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The prime minister has appointed Bill Blair to the new portfolio of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction in a cabinet shuffle. Justin Trudeau says strong voices are needed to face what he sees as Conservative fearmongering. (The Canadian Press)

The uncle of a slain Calgary woman whose daughter is missing says whomever has Taliyah Leigh Marsman can drop her off with "no questions asked." A tearful Scott Hamilton says the "vivacious" five-year-old just learned to ride a bike.
A Sheriff in western Michigan says an inmate tried to escape from a courthouse on Monday, took a gun from an officer, and killed two bailiffs and two other people. Police shot and killed the inmate.
Some inmates at a North Texas lockup broke out of a cell to help save a jailer after they saw the armed guard lose consciousness. Surveillance video from a courts building in Weatherford showed part of the June 23 incident.

U.S. President Barack Obama says he is "horrified" at the Dallas attack on law enforcement, and those responsible would be held "fully accountable."

Alison Azer says her four kids who were abducted last year are in Iran with their dad, and says Justin Trudeau has not "shown leadership" to get them home. The prime minister says the government is "deeply engaged" in the case.

Justin Trudeau says the government isn't considering back-to-work legislation in the event of a Canada Post work stoppage. The prime minister said Tuesday the discussions need to be worked out "at the bargaining table."

Immigration Minister John McCallum says a new pilot project designed to increase the number of immigrants to Atlantic Canada will also focus on retaining newcomers.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took selfies with revelers and shouted "happy Pride!" at Canada's largest Pride parade in Toronto on Sunday. Trudeau is the first sitting prime minister to march in the event.

U.S. President Barack Obama held court for nearly an hour before a joint session of the House of Commons and the Senate Wednesday. Obama says Canada and the U.S. should continue to defend human rights.

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