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She Was Trying to Make It to Canada, Died a Half-Mile Away

Body of 57-year-old woman found near Manitoba border

(Newser) - Authorities say a woman trying to reach Canada was found dead in northwestern Minnesota. Kittson County Chief Deputy Matt Vig tells WDAZ-TV that the woman, 57-year-old Mavis Otuteye, is believed to be a citizen of Ghana. Her body was found Friday in a field a half-mile from the Manitoba border... More »

Poll: 41% Want Wall Along the Canadian Border

'If you cut off one, they're going to come in the other way'

(Newser) - Maybe Scott Walker was on to something after all. A surprising number of Americans seem to be worried about hockey-playing hordes swarming over the border, according to a Bloomberg poll. Some 41% think there should be a "brick-and-mortar" wall along both the Canadian and Mexican borders, according to the... More »

Time to Settle Last Border Dispute With Canada

Gulf of Maine islands have been in dispute since 1783

(Newser) - As Japan and China continue to feud over uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, the US could set an example by settling a border dispute as old as the nation, Stephen R. Kelly writes in the New York Times . Machias Seal Island and North Rock in the Gulf of... More »

Man Shoots Guard, Kills Self at Canadian Border

Shooter was trying to enter Canada from Washington

(Newser) - A man in a vehicle with Washington state plates shot and critically injured a female Canadian border officer in her booth yesterday and killed himself immediately afterward. The Peace Arch crossing between Washington and British Columbia, the third-busiest US-Canada crossing, was closed for the rest of the day, the AP... More »

Bomb Threat Closes US-Canada Bridge

2nd threat in a week shuts busy crossing

(Newser) - Is somebody in Detroit trying to keep Canadians out? The Ambassador Bridge linking Detroit with Windsor, Ontario, was shut down last night after a bomb threat was received from the Detroit side, reports CNN . The bridge is America's busiest commercial border crossing, with more than 10,000 commercial vehicles... More »

Canada to US: Are We Still Friends?

American protectionism worries our northern neighbor

(Newser) - Canada’s biggest problem now also happens to be its best friend: America. PM Stephen Harper once worried that Canada’s “special relationship” with the US had been lost under George W. Bush—and it hasn’t improved a bit under Obama, writes Luiza Ch. Savage in Macleans. Not... More »

Big Apple Opens Arms to Euros

Stores taking foreign currency as weak dollar encourages tourists

(Newser) - The falling dollar has made the US a travel bargain, and some merchants in New York City have flung open their doors—and their tills—to the sudden influx of foreign currencies, Reuters reports. The euro, up 12% against the dollar in the past year, is particularly common. "Money... More »

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