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An essential timeline of the Mueller investigation

CBC Washington correspondent Keith Boag explains the key events involving Russia, Trump and accusations of collusion.
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A widening scandal and SNC-Lavalin's history of alleged corruption

CBC investigative reporter Dave Seglins on SNC-Lavalin's history of allegations of corruption and bribery in Canada and abroad.
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Who is Venezuela's rival president?

Juan Guaidó is touring Venezuela this week, meeting with journalists and citizens. But while Canada acknowledges Guaidó as the official president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro says the job is still rightfully his. The CBC's Adrienne Arsenault and Evan Dyer on the latest from Caracas.
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Catching up on the SNC-Lavalin Liberal scandal

CBC's David Cochrane breaks down the PMO's SNC-Lavalin allegations and explains why this could be very problematic for Justin Trudeau and his closest allies.
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The aftermath of the Quebec mosque shooting

CBC reporter Catou MacKinnon on the aftermath of the 2017 Quebec mosque shooting, and what's at stake with the sentencing of Alexandre Bissonnette, the man responsible.
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Russia, America and a new nuclear arms race

Nuclear weapons expert and Obama adviser Jon Wolfsthal on how the treaties that once prevented a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia, could be unravelling today.
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Cuts and leaks in Doug Ford's Ontario

Toronto Star's Robert Benzie reports on what Doug Ford’s been up to as premier of Ontario and explains why he’s captured the attention of Conservatives across the country.
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How a Canadian watchdog turned the tables on an undercover operative

John Scott-Railton from the Citizen Lab joins us to try and understand why his group was targeted by what they believe to be undercover operatives.
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Is more oil on rails safe for Canada?

As oil is increasingly transported by train in Canada, Winnipeg Free Press reporter Dylan Robertson looks into how safe it really is to move fuel on the railways.
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What an Omar Khadr Google search warns us about misinformation online

This week, a Google search result listing Omar Khadr as a Canadian soldier gained a lot of traction online, inciting anger from many people, including Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer.
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Inside the Humboldt Broncos crash sentencing hearing

The CBC's Susan Ormiston reports from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash sentencing hearing in Melfort, Sask. She talks about how the victims' families are feeling about the possibility of some closure and explains how complicated it could be for the judge to decide truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu's punishment.​
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Lingering questions over the McArthur guilty plea

On Tuesday, Bruce McArthur pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder and we heard never-before-released details about the evidence in the case. But as we hear from freelance reporter Justin Ling, there are still lots of unanswered questions about how McArthur committed his crimes and what comes next.
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How Canadian reporter Daniel Dale fact-checks Trump

Toronto Star Washington bureau chief Daniel Dale reveals how he fact checks U.S President Donald Trump, often in real time, the trends he's noticed in his false claims, and why he spends his weekends working.
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Canada fires off-message ambassador to China

CBC's Katie Simpson explains why John McCallum was fired from his post as Canada's ambassador to China during a diplomatic crisis.
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El Chapo's Canadian connections

One of the world’s most notorious drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is on trial in New York and a star witness just revealed a lot about El Chapo's Canadian operation. The National Post's Brian Fitzpatrick explains what court documents have shown.
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B.C.'s serious money laundering problem

The toll of British Columbia's money laundering problem is climbing, with recent reports suggesting that about a billion dollars a year have been laundered through the province's casinos. Investigative reporter Eric Rankin explains the long-term problem and breaks down how the money is tangled up in organized crime, illegal drugs and even real estate. ​
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Deciem and the death of Brandon Truaxe

Brandon Truaxe, the founder of Deciem, has died after a year-long public unravelling. He built the Canadian skincare company into a worldwide brand through radical pricing and social media marketing. But his increasingly erratic behaviour, documented on his company's Instagram account, ultimately cost him his position as CEO.
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Women accuse former RCMP doctor of sexual assault

Multiple women have come forward accusing an RCMP doctor of sexually assaulting and harassing them decades ago when they were new recruits. CBC investigative reporter Dave Seglins explains what happened and why Canada's national police force is being accused of covering up sexual assaults from the '80s and '90s.
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Karen Wang, race and Canadian politics

Former NDP MP Olivia Chow shares her thoughts on ex-Liberal candidate Karen Wang's race-based comments against NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, and the role of race in Canadian politics.
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How Yemen's cyberwar could shape future conflicts

Yemen's brutal civil war has produced the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet, with thousands dead and millions facing starvation. But there's another dimension to the conflict — the battle over who controls the country's internet. CBC technology reporter Matthew Braga explains how that conflict could influence future wars.
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Wet'suwet'en protests highlight Indigenous pipeline divide

Following protests over the arrest of 14 people at a pipeline blockade on Wet'suwet'en territory, CBC reporter Chantelle Bellrichard explains why the Coastal GasLink pipeline is dividing a number of B.C. Indigenous communities.
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The inside story of Rahaf Mohammed's escape from Saudi Arabia

Canada has granted asylum to Rahaf Mohammed, a Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand to escape alleged abuse from her family. CBC's senior correspondent Susan Ormiston shares the inside story of Mohammed's plight and her plans for the future.
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Was a Canadian's death sentence in China an act of diplomatic retribution?

A Chinese court has sentenced Canadian Robert Schellenberg to death for drug smuggling. The CBC's Asia correspondent Sasa Petricic explains how this sentence is being seen as retribution for the arrest of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou.
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Three views on Maxime Bernier

What’s the new federal People’s Party about? We speak with three Canadians who attended a Maxime Bernier rally in Toronto to find out what drew them there and if they have any concerns about his more controversial messages.
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Amid desperation, Canada targets Venezuelan 'dictatorship'

As Venezuela struggles with food shortages and hyperinflation, journalists Adrienne Arsenault and Evan Dyer describe the conditions on the ground and how Canada is responding. Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has condemned the country's government, saying it is “fully entrenched as a dictatorship."