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Why the mayor of Compton is launching a guaranteed basic income pilot

Mayor Aja Brown says the guaranteed income program can help her city address inequality.
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Chinese ambassador should apologize or be expelled for 'threatening' Canadians in Hong Kong: activist

China's ambassador to Canada should apologize or be expelled for remarks he made about the 300,000 Canadians in Hong Kong, says a Canadian living in the semi-autonomous region. 
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Mi'kmaw lobster fishery 'doesn't pose any conservation risk,' says prof

The Mi’kmaw lobster fishery in Nova Scotia has commercial operators concerned about the species, but the director of Saint Mary’s University’s School of the Environment says the Indigenous haul will be too small to do any real damage.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Oct. 21, 2020
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Holocaust survivor Ruth Kluger 'would not accept inequality,' says friend

Anger fuelled Ruth Kluger's writing and her advocacy her whole life and she never backed down from it, says a longtime friend and neighbour.

When restaurants closed during the pandemic, a food writer opened her own — for a chipmunk

Soup noodles with bamboo shoots and mushrooms. Or pizza with an almond flour crust. Those are some of the dishes that Atlanta food writer Angela Hansberger has been serving up recently at her tiny, very exclusive "restaurant." It's so exclusive that it's impossible to get a table ... unless you're a chipmunk.

Swedish virologist says her country's COVID-19 strategy has failed, but nobody will admit it

Sweden's health authority maintains its approach to COVID-19 was a success. But our guest says the data speaks differently, and that new measures announced Monday are insufficient.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Oct. 10, 2020

Divers locate world's oldest known slave ship — only to find it run over by trawlers

Kramer Wimberley leads the maritime archaeology program Diving With a Purpose. They preserving the ruins of slave ships along international coastlines. 

Man from 'Halloween Capital of the World' grows heaviest pumpkin of 2020

The 35-hour drive from Minnesota to California was a smashing success for Travis Gienger when his massive pumpkin won the 47th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Oct. 19, 2020
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N.S. fishermen's union head quits, says lobster dispute is 'too much of a toll' on his family

Joel Comeau says it's no longer safe for him to be the president of Local 9 of the Maritime Fishermen's Union in Nova Scotia.
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First Nation chief says he fears for his people after attacks on Mi'kmaw lobster fishery

Sipekne'katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack says he worries someone will get hurt or worse after hundreds of commercial fisherman stormed two Mi'kmaw lobster facilities on Tuesday, hurled threats, set a van ablaze and stole hundreds of lobsters. 

This man decorated his lawn for Halloween with 'the scariest thing' he could imagine

James Worsham doesn't usually decorate his front yard for Halloween, but this year he decided to display something truly horrific.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Oct. 16, 2020

Toronto police identify killer in cold case of 9-year-old Christine Jessop

Toronto police have identified the killer of nine-year-old Christine Jessop, who was abducted from Queensville, Ont., before being raped and killed in 1984 — a case that resulted in the years-long wrongful conviction of Guy Paul Morin. 

'Incredibly rare' male-female bird spotted at Pennsylvania nature reserve

Researchers at the Powdermill Nature Reserve in Pennsylvania were thrilled to be visited recently by a half male, half female rose-breasted grosbeak.
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Why this Georgia mother waited almost 10 hours in line to vote

Everlean Rutherford wasn't prepared for the hours-long lineup, but she was determined to make her vote count.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Oct. 15, 2020

Canadian YouTubers engineer hyper-realistic plasma lightsaber that can cut through steel

James Hobson and his team at Hacksmith Industries in Kitchener, Ont., have created a hyper-realistic, retractable plasma lightsaber that reaches a scorching heat of 2,200 C.

Don't mind the smell of fish? It could be in your genes

If you ask most people if something smells fishy, they’ll be able to give you a straight answer. But those with a certain genetic mutation might not know what the heck you’re talking about. 

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Oct. 14, 2020

Couples don't actually look more alike over time: study

Researchers at Stanford University have tested the age-old theory that couples grow to look like one another and debunked it with modern science.
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Friends and family 'completely destroyed' after Russian journalist sets herself on fire

Irina Slavina left a Facebook message before she took her own life: "I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death."

From premier to published author: Andrew Furey releases book about work in Haiti

Furey's first book, Hope in the Balance: A Newfoundland Doctor Meets a World in Crisis, was released Tuesday.

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