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Trump's top diplomat to Canada begins job today amid tense trade talks

Kelly Craft begins her job as U.S. ambassador to Canada today at a time of delicate diplomatic talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement. The former Republican fundraiser was sworn in by Kentucky governor and longtime friend Matt Bevin in August, and formally assumed her post after presenting her credentials to Gov. Gen. Julie Payette at Rideau Hall in Ottawa this morning. Craft, the first ...

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Mattis praises Philippines progress against militants

CLARK, Philippines –  U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, paving the way for a visit next month by President Donald Trump, congratulated the Philippine army for its successes against militants in the southern city of Marawi. The U.S. and the Philippines are decades-old treaty allies, but the relationship has been rocky in recent years. One point of contention under President Barack ...

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Busting superfoods: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. It’s the opposite of a placebo effect; nocebo is the perception of negative side effects from a benign “medication” in a blind trial. And now a new study suggests that expensive medicines can seem to create worse side-effects than cheaper alternatives. Analyzing Quebec’s Bill 62 A ...

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Virginia middle school ends its football season early after racially charged video

A Virginia middle school football team’s season ended early after a racially charged video surfaced.  (Stock photo) A Virginia middle school’s football team abruptly ended its season Friday after school officials learned that some players made a racially insensitive video. The video, which was posted on Snapchat, reportedly showed white players from Short Pump Middle School in a Richmond suburb ...

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Ontario hands over last piece of land for Rouge National Urban Park, but skeptics remain

More than three decades of work by environmentalists, activists and local politicians culminated Saturday with a major transfer of provincial land to complete the nearly 80-square kilometre Rouge National Urban Park in east Toronto.  All in all, Ontario officially handed over its interests in 22.8-square kilometres of land to Parks Canada, which oversees all national parks in the country. The move ...

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Long-term future of Bombardier's other commercial aircraft unclear, analysts say

Bombardier’s strategic C Series partnership with Airbus should put it on stronger financial footing but it remains unclear what fate awaits its other commercial aircraft. The Montreal-based transportation company remains burdened by more than US $9 billion of debt and wants to regain its leading position in the high-margin business jet market. That starts with completing the Global 7000 next ...

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