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Smallville actress charged with sex trafficking offence relating to NXIVM group accused of branding women

An actress best known for playing a young Superman’s friend has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped recruit women into a cult-like organization. Federal prosecutors say Allison Mack has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru. Mack, 35, was accused in an indictment unsealed ...

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Avicii, EDM producer and DJ, dead at 28

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old, who was born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement read. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone ...

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Are cures bad for the drug business?

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning.  If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” That provocative question was posed on page 38 of a Goldman Sachs research report on biotechnology called Profiles in Innovation: The ...

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Supreme Court's free-the-beer ruling sparks fears of cannabis trade restrictions

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on interprovincial beer imports has sparked fears that provinces and territories will be free to impose restrictions on cannabis flowing over their borders at a time the industry is in its early stages of growth. In its ruling on the so-called free-the-beer case, the top court said provinces and territories can restrict imports of goods, as long ...

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Grassroots Liberals split on push for Canada to ease reliance on foreign oil

As the Liberal government deals with deep divisions over a western pipeline expansion, grassroots party members are pushing for a long-term vision that relies less on getting oil to market and more on Canada’s energy independence. Delegates at the Liberal convention in Halifax, the unofficial kick-off for the 2019 election campaign, begin to debate 30 policy resolutions on Friday, including ...

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Star U of A researcher Carlo Montemagno supervised nephew as graduate student

The nepotism afforded star American researcher Carlo Montemagno by the University of Alberta extended beyond the hiring of his daughter and son-in-law as a condition of his employment. CBC News has learned Montemagno’s nephew, Kyle Minor, was not only a doctoral student in his uncle’s much-touted Ingenuity Lab at the U of A between 2013 and 2017, Montemagno also personally supervised ...

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