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A Deadly Wandering: How texting and driving killed two rocket scientists

A recent study suggests teenagers rarely drink and drive because of the dangers. But they also know it's dangerous to text and drive -- and nevertheless seem unable to stop. poka0059

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Reggie Shaw was texting with one hand and driving with the other when his car swerved, causing an accident that killed two Utah rocket scientists. Eight years ago, texting was so new the police didn't even know to ask about it. Now some neurologists have weighed in and say texting and driving is more dangerous than drinking and driving.

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Have a look at some of the stories we are working on

Have a look at some of the stories we are working on


Here are some of the segments we have in store for you in the coming days.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters demand Beijing grant free and open elections

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters demand Beijing grant free and open elections
Hong Kong demonstrators are angry and continue to demand free elections. New leader Xi Jinping believes in strong leadership and is determined to preserve China's political system. Protesters says it will take more than tear gas to back down. So will Beijing compromise or crack down?

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A Deadly Wandering: How texting and driving killed two rocket scientists

A Deadly Wandering: How texting and driving killed two rocket scientists
Reggie Shaw was texting with one hand and driving with the other when his car swerved, causing an accident that killed two Utah rocket scientists. Eight years ago, texting was so new the police didn't even know to ask about it. Now some neurologists have weighed in and say texting and driving is more dangerous than drinking and driving.

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Post-Arab Spring, Hisham Melhem fears 'Arab civilization has collapsed'

Post-Arab Spring, Hisham Melhem fears 'Arab civilization has collapsed'
Across much of the Arab world, there are citizens who saw a struggle against dictators as a chance for democracy, only to face more tyranny. Hisham Melhem says it is nothing short of the collapse of Arab civilization and that the so-called Arab elite, must stop blaming the west and work to fix it themselves.

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The Design Behind .... Child Proof Containers

The Design Behind .... Child Proof Containers
Today we look at an invaluable design we are all familiar with... child proof containers and the role Canadian doctor Henri Breault had in the invention of bottle caps that are now known as the 'palm and turn'.

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Clayton Miller's case to be reviewed 24 years after his death: Nova Scotia Justice Minister

Clayton Miller's case to be reviewed 24 years after his death: Nova Scotia Justice Minister
For years, Gervase Miller was shunned, even ridiculed, a lone figure with a sign on the streets of New Waterford looking for answers into the death of his 17 year old son. But his persistence has led to questions the authorities cannot ignore.

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'Dataclysm' author Christian Rudder argues Big Data online is changing history

'Dataclysm' author Christian Rudder argues Big Data online is changing history
The Internet has radically changed the way we study human behaviour. Researchers no longer have to rely on polling or real-world experiments. Christian Rudder, the mathematician behind OK Cupid argues aggregated information offers a level of real-time insight into our society that is unprecedented.

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Hard hit by Ebola, Liberia's health and economic systems struggle to survive

Hard hit by Ebola, Liberia's health and economic systems struggle to survive
The stories are heartbreaking. The numbers are record-breaking. The death toll from Ebola passed the 3000 mark this weekend. Mixed with the urgency and the grief is the bottom line, as the disease simultaneously attacks the economics of Western Africa. Today, we concentrate on Liberia, the hardest of the hard hit.

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Paul Calandra's emotional daytime television apology

Paul Calandra's emotional daytime television apology
Last week, the leader of the opposition joined us to complain about Question Period. Specifically Tom Mulcair was angry that serious questions he had about Canada's role in Iraq weren't answered. In fact, they were completely ignored, by the prime minister's parliamentary secretary, Many of our listeners were as angry as Mr. Mulcair and on Friday Mr. Calandra responded with a tearful apology.

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Kurds flee from ISIS into Turkey, once again involved in a war not of their making

Kurds flee from ISIS into Turkey, once again involved in a war not of their making
Thousands of Kurds are once again on the move... streaming into Turkey to escape the extremists sweeping through Iraq and Syria. But many have also stayed to fight as Kurdish forces are on the front lines fighting against the extremists. It's not a fight they picked, and they have plenty of history to suspect the world won't be grateful for their efforts.

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