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The real story of the hot dog eating king

View photos After eating 74 hot dogs and buns last year, Joey Chestnut has his sights set on breaking his own world record this Independence Day at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island in New York. (Steven Ferdman/WireImage) More It all started with asparagus — or, rather, …

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Facebook buildings evacuated in California after nerve agent scare

World A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. A sign is seen at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. An investigation is underway after mail coming through the company's processing warehouse possibly tested positive on …

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Cleanup continues after 2 tornadoes hit Saskatchewan campground

Saskatoon Workers in a northern Saskatchewan campground are spending Canada Day removing trees, flattened trailers and debris after two tornadoes touched down there over the weekend More than 30 campsites in Meadow Lake Provincial Park remain inaccessible following a storm that witnesses say included a pair of tornadoes(Jason Warick/CBC) More …

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Former Ontario MP John Rafferty dies

Thunder Bay Former New Democrat MP John Rafferty, who represented the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding on Parliament Hill for two terms, has died. Former Thunder Bay-Rainy River NDP MP John Rafferty died of cancer on June 30.(supplied) Former New Democrat MP John Rafferty, who represented the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding …

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Freak hailstorm buries part of western Mexico in ice

World Officials in Mexico's second largest city say a storm that dumped more than a metre of hail on parts of the Guadalajara area damaged hundreds of homes. Wacky weather causes flooding, damages homes in Guadalajara A man with a bicycle walks on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, …

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Lawsuit challenges U.S. approvals of Keystone XL pipeline

Rail cars arrive loaded with pipe for the first Keystone Pipeline project in Milton, N.D., on Feb. 28, 2008. (Grand Forks Herald / Eric Hylden) The Associated Press Published Monday, July 1, 2019 2:12PM EDT BILLINGS, Mont. — Environmentalists asked a federal judge on Monday to cancel permits and other …

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