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33 min ago | 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,

4 hrs ago | 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,

5 hrs ago | 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,

5 hrs ago | 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

Canada.com

More calls for inquiry after aboriginal girl killed and dumped in Winnipeg river

The death of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl found wrapped in a bag and dumped in the Red River is prompting renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

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Related Topix: Canada, Stephen Harper, World News

Regina Leader Post

Delegates at Canadian Medical Association meeting vote to oppose smoking of any plant substance

They already opposed tobacco. Now the nation's doctors say Canadians shouldn't smoke "any plant material" whatsoever, including marijuana.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Marijuana,

Edmonton Journal

Trudeau's Liberals aiming for majority victory in 2015 election

Justin Trudeau's Liberals are aiming to win a majority government in next year's election, an ambitious goal for a party that was trounced in the 2011 campaign and holds just 37 seats in Parliament.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

680News

Spy agency improperly handled some information about Canadians: watchdog

The new Communications Security Establishment Canada complex is pictured in Ottawa on October 15, 2013.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Prison,

Edmonton Journal

Probe into alleged Syrian combatants brings RCMP investigators to Calgary

The RCMP are investigating two more men with suspected ties to Calgary who allegedly left Canada to participate in the Syrian civil war, according to community members.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Terrorism, Prison

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

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

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