Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Twentieth NewsWatch-

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(OBIT-George-HW-Bush) (Audio 135)

Former U-S president George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died Friday night, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

America's 41st president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later watched his son George W. became the 43rd president.

The elder Bush saw his popularity swell with the U-S success in the Gulf War in 1991, but the Republican was defeated in his bid for a second term by Democrat Bill Clinton.

Bush had also been a World War II hero, Texas congressman, C-I-A director and Ronald Reagan's vice-president. (20)

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(Alaska-Earthquake) (Audio: 133)

Thousands remain without electricity after powerful, back-to-back earthquakes shook parts of Alaska.

The magnitude-7.0 and 5.7 quakes buckled highways and had buildings swaying.

Anchorage city officials say progress is being made restoring power and utilities aren't expecting protracted outages.

Workers are also responding to reports of mainline water breaks and flooding.

No deaths or serious injuries are reported. (20)

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(G20-Freeland) (Audio: P11)

Canada believes signing the revamped NAFTA alleviates the serious economic uncertainty that lingered throughout the negotiating process.

The ceremonial signing took place Friday morning on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina.

American tariffs on steel and aluminum remain in place.

But Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says since Washington enthusiastically signed the trade deal, that could lead to a change in attitude. (20)

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(Ont-Climate-Suit)

Ottawa's attempt to impose a carbon tax is unconstitutional because it doesn't have jurisdiction to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

That's what the Ontario government argues in court filings connected to its legal challenge of the Liberals' emissions pricing law. …

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