* Greece Results. Voters lean toward austerity, but Wolfgang Nowak, a former political advisor in Germany, says he still wants Greece out of the EU.
* Dryden Storm. Northern Ontario resident Dale Berrey describes how he remained standing on the weekend, even when his shelter didn't.
* 1812 Illustrator. A historical illustrator is concerned about the way Ottawa is commemorating the War of 1812.
* Rodney King Obituary. The man at the centre of the Los Angeles Riots in 1991 dies at the age of 47.
* Edmonton Heist. An uncle remembers his niece, one of the victims in the deadly armed robbery at the U of A last week.
* Qatar Workers. As the country prepares to host the World Cup in 2022, human rights groups catalogue abuses of migrant workers, who will be bulding new stadiums.
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This is As It Happens.
An indecisive victory. Another election in Greece leaves the winning party working to form a coalition -- but Germany's fed up with the uncertainty.
Rejecting an 1812 overture. A Montreal illustrator explains why he declined a government offer to create a series of frescoes commemorating the War of 1812.
Tempest in a depot. Dryden, Ontario resident Dale Berrey tells how he remained standing during a storm, even when his building didn't.
Winning isn't everything. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood claim victory -- but its next test will come from the country's ruling generals.
Wenching power from the king. An American scholar uncovers evidence that women led the charge in the bloody English peasant revolt of 1381.
And...that's a lot of money blown. Barry Eastwood of England loses a thousand quid to a stiff breeze -- but some honest passersby give him a second wind.
As It Happens, the Monday Edition. Radio that knows sometimes you lose a few pounds, and put them right back on.
Greece's split election results have done little to ease market fears about the country's finances.
New Democracy -- the centre-right, pro-EU-bailout party -- narrowly won yesterday's vote, just as it did in Greece's May election. And now the party will try to form a coalition that backs the EU bailout.
The indecisive results have sent markets in decline across Europe today. And how, you may wonder, was the Greek election received in Germany, the country that has to fund most of Greece's bailout?
We'll ask Wolfgang Nowak. He's a Deutsche Bank executive, and was a political adviser to former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. We reached Mr. Nowak in Freiburg, Germany, earlier today.
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"Thanks." That's a word Gloria Taylor used frequently today at a news conference in Vancouver.
Ms. Taylor has ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. She's been at the centre of a British Columbia court challenge for the right to die. On Friday, B.C.'s Supreme Court struck down the laws prohibiting doctor-assisted suicide. And in her ruling, Justice Lynn Smith granted Gloria Taylor a constitutional exemption allowing her the right to end her life should she wish to do so.
Today, Ms. Taylor thanked Justice Smith, her lawyers and all who have helped her, both past and present. Here is part of Gloria Taylor's speech, for the record.
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Canadians are accustomed to all kinds of weather. But on Saturday evening, Dryden, Ontario resident Dale Berrey experienced weather on a whole other level -- the kind that has you wondering whether you'll make it out alive.
We reached Dale Berrey on his cell phone, in Dryden.
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Here are some things we know about the medieval age in England:
Life as a peasant was tough and unfair. When life became too unfair, the peasants would revolt. These revolts were uniformly bloody.
What we didn't know, until now, was that women played a big role in these uprisings -- at least in one of the most bloody, the Peasant Revolt of 1381.
Sylvia Federico is a professor of English at Bates College. We reached her in Lewiston, Maine.
Today, in Toronto, Heritage Minister James Moore launched the commemoration of the War of 1812 at the Fort York National Historic Site. It's the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the war.
The government is calling that day two centuries ago a defining moment in Canadian history. But just how the War of 1812 is being defined by the government is giving one popular historical illustrator cause for concern. So much so that he has turned down an opportunity to create four frescoes depicting the war.
Francis Back lives in Montreal, and that's where we reached him.
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Rodney King did not live an exemplary life. But his life did provide an example of the police violence and racial tensions that continue to plague the United States today.
In 1991, Mr. King was videotaped being beaten by Los Angeles police officers. A year later, those officers were acquitted of any wrongdoing -- which led to the deadly weeklong riots in L.A.
Rodney King died in that city yesterday. He was found by his fiancée at the bottom of their swimming pool. Mr. King was forty-seven.
During the L.A. Riots, Mr. King publicly pleaded for calm, simply saying: "Can we all just get along?"
In the twenty years since the riots, Rodney King struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, and also struggled with unemployment. But in April of this year he published a memoir entitled The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption.
When the book was released, he spoke with Jian Ghomeshi, the host of the CBC Radio program Q. Jian asked Mr. King if he thought things had changed in the U.S. since his 1991 beating -- and here's how Mr. King responded, from our archives.
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The backlash against Canada's planned cuts to refugee health services were heard across the country today. Here's what it sounded like at one rally earlier in St. John's.
That was CBC reporter Amy Stoodley, speaking with people at a rally in St. John's, Newfoundland earlier today.
Medical workers and healthcare recipients in fourteen cities across Canada took to the streets to protest against changes to Canada's Interim Federal Health Program. That program provides medical services to refugees and refugee claimants in Canada. The benefits will expire on June thirtieth.
Dr. Meb Rashid is a family physician at Women's College Hospital in Toronto. He runs a clinic that works with refugees. We reached him in Toronto.
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Barry Eastwood wasn't planning anything special with the money he withdrew from the bank last Friday. The resident of Manchester, England, simply planned to use the one-thousand pounds -- about sixteen-hundred dollars -- to pay his car insurance. But for just twenty of those pounds, Mr. Eastwood got an experience money just can't buy.
Here he is explaining to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire what happened, for the record.
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As anyone who's ever been treated with chemotherapy -- or has a loved one who went through the treatment -- knows, it's a painful, invasive, and difficult process.
There is new hope, however, for a simpler, targeted form of treatment called reovirus therapy - where a human virus is used to attack the cancer cells.
In a small trial published in the journal, Science Translational Medicine, scientists were able to use a common cold virus to treat people suffering from advanced bowel cancer.
Kevin Harrington was the lead author of the study. He's an oncologist at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, England.
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That's how the police described the deadly shooting scene in Edmonton at a news conference today.
On Friday, an armed robbery at a bank machine at the University of Alberta campus left three security guards dead, and one critically injured.
The fifth security guard, and main suspect, was twenty-one-year-old Travis Baumgartner. He was arrested while trying to cross the border from British Columbia into Washington over the weekend. He is expected to be in Edmonton on Wednesday, where he will be charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Twenty-six-year-old Michelle Shegelski was one of those killed on Friday. Her uncle, John Ernst, spoke with CBC reporter Briar Stewart about his niece -- for the record.
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One step forward, two steps... well, no one is quite sure.
This week, Egypt's presidential elections will finally be over. While the official results will not be known for a few days, most observers are calling a victory for the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi. But of course, things are not that simple.
The military remains a powerful force. It dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament a few days ago after a favourable court ruling.
But the Brotherhood is not backing down either.
Omar Ashour is the director of Middle East Studies at the University of Exeter. We reached him on his mobile phone, on a busy street in Cairo.
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And now, Quote/Unquote.
Sure, he's enjoyed spouting nine-eleven conspiracy theories; defying Western criticism of Iran's nuclear program; and making countless anti-Semitic remarks, including comparing Israel to cancer and a rejected kidney transplant. Then there's his overseeing of increasingly brutal treatment of dissident detainees; and being publicly humiliated by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. But all good things must come to an end.
In an interview published on the weekend in a German newspaper, the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that he'll be leaving politics at the end of this second term. That term ends in June of 2013, for those of you counting the days.
It's not a surprising announcement, really. For one thing, he's lost every round of his power struggle with Iran's Supreme Leader. For another, under Iranian law, he's only allowed two terms. But some were wondering whether he'd pull a Vladimir Putin, sitting out one election and returning for the next.
Apparently not. According to Mr. Ahmadinejad, he'll be returning to academia. You may not know that he has a Ph.D. in traffic management. He does.
It is rare that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says something everyone can agree with. But he came as close as he ever could, in his interview with that Frankfurt newspaper, when he said, quote:
"Two terms in office are enough."
Qatar is gearing up to host the World Cup in 2022. Which is a big deal for the soccer-loving Gulf region.
To build new stadiums and infrastructure, Qatar will need to bring in a million migrant workers. But those big construction plans have attracted an uncomfortable level of scrutiny from human rights organizations.
Last week, Human Rights Watch released a report on the conditions migrant workers face. The report details a system of exploitation and abuse.
Andrew Gardner is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Puget Sound. This month, his research team published an e-book profiling eighteen migrant workers in Qatar. We reached him at his office in Tacoma, Washington.
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A week-and-a-half ago, Princeton University hosted what seemed like a David-and-Goliath battle. But when it was all over, the strangest thing had happened: David and Goliath turned out to be pretty much the same size.
The event was portentously called "Judgment of Princeton". And it was based on the "Judgment of Paris", which took place in 1976 -- when California wines beat French wines in a blind tasting.
As you can imagine, that original event caused what is known in French as a "brouhaha". It instantly elevated the reputation of California wines. And a lot of people took a lot of pleasure in imagining chauvinistic French winemakers muttering "Sacre bleu," and weeping into their decanters.
Well, now the wine market is more global. But still, you'd think that, in a blind tasting, expensive French wines would come out ahead of mid-price wines from, say, New Jersey.
Well, you'd be right -- but not by much. Yes, the nine judges selected a French red and a French white as winners. But three of the top four whites were from New Jersey -- and a New Jersey red made the top three in that category.
And the tasting was even closer: according to Princeton Professor Richard Quandt, the end rankings were so statistically close as to be insignificant. That apparently means that, if the blind tasting were to be done again, a New Jersey wine might win.
I should also point out that, on average, the New Jersey wines cost about five per cent as much as the French wines.
So there you go. Turns out that French-wine Goliath wasn't really bigger or stronger. He was just wearing a bunch of fancy jewellery and a designer suit. Whereas the New Jersey-wine David was in, I don't know, a pair of jeans and a Springsteen T-shirt with the sleeves cut off.
Before I strain that metaphor, and international relations, any farther, here are the Lazy Lovers, with "Cheap Bottle of Wine".
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