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Train from Alberta derails in Iowa, leaking crude oil into floodwaters from rain-swollen river

CBC - Latest News - 3 hours 23 min ago

A freight train from Alberta derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of residential water supplies downstream, officials said.

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Helicopter parents hinder kids' emotional well-being with too much hovering

CBC - Latest News - 7 hours 7 min ago

Study followed 422 children over an eight-year span, assessing the kids at ages two, five and 10. Researchers also tracked their social and emotional development. The findings underscored the importance of educating 'helicopter' parents about supporting children's autonomy with handling emotional challenges.

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No drugs in Anthony Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor

CBC - Latest News - 9 hours 55 min ago

U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who killed himself in a French hotel room earlier this month, had no narcotics in his body when he died, a French prosecutor said on Friday.

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Cannabis and the border: what pot-smoking Canadians need to know

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

Each day, 400,000 Canadians cross the Canada-U.S. border. Beginning Oct. 17, 2018, more and more of those travellers could be forced to answer an uncomfortable question posed by wary American customs officers: Have you ever smoked pot?

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A viral photo of a crying Honduran girl didn't tell the whole story. Does it matter?

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

The picture of a crying young Honduran girl in a pink jacket and jeans became a powerful image to illustrate the controversial policy of separating children from parents arrested for crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. It has since been learned that this picture did not tell that story.

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Canadian military not ready for 'space army,' former defence chief says

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

Canada's military may not be ready to plant a flag in outer space, but a former chief of the defence staff says the federal government would do well to keep an eye on what the U.S. does with its promised new "space force."

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Trump could reform immigration and make history — but he'd rather fire up his base: ANALYSIS

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

U.S. President Donald Trump has such a grip on the Republican Party, he could probably push through the kind of immigration reform that has eluded his predecessors. But, as Keith Boag explains, what Trump seems to want most is continued chaos on immigration that he can exploit in the midterms.

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We're outraged when dogs are kept in hot cars. Why not pigs in transport vehicles?

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

Though the National Animal Care Council does have recommendations regarding transport of farmed animals in extreme weather, they are merely guidelines — not law — and are vaguely worded and rarely enforced.

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Could Turkey's Erdogan Era be ending?

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

Sunday's presidential election in Turkey is so pivotal that almost half of the three million Turks living outside the country have already marked their ballots.

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New Canadian Embassy woos the French with Indigenous art

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

Canada's brand-new embassy in Paris is a showcase for Canadian culture — with an emphasis on Indigenous artists.

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Stop the noise bleed: Canadian invention limits spread of concert sound into neighbourhoods

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

Soft-spoken engineer Jeremy Bridge has invented speaker technology that delivers high-quality sound to festival-goers while limiting its bleed into surrounding areas.

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Single women increasingly pursuing parenthood on their own

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

Myriam Steinberg was 40 and fresh off a breakup when she realized that if she wanted a baby, she’d have to go it alone. It's an issue some say is becoming more pervasive.

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How Canadian-made artificial intelligence is helping Hollywood write better scripts

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

The movie industry is a hit-or-miss, high-stakes business. But some Canadian tech entrepreneurs believe they have a way to improve the odds.

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In the search for life beyond Earth, moons may be the best candidates

CBC - Latest News - 12 hours 7 min ago

We only know of one planet in our universe that harbours life: Earth. So it's logical that humanity has focused its search for life beyond our world on planetary bodies. But a new study suggests that we may be leaving out a larger chunk of the cosmos: moons.

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4 people safely rescued after abandoning fishing vessel off St. John's

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:31

Four people have been safely rescued from a life raft after abandoning their fishing vessel that caught fire off the coast of St. John's Friday night.

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The National

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:00

Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News

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Baby dies in car after father forgets to bring child to Montreal daycare

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:04

A six-month-old is dead after being left in a car when the father forgot to drop the baby off at daycare before going to work.

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Trump sends letter to Trudeau calling for increase in NATO defence spending

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:26

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to attend the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling on Canada to meet the alliance's defence spending targets.

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Trump pushes back against border separation uproar

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:10

U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border while asserting the real victims of the nation's immigration crisis are Americans killed by those who cross the border unlawfully.

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BP reports drilling mud spill off Nova Scotia

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:29

An estimated 136,000 litres of drilling mud was discharged. The company believes mechanical failure is to blame.

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