Explosion at fireworks market near Mexico City kills at least 29, injures 70

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The governor of the State of Mexico says three more people have died from a massive chain-reaction at a fireworks market near the capital, raising the death toll to 29.

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Health ministers wrap tense talks with no agreement on federal health funding

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Federal and provincial health ministers emerged from a day of tense talks in Toronto still at odds over federal funding but with a common goal of improving patient care.

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Trudeau gives provinces 2 years to adopt carbon price plan — or Ottawa will...

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given provinces until 2018 to adopt a carbon pricing scheme, or the federal government will step in and impose a price. Trudeau said the government will set an initial "floor" price of $10 a tonne, rising to $50 a tonne by 2022.

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EgyptAir plane debris, body part found in water, officials say

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Wreckage, suitcases and a body part from the missing EgyptAir plane have been spotted floating in the Mediterranean Sea, according to Greek and Egyptian officials.

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‘My blood ran cold’: Christiane Amanpour on Trump media comments

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CBC's Diana Swain interviews renowned foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour, who fears Donald Trump's comments about the media are dangerous.

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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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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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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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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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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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Trump pounces on Clinton’s reignited email controversy as she questions the FBI’s motives

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Hillary Clinton's campaign lashed out at the FBI on Saturday, saying there was no indication that a cache of recently discovered emails under review by the agency was connected to the Democratic nominee. Barnstorming the West, Republican rival Donald Trump pounced on the reignited email controversy.

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Trump riding the monster the Republicans created: Neil Macdonald

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Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan denounced Donald Trump this week for comments he considered "textbook" racism. Then, in the next breath, he affirmed his support for Trump's presidential nomination. In normal times, Ryan's admission would be devastating for the party. But these aren't normal times, Neil Macdonald writes.

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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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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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University of Calgary paid $20K ransom to cyberattackers to unlock computer systems

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The University of Calgary paid a demanded $20,000 after a "ransomware" cyberattack on its computer systems.

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Military cops dealing with rise in sex assault, misconduct cases

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Military police in Canada dealt with a one-third increase in the number of sexual assault investigations in 2015. The new figures, released by National Defence, draw into question whether the military is winning the war against abuse and harassment.

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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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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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Dramatic video from wife’s cellphone shows moments before and after fatal Charlotte shooting

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A video from his wife's cellphone shows the encounter leading up to the shooting death by police of Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week in Charlotte, N.C.

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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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‘It was the ultimate betrayal’: Mom reacts to video discovery of therapist’s ‘rough’ handling...

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When Jennifer noticed her four-year-old son Adam acting strangely after an at-home therapy session to treat his autism last September, she asked her husband to install a hidden camera. What they witnessed on video left them shaken and unsure where to turn for help.

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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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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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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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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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EgyptAir plane made sharp turns, dropped suddenly before crashing

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An EgyptAir plane en route from Paris to Cairo crashed in the Mediterranean early Thursday morning with 66 people on board, French President François Hollande has confirmed.

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Signals picked up from Mediterranean presumed to from EgyptAir plane’s black boxes

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Egypt says a French ship has picked up signals from deep under Mediterranean Sea, presumed to be from black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board.

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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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Tanker ban off B.C.’s north coast coming this year, federal transport minister says

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Federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau is promising a moratorium on crude oil tanker traffic off British Columbia’s North Coast by the end of this year, which would coincide with the government’s cabinet decision on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

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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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‘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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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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Mail will keep moving today as Canada Post drops lockout threat

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There were signs of progress Sunday in a contract dispute between Canada Post and the union representing 50,000 of its workers as talks resumed and the post office withdrew a threat to lock out its workers.

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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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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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‘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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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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‘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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‘Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate,’ says Florida governor as powerful Hurricane Matthew nears

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Hurricane Matthew gained new fury after hammering central Bahamas Thursday — and the dangerous storm strengthened as it approached Florida's heavily populated Atlantic coast, pelting the region with high winds and heavy rain.

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Justin Trudeau to address European Parliament after CETA passes key vote

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Strasbourg, France, where he will mark the European Parliament's passing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.

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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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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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‘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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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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‘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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Trump resurrects rape allegations against Bill Clinton in bid to tarnish Hillary

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Hours before a make-or-break presidential debate, a defiant Donald Trump unleashed an aggressive — and politically dangerous — personal attack on Democrat Hillary Clinton Sunday by seizing on unsubstantiated rape allegations levied against her husband years ago.

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They ‘will try to starve us into submission,’ union head says, as Canada Post...

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Canada Post said it has issued a 72-hour lockout notice to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), raising the spectre of a work stoppage by Friday.

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Asked about Trump, Trudeau promises to stand for feminism and diversity

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While maintaining that his priority in dealing with the Donald Trump administration will be the Canadian economy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told an audience on Thursday night that he would never shy away from proclaiming himself a feminist, defending immigration or extolling the contribution of Muslim Canadians.

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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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Actor Alan Thicke dead at 69

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Alan Thicke, the Canadian-born actor best known for playing the dad on the '80s sitcom Growing Pains, has died. He was 69.

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Clinton-related emails came in Weiner investigation: source

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The FBI will investigate whether there is classified information in newly discovered emails related to its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server, reinjecting a hotly contested political issue into the presidential campaign less than two weeks before election day.

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Trudeau challenged over carbon pricing on 2nd day of town hall tour

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pressed to justify a federal price on carbon during an emotional exchange on the second day of his whirlwind outreach tour. His jam-packed day includes town halls in Peterborough and London, Ont. and a number of photo-ops in between.

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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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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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‘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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‘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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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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Indigenous elder steps in to end tense moment between Trudeau and pipeline protester

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Protesters gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pause during his town hall meeting in Winnipeg on Thursday, until an Indigenous elder stepped in to ask for their "respect."

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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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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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‘I never expected such a thing in Quebec’: Mourners hold vigil at scene of...

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It's not a community known for violence. While Montreal has been the site of some of the country's worst mass murders in recent memory, be it the Polytechnique massacre or Dawson College, Quebec City has previously avoided similar violence.

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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...

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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The high stakes of a low-profile vice-presidential debate

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Tim Kaine and Mike Pence aren't household names. Tonight's vice-presidential debate may change that. But the likelihood of the debate changing the course of the campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is low.

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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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Attacks that disrupted Twitter, Paypal, Spotify were just a dry run, hackers say

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Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way. The hacker group claiming responsibility for Friday's attacks says it has its sights set on a much bigger target.

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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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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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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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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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So #TrumpWon? Not according to the real polls

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Donald Trump has claimed victory in Monday's presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, using online "polls" as his evidence. The only problem is those polls are bunk, and the legitimate polls show Clinton won comfortably.

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Senate about to see whether it carries any clout with the Commons

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Bill C-14 was passed last night by the Senate with seven amendments. It is now for the House to decide whether to accept or reject those changes. If rejected, it will be for the Senate to decide how strenuously it is willing to insist on its desired version of the bill.

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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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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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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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2 Manitoba men switched at birth discover true identities at age 41

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Leon Swanson and David Tait Jr. are 41-years-old and just learning they're not exactly who they thought they were.

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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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Canadian confirmed dead in Istanbul nightclub shooting

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A manhunt continued in Turkey Sunday for an assailant who unleashed a salvo of bullets in front of and inside a crowded Istanbul nightclub during New Year's celebrations, killing at least 39 people before fleeing.

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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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Canada to welcome more skilled workers, immigrant families in 2017

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The Liberal government is boosting the base number of immigrants allowed into Canada next year to 300,000, to help drive economic growth as the country grapples with an aging demographic.

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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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Anti-radicalization office to help Canada ‘up our game,’ Ralph Goodale says

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the Canadian government will step up its anti-terror efforts with a new office to counter radicalization that is expected to open this fall.

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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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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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Prison watchdog says correctional service withholds information from families of dead inmates

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In a scathing report on how the federal correctional service communicates with next of kin when an inmate dies, prison watchdog Howard Sapers says Corrections Canada has not been compassionate, open or transparent with families.

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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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Fossil fuel decline could be ‘faster than expected,’ government think-tank warns

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Canada’s status as an “energy superpower” is under threat because the global dominance of fossil fuels could be seriously eroded in as little as 10 to 15 years, according to a draft report from a federal government think-tank obtained by CBC News.

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With Trump willing to ‘go nuclear’ over Supreme Court pick, filibuster could be short-sighted

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Neil Gorsuch is almost certain to be confirmed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. And when that happens it can be celebrated as a triumph for the architects of dysfunction and obstruction in Washington — the Republicans who refused to consider Barack Obama's nominee.

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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....

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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‘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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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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‘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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FBI announces latest Clinton emails don’t require further investigation or charges

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FBI Director James Comey abruptly announced Sunday that a review of newly discovered emails sent or received by Hillary Clinton has not changed his conclusion that the Democratic presidential candidate should not face criminal charges. His announcement came in a letter to congressional lawmakers two days before election day.

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Canadian parents spend a quarter of their salary on child care — a third...

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Canadian families spend almost one-quarter of their income on child care, a ratio that is much higher than in other parts of the world, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development​ says.

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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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‘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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TD hikes mortgage prime rate to 2.85%

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Toronto Dominion Bank has become the first major lender to hike its mortgage rates after Ottawa's move last month to change some of the rules that govern insured mortgages.

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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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‘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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‘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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As complaints pile up, CRTC launches surprise review of $25 basic TV packages

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If their $25 basic TV packages fail to meet CRTC expectations, cable companies could face trouble as they try to renew their broadcast licences. In a surprise move, the CRTC is now demanding detailed reports on providers' new TV offerings.

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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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Plan to meet or exceed Canada’s 2030 climate change target to be signed on...

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Canada's first ministers are finalizing the details of a national climate change strategy that will be officially announced at a high-level meeting in Ottawa on Friday.

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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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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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Lawyers, family of United passenger forcibly ejected from flight to speak today

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Lawyers for the man who was forcibly ejected from a United Airlines flight last week in the U.S. will speak today in front of television cameras for the first time since the incident.

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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Muhammad Ali dead at 74

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Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family. He was 74.

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‘They almost froze to death’: Refugees frostbitten after walking to Manitoba border

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A pair of refugees from Ghana are recovering in hospital after getting frostbite while trying to get to Winnipeg on Christmas Eve.

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Trump attacks civil rights icon before Martin Luther King Jr. day

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Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honouring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office.

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Obama delivers emotional farewell in final presidential speech

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Conceding disappointments during his presidency yet offering vigorous encouragement for the nation's future, Barack Obama issued an emotional defence Tuesday night of his vision to Americans ahead of what's expected to be a radical shift from the incoming administration.

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‘Pitfall in system’ leaves patient unaware of crucial X-ray findings for almost a year

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A Vancouver woman is fighting for her life after it took 11 months for her to receive crucial X-ray results showing a suspicious nodule on one of her lungs.

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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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‘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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Canada expects ‘strong’ G7 statement against paying hostage ransoms

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The G7 is poised to take a strong stand against the practice of governments paying ransoms for hostages kidnapped by groups with links to terrorism, one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top priorities at this summit of world leaders.

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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...

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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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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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...

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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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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Police offer extra protection to MP Iqra Khalid following threatening messages

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Police say they are investigating messages sent to Liberal MP Iqra Khalid and increasing patrols around her constituency office and home. Khalid has received thousands of angry emails since tabling a motion to condemn Islamophobia.

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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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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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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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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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Canadian among the dead in Italy’s earthquake

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A Canadian citizen is among the dead in the devastating earthquake in Italy that killed at least 241 people yesterday, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says.

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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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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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Justin Trudeau makes his Canada Day debut amid the patriotic debate

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Trudeau will mark his first Canada Day as prime minister on Friday, addressing the assembled crowd on Parliament Hill. Otherwise a perfunctory and apolitical moment, it might still be watched for hints of change in tone and emphasis, and even colour scheme.

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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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‘Hope or fear?’: Liberal fundraising email refers to ‘fundamental choice’ in U.S. election

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been reluctant to weigh in on the U.S. election, and the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, but the Liberal Party has clearly staked out its position on the choice facing Americans ahead of tonight's debate.

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Media made us look ‘like a bunch of kooks’ in son’s meningitis death trial,...

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Waiting to be sentenced for failing to provide the necessaries of life in the death of his nearly 19-month-old son, David Stephan said he still doesn’t understand exactly what a jury found him guilty of doing.

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PMO says Canadian dual citizens can travel freely to the U.S. despite Trump travel...

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Canadian citizens can travel freely to the United States despite U.S. President Donald Trump's sweeping immigration order that bans visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Prime Minister's Office says.

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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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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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Drive-by shooter killed a mother-to-be — and a baby’s best chances at a normal...

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The person who fatally shot a pregnant Toronto woman on the weekend robbed her prematurely delivered baby of more than just a mother — also gone are the child's best chances for a healthy life.

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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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Girl who had heart transplant among 5 dead in apparent murder-suicide

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A couple featured in news stories about their difficulties getting medication for a daughter who had a heart transplant are found shot to death in their home along with their three children.

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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...

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,...

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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Chrystia Freeland says Canada prepared for ‘strong offensive position’ on NAFTA

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says that if negotiations restart on the North American Free Trade Agreement, Donald Trump's administration won't be the only player at the table looking for a better deal.

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Trudeau upended ‘man’s world’ of Canadian politics with election, researchers say

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Researchers say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's portrayal as a "subordinate" male during the 2015 election has changed the discussion over masculinity in Canadian politics.

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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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‘Everyone just started running’: Snipers kill 5 police officers ‘ambush style’ at Dallas protest

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Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas last night, killing five officers and wounding at least five others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, police said, in a week that bore dark echoes of the tumultuous civil rights era.

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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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U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco has unanimously ruled to uphold the suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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Calls for tolerance at Montreal funeral for men killed in Quebec City mosque attack

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Politicians and Muslim leaders called for greater tolerance and openness at the Montreal funeral today for three of the men killed in the Quebec City mosque shooting.

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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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Value of new child benefit will fall without inflation adjustment, PBO says

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Canadian families will see their payments slowly erode over time under the Liberal government's new child benefit program, says Parliament's budget watchdog.

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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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‘Where we had our honeymoon’: Canadian killed in EgyptAir crash loved Paris, husband says

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Marwa Hamdy was returning home on EgyptAir Flight 804 after visiting her sister in Paris, her favourite city on the planet, her husband told CBC News.

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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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Trump says he will pull U.S. out of TPP on 1st day in office

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U.S. president-elect Donald Trump released a video on Monday laying out actions he will take on his first day in office on Jan. 20, including withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

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Territories agree to health funding deal with federal government

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Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories have signed bilateral deals with the federal government on health-care transfers.

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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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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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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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Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns after lying about Russian contact

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President Donald Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump's senior team after less than one month in office.

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Free money for all: Why Finland has officially launched its basic income pilot project

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Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to almost $600 US in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment.

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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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Last-ditch diplomacy yields an imperfect Syria deal — and boost for Assad

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The U.S.-Russia deal coming into effect at sundown tonight is aimed at ending the fighting yes, but it also reaffirms Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s longstanding view that the only battle worth fighting in his country is that against extremists. What's understood perfectly is that such reconciliation is only possible with Assad at the helm.

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NEB’s Energy East hearings in Montreal cancelled after protesters storm room

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The National Energy Board hearings in Montreal into the proposed Energy East pipeline were cancelled early into the proceedings Monday after protesters stormed into the room, prompting the commissioners to leave and resulting in at least two arrests.

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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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‘Kill her and be done with it’: MP behind anti-Islamophobia motion reads out hate...

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The Liberal MP who tabled an anti-Islamophobia motion says she has been bombarded with hate mail and threats of violence. Mississauga, Ont. MP Iqra Khalid told the House of Commons today she received more than 50,000 responses to M-103.

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Lawsuit alleging sexual assault, misconduct in military seeks $1 billion in damages

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A class-action lawsuit filed in Ontario over alleged sexual misconduct in the Canadian military is asking for $1 billion damages. The case is one of several to hit the courts following the release of a Statistics Canada report last month that painted a bleak picture of sexual assault and abusive behaviour in the Forces.

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Suspect in B.C. RCMP shooting and Saskatchewan homicide located, says city

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The suspect in both a recent Saskatchewan homicide and the shooting of an RCMP officer in B.C. has been located near Revelstoke, according to the city's staff.

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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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‘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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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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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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‘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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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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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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‘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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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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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...

‘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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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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Justice Robin Camp ‘very sorry’ for ‘knees together’ comment at sex assault trial

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Justice Robin Camp told a Canadian Judicial Council inquiry Friday he's "very sorry" for the comments he made to the complainant in a sexual assault trial when he was a provincial court judge in Calgary.

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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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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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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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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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From ‘locker room’ video to nasty debate: 4 tumultuous days on the U.S. election...

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Those who spent the long weekend focusing on family and food might have just missed four of the most tumultuous days on the U.S. election campaign trail. It began on Friday, with the release of a video Donald Trump making crude comments, and the fallout continues.

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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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CSIS broke law by keeping sensitive metadata, Federal Court rules

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A Federal Court judge says Canada's spy agency illegally kept potentially revealing electronic data about people over a 10-year period. CSIS Director Michel Coulombe addressed the court ruling at a press conference in Ottawa Thursday afternoon.

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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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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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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...

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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‘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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‘The only option was for me to leave’: African migrants wait in limbo, dreaming...

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African migrants who have passed through South and Central America are in limbo at the Mexican border, fearful of travelling to the U.S. or even of passing through the U.S. to reach Canada.

‘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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