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Baltimore Judge refuses to drop charges against 6 police officers in Freddie Gray's death A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.
CBC.ca | Sep 2, 2015 10:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Anti-Tory comments disappear from Harper's sponsored Instagram posts Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has become the first federal party leader to advertise on Instagram, but many of the comments on his first three sponsored posts have disappeared.
CBC.ca | Sep 2, 2015 8:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Divorce selfie' reaction surprises Calgary couple A Calgary woman says she is shocked that a smiley photo she posted of her and her ex-husband minutes after they signed their divorce papers is getting so much attention.
CBC.ca | Sep 2, 2015 8:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How many trees are there on Earth? Estimates were way off, study finds Scientists say previous estimates of how many trees there are on Earth were way off. That's the good news. But there's bad news too.
CBC.ca | Sep 2, 2015 8:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger separate, but remain 'best of friends' Canadian music stars Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have announced their separation.
CBC.ca | Sep 2, 2015 7:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Extremely unusual circumstances,' forced previous Tory deficits, Harper says The issue of deficits again takes centre stage on the campaign trail in the wake of Statistics Canada's confirmation that the country fell into recession in the first half of the year.
CBC.ca | Sep 2, 2015 7:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Photos of drowned Syrian boy spark debate on social media ethics On social media this week, wedged between selfies and posts about breakfast, are extremely graphic images of dead Syrian refugee children, their bodies washed ashore. One image in particular, of a tiny boy, has sparked an ethical debate: Does this go too
CBC.ca | Sep 2, 2015 6:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Social media pokes fun at Harper with names for new campaign plane Conservative Leader Stephen Harper unveiled his campaign plane on Tuesday, but it doesn't have a name yet. Social media responded with suggestions in no time, using #NameHarpersPlane.
CBC.ca | Sep 2, 2015 4:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Stock markets higher amid break from bad news about China's economy Stocks in North America halted their rout on Wednesday, anticipating a reprieve from bad news about China as its markets will be closed for the next two days.
CBC.ca | Sep 2, 2015 3:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran nuclear deal survives as Democrats clinch enough Senate votes Senate Democrats have clinched the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory.
CBC.ca | Sep 2, 2015 2:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend