As It Happens: Thursday edition

Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Part One

Former FBI critic on Comey firing
When U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fires the FBI Director, a former agent is chilled — because he believes it will have a chilling effect on the agency's Russia investigation. 

Corrections PTSD
New Brunswick corrections officer Guy LeBlanc recently returned to work after a long leave of absence for PTSD. He says PTSD is rampant among prison workers — and it's hard for them to get the help they need. 

Election sign trap
Joseph Kowalchick, who is running for local office in a Pennsylvania township, smelled a rat and is sick when his signs kept going missing. Now he's trying to catch one, by setting up a giant rat trap for thieving humans. 

Part Two

Measles outbreak
After anti-vaccine activists target Somali-Americans in Minnesota, the community is hit by an outbreak of measles — a disease that was declared to have been eradicated in North America. 

Stumble suit 
Scientists develop a wearable device they're calling a "stumble suit" — which prevents you from taking a spill, wiping out your chances of wiping out. 

Part Three

Addiction centre neighbours
Rosalind Davis's partner died of a fentanyl overdose last year — so when the Calgary woman saw a flyer complaining about an addiction centre, she asked the anonymous author out for coffee. 

Iran Canada election
Next week, Iranians will will vote for their next president — unless they live in Canada. Because no diplomatic ties means no votes for thousands of expatriates.