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U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on a Somali-born congresswoman Friday while reversing his previous criticisms of a North Carolina crowd who chanted "Send her back," defending them as "patriots" while again questioning the loyalty of four Democratic lawmakers of colour.

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The federal government will roll out a simplified application form for the Canada Child Benefit this month — just as it gets a bump in value — after hearing about barriers for newcomers and Indigenous people who are eligible but don't go through the paperwork needed to get it.


In the latest step in the battle between Kawhi Leonard and Nike, the shoe giant has filed a countersuit against the former Toronto Raptors star over his continued use of the “Klaw” logo.


There's good news for anyone who has decried the new mortgage stress test rules, as the hurdle set up by Ottawa to save borrowers from themselves just got a bit lower.

Banned Words Berkeley

The city of Berkeley, Calif., voted unanimously this week to replace about 40 gender-specific words in the city code with gender-neutral terms — an effort to be more inclusive that's drawing both praise and scorn.

Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese

Australian police have confirmed that a young man found dead with a young woman along the Alaska Highway earlier this week is the son of a senior New South Wales officer.

Mistastin Lake crater

Police have released the ages and home provinces or states of the seven people involved in a plane crash earlier this week at a remote Labrador lake.


During a heat wave, it can feel like you're being trapped by rising temperatures on all sides — and that's basically what's happening to the air in an event that has become known as a "heat dome."

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Quebec's new law on religious symbols makes minorities feel like they don't belong in the province, says Jagmeet Singh, and he wants to be the one to lead opposition to the legislation in Ottawa.

Law enforcement raid and shut down of CAFE dispensary on Harbord Street in Toronto

They get raided by police and within hours are back in business. Toronto's CAFE, a plucky chain of pot shops, was built by a notorious fraudster and a Lamborghini-driving, Gucci-loving ex-wrestling champ, among others — though who runs it now isn't exactly clear

Earns Twitter

Twitter's decision to ban former Ontario teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd from its platform earlier this week has once again sparked accusations against the company that it unfairly targets certain groups or individuals.

Short-armed centrifuge

In what sounds like something straight out of science fiction, researchers are testing out a form of artificial gravity to counter the physiological hazards of weightlessness astronauts experience in space.

Dennis Oland

Dennis Oland has been found not guilty of second-degree murder at his retrial in the death of his father Richard Oland, eight years to the month after the multimillionaire was bludgeoned to death in Saint John.

Apollo 11 LEM landing

From developing the most powerful rocket in the world, to building computer memory, to designing the first craft that would operate solely in space, the Apollo missions were a tsunami of ingenuity.

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Britain said Iran's seizure of the British oil tanker Stena Impero — as well as a Liberian-flagged vessel that was boarded by armed personnel — in the Strait of Hormuz was unacceptable and called for freedom of navigation in the Gulf.


The federal government has agreed to set aside $900 million to settle class-action lawsuits from Armed Forces members and defence employees who allege rampant sexual misconduct in the military. 


In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the idea of "conservation vacations," as well as the unseen benefits of climate action.


U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to distance himself from supporters' chants of "Send her back" after he criticized Somali-born Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar at a rally in North Carolina.

Zhebin Cong

Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling on the Ontario government to launch an independent review of the case of Zhebin Cong, the man found not criminally responsible in a 2014 stabbing death who was able to leave the country this month.

Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 mission took humans to the moon, capturing imaginations worldwide and sparking a new era of discovery. CBC News is looking back this week at the landmark mission, considering its impact on the world today and exploring Canada's role in the new space economy.

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An Ontario man plans to file a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after a dispute with a gas station attendant over his guide dog led to him being arrested.

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Mill cutbacks in British Columbia are still happening, but West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. said Friday that the worst of the pullback is behind it.


According to Carol Bellringer, B.C.'s surplus is $7.2 billion rather than the $1.5 billion reported by Finance Minister Carole James yesterday.

Beetles Dying Forests

Wildsight, a conservation group, worries a private logging company is cutting down endangered whitebark pine trees.

Surrey-Langley SkyTrain route

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond said a full-length Surrey-Langley SkyTrain would cost $3.12 billion but only $1.6 billion is currently available. 

Alex McKechnie

Vancouver's Alex McKechnie, assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors, is bringing the Larry O'Brien trophy to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame on July 23.

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The B.C. government has released its annual list of the province's highest paid public sector employees, with executives from Powerex, UBC and BC Hydro holding the top three spots.

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Movement across the Lions Gate Bridge will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic Saturday night as crews prepare for months of maintenance work on the bridge.


There's good news for anyone who has decried the new mortgage stress test rules, as the hurdle set up by Ottawa to save borrowers from themselves just got a bit lower.

Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese

Australian police have confirmed that a young man found dead with a young woman along the Alaska Highway earlier this week is the son of a senior New South Wales officer.

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Chiefs who gathered in New Westminster, B.C., to commemorate an Indigenous leader's wrongful trial and execution 154 years ago say they see signs of reconciliation from the federal government — but their struggle for recognition continues in the courts.

Campground Closed Bears

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service said 3,200 bear sightings have been reported since April. Last year, there were 4,500 reported sightings in total.

Lyle Reimer

Lyle Reimer says he's always felt like an outsider growing up. Now that he's found his voice, he hopes his avant-garde art will help others feel like they are understood.


For all the drama over departing councillors, the real question is whether senior levels of government will approve the things the coalition has staked its political capital on.


Swimmers are going to have to wait even longer to dip their toes into Richmond’s new $80-million pool facility as investigators work to figure out what caused a mysterious leak. 

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Thursday marked two years since the NDP took power in British Columbia — with John Horgan being sworn in as premier on July 18, 2017 — and there has been no shortage of storylines to follow since.

Aleka Esa-Bella Scheyk Gonzales

Henry Thomas, 51, has pleaded guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life for a two-year-old under his care. Aleka Esa-Bella Scheyk Gonzales died after she was poisoned by snake venom.

Zebra mussels on Lake Winnipeg

The Okanagan Water Board is renewing its call to the province to implement stronger inspection programs for watercraft coming into B.C., after discovering that between April 1 and July 5, there were 10 vessels intercepted carrying the adult invasive species.

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The province has eliminated its operating debt for the first time in four decades.

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A peeved BC Ferries passenger is accused of keying two strangers' vehicles on board a vessel earlier this month because their honking car alarms bothered his dog, according to police.

Sports News

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Rangers Jets Trade Hockey

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba, who they acquired from Winnipeg in a major off-season trade.


The Edmonton Oilers have dealt Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames for fellow veteran forward James Neal.


In the latest step in the battle between Kawhi Leonard and Nike, the shoe giant has filed a countersuit against the former Toronto Raptors star over his continued use of the “Klaw” logo.

25 years ago: Dennis Park butchers O Canada at CFL game in Las Vegas

Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of Dennis Park's infamous rendition of the Canadian national anthem before the Las Vegas Posse's first CFL home game on July 16, 1994.

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A negotiating team for the city has forged a "tentative agreement" with the Calgary Flames on building a new arena to replaces the NHL team’s aging home rink, a council member says.


Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday.


The NFL will not suspend Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill under its personal conduct policy in a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son.


It has brought Dennis Casey Park plenty of fame and notoriety and even led to him meeting his wife.


Vincent Riendeau secured a spot for Canada at next summer's Olympics in Tokyo at the world aquatics championships on Friday in Gwangju, South Korea.


Mitch Marner's summer has already included wakesurfing tricks and throwing a big-time charity event. What's yet to materialize for the restricted free agent winger is a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Vancouver Olympics Freestyle Skiing

Freestyle skiing champion Alexei Grishin of Belarus selling medals to raise money to fund a "serious operation" needed by a person close to him.


Exactly one year ago Thursday, the Toronto Raptors agreed to trade DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. Now, the all-in nature of the move has inspired the rest of the NBA to follow suit.


The Toronto Wolfpack, led by veteran Josh McCrone, have only lost one game all season and are eyeing promotion to the Super League. Standing in their way? Playoff rugby. But first, Toronto needs to finish off their regular season, including games against Widnes and Bradford.


Seattle's NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated Press.

The Breakdown: Andre De Grasse walks you through a 100m race

The 100m seems to go by in a flash, but 3-time Olympic medallist walks you through all of the different things that can happen within only 10 seconds or less on the track.


In 2016, Penny Oleksiak came out of nowhere to win four medals at the Olympics. In 2017, Kylie Masse broke the women’s 100-metre backstroke world record. In 2018, Taylor Ruck tied an all-time world record with eight medals at the Commonwealth Games. It’s 2019. Who’s next? It could still be Ruck.


Canadian marathoner Lanni Marchant, who needed only two races in her comeback from hip surgery to remember how much fun it is to compete, is running pain-free for the first time in years and may attempt to reach the Olympic standard later this year.


Canada's Andre De Grasse will be focused on running a fast opening 30 metres in the men’s 100 at the Müller Anniversary Games on Saturday (, 9 a.m. ET) that his coach says is needed to close the gap on the world’s elite sprinters.

Fake McDavid signature

Connor McDavid's name — or at least his fake signature — is being used by an unscrupulous vendor seeking to profit from the superstar's fame, Edmonton police say.

Lanni Marchant is ready to run without pain

After recovering from a potentially career-ending injury, Lanni Marchant is ready to run again on the world's biggest stage.

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