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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley updates Fort McMurray wildfire

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
Supercharged by winds of up to 70 km/h, the Fort McMurray wildfire ballooned to 85,000 hectares overnight and is now raging across a wide front south of the city.
Fort McMurray fire spreads to 85000 hectares; thousands stranded to be airlifted
Alberta organizations chip in to help wildfire evacuees
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RBC to turn over files on Panama Papers clients to Canada Revenue Agency

CBC.ca - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Royal Bank of Canada has agreed to hand over 40 years of records on hundreds of its clients revealed in the Panama Papers to federal tax auditors, in the first public step the government has taken to crack down on anyone named in the huge data leak.
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'Cement shoes' found on NYC corpse

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A body found on a Brooklyn beach earlier this week had feet that were encased in hardened concrete, according to NYPD detectives. "Cement shoes" as they are known, have long been associated with organised crime and the Mafia, but mostly in fictional ...
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Turkish Prime Minister announces decision to step down

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to challenge him —a development that could have implications for Turkey's internal ...

Toronto Police Sergeant Charged with Sex Assault for Second Time

CKNW News Talk 980 - ‎2 hours ago‎
A sergeant with Toronto Police has been charged with sex assault for the second time by the provinces Special Investigations Unit.
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Alex Trebek says Canadians will soon be allowed to compete on 'Jeopardy!'

Globalnews.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Alex Trebek receives Ottawa's key to the city, hopes to open door to Canadian 'Jeopardy!' contestants. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor.
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Airstrike on Syrian refugee camp kills at least 28

CBC.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
An activist monitoring group says at least 28 people have been killed in an airstrike on a refugee camp in northwestern Syria, near the Turkish border - the same day two explosions in a village in the central province of Homs killed and wounded ...
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After launching airstrikes on Hamas targets in Gaza, Israel discovers new cross-border tunnel

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Israeli military said it uncovered a new tunnel Thursday stretching from southern Gaza Strip into Israel and built by Palestinian militants seeking to stage attacks in Israel, a discovery that comes amid an escalation in violence between Israel and ...
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Florida lawyer disbarred after having sex with clients in jail, and a lot of drug use

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Florida lawyer who had sex with her jailed clients so much the warden had to restrict her visitation access has been disbarred. When physical sex wasn't an option, Linda Hadad, 43, would apparently have phone sex with her imprisoned clients.
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Cambridge and Oxford universities slip in world rankings

BBC News - ‎19 hours ago‎
The UK has 10 universities in the top 100 of the world's best when it comes to global reputation, but many have slipped down the rankings this year.
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Mike Duffy talks abortion access in 1st words since return

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mike Duffy has been publicly silent for the better part of two and a half years, assiduously avoiding inquiring reporters - until Wednesday.
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Stepmother stands trial in death of teen found in burning suitcase

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
TORONTO -- A woman accused of killing her stepdaughter was the "mastermind" behind the horrific abuse suffered by the teen, whose body was found in a burning suitcase two decades ago, a Toronto jury heard Thursday.
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Ontario energy minister apologizes for 'offensive slang word' he says he didn't actually say

National Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Ontario's energy minister has apologized to NDP Leader Andrea Horwath for using a word that “might be interpreted” as offensive to describe her stance on energy issues.
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Three ways Trump would hurt Canada and one way he would help

The Globe and Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
This is The Globe's daily politics newsletter. Sign up to get it by e-mail each morning. POLITICS BRIEFING. By John Ibbitson (@johnibbitson).
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Pharmacies a good place to dispense medical marijuana: Loblaw president

CTV News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
TORONTO -- Galen G. Weston wants in on the medical marijuana business. Weston, the head of the country's largest drugstore and grocery chain, said Thursday that pharmacists are well-positioned to dispense the drug in a safe manner.
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SNC-Lavalin Group Inc thriving on rising Middle East oil and gas output

Financial Post - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Christinne Muschi for National PostSNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce. "Despite the turbulent markets and persisting softer economic environment, we successfully increased our backlog to a new record and maintained a strong balance sheet," he said.
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National Bank estimates $250-million loss on bad loans to energy sector

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎19 minutes ago‎
For the second time this week, a Canadian bank has dramatically raised its estimate of how much money it will lose because of soured loans to the struggling oil and gas sector, surprising analysts as the banks get ready to report their second-quarter ...
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At midday: TSX rises, led by resource stocks as oil rallies

The Globe and Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak as higher oil prices supported energy stocks, while gold stocks also rallied.
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World Video Game Hall of Fame announces 6 new inductees

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
A video game that had players zapping space aliens with lasers and another that put them in covered wagons in 1848 have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with four other games recognized for their influence on gaming and pop ...

Any Oracle Award Against Google Unlikely To Concern Investors

Android Headlines - Android News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
There are a number of high-profile court battles which seem to attract as much media attention for the actual ongoing battle as they do for the actual reason for the battle.
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Anyone can try IBM's powerful quantum computer

CTV News - ‎6 hours ago‎
IBM on Wednesday opened its quantum computer processor to anyone who wants to try what is expected to be a new kind of computing with enormously improved power and speed.
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Apple and SAP Announce Enterprise Partnership for iPhone and iPad

iClarified - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Apple and SAP today announced a partnership that aims to 'revolutionize' the mobile work experience for enterprise customers by bringing the SAP HANA platform to the Apple's iPhone and iPad.
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Three Shakespearean Leadership Lessons

Forbes - ‎7 hours ago‎
As Hamlet might have said, “To lead or not to lead; that is the question.” Actually that isn't a question for most Forbes readers.
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Critic's Notebook: 'The Good Wife' Leaves Behind an Imperfect, Admirable Legacy

Hollywood Reporter - ‎2 hours ago‎
Julianna Margulies' CBS drama will be remembered for its rare ability to balance network structure and Emmy prestige. The Good Wife was an anomaly.
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PGA Tour debuts live show in Charlotte with colorful commentary

Charlotte Observer - ‎18 minutes ago‎
John Maginnes of Greensboro, acknowledges the gallery at the 18th hole during the second round of the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1999.
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Corey Perry has no idea what Ducks GM is going to do next

Sportsnet.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
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There's room for both the old and schools when running a hockey team

Toronto Star - ‎11 minutes ago‎
While Arizona turns to John Chayka, the youngest GM in NHL history, Pittsburgh's Jim Rutherford is showing the old guard can still navigate its way through the playoffs.
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Prehistoric Fish Washes Ashore At North Carolina Beach

Tech Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
A strange looking fish known as an Atlantic sturgeon was washed ashore on a local beach in North Carolina on Monday. The creature has roamed the waters of the Earth since the age of the dinosaurs some 120 million years ago.
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ALMA measures mass of black hole with extreme precision

Astronomy Magazine - ‎2 hours ago‎
To determine the actual mass of a supermassive black hole, astronomers must measure the strength of its gravitational pull on the stars and clouds of gas that swarm around it.
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Diamonds in the sky: Seven fantastic planets

The Weather Network - ‎1 hour ago‎
An artist's conception of planet Kepler-22b, which orbits within its star's "habitable zone," where stable liquid water, the key ingredient of life as we know it, can exist.
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Don't look but, for the first time in almost a decade, Mercury will pass across the front of the sun

National Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
The solar system's smallest and most remarkable planet, Mercury, will cross the face of the sun on May 9 - offering a great opportunity for people in many places across the world to see it.

Refugees face higher diabetes risk in poor neighborhoods

Channel News Asia - ‎2 hours ago‎
(Reuters Health) - When refugees end up in poor neighborhoods in a new land, they may also end up with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, a Swedish study suggests.
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Labrador retrievers aid in understanding genetics of obesity

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎5 hours ago‎
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Labrador retriever, known as one of the greediest breeds of dog, is hard-wired to overeat, research suggests.
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Whooping cough outbreak

Belleville Intelligencer - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Whooping cough has severe effects in infants and children, Dr. Karen Robinson says. There has been a sharp spike in cases in southern Manitoba this year.
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Canada can do more to wipe out polio: LETTER

The Barrie Examiner - ‎4 hours ago‎
Imagine being able to eradicate polio, a disease that causes fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, pain in the limbs and where one in every 200 infections can cause paralysis and may even lead to death.
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