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Obama unveils gun plan

WASHINGTON—A visibly-emotional President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, today unveiled his plan to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.

Obama accused the gun lobby of taking Congress hostage, but said “they cannot hold America hostage.”

Girl dangles from lift

FORT QU’APPELLE, Sask.—A mishap on a chair lift at a Saskatchewan ski hill left a seven-year-old dangling from the restraining bar by her helmet.

Don Williams, of Mission Ridge Winter Park in Fort Qu’Appelle, said it happened Thursday afternoon when the little girl slipped between the restraining bar and the front edge of her seat.

Mammoth tusk found

SASKATOON—A woolly mammoth tusk believed to be between 12,000 and 15,000 years old has been discovered at a gravel pit east of Saskatoon.

Tim Tokaryk of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum said the fossil was found by Inland Aggregates at its work site last fall.

Tokaryk said the tusk will help expand knowledge of where woolly mammoths once roamed.