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Without rain, massive Fort McMurray wildfire expected to keep growing

CBC.ca - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Fire officials in Alberta do not yet know what started a massive wildfire that chased the entire population out of Fort McMurray, but they now know the only force that can stop it will be a significant change in the weather.
From one firestorm to another, Syrian refugees forced to flee Fort McMurray
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Police trying to stay ahead of criminals on technology front

Calgary Herald - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Protesters demonstrate outside an Apple Store as they object to the US Government's attempt to put a backdoor to hack into the Apple iPhone, in Los Angeles, California on February 23, 2016.
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LA man convicted in 10 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings over 2 decades

Globalnews.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lonnie Franklin Jr., center, sits in count in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 5, 2016. The former trash collector in Los Angeles was convicted Thursday of 10 "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that spanned two decades and targeted vulnerable young black women ...
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Liberals kick off review of Canada Post but restoration of home mail delivery uncertain

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
OTTAWA - The Liberal government has launched a sweeping review of Canada Post to determine the future of mail services, but there's no guarantee home delivery will be restored for those who have recently lost it.
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Justin Trudeau accused of 'childish behaviour' in House of Commons

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Conservative MP for Banff-Airdrie stood on a point of order after question period on Thursday, but explained that he was doing so with some hesitation.
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Woman dead, man hurt in shooting outside Washington, DC-area high school

CBC.ca - ‎18 minutes ago‎
A man shot and killed a woman who was waiting to pick up her children in the parking lot of a suburban Washington, D.C., high school Thursday and wounded a man who tried to intervene, police said.
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'Cement-shoed' body that washed up in Brooklyn might be first case of mob legend in practice

Ottawa Citizen - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - It is as iconic an image from the criminal underworld as the Tommy gun or the getaway car, a grim last act for the unfortunate soul whose life is about to end in a new pair of footwear.
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Air strikes hit camp in Syria, US condemns Assad statement

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
AMMAN/BEIRUT Air strikes on a camp housing Syrians uprooted by war killed at least 28 people near the Turkish border on Thursday, a monitoring group said, and fighting raged in parts of northern Syria despite a deal to cease hostilities in the city of ...
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North Korea set for biggest political show in years

Irish Independent - ‎49 minutes ago‎
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks set to take centre stage as the country pulls back the curtain on what promises to be its biggest political show in years - the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980.
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Florida lawyer disbarred after having sex with clients in jail, and a lot of drug use

Toronto Sun - ‎5 hours 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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Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees find outpouring of support in Lac La Biche

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
When a major disaster strikes, everything changes. The normal ebb and flow of life is disrupted both for the people impacted by the disaster and for those who rush to help.
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Mike Duffy talks abortion access in 1st words since return

CBC.ca - ‎7 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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wildfires top of mind at Western Premiers' Conference in Vancouver

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
As wildfires burn uncontrollably across northern Alberta, government leaders in Western Canada are meeting to discuss pushing Ottawa to reverse historic funding cuts to disaster-mitigation programs.
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Jeopardy, finally: Alex Trebek says ban on Canadian applicants to be lifted

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Canadian host of popular U.S. game show Jeopardy says he expects issues with the online application form that led to a ban on Canadian applications to be resolved by the summer.
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Loblaw looks to get in on medical marijuana business

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
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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National Bank warns of more energy loan losses

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours 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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RBC to turn over files on Panama Papers clients to Canada Revenue Agency

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours 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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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is a Hollywood blockbuster in video game form

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
How many people has Indiana Jones killed? One YouTube video that tracks the irascible archeologist's body count over four films puts the number at 67.
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World Video Game Hall of Fame announces 6 new inductees

CBC.ca - ‎9 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 ...
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Anyone can try IBM's powerful quantum computer

CTV News - ‎10 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.

Any Oracle Award Against Google Unlikely To Concern Investors

Android Headlines - Android News - ‎4 hours 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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Arsenio Hall sues Sinead O'Connor over Prince drug claims

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
Comedian and actor Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor over comments she made about his links to Prince. The Irish singer, who enjoyed massive chart success with a cover of the late music mogul's Nothing Compares 2 U, stunned fans over the ...
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John Malkovich stars in a movie you won't see unless you survive the next century, 'cause that is so John Malkovich

National Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
It's the film of a literal lifetime and, naturally, stars who else but John Malkovich. 100 Years - The Movie You Will Never See, directed by Robert Rodriguez, will be displayed (not screened) at the Cannes Film Festival this month, but it won't be seen ...
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The Meddler star Susan Sarandon on mothering, money and Bernie Sanders

The Globe and Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
In The Meddler, a comedy that is often poignant, Susan Sarandon is the titular meddling Marnie, a big-hearted widow with boundary issues.
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Gallant, Ruff, Trotz are Jack Adams finalists

TSN - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - Florida's Gerard Gallant, Dallas's Lindy Ruff and Washington's Barry Trotz were named the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award on Thursday, given to the NHL's best head coach.
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Longshot lowdown for the Derby

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Kentucky Derby is part horse race, part social affair. Inevitably, groups of friends who likely don't visit a racetrack any other time of year, will go to Churchill Downs or another racetrack, and make their choices for the race based on, well ...

Canadian Space Agency unveils lighter, less expensive rovers

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Canadian Space Agency unveiled two new, lighter rovers today that will allow it to participate in more missions because of streamlined design and lower price tag.
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SFU researchers build para-athlete a "bionic hand" for world's first cyborg Olympics

Straight.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
SFU researchers are working with para-athlete Danny Letain on building a better "bionic hand." Simon Fraser University - University Communications.
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Stars Above: Meteor shower caused by Halley's comet can be seen May 4

Montreal Gazette - ‎May 3, 2016‎
While sky views of Mars won't compare with views like this from visiting spacecrafts, skywatchers will get their best chance to see the Red Planet this month.

Refugees face higher diabetes risk in poor neighborhoods: study

The Globe and Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
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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Victoria votes to allow sale of edibles, despite health officer's concerns

The Globe and Mail - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Senior citizens in Victoria support council's push to adopt a bylaw that allows edible pot products in medical marijuana dispensaries, despite health and safety concerns raised by the province's medical health officer, Mayor Lisa Helps says.
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What Fat Dogs Teach Us About Human Obesity

Forbes - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Labrador retriever, a popular dog breed known as a natural glutton, carries a genetic mutation that hard-wires it to overeat, according to new research.
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New mental-health and addictions centre at Vancouver General Hospital aims to reduce visits to the ER

Straight.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Upon its completion in 2017, the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre will serve as a home for Vancouver's new Access and Assessment Centre for people with a mental illness or addiction issue.

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