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

Paul Connolly

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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‘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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With Khan family, has Trump finally gone too far?

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In a defensive crouch, Donald Trump complained Monday about being "viciously attacked" by the father of a decorated Muslim army captain killed in Iraq, persisting in an emotionally charged feud that has left him increasingly isolated among fellow Republicans.

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


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

Kathryn McCalder

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


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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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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Donald Trump’s lessons for Canadian politics


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


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


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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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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Most Canadian parents to get more child benefits starting today


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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Did Melania Trump copy Michelle Obama’s speech?


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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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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2 more people detained in Nice truck attack investigation


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


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


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

Taliyah Leigh Marsman

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

Taliyah Leigh Marsman

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

UPS trucks just before Canada Post dispute

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


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

Philando Castile

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


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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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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‘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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More than 80 killed in Baghdad bombings


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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20 hostages killed, 13 rescued in Bangladesh restaurant attack

Bangladesh Attack

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


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


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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Dutch man linked to cyberbullying death of B.C. teen Amanda Todd can be extradited,...

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A man suspected of cyberbullying B.C. teen Amanda Todd before she took her own life can be extradited, a Dutch court ruled following a hearing today in Amsterdam.

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


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


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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Brexit and your money: 5 ways it could hit Canadians


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


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


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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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 Brexit impact part fear, part reality: Don Pittis


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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‘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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Goodbye Freedom 55: More Canadians spend their retirement years working

Roger Attfield at Woodbine Racetrack

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

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


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


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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Canadian Robert Hall executed by Philippine militants

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Canadian Robert Hall, who was being held hostage by a militant group in the Philippines, has been executed.

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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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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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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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Trump riding the monster the Republicans created: Neil Macdonald


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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‘We’re not banning natural gas’: Wynne unveils climate change action plan


Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released details this morning about her government's controversial plan to combat climate change and cut greenhouse gases, saying the plan will not outlaw the use of natural gas.

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

University of Calgary entrance

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

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

Ezekiel David Collet Stephan

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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Ex Vancouver firefighter alleges racism, says crew ‘tried to make his life hell’

Luis Gonzalez

Former firefighter Luis Gonzalez says Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services treats caucasian workers better than visible minorities

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


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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Muhammad Ali dead at 74


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


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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Amnesty warns Brazil against police abuses ahead of Rio Olympics


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

Fort McMurray

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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Consumers turn to booming black market for cheap cellphone deals


Costly cellphone plans in many parts of Canada appear to be fuelling a booming black market industry for cheap deals.

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

Oil vs Renewables

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


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


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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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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Canada expects ‘strong’ G7 statement against paying hostage ransoms


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

Victor Dahdaleh in 2012 outside London courthouse

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

Marwa Hamdy

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

ABA therapy nanny-cam tape

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

Jenny Reiderman

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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Preying on smalltown kindness: Couple accused of faking Fort McMurray connection for free stuff

Darryl Rondeau

When Darryl Rondeau and his girlfriend came to Claresholm, Alta., saying they lost everything in the Fort McMurray fire, they were welcomed with open arms — then police noticed their story didn't add up.

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

Lufthansa passenger being removed

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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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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Ruth Ellen Brosseau target of personal attacks since being elbowed by Trudeau

Ruth Ellen Brosseau

Quebec NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau says she has become the target of personal attacks from members of the public since she was elbowed in the House of Commons by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday.

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


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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EgyptAir plane made sharp turns, dropped suddenly before crashing


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

Candice Rochelle Bobb

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

Gilles Toupin and Joel-Denis Bellavance

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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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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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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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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‘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...

‘I don’t care about imams’: Radicalized Muslim youth want to talk politics, not religion


Efforts to counter the radicalization of young Muslims in Canada have focused largely on social and religious factors but have ignored the more contentious driver of radicalization: Canada's foreign policy. Critics say that unless religious and political leaders address the political grievances of disillusioned youth, deradicalization is destined to fail.

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Fort McMurray visit comes as a crisis test for Trudeau: Chris Hall

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Fort McMurray today to see the wildfire devastation first-hand. He'll need to be in top form because history has shown it's not always easy to strike the right tone during a crisis, Chris Hall writes.

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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....