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Read an excerpt and see the cover of Esi Edugyan's upcoming novel, Washington Black

Washington Black, the story of 11-year-old slave Washington Black, will be available on Sept. 4, 2018.

Meg Wolitzer on The Female Persuasion, a timely novel about women and ambition

Wolitzer talks to guest host Jael Richardson about hew new novel, which deals with female mentorship, power, ambition and how a single encounter can forever change a person.
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Hockey Night in Canada: Penguins vs. Capitals - Game 1

The Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the opener of their second-round series on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. ET on Hockey Night in Canada.
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Hockey Night in Canada: Penguins vs. Capitals - Game 1

The Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins as the second round of the NHL playoffs begin Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. ET on Hockey Night in Canada. Watch coverage with our free live stream on the CBC Sports app.
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Washington Black

Washingon Black is the latest novel by Scotiabank Giller Prize winning author Esi Edugyan.
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Trump says hands-off approach to Justice Department could change

U.S. President Donald Trump says the hands-off approach he has taken to the U.S. Justice Department, given the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia, could change — comments that could reignite concerns he might move to impede the investigation.
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Security costs blamed for cancelled 2nd Faith Goldy talk in Waterloo

An anti-immigration talk planned by a student group from Wilfrid Laurier University that was to take place on the University of Waterloo's campus has been cancelled due to skyrocketing security costs, one organizer says.

Hockey Night in Canada: Free live streams on desktop & app

CBC Sports brings you free live streams of Thursday's Hockey Night in Canada playoff games, with the Capitals hosting the Penguins and the Golden Knights hosting the Sharks in the second round.

Toronto FC falls in penalties to Chivas in Champions League final

Toronto FC battled back from a 2-1 deficit in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final with two goals from Sebastian Giovinco. But in penalties, Jonathan Osorio and Michael Bradley missed for the Reds allowing Guadalajara Chivas to capture the title.
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SQ officer appealing suspension for shooting protesters with plastic bullets

Denis Burelle shot plastic bullets into a crowd during a student protest, but doesn't think he should be blamed for the way he used his weapon.

Bureaucrats see 'logical' case for restoring Wolastoq as St. John River's name

A Sept. 6 briefing note for Premier Brian Gallant said the Wolastoq Grand Council “made a compelling appeal” for the province to restore the river’s Indigenous name, the Wolastoq.
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Which bills will become law before summer break? B.C. government says it's not sure

With only 12 days left in the spring session of the legislature, there are 10 bills that are at the introductory stage, with more expected to come.
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U.S. Senate committee set to vote on bill to protect Robert Mueller's job

The Senate judiciary committee is expected to vote on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job — legislation that has split Republicans as U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Mueller's Russia investigation.
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Fire consumes Vancouver print shop

The Hastings Street fire sent plumes of black smoke all over the city.
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U.K. Labour Party calls on minister Amber Rudd to resign in Windrush controversy

Britain's interior minister faced calls to resign on Thursday after giving contradictory statements about meeting targets for deportations, deepening a scandal over Britain's treatment of Caribbean immigrants.
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These are the victims of Toronto's deadly van attack

More victims are being identified by family, friends and employers after Monday’s deadly van attack on Toronto’s Yonge Street.
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White House 'Candyman' Ronny Jackson's VA bid was doomed by failed vetting

Turns out the Candyman can’t. Not with allegations of drinking on the job. Of wrecking a government vehicle while intoxicated. Of screaming at underlings. And of overprescribing opioids. Trump nominee Ronny Jackson withdrew his name early Thursday.

IAAF rules to limit testosterone levels for female runners

New rules for female athletes with high natural testosterone levels which could force two-time Olympic 800-meter champion Caster Semenya to stop running middle-distance races.
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Michigan might be closer to legalizing recreational cannabis

A ballot drive to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Michigan is close to clearing a key hurdle.

The Current for April 26, 2018

From University of Alberta's decision to award David Suzuki an honourary degree raising questions about corporate influence on campus; to determining if the incel movement is dangerous; to getting to the heart of Texas with author Lawrence Wright ... This is The Current.

CBC Music Top 20, April 19: four new songs and Arkells debut at No. 1

Counting down the highest-ranking songs on CBC Music.

Mystery power outage in downtown Regina solved overnight

SaskPower restored a power outage in downtown Regina which lasted most of Wednesday evening but it's not exactly clear what may have caused the roughly eight hour outage.

De Leo leads Moose as Manitoba AHL team pushes Griffins to brink of elimination with 6-3 win

Chase De Leo had a goal and three assists to lead the Manitoba Moose past the Grand Rapids Griffins 6-3 on Wednesday to move a win away from advancing to the second round of the American Hockey League playoffs.

Armenia parliament to select new PM next week amid political crisis

The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote for a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader.
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Calgary council adds 2 skeptics to Olympic subcommittee after concerns over 'optics'

Calgary city council voted Wednesday to expand the membership of its new Olympic oversight subcommittee, after criticism the group was dominated by bid supporters.