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Oregon Republicans skip town to avoid voting on Democratic climate bill

Oregon state senator Tim Knopp is on the run from the law. He's one of 11 Republicans who have been absent from the state legislature since last week — but he's calling the unusual absence a "civil, peaceful protest."

Study says longest oil spill in U.S. history could be drastically worse than rig owner claims

Fourteen years after an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new study estimates that up to 4,500 gallons of oil had been leaking out every day — a much larger figure than the energy company had reported.

Detroit artist arrested while working on city-commissioned mural

Detroit artist Tashif Turner, a.k.a. Sheefy McFly, wants an apology from police after he was arrested after being suspected of vandalism while he was working on a mural the city commissioned him to complete.

People are more likely to return a lost wallet stuffed with cash, surprising research finds

Researchers who set out on a study of "civic honesty" by dropping wallets full of cash around the world thought they were chasing a lost cause. But David Tannenbaum said that more people reported the lost wallet than kept them — and the more money it held, the more likely they were to return it.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

As It Happens: Wednesday June 26, 2019

Why the media 'shrugged' after 16th woman accuses Trump of sexual misconduct

After columnist E. Jean Carroll came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump, journalist Molly Jong-Fast explains why she thinks most media outlets shrugged off the story.

Scientists capture video of rare giant squid for the first time in U.S. waters

Marine biologist Nathan Robinson says his 'heart just stopped' the moment he realized his team's underwater camera may have captured images of the elusive giant squid.

Pennsylvania woman uses shovel to kill cobra slithering onto her patio

Kathy Kehoe, 73, discovered the scaled interloper after the squawking of some nearby blue jays caught her attention.

U.K. MP wants explanation from Boris Johnson after police show up at Johnson's home

After reports of loud shouting at Boris Johnson's home, MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown is calling on the Tory leadership contender to clear up what happened.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

As It Happens for Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

No, staring at your phone won't give you 'horns,' says physical therapist

Staring at your phone probably won't give you "horns," says physical therapist Evan Johnson — but is affecting our posture.

Husband of jailed British-Iranian woman stages hunger strike outside embassy in U.K.

Richard Ratcliffe is on his 7th day of a hunger strike outside the Iranian embassy in London, England — in solidarity with his wife, who is on hunger strike in an Iranian prison.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Detained writer exposes Australia's notorious Manus Island camp from the inside

"I left Iran because I didn't want to live in prison," says Iranian-Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani. "I seek asylum to Australia, and they jailed me."

The Lost Words book gives new life to nature terms cut from Oxford Junior Dictionary

Fern, newt, and otter are just a few of the entries you'll find in a new children's book, The Lost Words. Author Robert Macfarlane and illustrator Jackie Morris have imbued a sense of magic in words associated with nature that were removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

June 21, 2019

Daughter of Uighur author says conditions at Chinese 're-education' camp killed her father

Nurmuhammad Tohti died less than two months after he was released from a Chinese detention camp.

Jagmeet Singh says it's 'ridiculous' to claim Canada can't afford head-to-toe health care

In an interview with As It Happens host Carol Off, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh rejects Liberal claims that his party's new platform isn't realistic.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

June 20, 2019

How this B.C. artist uses sliced up Air Jordans to connect with his Indigenous roots

Brian Jungen is known for transforming everyday objects extraordinary things, and the iconic basketball shoes are one of his favourite materials to work with.
The Current

As It Happens host Carol Off interviews The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti

On her final day as host of The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti answer questions about her career at helm of the acclaimed weekday morning current affairs radio show — and discusses what comes next.

Police review of Thunder Bay Indigenous deaths 'a big step,' says writer Tanya Talaga

Thunder Bay will review the deaths of nine Indigenous people in the city after a report by Ontario's police watchdog found that racist attitudes by police contributed to inadequate investigations.

Quebec's religious symbols law 'impossible to enforce,' says English school board head

Russell Copeman, the head of the Quebec English School Board Association, says he doesn't think there will be a great deal of co-operation within his schools to enforce the province's religious symbols ban. 

This island in Norway wants to become the world's 1st 'time-free' zone

Kjell Hveding wants to stop time — at least on the small Norwegian island he calls home.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

June 19, 2019