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White House briefing after Trump says he wants a transgender military ban

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:25:04 EDT

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U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Twitter on Wednesday that under his administration, transgender individuals wouldn't be allowed to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity, statements that appeared to take politicians in Congress as well as the Pentagon by surprise.




Supreme Court quashes plans for seismic testing in Nunavut

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:04:38 EDT

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The Supreme Court of Canada has quashed plans for seismic testing in Nunavut, delivering a major victory to Inuit who argued they were inadequately consulted before the National Energy Board gave oil companies the go-ahead to conduct disruptive testing.




'I'm really sorry this happened': U.S. woman says she was unknowingly part of Saskatoon white package case

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:33:23 EDT

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Samantha Field says she unknowingly threw herself into the middle of a complex case involving bomb threats and white powder scares that paralyzed parts of Saskatoon.




Why oil prices are heading higher this week

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Prices move higher as U.S. producers pull back on drilling and OPEC targets U.S. inventories.




Via Rail terror plotter to appeal life sentence

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:33:55 EDT

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One of the men convicted of plotting to derail a Via Rail passenger train between New York and Toronto is now being treated for schizophrenia and wants to appeal his life sentence, court heard on Wednesday.




Cruise missile threat biggest priority in upcoming Norad makeover

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The Trudeau government is committed in its recent defence policy to overhaul Norad in lockstep with Washington. But it could be a costly venture that forces Canada to make tough political and military decisions.




Justin Trudeau, dubbed 'The North Star,' lands Rolling Stone cover

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:15:56 EDT

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'Is Canada's prime minister the free world's best hope?' Rolling Stone magazine seems to thinks so, with its flattering cover feature about Justin Trudeau.




Charlie Gard's parents concede he can't die at home

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:29:44 EDT

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The parents of critically ill infant Charlie Gard concede that he will die in a hospice and not at home as they had previously wished.




Ottawa rejecting many expense claims from public servants with Phoenix payroll problems

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Federal government officials promised they would reimburse public servants for out-of-pocket expenses directly caused by Phoenix payroll woes, but the government is denying much of what's being claimed by employees, documents show.




Court cites privacy concerns in striking down Canada/EU deal on sharing airline passenger data

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:24:57 EDT

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A deal between the European Union and Canada to share airline passenger data must be revised as parts of it violate privacy and data protection laws beyond what could be justified for fighting terrorism, the EU's top court said.




Death of First Nations man handcuffed and stepped on by police was accidental, inquest says

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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The death of an Ontario First Nations man who was pepper sprayed, beaten, handcuffed and stepped on by two police officers was accidental, a coroner's inquest determines in giving dozens of recommendations to avoid similar deaths.




Will Trump fire Sessions? Maybe — but it could cause a political 'cataclysm'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The president of the United States is given broad powers — but they could backfire on him. Bigly.




Can we create life from scratch? Scientists start with yeast

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:22:52 EDT

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The research may reveal basic, hidden rules that govern the structure and functioning of genomes. But it could also open the door to life with new and useful characteristics.




'It's just been so painful': Woman warns against lip-filler house parties after medical crisis

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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A young woman is warning others about the dangers of home lip augmentation and lip-filler parties after a complication left her temporarily disfigured, in excruciating pain and at risk for even more serious side-effects.




Feverish talk about an opioid crisis ignores the benefits for chronic pain patients

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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We rarely hear about the very normal and necessary use for narcotic pain medication in our talk about the "opioid crisis" and its bedfellow, the "fentanyl epidemic." We've been told that when it comes to opioids, they're not only bad: they're fatal.




Ex-Nazi interpreter Helmut Oberlander stripped of citizenship for 4th time

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:25:17 EDT

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The federal government has stripped retired Waterloo developer Helmut Oberlander, 93, of his citizenship for a fourth time. Oberlander's lawyer says they have filed a challenge in federal court — again.




'Thing in the woods' revealed as CIA spy camera, 55 years later

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:01:05 EDT

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The mystery that has plagued a New Brunswick family for more than five decades has been solved, with a satisfying Cold War espionage-flavoured denouement.




Bid 'irregularity' takes air out of Ottawa's aim to buy 350 inflatable boats for military

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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It seemed a straightforward deal — an order for 350 inflatable boats for the military. But Public Services and Procurement Canada has had to cancel a $6.4-million deal and start from scratch after bureaucrats twice messed up the tendering process.




Mom and baby spared traumatic birth after heart surgery performed inside the womb

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:22:44 EDT

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A team of Toronto doctors inserted a balloon into a baby's heart wall — while he was still in the womb — to save him from potentially devastating complications after birth.




U.S. Congress passes bill limiting Trump's ability to lift Russia sanctions

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:44:22 EDT

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Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.