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Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq tops Drake, Arcade Fire to win 2014 Polaris Music Prize

She speaks hard truths, and though her music is far from easy listening, Nunavut throat singer Tanya Tagaq has the country's attention. Last night, she...

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U.S. Congressman John Garamendi questions President Obama's endgame in Syria campaign

As the US-led airstrike campaign against ISIS begins in Syria, some in Washington are questioning the plan. "We need to know what the strategies are,...

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An 'As It Happens' tribute to late CBC Radio producer Bob Carty

Two things you should know about Bob Carty: first, he's won more awards than any other radio producer I know. And by that, I mean...

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130-thousand refugees flee ISIS over weekend

The number of refugees who have crossed Syria's border into Turkey since Saturday is "staggering," the UN's Carol Batchelor tells As it Happens. It is...

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"Tar Swan" by David Martin - 2014 CBC Poetry Prize winner

Today, Alberta poet David Martin was named the Grand Prize winner of the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize for his poem "Tar Swan."In their decision, the...

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Man pulls over Montreal police for making an illegal left turn, gets $162 ticket for his trouble

When Pierrefonds, Quebec resident Michael Reilley saw two Montreal police officers making an illegal left turn in front of him over the weekend, he did...

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You're doing it wrong! An As It Happens audio take on the internet obsession with what we're doing wrong

This deserves a listen. Lend us your ears for 2 minutes for an As It Happens spin on everything the internet tells us we're doing...

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The other Scottish Question: Which tartan should represent Nunavut?

The Scottish question in Canada's northernmost territory is not, "Why would anyone where a kilt in the Arctic?" Instead, it's, "What should it look like?"...

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2014 Ig Nobels recognize the truly outrageous offerings of modern science

The winners of the 24th Annual Ig Nobel Awards have been announced. They were honoured at Harvard University last week. The awards recognize the best of...

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Photo of assassinated Afghan police officer co-opted by anti-burqa political group

It is not the way Lana Slezic wants her friend to be remembered. The Toronto photographer's photo of Malalai Kakar is being used in a...

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