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The first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia erupted into chaos Monday afternoon amid controversy over leaked emails from the party's organizing committee.

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The water supply for communities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is threatened by an oil spill that dumped an estimated 66,000 gallons of heavy oil, along with natural gas used to dilute it, into a major river.

The pipeline that broke is owned by Husky Energy Inc., the site of the last Thursday's leak is within 1,000 feet of the North Saskatchewan River.

Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion, acquiring its "core Internet assets" — search, email, finance, news, sports, Tumblr, Flickr — in essence writing the final chapter of one of the longest-running Internet companies.

Though it's his job to enforce the law, Thomas Wydra — police chief of Hamden, Connecticut — is not so sure about the laws on defective equipment.

"You may have something hanging from your rear view mirror. That's technically a violation," Wydra says. "You have an attachment on your license plate. That's technically a violation."

"It's a legal reason to stop the vehicle," he continues, "even though, in the officer's mind, that's not the most important reason why they're stopping the car."

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