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January 15, 2013

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The CIA and Homeland Security want to delete almost all their emails

Usually, deleting emails is a no-fanfare, one-click affair -- but not when you're the Central Intelligence Agency or the Department of Homeland Security. Both agencies have recently submitted proposals to the National Archives ...
by Mariella Moon
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A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Lawyer

Not your grandma's humane society; Animal Justice's non-profit wing launched their charter campaign last week, saying it would "ensure animals are treated as sentient beings instead of mere property, would guarantee the rights ...
by kate@smalldeadanimals.com
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Canucks down Devils behind Miller’s second shutout

Ryan Miller made 20 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Vancouver Canucks blanked the New Jersey Devils 2-0 in NHL action Tuesday night.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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One of Sony’s first ‘new’ ideas is a smartwatch that’s all e-ink

Sony's first idea to be born out of its new built-in "venture style" plan to create new products and impress, well, you and me, is apparently a combination of its e-ink reader tech and a smartwatch device. According to people f...
by Mat Smith
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If you’ve ever wanted a video-based contacts list, now’s your chance

Tired of just having static pictures to visually guide you through your contacts list? If so, you're in luck. A new app for iOS brings video updates to said collection of names and numbers so "you can see what all your friends ...
by Billy Steele
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Thousands of Canadians rally in solidarity with Ferguson

Canadians rally in solidarity with Ferguson
by Anonymous
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Reader Tips

Tonight, as a special treat for all you long-neglected yodelling fans, we deliver the yodelliest song of them all: the Dirndl aus Bayern Jodel, mit vielen bunten fotos. The comments are open, as always, for your Reader Tips....
by cittern9@gmail.com
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Seguin scores a pair as Stars extend Oilers’ losing ways

Here in the Big D, the Edmonton Oilers had very little D. Tyler Seguin, who has 17 goals in 22 games and 10 in the last nine games, scored once on a breakaway deke where he was all alone for about six steamboats and another whi...
by Vancouver Sun - Sports
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Vaughn Palmer: Botched firings in health ministry, and now a tainted review

The B.C. Liberal government review of those botched firings in the health ministry is looking like a bit of a botch itself, after the statement Tuesday from the man who presided over the firings. Former deputy minister of healt...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Red tape stalls help for injured veterans

One in five Canadian veterans suffering from a mental illness and injury is being forced to wait more than eight months before the government approves a request for help, Canada’s auditor general says.
by Vancouver Sun - News
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HBO teams up with Tencent to sell its TV shows in China

China's strained relationship with the concept of intellectual property is one of the reasons that you can buy a local copy of a Range Rover Evoque for a third of the price. That's one of the reasons why western businesses are ...
by Daniel Cooper
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The Wire Troll: Marcel Reece Be With You

McCown is not a claim and start type player but he is a quality backup. If defenses ever solve the Mike Evans puzzle, McCown has Vincent Jackson and maturing TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins<...
by Josh Johnson
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The real Burnaby protests

The rest of the media didn’t catch the violence and racism on Burnaby mountain. Is it because they didn’t want to report the truth?
by Ezra Levant
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Who are the Burnaby protesters?

Who are the Burnaby protesters and why doesn’t the media party cover them?
by Ezra Levant
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Stop bringing children to protests!

A child therapist is warning parents protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline that they shouldn’t encourage kids to defy court orders.
by Ezra Levant
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NDP on attack after problems revealed in probe of botched Health Ministry firings

An investigation into the firing of eight Health Ministry researchers in 2012 has turned into a sham, critics charged after revelations that interviews have not been done with the official who fired the employees or with the fi...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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by Tess Kalinowski - Transportation reporter
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Kane scores two power-play goals, Jets beat host Blue Jackets 4-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Evander Kane scored two power-play goals, as the Winnipeg Jets held on to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Tuesday night. Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd both had a goal and an assist, […]
by Vancouver Sun - Sports
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Statement from the Canada Revenue Agency – Accidental disclosure of taxpayer information to the media

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) confirms it accidentally disclosed confidential taxpayer information to a reporter
by Canada News Centre - National News
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DeSmogBlog: “I Hate That Oil’s Dropping”: Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

Outgoing Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) chairman Phil Bryant — Missisippi’s Republican Governor — started his farewell address with a college football joke at IOGCC‘s recent annual ...

by Steve Horn
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Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson explains why he shot and killed Michael Brown (with video)

The September testimony he delivered to the grand jury, released Monday after a prosecutor announced that Wilson would not be charged, provides the first and most detailed account directly from Wilson of Brown’s shooting.
by The Province - News
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All the evidence available to the Grand Jury deciding whether or not to charge Darren Wilson

Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Michael Brown, said he feared for his life while fending off punches from the teen, and again seconds later after a brief pursuit was reversed, and Brown came aft...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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15 people arrested after eight-month drug investigation

Fifteen people were arrested Monday following an eight-month drug investigation conducted throughout Hamilton, Toronto, and the Halton region.

The investigation began in April, Halton police said Tuesday, with Halton&...

by Anonymous
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Surrey driver who killed senior at bus stop granted full parole after serving four months in prison

A Surrey man who drove his car into a bus stop and killed an 83-year-old man five years ago has been granted full parole. Gurjit Singh Dhillon was convicted in B.C. provincial court in Surrey in November 2012 of dangerous drivi...
by The Province - News
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Daniel Alfredsson to announce retirement in Ottawa on Dec. 4

Alfie’s coming home for one last time.
by Vancouver Sun - Sports
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Pew Research: You know the internet, but you might not ‘get’ it

Given how ubiquitous smart devices are, one might think that, overall, people would have a pretty comprehensive knowledge of tech. That isn't exactly the case. According to a recent Pew Research survey, 60 percent of the repres...
by Timothy J. Seppala
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Photos: Ferguson decision inspires second day of protests

In Ferguson, Missouri and across the U.S. on Tuesday, protesters headed out into the streets for a second day of rallies in response to a grand jury’s decision not to charge the police officer responsible for killing Mich...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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Justice in Ferguson? When a mountain of evidence might be too much

Legal experts pored through 4,799 pages of testimony and evidence released publicly by St. Louis county prosecutor Robert McCulloch
by The Province - News
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Johnson: Stamps look to stop electrifying Banks

VANCOUVER — When Brandon Banks latches onto a punt, those gents pounding down the field from the opposite direction in hot pursuit of their quarry? They’re what’s known as the run-for-cover team. Understand, t...
by Vancouver Sun - Sports
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‘Mommy shot': Woman shot and killed by toddler

Mother shot and killed by toddler
by Anonymous
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P.K. Subban top vote-getter after first week of fan voting for all-star game

NEW YORK — Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban was the top vote-getter after the first week of fan voting for the 2015 NHL all-star game in Columbus on Jan. 25.
by Vancouver Sun - Sports
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Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin dig at the NFL after fine of Marshawn Lynch

RENTON, Wash. — With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teamma...
by Vancouver Sun - Sports
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Use of charitable donations for executive pay ‘questionable,’ B.C. health minister says

Health Minister Terry Lake said Tuesday he has concerns about the “questionable” use of charitable dollars to boost the pay level of a BC Cancer Agency executive. Lake was responding to a Vancouver Sun story that re...
by Vancouver Sun - News
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BlackBerry offers up to $550 if you ditch your iPhone for a Passport

If the industry based its grades solely on effort, there's no doubt BlackBerry would be among the first top spots. Now, whether or not those efforts are actually effective, well, that's a completely different story. Since its n...
by Edgar Alvarez
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NDP MP tells story behind sex accusation against Liberal

NDP MP tells story behind sex accusation
by Anonymous
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Scott’s DiaTribes: Quick question/poll

Is Julian Fantino (Minister of Veteran Affairs) the worst Cabinet Minister in the Harper Conservative government right now? That’s saying something in this government, but some folks are now openly asking if he should ...

by Scott Tribe
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Aeneas Williams — GOOD PEOPLE ARE UNITING IN FERGUSON … To Rebuild the City

It's not all chaos and violence in Ferguson -- there are scores of good people hitting the streets to help repair and rebuild after last night's unrest ... and NFL legend Aeneas Williams is leading the charge. We spoke wit...
by TMZ Staff
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Toronto public school gets pro-active on mental health


How do you calm your nerves when you’re only 9 year...

by Anonymous
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DON HUNT, FIDEL CASTRO AND ME

WE HAD A LOT OF FUNWish Don Hunt, the inscrutable but genial giant, had told me about playing catch with Fidel Castro. I would have told him about getting drunk with Fidel while smoking Cohibas as we stood and teetered  on...
by John Downing
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