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Ottawa to close tax loophole used by foreign buyers

Ottawa to close tax loophole used by foreign buyers

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to not being authorized to talk to media, did not disclose further details. The Canadian government said on Monday it will tighten mortgage rules and close a tax loophole on home sales, seeking to rein in both foreign investors and indebted consumers in its latest move to cool a market that some have called a housing bubble. Read More

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Maggie Smith responds to Jimmy Kimmel's Emmys joke

Maggie Smith responds to Jimmy Kimmel's Emmys joke

Sarah Paulson paid tribute to Marcia Clark, her date for the night and the character she portrays in "The People v O.J. Simpson, by etching the former prosecutor's name onto her Emmy". Smith, a nine-time Emmy-nominated actress and four -time recipient, was honored Sunday as supporting actress in a drama series, for her role as Violet, the sharp-tongued Dowager Countess of Grantham, in " Downton Abbey ". Read More

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No signal problems before New Jersey crash

According to a report by New Jersey Transit - issued to the Federal Railroad Administration in September - PTC has not been installed on any of the trains on its 326-mile network. NTSB investigators say they've contacted the train's engineer but have held off questioning him because of his injuries and have struggled to lift clues from the train's data recorders. Read More

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Deal will allow Pitt visitation with children

Deal will allow Pitt visitation with children

Angelina Jolie doesn't want Brad Pitt to face charges because she knows that would cause emotional pain for their kids (Photo: Photo Image Press / Splash News). Both stars have laid low since the announcement of their divorce. Pitt's first visit with his children will have to be with a therapist present, who can then either allow the actor future unmonitored visits, or insist on being present when he's around the kids, TMZ reported. Read More

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Alec Baldwin is winning in new 'SNL' role as Donald Trump

But I just thought he'd be brilliant doing it and I thought he and Kate [McKinnon, who plays Hillary Clinton] would be a match... How orange will Alec Baldwin go? Last night, McKinnon, as Clinton, appeared on stage in a bright red suit, walking using a cane and fighting a loud cough, in a dig at Clinton conspiracy theorists' belief the Democratic nominee is hiding a slew of illnesses. Read More

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European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke confident of overturning three-point deficit

McIlroy and rookie Pieters were the only winners for Europe in the afternoon fourball session as the home side, spurred on by a partisan crowd in Minnesota, won the final three matches. Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson made clutch putts over the final holes to secure two vital U.S. points while 10-time Cup starter Lee Westwood, a captain's choice, botched a two-foot putt to cost Europe half a point. Read More

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California wildfire destroys 8 homes, injures firefighter

Aside from the eight homes, fire officials said nine other structures were destroyed. Islands of unburned dry vegetation within the fire perimeter have the potential to burn because of rolling material on steep terrain. Air district officials recommend residents limit their time outdoors, close windows and doors while indoors and prevent outside air from entering by changing settings on their air conditioning units and vehicle ventilation systems to recirculate air. Read More

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Trump on Iraq War

Trump on Iraq War

His weird series of "I called it!" tweets aren't cutting it, but if Trump can show that he bucked the political establishment and ignored his own party on the Iraq invasion, it would offer at least some proof of sound instincts. "Yet when I interviewed him back in January 2003, a couple months before we formally got involved in Iraq - well, he could have left you with a different impression". Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms it is 'gathering facts' about Brad Pitt abuse allegations

Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms it is 'gathering facts' about Brad Pitt abuse allegations

They are now gathering information about an incident that occurred last week, where the 52-year-old actor allegedly got verbally abusive and physical with his and Angelina Jolie's children aboard the family's private jet. Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. Several news outlets have reported a child welfare agency in Los Angeles is investigating the well-being of the children, who range in ages from 8 to 15. Read More

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