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Ottawa has confirmed the death of Canadian mining executive Kirk Woodman in Burkina Faso. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is working on the investigation with authorities in the west African country. (The Canadian Press)

Hundreds gathered in a Calgary park Sunday night to pay tribute to Sara Baillie and her five-year-old daughter Taliyah Marsman, both found dead last week. Baillie's close friend says she is struggling to make sense of what happened.
Hundreds of dog lovers marched through Montreal Saturday to protest breed-specific legislation. Event organizer Dana Hyde says laws aimed at stopping dog bites should target irresponsible owners, not the dogs themselves.
 
 

Sen. Patrick Brazeau is speaking out against what he calls his "unjust" treatment during the Senate expenses scandal. Brazeau says he will work to make changes in the upper chamber after his fraud charges were dropped Wednesday.

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."

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