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Seattle CEO who set firm's minimum wage to $70G says he has hit hard times
The Seattle CEO who reaped a publicity bonanza when he boosted the salaries of his employees to a minimum of $70,000 a year has fallen on hard times following the decision.
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Sah-ry, eh' We're in the midst of the Canadian Vowel Shift
The old vowels are 'oot'Canadians are changing how we speakthough none of us are noticingLinguists might know why.
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CommentEnvironmental | 6:10 PM on Monday
U.S. President Barack Obama announces even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected.
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CommentSports | 3:59 PM on Monday
The National Baseball Congress has suspended using batboys and batgirls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game.
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CommentMisc CDN | 3:57 PM on Monday
Police are investigating after a man was seen committing an obscene act to the National War Memorial. Officers say bystanders saw the man climb the statue and begin the lewd activity late Sunday night.
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CommentMisc CDN | 3:56 PM on Monday
Environment Canada has confirmed that a tornado touched down in southwestern Ontario on Sunday, when a band of intense thunderstorms rolled through the province.
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CommentLifestyle | 12:37 PM on Monday
Less than a month after an online bully attributed Serena Williams' sixth Wimbledon win to her being 'built like a man', Ronda received similar criticisms about her frame being too muscular.
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CommentMilitary | 12:09 PM on Monday
When Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez attacked the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center on July 16 with a handgun and an assault rifle, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tim White opened fire.
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CommentLaw & Order | 12:27 AM on Monday
Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol.
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CommentPolitical | 6:16 PM on Sunday
An exclusive poll commissioned for CTV News appears to contain bad news for Stephen Harper’s Conservatives. Two in three respondents agree it is “time for a change in government.”
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CommentMisc CDN | 3:00 PM on Sunday
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power. Analysts say the election is a toss
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CommentMisc World | 2:20 PM on Sunday
State-run agencies and semi-official websites run articles in effort to discredit Ahmed Shaheed
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CommentSports | 1:24 PM on Sunday
A database of doping test results leaked by a whistle-blower reveal that one third of medals at the Olympics and World Championships held in the 21st century/this century were awarded to athletes with suspicious test results.
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CommentScience | 1:13 PM on Sunday
Just about everyone can agree that mosquitoes are an irritating part of the summer months.
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CommentHealth | 1:11 PM on Sunday
After meeting the stem cell donor whose act of kindness saved his life, Alan Dickeson was left speechless.
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CommentSports | 1:07 PM on Sunday
TORONTO - A pair of Ontario college students is facing a tough crowd as they try to design an audible hockey puck that can be used by visually impaired players.
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CommentMisc CDN | 1:04 PM on Sunday
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. — Crews have been forced to halt air operations on a wildfire burning near West Kelowna, B.C., due to multiple drones flying overhead.
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CommentFunny | 12:54 PM on Sunday
HitchBOT, a friendly hitchhiking robot has been destroyed while on a trip across the United States. HitchBOT was designed by a team of Canadian researchers as a social experiment to explore the relationship between humans and technology.
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CommentBusiness | 12:52 PM on Sunday
A lonely East Texas highway at 3 a.m., a man with a gun, an armadillo. What could go wrong? Only a head wound -- to the gunman, KLTV reports.
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CommentPolitical | 12:44 PM on Sunday
Black Lives Matter Toronto aims to make Canadians face the realities of how black communities are still affected by systemic racism
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CommentBusiness | 12:43 PM on Sunday
Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the collapsed MtGox Bitcoin exchange, over the disappearance of about $390 (£250 million) worth of the virtual currency, local media said.
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CommentMisc World | 12:40 PM on Sunday
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a new book called “Palestine,” a 416-page screed against the Jewish state.
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CommentMisc World | 6:29 AM on Sunday
A wing flap that washed up on the beach of an Indian Ocean island has been verified by French authorities and others, including Boeing, as being from a Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines said on Sunday.
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CommentMisc World | 4:19 PM on Saturday
Hamad Said journeyed more than 2,000 miles from Sicily to Birmingham at a cost of €76 - around £53 - with French and Italian authorities simply waving him through en route to the UK.
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CommentUncle Sam | 12:14 PM on Saturday
A wife furious at her husband for not voting, ran him over in a Gilbert, Ariz. parking lot, according to police. The East Valley Tribune reports that, on Saturday night, Holly Solomon, 28, was argu
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CommentPolitical | 10:53 AM on Saturday
Trump claims 'Hillary is giving confidential, top-of-the-line secrets to Huma ... who's telling her husband, who's a deviant and now works for a public relations firm.'
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CommentHealth | 10:48 AM on Saturday
Rapid development and testing of drug may bring current epidemic in west Africa to an end and control future outbreaks, experts say
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CommentUncle Sam | 10:46 AM on Saturday
Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.
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CommentMilitary | 10:41 AM on Saturday
POLICE are warning the families of British troops to stop sharing their personal details online after Islamic extremists sent a death threat to a soldier’s wife.
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CommentLifestyle | 10:38 AM on Saturday
The married gay couple, who are white, said they had been left frantic with worry about the boy's future, and blamed the authorities for focusing on his ethnicity 'rather than his best interests'.
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CommentMilitary | 10:37 AM on Saturday
Division 30, group of US trained moderate rebels in Syria, attacked by al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra, with five killed following abduction of commander
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CommentTech | 10:34 AM on Saturday
William H. Merideth, 47, from Kentucky has been charged with first degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment after shooting at and destroying the $1,800 gadget.