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Concertgoer, Sniper:Tom Mulcair, Boston Poutine, STC Bus Route, Grenfell Cladding, and mroe

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Reaching a crescendo before the performance even began. Our guest says she was assaulted twice at a concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra -- and she believes it was racially motivated.

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Sears Restructure, House of Commons indigenous Language, CIA Snack Theft, Funeral Song, Bee House, Exploding Whipped Cream and more

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A catalogue of catastrophe. When Sears Canada announces store closures, serious layoffs, and "restructuring", the former CEO says the retailer's failure could have been avoided -- but now, it can't.

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Langevin Building, Racist Patient, Lube Ban, ID Leak, Marian Hossa, New Ken Doll, and more

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Rename, or remain the same? The Prime Minister announces an Ottawa building will no longer be named after an architect of the residential school system -- but a former Conservative MP calls that a mistake.

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Boxing Death, Security Bill: Goodale, Bulla Matari Ad, Flooded Art, Belgium Fries, Hollywood Money Laundering and more

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A victory and a loss. After being knocked out in Edmonton, heavyweight Tim Hague dies of his injuries -- and tonight, the man who landed that fateful punch tells us how his moment of triumph turned to horror.

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Portugal Fire, Highway of Tears, Irish Babies, Finsbury Paris Attack, Julius Ceaser, Math Line and more.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Conditions critical. It began with a lightning strike, and with the help of heat and high winds, it's become the worst forest fire in Portugal's history -- an enormous inferno that our guest was lucky to survive.

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Helmut Kohl: Mulroney, Amazon-Whole Foods, Vegetable Names, Supreme Court of Canada Delays, Balloon Ban, Joshua Wong and more

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The architect of modern Germany. Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney remembers German Chancellor Helmut Kohl -- and their fight to re-unite Germany inside a united Europe.

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Syrian Fire Victim, Turkey Protest Charges, Raccoon Attack, Devil Horns TM, Emoluments Lawsuit, Hair Piano Teacher, and more

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

He left chaos for safety. But three years after escaping the war in Syria for a new life in the U.K., Mohammad Al-Haj Ali died in the fire that consumed a London high-rise in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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UK Fire: Witness, Handmaid's Protest, Alex Jones Interview, Red-Tailed Hawk Adoption and more

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Up in smoke. A 24-storey high-rise in West London is consumed by fire, and while the neighbourhood and the world were watching in horror, our guest left his house down the street to take action.

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Jeff Sessions Testimony, Raqqa Citizens, Kevin Durant's Mom, Italy Olive Trees, Troll Cake and more

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Attorney General knowledge. There are no major bombshells in Jeff Sessions' testimony before a Senate committee, but tension continues to simmer -- because of the answers he gave, and the answers he didn't.

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Beverley McLachlin Steps Down, Russia Protests, Comey Coverage, Climate Change Study, and more

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Justice is done. After 28 years, Canada's longest-serving chief justice has announced her retirement -- and tonight, we'll look back at the many stands Beverly McLachlin took while sitting on the bench.

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Lord Buckethead, UK Election: Youth Vote, UK Election: Conservative, Fort Mac Report, Vitamin Penne, Sam Panopoulos Obit, and more

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Beyond the pail. After an unexpected election result in the UK, our guest is an unexpected candidate: Lord Buckethead, the interplanetary space lord who challenged Theresa May in her own constituency -- and lost by a mere 37,000 votes.

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James Comey Hearing: Lawyer, James Comey Hearing: Bar, Pirate Joe's, NFLD Fisherman, BC Bear, George Orwell's Son and more

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The audacity of the word "hope". After former FBI Director James Comey's testimony today, there are more questions about whether President Trump obstructed justice -- and they revolve around his use of that one word.

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Iran Attack, Edmonton Sex Assault, Liquor Store Peacock, Consent Changes, Dad Wanted, A Song For Jenny, and more

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A target's targets. ISIS strikes in Iran, killing twelve people in two attacks on Tehran -- and the country's Revolutionary Guard immediately points fingers at Saudi Arabia, and the United States.

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London Attack Follow, NSA Leaks, Shelter Donation, US Former Ambassador, Old War Tank, UK Election: Labour Party

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Erring on the side of a caution. When a counter-extremism group told British police about Khuram Butt last year, they let him off with a warning -- and this past Saturday, he led the deadly London Bridge attack.

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London Attack: Witness, Coma Lawsuit, Qatar Explainer, Pink Slime, Dean Beeby and more

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Vigil, and vigilance. The U.K. is in mourning, and on high alert, after Saturday's attack on London Bridge -- and from his place barricaded inside a restaurant, our guest was a captive audience to the horror.

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Climate Mayor, Counterfeit Duck, Scholastic Book, Australian Passport, Uganda Activist, Sleeplessness Study, and more

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

City limits. Business leaders, universities, and local officials across the U.S. -- including our guest, the mayor of Salt Lake City -- have a message for the world: we'll do everything we can to reduce emissions, regardless of our President.

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As It Happens for Thursday, June 1, Paris: Deese, Paris: McKenna, Anthem Folo, Wettlaufer Guilty, Vulture Baby, Faceless Fish and more

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

There's no "U.S." in team. While announcing he was joining just two other countries on the planet in rejecting the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump made a case against the deal -- but our guest says his case was neither accurate nor true.

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As It Happens for Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Kabul Bombing, Kabul Deportations, Anthem Changes, Foggy Trevor, Tiananmen Liquor, Sun Probe, and more

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A black day in the green zone. An enormous truck bomb kills at least ninety people in Kabul, Afghanistan's diplomatic area -- and a witness tell us that attack has struck fear into people who live in the city.

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As It Happens for Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Jared Kushner Latest, Abortion Clinic, Nova Scotia Relay Team, ISIS US Colonel, Indian Restaurant and more

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Son-in-law rise, son-in-law set. With new revelations about his meetings with Russian officials, Jared Kushner has gone from the centre of U.S. President Donald Trump's inner circle to the centre of controversy.

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As It Happens for Monday, May 29, 2017, BC Election, Conservative: Trost, Luke Doucet, Merkel EU Destiny, Boxer Injury, Flag Penny and more

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

United they fall. After weeks of negotiations following a tight election, British Columbia's Green Party announces it's teaming up with the provincial NDP to bring down the Liberals.

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Coptic Christian Attack, Denis Johnson Obit, Plinko Winner, Manchester Nurse, Star Wars Letter, Anime-Tory Convention, and more

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Deliver us from evil. Another attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt leaves at least twenty-eight people dead -- and our guest has no faith that his government is doing what needs to be done to keep his fellow Copts safe from harm.

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Manchester: Warnings, Trump Lawyer Profile, Pregnant Grad, Canada Post CPR, Candidate Charged, Trunk Trip, and more

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Sleeping through the alarm. A Muslim leader in Manchester says friends and relatives of suicide bomber Salman Abedi repeatedly warned authorities about his radicalism -- but those warnings went unheeded.

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Manchester: Leaks, Foreign Funding Election, Quadriplegic Parent MBA, Albatross Plastic, Bear Attacks Car, Workout Gear, and more

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Highly sensitive. After the trauma of the Manchester suicide bombing, the UK begins an investigation -- which now includes looking outside to determine why U.S. officials are leaking inside information.

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Manchester: Concert-goer, Manchester: Taxi Driver, Yemen Cholera, Manchester: City Councillor, Roger Moore Obit, Manchester: Media Coverage, and more

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

It started as a night of pure fun. But as the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, ended, it became a night of pure horror, when a man detonated a home-made bomb in the entrance hall of the arena.

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Everest Deaths, Baking Soda Shortage, Queen Victoria's Underpants, Harvard Rap Thesis, Baseball Announcer, and more

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Where "mountain climbing is synonymous with death." Four people die in one weekend on Mount Everest but we hear from a climber who says that if you've been to the summit, you wouldn't be at all surprised.

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Tied Feet Student, Siegfried Park, Face App Gallery, Thunder Bay Deaths, General Hospital Cancer Drug, and more

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

He was bound -- she's determined. An eight-year-old First Nations student is tied at the ankle to another student as punishment -- and now, two years later, his great-aunt wants the school board to review its decision to do nothing about it.

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Trump: Special Counsel, Stealthing Lawmaker, Shark Livers, Tesla Workers, Chris Cornell Obit, and more

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Understanding the overseer. U.S. President Donald Trump calls the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia a "witch hunt" -- but as our guest explains, there's nothing supernatural about it.

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Trump Latest: John Dean, Councillor Flight, Jeremy The Snail, Offensive Word "Newfie" Study, Encore: Samra Zafar, and more

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The over office. After the revelation that U.S. President Trump tried to stop the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn's ties to Russia, many are talking impeachment and Watergate -- subjects our guest, former Nixon aide John Dean, knows a lot about.

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Garbage Island, Trump Classified, Charity Bookshop, Fentanyl OD Cop, Passenger Bill Of Rights, and more

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

All washed up. Scientists arrive on a remote island in the South Pacific to discover it's been trashed -- not by human inhabitants, by tens of millions of pieces of plastic humans have chucked into the ocean.

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RCMP Bullying Report, Cyber Attack Hero, Sgt. Pepper's Reviewer, Targeted Activist, Snowden Refugees, and more

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An intimidating task. The RCMP watchdog says not enough has been done to tackle problems with harassment and bullying among officers -- and that the force can't handle the problem on its own.

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NHS Cyber Attack, Hit And Run, Autograph Law, Saskatchewan Ambulance, Rare Plants Destroyed, Hong Kong Bookseller, and more

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Put your money where your health is. In the U.K., hackers take control of thousands of National Health Service computers, demanding a ransom -- as part of a cyber-attack that has hit dozens of countries.

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Former FBI Critic, Corrections PTSD, Election Sign Trap, Measles Outbreak, Stumble Suit, Addiction Centre Neighbours, and more

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The end -- and the beginning of the end? When U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fires the FBI Director, a former agent is chilled -- because he believes it will have a chilling effect on the agency's Russia investigation.

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Comey fired, BC election, Suzuki ad, and more

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The director's cut. After the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the Democrats are crying foul -- and demanding an independent special prosecutor to investigate links between the Trump Administration and Russia.

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Nuclear Site Emergency, Pepe The Frog, Sheep-Eating Plant, Hutterite Fire, Anne Morrissy Merick Obit, Kosher Cheese Charge, and more

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Two ominous words: "Take cover." That was the order from the U.S. Energy Department to workers at a nuclear waste site in Washington state today -- after the collapse of a tunnel contaminated with radiation.

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Quebec Floods, France: En Marche, Bad Condo Behaviour, Chibok Girls, Pineapple Art, Opioid Guidelines and more

Mon, 08 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Wrung out. A Montreal resident awoke in the middle of the night to firefighters pounding on her door, urging her family to leave as the water gushed in -- and now she's wondering when, or if, they'll be able to return.

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Quebec Flood, Microbeads Retraction, Little Free Library, UAE Icebergs, Afghan Death Photo, Dragonfly Study, and more

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The life aquatic. As the rain continues in Quebec, streets on Montreal's West Island look more like lakes -- but despite an imminent evacuation order, our guest has opted to stay put, rather than play the wading game.

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Healthcare Vote, Pig Protester, Little Free Libraries, Flint Water, Plastic Melting Ship, and more

Thu, 04 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A not-especially clean bill of health. U.S. President Donald Trump scores a win when the House passes a bill to replace Obamacare -- but a Republican representative who voted against it says it has problematic pre-existing conditions.

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Mount Logan climber, Sessions laughing protester, Montreal flood, and more

Wed, 03 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Cold comfort. Natalia Martinez has been trapped on Yukon's Mount Logan since Monday's earthquake -- and while her partner says rescue plans are well under way, she'll face more severe weather before she's brought to safety.

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Prison Report, School Lunches, Baseball Ashes, London Ranked Ballot, Fort Mac Father, and more

Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Crime and undeserved punishment. In his report on the death of a Cape Breton prison inmate in custody, Canada's Correctional Investigator blasts guards for using excessive force -- and Correctional Services for failing to investigate.

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Dallas Boy Shot, Posthumous Award, Immigration Detainee, Reading: The Wise Owls, Recruiting for Jihad, and more

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

He was going. Now he's gone. When a party in a Dallas suburb got out of hand, 15-year-old Jordan Edwards and his friends tried to leave -- but he was killed when a police officer shot into their moving car.

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Execution Relative, Venezuela Protest, My Enemy/My Brother Feature

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

When the daughter of the latest Arkansas inmate to be executed could not afford to see her father one last time, our guest made it happen even though that inmate killed her father...AND...The filmmaker behind the new documentary "My Enemy, My Brother" tel

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O'Leary Volunteer, Peel School Mom, Gus the Asparagus, Jimmy Wales, and more

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A lousy return on investment. Kevin O'Leary's departure from the Conservative leadership race has left some of his supporters feeling betrayed...AND...Unreality check. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales tells us about his latest project.

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Kevin O'Leary drops out, Toronto crane rescue, and more

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A shark never stops moving. And now, "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary has announced he's moving right out of the Conservative leadership race -- and as he explains, it's because he thinks the party is gonna need a bigger vote.

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Softwood lumber dispute, Arkansas executions, Yemen famine, and more

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Timber! That sound you hear is high hopes crashing to the ground -- now that the Trump Administration has fired what could be the first volley in a trade war, by imposing big new tariffs on Canadian imports.

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London marathon runners, Afghanistan attack, naked mole rat study, and more

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Long-distance relationship. Nine years ago, one man talked another out of jumping off Waterloo Bridge to his death -- and yesterday, they ran the London Marathon together, at the exact same time.

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Assisted dying, French elections, unicorn frappuccinos, and more

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Fighting for his life, and for his death. No one knew Adam Maier-Clayton's fight for assisted dying better than his own father, Graham Clayton -- and tonight, Mr. Clayton tells us about the grief that has followed his son's suicide.

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Real estate changes, garment industry transparency, treasure map from space, and more

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

If you can't stand the heat, you won't get a kitchen. So Ontario's government is stepping in to cool down Toronto's uncomfortably hot housing market -- but one economist warns the intervention could give buyers and sellers a nasty cold.

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Bill O'Reilly out, DREAMer deported, Sylvia Moy obit, and more

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Oh, really? No -- O'Reilly. But yes, after a series of accusations of sexual harassment, and a mass exodus of advertisers, Fox News has really cut the popular host of "The O'Reilly Factor" loose.

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UK election, Toronto housing prices, Ziggy wine trademark dispute, and more

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Faster than a speeding ballot. After British Prime Minister Theresa May calls a surprise snap election, a Labour Party member predicts her haste will lay waste to the opposition.

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North Korea tensions, Assisted death advocate, Turkey referendum, Laundry cooking, and more

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Demilitarized tone. Vice President Mike Pence has stern words for Pyongyang from Korea's demilitarized zone, but former Democratic negotiator Bill Richardson says its time for both sides to cool down...AND: The head of Dying with Dignity says 27-year-old

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Afghanistan reporter, Impaired driving overhaul, Louis Sarno remembered

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Yesterday, the U.S. military dropped a giant bomb in Afghanistan -- but details about the effect of the explosion remain up in the air...AND, Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch remembers his friend Louis Sarno -- the American musicologist.

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'Mother of all bombs', Snoring is a habit, New marijuana law, UN Haiti abuse

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Full blast. Today, without warning, the United States dropped a bomb in Afghanistan -- one so massive it had to be delivered by cargo plane. Ready to roll. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's new bill will finally legalize marijuana -- but with no def

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So close after so far. Superhuman Canadian runner Gary Robbins tells us how he almost became the sixteenth person ever to complete the gruelling, hundred-mile Barkley Marathons.

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 12: Also, a woman in Maplewood, Missouri launches a lawsuit against the city -- after she was found in violation of a nuisance ordinance for calling the police about her abusive boyfriend.

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A new Cold War heats up. With a Moscow meeting imminent, the White House applies more pressure to convince Russia to stop supporting Bashar al-Assad, but our guest says Vladimir Putin will not be moved -- at least, not like this.

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 11: Also, new revelations from African migrants leaving their homes to cross the Mediterranean -- who say they've been sold as slaves by people-smugglers and militia groups in Libya.

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Tug of war. The Prime Minister remembers the Battle of Vimy Ridge as Canada's coming-of-age moment, but one historian says the reality was too brutal to be turned into a convenient patriotic myth.

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 10: Also, in some states, students are publicly shamed when they're unable to pay for a meal -- but New Mexico's new law sets out to un-make a mockery of kids' inability to afford lunch.

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A badly-oiled machine. A warmer Arctic means an increase in ocean traffic, and an increased chance of an accident leading to an oil spill -- and a new report suggests remote areas are not remotely prepared for that.

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 6: Also, a state senator in Hawaii is pushing a new law that would classify homelessness as a medical condition -- and allow doctors to prescribe shelter.

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Sucker punch. Former Canadian Olympic boxer Custio Clayton says Montreal police didn't pull him over last night because they wanted an autograph -- but because he's black.

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 5: Also, after 25 years, Arizona shuts down the infamous "Tent City" jail set up in the middle of the desert by Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- in part because prisoners actually wanted to do time there.

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Darkness at first light. A dawn attack in Idlib province kills dozens of people and sickens dozens more -- and a doctor who's been treating the victims believes it was a chemical strike.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 4: Also, a potentially offensive line. The NHL announces it won't be participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Korea -- and one former Canadian Olympian says that makes sense from a business perspective, but not from a fan's.

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Chaos in St. Petersburg. At least ten people are killed and dozens more wounded after a bomb filled with shrapnel explodes on a subway train in Russia -- and our guest's train arrived at the station moments later.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 3: Also, as he sees it, it's publish and perish. Journalists in Mexico are being murdered, and their murders are going unpunished -- so the publisher of one Juarez newspaper decides it's safer for his staff if he stops the presses.

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Captive sentence. A Nova Scotia man receives seven years for forcing a fourteen-year-old girl into prostitution, marking the first ever human-trafficking conviction in the province.

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 31: Also, talk to the hand. After Ottawa police officers sport wristbands in support of a colleague charged with manslaughter, a former firefighter launches a counter-campaign acknowledging the alleged victim.

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Do not inter. In a small Quebec town, a proposal for a Muslim cemetery faces fierce opposition from a group of residents. We speak with an imam who made the trip from Montreal to quell their fears.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 30: Also, cars keep getting safer for the people inside them -- but a new report from the U.S. says more pedestrians are being killed than ever before.

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An amicable divorce -- or the onset of a splitting headache? British Prime Minister Theresa May officially sets the two-year process of Brexit in motion -- and our guest, a Conservative MP, is looking forward to the U.K. going it alone.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 29: Also, a wrenching decision. Farmers with so-called "smart tractors" can't afford the maintenance, so they're turning to illegally downloaded, hacked software -- and tonight, a John Deere spokesperson gets a fix on the situation.

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Military imprecision. An airstrike targeting ISIS snipers in Mosul killed as many as 200 civilians this month -- and it looks more and more like the U.S.-led coalition is responsible.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 28: Also, return to dissenter. Three years after they participated in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, nine activists are arrested -- immediately following the election of a new Beijing-friendly chief executive.

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The detention mounts. Tens of thousands of Russians take to the streets to protest corruption, and hundreds are arrested on the charge of "illegal provocation" -- including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and our guest.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 27: Also, if you buy a so-called "smart tractor," you're locked into a restrictive contract that makes repairs prohibitively expensive -- so some desperate D-I-Y farmers are resorting to buying hacked software.

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