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Conservatives need to set boundaries in niqab debate

Results from a new poll suggest that the Tory government should be wary of letting the debate extend beyond citizenship ceremonies.

  • Canadian runner Daundre Barnaby dies in swimming accident at national team camp

    Canada's track and field team has lost one of its most promising young sprinters. Daundre Barnaby, who competed for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics, died in a swimming accident at a national team training camp in St. Kitts on Friday. "He was a very nice guy, he had 'peace love and unity' as his slogan for the team," said Peter Eriksson, Athletics Canada's head coach.

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  • George Clooney, Wife Amal Alamuddin Make More Renovations to UK Mansion: See the Gigantic Property!

    Perfecting their love nest!  George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin are in the midst of a rigorous renovation project for their English countryside mansion, Us Weekly has learned.  PHOTOS: Amal's best style looks The couple's 9,000 square-foot

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  • Pregnant B.C. TV meteorologist  calls out the bullies for fat shaming

    Sometimes, people suck. That’s not news.But a British Columbia meteorologist has sparked a revolt against the haters by speaking out on Global BC’s newscast about rude emails she’s received as she continues her full-time job on-air through her second

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  • Vancouver house sells for $567K over listed price

    A Vancouver real estate agent who has just sold a home for $567,000 over its published listing price says that underlisting is an accepted selling strategy in the real estate market. "If the product's right, the timing's right and the inventory is right, it's the right strategy," Paul Eviston told CBC News. Sitting two blocks west of Main Street — both a physical and psychological divide — the home is in an area where prices often exceed $2 million, but the selling price was still a record high, Eviston said.

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  • Taraji P. Henson apologizes to police department, officer, over racial profiling allegation

    Actress Taraji P. Henson has apologized to police in the Southern California city of Glendale for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son. Henson posted a statement on Instagram Friday afternoon, hours after the Glendale Police Department released video of a traffic stop of the actress' son that showed the officer respectfully dealing with the 20-year-old. "A mother's job is not easy and neither is a police officer's," Henson wrote on the social networking site.

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  • German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for crash blamed on co-pilot

    Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. To avoid liability, a carrier has to prove that the crash wasn't due to "negligence or other wrongful act" by its employees, according to Article 21 of the 1999 Montreal Convention. Germanwings is a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

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  • The Emotional Moment A Germanwings Pilot Reassured His Passengers That He'd Get Them Home Safe

    A passenger on a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Cologne shared her experience in this incredible Facebook comment.

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  • Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court

    By Massimiliano Di Giorgio ROME (Reuters) - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge. Kercher's family said Meredith, who died aged 21, risked being forgotten. The Court of Cassation threw out the second guilty verdict to have been passed on Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the lethal stabbing, saying there was insufficient evidence to convict either of them.

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  • Phil Kessel tussles with David Booth in practice skirmish (Video)

    Phil Kessel doesn’t like getting hit by David Booth in practice. Yes, Phil Kessel went from Bruce Banner to Hulk in a Maple Leafs practice Friday in the above video. Let us dissect Kessel’s form, shall we?

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  • Raven Symone Is Very Confused, Says She's From "Every Continent in Africa and Europe"

    That’s…so wrong. Raven Symone is confused. While talking with E! News’ Alicia Quarles, the That’s So Raven alum talked about her ancestry, but unfortunately, she seems to misunderstand the definition of “continent” versus “country.” ????????????????????

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  • Video reveals baby clapping in the womb as parents sing nursery rhyme

    In this incredible video of an ultrasound scan, the 14-week-old foetus appears to clap its hands together, as mum-to-be Jen Cardinal sings If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands.

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  • School administrators make Sunshine List

    The 10 highest paid administrators in Windsor’s two school boards took home a combined $1.8 million in 2014, according to an analysis of Ontario’s sunshine list by the CBC. The sunshine list is a record of all of Ontario’s public employees who earned more than $100,000 in the last fiscal year. Paul Picard, the director of education for the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board and Erin Kelly, the director of education for the Greater Essex County District School Board were both each board’s highest paid employee.

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  • Fiancee of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez discusses money, gun at murder trial

    Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial. Shayanna Jenkins was called by prosecutors after being granted immunity, which means she was ordered to testify by the court or face time behind bars. Jenkins, Hernandez's high school sweetheart and the mother of his 2-year-old daughter, appeared to be a reluctant and careful witness, pausing for long periods before answering and saying she couldn't remember details of the time surrounding the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating her younger sister.

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  • U.S.-Canada relations: Keystone has cooled an already frosty relationship

    On its logic, Keystone really is a no-brainer. Added to Keystone was the endless legal tangle over building another international bridge at Windsor (now started after years of obstructive delay) and the still unresolved question of paying for its U.S.-side customs plaza.

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  • Jell-O, that jiggly dessert famously favored by Bill Cosby, could get the ax: analyst

    Like its once-revered spokesman, Bill Cosby, the Jell-O brand has seen the value of its brand erode precipitously. In the aftermath of the announcement that Kraft Food Group Inc. KRFT, +4.81%  and H.J. Heinz Co. will join forces, Morningstar senior analyst Erin Lash suggested that the Jell-O brand could be on the chopping block as 3G Capital Partners casts a critical eye on the Kraft portfolio. Jell-O is an iconic brand, and one that Kraft’s vice president of corporate affairs, Russ Dyer, said the company still hopes to leverage. “Jell-O is, with more than $500 [million] in annual sales, [owns] leading share position in the ready-to-eat and dry packaged desserts category, and extremely strong brand awareness and equity,” Dyer said in a statement to MarketWatch.

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  • Plane with nobody aboard crashes at Nipawin, Sask.

    A plane with nobody aboard crashed in a field near Nipawin, Sask., and sure enough, nobody was hurt. An initial investigation revealed the pilot tried to “prop start” the plane by standing in front and spinning the propeller by hand.

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  • Patti Stanger: "I Was There That Night Mario Singer Cheated" on Ramona

    Caught in the act! Patti Stanger inadvertently snagged a front-row seat to the downfall of Ramona and Mario Singer's 22-year marriage when she witnessed him hitting on another woman at a party in the Hamptons back in 2013. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, March 26, the Millionaire Matchmaker star told host Andy Cohen that she saw Mario's alleged infidelity firsthand. "I was there that night he cheated," Stanger, 53, dished.

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  • Grieving mother says she warned Waterford staff her son was suicidal

    The mother of a man who died at the Waterford psychiatric hospital in St. John's earlier this month says she pleaded with staff to keep a very close watch on her son because he was threatening to take his own life. Joanne Calhoun told CBC News Friday that her son's death could have been avoided if her warnings had been headed. The incident became public Thursday after Eastern Health announced it had terminated three employees at the Waterford following a death on the hospital's forensic unit.

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  • Woman whose recording led to sale of LA Clippers testifies of love for ex-owner, hate for wife

    The woman whose recording of Donald Sterling cost him the Los Angeles Clippers was forced Thursday to answer questions about recordings in which she and the billionaire discussed how to hide a house he bought her. Several of the 500 recordings V. Stiviano made during a nearly four-year relationship with Sterling were played in Los Angeles Superior Court in his wife's lawsuit to reclaim millions of dollars he lavished on the younger woman. Donald Sterling foresaw the trouble the gifts posed for Stiviano, pointing out in one recording that they were community property — owned jointly by him and his wife of nearly 60 years.

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  • Strathcona sex assault heroes hailed for their courage

    Residents in the Strathcona neighbourhood where a woman was brutally sexually assaulted are sharing their appreciation of the men who helped rescue the woman and tackle and hold her alleged assailant.

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