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Indiana's new anti-gay law prompts calls for boycott on Twitter Businesses and entertainers are vowing to pull events out of Indiana after the governor signed a bill into law that gives business owners the right to refuse to serve gay and lesbian customers.
CBC.ca | 3 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Don Murray: Just how far right will France's corruption-weary voters go? It's election season in France, spring is blooming and so are investigations into political fraud. Sunday's local elections could see if corruption-weary French voters really want to take a chance on Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front.
CBC.ca | 4 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Astronaut twin study could help trip to Mars: Bob's blog American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend a year aboard the International Space Station. Meanwhile, Kellys identical twin brother Mark will be monitored on the ground in the first twin study of its kind.
CBC.ca | 4 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Apple CEO Tim Cook will give away his fortune before he dies Apple's CEO Tim Cook says he will donate virtually all of his $1 billion personal fortune to charitable causes in his lifetime.
CBC.ca | 5 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Stupid human tricks' lead to apology from navy Lt.-Cmdr. Sean Batte of HMCS Prevost Naval Reserve in London, Ont., has condemned the actions of reservist diver Curt Brown, who used a GoPro camera to film himself riding ice floes on and diving in the St. Clair River in Sarnia last weekend.
CBC.ca | 5 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Year-long space mission blasts off today: 5 things to know An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth today and move into the International Space Station for an entire year. Here are 5 things to know about the mission.
CBC.ca | 6 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Amsterdam area hit by power outage, halting trains, trams and planes Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and surrounding towns.
CBC.ca | 8 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
U.S. Senate approves military spending boost, cuts to health care in budget Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.
CBC.ca | 10 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Fibre optic cable battle: Smaller players want in on Big 3 networks Bell, Rogers and Telus have been upgrading their networks to fibre optic technology, but consumers are discovering that if you want that high-speed cable coming directly into your home, you have to go with the company that laid the line.
CBC.ca | 10 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Facebook, New York Times deal could change the news biz In a scoop about itself this week, the New York Times reported the paper will give up some of its precious website traffic to Facebook, a move that some media observers call a power shift in the digital publishing landscape.
CBC.ca | 10 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend