Canadian PM Justin Trudeau celebrates “International Day of the Girl” in Washington

Last Updated Oct 11, 2017 2:12 PM EDT WASHINGTON, DC – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argued Wednesday morning “how we empower women and girls in communities around the world… is how we’re going to be giving our world opportunities to succeed in meaningful ways.” Trudeau hosted a roundtable discussion at the Case Foundation with women in powerful global leadership roles, including Arianna Huffington and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland. It’s part of the Case Foundation’s celebration of “International Day of the Girl” in partnership with advocacy group WomenOne, headed by Dayle Haddon. Trudeau’s message centered around tackling
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Trump travel ban: Timeline of a legal journey

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed one of the cases regarding President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from certain nations. The decision was regarding a case that involved a ban that has since expired. The nation’s highest court did not take action on a second case that is about both the travel ban and a moratorium on refugees. Since Trump signed an executive order in January establishing a ban on travel of people from Muslim-majority nations, it has been a point of contention and challenged in court. Here’s a look at the ban’s journey through the legal system. Oct. 10
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Democrats brace for Iran deal upheaval

Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware was one of several Democratic senators who met last week with White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Defenders of the pact are resigned to President Donald Trump decertifying the pact, and are appealing to cooler heads. By ELANA SCHOR and NAHAL TOOSI 10/11/2017 05:13 AM EDT Democrats and other defenders of the Iran nuclear deal have all but given up on President Donald Trump as he prepares to push the pact to the brink. So they’ve adopted a new strategy, if you can call it that: Appeal to cooler heads in
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Live updates: 17 dead in Wine Country fires; St. Helena residents warned

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Live-updates-15-dead-in-Wine-Country-fires-as-12268124.php By Steve Rubenstein, Hamed Aleaziz, Peter Fimrite, Jenna Lyons and Jill Tucker Updated 10:32 pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Latest developments in the North Bay fires: 10:03 p.m. St. Helena warned: St. Helena city officials were encouraging residents to pack bags and get ready for possible evacuation after mandatory evacuations were ordered near Mt. Veeder, about 10 miles south of St. Helena, due to the Nuns Fire. St. Helena police, however, assured residents they are not under an evacuation order. 9:45 p.m. More Evacuations: Evacuations were conducted on Dry Creek Rd.in Napa County and the road is now closed from
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Animals evacuated from O.C. fire find temporary home at fairgrounds

As flames crept closer to their Orange Park Acres neighborhood, tortoises Hermione, Harry and Voldemort needed a way out. Their owners, Charity and Max Pepys, said thick smoke was filling the air outside their home when they got word to evacuate. The blaze, dubbed the Canyon 2 fire, broke out around 9:20 a.m. Monday near the 91 Freeway and Gypsum Canyon Road and quickly leaped the 241 Toll Road. Thousands of residents in portions of Orange and Anaheim Hills were ordered to evacuate. As if leaving their home with their three daughters wasn’t overwhelming enough, the couple said they also
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Backing out could heighten tensions with Europe

CLOSE Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is privately urging President Trump to certify Iran’s compliance with the Iran nuclear deal. Buzz60 President Trump speaks to reporters while hosting former secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office on Oct. 10, 2017.(Photo: Michael Reynolds, European Pressphoto Agency) A decision by President Trump to back out of the Iranian nuclear agreement could derail billions of dollars in Western investment heading toward Iran and trigger European economic retaliation against U.S. businesses, analysts say. “It signals the breakdown of consensus between the U.S. and its European allies,” said Hassan Hakimian, director of the
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The Latest: Texas Dems apologize for ‘campus carry’ tweet

Updated 9:56 am, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Emergency personnel stage at an intersection across from Talkington Hall on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, Texas, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Police apprehended a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station Monday night. (Mark Rogers/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP) less Emergency personnel stage at an intersection across from Talkington Hall on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, Texas, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Police apprehended a 19-year-old student accused of fatally … more Photo: Mark Rogers, AP Emergency personnel stage at an intersection
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer breakdown

Now, this is quite a different feeling. Star Wars: The Force Awakens delivered a message of potential. Rey and Finn, practical nobodies held back and tormented by their pasts, were driven by fate into an adventure that made them heroes. Rey in particular realized her strong connection with the Force, and resisted even the highly trained Kylo Ren. By the film’s end, she was off to Ahch-To to seek the guidance of Luke Skywalker, the most experienced Jedi in the galaxy. Judging by The Last Jedi’s latest theatrical trailer, it seems that Luke is not whom she thought he was.
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Catalonia Independence Fight Produces Some Odd Bedfellows

The decision was complicated further on Monday by a stark warning from a spokesman for the governing party of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain that Carles Puigdemont, the leader of Catalonia, could be charged with insurrection if he declared independence. The spokesman, Pablo Casado, even drew an analogy with the fate of Lluís Companys, a Catalan leader who was imprisoned for proclaiming a Catalan state in 1934, shortly before Spain’s civil war. The separatists must now decide whether to declare independence despite the resistance of Madrid and of leading politicians in the European Union. Chancellor Angela Merkel underscored Germany’s
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Vikings spoil Mitch Trubisky’s debut on late field goal

Rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky got his chance to start in Chicago. The second-overall pick showed signs of promise in the Bears’ 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Kai Forbath’s 26-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the game lifted the Vikings to victory after Case Keenum replaced Sam Bradford at quarterback in the second quarter. Here’s what we learned during Monday night’s game: 1. Mitchell Trubisky’s first career start was a mixed bag. The Good: Trubisky displayed the pinpoint accuracy he showed this preseason was no fluke. When the rookie rolls out and throws on the run, it’s a
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