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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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Want to trade your desk job for a cabin in the woods?

This guy did it.

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Creative beer brewing

A micro-brewery in Iceland uses whale testicles smoked with sheep dung. Really.

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Remembering Roger Moore

Director John Glen reflects on his time directing Roger Moore as Jame Bond.

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This Harvard grad submitted a rap album for his thesis

Obasi Shaw just became the first student ever to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in Harvard's English department.

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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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Execution Relative, Venezuela Protest, My Enemy/My Brother Feature

When the daughter of the latest Arkansas inmate to be executed could not afford to see her father one last time, our guest made it happen even though that inmate killed her father...AND...The filmmaker behind the new documentary "My Enemy, My Brother" tel

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O'Leary Volunteer, Peel School Mom, Gus the Asparagus, Jimmy Wales, and more

A lousy return on investment. Kevin O'Leary's departure from the Conservative leadership race has left some of his supporters feeling betrayed...AND...Unreality check. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales tells us about his latest project.

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Kevin O'Leary drops out, Toronto crane rescue, and more

A shark never stops moving. And now, "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary has announced he's moving right out of the Conservative leadership race -- and as he explains, it's because he thinks the party is gonna need a bigger vote.

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Softwood lumber dispute, Arkansas executions, Yemen famine, and more

Timber! That sound you hear is high hopes crashing to the ground -- now that the Trump Administration has fired what could be the first volley in a trade war, by imposing big new tariffs on Canadian imports.

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London marathon runners, Afghanistan attack, naked mole rat study, and more

Long-distance relationship. Nine years ago, one man talked another out of jumping off Waterloo Bridge to his death -- and yesterday, they ran the London Marathon together, at the exact same time.

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Assisted dying, French elections, unicorn frappuccinos, and more

Fighting for his life, and for his death. No one knew Adam Maier-Clayton's fight for assisted dying better than his own father, Graham Clayton -- and tonight, Mr. Clayton tells us about the grief that has followed his son's suicide.

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Real estate changes, garment industry transparency, treasure map from space, and more

If you can't stand the heat, you won't get a kitchen. So Ontario's government is stepping in to cool down Toronto's uncomfortably hot housing market -- but one economist warns the intervention could give buyers and sellers a nasty cold.

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Bill O'Reilly out, DREAMer deported, Sylvia Moy obit, and more

Oh, really? No -- O'Reilly. But yes, after a series of accusations of sexual harassment, and a mass exodus of advertisers, Fox News has really cut the popular host of "The O'Reilly Factor" loose.

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UK election, Toronto housing prices, Ziggy wine trademark dispute, and more

Faster than a speeding ballot. After British Prime Minister Theresa May calls a surprise snap election, a Labour Party member predicts her haste will lay waste to the opposition.

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North Korea tensions, Assisted death advocate, Turkey referendum, Laundry cooking, and more

Demilitarized tone. Vice President Mike Pence has stern words for Pyongyang from Korea's demilitarized zone, but former Democratic negotiator Bill Richardson says its time for both sides to cool down...AND: The head of Dying with Dignity says 27-year-old

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Afghanistan reporter, Impaired driving overhaul, Louis Sarno remembered

Yesterday, the U.S. military dropped a giant bomb in Afghanistan -- but details about the effect of the explosion remain up in the air...AND, Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch remembers his friend Louis Sarno -- the American musicologist.

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'Mother of all bombs', Snoring is a habit, New marijuana law, UN Haiti abuse

Full blast. Today, without warning, the United States dropped a bomb in Afghanistan -- one so massive it had to be delivered by cargo plane. Ready to roll. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's new bill will finally legalize marijuana -- but with no def

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So close after so far. Superhuman Canadian runner Gary Robbins tells us how he almost became the sixteenth person ever to complete the gruelling, hundred-mile Barkley Marathons.

Apr. 12: Also, a woman in Maplewood, Missouri launches a lawsuit against the city -- after she was found in violation of a nuisance ordinance for calling the police about her abusive boyfriend.

Download So close after so far. Superhuman Canadian runner Gary Robbins tells us how he almost became the sixteenth person ever to complete the gruelling, hundred-mile Barkley Marathons.
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A new Cold War heats up. With a Moscow meeting imminent, the White House applies more pressure to convince Russia to stop supporting Bashar al-Assad, but our guest says Vladimir Putin will not be moved -- at least, not like this.

Apr. 11: Also, new revelations from African migrants leaving their homes to cross the Mediterranean -- who say they've been sold as slaves by people-smugglers and militia groups in Libya.

Download A new Cold War heats up. With a Moscow meeting imminent, the White House applies more pressure to convince Russia to stop supporting Bashar al-Assad, but our guest says Vladimir Putin will not be moved -- at least, not like this.
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Tug of war. The Prime Minister remembers the Battle of Vimy Ridge as Canada's coming-of-age moment, but one historian says the reality was too brutal to be turned into a convenient patriotic myth.

Apr. 10: Also, in some states, students are publicly shamed when they're unable to pay for a meal -- but New Mexico's new law sets out to un-make a mockery of kids' inability to afford lunch.

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Strike and counterstrike. The U.S. launches missiles at an Syrian air base in retaliation for the gas attack that killed dozens this week -- but an Assad loyalist says the American attack is unfounded and illegal.

Apr. 7: Also, a Syrian opposition politician finds hope in President Trump's decision to attack -- and a signal of possible cooperation to come.

Download Strike and counterstrike. The U.S. launches missiles at an Syrian air base in retaliation for the gas attack that killed dozens this week -- but an Assad loyalist says the American attack is unfounded and illegal.
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A badly-oiled machine. A warmer Arctic means an increase in ocean traffic, and an increased chance of an accident leading to an oil spill -- and a new report suggests remote areas are not remotely prepared for that.

Apr. 6: Also, a state senator in Hawaii is pushing a new law that would classify homelessness as a medical condition -- and allow doctors to prescribe shelter.

Download A badly-oiled machine. A warmer Arctic means an increase in ocean traffic, and an increased chance of an accident leading to an oil spill -- and a new report suggests remote areas are not remotely prepared for that.
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Sucker punch. Former Canadian Olympic boxer Custio Clayton says Montreal police didn't pull him over last night because they wanted an autograph -- but because he's black.

Apr. 5: Also, after 25 years, Arizona shuts down the infamous "Tent City" jail set up in the middle of the desert by Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- in part because prisoners actually wanted to do time there.

Download Sucker punch. Former Canadian Olympic boxer Custio Clayton says Montreal police didn't pull him over last night because they wanted an autograph -- but because he's black.
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Darkness at first light. A dawn attack in Idlib province kills dozens of people and sickens dozens more -- and a doctor who's been treating the victims believes it was a chemical strike.

Apr. 4: Also, a potentially offensive line. The NHL announces it won't be participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Korea -- and one former Canadian Olympian says that makes sense from a business perspective, but not from a fan's.

Download Darkness at first light. A dawn attack in Idlib province kills dozens of people and sickens dozens more -- and a doctor who's been treating the victims believes it was a chemical strike.
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Chaos in St. Petersburg. At least ten people are killed and dozens more wounded after a bomb filled with shrapnel explodes on a subway train in Russia -- and our guest's train arrived at the station moments later.

Apr. 3: Also, as he sees it, it's publish and perish. Journalists in Mexico are being murdered, and their murders are going unpunished -- so the publisher of one Juarez newspaper decides it's safer for his staff if he stops the presses.

Download Chaos in St. Petersburg. At least ten people are killed and dozens more wounded after a bomb filled with shrapnel explodes on a subway train in Russia -- and our guest's train arrived at the station moments later.
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Captive sentence. A Nova Scotia man receives seven years for forcing a fourteen-year-old girl into prostitution, marking the first ever human-trafficking conviction in the province.

Mar. 31: Also, talk to the hand. After Ottawa police officers sport wristbands in support of a colleague charged with manslaughter, a former firefighter launches a counter-campaign acknowledging the alleged victim.

Download Captive sentence. A Nova Scotia man receives seven years for forcing a fourteen-year-old girl into prostitution, marking the first ever human-trafficking conviction in the province.
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Do not inter. In a small Quebec town, a proposal for a Muslim cemetery faces fierce opposition from a group of residents. We speak with an imam who made the trip from Montreal to quell their fears.

Mar. 30: Also, cars keep getting safer for the people inside them -- but a new report from the U.S. says more pedestrians are being killed than ever before.

Download Do not inter. In a small Quebec town, a proposal for a Muslim cemetery faces fierce opposition from a group of residents. We speak with an imam who made the trip from Montreal to quell their fears.
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An amicable divorce -- or the onset of a splitting headache? British Prime Minister Theresa May officially sets the two-year process of Brexit in motion -- and our guest, a Conservative MP, is looking forward to the U.K. going it alone.

Mar. 29: Also, a wrenching decision. Farmers with so-called "smart tractors" can't afford the maintenance, so they're turning to illegally downloaded, hacked software -- and tonight, a John Deere spokesperson gets a fix on the situation.

Download An amicable divorce -- or the onset of a splitting headache? British Prime Minister Theresa May officially sets the two-year process of Brexit in motion -- and our guest, a Conservative MP, is looking forward to the U.K. going it alone.
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Military imprecision. An airstrike targeting ISIS snipers in Mosul killed as many as 200 civilians this month -- and it looks more and more like the U.S.-led coalition is responsible.

Mar. 28: Also, return to dissenter. Three years after they participated in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, nine activists are arrested -- immediately following the election of a new Beijing-friendly chief executive.

Download Military imprecision. An airstrike targeting ISIS snipers in Mosul killed as many as 200 civilians this month -- and it looks more and more like the U.S.-led coalition is responsible.
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The detention mounts. Tens of thousands of Russians take to the streets to protest corruption, and hundreds are arrested on the charge of "illegal provocation" -- including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and our guest.

Mar. 27: Also, if you buy a so-called "smart tractor," you're locked into a restrictive contract that makes repairs prohibitively expensive -- so some desperate D-I-Y farmers are resorting to buying hacked software.

Download The detention mounts. Tens of thousands of Russians take to the streets to protest corruption, and hundreds are arrested on the charge of "illegal provocation" -- including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and our guest.
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The art of "No deal". The House vote on U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative push -- the repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" -- is pulled at the last minute, when it becomes clear that it's DOA.

Mar. 24: Also, President Trump did make progress on another promise, though, giving the go-ahead to the Keystone XL pipeline -- although a Nebraska farmer says that progress will come to a screeching halt at his property line.

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Put your money where their mouths are. The Liberal's new budget earmarked billions more dollars for Indigenous health, education, and infrastructure -- but Cindy Blackstock says they've left out Indigenous children and youth.

Mar. 23: Also, he was off to meet our guest. Instead, he met an assassin. Today, a former Russian lawmaker and critic of Vladimir Putin was gunned down in Kiev -- and the man he was scheduled to see is pointing the finger at Moscow.

Download Put your money where their mouths are. The Liberal's new budget earmarked billions more dollars for Indigenous health, education, and infrastructure -- but Cindy Blackstock says they've left out Indigenous children and youth.
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An attack in the shadow of Big Ben. We speak with a witness to today's shocking violence near the British parliament -- in which someone drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and was shot after stabbing a police officer.

Mar. 22: Also, a car and a knife. Those two simple things were apparently the assailant's only weapons in London today; we'll ask a former security official if it's time to issue guns to British police.

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The divisive uniter. The late Martin McGuinness was an IRA commander first, and later a key figure in negotiating peace in Northern Ireland. Tonight, one guest says goodbye to a great man -- and the other says good riddance to a scoundrel.

Mar. 21: Also, keep calm and do not carry those things on. The U.S. and the U.K. both announce a ban on laptops and other electronic devices on flights from certain airports in the Middle East and Africa.

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Sea change. So far this year, the number of refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean has risen dramatically -- and tonight, we speak with a doctor aboard a ship that saved nearly a thousand people just yesterday.

Mar. 20: Also, At a hearing in Washington, James Comey offers another extraordinary revelation: this time, that the FBI is investigating Russian interference in the election -- and any links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Download Sea change. So far this year, the number of refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean has risen dramatically -- and tonight, we speak with a doctor aboard a ship that saved nearly a thousand people just yesterday.
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Showing some restraint. A Honolulu judge issues a temporary restraining order against the latest version of President Trump's travel ban -- and tonight, Hawaii's attorney general tells us why he challenged it in the first place.

Mar. 17: Also, Close encounters of the burned kind. A BBC team went up Mount Etna in Sicily to do a story on volcano monitoring -- and ran down at top speed when it abruptly erupted.

Download Showing some restraint. A Honolulu judge issues a temporary restraining order against the latest version of President Trump's travel ban -- and tonight, Hawaii's attorney general tells us why he challenged it in the first place.
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The glory's still there -- but the power is iffy. Hydro bills in rural Ontario have gotten so high that people are appealing to local churches because they can't make ends meet -- and now, neither can the churches.

Mar. 16: Also, pre-emptive spike. After a white rhino at a French zoo is brutally killed for its horns, a Czech zoo decides to dehorn all its rhinos before poachers can even try.

Download The glory's still there -- but the power is iffy. Hydro bills in rural Ontario have gotten so high that people are appealing to local churches because they can't make ends meet -- and now, neither can the churches.
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A moment's peace. In the photograph, a man listens intently to his gramophone in front of shattered windows in a rubble-strewn bedroom in Aleppo. Tonight, we speak with the man who took that photo.

Mar. 15: Also, make lakes great again. The Trump Administration may be preparing to slash the funding of the Great Lakes clean-up program -- and a Wisconsin mayor tells us what he's doing to keep that program from being watered down.

Download A moment's peace. In the photograph, a man listens intently to his gramophone in front of shattered windows in a rubble-strewn bedroom in Aleppo. Tonight, we speak with the man who took that photo.
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All right now. As The Netherlands prepares to go to the polls, the two main choices are a conservative party -- and the party of a man who's been called the "Dutch Donald Trump" -- among other things.

Mar. 14: Also, house of discards. They made their homes in a gigantic landfill in Ethiopia. Then, the whole thing came crashing down. Now, the death toll keeps climbing.

Download All right now. As The Netherlands prepares to go to the polls, the two main choices are a conservative party -- and the party of a man who's been called the "Dutch Donald Trump" -- among other things.
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Monday, March 13, 2017 - Going nowhere fast. Girl Guides of Canada won't be needing tour guides of America -- because the organization has just announced all trips south of the border are suspended, due to the travel ban.

Plus, the enormous toll on the smallest people. It has been six years since the civil war began in Syria -- and UNICEF says more children were killed there last year than ever before.

Download Monday, March 13, 2017 - Going nowhere fast. Girl Guides of Canada won't be needing tour guides of America -- because the organization has just announced all trips south of the border are suspended, due to the travel ban.
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Trying his patients. They voted Trump and they hate Obamacare -- but, according to a West Virginia doctor, his Red State patients will be left in a sorry state by the Republicans' proposed health care plan.

Mar. 10: Also, a story that may have more than one big payoff. An investigative reporter says Sweden's arrest of a Bombardier employee for suspected bribery may only be the beginning of the company's legal problems.

Download Trying his patients. They voted Trump and they hate Obamacare -- but, according to a West Virginia doctor, his Red State patients will be left in a sorry state by the Republicans' proposed health care plan.
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The official opposition. Liberals in a Montreal riding reject the candidate the party wanted, and nominate a virtual unknown instead -- and the local mayor, who was shut out of the race, says resentment fueled the rebellion.

Mar. 9: Also, making a federal case of it. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister wants Ottawa to take action to stem the flow of refugees entering illegally from the United States -- but he won't say what action.

Download The official opposition. Liberals in a Montreal riding reject the candidate the party wanted, and nominate a virtual unknown instead -- and the local mayor, who was shut out of the race, says resentment fueled the rebellion.
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Variety and the spies of life. It's being called the biggest leak of CIA documents ever -- and if it's real, Wikileaks has revealed that the agency can spy on you through your TV, even when it's off.

Mar. 8: Also, they were dressed as doctors. But they weren't at the hospital in Kabul to help, they were there to kill -- and tonight, a journalist tells us about the deadly attack that ISIS says it orchestrated.

Download Variety and the spies of life. It's being called the biggest leak of CIA documents ever -- and if it's real, Wikileaks has revealed that the agency can spy on you through your TV, even when it's off.
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A killing behind bars. In the dead of night, poachers break into a French zoo, kill an endangered white rhinoceros, and saw off its horn -- which is worth thousands of dollars on the black market.

Mar. 7: Also, he was bounced -- but next year, he'll be bouncing. After years of being banned from the All Native Basketball Tournament because he didn't pass the "blood quantum" test, Jos Wilson wins his fight to play.

Download A killing behind bars. In the dead of night, poachers break into a French zoo, kill an endangered white rhinoceros, and saw off its horn -- which is worth thousands of dollars on the black market.
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Rolling out the unwelcome mat -- again. After his first executive order is blocked, U.S. President Donald Trump issues a revised version of his travel ban -- but opponents say it still discriminates against Muslims.

Mar. 6: Also, sudden death, delayed response. Seven months after a mentally ill Somali-Canadian man dies following a confrontation with police, Ontario's police watchdog charges an Ottawa officer with manslaughter.

Download Rolling out the unwelcome mat -- again. After his first executive order is blocked, U.S. President Donald Trump issues a revised version of his travel ban -- but opponents say it still discriminates against Muslims.
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She was right, but she's not celebrating. An Irish historian urged the government to dig up the grounds of a former home for unmarried mothers, believing hundreds of infants were buried there -- and today, the government confirmed her fears.

Mar. 3: Also, from online byline to way out of line. Police charge a disgraced former journalist with making a number of anti-Semitic threats across the U.S. -- and our guest believes the same guy has been harassing him for months.

Download She was right, but she's not celebrating. An Irish historian urged the government to dig up the grounds of a former home for unmarried mothers, believing hundreds of infants were buried there -- and today, the government confirmed her fears.
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A talking-to about who he was talking to. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he'll recuse himself from any investigation of the Trump campaign -- but Senator Amy Klobuchar still wants answers about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.

Mar. 2: Also, an Edmonton parking enforcement officer is floored to learn the man accused of assaulting him with a crow bar and a box-cutter has had his charges stayed.

Download A talking-to about who he was talking to. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he'll recuse himself from any investigation of the Trump campaign -- but Senator Amy Klobuchar still wants answers about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.
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Out of commission. It seemed like a huge step forward when a sex-abuse survivor joined the Pope's commission for the protection of minors -- but now Marie Collins has quit, citing a distressing lack of progress.

Mar. 1: Also, the red flag was a red flag. In 2015, a group of Confederate flag lovers cruelly disrupted an eight-year-old black child's birthday party -- and this week, two of them were given prison sentences.

Download Out of commission. It seemed like a huge step forward when a sex-abuse survivor joined the Pope's commission for the protection of minors -- but now Marie Collins has quit, citing a distressing lack of progress.
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Love and hate. Someone breaks into the home of a teenage girl in Port Colborne, Ontario, and spray-paints a racist slur on her wall -- because she's white, and her boyfriend is black.

Feb. 28: Also, the truth hurt. Remembering the late Augie Merasty -- who turned the ugly legacy of his time at residential school into a memoir that became an award-winning bestseller.

Download Love and hate. Someone breaks into the home of a teenage girl in Port Colborne, Ontario, and spray-paints a racist slur on her wall -- because she's white, and her boyfriend is black.
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Shattered. A Philadelphia rabbi tells us about the clean-up at a Jewish cemetery where dozens of headstones lie toppled and broken -- the second act of vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in the U.S. in less than a week.

Feb. 27: Also, a tale of two tales. Author Joseph Boyden acknowledges the similarities between one of his short stories and a story by an Ojibway elder -- but says he didn't copy from the latter to write the former.

Download Shattered. A Philadelphia rabbi tells us about the clean-up at a Jewish cemetery where dozens of headstones lie toppled and broken -- the second act of vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in the U.S. in less than a week.
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