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January 15, 2013

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B.C. politician compares Parliament Hill shooting to pollution legislation

By Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberals are demanding an apology from a New Democrat MLA who compared the shootings on Parliament Hill to B.C. government legislation on pollution. Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard K...
by Postmedia News
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Dubai selling fun, sun and plastic surgery to wealthy vacationers in new medical tourism bid

By Aya Batrawy Dubai, the emirate known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the Middle East’s plastic surgery market with plans to attract half a million medical tourists in...
by Associated Press
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Forward!

Transformation underway;...
by kate@smalldeadanimals.com
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Kristin Cavallari — Don’t Give Up on the Chicago Bears!!!

The Chicago Bears are NOT a lost cause ... despite the fact they've lost 3 out of their last 4 games ... this according to Jay Cutler's wife. Kristin Cavallari was arriving at an event at the Mondrian hotel in L.A. la...
by TMZ Staff
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How Close Are We to a Quicksilver Film? And More Age of Ultron Details!

James Spader explains why Ultron's humor is what attracted him to the part. Ridley Scott's The Martian is attracting the best cast we've seen in a while. Adam McKay's itching to return to the Marvel universe. Check out a FitzS...
by Katharine Trendacosta
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Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

ONCUPINAR, Turkey – The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour’s drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. ...
by Anonymous
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Breaking down barriers to a good night’s sleep

We’re constantly being reminded of the importance of getting enough sleep each night. And yet for many of us, such an ostensibly simple goal can sometimes seem impossible. Why is it that so many of us struggle to get the ...
by David Kates
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Photos: Duchess Kate glows in crochet black dress

Duchess Kate, who seems to have shaken her morning sickness, stepped out Thursday in a stunning black crochet dress by Temperley London. The duchess attended a gala dinner and reception for Action on Addiction at L’A...
by Anonymous
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Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday. Police say another officer who...
by Staff
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Two collisions in west end Ottawa trap victims in vehicles

Emergency crews were busy tending to two separate collisions in the city’s west end on Friday morning. Firefighters, police and paramedics responded to the first “high speed motor vehicle collision” in Nepean ...
by Anonymous
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Ebola lands in New York City

A New York City doctor who was volunteering in Africa with doctors without borders has become the first case in the metropolis
by Associated Press
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Enbridge insists Line 9 design is safe

CALGARY – Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) insists in a regulatory filing that its design for the Line 9 pipeline through southern Ontario has the right shut-off valve configuration to minimize the risk to waterways and reservoirs...
by Staff
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YouView boxes finally granted the BBC’s new iPlayer and red button features

The BBC's extensively redesigned iPlayer has been gradually lumbering its way onto different compatible devices since it was first launched earlier this year. YouView's hybrid Freeview/IPTV set-top boxes have, until now, been ...
by Jamie Rigg
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Video: Man shot dead by New York police after officers attacked with hatchet

NEW YORK – New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens. At a news...
by Staff
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Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

Twitter reigns. Or so says the Queen of the British Empire who tapped out her first 135-character tweet today from the opening of an exhibition at the Science Museum in Central London. It is a pleasure to open the Information [...
by Bloomberg News
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by The Associated Press
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First private mission to the moon blasts off aboard a Chinese rocket

A Chinese Long March rocket has blasted off for a lunar flyby today, bringing with it a spacecraft for what claims to be the first privately funded mission to the moon. This spacecraft (attached to the rocket's upper stage) is...
by Mariella Moon
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Cry-Baby of the Week

After a two-week break, it's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:

Cry-Baby #1: The cast of La Traviata at the Opéra Bastille...

by Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
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Chef’s Night Out at Night + Market Song

Chef's Night Out at Night + Market Song
by Anonymous
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I.Q. 83, Arthur Herzog’s Ode to the Stupidity Plague, Will Be a Movie

It's taken 20 years to finally get some steam, but Charlie Kaufman's been hired to do an entirely new draft and the plan is for Steve Carell to star. And you have to admit: Carell can totally pull off a man becoming progressiv...
by Katharine Trendacosta
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Man killed after attacking rookie cops with hatchet


NEW YORK-A New York City police officer who suffered a...

by The Associated Press
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DeSmogBlog: How Traditionalist Hayek Feared Science Would Lead to Socialism

Margaret Thatcher’s intellectual love affair with the economist Friedrich von Hayek continued despite divergent views on the importance of science, rationality and truth…

Margaret Tha...

by Anonymous
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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Baba Yetu

Featuring the Cape Town Youth Choir Filed under: Music Tagged: Choral Music, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude
by The Arbourist
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New Brunswick Speaker to be named today

FREDERICTON – The new Speaker of the New Brunswick legislature will be named today. The governing Liberals want Chris Collins for the job. But the Opposition Progressive Conservatives say they won’t support Collins,...
by Staff
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Better Toronto transit starts with your vote

Are you crammed onto a subway? Crowded onto a bus? Stuck in your car in traffic? Dodging fenders on your bike? If you want things to get better, here’s what you need to do on Monday: vote. Then after the …
 
 
 

Ready to veg? London’s about to take the VegFest plunge

It’s time to stop vegetating and get vegetarian, say the organizers behind London’s first VegFest. The event, dedicated as all things vegan and vegetarian, happens on Saturday (Oct. 23) at Western Fair District. It&...
by Mike Donachie
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Movies that bend genres featured at imagineNATIVE film and arts festival in Toronto

Those attending this weekend’s genre-bending imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival are going to be be spoiled for choice. Now in its 15th year, the international festival of indigenous-made film, radio and media art ...
by Anonymous
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Malicious ads on major websites held users’ files to ransom

A widespread attack has exposed millions to malware that holds files to ransom. The campaign, which was first detected a month ago, placed fake adverts on websites such as Yahoo, AOL and The Atlantic that installed so-called "...
by Anonymous
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Tunisian forces assault home, killing 5 women

TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man. The state news agency said Friday that one child was wounded as well as a mem...
by Staff
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Development plan divides Simcoe County village


In a rural village in Simcoe County, concerned residents have turned the mu...

by Rachel Mendleson - News reporter
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Olivia Chow shows grit in life and a tough election


In many ways, Olivia Chow’s life has been...

by Linda Diebel - Canada, Politics
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Record everything with this dive-friendly 360-degree action cam

Remember 360fly? The panoramic camera from EyeSee360, which built the panoramic GoPano iPhone lens, has been on the scene since early this year at NAB. Now, the WiFi- and Bluetooth-equipped 360fly camera has been given the nod...
by Steve Dent
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Sweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine

Sweden's military launched the biggest operation since the end of the USSR after reports of a sub in the archipelago near Stockholm.

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China, 21 other Asian countries to launch bank opposed by US

Agreement to launch bank signed Friday in Beijing, while US sees bank as undermining established lenders like the World Bank.

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Doctor who returned to New York City from Guinea has Ebola

The man, who had been treating ebola patients in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders, is the city's first case.

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Morton’s Musings: Agreed facts on a plea may be admissible as KGB statements in other proceedings

R. v. Kanagalingam, 2014 ONCA 727:

[28]       As I have said, a new trial is necessary based on the Vetrovecground of appeal.  Strictly speaking, therefore, it is not necessary to...

by James C Morton
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Can You Name the Horror Movies Depicted In These Minimalist Posters?

Just in time for Halloween, here are ten beautiful minimalist posters for you to both decorate and confound your less-knowledgeable friends with. It's a double-win!Read more...
by Katharine Trendacosta
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