The National for April 20, 2018

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:00

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'Good Samaritan' attacked at Southgate Centre has died, according to Facebook post

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:32

A man who was assaulted while trying to intervene in a robbery attempt at the Southgate Centre earlier this week has died, according to a Facebook post from his wife.

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Speed Skating Canada fires coach Michael Crowe after investigation

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:31

Speed Skating Canada has fired the head coach of Canada's long-track speed-skating team.

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North Korea suspends nuclear and missile tests, state media says

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:27

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.

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Smallville actress charged with sex trafficking offence relating to NXIVM group accused of branding women

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:58

Federal prosecutors say a television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru.

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Toddler found dead in Quebec City had been stabbed, police confirm

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:55

Police are asking Quebec City residents whose garbage bins have gone missing to contact 911 as part of their investigation into the death of two-year-old Rosalie Gagnon on Wednesday.

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Warm-water bottlenose dolphins, false killer whales documented off B.C.'s Vancouver Island

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:54

The scientist behind the discovery of 200 bottlenose dolphins and 70 false killer whales says warmer waters and climate change likely led to their appearance.

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Health Canada investigating use of unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:12

The homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva that a Victoria naturopath says she used to treat a small boy was not licensed for sale in Canada, and the federal government is opening an investigation.

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NAFTA talks continue through weekend as negotiators scramble for a deal

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:35

NAFTA negotiating teams will keep bargaining through the weekend in a rush to get a deal by early May, fuelled by a Trump administration desire to meet a legislative deadline.

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Avicii, EDM producer and DJ, dead at 28

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:34

Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.

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'We need to rethink the entire plastics industry': Why banning plastic straws isn't enough

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:55

Disposable plastic straws are about to be banned throughout Britain. Here’s what’s happening with straws in Canada and a closer look at what impact such bans could really have.

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Alberta Cree artist criticized for magazine illustrations of a bear in this headdress

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:31

An Alberta Indigenous artist says he has no regrets about creating cover art which depicts a bear clad in a headdress of marijuana leaves, as the print sparks controversy for a Toronto magazine.

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'Unprecedented treachery': Democratic Party sues Trump campaign, WikiLeaks and Russia

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:30

The Democratic Party filed suit against Russia, WikiLeaks and President Donald Trump's campaign on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, a court filing showed.

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Strike at Canadian Pacific Railway postponed for now, unions say

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:08

A rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company's final offers, just hours before they were set to walk off the job.

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Natalie Portman withdraws from Genesis Prize ceremony in Israel

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 07:51

Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel," saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Students marking Columbine anniversary call for gun control in walkouts across U.S.

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:55

Thousands of students across the United States are marking 19 years since the massacre at Columbine High School today by walking out of classes, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

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American woman sentenced to life in prison for Valentine's Day shooting plot involving Halifax mall

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:03

An American woman who took part in a plotted Valentine's Day shooting rampage at a Halifax mall has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Supreme Court's free-the-beer ruling sparks fears of cannabis trade restrictions

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:00

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on interprovincial beer imports has sparked fears that provinces and territories will be free to impose restrictions on cannabis flowing over their borders at a time the industry is in its early stages of growth.

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19 years on, these Columbine survivors are parents — and they're reaching out to the Parkland teens

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:00

A national school walkout begins Friday in the United States, on the 19th anniversary of Columbine and in the wake of February's shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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Pipelines, politics and petrodollars: Here's why Canadian gas prices are spiking

CBC - Latest News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:00

Doing a double take over how much it costs to fill up a tank of gas is a classic Canadian irritation. But a confluence of factors are teaming up at the moment to make that process even more gobsmacking than usual. Here's a look at five big reasons why gas prices are soaring.

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