Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth NewsWatch-

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(US-Attorney-General-Russia) (Audio: 16)

The attorney general's recusal from any investigation into Russian meddling into the U-S presidential election shows the issue isn't going away anytime soon.

Jeff Sessions announced yesterday he'd stay out of any probe of Kremlin involvement, after revelations he met twice with Russia's envoy to the U-S last year.

He's the second high-ranking member of the Trump administration to take a hit over the Russia story, after national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned last month.

Democrats are calling for an independent investigation. (4)



U-S President Donald Trump will visit a private, religious school in Florida today, signalling his education agenda will focus on school choice.

Trump is expected to drop in on several classrooms and meet with parents, teachers and administrators at St. Andrews Catholic School in Orlando.

It will be his first visit to a school as president, and gives a strong indication of where his priorities lie.

During his speech to Congress this week, Trump asked legislators to pass a bill that would fund school choice for disadvantaged youth. (4)



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his visit to B-C today with a stop in Vancouver to discuss the province's opioid crisis.

Trudeau was in Victoria yesterday, where he met with the city's mayor to discuss issues including overdoses.

Today he'll speak with first responders and health-care workers about an epidemic that's claimed more than thousand lives in B-C since last January.

Also on his agenda is a conference for the Young President's Organization, which connects young executives from companies around the world. …

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