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August 2013

Friday: Seamus Heaney Obit, NFL Settlement, Norway Survivor Electoral Candidate, Silver Thief

Tonight:The pen was mightier than the shovel. In his famous poem "Digging", Seamus Heaney wrote, "Between my finger and my thumb/The squat pen rests./I'll dig...

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NFL pays out $765 million compensation package to players with brain injuries

On Thursday, the National Football League took a big step toward acknowledging the permanent damage caused by concussions. The pro league agreed to pay a...

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Thursday: British Labour MP on Syria, Bernard Landry on "Quebec bashing", Tape: Twerk Foam Finger

Part One:*Syria: British MP: British PM David Cameron says the legal requirements for military action against Syria have been met but Chris Bryant, the Labour...

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Bernard Landry: "Quebec bashing" anglophone coverage of secular charter

Listen to Parti Quebecois Premier Bernard Landry argue that Canada's English-language media are using his party's proposed secularism charter to portray Quebec as intolerant. Mr...

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Wednesday: US Lawmaker on Syria, Montreal Councillor on Quebec Charter, Fancy Water, Martin Luther King Speech Anniversary

Tonight:The best of the bad options. New York Congressman Eliot Engel makes the case for American intervention in Syria -- saying that doing nothing is...

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City of Montreal vs. Quebec's secularism charter

Montreal City Councillor Lionel Perez leads his colleagues in a vote against the Parti Québécois government's proposal to introduce a Quebec "secular charter". The charter...

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The Unexpected Episode

A conversation, of sorts, with a robot named Bina48. A Welsh farmer who says his pig speaks to him -- with a French accent. An...

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Tuesday: Syria resident, America's Cup cheating, Sour Toe swallowed

Highlights Include:Part One:*Syria Resident. As the prospect of Western military intervention looms, civilians in Syria already living in difficult circumstances are bracing for things to...

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Bar patron in Dawson City swallows the Sourtoe (yes, a human toe!)

It was a typical Saturday night at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City. Well-lubricated patrons were lining up to take part in a Yukon tradition....

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Quebec government's desire for a secular charter raises controversy

Quebec premier Pauline Marois has confirmed that her government wants a new "secular charter". It will seek a ban on religious headgear and other visible symbols...

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Monday: Quebec Charter, Yosemite Fires, Syria Update and more.

Part 1 Quebec Charter. A clash of symbols. The drumroll continues before the introduction of what Quebec is referring to as a "secular charter" --...

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Nestlé defends profiting from water it gets for free

John Challinor, of Nestlé Waters Canada, responds to the criticism over the cash flow his company gets from selling millions of litres of water that...

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Former Syria spokesman breaks his silence on chemical weapons

As UN investigators try to ascertain what happened at the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus last week that left hundreds dead,...

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Friday: Syria - Turkey Nato/Former Syrian Spokesperson, Japan Debris Worries, German Organ Trial, Too Fat Ducks and more...

Tonight:Divining intervention. With Syria's war sinking to new lows, and no Western action in sight, we ask Turkey's former ambassador to NATO as well as...

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Overweight ducks to be put on a diet

It's hard to tell a group of ducks "this is for your own good," but Chris Park is going to have to try. Mr Park...

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Thursday: Syria intervention, Nestle water fight, North Korea meth, Audio better than video, and more...

Tonight:War wary. With chemical weapons claims prompting France to call for a Syrian intervention, we ask the a former Deputy Secretary General at the UN,...

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Nestle, lax regulations and millions of litres of water.

Nestlé Waters Canada draws more than two hundred million litres of water from the city of Hope, British Columbia every year. They get it for...

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Wednesday: Manning Sentenced, Fukushima Leak, Lusty Lady Closes

Highlights Include:Part One:*Bradley Manning Sentence. The US Private who leaked thousands of classified documents was handed 35 years in prison. We hear from a Manning...

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First hand account of Luca Parmitano's space-walk with a water filled helmet

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano describes the July space walk that left him lost outside the International Space Station, hurtling through the great beyond with a...

Supporter of Bradley Manning reacts to 35-year prison sentence

It's not life -- but U.S. Army leaker Bradley Manning is still facing decades in prison. Today, a military judge sentenced him to 35 years...

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The Perseverance Episode

A man who completed the London Marathon in a snail suit. A family that gave their pet chicken CPR. The world-record holder in fist-pumping. All...

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Tuesday: Chicago Safe Passage, California Prisoner Strike, Painting Uncovered

Highlights Include: Part Two:*Chicago Safe Passage. A new program designed to help Chicago children walk to school safely begins next week. But critics say the...

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Pervez Musharraf charged in 2007 murder of Benazir Bhutto

Today, Pakistan's former president and retired army chief Pervez Musharraf was charged in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.For...

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Chicago votes to expand its 'Safe Passage' school route program

Gun violence continues to plague Chicago, and with school closures meaning longer walks for students - in some cases through rival gang turfs - Chicago...

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Murder charge in Sammy Yatim shooting

There were nine shots, a dead teenager and waves of outrage on the streets of Toronto.  Now, the Toronto Police officer who shot dead 18-year-old...

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Monday: Sammy Yatim Charge, Greenwald Partner, Snoring and Singing

Highlights Include: Part One: *Sammy Yatim Charge. A Toronto police officer is facing 2nd degree murder over the shooting death of 18-year-old Yatim on a...

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Canadian men's relay team wins bronze at the World Championships

The Canadian men's  4 x 100 metre relay team has won the bronze medal at the World Championships in Moscow. The win is a story...

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Friday: NS Mastectomy mixup, NWT mistrial, Catalina Island bison

Highlights Include:Part One:* Mastectomy mixup. A Nova Scotia woman discovers she never had breast cancer - after going through a mastectomy.* White Clay liquor ban....

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Sharon Fisher talks about her mistaken breast cancer diagnosis - and mastectomy

Nova Scotia resident Sharon Fisher went through treatment for breast cancer, including a mastectomy. Then she was told her initial diagnosis was wrong thanks to...

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Oglala Sioux community of Pine Ridge considers allowing alcohol

Alcohol abuse has plagued the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota for years, in spite of the fact that the community has put in...

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Thursday: Egypt Violence Update, New Totem Pole, Raccoon Guy and Yukon Mounties TV

Highlights Include: Part One:* Egypt Update. Prominent Arab-American analyst and pollster, James Zogby, weighs the impact of the violent turn of events in Egypt.* New...

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First totem pole in more than 100 years marks anniversary of agreement

For the first time in over a century, a massive carved pole has been raised on Southern Haida Gwaii.    Standing over forty-two feet high, it...

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Viral video sensation, Mark 'Coonrippy' Brown, has had his pet and co-star raccoon taken away from him

Tennessee resident, Mark 'Coonrippy' Brown, had been dancing up a storm on the internet after videos of him strutting his stuff and showering with his...

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Wednesday: Egypt chaos, Afghan MP kidnapped, Mennonite child protection

Highlights Include:Part One:* Egypt chaos. A photographer describes the violence on the streets of Cairo today.* Mennonite child protection. The leadership of a Mennonite community...

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A photographer's-eye view of the chaos in Cairo

After weeks of repeated threats, Egyptian security forces moved in to clear out thousands of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.The democratically-elected President Morsi was...

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The Cheese Episode

The sport of cheese-chasing. An artist who covered a house in outdated cheese. Musical odes to cheddar. How to cook the perfect grilled cheese. All...

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Tuesday: Comeau on Wallin, Tawakkol Karman, Crony Safari

Highlights Include:Part One:*Comeau on Wallin. Senator Pamela Wallin cries foul over the findings of an audit into her expense claims. But the senator who chairs...

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Sen. Gerald Comeau on Sen. Pamela Wallin

Pamela Wallin is having a tough time getting any sympathy from her colleagues in the Red Chamber.Today, the Senate's Internal Economy Committee released an auditor's...

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Urban bee keeping

Honey bees are in troubling decline worldwide. The reason why remains a mystery -- though theories abound, from pesticides to parasites. Karin Alton at the University...

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Monday: Pamela Wallin expense report, Whitey Bulger verdict, Bavarian snapping turtle

Part 1 Wallin: Senator Smith. It's payback time for Senator Pamela Wallin -- after an audit shows she might owe as much as a hundred-and-forty...

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Friday: New Brunswick Pets Removal, German Doping, 1957 Robot For Sale, Louisiana Sinkhole

Tonight: Animal pragmatism. The Reptile Ocean pet store in Campbellton, New Brunswick is emptied of its exotic inhabitants, after one of its former residents --...

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Canada's Montreal Games 100m women's relay team could have been robbed of Olympic gold

They were the fastest female foursome in Canadian history. Now a report out of Germany is raising the possibility that they were robbed of Olympic...

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New Brunswick Illegal Pet Removal

The rain poured down in Campbellton, New Brunswick this morning as animal specialists gathered at the Reptile Ocean pet store, where earlier this week a...

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Thursday: Rehtaeh Arrests, George Takei, Detroit Art Sale and more

Highlights Include: Part One:* Rehtaeh Arrests. Rehtaeh Parsons' mother gives us her reaction to the arrests of two of the teenage boys she says raped...

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Sun TV rejected by regulator

The CRTC rejected the Sun News Network's bid for a spot on basic cable today. Vice President Kory Teneycke announces victory though, pointing to the regulator's decision to review...

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George Takei endorses a petition to move the Sochi Olympics to Vancouver

    George Takei, the activist, actor, and the former Mr. Sulu from Star Trek, is a vocal proponent of LGBT rights. And now he's taking...

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Wednesday: MMA bankruptcy, Ariel Castro's house demolished, UK "predator" case

Highlights Include:Part One:* MMA Bankruptcy. The rail company implicated in the Lac Megantic rail disaster files for bankruptcy protection. A lawyer for the victims responds.*...

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Roy Bennett, of the Movement for Democratic Change, responds to the Zimbabwe election results

  It's being called another blatant case of electoral fraud in Zimbabwe. Despite this, Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party have held onto power again,...

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The Hidden Things Episode

W. Mark Felt was America's most famous anonymous source -- Deep Throat -- until his identity was revealed in 2005. A man who had something...

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Tuesday: New Brunswick snake deaths, Sinclair inquiry, puffin babies

Highlights Include:Part One:* New Brunswick snake deaths. Ian Comeau, the deputy mayor of Campbellton, reacts to the tragedy in his town that left two boys...

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Monday: Baseball suspensions, Cold Lake oil spill, shark tagging

Highlights Include:Part One:* Baseball suspensions. MLB suspends a dozen players for alleged drug use, but star Alex Rodriguez says he'll play while he appeals.  Journalist...

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Scientists get close with great whites for tracking study

A research team off the coast of Cape Cod has embarked on the biggest Atlantic great white shark tagging mission ever.  The OCEARCH shark tagging project...

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Oil still leaking into ground at Cold Lake, Alberta

    Oil has been leaking into the ground near Cold Lake, Alberta for more than two months now. It's estimated that nearly one million litres...

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Small time deal gone sour leads to suspension of 13 Major League Baseball players

Major League Baseball has suspended 13 players for their relationship to Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-ageing clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. But the first...

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Friday: Rob Ford Video, White House Boys, Biggest Drum Kit

Highlights Include:Part One:*Rob Ford Video. Kevin Donovan, one of two Toronto Star reporters who saw the Rob Ford video, has identified the man who tried...

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Researchers fight to exhume after finding evidence of unmarked graves at former Florida reform school

Researchers from the University of South Florida are fighting the state for permission to exhume bodies as part of an investigation into allegations of abuse,...

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Reverend Mark Temperato's 813-piece drum set breaks world record

Reverend Mark Temperato wasn't always a religious man. And that might partially explain what happened when he did finally discover God: with devotion that can...

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Thursday: TransCanada Pipeline, Edward Snowden Lawyer, Sweden False Confession and more.

Highlights Include: Part One:* TransCanada Pipeline. The Council of Canadians vows to fight TransCanada's decision to move forward with its EnergyEast Pipeline project.* Edward Snowden...

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Critics respond to TransCanada's announcement that it's moving forward with EnergyEast Pipeline

Today, TransCanada announced it is going ahead with its EnergyEast Pipeline project. The project is a 12-billion dollar pipeline that would send 1.1-million barrels of...

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Convictions of Swedish 'serial killer' overturned

Sture Bergwall confessed to being a serial killer who murdered more than 30 people in the 1970s and '80s. In some cases, he said he...

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