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Lebanon's economy minister blames Beirut blast on 'incompetence' and 'stupid' decisions
Raoul Nehme says he has no doubt that criminal negligence within successive Lebanese governments led to the devastating explosion that killed more than 135 people in Beirut on Tuesday.
What it was like working in a hospital in the hours after the Beirut explosion
When the explosion first rang out in Beirut on Tuesday, Dr. Georges Saade was terrified. But now — after 24 hours of treating people who were wounded in the blast — he's just exhausted.
Lebanese journalist describes office shattering around him in Beirut explosion
Hanna Anbar is used to covering war and violence — but he says he's never seen anything like Tuesday's massive explosion in the heart of Beirut.
As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition
Aug. 5, 2020
Joe Biden needs a vice-presidential nominee who unites voters, says political scientist
There are less than 100 days until the U.S. presidential election and Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate soon. Lara Brown argues vice-presidential candidates are chosen to unify the electorate.
Trump's demand for cut of TikTok deal is almost 'Mafia-like,' says tech reporter
U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to ban TikTok unless it finds a U.S. buyer and gives American taxpayers a cut of the sale "feels a little bit like extortion," says tech reporter Charlotte Jee.
As It Happens: Tuesday Edition
Aug. 4, 2020
Yazidi boy who survived ISIS captivity can't come to Canada unless he leaves his big brother behind
Nobody knows exactly what happened to Zainal Ato between the time he was kidnapped by ISIS at the age of six or seven, and when he was found last year — wounded and alone, in the battle-torn Syrian town of Baghouz.
Why 12 Dene adventurers paddled more than 500 km in a handmade mooseskin boat
Lawrence Nayally had never been in a mooseskin boat himself, but he grew up hearing about his grandfather's adventures in huge canoes made from as many as 14 moosehides. So when former Dehcho grand chief Herb Norwegian and documentary filmmaker Geoff Bowie invited Nayally to be part of a 2018 recreation of a traditional Dene voyage by mooseskin boat, he didn't hesitate.
Ontarian who found ancient spearhead thrilled to hold 'a piece of history' in his hands
A spear tip discovered near Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., may be thousands of years old, but the man who found it says it "looks like it was made yesterday."
As It Happens: Monday Edition
Aug. 3, 2020
She took a job as a nursing home dishwasher just so she could see her husband
When Mary Daniel's husband was first diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, she promised that she would never leave his side. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Emus Carol and Kevin 'banned for life' from Australian outback pub
Carol and Kevin are no longer welcome in Chris Gimblett's pub. That's because the large, rowdy siblings keep stealing food off customers' plates and going to the bathroom all over the place.
Ontario's back-to-school plan puts teachers at risk, says union leader
Students in Ontario are heading back to school in the fall, but a major teachers' union says the province's plan puts teachers and students at risk.
That time As It Happens put a fork-bending psychic to the test
This episode of As It Happened: The Archive Edition is all about scams and schemes. You'll meet legendary bank robber Willis Newton, a California man who had a run-in with a sasquatch and a psychic who tried to bend forks over the radio.
As It Happens: Friday Edition
July 31, 2020
Why doctors and med students are posting bikini pics online
When Dr. Yalda Safai was in med school, she faced a lot of backlash over her decision to compete in beauty pageants in her free time.
Haida artist Bill Reid's family is 'just thrilled' to see his work on the new toonie
Nika Collison says she was blown away by how hard the Royal Canadian Mint worked to pay tribute to her grandfather Bill Reid in a way that honoured the Haida artist’s legacy, family and heritage.
As It Happens: The Thursday Edition
July 30, 2020
How a skydiver was reunited with his prosthetic leg after losing it in the skies of Vermont
A skydiver lost a prosthetic leg mid-jump over Vermont, prompting a massive search effort. A soybean farmer eventually found it for him — shoe attached and all.
The lonesome life of a baseball mascot, isolated in the stands because of COVID-19
As baseball players get back to business, mascots too are facing a new reality — performing in empty stadiums. In Philadelphia, Phillie Phanatic isn't letting it stop him. As It Happens guest host Susan Bonner spoke with Dave Raymond, the original Phanatic, for his perspective on the lonely life of a mascot during the pandemic.
As It Happens: Wednesday Edition
July 29, 2020
Iroquois Nationals, barred from World Games, say their people gave 'gift' of lacrosse to the world
The Haudenosaunee gave lacrosse to the world, and now they're being prevented from playing the game on the world stage, says the executive director of the Iroquois Nationals team.
This British museum wants your help identifying its oddities
A group of British curators is in the midst of moving a massive collection of archival objects that includes some mysterious items they're hoping the public can help identify.
As It Happens: Tuesday Edition
July 28, 2020