Despite Record Sniper Shot, Trudeau Denies Canada’s Combat Role: Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Record sniper shot not evidence of combat mission in Iraq, Trudeau says

“The record-breaking kill shot is being heralded as an ‘incredible martial achievement’ in military circles, but is also raising questions about the exact nature of Canada’s involvement in the fight against Daesh. Mr. Trudeau’s Liberals came to power in 2015 with a promise to ‘end Canada’s combat mission in Iraq.'”

Globe and Mail

+1: Under Trump, a majority of Canadians dislike the U.S. for the first time in 35 years – Toronto Star

2. Facing GOP revolt, Senate leaders delay health care vote

“Facing a rebellion within their own ranks, Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday postponed a vote to overhaul the 2010 Affordable Care Act until after the July 4 recess.

“The delay — which came after five Senate Republicans said they could not support a move to bring up the bill this week in the wake of a new budget analysis — means that lawmakers will be exposed to a barrage of lobbying as they face their constituents over the holiday.”

Washington Post

3. New Ransomware Cyberattack spreads through U.S. and Europe

“Computer experts were calling the virus Petya, and said that it was similar to the WannaCry attack, which spread quickly across much of Asia and Europe. Others cautioned, however, that it could be yet another type of ransomware.

“At least nine European countries had been targeted in the latest attack.”

– New York Times

4. Third Ontario PC riding association abandons ship

“The nomination process and election has been tainted by a blatant breach of the nomination rules,” executive says in resignation letter to Patrick Brown.

Toronto Star

5. The Catholic Church is freaking out about fidget spinners

“Is the toy an apt representation of the holy Trinity or is it heresy?”

The Outline