Morning Update June 13th, 2012 (10)

CANADA

#1 — CNews | Strippers to be stripped of work visas: Kenney 

With the passage of its massive budget Bill C-38, the government says it will end giving work visas to foreign strippers once and for all.

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#2 — Globe | Life sentence too harsh in terror case, lawyer tells Supreme Court

The life sentence that was imposed on Momin Khawaja, the first person to face charges under Canada’s anti-terrorism law, is unprecedented and should be reduced, the country’s highest court was told on Monday.

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#3 — LFP | Landfill fight heating up

BEACHVILLE – They are hitting the road to share their impassioned plea with Oxford residents to help put a halt to a proposal they are calling “Ontario’s largest landfill.”

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#4 — NP | Ottawa prepares for marathon amendment vote on ‘unprecedented’ budget bill

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament will spend today getting their affairs in order before they hunker down for a voting marathon on the government’s budget implementation bill.

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#5 — OC | Community groups line up against new interprovincial bridge

OTTAWA — After years of arguing over where a new east-side bridge over the Ottawa River should go, community groups are lining up behind a new united message: There shouldn’t be a new bridge at all.

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WORLD

#6 — BBC | Falkland Islands to hold referendum on sovereignty

The Falkland Islands will hold a referendum on its “political status” in a bid to end the dispute with Argentina over the archipelago’s sovereignty.

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#7 — CNN | L.A. Kings reign over New Jersey Devils to clinch Stanley Cup

Los Angeles (CNN) — A few players bled, some fans wiped away sweat, and others wept for joy as the Los Angeles Kings blasted away 45 years of futility with a 6-1 win over the New Jersey Devils to capture the Stanley Cup.

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#8 — Fox | U.N. Climate Organization Wants Immunities Against Charges of Conflict of Interest, Exceeding Mandate, Among Others

The organization responsible for managing a global cap-and-trade system worth billions of dollars for carbon emissions projects around the world is trying to get sweeping legal immunities for its actions, even as it plans to expand its activities dramatically in the wake of the United Nations’ Rio + 20 summit on sustainable development, which starts June 20.

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#9 — DM | Not just for spies: The PC on a memory stick that doesn’t leave a trace of your browsing history or documents

If you are either super important, super paranoid, or a super spy, there are times when you need to be able to use a computer and not leave a trace.

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MSN | Browse like Bond: Use any computer without leaving a trace with Tails

#10 — Telegraph | Thousands in anti-Putin march in Moscow

Tens of thousands of protesters chanting “Russia Will be Free” rallied in Moscow on Tuesday against President Vladimir Putin’s third term despite a police crackdown on their leaders a day earlier.

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  • beentheredonethat

    Re:#2. Enough squawking and hand wringing about this so-called life sentence. This guy did not get a life sentence, he got a 10 yr sentence with no chance of parole. IMO he should consider himself lucky. Next case please.