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The Tragically Hip's big show, Olympics wrap up in Rio and a deadly quake in Italy: The week in pictures From the closing ceremony at the Summer Olympics to the discovery of an Earth-like planet on the star next door to the Hip's emotional show in Kingston, here's the week in pictures for Aug. 20-26.
CBC.ca | Aug 27, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Barack 'Fauxbamas' muse about their futures as Obama's presidency ends As bookings start to slow down for some of them, four of Barack Obamas best-known impersonators reflect on where their careers go next, and how resembling America's first black president changed their lives.
CBC.ca | Aug 27, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump's doctor took 5 minutes to pen report dubbing candidate's health 'astonishingly excellent' Donald Trump's personal physician told NBC News he needed just five minutes to write a glowing public assessment of Trump's health as a limousine waited to carry the letter back to Trump.
CBC.ca | Aug 27, 2016 01:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'This is not OK': N.L. newspaper uses front page to blast sexist 'trolls' The St. John's Telegram which calls itself the People's Paper used its front page Friday to respond to recent online harassment of one of its female journalists.
CBC.ca | Aug 27, 2016 12:20 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
McDonald's Happy Meal mistake, and Rio's poor Olympic ROI: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP From more details on how the Fort McMurray fire keeps burning red ink, to some valid questions about the costs of Canada's gold, silver and bronze medals, it was a colourful week in business news. The CBC's Jacqueline Hansen gets you caught up on the week
CBC.ca | Aug 26, 2016 10:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
36 coffins in a gymnasium: An Italian town mourns its earthquake victims In the Italian town of Ascoli Piceno, 36 coffins laid out in a cavernous gymnasium bear the remains of some of the more than 280 people who died in Wednesday's earthquake.
CBC.ca | Aug 26, 2016 9:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Janet Yellen, Jackson Hole and the anti-Davos A fishing hole in the middle of Wyoming might not be the first place that leaps to mind when one thinks of venues for major world economic conferences, but the bucolic scene of Jackson Hole is just that. Once a year, the global elite descend on the area t
CBC.ca | Aug 26, 2016 8:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
KFC denies secret chicken recipe has been revealed KFC says a recipe published in the Chicago Tribune is not authentic. But that hasn't stopped rampant online speculation that one of the most legendary and closely guarded secrets in the history of fast food has been exposed.
CBC.ca | Aug 26, 2016 5:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Discus thrower sells Olympic medal to help 3-year-old with eye cancer Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a three-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer.
CBC.ca | Aug 26, 2016 4:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The burkini is an option, not oppression, say those opposed to ban The recent court decision overturning one French town's ban on the burkini is unlikely to put the debate about the body-concealing swimwear to rest. Some of those who have decried the ban say all the controversy won't stop women from wearing what they wan
CBC.ca | Aug 26, 2016 4:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend