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Disabled Canadian woman fought deportation from U.K. after 4 decades

Margaret O’Brien, 69, who has a spinal cord injury, had her disability payments withheld for two years as she struggled to prove she was in the U.K. legally.

Schoolhouse Rock musician and jazz vocalist Bob Dorough dies at 94

Steve Berger remembers his friend Bob Dorough, the musician who taught countless children about math, grammar and the U.S. political system.

The surprising trait of the deep-diving 'sea nomads' of southeast Asia

Ultrasounds conducted on members of the Bajau people — an ethnic group known for its skilled free divers — suggest the ability to hold your breath for sustained periods may have less to do with the lungs than it does with another organ.

Why some 'incels' are celebrating accused in Toronto van attack

Journalist Aditi Natasha Kini has covered the "involuntary celibate" culture referenced by Alek Minassian — and she says she paid a heavy price for it.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tory MP Michelle Rempel calls on Liberals to end illegal border crossings

A new motion from the Conservative Party's immigration critic demands the government come up with a strategy by May 11.

Friend describes how man hailed as Waffle House hero wrested AR-15 from gunman

Brennan McMurry and James Shaw Jr. had just arrived at the Waffle House restaurant when a gunman begin fatally shooting patrons.

Uranus smells like farts, scientists confirm

New research not only confirms the long-held suspicion that Uranus stinks, but also provides insight into how the planets in our solar system were formed.

'I just froze,' says woman who narrowly avoided van in Toronto attack

Vasiola Bibolli says she would have been hit by the white van that struck a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto if her friend hadn't pulled her to safety at the last second.

Retired Mountie lauds Toronto police for bringing in van attack suspect alive

A retired RCMP officer is commending the way Toronto police officers handled the suspect in a deadly van attack on Monday.

Deadly van attack will 'profoundly change the city,' says Toronto councillor

A Toronto city councillor says his community is in shock after a van mounted a sidewalk struck a crowd of pedestrians, killing 10 people and injuring 15 others.

British finance expert sues Facebook over scam ads featuring his name and face

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis launched a lawsuit against Facebook, claiming the company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name.

How researchers uncovered autism expert Hans Asperger's alleged ties to Nazis

A review of archival documents reveals that Hans Asperger collaborated with the Nazis to euthanize disabled children.

As It Happens: Monday Full Episode

Monday, April 23, 2018

For sale: Entire contents of Heathrow Airport's Terminal 1

On Saturday, the retro-cool contents of Heathrow Airport's old Terminal 1 will be sold off in auction piece by piece.

Guillotines, orgies and bombs: BBC releases massive sound effects collection

The BBC has uploaded more than audio 16,000 files to an online archive for anyone to access.

'It saved his life': Teen with autism builds world's largest Lego Titanic replica

It took Brynjar Karl Birgisson 700 hours over a period of 11 months to complete his Lego replica of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, April 20, 2018

'Sea of tumbleweeds' buries California town, trapping residents in their homes

A city in California has been buried in tumbleweeds. One resident says some of his neighbours had to call 911 after the wall of weeds trapped them inside their homes.

'Like the sky at night': Artists choreograph 6-hour ballet starring 176 illuminated snails

In France, gros-gris snails are usually considered food. But one French couple prefers to think of them as art.

Train full of New Yorkers' poo finally departs Alabama town

The last train car full of New York City sewage that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied.

As It Happens: Thursday Full Episode

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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.