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Basketball helped her find her 'true self.' Now she's sharing it with other Muslim women

When Fitriya Mohamed played basketball in high school, she didn't see a lot of other Muslim girls on the court. So when she graduated from university, she decided to do something about it.

'We are simply not the best,' Montreal restaurateur says of his very honest menu

The owner of Aunt Dai in Montreal has been grabbing international headlines for what some observers have dubbed his "brutally honest" menu descriptions.

From our archives: Lost weather balloon found — along with incredible space images

In 2013, Bryan Chan and his friends launched a weather balloon into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought.

Bison rangers wanted to oversee U.K. herd — no bison experience necessary

A small group of wild, European bison will be introduced to a woodland reserve in England, and the group overseeing the project is looking for two rangers to manage the herd, no previous experience required.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Jan. 14, 2020

Why this British restaurant owner tried to launch his bestselling samosa into space

A restaurant owner in Bath, England launched one of his popular samosas into space. Or at least, it crossed the English Channel and landed in France.

N.J. congresswoman gets COVID-19 after sheltering with maskless colleagues during U.S. Capitol siege

"I've got cold symptoms, but nothing more serious than that," said Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey. The 75-year-old cancer survivor previously received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

NDP leader calls for Proud Boys to be designated a terrorist group

Following the attack at the U.S. Capitol building last week by an array of pro-Trump groups, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the Proud Boys, a right-wing group with roots in Canada, should be designated a terrorist group.

As It Happens: Wednesday edition

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Why this teenager publicly ID'd her family at D.C's pro-Trump protests

Helena Duke says she publicly identified her mother, aunt and uncle from a crowd of Trump supporters in Washington, D.C., because it was "the right thing to do."

How TikTok users designed a better pill bottle for people with Parkinson's

Jimmy Choi usually uses social media to showcase his incredible feats of athleticism. But recently, he decided to post a video of a simple task that he struggles to execute — taking his Parkinson's medication. And it inspired a whole community of tinkerers and designers to work together on a 3D-printed solution.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Sword removed from U.S. Revolutionary War statue returned after 4 decades

The sword was taken from the bronze statue of U.S. Gen. William Shepard, a friend and confidant of George Washington.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Jan. 11, 2020

Grieving husband and father searching for answers 1 year after Iran shot down Flight PS752

Hamed Esmaeilion has barely had time to mourn his wife and daughter, and says the same is true for everyone who lost family members aboard Flight PS752.

Artist crafts metal flowers for each person who died of COVID-19 in Sweden

The rows upon rows of flowers in Geert van der Vossen's garden aren't made of anything green. Instead, they're carefully wrought from scrap metal. Each one represents a single Swedish victim of COVID-19. 

D.C. resident who gave BLM protesters refuge condemns 'atrocities' at U.S. Capitol 

Rahul Dubey says the attack on his city has left his head spinning and his heart aching. 

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Jan. 8, 2021

Travellers will be 'stranded' if they don't show negative COVID-19 test, warns transport minister

Transport Minister Marc Garneau put stricter measures in place for travellers returning to Canada as new variants of COVID-19 emerge from the U.K. and South Africa.

Danish kids' show about man with magic penis is 'innocent and goofy,' says TV critic

A children's TV show about a man whose unnaturally long and magic penis gets him into all sorts of trouble is "very Danish" and nothing to fret over, says a TV critic who watched every episode. 

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Jan. 7, 2021

'Dark day in American history': CBC's Katie Simpson on the chaotic scene at U.S. Capitol

On Wednesday, a large mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. capitol building as Congress was about to ratify Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election. 

Arrest of 50 Hong Kong activists 'absurd and totally unpredictable,' says pro-democracy leader

The mass arrest of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong is the government's way of telling the people they cannot have free and fair elections, says a former lawmaker.

Film festival seeks fan to spend a week alone watching movies in a remote lighthouse

The Gothenburg Film Festival is looking for one dedicated cinephile to spend seven days watching movies alone on a remote lighthouse island.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Jan. 6, 2021