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Trump is going after the U.S. Postal Service to 'derail' the election: Congresswoman

A Democratic lawmaker say U.S. President Donald Trump is targeting the U.S. Postal Service to make it harder for people to vote by mail in the upcoming presidential election.
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New York couple takes date night to next level by dining on Brooklyn Bridge

A Brooklyn couple has made a new ritual of romantic "pop-up dinners" set up in iconic locations around their city.

That time the world's fastest talker recited The Three Little Pigs on As It Happens

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about words. You'll meet the world's fastest talking woman, a school superintendent who wants to ban spelling bees and a professor who wrote a children's book to give new life to nature terms.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Aug. 14, 2020

Golden eagles breed at Scottish estate for 1st time in decades thanks to an artificial nest

Trees for Life, a Scottish conservation charity, announced that the eagle chick flew from the nest for the first time recently at their Dundreggan rewilding estate, located in the Scottish Highlands.
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Beirut pediatric oncologist struggles to find care for his young patients after explosion

A doctor who treats children with cancer has spent every day since the Beirut explosion trying to make sure his young, vulnerable patients have access to the treatment they need.

New Zealand wizard insists reports of his retirement have been greatly exaggerated

The Wizard of Christchurch isn’t going anywhere, no matter what his haters say.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Aug. 13, 2020

Bottle of Scotch whisky from exploded 1941 shipwreck up for auction

George Currie no longer has any use for the 79-year-old bottle of whisky he retrieved from the wreckage of an exploded ship. 
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The tiny Pacific nation of Kiribati wants to raise its islands to save it from the rising sea

The tiny nation of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean is comprised of low-lying islands and atolls — circular land masses with water in the middle — no more than two metres above sea leve

Caesar the 'no drama llama' brings moments of levity to Portland anti-racism protests

The protests in Portland, Ore., are anything but calm — but one friendly, fuzzy participant is carving out small moments of respite amid the chaos. 

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Aug. 12, 2020

Fans not required for home-field advantage, study shows

Researchers at the University of Reading looked at more than 6,400 soccer games from before and after the COVID-19 lockdown to see whether a home team's chances of winning suffered when stadiums were empty.
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Raid on Hong Kong newsroom, arrest of Jimmy Lai and others 'very sad development'

Hong Kong police on Monday stormed into the building of media company Next Digital, questioned reporters, rifled through their belongings, and left with more than 25 boxes of documents. Company founder Jimmy Lai was arrested and charged collusion with a foreign country and conspiracy to defraud.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Aug. 11, 2020

After the Tiananmen Square massacre, a Chinese dissident asked to sing a pro-democracy song on As It Happens

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about protests. You'll meet a Chinese dissident who sang a pro-democracy song over the radio and the leader of a South African choir who used music to challenge the country's apartheid system.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, August 10, 2020

German nudist goes on birthday suit pursuit of wild boar who stole his laptop

A German man who was simply trying to enjoy a swim on a hot afternoon at a beach in Berlin frequented by nude bathers, ended up in hot pursuit of an unusual thief — a wild boar.

Beirut bride seen in viral video says she thought she was 'about to die'

A video of Dr. Israa Seblani in her wedding gown at the time of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, has been seen around the world. Seblani tells As It Happens guest host Susan Bonner what that moment was like.
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Lebanese people have 'complete lack of trust' in Beirut blast investigation, says Human Rights Watch

The fallout from this week's devastating explosion in Beirut is by now all too clear — staggering numbers of dead and wounded, hospitals either destroyed or overwhelmed, and an economic crisis made crushingly worse. 

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, August 7, 2020

After the Tiananmen Square massacre, a Chinese dissident asked to sing a pro-democracy song on As It Happens

This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about protests. You'll meet a Chinese dissident who sang a pro-democracy song over the radio and the leader of a South African choir who used music to challenge the country's apartheid system.

Study rating the 'attractiveness' of endometriosis patients pulled after 7 years

A study that rated the “attractiveness” of endometriosis patients without their consent has been retracted seven years after it was first published. But a gynecologist who has the condition says it’s too little, too late.
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This scientist is living with thousands of ants because of COVID-19 campus restrictions

Entomologist Aaron Fairweather was meant to be spending this summer in a lab researching ants in agriculture. Now, thousands of the creatures are living in their home in Guelph, Ont.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Aug. 6, 2020

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