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'I plan on seeing this fight through,' says former US soldier now in Syria

Jordan Matson in Syria (Facebook)

Jordan Matson in Syria (Facebook)

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Just over three weeks ago, Jordan Matson left his home in the US and snuck into Syria. Today, the former US army private from Wisconsin is among a growing number of foreign recruits volunteering to fight among Kurdish forces against ISIS in Syria.

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WWII Nazi U-Boat discovered off the coast of North Carolina

WWII Nazi U-Boat discovered off the coast of North Carolina
A couple of World War Two vessels are sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina, just a little more than 200 metres apart. One is the wreck of Nazi German U-Boat 576. The other is the wreck of the freighter Bluefields, which was part of an American convoy.
   

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Thursday: Ottawa shooting - Glenn Greenwald, fallen soldier: helper, Norwegian security, and more...

Thursday: Ottawa shooting - Glenn Greenwald, fallen soldier: helper, Norwegian security, and more...
Journalist Glenn Greenwald elaborates on a column published the day Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed, in which he argued Canada shouldn't be surprised when its soldiers are attacked...Barbara Winters shares was among those who came to the aid of Corporal Cirillo yesterday in the moments after he was attacked...and A Norwegian MP explains why she fought some stricter security measures in parliament, after the deadly attacks of 2011.

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Woman recalls efforts to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at War Memorial

Woman recalls efforts to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at War Memorial
People across the country are mourning the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo today. Since his shooting death at the war memorial in Ottawa, there has been an outpouring of sympathy for his family and his comrades in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders reserve force.

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Journalist Jeremy Scahill on this week's Blackwater guilty verdicts

Journalist Jeremy Scahill on this week's Blackwater guilty verdicts
Four private guards with the American security firm Blackwater, have been found guilty in the deaths of Iraqi civilians. Seventeen unarmed people were killed in central Baghdad in September 2007. A federal jury handed down their guilty verdict this week in Washington. After, As It Happens host Carol Off spoke with Jeremy Scahill, author of "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army."

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Glenn Greenwald: Canada no longer acts as a "peaceable" country -- should not be surprised by attacks

Glenn Greenwald: Canada no longer acts as a

Many Canadians are reeling about the attacks on soldiers in Ottawa and Quebec this week, but Glenn Greenwald says people shouldn't be surprised.

Yesterday, before the shootings on Parliament Hill, the journalist famous for exposing U.S. government secrets, published an article on the news site The Intercept.

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Wednesday: Ottawa shooting, Blackwater trial, Ben Bradlee obit, and more...

Wednesday: Ottawa shooting, Blackwater trial, Ben Bradlee obit, and more...
Shortly before ten o'clock, an armed man shot and killed a Canadian Forces soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial. The soldier was a reservist with Hamilton's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Corporal Nathan Cirillo. The gunman then made his way into the Centre Block building on Parliament Hill where dozens of shots were fired. As it Happens coverage includes interviews with a witness who was at the War Memorial; an MP who was on the Hill, steps from the shooter; and reporter Peter Henderson who was very close by when the shooting began.

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NDP press attache Greta Levy comes face to face with the Ottawa gunman

NDP press attache Greta Levy comes face to face with the Ottawa gunman
NDP Press Attache Greta Levy found herself right in front of the Ottawa shooter. The man had already shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, who was standing guard at the National War Memorial. Then he headed into the Centre Block on Parliament Hill, just as Levy was on her way out. 

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'Extreme' security measures to come, warns ex Parliament security

'Extreme' security measures to come, warns ex Parliament security
A former RCMP deputy commissioner tells As it Happens that Canadians will come to understand that they are living in a "transformed world" after the shootings in downtown Ottawa that left a Canadian soldier and one gunman dead. 

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Tuesday: Couture-Rouleau expert, Pistorius trial, Russia targets McDonald's, and more...

Tuesday: Couture-Rouleau expert, Pistorius trial, Russia targets McDonald's, and more...
Amarnath Amarasingam was monitoring Martin Couture-Rouleau on social media, long before yesterday's attack that killed a Canadian soldier...A Liberian journalist who covered Ebola in her country was supposed to speak at the University of Georgia -- you can guess what happened next...and Russia strikes back at Western sanctions with a sweeping crackdown on McDonald's restaurants, prompting a lot of grimaces.

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Fries with that? Nyet. Russia targets McDonald's for closures and inspections

Fries with that? Nyet. Russia targets McDonald's for closures and inspections
Like many Russians, Mitya Kushelevich remembers his first trip to McDonald's vividly. It was 1990. He was nine. And, to get in to the country's very first Golden Arches, he had to line up for eight hours. Now, that famous McDonald's outlet on Moscow's Pushkin Square -- and eight others -- have been shut down by Russian authorities. And 200 others are under investigation.

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