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Alt-right leader Richard Spencer says Trump is 'first step' toward identity politics

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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Alt-right leader Richard Spencer says Trump is not "the answer" but is the "first step" toward identity politics.




Nursing home allows Alzheimer's patient to leave with man once accused of defrauding her

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:24:00 EST

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Secure units at nursing homes are meant to keep patients with dementia in, but a family is now questioning who is responsible for keeping others out after an 81-year-old Newfoundland woman with Alzheimer's was allowed to leave in the company of a man once accused of defrauding her.




'We are relaxed because we are winning again': Russia welcomes an unconventional Trump

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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Russia waits cautiously to see if the compliments U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has ushered its way will bear fruit, but Vladimir Putin's foes warn the Russian president could out-manipulate Trump, the CBC's Susan Ormiston writes from Moscow.




A failure to communicate: Anglos flounder in Tory French-language debate: Neil Macdonald

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:14:11 EST

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The real spectacle during the Conservative leadership debate in Quebec City was all the awful French. Listening to it, you had to ask yourself what in heaven’s name these people are thinking.




Threat hung in Playa del Carmen takes aim at BPM festival, saying it 'didn't get in line'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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As Mexican authorities investigate possible motives behind a fatal shooting at a nightclub in Playa del Carmen on Monday, a chilling message that appeared in the coastal resort city appears to take aim at someone affiliated with the BPM festival, which hosted the event.




Trump as job creator — reality or just reality TV with lots of spin?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet but, according to his version of events he’s already been busy creating lots of jobs, particularly in the auto sector. Critics say many of these announcements had nothing to do with Trump.




Parts of Mexico dangerous, but popular tourist area safer than some U.S. cities, experts say

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:15:15 EST

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The deaths of five people, including a Canadian man, in Monday's nightclub shooting in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, are tragic — but that doesn't mean there's an increased threat against tourists in the popular resort area, according to security specialists.




Kevin O'Leary to enter Conservative leadership race today

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:12:03 EST

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Businessman Kevin O'Leary will enter the Conservative leadership race Wednesday, CBC News has learned. The Montreal-born anglophone will launch his campaign in Toronto only hours after skipping the French-language debate Tuesday night in Quebec City.




Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's prison sentence

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:41:48 EST

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U.S. President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks. Her sentence is now set to expire May 17.




Bank of Canada expected to hold steady in last rate announcement before Trump presidency

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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The Bank of Canada is widely expected to keep its key interest rate at 0.5 per cent this morning in its first interest rate decision of 2017 — but uncertainty over the economic policies of president-elect Donald Trump will make the central bank's job more complicated this year.




Edward Snowden's Russian permit extended 'a couple of years'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:10:00 EST

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Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.




Justin Trudeau speaks only French at Sherbrooke town hall, despite English questions

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:23:31 EST

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At Tuesday night's town hall in Sherbrooke Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answered questions ranging from local concerns about public transit to the upcoming federal pot legislation, and he answered them all in French — because, "we're in Quebec."




Gloves come off in French-language Conservative leadership debate

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:00 EST

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The third debate of the Conservative leadership campaign, the only official debate to be held entirely in French, featured sharp exchanges between candidates and proved to be a serious challenge to the French-language skills of some of the 13 contestants taking part.




Inauguration sets tone for presidency — but doesn't always go as planned

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 EST

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Nixon had dead pigeons, Jackson had a drunken mob. It's anyone's guess what to expect at Trump's inauguration.




George H.W. Bush in hospital for undisclosed reasons

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:36:08 EST

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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of staff.