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Lawyer: Unjust tactics used in election probe of foreigners

Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press

NEW YORK - Claims by federal prosecutors that they've acted lawfully in their probe of two associates of Rudy Giuliani charged with illegally funneling foreign money into U.S. political campaigns only helps prove that they used unfair surveillance tactics to build their case, a defence lawyer said Thursday.

Attorney Gerald Lefcourt said in court papers that the U.S. government showed it has acted improperly by failing to refute defence claims that there were warrant-less interceptions of the defendants' oral and written communications.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (17,235.57, up 67.75 points.)

Qatari sheikh's cannabis case risks Olympic equestrian place

The Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - A Qatari sheikh is among two equestrian riders who failed doping tests at an Olympic qualifier, risking the national team’s place in the Tokyo Games jumping lineup.

Sheikh Ali al-Thani and Bassem Mohammed tested positive for cannabis metabolites at an Olympic qualifying event in Morocco in October, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) said Thursday.

Michigan town 'stinks;' Council buys marijuana odor device

The Associated Press

BESSEMER, Mich. - Is that a skunk? No, it's marijuana.

A small town in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula is buying an odor-detection device and drafting an ordinance to crack down on the unpleasant smell of blooming marijuana plants.

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Police: Long lines at vehicle office send customer into rage

The Associated Press

BAYONNE, N.J. - A woman angry about long lines at a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission office smashed computer equipment, assaulted two staffers and kicked police officers as they tried to arrest her, authorities said.

South Africa's black farmers fight to enter marijuana market

Mogomotsi Magome, The Associated Press

HENNOPS, South Africa - Stacks of bright green cannabis plants, freshly harvested from nearby hothouses, are expertly sorted on a lab table by workers wearing hygienic gloves and caps who snip the leaves and buds and put them in bins for further processing.

Top issues in the 2020 Virginia legislative session

The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia lawmakers are kicking off a 60-day legislative session with Democrats in full control for the first time in more than two decades. Here's a look at some top issues legislators will take up this year:

On impeachment, pressure on Colorado senator is from right

Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press

S&P/TSX composite up, U.S. stocks down

Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Cannabis startup pulls out of CES tech show amid limits

James Brooks, The Associated Press

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