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When Flora Duffy won Bermuda's 1st-ever Olympic gold, her brother 'exploded' with joy

When Flora Duffy won the first Olympic gold medal in Bermuda's history on Tuesday, her friends and family were proudly watching the historic moment at a pub in her hometown.

Canadian YouTubers build the world's brightest flashlight

How bright is the world's brightest flashlight? "Really freakin' bright," says the man who designed it. 

This musician recorded a series of 'duets' with the Golden Gate Bridge

Where others heard only a grating nuisance, Nate Mercereau found beauty. The L.A. musician has recorded a series of what he calls "duets" with San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, incorporating the sound of its notorious hum. 

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

July 27, 2021

Civil rights icon Bob Moses was 'a visionary' who risked life and limb for his community

Bob Moses fought for racial justice until his very last breath, says his friend and fellow U.S. civil rights activist Courtland Cox.

Britney Spears inspires bipartisan U.S. bill to reform conservatorships

Inspired by Britney Spears, U.S. lawmakers have unveiled new legislation designed to empower people who have been placed under conservatorships.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

July 26, 2021

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How would a horse wear pants? With suspenders, of course

Winston the retired racehorse sports denim pant legs held up by suspenders to keep the flies at bay while he heals from a leg injury.

Let vaccinated Canadians drive across the U.S. border, urges N.Y. congressman

A New York congressman says it’s time for the U.S. to open its land border to fully vaccinated Canadians.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

July 23, 2021

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Why some scientists want to rebrand shark attacks as 'negative encounters'

Dropping the phrase "shark attack" is a great way to change the narrative about the much-maligned sea creatures, says marine scientist Toby Daly-Engel.

They survived a mass shooting meant to silence them. But these Norwegian women are louder than ever

The documentary film Generation Utoya follows four young women who survived a politically motivated mass shooting in Norway in 2011. But instead of retreating from the public sphere, they've become more politically active than ever.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

July 22, 2021

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Let's dance! Witless Bay seniors ready to boogie after successful appeal to government

After nearly 16 months of waiting, and a clever music video parodying the 1984 film Footloose, seniors at Alderwood Estates in Witless Bay are ready to blow the roof off the place Saturday night.

Jazz legend Jerry Granelli's son says he was 'so blessed' to play music with his dad

J. Anthony Granelli says he feels so grateful that he was able to share in his father's greatest passion — making music. 

We must prepare for wildfires, not just react to them, urges First Nation councillor

Without a better wildfire management plan, Little Grand Rapids, Man., Coun. Blair Owen worries his community will be “on constant standby to evacuate” for the foreseeable future.

Journalist targeted by Pegasus spyware says her sources — and her loved ones — are at risk

Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova knows it's not her fault that her friends and family members may have been targeted by military-grade spyware, but she still feels responsible.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

July 21, 2021

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N.L. seniors bust a move as they call for an end to COVID-19 dance ban

A group of retirement home residents are showing off their moves in a Footloose-style music video to convince the Newfoundland and Labrador government to let them dance together again.

A tropical moonfish the size of a large dog washed up in Oregon

Tiffany Boothe rushed to the beach when she heard that an unusually large and colourful fish had washed up on the shore. It was a brilliant orange and silver moonfish — unlike any other she'd seen on the Oregon coast — and the size of a large dog.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

July 20, 2021