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1. U.S. fighter shoots down object over Canada, Trudeau says

A U.S. fighter shot down an unidentified cylindrical object over Canada's Yukon Territory on Saturday, officials from both countries said. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the operation in a series of tweets, saying that he "ordered the takedown of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace." Following this order, Trudeau said, "Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object." The prime minister added that he had spoken to President Biden and would be coordinating efforts to recover the object. Details about what was shot down were not immediately available, and it is unclear if this object was connected to previous aerial material shot down in the U.S. in recent days.

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