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World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Japan: Canada vs. Russia

Watch Canada take on Russia at the World Rugby Sevens Series in Kitakyushu, Japan
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Capitals rebound from pair of losses to storm past Hurricanes

Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round.
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Game Wrap: Caps cruise past Canes to take 3-2 series lead

Nicklas Backstrom scored a pair and Braden Holtby collected his sixth career playoff shutout, as the defending champs topped Carolina 6-0 in Washington.
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April 21: How to die with cancer

How would you live your life if you knew you had less than a month left? We talk to a woman with stage four cancer about the decisions she has made.

Rescue mission for cats stuck in Edmonton sinkhole enters day two

The fate of two cats trapped in an Edmonton sinkhole remains hairy as the rescue effort enters its second day.

Stephen Woodworth seeks to unseat Raj Saini and reclaim Kitchener Centre

Former Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth will seek to reclaim his seat in the riding of Kitchener Centre in this fall’s election. In 2015, Liberal Raj Saini won the riding.

Marijuana activists and enthusiasts gather for annual Edmonton 420 celebration

Marijuana legalization hasn't stopped the annual gathering at the Alberta Legislature. About 400 marijuana enthusiasts spent the afternoon celebrating cannabis.

Brooke Henderson ties Canadian record with win at Lotte Championship

Brooke Henderson has tied the Canadian record for most career victories on the LPGA or PGA Tour.
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Jets eliminated by Blues as Jaden Schwartz nets natural hat trick

Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round.
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Game Wrap: Schwartz scores hat trick as Blues eliminate Jets

The Blues eliminated the Jets with a 3-2 win in Game 6, on Saturday night in St. Louis.
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How well do you know dolphins? Try to get 10/10

Here's your chance to see how much you know about this clever creature. Can you get 10 out of 10?
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Hip Check: Blues fans troll Jets fans with ‘You Look Nervous’ goalie chant

Winnipeg Jets fans started it in Game 5, but St. Louis Blues fans finished it in Game 6 and then eliminated the Jets from the playoffs in the ultimate clapback.
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Joel Embiid leads 76ers in testy win over Nets

Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead.

Stanley Cup playoffs schedule and TV info

Watch the action live on CBC TV or streamed through CBCSports.ca and the CBC Sports app.

Earth Day parade marches through East Vancouver

The Earth Day event held in Vancouver was organized by students from Windermere Secondary School.

Surrey Vaisakhi parade draws crowd of 500,000 people

Every year at the Vaisakhi festival, thousands of people march through Surrey in celebration, and each year the Kang family prepares and distributes hundreds of potato patties.

Thousands turn out and toke up at annual 420 cannabis festival

Police say no arrests have been made during 420 festivities at Sunset Beach in Vancouver while thousands of weed enthusiasts gather to celebrate cannabis culture.
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This sustainable 'rammed earth' home is a sparkling example of Earth-friendly living

Tour this self-sufficient hideaway with with amethyst, turquoise and ammonites built right into its walls.

How a deck of cards earns one restaurant lineups out the door

Most businesses hope good products and excellent service are enough to encourage positive recommendations. But the smartest companies actually have strategies to ignite word-of-mouth chatter. It’s the oldest form of advertising, but it’s the most effective by far.

Sharks cope with levels of heavy metals in their blood that would kill other animals

Researchers studying Great White sharks have found lethal levels of mercury and arsenic.

Why the long face? Human faces evolved to reveal emotions and communicate

Compared to our ape ancestors, our faces are more expressive and more readable.

Why your recycling may not actually get recycled

Most of us dutifully set out our blue boxes in the belief that some of the waste we generate will be put to good use. The truth is that most of it piles up in landfills, is incinerated or ends up in a floating mound of plastic in the ocean, says Diane Saxe, an environmental lawyer whose recent job as Ontario’s environmental commissioner was just eliminated.

What makes a supertaster & how to know if you are one

If bitterness and spiciness tend to feel amplified for you, you might be a supertaster — someone who experiences taste more intensely than the average person. In Scrumptious, CBC Radio's science columnist Torah Kachur explores the heightened tastebuds of the supertaster.

Can't stop procrastinating? We asked an organizational behaviour expert for help

Tips you'll want to read sooner rather than later.