In a historic first, 2 Black women recognized by U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame

Ophthalmologist Dr. Patricia Bath had long wanted to join the ranks of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison in the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame. But this May, nearly three years after her death, she will be inducted for achievements in eye surgery.

Taliban official tells longtime Afghanistan correspondent harsh punishments will return

Kathy Gannon, the AP's news director for Afghanistan and Pakistan, reports that while the Taliban has embraced some change, such as using social media, the militant group is seeking to return to harsh punishments, like executions.

Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig will need time to recover, says man previously detained in China

Kevin Garratt says he's "thrilled" for both Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor on their release from custody in China and their return to Canada. Garratt knows what the pair went through — he was also detained by China for two years on spying charges.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Sept. 28, 2021

Conservationists ready to 'rewild' the Scottish Highlands to their former glory

Conservationists are getting ready to "rewild" the Scottish Highlands and return the land to a rich and sustainable forest. But that has local communities feeling skeptical.

Oilers fan slams full-capacity games as Alberta struggles with brutal 4th wave

James Lo is a lifelong Edmonton Oilers fan but he questions the decision to hold hockey games with large crowds of fans, as a brutal fourth wave grips Alberta, and ICU admissions are soaring.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Sept. 27, 2021

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Too many chargers? This EU lawmaker is pushing for a universal solution

Legislators in Europe are moving ahead with a plan to require a single type of charger for all portable electronic devices, a move that will primarily affect tech giant Apple. 

Alberta restaurant reopens after harassment over requiring vaccine passport

The Firehouse Bar & Grill in Langdon, Alta. is reopening today with extra security in place after shutting down over harassment from the public over the restaurant's decision to require proof of vaccination.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 24, 2021: Meng Wanzhou deal, Afghanistan Taliban UN, Canadian NCAA football woman, Alberta NHL games capacity, Tarantula migration, Kingston homeless backyard, Ontario teen eye care and more

September 24, 2021

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Somalis go to the movies for the first time in 30 years

Filmmaker Kaif Jama was thrilled to see people in the seats at Somalia's National Theatre in Mogadishu on Wednesday to watch two films she had written and starred in. The films were the first to be publicly screened in the country in 30 years.

New Nunavut MP Lori Idlout wants to shift territory's relationship with federal government

Lori Idlout, who was elected the new NDP MP for Nunavut this week, said she wants to negotiate with the federal government from "a position of power."

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 23, 2021: Calgary bar threatened, EU universal charger, Somalia first film screening, Windsor hospital staff suspended, Helmut Oberlander obit, Poland coal mine, COVID bird behaviour changes and more

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Berlin residents to vote in referendum on seizing rentals from corporate landlords

Residents in Berlin, fed up with increasingly high rents, have secured a referendum on housing that could have reverberations across Europe.

Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents confronting Haitian migrants in Texas are 'heinous,' says congresswoman

Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback grabbing asylum seekers near the U.S.-Mexico border are "heinous," according to U.S. Democratic Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 22, 2021: Unvaxxed health exceptions, Minnesota not reaching pouch, New Orleans garbage, Election: Nunavut MP, Berlin low cost housing, Arkansas vaccine campaign pastor, Scotland wooden ark and more

Neck-to-neck combat: Giraffes fight fair when they spar, researchers find

Jessica Granweiler was surprised by the intricate rules that male giraffes seem to follow when they are sparring with each other. For instance, giraffes are either "lefties" or "righties" when they bash necks, and they will respect their opponent's side preference.
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Standing by world's largest tree gives 'feeling of eternity' says woman trying to save it from fire

So far, the colossal giant sequoia known as the General Sherman hasn't been harmed by ongoing wildfires, thanks to the efforts of California firefighters who wrapped the tree's base in aluminum blankets and cleared vegetation from around it.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 21, 2021: Election: Wayne Long, Election: Randy Hobock, Giraffe fight club, US/Mexico border force, World's whitest paint, Honduras prisoner released, First time voter and more

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Fossil reveals giant new penguin species that lived 27 million years ago

When a group of kids in Hamilton, New Zealand, went on a fossil-hunting field trip 15 years ago, they didn't know how important their discovery would be. They found a fossil of a giant penguin's bones, which paleontologists have now determined is a new species.