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27 min ago | Brandon Sun

Mercedes-Benz Start Up names three finalists in emerging designer contest

Three designers based in B.C., Ontario and Quebec have made the final cut in a national contest for emerging Canadian designers.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Celebrities, Marisa Tomei, Fashion, Winter,

4 hrs ago | CBC News

Selinger slams Harper for rebuffing calls for murdered, missing inquiry

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, seen delivering last November's throne speech, blames the hike in the provincial sales tax for the NDP's slide in the polls.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

9 hrs ago | Austrian Times

Twitter Users Hunt Dog Sex Pervert In Mexico

A sick brute who raped and then blinded a pet dog in Tizimin, a city in the Mexican state of Yucatan, is being hunted by police.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News, Twitter

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Regina Leader Post

TV industry watchdog says 'pick-and-pay' model would hurt economy, cost jobs

Some local TV stations will be forced to close and more than 30,000 people could lose their jobs if Canada's broadcast regulator adopts changes it wants Canadians to consider, says a broadcast industry watchdog group.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Brandon Sun

Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic a concern to Harper

Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic is a concern and Canada should not get complacent about it, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday during the second leg of his annual northern tour.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin

WALB-TV Albany

Mexico creates special economic-crime force

Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Agriculture, Science,

The Windsor Star

Canadian police forces bulking up with armoured vehicles

In 2013, the New Glasgow police in Nova Scotia acquired a decommissioned Cougar armoured vehicle free of charge from the Canadian Forces.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Ferguson, MO,

Vancouver Sun

Den Tandt: Harper kicks off northern tour with a peek at 2015 election strategy

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper responds to questions after making an announcement at the Yukon college in Whitehorse, Thursday August 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper,

Brandon Sun

HitchBOT the hitchhiking robot wraps up cross-country journey in Victoria

Once he gets past the plastic-bucket body, the pool-noodle arms and the complete lack of a soul, Seb Leeson sees a lot of himself in HitchBOT, the ragtag robot that spent several weeks hitchhiking across Canada.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Canada, World News,

KRNV-TV Reno

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Thousands of Mexican citizens deported by U.S. authorities are finding refuge at call centers in Tijuana and other border cities.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News,

ABC Action News

Deported Mexicans find new life in call centers

Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, Tijuana, Mexico Travel, Prison

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Windsor Star

Man named Stoner arrested on drug charges; police find $10K worth of pot at his home

A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Virginia, Canada, World News

Brandon Sun

Greenpeace says defamation lawsuit an attempt to muzzle criticism

An environmental group has filed court documents saying a lawsuit against it is an attempt to silence its criticism of a forestry company's harvesting practices.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

Brandon Sun

'They are terrorists and must be punished:' Calgary imam speaks out against ISIL

A prominent imam intends to draw attention to what he calls the "un-Islamic" beliefs and actions of militants claiming responsibility for the murder of a U.S. journalist.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Brandon Sun

Senators, not PM, should choose Senate Speaker, Liberal senator says

Canada's Senate may never become an elected parliamentary chamber, but a move is afoot to bring at least a measure of democracy to the appointed upper house.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Brandon Sun

Backlogged social security panel stops tracking results; Kenney OKs more staff

Canada's new social security tribunal has suddenly stopped tracking the results of thousands of appeals launched by ailing Canadians after they've been denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Personal Finance, Social Security

Brandon Sun

Is taking a gap year after high school a smart financial decision?

That's the question Jonathan Nikodem faced when he graduated and weighed the financial and personal benefits of taking a year off before university to consider his options.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

Canada.com

Man pleads guilty to peeing on PM's office building

OTTAWA, ON: MAY 08, 2013 - Ontario Provincial Court House in Ottawa, May 08, 2013.

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Related Topix: Canada, Stephen Harper, World News

Surrey Leader

Finding love on two charitable wheels

Siobhan Coates and Graham Street met three years ago while training for the Ride2Survive cycling fundraiser.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Canada, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Weyburn This Week

American journalist's death in Iraq part of 'disgusting' terror campaign: Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the murder of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants in Iraq is part of a "degrading and disgusting terror" campaign being carried out across the entire region.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Journalism, Canada, World News

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