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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.

  • 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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  • NFL impacts on the CFL draft go well beyond sole draftee Christian Covington

    This weekend's NFL draft played out in about the best possible way for the CFL. Of all the Canadian players NFL teams were reportedly interested in, only one, Rice defensive tackle Christian Covington, was actually taken in that draft. While being picked 216th overall (by the Houston Texans) puts Covington ahead of the rest of the Canadians hoping to get to the NFL, it still doesn't assure him of much.

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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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  • Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle releases its guacamole recipe

    Good news, Chipotle fans! You no longer have to pay extra for Chipotle’s guacamole. In fact, it’s pretty much what you’d expect from a guacamole recipe: avocados, lime juice, red onion, cilantro, salt and some finely chopped jalapeño. “We know that you know that guac is extra, but have you ever thought about what makes it so delicious?” Chipotle wrote on their website.

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  • Find the Fair Price on Plus-Size Dresses

    Always know the best time to buy! Find amazing savings on dresses from Adrianna, Calvin Klein and many more top brands.

  • 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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  • The new princess has been named; she is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    The new princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, royal officials said Monday. The princess is the second child of Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

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  • Canadiens' Prust alleges ref Brad Watson insulted him in Game 2 against Lightning

    Brandon Prust is no stranger to heated altercations. Prust was at the centre of controversy after Tampa Bay's 6-2 walloping of Montreal in Game 2 on Sunday. The Canadiens forward alleges referee Brad Watson insulted him repeatedly in the game's first period after he took a roughing penalty.

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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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  • May 1: Police carding – and other letters to the editor

    Letters to the Editor should be exclusive to The Globe and Mail. Re New Chief Tells The Black Community He Won’t End Carding – April 30: Toronto’s new police chief, Mark Saunders, says he won’t end carding, as it “takes two sides to make this happen” and that if the other side isn’t willing to participate, “all is lost.” What, exactly, is being lost? There’s no doubt now that Toronto’s first black police chief’s true colours are showing, and they seem to be 50 shades of blue. Mark Saunders is clearly playing to the chorus of the police union in the loft.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wal-Mart laid off 2,200 workers, then told them to avoid chocolate and alcohol

    Wal-Mart abruptly closed five stores earlier this month and laid off more than 2,200 employees in the process. The company said it closed the stores because of severe plumbing problems that, in addition to other potential upgrades, could take as long as six months to fix. Wal-Mart denies those claims.

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  • Wynne’s green scheme could deal massive blow to Ontario and Canada

    Ontario’s Green Energy Act offered so-called “feed-in rates” almost four times existing electricity rates for wind and more than 10 times for solar power. Like bees to honey, wind and solar companies rushed in.

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  • Mayweather wins unanimous decision over Pacquiao in the richest fight ever

    The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn't the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights, cementing his legacy as the best of his generation.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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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  • Missing Dutch skiers' dog Kimnik found alive in High Arctic

    Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo were on a two-month scientific study of ice thickness north of Resolute Bay when they disappeared. An RCMP search and rescue effort was called off Thursday, with police saying the men likely drowned. RCMP spokeswoman Yvonne Niego said the territory's protection services stop at search and rescue, and recovery options for the pair's gear and dog were a "grey area," casting the fate of the animal, strapped to a sled in the High Arctic, into question.

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  • Kevin O'Leary: General Motors is screwing Ontario, politicians are to blame

    Fearing the big U.S. auto makers would collapse under the weight of the financial crisis, Ottawa and the Ontario government sunk US $13.7-billion into the largest corporate bailout in Canadian history. BNN commentator Kevin O’Leary has a different take after General Motors of Canada Ltd. announced it’s ending production of the Chevrolet Camaro at its Oshawa Ont. assembly plant as of Nov. 20. “Basically Ontario tax payers got screwed. O'Leary believes Canadians essentially gifted billions to the auto industry, guided by short-sighed politicians jockeying for re-election by promising to protect high-wage jobs without any guarantee that their investment into the auto sector would produce long-term employment dividends.

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  • How DOES an Avon lady earn £170,000 for a 20-hour week?

    It emerged last week that Gail Reynolds, a 43-year-old mother of three who left school without a single qualification, had pretty much hit the jobs jackpot.

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