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3 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Jury selection set to begin Tuesday in Magnotta murder trial

Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin, 33, a Chinese engineering student. The exhaustive process of selecting a bilingual jury could mean a delay in the presentation of evidence, which is scheduled to start next Monday.

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3 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Man charged with murder following shooting death of young woman

A man faces murder charges in connection with the death of a young woman who was shot while leaving a downtown restaurant. 26-year-old Natasha Mohamed Farah was killed outside of a bar on 11 Ave. and 1 St. S.W. last month.

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4 hrs ago | Canada.com

Feds dismiss allegations they covered up torture, killing of - rogue' Canadian spies

Arthur Porter, former chairman of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, claims the federal government covered up the capture and killing of a handful of Canadian spies. The government says the assertions are without merit.

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6 hrs ago | CBC News

Immigrants to Canada not sold on upcoming 'express entry' system

A newly released government study suggests newcomers to the country have misgivings about Ottawa's intention to ensure would-be immigrants possess skills that are in demand in Canada. A woman is seen here enjoying the Canada Day festivities in Montreal, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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7 hrs ago | SooToday

Harper hosts parliamentary pep rally

Prime Minister Stephen Harper rallied his political troops Monday, marking the start of Parliament's fall sitting with a campaign-style rally laden with economic high-fives and tough talk about protecting Canadian values around the world. With Conservative caucus members and several massive Canadian flags as a backdrop, Harper sang the praises of his government's work in creating jobs, sealing trade deals and cracking down on criminals.

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10 hrs ago | The Daily Breeze

Hurricane Odile slams Baja California

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico >> Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. The extent of Odile's impact was still not clear before daybreak, but the storm severely damaged hotel lobbies and facades, shattered windows and left streets full of debris.

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13 hrs ago | News Times

Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future

This Aug. 2002 file photo shows Balmoral Castle, near Ballater in the Scottish Highlands. One thing both sides agree on - Queen Elizabeth II will continue to be the Scottish monarch after independence.

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17 hrs ago | CTV

Election rhetoric revs up with Parliament set to resume

With MPs headed back to work Monday as Parliament resumes, signs of an unofficial launch to the next federal election campaign are beginning to show. There is still over one year to go before the October 2015 fixed election date, but parties are already revving into campaign mode.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

KFVS12

Leaders expected at Mexican Independence parade

Some of Illinois' top political leaders and candidates for office were set to participate Sunday in a Chicago's annual Mexican Independence Day Parade. Organizers estimate roughly 500,000 have attended previously in the city's Little Village neighborhood, making it among the largest parades in the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Pat Quinn, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Prince George Citizen

New Brunswick NDP leader proud Liberals, Tories now among his prize candidates

NDP Leader Dominic Cardy speaks to media after the New Brunswick leaders debate in Moncton on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. When the NDP leader in New Brunswick promotes some of his prize candidates, he's happy to emphasize they were once his political foes.

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CBC News

Ministers jockey for surplus bucks as Commons returns

Finance Minister Joe Oliver has a budget surplus ready to go and plenty of other ministers who want a piece of it in the lead up to the 2015 election. Like a fresh-baked pie on the window sill, the sweet smell of a surplus has mouths watering -- but which ministers will get a piece in this critical pre-election period, and how will it trickle down to Canadians? Prime Minister Stephen Harper must decide how best to spend the excess dollars in the next couple of months and there's active lobbying for the bucks, government insiders say.

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Chilliwack Times

Open letter asks CRA to stop political audit

Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday April 9, 2014. More than 400 academics are demanding the Canada Revenue Agency halt its audit of the political activities of a think-tank, saying the Conservative government is trying to intimidate, muzzle and silence its critics.

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Greenwich Citizen

Stronger Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows category four Hurricane Odile taken at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday Sept. 14, 2014.

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Prince George Citizen

Horse trailer carrying 30 rescue dogs from U.S. flips on Alberta highway

Dogs sit in a cage after a horse trailer carrying rescue dogs from the U.S. rolled on a Alberta Highway 2 in central Alberta near Olds on Saturday Sept. 14, 2014.

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Coast Reporter

Quebec sovereigntists learn from Scots, reflect on what could have been

Jean-Francois Lisee talks to media, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. Quebece sovereigntists like Lisee say they've been impressed by London's "fair play" during the Scottish referendum campaign when compared to Ottawa in the 1990s.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Fiestas Del Llano celebrates Mexican independence

She was excited Saturday to attend the third day of the Fiestas Del Llano celebrations at the Lone Star Amphitheater. Ursua said the annual event celebrates Mexico's Independence Day on Sept.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Life, Food, Mexican Cuisine, Lubbock, TX

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Brandon Sun

Prince Edward shakes hands with 87 Duke of Edinburgh award winners at B.C. ceremony

His Royal Highness Prince Edward Earl of Wessex told a ballroom full of young people on Saturday they earned the right to walk a little taller after successfully completing a journey that millions attempt but relatively few complete. He shook hands with 87 young high achievers as he handed out the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award during a ceremony at Government House.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Families of murdered B.C. women, teen bear pain at sentencing hearing

Families of three women and a teenage girl who were murdered in northern British Columbia by one of Canada's youngest serial killers finally had a chance Friday to tell a judge about the pain they have endured. Twenty-four-year-old Cory Legebokoff was convicted Thursday in B.C. Supreme Court of the first-degree murders of Cynthia Maas, 35, Jill Stuchenko, 35, Natasha Montgomery, 23, and 15-year-old Loren Leslie.

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Canada.com

Mould issue rekindles debate as Science and Tech museum closes

Photo By: Aaron Lynett, The Ottawa Citizen, Canwest News, Assignment #76434--Exterior The Canada Science and Technology Museum remained sealed shut Friday, as contractors and museum officials discussed repairs and the old question of moving the museum resurfaced. Workers weren't allowed inside the building, which is off-limits because of unacceptably high mould levels in the air.

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CBC News

#AmINext aims to raise awareness about murdered aboriginal women

The campaign, in which people are asked to take a photo of themselves holding a sign that reads, "#AmINext,"seeks to open up a national discussion on the issue of aboriginal women who have disappeared or been murdered. A woman spearheading a social media campaign about missing and murdered aboriginal women says she isn't worried about the initiative fading from the public consciousness like other online campaigns have done in the past.

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