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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.

  • Vancouver police officer smashes driver's window when he refuses to step out

    The testy exchange caught on video shows the unidentified driver opening his window just a crack and infuriating the police officer by not stepping out of the vehicle when he was told to do so. The mystery motorist, who calls himself Bodhi Sattva on YouTube, posted that he was physically assaulted and traumatized by the arrest and was found not to be impaired. According to the Vancouver police, the incident — which happened in November — resulted in the driver being charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession for the purposes of trafficking and obstructing a police officer.

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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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  • Men are going nuts over Lululemon's 'anti-ball crushing' pants

    Lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevintold investors during a call Thursday that this innovative garment was a driving force behind the 16 per cent same-store sales increase the company experienced last quarter. A poorly-received charitable partnership with the Dalai Lama, shopping bag messages that appeared to discourage customers from wearing sunscreen, and Wilson’s plans to build an enormous dock on his waterfront B.C. property despite complaints from neighbours further damaged the company’s public image.

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  • 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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  • Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

    By Tom Käckenhoff DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus A320 on Tuesday and deliberately steered it into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board. "Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors," said the prosecutors' office in Duesseldorf, where the co-pilot lived and where the doomed flight from Barcelona was heading.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • David Charron dies in plane crash in Montana

    CBC News has learned the names of a Chestermere couple involved in a fatal plane crash on Thursday afternoon in a mountainous area of Montana. David Charron, 56, was the pilot and died on impact. “The lady said that they had that indicator that went off that said they were about to have a collision, so they turned, but they were in the clouds so they started taking out trees and crashed,” David Wendt, under-sheriff at the Meagher County Sheriff's office, told CBC News.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Engineering students put out fire with sound waves

    Engineering students Seth Robertson, 23, and Viet Tran, 28, from George Mason University in Virginia invested about $600 of their own money into developing a “somewhat portable” device that can put out fires with low-frequency sound waves. Tran explained to the Washington Post that sound waves are “pressure waves, and they displace some of the oxygen” and at the right frequency, those waves can separate the fire’s oxygen from the fuel. “The pressure wave is going back and forth, and that agitates where the air is.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pennsylvania man’s get-well card from father contains winning lottery ticket worth $7 million

    While Joseph Amorese was recovering from hernia surgery last month, his father sent him a get-well card. Inside was a scratch-off Lottery ticket. While receiving a lottery ticket from his father was nothing new — his retired father frequently sends him tickets — receiving a winning one was: the ticket was a $7-million winner in the “Golden Ticket” game (after taxes, the total prize is about $4.6 million).

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