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Who Is America? and inclusiveness in Hollywood | The National Panel

Sacha Baron Cohen's new series Who Is America? is sparking conversation about parody and its relationship with politics. Inclusiveness in Hollywood is also once again in the spotlight, as some people are criticizing The Rock for playing the role of an amputee.

NFL and its players' union 'working on a resolution' to anthem issue

The NFL and the union representing its players are working on a resolution to the league's national anthem policy, the two sides said in a joint statement on Thursday.
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8 dead after Missouri tourist boat accident, sheriff says

A sheriff in Missouri says a tourist boat has apparently capsized on a lake, leaving eight people dead and several others hospitalized.
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Mother fights for 'butterfly baby' Leo, and pricey essential wound care supplies

As a parent, Crystal Leptich is fighting for her son, but feels she’s exhausted every avenue to get him the support he needs for a rare health condition.
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What's in a name: workshop helps with legal I.D. changes for transgender community

A two-day workshop in Victoria is helping transgender and non-gender binary people change their legal identification status.

Saskatoon police no longer on scene at house near St. Paul's Hospital

Saskatoon police spent much of Thursday on scene at the 300 block of Avenue R South investigating a disturbance with a possible firearm involved. In the end, Police said they weren't able to locate anyone in the house.
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Canada should apologize for forced adoptions: Senate report

Between 1945 and 1971, an estimated 350,000 Canadian women were forced to give up their babies for adoption because they weren't married.

Lightning-caused wildfires in B.C.'s Okanagan prompt evacuations, traffic chaos

Several lightning-caused wildfires continue to burn out of control in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley prompting evacuation orders and closing the main highway.

Body of a man pulled from Lac St-Louis after kayak capsizes

Members of the Montreal Fire Department spent several hours Thursday on Lac Saint-Louis looking for a man who fell into the water after his kayak capsized.
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Carbon tax: What effect has it had on B.C.?

A federal carbon tax has been a hot topic for debate for many provinces who that don't have one — but B.C. has for the last ten years. The National looks at the effect B.C.'s carbon tax has had on the province.
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Tick season has N.S. community taking extra precautions

Tick season is particularly bad in Nova Scotia's South Shore region, where the blood-sucking parasites put people at risk of Lyme disease.
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Trump invites Putin to White House

U.S. President Donald Trump asked his national security adviser to formally invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall, to the surprise of people across the U.S.
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NDP MP Christine Moore cleared of allegations of sexual misconduct

An independent investigator says Moore did nothing inappropriate in a relationship with a former soldier.
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Trump's auto tariffs face opposition from U.S. industry

It comes as the U.S. Department of Commerce holds a public hearing on whether imported cars are what Trump claims they are: a national security threat.

At least 17 injured after tornadoes hit Iowa cities

A flurry of tornadoes that formed unexpectedly swept through central Iowa Thursday, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital.
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Carbon tax fight intensifies as Ontario joins Saskatchewan in opposition

Ontario Premier Doug Ford joined Scott Moe in challenging the tax, arguing it will make life unaffordable for families and risk thousands of jobs.
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CBC Atlantic Tonight July 19, 2018

A comprehensive round-up of the day's news from throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Roughriders rally to road victory over Ticats

Christion Jones' 61-yard punt return TD highlighted an impressive second half as the Saskatchewan Roughriders rallied for a 31-20 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday night.

IFAF World U19 Football Championship: Canada vs Japan

Compete coverage of Canada's 28-22 victory at the IFAF World U19 Football Championship in Mexico City.

Penny Oleksiak's 100m win at Canadian trials a step in right direction

Penny Oleksiak took a step forward in the right direction at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials on Thursday with a gold medal in the women's 100-metre freestyle race, even if she remains somewhat dissatisfied with her time of 54.75.
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Auto tariffs

Jacqueline Hansen reports on critical day for the Canadian auto industry as the U.S. weighs the imposition of tariffs

Iowa tornado damages factory, injures some workers

A tornado in Iowa stormed through an agricultural plant causing some workers to go to hospital with minor injuries.
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Urban farmer argues cows, stray cats well cared for, despite animal welfare complaints

An animal protection officer and veterinarian found pigs, cattle and feral cats on Carl Drago Kucas's property are all in good health, but neighbours still say the St. Vital farm is an eyesore and has been a problem for years.

Parents of Victoria teen who died of overdose renew calls for coroner's inquest

After receiving the results of an internal review by the Island Health Authority in a letter, Rachel Staples and Brock Eurchuk are renewing their calls this week for a coroner’s inquest into the death of their son, Elliot.

Comedian Colin Mochrie, wife, join transgender daughter at Queen's Park protest

Comedian Colin Mochrie and his wife joined their transgender daughter Kinley at a protest at Queen's Park on Thursday, calling on the new PC government to re-think its decision to replace the sex-ed curriculum.