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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Transgender Canadians would have equal rights under Liberal bill

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

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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...

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....