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Indigenous Hawaiian protester calls on Canada to stop funding giant telescope

Protesters on Hawaii's Mauna Kea will continue "standing on the mountain" until the construction of a giant telescope is shut down, says Noelani Goodyear-Ka'ōpua.

The story behind this dramatic photo of an eagle clutching a rabbit and a dangling fox

What I expected was one explosive photo as the eagle swoops down and tries to steal this rabbit from the fox," says American wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi. "What I had not expected was that all three of them would take to the sky."

Dutch must apologize for turning Muslims away from UN base in Srebrenica: lawyer

It's time for the Dutch state to apologize for the deaths of 350 Muslim boys and men who were executed by Bosnian Serb forces after being turned away from a UN base, says a lawyer for the victims' wives and mothers.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

July 22, 2019

'His only focus was to play,' says daughter of 1st black Red Sox player Pumpsie Green

"People call him the reluctant first African-American to play. He wasn't reluctant to hold that title. He just wanted to play," says Keisha Green

Toni Morrison on race, racism and her novel God Help the Child

From our archives: Nobel Prize-winning U.S. novelist Toni Morrison talks to As It Happens host Carol Off in 2015.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

July 19, 2019

This Toronto woman says a Gambian dictator raped her. Now she's fighting for justice

Jallow, 23, is one of three women who have publicly accused the exiled former president Yahya Jammeh of rape, and the only one to use her full name. 

Rare deep-sea video captures 'carnivorous ravioli' starfish chowing down

After three weeks at sea, a deepwater research team is celebrating rare live sightings of a variety of starfish species — including one that looks remarkably like ravioli.

BBC tech reporter documents his own cutting-edge 'proton beam' eye cancer treatment

Documenting the high-tech treatment for the rare eye cancer he's lived with for 14 years was interesting, enjoyable, and "frankly a distraction," says Rory Cellan-Jones

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

July 18, 2019

Puerto Rican woman protests for her late husband, mocked by the governor in private chats

Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism published 889 pages of private chat logs between Rosselló and nine members of his administration.

Meet the Florida alligator trapper who caught Chicago's 'Chance the Snapper'

When Frank Robb was called in to catch a rogue alligator in a Chicago park, he didn't know he would become a local hero.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

July 17, 2019

Trump spews 'pure and simple racism' as migrants suffer in U.S. camps: congresswoman

Norma Torres says Trump's tweets are hurtful and racist — but she's not going to be distracted from drawing attention to conditions at U.S. migrant detention camps.

Step inside Egypt's Bent Pyramid — open for the first time in more than 50 years

Egypt has opened the so-called Bent Pyramid to tourists. Egyptologist Salima Ikram welcomes the news and says tourists will have a better experience than she did on her journeys into the previously neglected pyramid.

Welsh town steals world's steepest street record from New Zealand

The residents of the Welsh town of Harlech have succeeded in their bid to knock the "New Zealand off its little perch."

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

July 16, 2019

Jeff Flake calls Trump's tweets about congresswomen 'vile' — but he won't call them racist

A former Republican senator says calling Donald Trump racist or demanding he be impeached would just play into the president's hand.

Still no freedom for Eritrean man falsely identified as human-trafficking kingpin

Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe thought he was going to walk out of Italian prison a free man on Friday after a judge ruled he was the victim of mistaken identify. Instead he went to a detention centre.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

July 15, 2019

Chuckwagon champ Kelly Sutherland defends the sport after 3rd horse dies in Calgary Stampede

Kelly (The King) Sutherland discusses the third horse death at this year's Calgary Stampede — and why he'll still saddle up in defence of his sport anytime.

As it Happened: The Archive Edition - Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire

Roméo Dallaire witnessed the horrors of the genocide in Rwanda up close. From our archives, Dallaire speaks to As It Happens host Carol Off about his 2016 book and his struggles with PTSD.

'We're losing our identity': Why this small Irish county is fighting Sitka spruce trees

In northwestern Ireland, the small county of Leitrim says it is overrun with Sitka spruce trees, planted as part of a government initiative to fight climate change. County Coun. Justin Warnock says the trees are destroying his community.

This Mississippi reporter bowed out of Republican campaign trip over demand she bring a male chaperone

Mississippi Today reporter Larrison Campbell says Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert Foster's request that she bring a male colleague along while covering his campaign is an act of "blatant sexism."