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VE DAY: 70TH ANNIVERSARY

VIDEO: Harper honours vets at ceremony in Netherlands

Doing the right thing comes with a price that must be paid, the PM says at an event marking the 70th anniversary of Europe's liberation.

  • You can walk away from your mortgage (if you live in Alberta), but should you?

    Handing over the keys to the house and walking away from your mortgage, called 'jingle mail,' was a defining act of the American housing crisis. The problem is it can happen here, namely in...

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  • Born under gender-equal succession rules, but life won't be a fairytale for UK's new princess

    William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess Charlotte has a younger brother, he won't overtake her in line to the throne. The experience of Kate — and, even more, of the baby's late grandmother, Princess Diana — suggests the level of interest the princess can expect.

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  • Get ready for a (short-lived) 85-cent Canadian dollar

    From the economy to politics to corporate earnings, this is a big week for financial markets. It begins today with a handful of first-quarter corporate results, and then gathers steam, climaxing with duelling jobs reports in Canada and the United States on Friday.

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  • Toronto man killed in Louisville while visiting for Kentucky Derby

    A Toronto man visiting Louisville for the Kentucky Derby was shot and killed in what appeared to be a robbery attempt, local police say. Scott Hunter, who worked as a bartender at the House on Parliament on Parliament Street, was visiting the area with a friend for the famous horse race. Louisville police have arrested and charged three people in connection with Hunter's slaying.

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  • ‘Throwaway ticketing,’ the controversial money-saving trick that airlines don’t want you to know about

    Scott Keyes is an expert when it comes to getting the best possible price for airline tickets. The reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books “How To Fly For Free” and “How To Find Cheap Flights" is so good at it that he has planned a world trip that will take him more than 20,000 miles to 13 countries, all for free. When Business Insider spoke with Keyes, he said one of his favorite hacks for getting cheap flights was taking advantage of "throwaway tickets," something that many fliers have never even heard of before.

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  • This Hack For Hiding an Ugly AC Unit Is Genius! (3 photos)

    If you have a love-hate relationship with your wall-unit AC, this clever camouflaging tip will change your life. Mara from Design Evolving figured out a way to eliminate this megaeyesore while still reaping the cooling benefits. Her secret? A creative

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  • McDonald's reset to change structure, cut costs, boost franchises

    The anticipated video announcement by CEO Steve Easterbrook left investors hungry for specific details on how the world's biggest restaurant chain would try to improve consumer perceptions of food quality and slow service. "I will not shy away from the urgent need to reset this business," said Easterbrook, who took the helm on March 1, following one of McDonald's most dismal years on record. "Judging by the immediate investor reaction, there appears to be more of a 'prove it' sentiment among investors, rather than an full embrace of Mr. Easterbrook's plan," Miller Tabak & Co analyst Stephen Anderson said in a client note.

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  • Justin Bieber's New Haircut Revealed: Are You Loving His Look?

    Is this the end of Justin Bieber‘s baby ponytail? After leaving us all waiting way longer than we wanted to, Bieber finally revealed that new chop he’s been hiding. The singer debuted his shorter, asymmetrical cut on Instagram Thursday, and it kind of reminds us of the the classic David Beckham cut — long on top, shorter on the side. Last week, Bieber had our hair change alert sensors on high when he left Nine Zero One’s salon with a towel over his head.

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  • Deadly Thai Accident

    Sat, May 2:A BC family is finding themselves in a very costly jam. Their son and brother got into a deadly accident just hours after landing in Thailand. Now his relatives are scrambling to get him home -- while also compensating the victims. Jordan Armstrong has details.

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  • Net loss! Dragon forced to tear up tennis court hidden on giant estate

    When you’ve got a sprawling 200-acre home in the country, finding room for a tennis court doesn’t usually present too many problems. There has even been speculation that his error only came to light when eagle-eyed staff spotted the court nestled in a wood thanks to an aerial shot on Google Earth.

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  • Torii Hunter offers apology, explanation for tweet about Floyd Mayweather

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter created an unexpected — at least in his mind — uproar on Saturday night when he tweeted that what Floyd Mayweather does in the ring is strictly business, and what he does outside the ring is non- essential or should have no impact on how Mayweather the fighter is viewed.

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  • Hundreds of kids stay home to protest Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum

    A parent-led campaign to keep children home from class in protest of Ontario's new sexual-education curriculum gained early traction on Monday as at least one school reported that nearly all of its students were absent. Ryan Bird, a spokesman with the Toronto District School Board, reported that at least one of the city's elementary schools had an absentee rate of more than 90 per cent on the first day of the campaign, which was largely organized through Facebook. Bird said Thorncliffe Park Public School was reporting that 1,220 of its 1,350 students were not in class, adding that about 100 parents had turned up to stage a protest outside the building.

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  • Calgary house sales drop 22% in April

    The number of houses sold in Calgary in April fell by 22 per cent from the previous year, as declining opportunities for work and falling consumer confidence hit hard. Calgary house sales in the first three months of 2015 dropped by 33 per cent. At the same time, there was a flood of new listings as Calgarians tried to sell properties before the impact of low oil prices took hold. "With fewer buyers making purchase decisions and improved selection for resale, new home and rental property, sellers have been either adjusting their expectations on price or delaying their plans about when to list their home," CREB president Corinne Lyall said in a news release.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown Update: Doctors Say Slim Chance Of Recovery For Aspiring Actress

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, who has remained unresponsive for over three months, has only a slim chance of recovery, neurological experts have reportedly claimed. The 22-year-old’s grandmother Cissy Houston had said last month that Bobbi Kristina’s condition might never improve, while her father, Bobby Brown, has said that she had shown signs of improvement. Changes in Bobbi Kristina’s condition may come more slowly and physical therapy would depend on her “level of consciousness,” Dr. Mark Liker, a neurosurgeon with Dignity Health’s Northridge Hospital Medical Center in California, told Extra TV. Some doctors also reportedly claimed that medical experts may be able to keep the aspiring actress in a relatively stable condition, but without any real progress.

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  • From faith to fear: Alberta election winds down with Tories in a dogfight

    Alberta voters deliver their verdict Tuesday in an election campaign born out of faith, now climaxing in fear. It was supposed to be a 28-day victory lap for Premier Jim Prentice, who called the election a year earlier than mandated by law with 70 of the 87 legislature members in his Progressive Conservative tent. Political analysts say if Prentice wins majority government it will not be because of his campaign, but despite it.

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  • One couple's breathtaking holiday snaps are making everyone jealous

    Charlotte Durgeat's backside and and Jesson Vedel shirtless upper body are on regular display in glamorous photos taken in their homeland of Tahiti and the places they have visited around the world.

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  • Isis has claimed responsibility for Garland shooting in Texas

    A senior FBI official has identified one of the Garland gunmen as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation.

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  • This guy cashed in his frequent-flier miles for an $18,000 suite on a Singapore Airlines flight — here's what it was like

    First class can be plenty luxurious, but it's nothing like Singapore Airlines' iconic Suites Class. Travel blogger Derek Low recently cashed in his frequent-flier miles to purchase an $18,125.30 round-trip ticket in Suites Class, and thankfully he took lots of gorgeous photos of his journey.

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  • Writer makes 'thin' and 'fat' dating profiles to see which men prefer

    Yvette Caster, 33, from London, created two profiles on free online dating site, OKCupid, using pictures of herself at different times of her life, where her weight has fluctuated.

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  • Arkansas waitress shocked by $2,000 tip

    Loran Lopez, 19, is a part-time waitress at Logan’s Roadhouse in Fort Smith, Arkansas. While working the Tuesday lunch shift last week, the University of Arkansas -Fort Smith student handed a regular customer a $278.55 bill. At the computer, Lopez saw that the customer had added a $2,000 tip.

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