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Factbox: Branson's Virgin Galactic and the quest for space tourism

(Reuters) - A brief look at Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, which suffered a setback on Friday to its plans for a new era of space tourism when its experimental spaceship crashed during a test flight in California: SpaceShipTwo was designed and built by Scaled Composites, a Mojave, California-based subsidiary of defense contractor Northrop Grumman. Virgin Galactic is owned by Branson's London-based Virgin Group, with outside investment from Aabar Investments, which is controlled by the Abu...

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Refugee health cuts: Ottawa has until Nov. 4 to put in place new policy

The federal government has until next Tuesday to put in place a coverage system for refugee health-care claims that is in keeping with the Constitution, after the Federal Court of Appeal rejected on Friday the Conservative government's efforts to buy more time before implementing a new policy.

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Justin Bourque's lawyer slams gun laws

Justin Bourque's defence lawyer says Canadians have to start looking at the types of guns that are available in this country and the types of people who are entitled to use them.

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BREAKING: Imprisoned Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi RELEASED!

The prayers of many Americans appear to have been answered as a family spokesman has reported to the Associated Press that a Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican custody in which he has been held since accidentally crossing into Mexico with loaded firearms in March of 2014. The…

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