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Happening in the World: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing ahead with stricter gun laws after the death toll in the Nova Scotia shootings rose to 22. In his federal election campaign, Trudeau had promised to ban and buyback assault-style weapons across Canada. (CNN)

Happening in the US: Joe Biden said on an interview Monday that he would take Michelle Obama as a running mate. When asked, Biden said, “I’d take her in a heartbeat. She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends.” (CBS)

Happening in NYC: President Trump has announced hospital ship USNS Mercy will leave New York City to get “ready for its next mission.” The ship’s 500 beds are currently only occupied by 71 patients. (NBC)

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