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If Trump told Cohen to lie, that's 'as serious as it could get' for the president: prosecutor

Reports that Donald Trump instructed his lawyer to lie about his bid for a big Russian tower have one former federal prosecutor warning that it could bring the U.S. president to a new legal low.
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Full Episode for Jan. 18, 2019 - As It Happens

Trump-cohen lies, Taxi debit scam, Supermac's vs. McDonald's, Detained Canadians in China, 'Bio-hazard' ice, Matthew Hedges, Moose statue, and more...
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If Trump told Cohen to lie, that's 'as serious as it could get' for the president: prosecutor

Former prosecutor Elie Honig says if the allegations are true, they constitute a federal crime.

Blood, puke and spit: Why skating rink ice piles could be a biohazard

You may be tempted to let your kids play in it or steal a few buckets for your cooler — but some really nasty stuff is "lurking" in those snow piles outside skating rinks.

How Alan R. Pearlman revolutionized the music industry with his ARP synthesizers

Alan R. Pearlman's inventions changed the course of music history, says his longtime colleague David Friend. The ARP Instruments co-founder died on Jan. 5 at the age of 93

Blood, puke and spit: Why skating rink ice piles could be a biohazard

You may be tempted to let your kids play in it or steal a few buckets for your cooler — but some really nasty stuff is "lurking" in those snow piles outside skating rinks.

Blood, puke and spit: Why skating rink ice piles could be a biohazard

You may be tempted to let your kids play in it or steal a few buckets for your cooler — but some really nasty stuff is "lurking" in those snow piles outside skating rinks.
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Why Norwegians love this lesser-known painting more than Munch's The Scream

Winter Night in the Mountains by Harald Sohlberg beat out the better-known The Scream by Edvard Munch in a vote by Norwegians for the country's favourite painting.
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'David vs. Goliath': Irish burger chain beats McDonald's in Big Mac trademark case

McDonald's brought the suit against Supermac's back in 2015, claiming the restaurant's name and menu items — such as the Mighty Mac burger — infringed on the Big Mac trademark.

How Alan R. Pearlman revolutionized the music industry with his ARP synthesizers

Alan R. Pearlman's inventions changed the course of music history, says his longtime colleague David Friend. The ARP Instruments co-founder died on Jan. 5 at the age of 93.
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How Alan R. Pearlman revolutionized the music industry with his ARP synthesizers

Alan R. Pearlman's inventions changed the course of music history, says his longtime colleague David Friend. The ARP Instruments co-founder died on Jan. 5 at the age of 93.
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Blood, puke and spit: Why Zamboni ice shavings are actually a biohazard

"We definitely want the general public to be aware of the potential hidden hazards that are inside these snow piles that are found at traditional ice rinks from coast to coast," says Terry Piche, technical director of the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association.

January 17, 2019 Episode Transcript

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'David vs. Goliath': Irish burger chain beats McDonald's in Big Mac trademark case

McDonald's brought the suit against Supermac's back in 2015, claiming the restaurant's name and menu items — such as the Mighty Mac burger — infringed on the Big Mac trademark.

Why Norwegians love this lesser-known painting more than Munch's The Scream

Winter Night in the Mountains by Harald Sohlberg beat out the better-known The Scream by Edvard Munch in a vote by Norwegians for the country's favourite painting.

British academic jailed 7 months in U.A.E. fights to clear his name

Matthew Hedges says Emirati officials coerced a confession out of him by holding him in solitary confinement and threatening him with torture.
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Why Norwegians love this lesser-known painting more than Munch's 'The Scream'

'Winter Night in the Mountains', by Harald Sohlberg, beat out the better-known 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch in a vote by Norwegians for the country's favourite painting. The first international exhibition of Sohlberg's work opens next month in London, and organizers hope it offers some solace to patrons in troubling times.
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'David vs. Goliath': Irish burger chain beats McDonald's in Big Mac trademark case

"It was a landmark judgment because normally you don't expect the David vs. Goliath situation for the smaller party to win out," Pat McDonagh, founder and managing director of Supermac's, told As It Happens host Carol Off.

British academic jailed 7 months in U.A.E. fights to clear his name

Matthew Hedges says Emirati officials coerced a confession out of him by holding him in solitary confinement and threatening him with torture.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Jan. 18, 2019
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British academic jailed 7 months in U.A.E. fights to clear his name

Matthew Hedges says Emirati officials coerced a confession out of him by holding him in solitary confinement and threatening him with torture.

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As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Jan. 17, 2018
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Full Episode for January 17, 2019 - As It Happens

Burkina Faso Murder, Upskirting Law, Ultramarathoner, Carjacker X-Mas Card, Manitoba Pilot, Syria Infant Deaths, Norwegian Landscape Exhibition and more.

She was told 'upskirting' was not a crime in England and Wales — so she made it one

Britain's Parliament has approved a law that will make it illegal to take so-called "upskirting" photos — thanks largely to the efforts of 26-year-old Gina Martin.