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Accused murderer Jeffrey Wade Chapman wants 'murder' neck tattoo removed before trial
A man with the word 'MURDERprominently tattooed on his neck has been accused of killing a man and now he wants the inking removed before his trial.
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World's smallest deer that's more like a 'mouse' born at a Spain zoo
“It is no larger than a hamster.The world's smallest deer more like a mouse with a heritage stretching back millions of years has been born at a zoo in SpainThe birth of the mouse-deer brings the number of species in zoos in Europe to 44.
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CommentUncle Sam | 12:12 AM on Thursday
The IRS has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said on Tuesday
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CommentBusiness | 12:07 AM on Thursday
VANCOUVER, April 23 - The Canadian unit of McDonald's Corp has suspended all of its applications under the country's temporary foreign worker program as it undergoes a third party audit on its use.
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CommentHealth | 12:00 AM on Thursday
The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon.
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CommentBusiness | 5:57 PM on Wednesday
Past the towering tridents that survived the World Trade Center collapse, adjacent to a gallery with photographs of the 19 hijackers, a brief film at the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum will seek to explain to visitors the historical ro
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CommentLaw & Order | 1:21 PM on Wednesday
A Canadian man and his British girlfriend have posted video of themselves being robbed at gunpoint in Guatemala as a warning to others touring the area.
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CommentLaw & Order | 1:20 PM on Wednesday
After nearly two decades, an Ontario court has dismissed two lawsuits involving investors who lost millions of dollars in the Bre-X Minerals scandal back in the 1990s.
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CommentScience | 1:20 PM on Wednesday
A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
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CommentMilitary | 12:52 PM on Wednesday
America chose al-Qaeda over Muammar Gaddafi and ignored his offer to abdicate amid civil war, says the Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a group of former top military brass and CIA insiders.
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CommentMisc World | 11:43 AM on Wednesday
Tony Blair will call on Britain today to back “revolution” against anti-Western interests in the Middle East and beyond to combat the growing threat of radical Islam.
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CommentMisc World | 11:21 AM on Wednesday
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison hit back after the regional representative for U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said that Australia's policy of sending asylum seekers to third countries for lengthy detention might violate its treaty obligations.
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CommentHealth | 7:47 AM on Wednesday
The city of Hamilton is putting food allergy auto-injectors into two local food courts this summer as part of a pilot project that could eventually see them placed in every food court and restaurant in the city.
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CommentLifestyle | 7:15 AM on Wednesday
High-risk holiday activities can end up being the furthest thing from a cheap thrill, especially when insurers dismiss a claim following a costly injury.
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CommentTech | 7:04 AM on Wednesday
Google Street View now gives you the option to see what neighborhoods and landmarks looked like at different times in the past.
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CommentLaw & Order | 6:53 AM on Wednesday
The son of a 49-year-old woman who died after she was found in her Orleans home with her throat slashed will face a first-degree murder charge, CBC News has learned.
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CommentPolitical | 6:43 AM on Wednesday
A forthcoming book by Harvard thinker Steven Pinker takes direct aim at the growing amount of bafflegab in academic and political discourse. Journalists might want to duck as well, Neil Macdonald writes.
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CommentHealth | 6:41 AM on Wednesday
Alcohol consumption is linked to an estimated 1,000 to 3,000 new cases of cancer in Ontario a year, including oral malignancies, liver, colorectal and breast cancers, the province’s cancer agency says.
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CommentSports | 6:40 AM on Wednesday
CBC hockey commentator Ron MacLean apologizes for his comment about French-Canadian referees during Tuesday night’s Montreal Canadiens-Tampa Bay Lightning playoff game.
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CommentBusiness | 6:40 AM on Wednesday
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt will announce today new safety rules to prevent tragedies like the one that destroyed part of Lac-Mégantic, Que., last summer. CBCnews.ca will carry her press conference live at 12:45 p.m. ET.
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CommentStrange | 10:35 PM on Tuesday
The letter, mailed in 1969 from Lethbridge, was recently delivered to Anne Tingle’s new home in Calgary, wrapped in a plastic and cardboard with an apology from Canada Post for the damaged condition.
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CommentMisc World | 10:30 PM on Tuesday
Russia has expelled a Canadian diplomat from Moscow, government sources confirm to CTV News, after Canada forced out a Russian military attache earlier this month over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
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CommentHistory | 10:26 PM on Tuesday
An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary.
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CommentBusiness | 10:28 PM on Tuesday
A whistleblower in the auto sales industry says car dealers may be violating customers' privacy rights when they scan licences of propective buyers before they take a test drive.
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CommentSports | 10:22 PM on Tuesday
The Montreal Canadiens swept their way into the second round of the NHL playoffs, but not before the Tampa Bay Lightning made it interesting.
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CommentSports | 1:19 PM on Tuesday
Sponteneous demonstrations will be subject to P6 bylaw
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CommentStrange | 12:56 PM on Tuesday
Prince Fahd bin Sultan is said to have killed 1,977 houbara bustards while on a 21-day trip to Chagai in Pakistan's Balochistan province in January.
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CommentStrange | 11:41 AM on Tuesday
Canada’s middle class appears to be the richest in a new study of incomes in several big countries. The in-depth report published today in The New York Times, which looks at about 20 nations, indicates that Canadians have bumped Americans out of the to
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CommentEnvironmental | 10:57 AM on Tuesday
The 160-metre Halit Bey was en route to Trois-Rivières, Que., from Germany when it ran aground just outside of Quebec City.
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CommentMisc World | 10:29 AM on Tuesday
Gunmen who targeted both children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies — many of those in a mosque — in a provincial capital in South Sudan, the top United Nations top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.
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CommentEnvironmental | 9:38 AM on Tuesday
The Canadian government is downgrading the protection of humpback whales off the coast of B.C. under the Species at Risk Act amid fears that the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline will turn the whales' habitat into a major oil shipping corridor.
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CommentLifestyle | 8:00 AM on Tuesday
A thick ice cover on inland lakes could threaten the opening of the walleye season in northwestern Ontario next month, and that’s causing concern for some tourist outfitters.