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As It Happens

Take a trip around the world with CBC Radio's As It Happens. Hear from the people at the centre of the stories of the day. From the complex to the weird and wacky, As It Happens brings you the voices you want to hear. Listen to our podcast and on Fridays, we pull back the curtain on how we make the show with the podcast extra.

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U.S. army medic calls Khadr settlement the 'smart path'

Donnie Bumanglag is a former U.S. soldier who served in Afghanistan and helped saved Omar Khadr's life.

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Raising your kids with religion

Guest host Ali Hassan speaks to parents who make the case for and against passing on a spiritual tradition.

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His father wrote a porno

We speak to My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast creator Jamie Morton about critiquing his own father's erotic writings.

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The wizarding world of influencer marketing

Instagrammers, YouTube stars and Snapchatters have amassed millions of followers, promoting products using only the trust of their fans as currency.

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Road Trip Episode

Before it was a big-screen comedy smash, The Cannonball Run was an actual illicit cross-country car rally, complete with Ferraris and a souped-up ambulance -- and Jim Hunt was the first Canadian to enter it.

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Pakistan PM, Stouffville SLAPP Case, Clown Motel, Mind Music, and more

Pakistan's high court pushes Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from power after the Panama Papers leak suggests that his family hadn't been entirely upfront about their wealth.

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Sterilization Review, C-Star Arrests, Hawk Update, June Foray, and more

They were there to help her give birth to her child. They wanted to make sure she never had another. A Saskatoon woman responds after hospital staff are found to have pressured Indigenous mothers into accepting tubal ligations.

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Nunavut Seismic Ruling, Khadr Medic, Bread Dough Truck, Via Rail Update, and more

The Supreme Court blocks seismic testing in a tiny Nunavut community and the hamlet's former mayor tells us how he brought an oil and gas consortium to heel.

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LNG Cancelled, Mud Soldier, "All Of Garden" Blogger, Labrador Roads, and more

As Petronas pulls the plug on its multi-billion dollar Pacific NorthWest natural gas project, we hear from a business owner in the BC gas-patch who says her community is feeling burned.

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Bountiful Verdict, Texas Human Smuggling, Stubby Bottles, Microsoft Paint Artist, and more

After trying for years, B.C. prosecutors secure polygamy convictions against Winston Blackmore, the former religious leader who married 24 wives.

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Thunder Bay Latest, David Perlman Retires, First Aid Trainer, Montreal Stowaways, Best Of Spicer Montage, Gacy Victim and more

Storm clouds over Thunder Bay. Just two months after charges were laid against the city's police chief, the city's mayor is now facing charges of his own -- and those crises at the top are a crisis for the community.

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Flight Time Episode

Captain Bob Pearson pulled off the impossible, when he safely glided a Boeing 767 onto an abandoned airstrip that was serving as a track for drag racing — after running out of fuel at 12,000 metres.

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OJ Simpson Parole, Cornwallis Protester Doxxed, Danny Michel, Xanda Killed, Akie Abe English and more

He's famous for running. Now he'll walk. O.J. Simpson is granted parole after serving time for kidnapping and armed robbery -- to the disgust of the Goldman family, who still believe he killed their son.

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Cache Creek Return, Glacier Bodies, Dadbot, Frances Gabe Obit, French Foam Balls, Snoring Song, and more

Comeback from away. After the wildfires forced him to flee his home in Cache Creek, BC, Dave Johnson is allowed to return home -- but he's not settling in just yet.

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Toronto Officer Charged, Bury Me My Love, Hot Tub Lamb, Alberta Child Deaths, Stolen Cheese and more

First, a shocking attack. Now, the shocking suspect: a Toronto police officer is charged in the brutal assault of a 19-year-old man, who was left seriously injured after being beaten with a lead pipe.

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Muslim Cemetery, Grenfell Survivor, Doctor Who, Returning Syrian, Contact Lenses and more

16 pro. 19 con. And those three votes against establishing a Muslim cemetery near a Quebec community made the difference, not just for residents, but for people across the province -- especially, as our guest will tell us, for Muslims.

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Aliens Episode

Travis Walton alien abduction, alien abduction support group, Trevor the alien, alien pets, aliens and Eisenhower, outgoing SETI director

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London Acid Attack, CSIS Lawyer, Polaris Music Prize, Book: Fall Down 7 Times, Texas ATM Rescue and more

Five times, they pulled up next to people on mopeds. And five times, they sprayed those people with acid. Two teenagers are in custody in London after a series of acid attacks on strangers last night - and tonight, an eyewitness tells us what he saw

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Liu Xiaobo Obit, Raccoon Attack, UK Radio Pirates, Aladdin Casting, Cannibal Caterpillars and more

He lost his freedom fighting for it. Today, Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer -- and tonight, his friend and editor remembers a man imprisoned by the system he fearlessly criticised.

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Adam Day Obit, Larsen C Iceberg, Out For A Rip Trademark, El Salvador Sentencing, BC Fires Return, Gluten-Free Communion Wafers and more

He told what soldiers call "the ground truth". The late writer Adam Day did everything he could to tell the stories of Canadians who fought, and too often died, in Afghanistan -- and tonight, a fellow journalist remembers his friend.

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MMIW Resignation, Donald Trump Jr. Emails, B.C. Fires Folo, Backstreet Boys Song, Maurice Sendak Book, Chris Christie Radio and more

Not acquitting themselves as well as she'd like. After yet another resignation from the inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, a Manitoba grand chief says it's time to re-start the whole process.

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BC Fire, Cocaine Greyhounds, Father Of The Bride Lightning, Umbrella Sharing, Matt Damon Hoax, Monkey Hoax and more

"A ball of fire, right around us." A British Columbia woman describes fleeing two different communities on the weekend to escape from the fire that blazing through the surrounding forests.

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Neighbours Episode

The Canadian Caper, American radio plays "O Canada", Canadian Liberation Movement "Yankee Go Home" campaign, Canada-US fence, lawyer submits pet donkey as evidence in court

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Khadr: Lawyer, Liu Xiabo, Iceberg Swimmer, Turkey March, Fred Perry, Christie Beach House, and more

Reparation anxiety. There are congratulations and consternation after the government apologizes to Omar Khadr, and pays him millions in compensation -- and his lawyer says it's a fair deal for Canada's role in his ordeal.

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Rick Klassen CTE, Saskatchewan Murder Case, New York Time Capsule, Sears Employee, Hobby Lobby, Spam Anniversary and more

State of mind. Before he died, the late CFL defensive lineman Rick Klassen donated his brain for research - and now, that research has found a level of trauma that surpassed even the worst expectations.

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Khadr: Clement, Trailer Hitch Death, Carlo's Ponytail, Silicon Valley Case, Qatar Latest, Ryerson Name Fight, and more

The unsettling settlement. The Liberal government will apologize to Omar Khadr, and pay him more than ten million dollars -- and former Conservative cabinet minister Tony Clement tells us that's "morally repugnant".

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North Korea Latest, Seniors Home Case, Proud Boys, Fentanyl Cop Folo, Spandau Bullet, and more

Armament's length. North Korea claims it just successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile -- and for once, there are serious concerns that's more than just propaganda.

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Christie Beach, Bronx Shooting, McMansion, Simone Veil Obit, Snoring Dog, and more

Beach boy. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is photographed having fun on a deserted state beach that he helped close to the public, and we hear from a journalist who says Jersey voters are ready to take more than just his T-Bird away.

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Home Episode

John Diefenbaker's beef with Canada Day, strange Canadian place names, Canadian welcomes 43 Syrian cousins, Dief's childhood home, NYC jewel thief waxes philosophic on stealing from the uber-rich

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Loku Homicide, Travel Ban, NZ Weetabix, Canada 150, Lobster, and more

Firing lines. A coroner's jury in Toronto rules the shooting of Andrew Loku was a homicide -- and his family's lawyer says its time for police to ask why they're more likely to pull the trigger when there's a black man at the end of their gun.

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Star Hostage Call, Gyno Mistake, Online Harassment, Cardinal Charge, and more

A captor's audience. Yesterday, a Toronto Star editor spent 45 minutes on the phone with an agitated man who'd taken a woman hostage at a local massage parlour -- and tonight, that journalist tells how he navigated that conversation.

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Alive Son, Surgery Mistake, Liberal Wrestler, Hong Kong Arrest, Paddington Bear, Bieber's Shoe

A matter of death and life. His family held a funeral for him, and grieved for weeks, but it turns out a California man is very much alive -- which means someone else lies in the grave with his name on it.

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Petya Ransomware, Google Fine, Quebec Arrest, Barbara Frum Hall of Fame, Syria Warning, Penis Rock, and more

Building a worse mouse trap. Another ransomware attack hits computers around the world -- and with their machines rendered virtually useless, plenty of victims are handing over the virtual cash.

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Trump Travel Ban, Fete Nationale, Ugliest Dog, Whales vs. Fishermen, Pride: Taber, and more

A departure on arrivals. Lower courts blocked it, but now the U.S. Supreme Court has partly reinstated it -- and our guest says he'll keep fighting U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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Concertgoer, Sniper:Tom Mulcair, Boston Poutine, STC Bus Route, Grenfell Cladding, and mroe

Reaching a crescendo before the performance even began. Our guest says she was assaulted twice at a concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra -- and she believes it was racially motivated.

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Sears Restructure, House of Commons indigenous Language, CIA Snack Theft, Funeral Song, Bee House, Exploding Whipped Cream and more

A catalogue of catastrophe. When Sears Canada announces store closures, serious layoffs, and "restructuring", the former CEO says the retailer's failure could have been avoided -- but now, it can't.

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Langevin Building, Racist Patient, Lube Ban, ID Leak, Marian Hossa, New Ken Doll, and more

Rename, or remain the same? The Prime Minister announces an Ottawa building will no longer be named after an architect of the residential school system -- but a former Conservative MP calls that a mistake.

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Boxing Death, Security Bill: Goodale, Bulla Matari Ad, Flooded Art, Belgium Fries, Hollywood Money Laundering and more

A victory and a loss. After being knocked out in Edmonton, heavyweight Tim Hague dies of his injuries -- and tonight, the man who landed that fateful punch tells us how his moment of triumph turned to horror.

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Portugal Fire, Highway of Tears, Irish Babies, Finsbury Paris Attack, Julius Ceaser, Math Line and more.

Conditions critical. It began with a lightning strike, and with the help of heat and high winds, it's become the worst forest fire in Portugal's history -- an enormous inferno that our guest was lucky to survive.

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Helmut Kohl: Mulroney, Amazon-Whole Foods, Vegetable Names, Supreme Court of Canada Delays, Balloon Ban, Joshua Wong and more

The architect of modern Germany. Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney remembers German Chancellor Helmut Kohl -- and their fight to re-unite Germany inside a united Europe.

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Syrian Fire Victim, Turkey Protest Charges, Raccoon Attack, Devil Horns TM, Emoluments Lawsuit, Hair Piano Teacher, and more

He left chaos for safety. But three years after escaping the war in Syria for a new life in the U.K., Mohammad Al-Haj Ali died in the fire that consumed a London high-rise in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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UK Fire: Witness, Handmaid's Protest, Alex Jones Interview, Red-Tailed Hawk Adoption and more

Up in smoke. A 24-storey high-rise in West London is consumed by fire, and while the neighbourhood and the world were watching in horror, our guest left his house down the street to take action.

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Jeff Sessions Testimony, Raqqa Citizens, Kevin Durant's Mom, Italy Olive Trees, Troll Cake and more

Attorney General knowledge. There are no major bombshells in Jeff Sessions' testimony before a Senate committee, but tension continues to simmer -- because of the answers he gave, and the answers he didn't.

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Beverley McLachlin Steps Down, Russia Protests, Comey Coverage, Climate Change Study, and more

Justice is done. After 28 years, Canada's longest-serving chief justice has announced her retirement -- and tonight, we'll look back at the many stands Beverly McLachlin took while sitting on the bench.

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Lord Buckethead, UK Election: Youth Vote, UK Election: Conservative, Fort Mac Report, Vitamin Penne, Sam Panopoulos Obit, and more

Beyond the pail. After an unexpected election result in the UK, our guest is an unexpected candidate: Lord Buckethead, the interplanetary space lord who challenged Theresa May in her own constituency -- and lost by a mere 37,000 votes.

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James Comey Hearing: Lawyer, James Comey Hearing: Bar, Pirate Joe's, NFLD Fisherman, BC Bear, George Orwell's Son and more

The audacity of the word "hope". After former FBI Director James Comey's testimony today, there are more questions about whether President Trump obstructed justice -- and they revolve around his use of that one word.

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Iran Attack, Edmonton Sex Assault, Liquor Store Peacock, Consent Changes, Dad Wanted, A Song For Jenny, and more

A target's targets. ISIS strikes in Iran, killing twelve people in two attacks on Tehran -- and the country's Revolutionary Guard immediately points fingers at Saudi Arabia, and the United States.

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London Attack Follow, NSA Leaks, Shelter Donation, US Former Ambassador, Old War Tank, UK Election: Labour Party

Erring on the side of a caution. When a counter-extremism group told British police about Khuram Butt last year, they let him off with a warning -- and this past Saturday, he led the deadly London Bridge attack.

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London Attack: Witness, Coma Lawsuit, Qatar Explainer, Pink Slime, Dean Beeby and more

Vigil, and vigilance. The U.K. is in mourning, and on high alert, after Saturday's attack on London Bridge -- and from his place barricaded inside a restaurant, our guest was a captive audience to the horror.

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Climate Mayor, Counterfeit Duck, Scholastic Book, Australian Passport, Uganda Activist, Sleeplessness Study, and more

City limits. Business leaders, universities, and local officials across the U.S. -- including our guest, the mayor of Salt Lake City -- have a message for the world: we'll do everything we can to reduce emissions, regardless of our President.

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As It Happens for Thursday, June 1, Paris: Deese, Paris: McKenna, Anthem Folo, Wettlaufer Guilty, Vulture Baby, Faceless Fish and more

There's no "U.S." in team. While announcing he was joining just two other countries on the planet in rejecting the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump made a case against the deal -- but our guest says his case was neither accurate nor true.

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As It Happens for Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Kabul Bombing, Kabul Deportations, Anthem Changes, Foggy Trevor, Tiananmen Liquor, Sun Probe, and more

A black day in the green zone. An enormous truck bomb kills at least ninety people in Kabul, Afghanistan's diplomatic area -- and a witness tell us that attack has struck fear into people who live in the city.

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As It Happens for Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Jared Kushner Latest, Abortion Clinic, Nova Scotia Relay Team, ISIS US Colonel, Indian Restaurant and more

Son-in-law rise, son-in-law set. With new revelations about his meetings with Russian officials, Jared Kushner has gone from the centre of U.S. President Donald Trump's inner circle to the centre of controversy.

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As It Happens for Monday, May 29, 2017, BC Election, Conservative: Trost, Luke Doucet, Merkel EU Destiny, Boxer Injury, Flag Penny and more

United they fall. After weeks of negotiations following a tight election, British Columbia's Green Party announces it's teaming up with the provincial NDP to bring down the Liberals.

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Coptic Christian Attack, Denis Johnson Obit, Plinko Winner, Manchester Nurse, Star Wars Letter, Anime-Tory Convention, and more

Deliver us from evil. Another attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt leaves at least twenty-eight people dead -- and our guest has no faith that his government is doing what needs to be done to keep his fellow Copts safe from harm.

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Manchester: Warnings, Trump Lawyer Profile, Pregnant Grad, Canada Post CPR, Candidate Charged, Trunk Trip, and more

Sleeping through the alarm. A Muslim leader in Manchester says friends and relatives of suicide bomber Salman Abedi repeatedly warned authorities about his radicalism -- but those warnings went unheeded.

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Manchester: Leaks, Foreign Funding Election, Quadriplegic Parent MBA, Albatross Plastic, Bear Attacks Car, Workout Gear, and more

Highly sensitive. After the trauma of the Manchester suicide bombing, the UK begins an investigation -- which now includes looking outside to determine why U.S. officials are leaking inside information.

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Manchester: Concert-goer, Manchester: Taxi Driver, Yemen Cholera, Manchester: City Councillor, Roger Moore Obit, Manchester: Media Coverage, and more

It started as a night of pure fun. But as the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, ended, it became a night of pure horror, when a man detonated a home-made bomb in the entrance hall of the arena.

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Everest Deaths, Baking Soda Shortage, Queen Victoria's Underpants, Harvard Rap Thesis, Baseball Announcer, and more

Where "mountain climbing is synonymous with death." Four people die in one weekend on Mount Everest but we hear from a climber who says that if you've been to the summit, you wouldn't be at all surprised.

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Tied Feet Student, Siegfried Park, Face App Gallery, Thunder Bay Deaths, General Hospital Cancer Drug, and more

He was bound -- she's determined. An eight-year-old First Nations student is tied at the ankle to another student as punishment -- and now, two years later, his great-aunt wants the school board to review its decision to do nothing about it.

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Trump: Special Counsel, Stealthing Lawmaker, Shark Livers, Tesla Workers, Chris Cornell Obit, and more

Understanding the overseer. U.S. President Donald Trump calls the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia a "witch hunt" -- but as our guest explains, there's nothing supernatural about it.

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Trump Latest: John Dean, Councillor Flight, Jeremy The Snail, Offensive Word "Newfie" Study, Encore: Samra Zafar, and more

The over office. After the revelation that U.S. President Trump tried to stop the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn's ties to Russia, many are talking impeachment and Watergate -- subjects our guest, former Nixon aide John Dean, knows a lot about.

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Garbage Island, Trump Classified, Charity Bookshop, Fentanyl OD Cop, Passenger Bill Of Rights, and more

All washed up. Scientists arrive on a remote island in the South Pacific to discover it's been trashed -- not by human inhabitants, by tens of millions of pieces of plastic humans have chucked into the ocean.

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RCMP Bullying Report, Cyber Attack Hero, Sgt. Pepper's Reviewer, Targeted Activist, Snowden Refugees, and more

An intimidating task. The RCMP watchdog says not enough has been done to tackle problems with harassment and bullying among officers -- and that the force can't handle the problem on its own.

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NHS Cyber Attack, Hit And Run, Autograph Law, Saskatchewan Ambulance, Rare Plants Destroyed, Hong Kong Bookseller, and more

Put your money where your health is. In the U.K., hackers take control of thousands of National Health Service computers, demanding a ransom -- as part of a cyber-attack that has hit dozens of countries.

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Former FBI Critic, Corrections PTSD, Election Sign Trap, Measles Outbreak, Stumble Suit, Addiction Centre Neighbours, and more

The end -- and the beginning of the end? 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.

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Comey fired, BC election, Suzuki ad, and more

The director's cut. After the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the Democrats are crying foul -- and demanding an independent special prosecutor to investigate links between the Trump Administration and Russia.

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Nuclear Site Emergency, Pepe The Frog, Sheep-Eating Plant, Hutterite Fire, Anne Morrissy Merick Obit, Kosher Cheese Charge, and more

Two ominous words: "Take cover." That was the order from the U.S. Energy Department to workers at a nuclear waste site in Washington state today -- after the collapse of a tunnel contaminated with radiation.

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Quebec Floods, France: En Marche, Bad Condo Behaviour, Chibok Girls, Pineapple Art, Opioid Guidelines and more

Wrung out. A Montreal resident awoke in the middle of the night to firefighters pounding on her door, urging her family to leave as the water gushed in -- and now she's wondering when, or if, they'll be able to return.

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Quebec Flood, Microbeads Retraction, Little Free Library, UAE Icebergs, Afghan Death Photo, Dragonfly Study, and more

The life aquatic. As the rain continues in Quebec, streets on Montreal's West Island look more like lakes -- but despite an imminent evacuation order, our guest has opted to stay put, rather than play the wading game.

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Healthcare Vote, Pig Protester, Little Free Libraries, Flint Water, Plastic Melting Ship, and more

A not-especially clean bill of health. U.S. President Donald Trump scores a win when the House passes a bill to replace Obamacare -- but a Republican representative who voted against it says it has problematic pre-existing conditions.

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Mount Logan climber, Sessions laughing protester, Montreal flood, and more

Cold comfort. Natalia Martinez has been trapped on Yukon's Mount Logan since Monday's earthquake -- and while her partner says rescue plans are well under way, she'll face more severe weather before she's brought to safety.

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Prison Report, School Lunches, Baseball Ashes, London Ranked Ballot, Fort Mac Father, and more

Crime and undeserved punishment. In his report on the death of a Cape Breton prison inmate in custody, Canada's Correctional Investigator blasts guards for using excessive force -- and Correctional Services for failing to investigate.

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Dallas Boy Shot, Posthumous Award, Immigration Detainee, Reading: The Wise Owls, Recruiting for Jihad, and more

He was going. Now he's gone. When a party in a Dallas suburb got out of hand, 15-year-old Jordan Edwards and his friends tried to leave -- but he was killed when a police officer shot into their moving car.

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