12-year-old finds 'samurai sword' in bushes, Victoria police seek owner

Victoria police are looking for the owner of what they describe as a "samurai sword" found in a bush in Esquimalt this week. (VicPD) Victoria police are looking for the owner of what they describe as a "samurai sword" found in a bush in Esquimalt this week. (VicPD)

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Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of U.S. President Joe Biden's term and helping cap an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year.