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This two-spirit advocate uses TikTok to push past reconciliation — and towards action

Kairyn Potts is a two-spirit youth advocate and former social worker from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation near Edmonton who has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, Twitch, Snaptchat and TikTok. He says Indigenous representation on those platforms is literally lifesaving.

Western nations must respond to Putin 'from the position of strength,' says Ukrainian MP

Oleksandr Merezhko, a member of parliament and chair of the Ukrainian government's foreign affairs committee, spoke with As It Happens host Nil Köksal about Friday's bombing in Zaporizhzhia and Russia's claims of annexation.

This robot ran a world record — but its trainer says it's 'not dangerous yet'

Cassie first made a name for itself in 2021 by completing a 5K on campus with a time of 53 minutes. After months of training, the machine has now established a Guinness World Record for the fastest 100-metre dash by a bipedal robot. 

This new underwater camera is powered by sound

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a prototype wireless, battery-free underwater camera that runs on sound waves. 

Indigenous Islanders win UN climate case against Australia — opening the door for others

A United Nations committee has found that Australia had violated the human rights of a group of Torres Strait Islanders by failing to adequately protect them from the impacts of climate change.

War crimes investigator says atrocities in Ukraine are 'on another level'

The mass graves uncovered in liberated Ukrainian cities are unlike anything war crimes investigator Nigel Povoas has seen.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

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U.K. grappling with the 'economics of pandemonium,' says former central banker

The U.K.’s economy is spiralling out of control, and its newly-minted prime minister is in deep trouble, says a British economist and former central banker.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

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This Wisconsin sewer worker saved a squirrel's life — and now they're pals

Chuck Seidl saved a squirrel's life after it drowned in a Wisconsin cul-de-sac earlier this month. Now the critter, named Little Jerry, has taken up residence outside rescuer's home.

A mud-caked doll and a case of White Claw bring hope and laughter to Fiona survivor 

Krystle Collier lost a lot when post-tropical storm Fiona battered her community and ripped her home apart. But the Port aux Basques, N.L., woman is focusing on the things she didn’t lose.

This video game about playing trombone badly is blowing up — to the shock of its creator

Dan Vecchitto — creative force behind Trombone Champ — didn't mean to make a hit video game.

When an octopus kills, it is stealthy and calculating

When an octopus entangles its prey in its powerful, swirling mass of tentacles, it may look to the untrained eye like chaos. But, in fact, it’s a highly choreographed hunt.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

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Why over 400 people named Nigel gathered at an English pub

Upon hearing that no newborn babies in the U.K. were named Nigel in 2016, Nigel Smith began to worry that the people with whom he shared a first name were a "dying breed." Instead of going into mourning, however, he decided to have some fun with it.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

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Trailblazing, all-Black Ontario baseball team gets the video game treatment

It's all a bit surreal for Ferguson "Fergie" Jenkins Jr., to see the newest players added to Major League Baseball's top-selling video game series, The Show. The 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars champions, including his dad, have been brought back to life — and are ready to play ball.

The war in Ukraine finally feels real for Russians, says student

A Russian student says people in her country have woken up to the harsh realities of the war after the government announced a mass mobilization of Russian citizens to fight in Ukraine.

How many ants are there? The number is 'incredibly difficult to comprehend'

A new study estimates there are 20 quadrillion ants on the planet. That's 20 thousand million millions, or 20,000,000,000,000,000 with 16 zeroes. And it's likely an underestimate.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

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