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AIDS worker remembers when Barbara Bush cradled baby Donovan in 1989

When Barbara Bush picked up a sick baby boy and quelled his tears, advocates say she also helped change the national conversation about HIV/AIDS.

Suspected bitcoin bandit escapes prison and makes getaway on Icelandic PM's flight

A suspected bitcoin thief breaks out of an Icelandic prison and then jumps on a flight to Sweden — on a plane carrying the country's prime minister.

Florida snake trackers unearth massive python sex den

An innovative method of using a male Burmese python to track pregnant females has led conservationist officers to the largest nest of the species ever discovered.
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As It Happens: Wednesday Full Episode

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Photographer credits 'pure instinct' for Pulitzer-winning picture of Charlottesville attack

Ryan Kelly was awarded for his image depicting the moment a driver struck several people protesting against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

'This plane is going down': Passenger describes moments leading up to emergency landing

Marty Martinez was on a Southwest Airlines jet on Tuesday when he heard a "loud boom," saw windows explode and watched a woman almost get sucked out of the plane.

Arizona nurse in 'total disbelief' after placing 2nd at the Boston Marathon

Sarah Sellers ranked 42nd going into Monday's race, but unexpectedly outpaced some of the world's top runners to finish second.

U.K. town council says produce seller Wayne Bellows is too loud, orders him to pipe down

Like his parents and grandfather before him, Wayne Bellows has carried on the family name — and legacy — by shouting at market to sell his fruits and vegetables. But the local council says he must stop due to complaints.

As It Happens: Tuesday Full Episode

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

One homeless man's 'chaotic' experience at the Wild Wild Country ranch

Charlie Myers was one of thousands of homeless people who briefly stayed at the Oregon commune depicted in the Netflix series. He spoke to As It Happens in 1984.

Why protesters in India are demanding justice for 8-year-old Asifa

Thousands of people in India have taken to the streets demanding justice for Asifa, an eight-year-old girl police say was abducted, gang raped and murdered.

Canuck the crow is pecking everyone off — except this mail carrier

Last year, delivery was suspended to three addresses because of the bird — but now he's found a friend at Canada Post.

Electric Avenue? Sweden builds a road that charges your vehicle while you drive

In a world first, a section of road outside of Stockholm has gone electric — re-charging vehicles as they drive on it.

As It Happens: Monday Full Episode

Monday, April 16, 2018

Syrian stranded at Malaysia airport says Canadians renewed his hope in humanity

Hassan al Kontar has been living in an airport in Malaysia for more than a month with little money, few possessions and nowhere to go.

Hungary's PM wants a 1-party nation state, opposition MP says

Hungarian independent MP Zsuzsanna Szeleny predicts Prime Minister Viktor Orban will use his supermajority re-election to continue his attacks on migrants.

NYC museum to preserve and digitize hundreds of 19th-century theatre playbills

Curator Morgen Stevens-Garmon says the project includes a playbill for what may be the world's first musical.

Irish naturists 'delighted' by 1st officially recognized nude beach

Pat Gallagher of the Irish Naturist Association welcomes an official beach to bare it all.

As It Happens: Friday Full Episode

Friday, April 13, 2018

Georgia man who lost his job over butt-dial conversation sues ex-boss

James Stephens was at home with his wife complaining about his boss, who overheard the whole thing because of an accidental pocket-dial.

Necco Wafers reportedly taste like 'drywall' — but fans are stockpiling the retro candy

Rumours that New England Confectionery Company might close its doors after 170 years have caused a frenzy among candy lovers.

Metal fans mistaken for suicide cult 'rescued' by Scottish police

Blame it on the corpse paint. When David Henderson went camping with his friends and their kids, he didn't expect to end surrounded by emergency vehicles.

How Norwegian trees tell the story of a cloaked Nazi war ship

Researchers believe that trees in a remote part of Norway failed to grow rings in 1945, due to damage from chemicals used by the German navy to conceal a battleship in dense fog, to protect it from bombers.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, April 12, 2018

'I can't bite anything': Ontario man sues dental surgeon after waking up without teeth

A Keswick, Ont., man says that when he went in for dental surgery, he woke up to learn that all of his teeth had accidentally been extracted.