Daily Archives: June 14, 2017

Delve into the Milky Way in this 3.3 gigapixel image of clouds of gas and dust

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has photographed a region in our galaxy 7,000 light-years away that is springing to life with new stars. The highly detailed, three gigapixel image shows three nebulas — giant, pink clouds of gas and dust — lit up by nearby stars.  At the centre of the newly released image is the Eagle Nebula, a region of space made famous by an earlier ...

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'Like Communist China': Brad Trost campaign manager pushes back against Conservative Party

Brad Trost’s leadership campaign showed its might when the Saskatchewan MP came in a surprising fourth in the Conservatives’ hotly contested leadership race. Now, the man who ran Trost’s campaign says he is considering turning that force against the Conservative Party itself, as the conflict over a leaked membership list becomes increasingly bitter. As CBC News first reported, party officials believe someone in Trost’s campaign leaked a Conservative membership ...

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Mayweather-McGregor mega-millions bout set for August: report

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Was Bob Dylan too freewheelin' in borrowing for Nobel lecture?

The whiff of plagiarism is blowin’ in the wind for Bob Dylan. Phrases sprinkled throughout the rock legend’s lecture for his Nobel Prize in literature are very similar to phrases from the summation of Moby Dick on SparkNotes, a sort of online Cliff’s Notes that’s familiar to modern students looking for shortcuts and teachers trying to catch them. The saga began ...

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Steve Scalise, Republican congressman, shot at Virginia ballpark

Steve Scalise, the third highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, was among five people taken to hospital after a shooting at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., involving Republican politicians and officials. Scalise’s office released a statement indicating he was shot in the hip and underwent surgery. “Prior to entering surgery, [Scalise] was in good spirits and spoke to his ...

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Canada-EU trade deal's July 1 target threatened by new cheese dispute

Plans to bring most of Canada’s new trade deal with the European Union into effect by July 1 may be unravelling due to a new dispute over who gets to import EU cheese. Under the terms of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canada has agreed to allow nearly 18,000 additional tonnes of European cheese to be imported tariff free. But CBC News ...

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