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As It Happens

Take a trip around the world with CBC Radio's As It Happens. Hear from the people at the centre of the stories of the day. From the complex to the weird and wacky, As It Happens brings you the voices you want to hear. Listen to our podcast and on Fridays, we pull back the curtain on how we make the show with the podcast extra.

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Laurie Anderson finds hope in loss

Iconic avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson talks about how her experience of Hurricane Sandy inspired her new album and book.

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Kelsey Serwa

Kelly VanderBeek explores Ski Cross with silver winner Kelsey Serwa.

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Dismay over Fontaine verdict

The not guilty verdict in the murder trial of Tina Fontaine shouldn't be a surprise, according to one advocate.

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The Deer

Danielle and Justin meet with Ed Galick who was Wayne’s former employer and mentor. He was also a person of interest to police.

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AR-15 Destroyed, Serwa Win, Caroline Mulroney, BC Newborn Care, Mullet Fest and more

A farewell to arms. He has a tattoo of the Second Amendment, but the Florida high school massacre was too much for Scott Pappalardo — so he sawed his own AR-15 in half.

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Tina Fontaine Verdict, Trudeau Invitation, Deadbeat Dad, Penguin Study, Trudeau Wardrobe and more

The company he keeps. Prime Minister Trudeau's trip to India stumbles after Team Canada extends an invitation to a man convicted of trying to kill one the host country's politicians in the '80s.

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Florida Lawmaker, Syria Response, Found Painting, Curling Listener Response, White House Guns and more

Disarming candour. A Florida lawmaker describes the scene as students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas heckle the politicians who oppose her assault weapons ban proposal.

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Eastern Ghouta, FHRITP Reporter, Florida: Student Protester, Ski Hill Tribe, Orest Meleschuk and more.

"The most dangerous place on the planet." That's how a doctor describes his hospital in Eastern Ghouta as a Syrian government offensive sends bombs raining down on patients and caregivers alike.

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Florida: ALICE Training, Curling Doping, Rabbits Domestication, Bobsled Victory, Navajo Climber, Orangutan Study and more

ALICE shatters wonderland. That's ALICE as in Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evaluate — and when our guest attended a training session on what that active-shooter program teaches young kids, she was shocked.

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Russian Indictment, Patrick Brown Latest, Burned Rock, Mr. T, Silent Crickets and more

Alleged crime and punishment. United States Special Counsel Robert Mueller lays his first charges — indicting Russian people and groups for what our guest calls an attempt to "steal democracy".

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Ontario Rape Case, Florida Shooting Parent, HQ Quiz Hire, Florida Shooting: Student, Human Lab Eggs and more

The courage behind his conviction. Kassidi Coyle died before she could testify against the man who sexually assaulted her — but her words will nevertheless put him behind bars.

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Netanyahu Allegations, Newspaper Funding, Baltimore Ceasefire, NH Lottery, Refugee Child Benefits and more

Now for Plan Bibi. So far, Benjamin Netanyahu's strategy is to refuse to step down, after police recommend he face charges of bribery and fraud — but our guest says this time, the Israeli Prime Minister's resilience may fail him.

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Oxfam Folo, Marijuana Opioid Study, Fort Mac Lottery, Romeo the Frog, Curling Club, Homeless Reunion and more

Mission creeps. While ostensibly helping in Haiti, members of Oxfam staff committed shocking acts of sexual misconduct — and tonight, the NGO's executive director apologizes, and promises it won't happen again.

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Colton Boushie Verdict, Kavous Seyed-Emami, Mystery Portrait, Exoneree Rings and more

Peer pressure. After Gerald Stanley is acquitted of killing Colten Boushie, his family demands justice — and Ottawa reviews the rules that allowed a jury with no visibly Indigenous members to deliberate.

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Sean Moore, Alberta Boycott, Bitcoin Puzzle, Rohingya Mass Grave, Korean War Letters, Edmonton Garage Artist and more

A different inside story. Sean Moore is back home in Canada after spending several weeks in the hands of a Syrian Al Qaeda cell — and unlike his travelling companion, who I spoke with last night, Mr. Moore tells us he was tortured.

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Detained Canadian Folo, South Sudan Children, Minister Tickles, SF Private Street, Hawaii Missile Scare and more

She's home, but that's not where her heart is. After being detained while trying to smuggle her children out of Lebanon, Canadian mother Jolly Bimbachi is back in the country —without her kids.

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Montreal Shooting, Vet Sexual Misconduct, Helicopter Sale, Cheddar Man, Nigel the Bird and more

What's wrong with these pictures. Two Montreal sisters release a cellphone video of police shooting their brother — who they say posed no threat besides being short of cash, mentally ill, and black.

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Marilou McPhedran, Taiwan Earthquake, Trudeau "PeopleKind", Quebec Air Ambulance, Marbled Crayfish and more

Senator of gravity. Sexual harassment is still a serious problem on Parliament Hill — so independent senator Marilou McPhedran is offering independent help to women with a complaint.

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Released Canadians, Psychiatric Institutions, Freemasons Mystery, FairPlay Industry, Esmond Bradley Martin Obit and more

From bad to worse — to safe. Today, a Canadian woman and her friend were released after a terrible ordeal: they went to Lebanon to get her children from her ex-husband — and wound up being detained by an Al-Qaeda group.

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FBI Memo, Fair Play, Russia Doping, Carol Book Encore, Net Neutrality, Super Bowl Tattoo and more.

Dog day after Nunes. There's been a lot of barking since the release of Devin Nunes's long-awaited memo criticising the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice — but our guest says it doesn't prove what Republicans said it would.

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Syria Hospital, West Virginia Opiods, Automated Trick, Alcatraz Letter, Crosby Kid and more

Clinical precision. A Syrian hospital inside an underground cave was built to survive anything — but today, five massive airstrikes finally found its weak spot, and left the facility in ruins.

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Police Complaint, Assisted Death Referrals, Father Obit, Puerto Rico Mayor, Bruce McArthur Folo and more

Adding injury to insult. When a Toronto police officer comes forward to complain that a colleague had sent her sexually explicit photos, her superiors took action — they docked her pay.

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Cornwallis Statue, Colten Boushie Trial, Tortoise Found, Afghan Airline, Bridget Lawless Award, Iran Protest and more

Cutting an un-fine figure. The City of Halifax votes to put the statue of its founder in storage — and the Mi'kmaq historian who raised the issue of Edward Cornwallis's racist record 30 years ago is celebrating.

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Bruce McArthur Latest, Rick Dykstra, SUV Rescue, Cleveland Mascot, QC Mosque: Friend, Diplomatic Immunity and more

Close to home. Bruce McArthur is now charged with five murders in Toronto, and police have discovered human remains on one of the properties where he worked — a property that belongs to our guest.

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Patrick Brown - New Leader, Utah Paper, Stilton Cheese Roll, Trump Mueller, Humanity Star, Warren Miller Obit and more

Take us to our leader. Less than 48 hours after Patrick Brown's abrupt resignation, the Ontario PC Party appoints an interim leader -- and then announces that within 2 months, it will let its 200-thousand members decide.

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Patrick Brown Resigns, Funko Pop, Rohingya Panel, Tiny Robot and more

Brown out. After two women accuse him of sexual misconduct, Patrick Brown abruptly resigns as the leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives — leaving a power vacuum, just months before a provincial election.

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Larry Nassar Sentencing, Councillor Assault, Cat Custody, Save the Children Attack, Ursula K. Le Guin Obit, Wolf Journey and more.

For years, he was free to abuse patients who trusted him. But Larry Nassar won't be ever be free again — today, the former doctor for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison.

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Twins Citizenship, No More Deaths, Jeff Koons France, Highway Birth, Hugh Masekela Obit, Age of Adolescence and more

Brothers up in arms. Well, the twins themselves aren't upset that only one has been granted U.S. citizenship, because they're toddlers -- but one of their fathers is suing the State Department over a policy he says discriminates against same-sex couples.

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US Shutdown: DACA, NL Birth Mother, Philly Greased Poles, Climate Scientists Letter, Vancouver Whiskey Bar and more

A rude awakening. To end the shutdown in the U.S. Congress, the Democrats abandon their demands that so-called DREAM-ers be protected — which leaves our guest — whose status expired yesterday — feeling abandoned.

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Lac Megantic Ruling, Gas Plant Ruling, Kit Kat Owner, Cape Town Water, Cancer Study, Kazakh Apostrophe and more

The acquittal doesn't erase the anguish. Three rail workers are found not guilty of criminal negligence for the deadly disaster in Lac Megantic — but the lawyer for the train's engineer says his client is still devastated.

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Village Murder Charges, School Play, Tide Pod Pizza, Extremist Killings Report, Saiga Antelope, Tapestry Loan and more

The sum of all fears. Months after two men disappeared in Toronto's gay village, city police confirm that they've charged a suspect with first-degree murder. Police think they may have a serial killer on their hands.

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Hassan Diab, Trump Test Doctor, Chips the Dog, Ex-CIA Arrest, Refugee Soap, Chile Pope and more

Home free. After a harrowing three years imprisoned in France without trial, Hassan Diab is back with his family in Ottawa — and warning about the flaws in Canada's extradition laws.

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Oil Tanker Slick, Obit: Joe Frank, Deepest Cave, Magdalene Laundries, Georgia Firefighter, Scottish Golf Course and more

It's hard to see what the problem is. And the fact that it's so hard to see is what makes the toxic stuff leaking from an oil tanker in the East China Sea such a problem — one our guest says could do severe environmental damage.

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Maskwacis Suicides, Homeless M​​eals, New Jersey Maps Town, Manitoba Refugee House, Maine Shed, Father Emmett Johns and more

"We are dying." A First Nation in Alberta sends out a cry for help, after at least nine people kill themselves in less than two months — and as a local mental health worker tells us, his phone won't stop ringing.

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Trump's Vulgar Comments, Hassan Diab Latest, Pirate Blackbeard, Abandoned Patient, Mudslides Follow-Up and more

Oath of office. Donald Trump swears he didn't swear when referring to Haiti and African countries -- but our guest believes the president's foul language is reflective of foul ideas about immigrants.

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Tunisia Protests, Russian Street, Dream Job, Belgium Sudanese, Dave Toschi Obit and more

Spring forward, spring back. Protests in Tunisia sparked the Arab Spring in 2011 -- now that Tunisians are back on the streets, our guest hopes these new demonstrations will bring the improvements the last ones didn't.

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WTO Complaint, Cali Mudslides, Fire Birds, Capacity Bill, Pakistani Journo, Not Choking Fan and more

Trading insults. In a new complaint with the World Trade organisation, Canada says U.S. trade duties are bad for Canada -- whereas the U.S. says that for Canada to complain about those duties is bad for Canada.

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Idlib Latest, Figure Skating Coach, Express Lane, Salvador Deportation, Ellsberg: Nukes, Medieval Times Show and more

Fleeing the place he fled to. One year ago, we spoke to a Syrian teacher and activist who abandoned his home in Aleppo for Idlib province -- and now, with pro-government forces moving in, he says he may have to run for his life again.

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Medically Assisted Dying, Smartphone Addiction, Oprah 2020?, Recy Taylor, Minimum Wage Hotline and more

A means to his chosen end. He wanted to die at home -- and now, after the nursing home where he lived refused to allow that, a BC doctor is facing a formal complaint for helping Barry Hyman get his wish.

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Lynn Beyak Fall Out, Dolphin Rescue, Frozen Iguanas, Motel 6, Dog Stolen by Eagle and more

Ejection letters. Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer boots Senator Lynn Beyak from caucus, saying "racism will not be tolerated" -- but our guest says he emailed the party about the racist letters on Ms. Beyak's site months ago.

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Tim Hortons Minimum Wage, Bannon Book, Lynn Beyak Latest, Iran Latest, Albert Schultz Latest and more

Double-double toil -- and trouble. A Tim Hortons in Ontario cuts breaks and benefits for workers, blaming the minimum wage hike -- but since the owners are the children of the chain's founders, that seems a Timbit much.

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Albert Schultz: Lawyer, Bill Lishman Obit, Cracked House, Spanked Journalist, Toronto Homeless and more

Stage fright. Four women accuse the artistic director of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company of sexual battery and harassment; tonight, their lawyer takes us through the allegations against Albert Schultz.

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Trump Pakistan, YouTube Suicide Video, Mosque Fine Paid, Yukon Alcohol Labels, Old Arrowhead and more

Frenemies with benefits. After the U.S. President rings in the New Year by accusing an ally of harbouring terrorists, Pakistan's High Commissioner to Canada advises Mr. Trump to think before he tweets.

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Iran Protests, Imposter Bot, 2017 Reading: The Skater, Polar Bear Dip

Two way streets. As protests errupt across Iran we hear from a former activist who says the unrest is running in a completely different direction from oppostion movements of the past.

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NYC Fire, Utah Rescue, New Year's Eve Cold and more

"Nothing but destruction." A Bronx city councilor describes the scene after an apartment fire blazes through a building leaving at least a dozen dead.

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Kabul Attack, Inca Writing Study, Encore: Toilet Seat Museum, Encore: Optician of Lampedusa and more

Metres from the blast. A journalist in Kabul rushes to the scene of a deadly explosion, only to find himself filming survivors as they were hit by a follow-up explosion.

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Syrian Ill Children, Johnny Bower Obit, TTC Art, German Mayor Stabbed, Healthcare Op-Ed and more

A desperately-needed start. A doctors group helps get 29 critically ill Syrians out of a besieged area but they say there are hundreds of thousands more who need help.

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Mosque Victim Update, Rohingya Report, Amazon Interbreeding Bird, The Hockey Sweater and more

He took 7 bullets, and may have saved as many lives. A Quebec City is still struggling to recover after stepping forward to distract the shooter, in last year's deadly mosque attack.

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The Shepherd

Strap on your goggles, grab your eggnog and climb into the cockpit with "Fireside Al" Maitland as he once again heads out over the North Sea in As It Happens' annual reading of Frederick Forsyth's short story, The Shepherd.

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Jerusalem Vote, Gun Control: Op-ed, St. John's Swans, Memphis Statues and more

Somewhere between "naughty" and "nice". UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. would be making a list of member states that voted to reject naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel -- so where does Canada's abstention leave it?

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Ethics Aga Khan, Rissia Domestic Violence, Rome Xmas Tree, Somali Deportation and more

Trip of the tongue. Prime Minister Trudeau struggles to answer questions after his vacation on the Aga Khan's private island is found to have violated Canada's ethics rules.

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Amtrak Speed, Acid Attack Patient, Porch Pirates, Homeopathic Crackdown, Spikes on Trees, Montreal Construction Game and more.

A failsafe failure. Investigators confirm that the Amtrak train that derailed yesterday was going far too fast - and our guest says that, had its autopilot system been activated, it would never have gone off the tracks.

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Sherman Deaths, Amtrak Derailment, Australian Town Anniversary, Parkinson's Smell, Dial-a-Carol and more

Suspect decisions. Police say they aren't looking for a suspect in the deaths of Toronto billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, but we hear from a friend who believes that someone else must have been involved.

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Stephen Ledrew, Tatyana Felgenhaur, MSF Rohingya, NFLD Police and more

Tucker-ed out. Stephen LeDrew was paid to speak his mind on the Toronto cable station CP24 - but after he went on Fox to speak his mind with Tucker Carlson, he's not getting paid anymore - because he's fired.

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Ontario Helicopter Crash, Saskatchewan Plane Crash, Homeless Robot, Delilah Saunders, Net Neutrality, PEI Newsmaker, Polar Bear Hunt and more

Two different crashes, two different outcomes. All 25 passengers survive when a plane goes down in Northern Saskatchewan -- but a helicopter crash in Southern Ontario kills four.

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Alabama: Black Women Vote, Norway FM, Huge Penguin, NK Prison System, Slavery College, House of Commons Poem and more

Arc of Jones. Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore to become the new Senator from Alabama -- and the state owes its un-Moore-ing to one key group of voters: black women.

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Gillibrand Tweets, Labrador Mayor, Pacifier Dog, Cat Person, NB Thrush, No Fly List and more.

Offender-in-chief. On Twitter, Donald Trump viciously attacks Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand -- but our guest says all the name-calling has backfired, and improved the Senator's name recognition

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Site C, Alabama Vote, Penny Rounding, Jerusalem: Tzipi Livni, Climate Pollution, Polar Bear Folo

Damming with faint praise, or loud criticism. Over the strenuous objections of environmentalists, Indigenous leaders, and landowners, the BC government announces that the Site C hydroelectric dam will go ahead.

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Jerusalem Watcher, Polar Bear Video, Sam Seder, Eclipse Damage Study, Potted Meat and more

Everyone saw this coming -- but no one knows where it ends. After U.S. President Trump officially names Jerusalem the capital of Israel, there's a predictable explosion of violence -- but our guests can't predict what's next.

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Syria Child Deaths, County Clerk, Trip Advisor Shed, Irish Shipwreck, AFN MMIWG Vote and more

Pain by numbers. A new study estimates that 17,000 children have been killed in the war in Syria; that's a quarter of all civilians killed -- and our guest fears the true number could be much higher.

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Jerusalem Announcement, Borutski Sentence, California Wildfire, Plus-Size Marathoner, Brexit Critic and more

Donald Trump called it "very fresh thinking". It's not: more than one president has proposed naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the past -- it's just that the current one has brashly gone ahead and done it.

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IOC: Russia, Irish Border, Academic Harassment, Bears Ears, NS Book Event, Victoria Cross Auction and more

Casting the "nyet" wide. The International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing at next year's Games -- but our guest, a Russian sports reporter, says that, when it comes to denying wrongdoing, the Kremlin will stay on track.

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Hamilton Good Samaritan, Roy Moore Church, Toronto Backdrop, HIV Non-Disclosure, Text Message Anniversary and more

Insult to injury. After a nineteen-year-old Good Samaritan is shot and killed in Hamilton, Ontario, one witness is questioning the actions -- and inaction -- of the paramedics who arrived to treat him.

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Michael Flynn, Maori Broadcast, Cobra Bite, NB Land Claim, Space Cat Folo, Migraine Study and more

The Flynn edge of the wedge. Former national security advisor Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI, which means he's cooperating with Robert Mueller's investigation -- which may mean trouble for the rest of the President's team.

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Ian Bush Case, Sexual Harassment Folo, Xavier Forearm, Toronto Stage Collapse, Mollusk Museum, Anthony Senerchia Obit and more

A hidden agenda, exposed. Ian Bush has already been convicted of 3 murders -- and as an Ottawa jury considers another conviction, newly-revealed evidence shows a familiar name on one of his "hit lists": our own Carol Off.

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Trump Tweets: Labour MP, Garrison Keillor, New Zealand Blue Cheese, War Crimes Suicide, Matt Lauer, Calgary Public Art and more

From tweetstorm to tweet-hurricane. After U.S. President Trump shares anti-Muslim videos posted by a far-right leader in the UK during his morning Twitter tantrum, British politicians signal their disgust with the irresponsible signal-boost.

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Trudeau Apology, Bali Volcano, Hymie Sckolnick Obit, Project Veritas: Watcher, Coral Study and more

A belatedly sorry state. Prime Minister Trudeau apologizes for this country's history of persecuting LGBTQ citizens -- 21 years after the death of the last Canadian who did prison time for being gay.

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ICC: Canada Afghanistan, Marlene Bird Obit, Harry Potter, Papers Closing, Bad Sex Award, Yuko Ogata and more

Violent partner. The International Criminal Court plans to investigate U.S. and Afghan agencies for possible abuses in Afghanistan -- but our guest believes Canada's role should be considered as well.

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