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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.

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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Judge in California orders ex-husband of actress Kelly Rutherford to return children to US

    A judge has ordered the ex-husband of actress Kelly Rutherford to return their two children to her over concerns that a custody order was violated. Rutherford, who starred on "Melrose Place" and "Gossip Girl," filed an emergency petition on Friday stating that her ex-husband has petitioned a court in Monaco to change the citizenship of their 8-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. In response, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas ordered that Daniel Giersch must return the children to the United States pending a court hearing on June 15.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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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  • London student in jeans, tank top sent home for breaking dress code

    ​A London, Ont., teen says she was sent home from school for wearing ripped jeans and a tank top to class on Monday. "They just said that what I was wearing was not appropriate for school and that I should not be able to be seen in school until I change," said Anderson. Anderson said she's not a troublemaker and, at the time, accepted what the vice-principal told her to do.

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  • Taylor Swift: Life's 'Not That Hard'

    It turns out being one of the world's biggest pop star isn't all that difficult – at least, according to Taylor Swift. In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw, the singer explained that embarking on a world tour "is not that hard. "Sometimes I really don't think it's that hard at all," the singer, who is in the midst of her "1989" World Tour, continued.

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  • Bets against Canadian dollar take dramatic turn as speculators run for cover

    Bets for and against the Canadian dollar have taken a notable shift, turning to the bullish side of the ledger for the first time since last September. According to the latest report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, bets on the loonie have shifted to a small net long position of $355-million (U.S.), a move of almost $690-million from a week earlier. This has occurred as the loonie gained strength along with the rally in oil prices and a more optimistic message from the Bank of Canada that suggests, at this point at least, that another rate cut is not in the cards. "Details are somewhat concerning however, as we note the paring back of risk to both sides, hinting to broader uncertainty and a lack of conviction on the part of bulls," Bank of Nova Scotia currency strategist Eric Theoret said of the latest CFTC report, which was released on Friday with numbers as of last Tuesday.

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  • 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
  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

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  • RCMP warn of online sex scam that ends in blackmail

    The New Brunswick RCMP are warning people about getting involved in an online sex scam that results in them being blackmailed. "There are all kinds of online fraud scams out there and we are asking people to take measures to protect themselves.

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  • Student bodybuilder turns mental illness tragedy into triumph

    An Atlantic Veterinary College student hopes to raise not just money, but also awareness of mental health issues, as she fundraises for a national bodybuilding competition. In Oct. 2013, Elizabeth Moses's mother took her own life after a long battle

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Former NHL enforcer pleads guilty to assault, three driving charges in B.C.

    A former NHL enforcer has pleaded guilty to an assault charge and three charges of driving while prohibited in separate incidents last year in Kamloops and Merritt, B.C. Rudy Poeschek's case will be back in court on July 2 to set a sentencing date. Poeschek played for the New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning and St. Louis Blues over his 12-season career that ended in 2001.

    The Canadian Press
  • Wealthy Toronto residents don't want neighbours with sub-million-dollar condos

    It all started with a Toronto Star article Monday profiling a group of residents concerned about a four-storey, 80-unit building that has been proposed on Keewatin Avenue, in the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. "I'm really concerned about my property value going down," Lisa Goodwin told the Star. The residents have banded together, calling themselves the Density Creep Neighborhood Alliance.

    CBC
  • Jim Hynes wins $2M jackpot on scratch ticket

    It's been a lucky year for lottery players in Newfoundland and Labrador. Jim Hynes, from St. Philip's, is $2 million richer after winning a jackpot prize on a $200 Million$ Extraordinaire Scratch 'n Win Ticket. Hynes said he celebrated his birthday on Sunday and won $60 on a scratch ticket, so he went back and bought three more.

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