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  • NB athlete to compete at IWAS World Junior Games for first time ever

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    Christel Robichaud of Moncton will compete in the Under 23 discus, shotput and javelin events.

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup poster unveiled

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    The official poster for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup has been unveiled.

    Moncton is one of several Canadian cities hosting matches during the tournament next summer.

  • Canadian Transplant Games get underway in Moncton

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    The event sees organ transplant recipients from across Canada to compete in a variety of sports including tennis, swimming, bowling and more. There are a total of ten sporting events.

  • Top Canadian Track and Field athletes ready to compete in Moncton

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    The 2014 Canadian Track and Field Championships are being held this weekend at Moncton Stadium.

  • Curling club gets boost from council

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    Moncton city council is throwing its support behind a plan to expand the Beausejour Curling Club from five to ten ice sheets.

    Council has donated a portion of city-owned land to give the rink on Lockhart Ave. room to grow.

  • Monster trucks roar into Saint John, Moncton this weekend

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    The engines will roar and the dirt will fly this weekend as the Monster Truck Spectacular rolls into Saint John and Moncton.

    The live show, taking place at Harbour Station on Friday night and the Moncton Coliseum on Saturday, will consist of crushing cars, house trailers and mobile homes, side-by-side racing, freestyle competitions and wheelie contests.

  • (from L-R)  Mike Mercier (Canadian Tire), the Hon. Marie-Claude Blais, the Hon. Sue Stultz, Olympic Gold Medalist Rosie MacLennan, NB Premier David Alward, 
Elio Antunes (CEO, ParticipACTION), Hillcrest School Principal, Peter J. Trainor.

    Moncton school participating in Premier’s Challenge

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    The New Brunswick government has announced the first 20 schools across the province that will be taking part in the Premier’s Challenge to become healthier and more active.

    In Moncton, Hillcrest School will be taking part in the six-week pilot project that will see students participating in one hour of physical activity in school per day.

  • Team Canada skip playing with lots of confidence at world championships in Saint John

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    SAINT JOHN, N.B.- The skip of Canada’s entry at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championships says her team has big expectations as it continues play this week at Harbour Station.

  • First loss for Homan at World Women’s Curling Championships

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    SAINT JOHN, N.B.- It had to come sometime.

  • Canada forwards Christine Sinclair (12) and Melissa Tancredi react after losing 4-3 in extra time women's soccer action against the USA at the Olympic Games in London on Monday August 6, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

    Positive reviews of Hub City in advance of FIFA U-20

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    Delegates from each of the countries were in Moncton yesterday to check out venues and have a first look at the city.

  • Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

    Jury to begin 3rd day of deliberations in Minnesota ex-Gov. Ventura’s defamation lawsuit

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    ST. PAUL, Minn. – A jury in St. Paul is set to resume deliberating for a third day whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir. Ventura says Chris Kyle made up a story in his bestseller “American Sniper” about decking him

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  • A fence surrounds the state prison in Florence, Ariz. where the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)

    Arizona murderer gasps for more than 1 1/2 hours in death chamber before dying

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    PHOENIX – A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. The execution Wednesday of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood took so long that his lawyers had time to file an emergency appeal while it

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  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv after reassessing danger from Hamas rockets

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    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday after working with other U.S. government entities to assess the security situation in Israel. Its decision

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  • The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)

    AP reporter’s account of Arizona execution that took nearly 2 hours to complete

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    FLORENCE, Ariz. – Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms. Wood then uttered his final words, smiled at the victim’s family members and made eye contact with a deacon. Just after

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  • Attorney Mari Newman, center, talks with members of the media, as she stands with her plaintiffs and their supporters following a court hearing on sam sex marriage at the Federal District Court, in Denver, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Federal judge strikes down Colorado’s gay marriage ban, but temporarily puts ruling on hold

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    DENVER – A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court

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  • Popular tourist train derails in southeast Alaska; minor injuries of up to 12 riders reported

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A popular tourist train derailed Wednesday in southeast Alaska, injuring up to a dozen passengers. White Pass and Yukon Railroad President John Finlayson tells The Associated Press that the injured are being treated at a clinic in the tourist town of Skagway, about 100 miles northwest of Juneau. A state Homeland Security

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  • Bing Crosby’s kids recall dad’s Christmas duet with David Bowie

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – David Bowie’s duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer’s 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby’s teenage children. Harry, Mary and Nathaniel Crosby were on set when Bowie arrived to tape his appearance. The mash-up between the cardigan-clad singer known for “White Christmas” and the glam rocker who

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  • FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden. Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers. The Democrat is running to keep the seat he was appointed to in February. Walsh faces Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

    Montana senator says he was being treated for PTSD when he used unattributed work in thesis

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    HELENA, Mont. – U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars’ work in his master’s degree thesis at the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder. The apparent plagiarism first reported by The New York Times was

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  • Technical problems hit US passport, visa issuance at embassies worldwide

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    WASHINGTON – The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around the world, potentially leaving millions of people awaiting U.S. travel documents in the lurch. Spokeswoman Marie Harf says the problem is worldwide and not specific to any country, document or visa

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  • Defence minister to deploy frigate to Mediterranean for ongoing NATO mission

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    HALIFAX – A Royal Canadian Navy ship will head to the Mediterranean to join an ongoing NATO mission in the region. The military said in a statement Wednesday that Defence Minister Rob Nicholson be in Halifax on Thursday to send off HMCS Toronto. The frigate will join NATO Reassurance measures in the Mediterranean. Toronto will

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