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Climbers rush to beat ban on Australia’s iconic rock Uluru 

ULURU, Australia-The sandstone monolith called Uluru that dominates Australia’s arid centre has long been celebrated as a prized peak to be conquered and a sacred site to be revered. But the pendulum is scheduled to take a major swing away from the throngs of international selfie-seekers toward the rock’s cultural ...

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Unique guitar shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino 

By Curt Anderson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOLLYWOOD, Fla. It looks like a rock ‘n’ roll guitar that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page would have played. But this one is 450 feet (137 metres) tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to become South Florida’s latest tourist destination. ...

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Navajo company shuts coal mine in dispute over sovereignty 

By Matthew Brown THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BILLINGS, Mont.- One of the largest coal mines in the U.S. was indefinitely shuttered Thursday in a dispute over whether its new owner should be immune as a tribal entity from future lawsuits for environmental violations or reclamation costs. The Navajo Transitional Energy Company ...

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SNC Lavalin shares up amid hope of possible plea deal after 2019 federal election

MONTREAL- SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. shares shot up Tuesday after the Liberal election win left open the possibility of a plea deal on fraud and corruption charges against the engineering firm. The beleaguered company’s shares were up than 14 per cent or $2.50 at $20.18 in mid-afternoon trading, buoyed by investor ...

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Alberta bill proposes agency to help Indigenous groups invest in energy projects 

EDMONTON -Alberta is moving to set up a new Crown corporation to help Indigenous groups invest in major natural resource projects. The United Conservatives have introduced a bill that says the government would put up $1 billion, along with technical and financial advice, to backstop the Crown. Premier Jason Kenney ...

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