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Duffy back on Parliament Hill following acquittal

OTTAWA – Sen. Mike Duffy is back on Parliament Hill after keeping a low profile during his long-running legal odyssey. Duffy’s return comes less than two weeks after he was acquitted of all 31 charges in his trial for fraud, breach of trust and bribery. Duffy was suspended from the …

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Pierre Karl Peladeau stepping down as PQ leader

MONTREAL — Pierre Karl Peladeau, chosen by Quebec sovereigntists last year to lead them to independence, stunned the Canadian political class Monday by quitting — a move that leaves the Parti Quebecois looking for yet another leader. Peladeau, 54, who was elected PQ leader last May 15, told a news …

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Toronto gun homicides rise 200% this year, police say

Toronto Staff. Insp. Greg McLane attributes rise in homicides to more criminals carrying guns Toronto police Staff Insp. Greg McLane says the rise in gun crime is partly due to criminals carrying their guns instead of storing them for later use. (CBC) (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press) Fatal shootings in Toronto have increased …

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Barbie challenges the ‘white saviour complex’

Image copyright Barbie Savior Image caption “Who needs a formal education to teach in Africa? Not me! All I need is some chalk and a dose of optimism.” Barbie has ditched her riding gear, her ball gown and her ballerina costume and travelled to Africa to help the people there, …

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Breast cancer: Scientists hail ‘milestone’ genetic find

Image copyright SPL Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The study, published in Nature, has been described as a “milestone” moment that could help unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease. The largest study of its kind unpicked …

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First cruise from a U.S. port in decades leaves for Cuba

People take photos as Adonia leaves port in Miami, Sunday, May 1, 2016, en route to Cuba. After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba. Carnival’s Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom band, will visit the ports of Havana, …

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Historic New York church destroyed by fire during Orthodox holiday

Firefighters battle flames at an historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in New York, Sunday, May 1, 2016. The church was constructed in the early 1850s and was designated a New York City landmark in 1968. (Anindya Ghose via AP) NEW YORK — A historic church in New York …

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Solar plane continues journey around world after taking off from California

Solar Impulse 2 crew members work on the aircraft at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., on Sunday, April 24, 2016, after crossing the Pacific Ocean on Saturday. The solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey …

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May Day protest turns violent in Montreal

Anti-capitalist demonstrators run from police during a May Day protest in Montreal, Sunday, May 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes MONTREAL — Anti-capitalist demonstrators smashed windows at a downtown Montreal police station on Sunday as protesters held their annual May Day march. The incidents occurred about one hour into the …

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