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BBC reporter left on plane without his wheelchair says it 'keeps on happening'

When Frank Gardner found himself sitting on an empty airplane long after everyone else had disembarked, waiting for someone to bring him his wheelchair, he tweeted in exasperation: “It’s happened again.”

Father drives 1,600 km to find formula for his daughter, ends up with two cans

Mac Jaehnert says he drove about 1,600 kilometres around Washington state to try to find infant formula for his baby daughter MacKenzie and, at the end of it, he was only able to find two cans of the formula she needs.

Dolphins can recognize each others' whistles — and their pee, new study finds

Researchers studying dolphin communication found that the cetaceans can recognize their friends and family members by the taste of their urine.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

May 24, 2022

Pub in village of Vogue tells Vogue magazine: no, we're not changing our name

Mark Graham, the landlord of the Star Inn at Vogue, says the Cornish village pub will not be changing its name, despite an earlier demand from Conde Nast.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

As It Happens for Monday, May 23, 2022.

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A rare 'penis plant' that smells like rotting flesh has bloomed in the Netherlands

People are lining up in the Netherlands to spend time with a giant plant that looks like a penis and smells like a corpse.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Friday, May 20, 2022

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These parrots use their beaks as a 3rd limb to climb — and they're really good at it

It’s hard to climb with two legs and no hands — unless you’re a parrot.

White supremacy is a 'harsh reality' in Canada, says public safety minister 

Canada’s public safety minister says the racism and white supremacy behind the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., are alive and well in Canada.

Marvel's new transgender hero is a plucky troublemaker who fights for the underdog

The newest crime-fighting mutant in the Marvel comics universe is a plucky, anti-authoritarian do-gooder who fights for the little guy against unbeatable odds. She also just happens to be transgender.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

May 19, 2022

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A couple woke up to find a dog snuggled in bed with them. It was not theirs

When Julie Johnson noticed a furry creature snuggled up in bed with her and her husband in the middle of the night, she didn’t think too much of it. After all, they have three dogs. But when they woke up the next morning, they found an entirely unfamiliar face staring back at them. 

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

May 18, 2022

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Spirits are high in Kharkiv as Ukraine drives back Russian troops, says resident

Nearly three months ago, Maria Avdeeva spoke to CBC on what she described as the "most awful" day of her life — the day Russia invaded Ukraine. Now, he says she's finally feeling some relief.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

May 17, 2022

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Buffalo mass shooting has this local pastor fearing for his neighbours and children

In the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., Pastor Darius G. Pridgen is trying to comfort his community, guide his children and make sense of a senseless act.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

May 16, 2022

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Why Sweden is moving away from its 'non-aligned' status and towards NATO

Sweden’s rapid move towards NATO membership shows just how much the country’s ideology has changed, says analyst Bjorn Fagersten.