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Fort McMurray residents face long wait as fire crews 'still have a long way to go'

CBC.ca - ‎58 minutes ago‎
The entire population of Fort McMurray - 80,000 people who have fled a raging wildfire - now face a long wait before they can return to their homes and resume anything close to normal lives.
Fort McMurray fire spreads to 850 square kilometres; thousands being airlifted
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Ottawa to review Canada Post plans to cut home delivery

Toronto Star - ‎7 hours ago‎
Task force panel, to be announced by Public Services Minister Judy Foote, will provide interim report by end of summer. Ottawa is to study Canada Post 's plans to cut home delivery.

Police trying to stay ahead of criminals on technology front

Calgary Herald - ‎2 hours 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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Just add hot sauce to green bin: City

Toronto Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
Has your new green bin fallen prey to hungry critters? Email us at torsun.citydesk@sunmedia.ca or call 416-947-2211. Just put a little hot sauce on it.

Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky abuse charges for decades

New York Daily News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who died in 2012, was accused of turning a blind eye to Sandusky's predatory behavior from at least 1998.
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The Latest: Police identify suspect in fatal school shooting

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
BELTSVILLE, Md. - The Latest on a shooting in a high school parking lot that left a woman dead and a man hurt (all times local): 10:20 p.m.. Police have identified the suspect in a fatal shooting in a suburban Washington high school parking lot. The ...
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Florida lawyer disbarred after having sex with clients in jail, and a lot of drug use

Toronto Sun - ‎7 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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Lonnie Franklin convicted in 10 murders spanning decades in Los Angeles

CBC.ca - ‎58 minutes ago‎
A former Los Angeles trash collector was convicted Thursday of 10 counts of murder in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that targeted poor, young black women over two decades.
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Mike Duffy talks abortion access in 1st words since return

CBC.ca - ‎9 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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Justin Trudeau accused of 'childish behaviour' in House of Commons

CBC.ca - ‎5 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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Jeopardy, finally: Alex Trebek says ban on Canadian applicants to be lifted

CBC.ca - ‎7 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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Milton daycare worker facing new charges including sex assault, making child porn

Toronto Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
Steve Campbell, originally charged with accessing and possessing child pornography, is now also charged with creating it. By Oliver SachgauStaff Reporter.
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Loblaw looks to get in on medical marijuana business

CBC.ca - ‎6 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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RBC to turn over files on Panama Papers clients to Canada Revenue Agency

CBC.ca - ‎6 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 - ‎5 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 - ‎11 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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IBM brings quantum computing to the masses

Gizmag - ‎20 minutes ago‎
A fundamental initiative within the newly formed IBM Research Frontiers Institute, the new 5 qubit processor can be accessed by anyone via the IBM Cloud (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM).

Google To Face Off Against Oracle Next Week in $8.8 Billion Lawsuit

Fortune - ‎3 hours ago‎
The retrial of a copyright suit between the two tech giants is about to begin. (Reuters) - Even if a jury orders Alphabet's Google to pay the full $8.8 billion sought by Oracle in an upcoming San Francisco copyright trial over the Android operating ...
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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 - ‎12 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' review: Susan Sarandon shines as an overbearing mom

Toronto Sun - ‎12 hours ago‎
Sometimes unconditional love needs a few conditions slapped on it. In The Meddler, Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne star as a mother-daughter team living too much in each other's pockets.
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C.B. bride-to-be receives new wedding dress after evacuating Fort McMurray

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
Wedding bells will ring on Saturday after a Fort McMurray resident secured a new dress after hearing her original dress was burned to shreds in the wildfires.
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Encarnacion ignites Blue Jays' long-awaited offensive breakout

Sportsnet.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
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Trophy Case: Breaking down the Jack Adams finalists

Sportsnet.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Gerard Gallant, Lindy Ruff, and Barry Trotz were named finalists for the Jack Adams Award. (AP). headshot Scott Lewis May 5, 2016, 7:36 PM.
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Horsey McHorseface and Passing Wind: A Kentucky Derby season celebration of funny horse names

Kansas City Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
Horsey McHorseface will not be at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. But one race he is most certainly in the running for: silliest horse name of all.
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ALMA measures mass of black hole with extreme precision

Astronomy Magazine - ‎7 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.

Canadian Space Agency unveils lighter, less expensive rovers

CBC.ca - ‎6 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 - ‎10 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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Has NASA found another potentially habitable 'Earth 2.0' with Kepler?

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Nasa's Kepler mission has played a major role in achieving this, after confirming more than 1,000 planets outside our solar system.
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Victoria votes to allow sale of edibles, despite health officer's concerns

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours 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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Alberta fire smoke blanketing Saskatchewan

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Smoke from wildfires in northeast Alberta is spreading into Saskatchewan. Environment Canada has issued special air quality statements for several areas in Saskatchewan's west, and, according to BlueSky Canada's smoke forecast, smoke is covering much ...
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What Fat Dogs Teach Us About Human Obesity

Forbes - ‎11 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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