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2 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

Den Tandt: Stephen Harper's annual trek north fraught with opportunity and peril

In this file photo,, Prime Minister Stephen Harper wears the Canadian Ranger sweater after he was bestowed honorary Canadian Ranger status in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, Vladimir Putin

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

George W. Bush Just Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge And It's Pretty Hilarious

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

For Honduran family, deportation means a child vanishes

Late at night, folding clothes on the couch when she couldn't sleep, Maby Caceres would replay the moment she lost Cindy.

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Related Topix: Honduras, World News, Central America, Mexico, US Military, US Air Force

10 hrs ago | Canada.com

Canadian doctors want freedom to choose whether to help terminal patients die

Canada's doctors say they should be free to choose whether to help terminally ill patients kill themselves if the federal ban outlawing euthanasia is overturned.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Health, Pain,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Canada.com

Conservative government seeks distance from Lac-Megantic rail-disaster responsibility

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt speaks to the media with Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney following the release of the Transportation Safety Board's final report from its investigation into the July 6, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Canada, World News

680News

Supertankers plying B.C.a s North Coast would be a pure madnessa : Mulcair

Touring the Douglas Channel on British Columbia's North Coast has convinced federal Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair it would be "pure madness" to allow supertankers carrying raw bitumen to ply the narrow passage.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

Brandon Sun

Calgary radio station hits stop button on format featuring shorter songs

A radio station in Alberta has given up a format featuring shorter versions of songs which it said gave listeners "twice the music."

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Brandon Sun

Former 'Canadian Idol' contestant found not guilty in terrorism case

A former "Canadian Idol" contestant was acquitted on Tuesday of conspiring to facilitate terrorism, with the judge finding insufficient evidence that he intended to join a plot.

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Canada.com

Vancouver is the third most livable city in the world: The Economist

Users of the social media site Pinterest share photos of tattoos that just may cross the boundaries of good taste.

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CNN

World's most liveable city 2014 is ...

Auckland's laid-back culture lands the city at number 10 on the Economic Intelligence Unit's 2014 list of the world's most liveable cities.

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Related Topix: Canada, Travel

Regina Leader Post

Federal government puts polar briefings on ice

Ice floes float in Baffin Bay above the Arctic circle as seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent on July 10, 2008.

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Regina Leader Post

Health Canada toughening prescription-narcotic warning labels to combat abuse

Health Canada is toughening warning labels for controlled-released prescription narcotics as part of efforts to curb rampant prescription drug abuse, federal health minister Rona Ambrose announced Monday at the opening session of the 147th annual gathering of the nation's largest doctors' lobby.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Regina Leader Post

Sask. casting director Jackie Lind celebrates Emmy win for 'Fargo'

Canadian casting director Jackie Lind felt a rush of nerves as she waited for her name to be called at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday, even though she'd won once before.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Maurice LaMarche, Comedy

The Winnipeg Free Press

New studies question long-held idea that we should drastically reduce sodium intake

A pair of large international studies are questioning the validity of the notion that the less salt a person consumes, the better.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

Canada.com

36 per cent of Canadian businesses know they've been hit by cyber attack: Study

More than one-third of Canada's IT professionals know - for sure - that they'd had a significant data breach over the previous 12 months that could put their clients or their organizations at risk, a cybersecurity study suggests.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Science / Technology, Computer Security

Canada.com

Intruder leaves a threatening note on a line of butcher knives in Trudeau home

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, second left, holds his 5-month-old son Hadrien as his wife Sophie Gregoire, right, talks with their children Xavier and Ella-Grace while attending the B.C. Day Liberal barbeque in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, Stephen Harper, World News

Vancouver Sun

Majority of Canadians over 45 anxious about future health expenses, study finds

Marijuana legalization activist Marc Emery, who served five years in a U.S. prison for selling marijuana seeds, has returned to Vancouver.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Drugs, Marijuana

Examiner.com

UFO over forest fire: Canadian news crew captures UFO on video

A UFO videotaped over a Canadian forest fire? Although at first glance, the object might appear to be a quickly moving UFO, it tends to act like a meteor of the variety that pass through the Earth's upper atmosphere known as 'Earth grazers.'

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Alleged Metro Vancouver gang hit man arrested after four years on the lam

Cory Vallee, who had been sought for four years on two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and three counts of conspiracy to commit murder at the height of the gang war between the UN gang and the Red Scorpions, was arrested in Mexico on Aug. 13 and returned to Metro Vancouver to face trial.

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Canada.com

Online shaming sites ruin reputations without proof, says man who decided to fight back

A Twitter account mocking bad Calgary parkers is the latest venue for anonymously ranting about others.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Online Dating, Social Software, Canada, World News

The Globe and Mail

Military drone plan grounded amid continuing debate over fleet needs

National Defence headquarters in Ottawa . Winner of an award of merit from the Illumination Engineering Society of North America.

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