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  • A list of the top 20 prime-time television programs in the Nielsen ratings for July 14-20

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    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 14-20. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. Major League Baseball All-Star Game: National vs. American, Fox, 11.34 million. 2. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 8.53 million. 3. “Extant,” CBS, 7.96 million. 4. “NCIS,” CBS, 7.93 million. 5. “60 Minutes,’ CBS, 7.9 million. 6. “Under the

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  • FILE - In this May 5, 2014, file photo, Kim Kardashian attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in New York. The Environmental Protection Agency’s fight to clean up water pollution is getting a splash of pop culture, thanks to a flub involving Kardashian. The verified Twitter account for the EPA’s Office of Water mistakenly published a note on July 21 about an online game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," in which players walk red carpets, attend photo shoots and get dolled up like a Kardashian. An agency spokeswoman said the off-topic tweet was done by a temporary employee. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Oops! A tweet about Kim Kardashian gives EPA Twitter account its own 15 minutes of fame

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    WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account for the EPA’s Office of Water mistakenly published a message Monday night about an online game, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” in which

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  • A plaque marks the place where a tree was planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison in Griffith Park on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed by beetles. The pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation and removed last month. (AP Photo)

    Isn’t it a pity: George Harrison tree in Los Angeles killed by beetles; will be replanted

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A tree planted in Los Angeles to honour former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be replanted in

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  • Denzel Washington appears at a press opportunity for the upcoming Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun" on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in New York.Jon Stewart, Washington and Alan Rickman will all bring films to the 39th Toronto International Film Festival THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

    Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup featuring Jon Stewart, Denzel Washington

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jon Stewart, Denzel Washington and Alan Rickman will all bring films to the 39th Toronto International Film Festival. The annual film festival is the largest launching pad to Hollywood’s awards season. It announced its lineup Tuesday. While festival programmers have yet to name an opening night film, Rickman’s “A Little Chaos,”

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  • The Source will celebrate its 25th anniversary with expo, concert in Brooklyn, New York

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The hip-hop magazine The Source is celebrating its 25th year with an expo and an anniversary concert. “The Source 360″ at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, is being billed as the place “where hipsters meet hip-hop,” but will expand to include fashion, fitness, tech and more. The magazine says

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  • Stephen Colbert is pictured in New York onn. 31, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Starpix, Amanda Schwab

    Sweet, indeed. Stephan Eirik Clark’s ‘Sweetness #9′ gets a boost from ‘Colbert Bump’

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The “Colbert Bump” is becoming contagious. Edan Lepucki, whose novel “California” became a bestseller thanks to a plug from Stephen Colbert, has in turn helped another book catch on. During an interview on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” that aired Monday night, Lepucki recommended Stephan Eirik Clark’s “Sweetness #9.” By Tuesday

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  • Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. Oscar-nominated Quebec director Philippe Falardeau will celebrate the world premiere of his new movie "The Good Lie" at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.The fact-based drama stars Witherspoon as a straight-talking American who helps four Sudanese refugees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP-Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

    Reese Witherspoon, Denzel Washington among stars with TIFF-bound films

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    TORONTO – Oscar-nominated Quebec director Philippe Falardeau will celebrate the world premiere of his new movie “The Good Lie” at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The fact-based drama stars Reese Witherspoon as a straight-talking American who helps four Sudanese refugees and is Falardeau’s first film since 2011′s “Monsieur Lazhar,” which was shortlisted for an

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  • Lynyrd Skynyrd to play Moncton

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    Another classic rock band is coming to Moncton.

    Legendary southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will play two shows in the Hub City this fall.

  • FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Library of Congress on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 said Joel, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

    Library of Congress honours ‘Piano Man’ Billy Joel with Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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    WASHINGTON – The Library of Congress is honouring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said Tuesday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include “Piano Man” and “Uptown Girl,” will receive the prize in Washington in November. The Gershwin Prize honours a living artist’s lifetime achievement in music. Previous recipients include Paul

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  • Novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined American West in ‘Little Big Man,’ dies in NY at 89

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn “Little Big Man” and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger’s literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died in Nyack Hospital on July 13, just days

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  • Police stats say crime dropping in Winnipeg, but national picture not as rosy

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    WINNIPEG – Overall crime is down for the fifth year in a row in Winnipeg but the national picture for the city is not as rosy. Winnipeg police have released their 2013 statistics showing a 14 per cent decrease in overall crime from the year before. Violent crime was down 13 per cent and property

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  • Effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon qualifies for November ballot

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    SALEM, Ore. – Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot. The measure would allow adults 21 and older to buy and possess marijuana and would give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission the job of regulating and taxing

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  • United Airlines jets are parked on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Newark, N.J. In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines suspended service between the U.S. and Israel indefinitely. The actions come days after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine with 298 people on board. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv airport after Hamas rocket explodes nearby

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    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised the issue of the

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  • Canada’s U.S. ambassador says Keystone pipeline makes economic, environmental sense

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    WHISTLER, B.C. – Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer says all the evidence — environmental, economic, scientific and financial — supports a favourable decision by the U.S. government for the Keystone oil pipeline. Doer told delegates attending the annual Pacific Northwest Economic Region summit in Whistler, B.C., that decision-making delays are now starting to

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  • AP sources: New arrest is linked to gun used to kill officer after Boston Marathon attack

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    BOSTON – A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges. Stephen Silva made an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday on charges related to heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial

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  • An oil worker connects pipes on a new oil rig Jan. 14, 2014, in the Persian Gulf desert oil field of Sakhir, Bahrain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Hasan Jamali

    Oil slips slightly, but geopolitical tensions seen preventing any significant declines.

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    The price of oil fell slightly Tuesday but experts see geopolitical tensions preventing any significant short-term declines. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for August delivery fell 17 cents to US$104.42 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The more heavily traded September contract slipped 47 cents to US$102.39. Brent crude for September delivery, a

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  • Royal Canadian Mint celebrates Prince George’s 1st birthday with collector coins

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    OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Mint is adding to the international hoopla surrounding the birthday of a baby prince with the release of commemorative coins. Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and his wife Kate, turned one on Tuesday. The Mint is releasing coins that feature the Queen with her three heirs —Prince

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  • Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange

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    TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,315.13, up 65.14 points): DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX). Entertainment. Up seven cents, or 0.98 per cent, to $7.20 on 7.4 million shares. B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down five cents, or 1.72 per

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  • In this Sunday, July 20, 2014 photo, a newly-arrived displaced Christian boy stands next to his family's relief aid, provided by several agencies, at a church in the town of Hamadaniya, 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul after Islamic extremists seized it described Tuesday, July 22, 2014 leaving behind all the possessions, as politicians in the country still struggle to form a government following recent elections. The militants have called on the Christians to convert to Islam and have tried to impose their own strict interpretation of Sharia law. (AP Photo)

    Police: At least 21 killed in car bombing at Baghdad checkpoint

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    BAGHDAD – A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at the entrance to Baghdad’s Khazimiyah district killing 21 people, including seven policemen manning the post. Police officials say there was a long line of cars at the checkpoint at the time of the attack. At least 35 people were wounded, according

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  • Agropur to double U.S. dairy processing with deal for Davisco Foods assets

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    MONTREAL – Agropur, Canada’s largest dairy co-operative, will double its U.S. processing operations with a deal to buy the dairy processing assets of Davisco Foods International, its third acquisition this month. “With over US$1 billion in annual sales, this acquisition is by far the largest transaction in Agropur’s 76-year history,” president Serge Riendeau said Tuesday

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