small move to the future?

A global movement towards tiny houses - wooden structures on wheels - is starting to go up in NI.
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Ed Sheeran's No. 5 Collaborations Project: The album you might not know about

Released in 2011, we look back at Ed Sheeran's rap and grime EP the No. 5 Collaborations Project.
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Pound sterling: 5 holiday destinations where a weak pound still goes far

The pound may be falling, but there are still plenty of places it goes a long way. We look at five.
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We Are London: Taxi drivers write 'anthem' for capital

A group of London taxi drivers have joined together to celebrate the capital.
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Terminally ill man fulfils Latitude Festival bucket list dream

"I've always wanted to come to a festival," says Karl Butler who has just months to live.
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'My boyfriend was killed in the care system'

Chloe's "love at first sight", Lance Scott Walker, was stabbed to death while in the care of the state.
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Apollo 11: Few indoor loos, but there was a man on the Moon

Fifty years ago, James Burke was one of the presenters leading the BBC's live coverage of the Moon landing.
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How far would you move to get social housing?

With a shortage of social housing in London, many homeless families are being offered homes hundreds of miles away.
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Newspaper headlines: Iran 'taunts' UK and 'new bed for Boris'

The papers lead with updates on the tension between the UK and Iran, after a British tanker was seized in the Gulf.
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Wedding cancelled as fire engulfs reception venue in Rye

One guest says the bridesmaids' dresses came out "singed and water-damaged".
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'Bikini modelling helps my Crohn's disease'

Jessica Porter says "showing off her scar" while bikini modelling has helped manage the medical condition.
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First of 24-hour strikes at Scottish airports begins

The action at Inverness will be followed by action at five other Scottish airports this week.
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Man arrested in connection with Belfast stabbing

A 20-year-old man is arrested in connection with the incident, which happened on Saturday morning.
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Wales after Brexit: Funding map set to be torn up

After Brexit, the way poorer parts of Wales are funded is set for an overhaul.
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How LGBT renters in Vancouver are finding safe living spaces

LGBT renters aren't just contending with Vancouver's pricey rental market. There's an added worry: whether their sexual orientation or gender identity will hinder their search, and finding spaces where they feel safe enough to be themselves.
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Four-year-old boy bitten by rabid bat in Hartland, N.B.

Tasha Doherty was shocked to find out that a bat that flew into her son's bedroom and bit him tested positive for rabies.
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Heavy smoke in parts of N.W.T., air quality statement in effect

Environment Canada has issued air quality statements for parts of the N.W.T.'s Mackenzie Delta region, including Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic.
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A sweaty Saturday: Hottest day of the year in Toronto, Ottawa

The sweltering weather continues Saturday with several parts of Canada under heat warnings and Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor experiencing the hottest day of the year.
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Halifax Pride parade 2019 takes over downtown Halifax

Thousands of people flooded the downtown streets to revel in this year's festivities.
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Gabriela DeBues-Stafford shatters Canadian 1,500m record; De Grasse runs 9.99 in 100m

Make it five Canadian records for runner Gabriela DeBues-Stafford in 2019 after the Toronto native broke Lynn Kanuka's near-34-year-old mark on Saturday, placing third in 4:00.26 in the women's 1,500 metres at the Müller Anniversary Games at London Stadium.
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Young man found shot dead with girlfriend had been working on B.C. ranch

Australian police have confirmed that a young man found dead with a young woman along the Alaska Highway earlier this week is the son of a senior New South Wales police officer.
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Why Dennis Oland was found not guilty of murder at his retrial

Unlike the jury that convicted Dennis Oland at his first murder trial in 2015, the judge who found him not guilty at his retrial Friday in the death of his father had to give reasons for his verdict.
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Friends, community gather to celebrate legacy of Hodan Nalayeh

Local politicians, community leaders and high school friends were among the roughly 50 people who gathered to mourn and celebrate Hodan Nalayeh.
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Are food politics defeating Canada's healthy eating strategy?

With the clock ticking toward a federal election, time is running out for the Trudeau government's signature healthy eating strategy. The law banning the advertisement of junk food to kids died in the Senate last month. Advocates are now worried that new front-of-package food labelling rules won't happen.
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How a team of Canadian grad students is setting the stage for the next lunar mission

It's been 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing and as the countdown to the next lunar mission begins, a team of Western University graduate students is helping to lay the foundation for a Canadian-made lunar rover.
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Homeless immigrant builds 'magnificent' Winnipeg shack after promise of better life in Canada falls through

Swallows fly out as the sound of cars zooming by echoes beneath a bridge that hangs over a Winnipeg creek where Allan Par has made himself a home in one of the unlikeliest of places.
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Batch of Pacific oysters recalled due to threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Symptoms can include tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue, hands and feet, and difficulty swallowing.
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American father, 2 sons among passengers on floatplane in fatal Labrador crash

Police have released the ages and home provinces or states of the seven people involved in a plane crash earlier this week at a remote Labrador lake.
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Canada's Abel, Imbeau-Dulac team up for 3m synchro diving silver

Canada's Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac combined to win 3m synchro diving silver at the world aquatics championships on Saturday in Gwangju, South Korea.
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This food kiosk at the Halifax airport relies on customer honesty to pay

The Mabata Honesty Shop has no staff — just a mailbox for cash and a card reader for payment.
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Nova Scotia couple building sustainable home out of tires

A couple on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore has an unconventional retirement project: building a home out of tires.
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200 jobs on the chopping block at Ford's Oakville, Ont., plant, starting in September

Ford Motor Company's Oakville plant is set to face about 200 layoffs beginning in September, the company says.
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Dennis Oland not guilty of murder in retrial over 2011 death of multimillionaire father

Dennis Oland has been found not guilty of second-degree murder at his retrial in the death of his father Richard Oland, eight years to the month after the multimillionaire was bludgeoned to death in Saint John.
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When you can't escape the heat, you're in a 'heat dome'

During a heat wave, it can feel like you're being trapped by rising temperatures on all sides — and that's basically what's happening to the air in an event that has become known as a "heat dome."
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