Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's earthquake rescue efforts

CBC - Latest News - 7 hours 2 min ago

A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her.

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Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco

CBC - Latest News - 7 hours 33 min ago

Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.

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Hurricane Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:09

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.

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Mexico earthquake: soft soil makes capital shake like it was 'built on jelly'

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:14

The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday's earthquake and increased its destructive force, seismologists say.

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Parents consult lists of the living and the dead after earthquake destroys school in Mexico City

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:54

"Brutal" day continues as rescuers dig and listen for youngsters trapped in collapsed school in Mexico City.

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Canada running to keep up with fast-moving developments in self-driving car technology

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:00

Calling it a disruptive technology with huge potential, Canada's transport minister says when it comes to self-driving cars Canada is doing its best to try and keep up with the pace of innovation.

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'The landscape has changed': residents return as Waterton Lakes National Park reopens to the public

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:35

Residents in Waterton Lakes National Park returned to an intact townsite but a changed landscape more than a week after a raging wildfire in southwestern Alberta forced an evacuation of the park.

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4 in 10 Canadians think science is a matter of opinion, poll suggests

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:13

Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per cent of Canadians say they agree that they are, accoprding to a new poll whose results are being described as “worrisome.”

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10 bucks a gram considered for recreational pot price in Ontario

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:11

The Ontario government is looking at setting retail prices for recreational marijuana in the range of $10 a gram, Finance Minister Charles Sousa told CBC News on Wednesday.

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Meet the newly discovered hermit crab that carries coral around

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:00

Scientists have discovered a new species of hermit crab off the coast of Japan that roams the ocean floor with coral on its back.

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RIP Wiarton Willie: Spring prognosticator dies at 13

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:39

Wiarton Willie, the albino groundhog whose annual weather prognostication is a national event and draws large crowds every Goundhog Day, has died at the age of 13.

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Iran's Rouhani says it would be a 'pity' if 'rogue newcomers' to politics destroy nuclear pact

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:53

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tells the UN General Assembly it would be a "great pity" if the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers including the U.S. "were to be destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics."

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Jake LaMotta, boxing's Raging Bull, dies at 95

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:50

Jake LaMotta, the iron-chinned brawler whose exploits in and out of the ring during boxing's heyday served as the basis for the Oscar-winning Raging Bull, has died at 95 after a bout with pneumonia.

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Trump tweets support for latest Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:24

U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes Republican senators will vote for new legislation that aims to repeal and replace the health-care law enacted by his predecessor.

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Incoming governor general Julie Payette meets the Queen

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:09

Julie Payette, the retired astronaut who will become Canada's governor general on Oct. 2, has had her first audience with the Queen.

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Federal Reserve leaves key rate unchanged, but expects another 2017 increase

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:29

Federal Reserve policymakers say they still expect to hike short-term interest rates one more time this year and three times in 2018, if persistently low inflation rebounds.

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Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says many Canadians lack sleep

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:09

More than half of adults in Canada say their shuteye is fitful at times, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday.

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Gerry Ritz apologizes for calling environment minister 'climate Barbie'

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:47

Saskatchewan MP Gerry Ritz has apologized for calling Environment Minister Catherine McKenna a "climate Barbie" on social media Tuesday night.

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U.K. pushes Google, Facebook to remove extremist content faster

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:43

The leaders of the U.K., France and Italy will push social media companies today to remove "terrorist content" from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing because they say that is the period when most material is spread.

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Body found in Quebec ends police search for missing man in Amber Alert case

CBC - Latest News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:43

Quebec provincial police have found a body in a wooded area near the town of Arundel, 20 kilometres south of Mont-Tremblant, where they've been searching for 71-year-old Yvon Lacasse, who was last seen Sept. 14.

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