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Five Things to watch for as PM meets Trump, congressional leaders in Washington

WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending the day in Washington for a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House and face time with congressional leaders from the Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. Here are five things to watch for:

1. Working towards certainty on continental trade uncertainty

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Texas says Rapid DNA supplier jeopardizes cases

AUSTIN, Texas - With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California wildfire victims and verified family connections of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Now a state board in Texas has asked a growing government provider of the DNA equipment used in those high-profile projects to halt work amid concerns of potentially jeopardized criminal cases, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

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Ottawa greenlights northern airlines merger in wake of 'monopoly' warnings

OTTAWA - The federal government has approved a merger between two northern air carriers that Canada's competition watchdog has said would amount to a monopoly on key routes.

Transport Canada says in a statement that First Air and Canadian North can merge under conditions that strike a balance between corporate viability and the public interest.

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Canopy Growth shareholders approve proposed acquisition of Acreage Holdings

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. - Canopy Growth Corp. says its shareholders approved transactions connected to the company's proposed acquisition of U.S. cannabis company Acreage Holdings.

The Smiths Falls, Ont.,-based cannabis producer says 99.05 per cent of its shareholders voted in favour of a resolution at a special meeting held today.

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