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Republican's 'skinny appeal' of U.S. health care law fails in Senate

CBC - Latest News - 4 hours 56 min ago

The U.S. Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of the Obama-era health law, dealing a serious blow to Republican's and U.S. President Donald Trump's agenda.

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Trump's communications chief goes on expletive-filled tirade against White House rivals

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:37

In a tirade that reads like a script for The Sopranos, the new White House communications chief unloaded on his preceived enemies in the West Wing during an on-the-record interview with a reporter.

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Man arrested in connection with 2013 killing of Leah Anderson released

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 17:11

Police have released a 23-year-old man they arrested yesterday in connection with the unsolved killing of 15-year-old Leah Anderson in Gods Lake Narrows, Man.

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Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump after Senate's approval

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 17:02

The U.S. Senate voted decisively to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the popular bill to President Donald Trump for his signature after weeks of intense negotiations.

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'It was very Canadian': Mountie in red serge chases a bear out of town

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:11

Tourists visiting Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta earlier this week got a thrill as they watched a Mountie in red serge try to move a young black bear out of the townsite.

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No evidence that finishing your antibiotics reduces resistance, researchers say

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:35

By telling their patients to finish their antibiotics, doctors are not only providing advice without any scientific basis — they could also be worsening antibiotic resistance, British experts say.

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700 baggage handlers, ground crew workers go on strike at Pearson airport

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:09

Roughly 700 ground crew workers at Toronto's Pearson airport walked off the job Thursday night after voting to strike during the busy summer travel season.

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Canadian Tire apologizes after Indigenous customer thrown out of Regina store

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:32

An Indigenous man is speaking out after he was accused of theft and thrown out of a Canadian Tire store in Regina where he was trying to buy a chainsaw.

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Woman linked to Calgary quadruple killing arrested in Toronto

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:26

A woman police sought after the slayings of four people in Calgary has been arrested in Toronto.

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U.S. Republican leaders announce end of border tax proposal

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:19

A Republican proposal in the House of Representatives to institute a border tax on imported items has been killed, party leaders said on Thursday, saying they did so as part of a tax overhaul deal struck between congressional and administration negotiators.

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Twice in a lifetime: Quebecer once again wins $1M lottery

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 12:13

A Quebec man has won $1 million playing the lottery for the second time in nine years.

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On trial for supporting terrorist groups, Turkey's journalists fight back

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 12:00

Seventeen newspaper staff on trial this week in Istanbul are just a fraction of the more than 150 journalists in custody in Turkey. They are accused of supporting terrorist groups, but is it terrorism or journalism that's on trial?

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly passes Bill Gates as richest man in the world

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:32

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly became the world's richest man Thursday in Forbes magazine's tracking of wealth, as stock in his e-commerce company hit an all-time high.

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Report on coerced sterilizations of Indigenous women spurs apology, but path forward unclear

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:52

The Saskatoon Health Region apologized Thursday for the past coercion of Indigenous women to undergo surgical sterilization, but the health authority's plans to prevent similar mistreatment of patients remains unclear.

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Transgender military service permitted for now, top U.S. general says

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:28

Gen. Joseph Dunford says "there will be no modifications" to the current policy for now, amid questions about President Donald Trump's Twitter announcement that the U.S. government will not "accept or allow" transgender people to serve in any capacity in the military.

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First Nations leaders reject call for MMIWG commissioners to step down

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:45

First Nations leaders have voted against a proposal, put forward by Manitoba chiefs, to call for resignations at the beleaguered National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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Bold cow sculpture 'scares the children,' local residents say

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:12

Context is key to the meaning of any piece of art, and in this quiet Toronto suburb, a life-sized chrome cow raised two storeys high on stilts is being interpreted as ugly, strange, and scary. “We don't like it. It scares the children,” resident Danny Dasilva said.

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Sask. RCMP arrest man who allegedly bulldozed son's home with people inside

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:08

A Saskatchewan man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly bulldozing his son's home, where two people inside had a narrow escape.

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Travellers to Mexico warned about tainted alcohol after woman dies

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 08:01

The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.

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Life beyond the roadblock: When wildfires forced most others out, they stayed behind

CBC - Latest News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 03:00

Access to Williams Lake, B.C., has been extremely restricted since the July 15 evacuation that ordered people out of the community because of the encroaching wildfire, but CBC News obtained a permit to visit the people who defied that order and are living within the fire zone in the B.C. Interior.

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