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Canada off to best start ever at Sochi Olympics
Canada is off to its best Winter Olympic start ever, with nine medals at the end of Day 4. That eclipses the country's previous best four-day showing, five medals (two gold, two silver, one bronze) at Vancouver 2010.
Military loses $3.1B in Conservative budget
The Defence Department was effectively stripped today of more than $3 billion it had planned to spend on major new military purchases in the near future, in what amounts to the second major setback it’s faced in as many weeks.
Shirley Temple dead at 85
Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died at 85.
Budget Rent a Car under fire for damage bills
More customers of Budget Rent a Car are feeling ripped off and misled after a B.C. franchise group sold them accident “coverage”, then told them they would have to pay thousands of dollars — full price — for damage to their rental vehicles.
Consumer debt snowballs to $1.4T
Canadians' consumer debt load continued to snowball last year, rising nine per cent to more than $1.4 trillion, according to a new survey from the credit rating agency Equifax Canada.
Snowbirds flying team cancels U.S. shows after budget cuts
Canada’s famed Snowbirds aerobatic flying team has been forced to cancel all shows in the United States because of budget cuts. Captain Thomas Edelson, a spokesman for the Snowbirds, said the number of flying hours were cut for the Canadian Forces squadro
Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils
BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police offici
Copenhagen Zoo kills giraffe, Marius, to prevent inbreeding
Saying it needs to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo kills a two-year-old giraffe and feeds its remains to lions as visitors watch, ignoring a petition signed by thousands and offers from other zoos and a private individual to save the animal.
Pet store torched, with 27 puppies still inside
LAS VEGAS — A man accused in Las Vegas of helping a pet shop owner in the city torch her store with 27 puppies inside is expected to face transport in custody from Indiana to Nevada to face multiple felony charges.
It's Official: Clay Aiken Running for Congress
Former American Idol star Clay Aiken is officially running for Congress. The season two runner-up announced his candidacy in a video posted on Wednesday. Aiken is running for the House of Representatives seat in North Carolina's second district, looking t
Associates defend man who had gun in school
Dwayne Ferguson spent more than a decade advocating for nonviolence and peace in the streets of Buffalo.He was a well-known face in the movement for the SAFE Act, the state law that made carrying a gun on school property a felony. He was also a familiar p
Feminism's Toxic Twitter Wars
Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement? And whose movement is it?
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