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  • You'll Love Seeing Princess Charlotte's Debut Side by Side With George's

    Princess Charlotte made her long-awaited debut on May 2, less than two years after her older brother, Prince George, was born. Like with Prince George, Kate Middleton and Prince William introduced their daughter to waiting crowds outside of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. The entire event, from Kate going into labor to the official birth announcement and the initial reveal, was so similar to George's that we had to look at both royal babies' arrivals side by side.

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  • Real estate woes: The secret lives of house-poor Canadians

    It's a little bit of a house of cards that could fall down at any time," she says. The family is house poor, or as Edgerton puts it, "house rich and cash poor." They live in Lachute, Que., about an hour outside of Montreal, far from the housing hot zones of Toronto and Vancouver. Edgerton estimates she and Camus spend 43 per cent of their combined income paying down their $418,000 mortgage and covering other fixed housing expenses.

    CBC
  • Toronto seduction coach defends his work after threatening video draws police attention

    Toronto police are investigating after a man posted a video to YouTube this week threatening violence against women after his “pick-up” efforts were rejected. Shawn Marshall, who was initially working on the case now referred to another department, said it’s the first time he’s dealt with the growing subculture of “pick-up artists” but not necessarily a first for the Toronto Police Service. According to Metro News, the video shows a young man in downtown Toronto reacting after he was rebuffed by a woman. The story states the video, now pulled offline, shows him saying: “She deserves to f**kin’ like stabbed and cut up into tiny pieces for that s**t… Like, I would f**king take her and her boyfriend and all her f**king friends down.

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  • First Nations $300M federal housing fund builds just 99 homes

    A $300-million aboriginal housing fund created by the Conservative government is falling far short of its promise of creating thousands of new homes on reserves that desperately need dwellings. A CBC News investigation has found the First Nations Market Housing Fund helped build just 99 homes to date and is nowhere near meeting its ambitious target of 25,000 privately owned dwellings by 2018. "Frankly, it's taken us a little longer than anticipated," says John Beaucage, chair of the fund's board of trustees.

    CBC
  • Winnipeg woman helps save dog from hot car, gets cold shoulder

    Winnipeg's Cassandra Esslinger says she does not think the owner of a dog she helped rescue from a hot car on Sunday learned a lesson. Esslinger was walking through the parking lot of Buffet Square near Kingsbury Avenue and McPhillips Street on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. when she heard barking. Esslinger says even though it was early evening, the temperature outside was still very warm.

    CBC
  • U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threat

    An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the U.S. military said. Air France flight 22, traveling from Charles de Gaulle Airport, landed safely in New York, officials said.

    Reuters
  • Indianapolis police: Former teenage death row inmate Paula Cooper dead from apparent suicide

    A U.S. woman who was once the nation's youngest person on death row but whose sentence was eventually commuted to a prison term was found dead in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Indianapolis police said 45-year-old Paula Cooper was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound outside a residence. Cooper had been released from prison about two years ago, after the Indiana Supreme Court set aside her death sentence and gave her a 60-year prison term.

    The Canadian Press
  • Shaquille O'Neal swears he'd be 'a Laker to this day' but for Karl Malone's 2004 knee injury

    Despite the troubling (to say the absolute least) rape allegations against Kobe Bryant, despite Shaquille O’Neal’s stated demands for a contract extension, Shaq’s clear weight issues, and the obvious and simmering tension between the two players, the Los Angeles Lakers came out of the 2003-04 regular season going great guns. Coach Phil Jackson would later write that he didn’t think his team’s early good fortune was sustainable, but the Lakers were running at 20-5 when forward Karl Malone hurt his left knee in a collision with Phoenix’s Scott Williams. The future Hall of Famer played terrific basketball in the postseason as well, scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds in one close-out game against Houston, before yet another knee injury curtailed his output and before eventually sidelining him for the Lakers’ final game of the season – a Finals-clinching loss to Detroit.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Nick Merkley's 2 goals pace Kelowna Rockets to Memorial Cup rout of Rimouski

    Birthday boy Nick Merkley showed why he is highly touted for the NHL draft with two soccer-inspired strikes, helping the Kelowna Rockets look like a reasonable facsimile of a Memorial Cup favourite during a 7-3 rout of the Rimouski Océanic. Merkley and the Rockets, betraying not a whit of desperation after losing their opener, authored three-goal runs in each of the first two periods in front of a Colisée crowd of 6,981. Merkley, who is NHL Central Scouting's No. 23-ranked North American skater, scored on the Rockets' first shot of the night 52 seconds into the contest.

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  • Girl, 16, on the run with man three times her age 'has dyed her hair'

    A teenage girl missing for more than a week after disappearing with a man three times her age may have dyed her blonde hair black to hide from police. Fears were today growing for Kaylie Hatton, 16, from Sidcup, south-east London, who disappeared from her home after a row with her grandmother about her relationship with Fred Finch, 51.

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  • Rob Ford discharged from hospital after cancer surgery

    Ford underwent surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital on May 11 to remove a cancerous tumour in his abdomen. The procedure went as expected and doctors removed all the existing growths without causing damage to any internal structures, according to Dan Jacobs, Ford's chief of staff. Just an hour after he was discharged, a smiling and thinner Ford appeared at city hall and spoke to reporters.

    CBC
  • Keep, Don't Kill: 9 Weeds to Welcome (10 photos)

    One man's weed is another man's best friend. That's certainly true for many of the weeds that are found in backyards around the country. While some gardeners labor to rid their patches of earth of any stray stem or sprout, they might do well to live and

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  • Florida woman released after 9 nights in jail in long-running fight over son's circumcision

    A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son's circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars. Heather Hironimus, 31, posted bond and was released at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, jail records show. Hironimus and her 4-year-old-son's father, Dennis Nebus, have been warring for years over whether to have the boy's foreskin removed.

    The Canadian Press
  • Andrei Arlovski knocks out Travis Browne in Fight of the Year candidate

    For being former roommates, Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne fought like bitter enemies on Saturday night at UFC 187. The fight didn’t even make it out of the first round as former heavyweight champion Arlovski scored a first-round TKO over Browne and took one step closer to a career resurgence that just a few years prior seemed unthinkable. Arlovski has now rattled off three consecutive victories since his return to the UFC, toppling foes Brendan Schaub, Antonio “Bigfoot” Sivla, and now his former teammate at Jackson-Winklejohn in Browne.

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  • Little girl throws tantrum in front of Obama at the White House

    The Commander-in-Chief raised his hands in a gesture of helplessness as little Claudia Chaudhary pounded out her frustrations on the White House carpet at a Passover event in April.

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  • Maritime homes susceptible to more infestations after rough winter

    Dave Holland, Braemar Services pest control expert, joined Maritime Noon to discuss how to turn the tide against invading ant armies. Carpenter ants are attracted to moist, damp areas, and can do damage to your home.

    CBC
  • Former teacher not guilty of sex charges

    Mon, May 25 - A former Saskatchewan teacher has been found not guilty of the sexual exploitation of a former student. Meaghan Craig says Erin Osmond walked out of court Monday a free woman.

    Global News
  • Anti-Semitism in Malmö reveals flaws in Swedish immigration system

     "A Jew, I cannot believe that you cannot be a Jew in Sweden!" says Siavosh Derakhti. Cultural tension in the town has been building for years, much of it directed against the new immigrants, but anti-Semitism has also been rising. The Simon Weisenthal Center in Los Angeles issued a travel advisory to Jews in 2010 – don't go to Malmö.

    CBC
  • Jenner Did NOT Have Surgery

    A report surfaced on Tuesday claiming that Bruce Jenner had undergone full gender reassignment surgery, but a source told Access Hollywood otherwise. Radar reported that Jenner had surgery three weeks ago and is now legally considered a woman, but a source close to Jenner told Access this is not true. In Jenner's sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer which aired in April, he said, "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I am a woman," but clarified that he had not undergone gender reassignment at the time.

    Access Hollywood
  • 'Corner Gas' actor, CBC writer Mike O'Brien dies of cancer

    Mike O'Brien, a longtime CBC comedy writer and an actor who played a recurring character on "Corner Gas," has died of cancer. O'Brien mixed humour and pathos in chronicling his four-year illness on his blog The Big Diseasey and had posted a meditation about faith — or lack thereof — just hours before his death. "(He) was not only an amazing actor but a great friend," Schwartz said in a statement.

    The Canadian Press