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Kinew chosen as leader

WINNIPEG—Rookie politician, indigenous rights' activist, and author Wab Kinew was elected leader of the Manitoba NDP on Saturday and he vowed to rebuild the opposition party as he continues to face questions about his troubled past.

Party members elected Kinew, 35, over veteran cabinet minister Steve Ashton by almost a 3-1 margin—728-253.

Carter out of hospital

WINNIPEG—Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter has been released from a Winnipeg hospital a day after he became dehydrated while volunteering with a “Habitat for Humanity” home-building event in the city.

A statement from the Habitat organization said Carter, who is 92, was released this morning and attended the daily devotional at the build site.

Pallister refuses to defend work ethic

WINNIPEG—Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he doesn't have to explain his work habits or reveal how he communicates with staff while at his vacation home in Costa Rica.

“I work harder than any premier that's been around here for a long, long time. I don't have to defend my work ethic to you or anyone else,” Pallister said following question period yesterday.