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Band managers demand answers about Ticketmaster's secret scalper program

Managers of popular musical acts such as Mumford & Sons, Mark Knopfler, Radiohead and the Pixies are blasting Ticketmaster over its secretive partnership with scalpers that was exposed in a recent CBC News investigation. Leaked emails show several prominent managers demanding answers from Ticketmaster president Jared Smith.
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Shoppers hit with pot shortage on Day 2 of legal weed

Day One of legal cannabis saw a mad rush by consumers which included long lineups and tens of thousands of online orders at provincial websites. It didn't take long before reports of shortages started popping up. A surprise perhaps, considering that the industry has been gearing up for well over a year.
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Pot pardons and the Saudi arms deal | At Issue

Going on Day Two of legalization, cannabis is still very much at the top of the political discourse for At Issue. The panel talks pot pardons put forth by the Liberal government and discusses the Saudi arms deal that Ottawa continues to back.
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Brian Mulroney jumps into the cannabis business

There is at least one new convert to legalized pot: Brian Mulroney. The former prime minister isn't using, but he has joined the board of directors of a U.S. cannabis investment firm.
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The National for October 18, 2018

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Ottawa mayor sued for blocking residents on Twitter

In what may be the first case of its kind in Canada, three local activists are suing Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson for blocking them on Twitter, arguing that by doing so he's violating their charter rights.
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Business as usual for Vancouver dispensaries as legalization hits

With only one legal government-run dispensary in British Columbia, hundreds of others remain in operation around the province. Many of them are in in legal limbo however, and it's unsure how long that will last.
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3 top officials shot dead by guards ahead of Afghan vote

Three top Kandahar province officials were killed by their own guards in an attack at a security meeting that also wounded three U.S. troops. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack ahead of parliamentary votes Saturday.
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What the first day of legal cannabis looked like across Canada

From coast to coast to coast, Canadians were able to purchase legal cannabis for the first time today. Trying to buy your first bud, however, looked completely different depending on where you were. CBC reporters across the country show us what it was like for Canadians lining up for legal weed for the first time.
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Trump is incensed by a ragtag group of migrants - here's what the fuss is about

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Trump threatens to call in army to defend border against immigrant caravan; the tricky issue of pot pardons for past convictions; tough questions about Calgary's Olympic bid
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Tracking bots in the lead-up to the U.S. midterms | Dispatch

Various sites, apps and dashboards have been created to track everything from fake accounts to hashtag hijacking in the lead-up to the U.S. midterms. In this dispatch from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Steven D'Souza looks at the role social media and fake news will play in this November’s elections, and meet the people being tasked with tackling the problem.
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High cost for new Canadian weed towns

Pot distribution centres are in full swing heading into legalization, but the cost of running these business is on the rise for the towns and cities in which they operate. Diane Buckner heads to what was once food growing country in Leamington, Ont., to see how the push for pot is affecting the town's resources and cash flow.
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Ontario killer Paul Bernardo denied parole

A National Parole Board panel has decided Paul Bernardo will remain behind bars. The Ontario rapist and killer, who was convicted 28 years ago, was denied his first attempt at parole.
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The National for October 17, 2018

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Turkish police search Saudi consul's home in Jamal Khashoggi probe

Turkish investigators searched the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul for evidence in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. This as a Turkish newspaper published a gruesome recounting of his alleged slaying.
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Government announces pot pardons

The Liberal government says it's addressing the issue of pardons for past pot convictions. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said there will be no further waiting period for people seeking pardons after they've served their sentences, and no fee for processing the request.
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Canada sees first day of cannabis legalization

After years of study, fierce debate, and a relentless campaign of public persuasion, Canadians are now free to enjoy legal cannabis, from coast to coast to coast. While many rejoiced and celebrated as they were able to purchase their buds legally for the first time, the vision of what a pot-permissive Canada looks like still remains somewhat hazy.
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Germany concedes it is preparing for no-deal Brexit as EU-Britain talks falter

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Theresa May makes no progress on negotiated Brexit; election manipulation on social media poses big problems heading into U.S. midterms.
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First legal weed sold in Canada at St. John's shops

The first legal recreational cannabis has officially been sold in Canada at a shop in downtown St. John's. In Newfoundland and parts of Labrador midnight comes first, and people were ready and waiting for marijuana to be sold to them over the counter.
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Jamal Khashoggi's family calls for impartial investigation as Turkey uncovers fresh evidence

Turkey says it has uncovered fresh evidence journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. It's an allegation Saudi Arabia initially denied, however reports now suggest the Kingdom is on the verge of a major reversal.
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Why the U.S. midterms matter in Canada | Political Panel

Just three weeks out from election day, our panel of political heavyweights weighs in on why these elections matter to Canadians.
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The National Ballet of Canada performs in Russia

For the first time ever, the National Ballet of Canada is performing in Russia, showcasing our contemporary take on the historic art form.
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Asylum seekers crossing back to the U.S. illegally

Asylum seekers crossing into Canada at illegal points of entry, it's a scene that has become familiar to Canadians in recent years. Just last month, the RCMP apprehended 1,600 people. But now some are opting to jump back across the border into the U.S. illegally, and that has U.S. border patrol agents on the look out.
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Liberals move to end solitary confinement for federal prisoners

The Liberal government has tabled legislation that it hopes will eliminate the use of solitary confinement in federal prisons.
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Cannabis tax windfall won't solve provincial money problems — here's why

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: U.S. beefs up security at Canadian border as illegal crossings rise; African billionaire Mohammed Dewji still missing after kidnapping
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Saudi Arabia under pressure for Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

Turkish officials have said they fear a Saudi hit team killed and dismembered Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Transport Canada study showed school buses 'failed' safety tests

A 2010 Transport Canada report that revealed that school buses "failed" safety tests and did not do enough to prevent "serious injuries" was kept hidden from the public.