Tesla Model 3 Announced For 2017 With Starting Price Of $35,000

  After ten years of waiting, Tesla has revealed the Model 3, the vehicle that CEO Elon Musk hopes will take the electric car to the masses. At the...

Top 10 Prince Songs Of All Time

  To call Prince a musician is to minimize his impact, but above all else, he was a crafter of songs. As the news broke of his death our thoughts...

Russians Play Strange New Game, Selfie With A Corpse

Moscow (AFP) - Russia is investigating an online community that urges members to post selfies with dead people and even offers cash prizes for the best shot,...

Two More Babies Herpes Stricken After Ritual Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Oral Blood Sucking Circumcision in...

Two more new born have been infected with herpes virus in the last three months after undergoing a controversial religious oral circumcision in New York City. These latest cases...

Several injured in shooting at Florida gay nightclub

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A gunman opened fire at a nightclub in central Florida, and multiple people have been wounded, police said Sunday.

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Grizzly bear shot dead inside Kimberley home

A B.C. family is grateful to be alive after waking up to find a hungry grizzly bear feasting in their kitchen. Mark Traverse of Kimberley, B.C., shot and...

Jared Fogle Guilty, Paid For Sex With Minors…

 Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler...

Trump Supporters Appear To Be Misinformed, Not Uninformed

Donald Trump has a consistently loose relationship with the truth. So much so, in fact, that the fact-checking website PolitiFact rolled his numerous misstatements into one big...

Smuggled! 27 Year Old Moroccan Dies in Suitcase

A 27 year old Moroccan is dead after suffocating in a suitcase while attempting to illegally enter Spain. The man's older brother has been charged with manslaughter....

Muhammad Ali coming home as ‘citizen of world’ for Louisville funeral

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Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died at 74. A funeral procession and memorial service will take place Friday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Witchcraft Linked To Triple Murder

The people of Pensacola, Florida, are shocked and baffled by a triple murder that recently took place in the beach town. To make this devastating situation worse,...

Florida News Anchor Walks Off Set During Live Broadcast: ‘I’ve Had Enough Kardashians’

A Florida news anchor with zero interest in keeping up with the Kardashians stormed off the set during a live broadcast — rather than report that Kylie...

Google to become Alphabet Inc in shakeup?

Google Inc (GOOGL.O) announced a new operating structure Monday, creating a holding company called Alphabet to encompass the search engine unit and other subsidiaries. Alphabet Inc will replace...

Obama’s final clemency push a rare display of ‘absolute’ power

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None of the more than 230 convicted felons to have received pardons or commuted sentences from U.S. President Barack Obama will lose their newfound clemency.

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Scathing U.K. report slams Tony Blair over botched Iraq war

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An inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the invasion of Iraq has found the mission was based on flawed intelligence and failed to achieve its objectives.

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Morgan Stanley Says Tesla Will Lead In Self-Driving Technology, Company Stock Soars

Telsa Motors Inc. shares surged about 5% in premarket trade Monday, after Morgan Stanley raised its price target on the shares by 66% to $465 from $280...

Officials race to identify suspects in ‘horrific’ Istanbul airport bombings

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Turkish officials say Istanbul's busy Ataturk International Airport has reopened, hours after three suicide bombers killed 41 and wounded 239, as investigators work to determine who was behind the attack.

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20 hostages killed, 13 rescued in Bangladesh restaurant attack

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Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant to end a hostage-taking by heavily armed militants early Saturday, killing six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives. The military said 20 of the hostages were killed.

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Will Trump’s post-convention bump in the polls outlast Clinton’s?

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The Republican National Convention delivered the bump Donald Trump needed in the polls. But it will only matter if it survives the convention bump Hillary Clinton is likely to get by her party's convention this week.

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‘From my cold dead hands’: The AR-15’s powerful meaning in U.S. gun-control debate

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The rifle used to carry out the deadliest mass killing by a single shooter in U.S. history is a symbol of freedom for gun advocates, and an unjustifiable killing machine in the eyes of those who want to bring back the ban on semi-automatic rifles.

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Britain looks for way out of a devastating Brexit crackup: Don Pittis

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On Friday the Brexit vote to leave Europe seemed like the end. But suddenly, as the British union threatens rip itself apart and a rudderless Britain is seeking an alternative. Don Pittis examines the failure of the referendum process and how the United Kingdom is struggling to search out a second chance.

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More than 80 killed in Baghdad bombings

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More than 82 people were killed and 200 injured in two bombings that hit Baghdad around midnight Saturday. One blast targeted a busy shopping area as people were out preparing for the end of Ramadan.

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Canadian Brexit impact part fear, part reality: Don Pittis

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The latest polls have suddenly switched from Brexit to Bremain. But those who play down the potential risk to Canada of an EU breakup are merely suffering from a lack of imagination.

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Trudeau gets to the ‘hopey-changey’ stuff: Neil Macdonald

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It's been great sport, not to mention rather easy, to sit back and compare the Trudeau government's actual governance to its gauzy, optimistic, open-and-transparent-and-principled mission statements.

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Man’s wife AND his girlfriend place dueling obituaries in same newspaper

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A man in New Jersey was loved so much that both his wife and girlfriend placed two different obituaries in the same...

Trump’s conga line to Demagogue City rollicks on: Neil Macdonald

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Donald Trump certainly isn’t the first American politician to traffic in innuendo. But, as Neil Macdonald writes, it’s been decades since any serious contender has turned ugly racial generalizations, the sort of thing that would bring conversation at a polite table to an embarrassed silence, into banner slogans.

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In America’s gun-culture reality, the NRA is making sense: Neil Macdonald

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Donald Trump plans to meet with the National Rifle Association to discuss denying individuals on the terror watch list the ability to buy a gun. The Donald should expect an earful about the problems with relying on a flawed list alone to deny a constitutional right.

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Brexit vote could mean months or years of pain for financial markets: Don Pittis

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Experts predicted a clear Brexit decision would clear the air and put markets back on track. Maybe so if the vote had been for Britain to remain in the European Union. But the vote to leave means uncertainty could continue to roil financial markets for months or years to come, Don Pittis writes.

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‘A small Band-Aid on a big cut’: Vancouver firefighters race to revive fentanyl addicts

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The firefighters at Vancouver's fire hall No. 2 are some of the busiest in Canada, now increasingly spending their days in Downtown Eastside reviving drug addicts who’ve overdosed on the street, as CBC found out joining a crew for a two-shift ride-along.

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Victims in crossbow killings case were mom, 2 brothers of man facing murder charges

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The victims of last week's so-called crossbow killings in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough were the mother and two brothers of the man now charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

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Portrait of a suspect: Alexandre Bissonnette’s journey from moderate conservative to extremist troll

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A shy chess-player, a bullied introvert, a moderate conservative turned far-right troll — these are the descriptions being offered of Alexandre Bissonnette since he was accused of perpetrating a deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque.

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Victory means never having to say you’re sorry: Neil Macdonald

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On the occasion of U.S. President Barack Obama's apology-free visit to Hiroshima, Neil Macdonald looks at the admirable ideal but problematic system for policing and prosecuting war crimes.

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Grocery wars go small-scale: Shoppers targets time-starved customers, armed with fresh fruit and fish

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Canada’s largest drugstore chain is beefing up its offerings in the grocery store wars by adding fresh food to many stores. It's a way to cash in on the growing demand for convenience shopping.

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‘The Muppets’ Canceled at ABC

Once ABC's highest hope, the series crashed and burned faster than Fozzie can tell a corny joke. Kermit the Frog may one day find that rainbow connection, but...

Brexit could unravel the prime minister, the party — and the EU: Nahlah Ayed

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Polls have opened in Britain on Thursday for a referendum on their country's membership in the European Union, following campaigns focusing on issues of the economy and immigration.

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Brazil is closing its ‘open arms’ to Syrian refugees

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Michel Temer, Brazil's interim president, has advertised a law-and-order administration with security as a top priority. He is abandoning his predecessor's efforts to bring in more refugees.

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Jury in Tim Bosma trial finds Millard, Smich guilty of 1st-degree murder

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An Ontario Superior Court jury has found Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of Tim Bosma, who was never seen again after taking two men on a test drive of a truck he was trying to sell.

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‘People who were praying lost their lives’: 6 killed in Quebec City mosque shooting

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Quebec provincial police say six people are dead and eight were wounded after shots were fired inside a mosque on Sunday night during evening prayers, an act Quebec's premier described as "murderous act directed at a specific community."

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Trump’s appeal of travel ban suspension pits executive against judiciary

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A federal appellate court heard arguments Tuesday for and against lifting a block on U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order, which has over the last two weeks given rise to mass confusion, legal maneuvres and plenty of human drama.

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Did Melania Trump copy Michelle Obama’s speech?

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Melania Trump's well-received speech Monday to the Republican National Convention contained two passages that match nearly word-for-word the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention.

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Donald Trump’s lessons for Canadian politics

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We should perhaps not regard the roiling American political scene with great smugness. By comparison, Canada is a sanctuary of pleasant reasonableness. But we are not quite an invulnerable place of perfect enlightenment.

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22 refugees walk to Manitoba from U.S. over the weekend

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The temperatures dipped below –20 C as a large group of refugees trudged through the snow of a Manitoba field near the border to the United States.

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The ‘pussyhats’ grab back: Massive Women’s March on Washington overwhelms streets

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In Washington, D.C., this week, no sartorial choice mattered more than your headwear. An estimated 500,000 demonstrators, many of them wearing pink 'pussyhat' tuques, clogged the city's streets on Saturday to bring attention to human-rights issues and protest U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Britain marks Queen’s 90th birthday with national service of thanksgiving

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Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her official 90th birthday with a three-day series of festivities beginning Friday morning, and you can watch the national service of thanksgiving here.

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Amnesty warns Brazil against police abuses ahead of Rio Olympics

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Amnesty International calls on authorities in Brazil to respect human rights as it prepares to host this summer's Olympic Games, warning that recent major sporting events in the country have seen "violent and abusive" crackdowns by security personnel and limitations on freedom of speech.

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Former Saint John MP Elsie Wayne, a ‘political icon,’ dies at 84

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Elsie Wayne, the former mayor of Saint John and Progressive Conservative MP, has died at age 84.

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Feds try to quell retirement fears, but winter is coming: Neil Macdonald

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The purpose of the government's Canada Pension Plan expansion is noble enough: to ensure frightened Canadians a better retirement. Whether it will make much of a difference is another matter. The government has done what it can, but as they say on Game of Thrones: Winter is coming.

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Radio-backed campaign pushes for FM access on your smartphone

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Your smartphone may include an FM radio chip but, chances are, it doesn't work. Now, an online campaign has launched in Canada, putting pressure on telecoms and manufacturers to activate the tool hidden in many cellphones.

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Kevin Vickers’s bravery less valued in discreet world of diplomacy: Chris Hall

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As Kevin Vickers's role in bringing down Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attests, he's a man of great personal courage. But Vickers is no longer a security officer. He is Canada's representative in Ireland, and that role depends not on bravery but discretion, Chris Hall writes.

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‘Not in my wildest dreams’: Gay Syrian refugee snags spot next to Justin Trudeau...

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After a difficult three-year journey from war-torn Syria to Toronto, Bassel Mcleash was really looking forward to his first Pride parade. "The excitement ... It's overwhelming." And that was before he knew he'd be marching the entire route side by side with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Rogue RCMP officers probing CSIS document leak spied on 2 journalists without authorization

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A rogue group of Mounties investigating the leak of a secret document spied on two Canadian journalists for more than a week without any authorization, CBC News has learned.

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Transgender Canadians would have equal rights under Liberal bill

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The Trudeau government is introducing legislation that would guarantee legal and human rights protection to transgender individuals across Canada, a move to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. CBCNews.ca is carrying the event live from Ottawa, starting at 10:15 a.m. ET.

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How the Party of Trump has made Republicans the party of white America

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Republicans are in the midst of an identity crisis of serious consequence. With Trump, they are, to a greater extent than ever, declaring themselves the party for white Americans.

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Obama tells us what we want to hear, and Canadians love him for it:...

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The American president’s speech to the House of Commons will inevitably be described as historic, because Canadians still really love Barack Obama. We think he might secretly be Canadian.

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3 charged with 1st-degree murder after man found dead in driveway of N.L. town

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Police say they have arrested three people in connection with the abduction and murder of Steven Miller in Conception Bay South, N.L.

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Hurricane Matthew lashes historic coastal cities, blamed for 10 U.S. deaths

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A fast-weakening Hurricane Matthew continued its march along the Atlantic coast Saturday, lashing two of the South's most historic cities and some of its most popular resort islands, flattening trees, swamping streets and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands.

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Meet Donald Trump’s new national security and law enforcement picks

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Brace for impact, America. Here's what you should know about the latest picks for president-elect Donald Trump’s new law enforcement and national security teams.

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The curious incident of the dog in the X-ray and other complaints from airport...

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An access to information request for complaints submitted to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) last year turned up hundreds of stories from the front lines of Canada's airports.

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‘This is not over’: Hurricane sideswipes Florida coast

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​Hurricane Matthew sideswiped Florida's Atlantic coast Friday, toppling trees onto homes and knocking out power to a million customers, but has spared the most heavily populated stretch of shoreline the catastrophic blow many had feared.

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Aaron Driver ‘wanted to move on with his life,’ says shocked older brother

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It had been a difficult few years but Aaron Driver seemed like he was doing better and was putting his peace bond and online activities behind him, his older brother says.

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Fort McMurray residents start returning today — and face long road to recovery

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Some 88,000 residents are preparing to return to Fort McMurray in waves over the coming days, part of a phased re-entry aimed at slowly getting things back up and running after a wildfire destroyed 10 per cent of the community. But for residents looking to return to a feeling of normalcy, it's likely to be a much larger undertaking.

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‘It was a miracle,’ says nun pulled from collapsed convent during Italy earthquake

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'It was a miracle that the man heard me from so far away,' says one of the nuns rescued from a collapsed convent in the central Italian town of Amatrice following Wednesday's strong earthquake. Others in the convent weren't so lucky. CBC correspondent Megan Williams is in Italy surveying the devastation and speaking to survivors.

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Brexit and your money: 5 ways it could hit Canadians

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We may not be headed for another global financial crisis. But financial experts warn that Brexit could affect everything from Canadian housing prices to your retirement savings.

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‘At the end of the street, you see total misery’: Life 2 blocks from...

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Rio's old port used to be a rundown eyesore; now it sparkles. Its square, Praca Maua, is the centrepiece of Rio's multibillion-dollar Olympic beautification. But residents who live just a few blocks away aren't convinced all the expense was worth it.

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Canadian deal under fire after South Sudan army outfits police vehicles with machine-macguns

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Permits approving the sale of a Canadian-owned company's armoured vehicles to war-torn South Sudan were signed off by a military official, and not the African country's Interior Ministry, raising questions about whether the vehicles were intentionally diverted to the military.

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Britain stuns in vote to leave EU, puts country on uncertain course

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Britain has voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the David Cameron government and sending global markets plunging Friday.

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2 more people detained in Nice truck attack investigation

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A man and a woman were detained Sunday morning in Nice, according to an official with the Paris prosecutor's office.

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‘Carnage on the road’: Police ID driver in Bastille Day truck attack that killed...

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A large truck plows through revellers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at least 84 people and sending others fleeing into the sea as it bears down for two kilometres along the French Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.

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Trump says U.S. ‘100%’ behind Japan as PM Abe condemns North Korea missile launch

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned North Korea's latest missile launch as "absolutely intolerable" and President Donald Trump assured Japan that the U.S. stands behind it "100 per cent."

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Police kill ISIS sympathizer Aaron Driver to thwart ‘terrorist threat’ in Strathroy, Ont.

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Aaron Driver, who had been under a peace bond for being an ISIS sympathizer, was killed Wednesday night by police responding to what they say was "a potential terrorist threat" in the southern Ontario town of Strathroy.

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‘There is no filter’: Video of shootings could force public to confront issues of...

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Diamond Reynold's live stream after her boyfriend was shot by police has been viewed millions of times. Here's how that could help keep police accountable.

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How the Tenors struck out with O Canada at the MLB All-Star Game

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The Tenors, Canada's popular vocal quartet, are apologizing for not only altering the lyrics to O Canada at Tuesday's Major League Baseball all-star game, but inserting a political and controversial statement in its place.

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Trudeau cabinet approves Trans Mountain, Line 3 pipelines, rejects Northern Gateway

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues have signed off on two major pipelines, projects that will pump nearly a million more barrels of oil a day from Alberta's oilsands to global markets, if they are constructed.

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Is Vancouver’s real estate market really in free fall?

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The latest headlines about the slump in Vancouver real estate sales might have some people thinking the value of their homes is in free fall, but is that really the case?

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Which new Canadian astronaut will finally visit space? We may find out today

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Canada's two newest astronauts have been training for seven years and have never left Earth – but will one of them finally get a confirmed ticket to space today? Watch LIVE starting at 9:45 a.m. ET.

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Donald Trump is officially a winner, but he’ll need to be a unifier to...

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Donald Trump, wearing a look of smug satisfaction, stood on stage amidst the blizzard of confetti and the piped-in classic rock, finally able to prove he is who he’s claimed to be all along: A winner.

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Goodbye Freedom 55: More Canadians spend their retirement years working

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With increasing financial demands, Canadians are working later in life. That’s pushed the average retirement age up to 63.

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Latest effort to end ‘barbaric war’ in Syria ends in failure — and more...

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In Syria, where airstrikes have become a common and deadly part of life for many, two recent attacks stand out: they highlight the international community's continued failure to work together to end years of bloodshed and war.

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Fort McMurray re-entry schedule released, evacuation order lifted for some oilsands camps

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A timeline for re-entry to Fort McMurray released Saturday afternoon says residents from the southern areas of the city will be among the first allowed back in.

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Mexicans wonder why their president is meeting with Trump

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Mexico's ​​President Enrique Pena Nieto awakes to a storm of criticism over his decision to meet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is widely reviled in Mexico for referring to its migrants as "rapists" and criminals.

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Eager to know what Canada’s new internal trade deal means? Keep waiting

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It could be months before Canadians learn what's really in — and more importantly, out of — the interprovincial free trade deal Canada's premiers announced in Whitehorse last Friday. Not only is it not finished, but at least one part clashes with another trade deal.

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Police say Munich gunman who killed 9 had no apparent links to militants

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The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass shootings, police said Saturday.

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Panama Papers confirm Canadian billionaire as mystery man in global bribery case

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He has hobnobbed with the Queen and Bill Clinton, donated a small fortune to Canadian universities, and glides effortlessly in the highest echelons of power. Now, the Panama Papers provide the closing chapter in a years-long corruption saga involving a Canadian tycoon.

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ISIS claims responsibility after hostage-takers kill priest at French church

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Two attackers took hostages inside a French church during morning mass on Tuesday near the city of Rouen, killing an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, French officials said.

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‘This is a shame!’ Filthy waters raise ire ahead of Rio Olympics

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Fetid sewage, floating garbage and worries about water safety are lingering issues ahead of the Olympics in Rio, where CBC's Adrienne Arsenault took to the skies to see the scale of the sewage problems in the Brazilian city.

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‘He made mistakes, but still, he was a great leader’: Cubans honour Castro while...

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Thousands of Cubans of all ages flocked to Revolution Square in Havana Monday to pay their final respects to Fidel Castro, a leader many acknowledged was flawed but widely beloved in the country he shaped, CBC's Mark Gollom reports from Havana.

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Most Canadian parents to get more child benefits starting today

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Most Canadian parents with children under the age of 18 will see more money starting today, as the Liberal government's new Canada Child Benefit payments start flowing to families.

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P.E.I. community in danger of going underwater due to climate change

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Lennox Island, a small First Nations community in Prince Edward Island, is beginning to disappear amid the rising waters of the Atlantic Ocean, having already lost 200 acres of land in a single generation

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Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl in Calgary after mother found dead

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Calgary police have issued an Amber Alert for a five-year-old girl they believe has been abducted, after her mother was found dead.

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Tight vote possible as European Parliament votes on Canada’s trade deal

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Canada's trade deal with the European Union was signed last October, but its ratification is neither sealed nor delivered. Members of the European Parliament vote Wednesday on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and it might be close.

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Man tries to open airplane door forcing Vancouver-bound flight to land early

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A Vancouver-bound Lufthansa flight was forced to divert from Munich to Hamburg after a passenger's erratic behaviour threatened safety, according to a fellow passenger.

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Istanbul bomb attacks kill 29, wound 166: interior minister

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Turkey's interior minister says twin blasts outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul have killed 29 people and wounded 166 others.

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Kellie Leitch calls comparisons with Donald Trump unfair

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Conservative leadership contender Kellie Leitch says comparing her pitch to screen immigrants for "anti-Canadian values" with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for "extreme vetting" is unfair and misguided.

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Walmart insider says ‘heartbreaking’ amount of food dumped in trash

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A former worker at almost a dozen Walmart stores in the Vancouver area says he saw 'disturbing' food waste at the big retailer. On every shift at almost every store, he says, he saw loads of what appeared to be good food dumped. Walmart say it only discards inedible food.

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‘I don’t know how we can protect the victims’: Domestic violence penalties rolled back...

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A yearlong fight to enforce more legal protection for victims of domestic abuse took a step back this week in Moscow. The State Duma, Russia's parliament, voted to roll back a law that made domestic abuse a criminal offence.

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Phoenix managers promised bonuses tied to performance, timely payroll system roll-out

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Public Services and Procurement Canada confirms bonuses for senior civil servants were tied to performance targets, including keeping the roll-out of its new Phoenix computerized pay system on schedule. The NDP says that raises questions about the role of bonuses in what it calls a "rushed" roll-out.

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Trump to ready executive orders with eye towards Mexico wall, curbing refugee flow

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President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to two administration officials. He's also expected to review proposals that would restrict the flow of refugees into the U.S.

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Uber’s great big idea slowed by a snarl of municipal red tape

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When Uber entered Canada, it was like a force of nature, poised to blow through the taxi industry. But the app-based ride-hailing service has run head on into the wall of municipal bureaucracy, stalling its plans to set up shop across the country.

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Senators charge taxpayers for art, gifts, dining out and booze

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Senators have charged taxpayers thousands of dollars for the rental and installation of artworks. They also claimed for dinners, gifts and an LCBO purchase. The details were published Wednesday in the Senate's latest expense disclosure report.

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‘Confrontational, angry’ inaugural address leaves no doubt about which side Trump’s on

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It was classic Donald Trump — a hard-hitting campaign-style inauguration speech by the new president of the United States that used "America first" populist rhetoric, attacked Washington insiders and decried the state of the country.

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Community leader in Minnesota ‘overwhelmed’ with calls from Somalis aiming to walk across Canadian...

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Somalis whose U.S. asylum claims have been rejected often end up in Minneapolis, where they strategize ways to get to Canada.

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Bangladesh police kill Canadian suspect in restaurant attack

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Bangladeshi authorities say a Canadian man suspected of organizing a deadly attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka has been killed in a police raid near the capital.

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‘The super-rich and the rest of us’: 2 richest Canadians have wealth equal to...

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The two richest Canadians have the same amount of wealth as the poorest 30 per cent of the country combined, according to a new report from a group of international aid organizations.

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‘Quite an entanglement’: Donald Trump and his potential conflicts of interest

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From a lease arrangement in Washington to dealings with countries "unfriendly" to the U.S., business mogul Donald Trump brings a slew of potential conflict of interest concerns — real or perceived — to the Oval Office.

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Vancouver mayor promises new vacant home tax by 2017

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Owners of empty homes in Vancouver could soon be paying an extra two per cent tax on the properties assessed value each year, Mayor Gregor Robertson revealed this morning.

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Man in custody in case of missing 5-year-old Calgary girl

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Calgary police have taken a man into custody who "may have been involved" in the disappearance of five-year-old Taliyah Leigh Marsman and are searching an area east of the city, investigators say.

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U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte apologizes for not being candid over alleged Rio robbery

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U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for his behaviour surrounding a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more careful and candid about how he described what happened.

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‘America first:’ For Canada, it’s about a lot more than trade

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There's been a lot of talk about trade, but Canada has a multitude of connections to the United States. Officials and observers are looking to see what other changes might come with the Trump era.

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Postal dispute raises fears of what users could lose: Don Pittis

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So far there has been no strike or lockout, but private delivery services say already users of Canada Post are worried.

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What the death of the TPP could mean for Canada

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The United States and Japan were driving the bus during the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations. Now U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has stopped the bus entirely, leaving Canada without its way in to the large Japanese market.

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Travis Vader convicted of 2nd-degree murder in McCann deaths

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Travis Vader saw two Alberta seniors as "targets of opportunity" the day he murdered them and stole their money, their SUV and their motorhome, a judge rules as he convicts the drug dealer and meth addict on two counts of second-degree murder.

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Why Canadian politicians don’t make speeches like Americans do

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These last two weeks of televised conventions in the United States have been about the act of oratory. In such moments, it is tempting to envy American democracy.

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Ahead of Trump’s inauguration, Washington braces for well-wishers and protests

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Whether coming in celebration or in protest, making the trip to Washington for Donald Trump's inauguration might just be the biggest hassle in the United States. Yet despite D.C.'s shuttered streets and barricaded intersections, an estimated 800,000 people are expected to watch the president-elect take the oath of office Friday.

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Alarm bells about Moscow’s meddling have been ringing in Europe for months: Brian Stewart

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To view the cyberattacks on Hillary Clinton's presidential election campaign as a unique offence — as many Americans seem to do — is to miss the full picture, Brian Stewart writes.

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Donald Trump keeps packing the powder keg: Keith Boag

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Let's say Donald Trump wasn't slyly suggesting assassination as a way to stop a President Hillary Clinton from appointing Supreme Court justices who would gut the Second Amendment. We're still left with Trump packing a little more gunpowder into his keg of incitements, Keith Boag writes.

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Inside Quebec’s far right: At the crossroads with Soldiers of Odin

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CBC News takes you inside the Soldiers of Odin as its Quebec branch finds itself at a crossroads: return to its controversial roots or moderate to broaden its appeal.

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Donald Trump calls sexual assault allegations ‘outright lies’

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Rocked by allegations of sexual assault, Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at his female accusers as "horrible, horrible liars" as the deeply divisive presidential campaign sank further into charges and countercharges of predatory treatment of women.

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‘I’m terrified’: Creep Catcher vigilantes accused of threatening women who question group’s tactics

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Two women say they've been threatened by members of the Creep Catcher vigilante group because they spoke out about the network of self-styled pedophile-hunters.

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Bombings were ‘act of terror,’ NYC mayor says

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A man wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighbourhood and a New Jersey shore town is captured after being wounded in a gun battle with police that erupted when he was discovered sleeping in a bar doorway, authorities said.

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‘I got my rifles out’: Calgary man alarmed to hear family address is on...

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A 32-year-old Calgary father describes the shock of finding out his family's home address is on an ISIS hit list.

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Can Black Lives Matter work in Brazil, where ‘repression means death’?

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Some Brazilian activists are trying to import the American movement Black Lives Matter to Rio, where they say police repression has increased since the Olympics began.

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Why Calgary’s downturn has yet to hit real estate prices

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The impact of Alberta's economic downturn on house prices has been blunted, to a degree, because tens of thousands of Canadians who worked in the province but paid taxes in other jurisdictions and didn't engage in the local real-estate market have left after being laid off, according to an internal Finance Department memo obtained by CBC News.

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At least 161 dead, 1,400 injured in coup attempt, Turkish prime minister says

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Forces loyal to the Turkish government fought on Saturday to crush the remnants of a military coup attempt which crumbled after crowds answered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks.

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‘That’s a huge chunk of money’: Federal worker laid off in Phoenix overhaul owed...

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A former federal compensation adviser who was laid off and chose to retire when Ottawa transitioned to the new Phoenix payroll system now finds herself on the other end of the phone, trying to get answers on over $100,000 she's owed in termination benefits.

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Trump fulfils ‘Day 1’ vows with 3 executive orders in preview of agenda reset

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Vested with the presidential authority to deliver on some of his "Day 1" promises, Donald Trump signs three executive orders to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, restore a Republican abortion policy, and put a hiring freeze on federal employees.

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What happens when a Canadian border agent asks to search your phone?

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For all the recent tales of U.S. border agents scrutinizing travellers phones and laptops, remember that, yes, Canadian border agents can and will search electronics, too.

‘We’ve been deceived’: Many clinical trial results are never published

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A new online tool finds that between 2006 and 2014, 45 per cent of studies registered on the world's leading clinical trials database are missing results — with nine Canadian universities and research hospitals among the top 100 worst offenders.

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Family desperate to bring home Toronto woman stuck in Moscow over alleged clerical error

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A Toronto woman is stranded in Moscow and may not be able to return to Canada — all because of what she and her family claim is a simple clerical error.

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Trump doubles down on claims that race is ‘a rigged election’

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At a campaign event in New Hampshire on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump renewed allegations that the U.S. presidential election is rigged against him, and accused rival Hillary Clinton of being on drugs.

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‘People are dying’: Life-saving opioid antidote hard to find

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Naloxone can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save a person's life. The trouble is it's still hard to find in Canada.

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Pence says he and Trump would ‘absolutely accept’ results of ‘rigged election’

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It has been a tumultuous week in the U.S. presidential campaign. Now, Donald Trump is repeating claims he's facing "rigged elections" in November, while suggesting that he and rival Hillary Clinton take drug tests before the third and final debate next week.

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‘Total con job’: Olympics yet to win over residents of host city

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Even with the biggest sporting event in the world now in the starting blocks, the response to the Olympics from many in Rio de Janeiro is anger and frustration.

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Canada’s not the focus of Trump’s NAFTA talk — but it could be ‘collateral...

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues have arrived in Calgary for a three-day retreat to ready themselves for the realities of governing in the Donald Trump era, and to hear from experts who they've tapped to help guide them through a potentially tumultuous time.

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Air Canada passenger pricked by lancet says crew’s fear of liability ‘more important than...

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A Vancouver woman on a flight to Hawaii is angry at the way Air Canada staff treated her after she pricked her finger on a lancet left in the pouch of her seat.

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Sask. First Nations facing ‘state of crisis’ after 4 youth suicides

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North Saskatchewan communities learned Tuesday that a 10-year-old girl in Deschambault Lake had taken her own life. The news came as people were still reeling from the suicides of three girls, ages 12 to 14, who died in the span of four days.

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University grad inspired by ‘beauty and kindness of B.C.’ faces ugly $84K foreign homebuyer...

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A student who left China to finish her degree at the University of Saskatchewan then chose to put down permanent roots in Langley says she can't afford the $84,000 property transfer tax levied because of B.C.'s new tax on foreign homebuyers, but she also can't afford to back out of the deal.

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Justin Trudeau tells Chinese leaders Canada isn’t perfect on human rights either

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrapped up his time in China today by sharing details of his meetings with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, saying he acknowledged criticisms of Canada's human rights.

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Penny Oleksiak among Olympians greeted by flag-waving supporters in Toronto

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Toronto residents are cheering Canadian Olympic athletes on Sunday morning as a procession rolls through part of the east end.

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Trudeau nominates Newfoundlander Malcolm Rowe to Supreme Court

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated Newfoundlander Malcolm Rowe to the Supreme Court of Canada, ending speculation that he would snub Atlantic Canada and ignore the convention of designating a seat on the top court for the region.

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Lawren Harris painting Mountain Forms sells for record $11.2M at auction

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A mountainscape painting by Group of Seven founder Lawren Harris has become the most expensive artwork ever to sell at a Canadian auction.

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Former Ontario nurse killed 8 elderly patients, police allege

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A former nurse from Woodstock, Ont., has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of nursing home patients.

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Tent trouble for the army as ‘streamlined’ bid process sparks lawsuit

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What was pitched as a straightforward process to buy $200 million in new mobile tents for the military has gone sideways, as companies involved have launched complaints to a trade tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal even before the contract is awarded.

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Up to 20 cm of snow expected in B.C. as cold, wintry weather batters...

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The official first day of winter is still a few days away, but the season is making its presence known across Canada this weekend, with many airports facing delays and cancellations.

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‘It’s just a ploy’: North Dakota protesters reject help from officials to leave as...

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The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis, but some protesters on their way to the site are it's "just a ploy" to get them out.

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Government steps up security ahead of New Year’s kick-off to Canada’s 150th

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Preparations are well underway on Parliament Hill for the official New Year's kick-off to Canada's 150th anniversary, including an increase in special security precautions.

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Video appears to show Florida airport gunman open fire, passengers scatter

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The gunman who killed five people at a Florida airport walked calmly through the baggage claim area before wordlessly pulling a handgun from his waistband and shooting at victims who fled or dived to the floor in panic, video showed.

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Softwood lumber hostilities resume as U.S. group files complaint

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The U.S. Lumber Coalition has filed a petition asking the U.S. Department of Commerce to investigate Canadian softwood lumber shipments with an eye to potentially levying new duties, kicking off a fresh round of litigation between two countries with a long history of trade disputes.

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China sees opportunity in Trump’s anti-trade stance, while other APEC nations want to minimize...

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The Trump effect permeates every discussion here in Lima, where the leaders of 21 nations with more than half of the world's wealth between them have gathered.

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Trump and Clinton camps still sparring after last night’s heated debate

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Donald Trump's campaign manager has dismissed the Republican presidential nominee's threat to jail Democratic rival Hillary Clinton if he wins the presidency as "a quip." Members of both parties continue to react following Sunday night's mud-slinging Trump-Clinton debate in St. Louis.

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Suspect arrested in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting that killed 5

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A 26-year-old military veteran is in federal custody and investigators are searching for a motive after a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., airport left five people dead and eight wounded — with many more injured in the chaos that followed the attack.

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‘We will be severely affected,’ Jamaica official warns as Hurricane Matthew threatens Caribbean

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As Hurricane Matthew continues its northward trek toward Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba, and residents stock up on food and take other precautionary measures, the mayor of the Jamaican capital of Kingston tells CBC that people should take the severe storm warning for the Caribbean seriously.

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Trudeau’s pipeline remark puts focus on Pacific Northwest gas pipeline

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have signalled that his cabinet is prepared to sign-off on a massive natural gas pipeline project that will traverse through B.C.'s north.

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Cruise vacations turned tragic for victims of Florida airport shooting

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Florida hospital officials say one of the airport shooting victims is expected to be released, while three are still in intensive care. Several of the five people killed were on vacation, headed for cruises that promised sun, sand and fun.

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Frostbitten refugee will lose fingers, toe after 7-hour trek to cross U.S.-Canada border

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A Ghanaian refugee who almost died while trying to cross the U.S.-Canada border into Manitoba on Christmas Eve will lose his fingers, a toe and possibly his arms.

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America votes: Long lines and a lawsuit mark election day

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America's ugly and unpredictable presidential election has entered its final hours, with voters flocking to polls to choose between Democrat Hillary Clinton, hoping to become the first woman to serve, and Republican Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman who tapped into a searing strain of economic populism.

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Canadian fighting with Kurdish forces against ISIS killed in Syria

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An Edmonton man has been killed in an ISIS attack while fighting for the YPG Kurdish forces in Syria, according to YPG officials.

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‘It just never stopped’: Commuter train crashes into N.J. station

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Officials in New York and New Jersey say they need more information to determine what caused a commuter train to plow into a rail station at a high rate of speed killing one woman and injuring 108 people.

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Trudeau tries to ease nerves over relationship with U.S. under Trump

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and leaders from Asian and Pacific nations — so eager to cement free trade in the region — are walking out of an annual summit facing an uncertain future about the movement of goods, people and services across borders.

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Triple murderer Douglas Garland in hospital after assault at Calgary jail

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Triple murderer Douglas Garland was rushed to hospital Friday night after being attacked while in custody at the Calgary Remand Centre, CBC News has learned.

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‘He told me I had a big nose,’ mom tears up after blind son...

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​A blind boy from Selkirk, Man., is counting down the days until he’ll be able to see his family — something he did for the first time last week.

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‘Irresponsible’ populism: Lisa Raitt slams Kevin O’Leary, Kellie Leitch

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Conservative leadership candidate Lisa Raitt waged a frontal assault against potential rival Kevin O'Leary today, accusing him of using Donald Trump-style tactics and theatrics that would kill any chance of the party's return to power.

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Hopes high but doubts abound as world leaders convene to tackle refugee crisis

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As world leaders gather to tackle the global refugee crisis in two historic summits at the United Nations, doubts are emerging about the impact the summits will have on the world's 21 million refugees.

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Emergency diverts Edmonton-bound WestJet flight to Iceland

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An Edmonton-bound WestJet flight from London, England, has landed safely in Iceland after being diverted due to a "potential mechanical issue," the airline said Saturday.

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‘Monday is the day’: Liberals send ultimatum to provinces on health talks

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau says his government is willing to give the provinces more money for home care and mental health services than originally promised — and annualize it — but only if they all come to an agreement on Monday.

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Brace for unshackled Trump vs. confident Clinton in final debate

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Donald Trump is unshackled; Hillary Clinton looks unstoppable. The stage is set for Wednesday’s presidential debate as Trump gets his last major shot at widening his base and Clinton looks to score a rare clean sweep in all three of their showdowns.

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‘She wanted to be with Carrie’: Actress Debbie Reynolds dead at 84

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Legendary actress Debbie Reynolds has died, a day after her famous daughter Carrie Fisher passed away. She was 84.

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‘A big victory for water protectors:’ Dakota Access Pipeline construction halted

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Construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline has been halted, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has told Standing Rock protesters.

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Ex-Alberta premier Jim Prentice killed in B.C. plane crash with 3 others

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Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice was among the four people killed in a small-plane crash in British Columbia, CBC News confirms.

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Toronto couple, 2 children killed in cottage fire remembered as ‘lovely, open, giving’ family

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Friends, neighbours and colleagues of a Toronto couple and their two children are reeling after learning the family died in a Christmas Eve fire at their cottage near Peterborough, Ont..

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What’s in the declarations that sealed the Canada-EU trade deal?

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As Belgium's leaders emerged Thursday to announce their CETA compromise, copies of two declarations came out. One was Belgium-specific and didn't really change anything. But the second could be a critical update to the CETA annex Canada helped draft.

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Liberals paint gloomy picture of Canada’s economy

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Finance Canada is giving business leaders a decidedly gloomy picture of the Canadian economy as part of the department's pre-budget consultations.

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Trudeau announces ‘pan-Canadian framework’ on climate — but Sask., Manitoba hold off

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a "pan-Canadian framework" to fight climate change and meet Canada's commitments to cut carbon emissions by 2030 — but a day of intense talks failed to get all premiers onside.

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‘You shot four bullets into him, sir’: Woman takes live video after boyfriend shot...

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A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man in a car with a woman and a child, an official said, and authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.

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Keystone XL will be approved ‘in the first week’: Expert

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It seems clear that President-elect Trump will be good for pipelines and bad for the climate, but what about prices?

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3 generations of one family involved in Cape Spear fishing tragedy

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Search and rescue officials say they are still looking to find two missing fishermen alive, after their fishing boat sank off of the coast of Cape Spear on Tuesday.

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CRTC declares broadband internet access a basic service

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Canada's telecom and broadcast regulator has declared that broadband internet access should be deemed a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians.

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‘A shady game’: Air Miles alters rewards program after collector complaints

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After hearing complaints from customers, Air Miles says it has changed the rules for its loyalty program: members will now see rewards based on their status level rather than on their preferences.

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Clashes break out in Syria hours after ceasefire implemented

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A ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey went into effect in war-ravaged Syria at midnight local time, a potential breakthrough threatened just two hours later by clashes between rebels and government forces. Six years of fighting have left more than a quarter-million people dead and triggered a refugee crisis across Europe.

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Liberals launch warship competition with call for foreign designs

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The federal cabinet committee overseeing defence procurement has signed off on the tender call that will start the multi-decade, multibillion-dollar process of replacing Canadian navy warships. The Liberal government is expected to select a ship design from among several foreign competitors.

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107 years of tackling the unsolvable conundrum of electoral reform

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Canadian society has progressed in myriad ways in the last 95 years, but the electoral reform debate seems basically the same. The newest special committee is scheduled to spend 16 hours in closed-door meetings this week as it prepares to deliver recommendations to the House of Commons.

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Trudeau and Argentina’s president say trade — not protectionism — will help the poor,...

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Canada's prime minister and his Argentine counterpart took direct aim Thursday at the walls of protectionism set to be erected around the United States, saying that freer trade is the best way to pull their countries out of economic uncertainty.

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Provinces take aim at health care ‘ultimatum’

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Provincial ministers are criticizing what they describe as a lacklustre take-it-or-leave-it offer delivered by the Trudeau government ahead of what have become increasingly bitter talks around federal health-care funding.

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Former Wham singer George Michael ‘passed away peacefully’ at 53

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Pop singer George Michael, who had a successful solo career and numerous hits as half of the 1980s duo Wham including the song Last Christmas, has died "over the Christmas period" at the age of 53.

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‘We’re not going to jump to conclusions’ about NYC bomb that injured 29, mayor...

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Officials in New York City say a bomb that exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighbourhood, injuring 29, had parts indicating it was a homemade bomb. However, they add they have "no easy answers" about who is responsible.

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Canada’s special forces shoot first when required in Iraq conflict

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Canadian special forces soldiers in Iraq have occasionally opened fire without warning on Islamic State extremists in order to protect civilians and their Kurdish allies, military officials say.

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N.D. Indigenous leader willing to support future pipeline fights

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault, who has been at the centre of a contentious pipeline debate in North Dakota, says he's willing to support future pipeline fights — including those in Canada.

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Inmate who died at ‘most complained-about’ jail in Ontario restrained before death: source

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CBC News has learned from a source with knowledge of the investigation into the death of Soleiman Faqiri that the 30-year-old was restrained with his hands behind his back, pepper-sprayed and a had a mask placed over his head before his death at the so-called super-jail in Lindsay, Ont..

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Trump shuffles transition team, giving roles to political veterans, his kids

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U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has removed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as leader of his transition team, handing the reins over to vice-president-elect Mike Pence, a former U.S. lawmaker with deep Washington ties.

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Boy, 5, watches from back seat as mother, man fatally shot in car

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A young boy was in the back seat of a car in a northeast Calgary garage when his mother and her boyfriend who were sitting in the front were fatally shot, in what police say appears to be a targeted, gang-related hit on Tuesday night.

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‘I didn’t know what else to do’: Police fail to take domestic threat seriously

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Rebecca Stepan says for years she has felt ignored by police despite repeated claims of stalking, harassment and threats from her ex-husband.

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New Year’s Eve revellers kick off Canada’s 150th, bid adieu to year of conflict

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As 2016 draws to a close, revellers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities.

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3 workers safe after accident in LRT tunnel near University of Ottawa

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The Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate after three workers had to seek shelter following the collapse of building material in an LRT tunnel near the University of Ottawa.

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‘I feel bullied,’ says condo owner taken to court over backyard garden items not...

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An Ontario woman says a dispute with her condo board and property management company over minor garden infractions has left her emotionally devastated and contemplating moving out.

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‘I should have had better sense’: Hunting guide shares story of 3 nights lost...

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During three wet, cold nights in the middle of nowhere, Randy Hilliard never thought he would be back at his kitchen table again.

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Truck rams into Berlin Christmas market, killing 12

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A suspect has been arrested after a truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. At least 12 people are dead and 48 injured.

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After standing vacant for 20 years, prime real estate across from Parliament Hill to...

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The government commissioned a survey this summer asking Canadians how the former U.S. embassy in Ottawa should be used. The top answers suggest a cultural centre of some kind across from Parliament Hill.

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