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Venezuela's power struggle is set to become a battle of rival bands Friday when musicians — one group demanding President Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid, the other supporting his refusal — perform at both sides of a border bridge where tonnes of donated food and medicine are stored

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Storage of flammable chemicals and overcrowding have continued in the neighbourhood of Old Dhaka, despite calls for change after another devastating fire more than eight years ago, officials and activists say.

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There has been an outpouring of community support for a Syrian refugee family who lost seven children in a house fire Tuesday in Halifax.

Grace Johnston - Winnipeg - Identity theft - marketplace

It starts with what sounds like a promising phone call: For a one-time fee, you can lower the interest rate on your credit card. But the person on the other end of the line isn't with your bank or credit card company. And what they're really after is your identity.

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Ever since Trudeau's unambiguous denial of a question that wasn’t asked, the government’s line on the matter has been consistent and clear: We would like to tell you more, but we simply can’t, because we are choosing not to.

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French laws barring the extradition of its citizens played a role in Canada's decision to stay charges against Father Johannes Rivoire. So why was an Ottawa academic handed over to France based on questionable evidence?

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Attempts to make the Oscars more relevant has upset academy members and led to the series of missteps that illustrate the real challenges of making the awards audience-friendly.

Empire Cast Member Attack

As with past hoaxes that have captured international attention, some people felt something was fishy from the start while others immediately believed the actor’s account. From Balloon Boy to Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochet, here are a few notable hoaxes from recent years.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former principal secretary Gerald Butts was rarely quoted in news articles,speaking to journalists only on background. But he was particularly outspoken on one public forum: Twitter.

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Victims and families affected by the mass shooting in Toronto's Danforth neighbourhood last July are expected to call for action on gun violence in their first public remarks since the rampage that left two people dead and 13 injured.

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In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at an off-grid power company, driving an electric car in winter and Trump's influence on the Green New Deal.

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The latest chapter in the Trans Mountain pipeline saga will be written Friday as the National Energy Board releases its recommendations on how to proceed with the contentious project should the federal government choose to do so.

Gay Couple's Kids Citizenship

A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a same-sex married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.

Hoda Muthana

The father of an Alabama woman who joined the ISIS in Syria filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday in an effort to allow her return to the United States.

SPACE-MOON/ISRAEL

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that, if successful, will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface.

Empire Cast Member Attack

With Smollett now accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, the case seemed to inflame political tensions even more while creating potentially damaging consequences for genuine hate crime victims in the future.

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Hudson's Bay Co. announced Thursday it will close its housewares chain Home Outfitters in Canada.

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Canadian carrier Flair Airlines has suddenly suspended some of its flights to destinations in Florida and California as of next week, leaving some customers in the lurch.

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The federal government and First Nations leaders have signed an interim framework agreement to begin to repair and replace dozens of homes in a remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario that declared a state of emergency last month over dangerously inadequate, mould-infested housing.

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Canada's top civil servant insists there was no inappropriate pressure on Jody Wilson-Raybould to override a decision to prosecute SNC-Lavalin, but says he warned her about the dire economic "consequences" of criminal proceedings.

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A 42-year-old woman was killed in an avalanche triggered in a closed-terrain area near Lakeside Bowl Thursday.

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A Vancouver man recorded a video of the busy intersection at Homer and Cordova Streets in Gastown and posted it to Twitter. The city responded.

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There's no shortage of ways for thieves to steal your identity. From data breaches to phone scams, it could happen to anyone. But as some 27,000 Canadians report being victims of identity theft every year, a Marketplace investigation reveals Canada is doing little to match the strength of protections offered in the U.S.

Grace Johnston - Winnipeg - Identity theft - marketplace

It starts with what sounds like a promising phone call: For a one-time fee, you can lower the interest rate on your credit card. But the person on the other end of the line isn't with your bank or credit card company. And what they're really after is your identity.

Britain Huawei

Government and cyber security officials are insisting that Canada already has restrictions in place to protect sensitive information as a top Trump official warns the U.S. won't share information with countries that use Huawei in their systems.

Southern resident killer whale

The latest chapter in the Trans Mountain pipeline saga will be written Friday as the National Energy Board releases its recommendations on how to proceed with the contentious project should the federal government choose to do so.

Trudeau Liberal Fundraiser 20190116

Ever since Trudeau's unambiguous denial of a question that wasn’t asked, the government’s line on the matter has been consistent and clear: We would like to tell you more, but we simply can’t, because we are choosing not to.

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The store site on Robson Street has increased in value by $69.1 million since 2016 making property taxes for the business owners unaffordable.

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Alex Galchenyuk scored 1:54 into overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.

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The alleged spending scandal at the B.C. Legislature is an opportunity to reopen discussion on MLA term limits, says Green Party leader Andrew Weaver.

WestJet Sex Assault 20160309

WestJet has failed in another bid to quash a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing it of fostering a culture that tolerates harassment of female employees.

Speaker Darryl Plecas LAMC Feb 21, 2019

The Speaker of British Columbia's legislature has issued a rebuttal of the explanation provided by Clerk of the House Craig James and Sergeant-at-Arms Gary Lenz to his original report into the alleged misuse of taxpayer money by the two men.

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A key Crown witness in the case against James Kyle Bacon says Bacon, his "good friend," ordered an associate killed in 2008, and he was there for the planning and execution of the failed hit.

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A new poll shows wide support for making vaccinations mandatory — as the B.C. government and health officials here consider a documentation registry similar to those used in Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick.

AirBNB

It's been almost one year since Vancouver introduced bylaws around short term rentals through sites like Airbnb. But Vancouver housing advocate Rohana Rezel says the rules have had little impact.

Acting Sgt John Jasmins

A suspect has been charged following the stabbing of a woman and police officer outside Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Delta on Wednesday.

VPD Vancouver Police Department Cruises Lights Crime Scene

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. says it has filed a report to Crown counsel for "consideration of charges" against three Vancouver police officers involved in the arrest of a male cyclist on May 24, 2017.

Metro Vancouver snow February 12 2019

Snowfall and avalanche warnings have been issued for southwestern B.C.

Rajwinder Bains homicide investigation

The family of 38-year-old Rajwinder Bains reported her missing on Jan. 23.

Measles vaccination

Vancouver doctors are seeing an uptick in the number of unvaccinated teens and young adults seeking to be inoculated against measles in the wake of an outbreak of the disease at two schools in the city.

Sports News

CBC | Sports News

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Alexis Pinturault added the season-long World Cup title in Alpine combined Friday to the world title he won 11 days ago.

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At 6-foot-5, 220 pounds Arizona State's Luguentz Dort looks like a basketball player. But, when he opens his mouth, it's clear he's different. Dort is the son of Haitian immigrants and he's part of a wave of first- and second-generation Canadians living in Quebec that are changing the face — and tongue — of Canadian basketball.

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Alex Galchenyuk scored 1:54 into overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.

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Connor McDavid scored in overtime with a backhand and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers came from behind to snap a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday.

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Brendan Gallagher scored his first career hat trick to give the Montreal Canadiens a convincing 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

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Alex Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night.

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When DeMar DeRozan was unceremoniously jettisoned from the Raptors last summer in the blockbuster deal to acquire Kawhi Leonard, the hurt lingered long. But the 29-year-old insists he's moved on.

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Cory Schneider made 30 saves in posting his first shutout since November 2017 and New Jersey Devils beat the undermanned Ottawa Senators 4-0 on Thursday night in a game in which both teams gave indications they were getting ready to make trades in the next few days.

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The most exciting basketball talent to come along in years hurt his knee when his shoe fell apart during a big game. Here's what it means for Zion Williamson's career, Nike and the business of college hoops.

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Duke star Zion Williamson, the potential first overall pick in this June's NBA draft, was not seriously injured after exploding through his Nike shoe 33 seconds into Wednesday's NCAA game between his Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels.

9 worst NHL deadline deals...in 90 seconds

With the NHL's trade deadline just days away, Rob Pizzo looks back at 9 deals that some GM's would love to forget.

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Breakdancing's conquest of the globe seemingly knows no bounds. Getting hip to breakdancing's appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games.

CUR Scotties 20190221

Team Canada's Jennifer Jones did not look like a six-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion during the preliminary round at Centre 200.

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Saskatchewan's Robyn Silvernagle never got to know the late Sandra Schmirler as closely as she would have liked, but the skip is making an impact at the Scotties that would have made the icon proud.

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Not long ago, Jordan Binnington thought his days in the St. Louis Blues organization would end without much fanfare. But the goalie from Richmond Hill, Ont., has suddenly become the driving force in getting the team from the NHL basement into playoff position.

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Georges St-Pierre, a two-division UFC champion who put mixed martial arts on the map in Canada, is retiring. The 37-year-old from St-Isidore, Que., made the announcement on Thursday at the Bell Centre.

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Canada's Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan and the Coaching Association of Canada announced two initiatives on Thursday in Ottawa to address abuse and harassment in sport.

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Trade deadline day is one of the most anticipated days on the NHL calendar. The one day that can put a team over the hump and get them one step closer to hoisting Lord Stanley, or handicap them for years to come. That's the uniqueness of this day, it can make or break a team's fortune.

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Will your team make a bold move, a minor tweak, or stand pat? Catch up on all the deals made ahead of the NHL's trade deadline Monday at 3 p.m. ET

CUR Women Preview 20180925

Follow all the action from the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts as CBC Sports reporter Devin Heroux is providing live updates from Sydney, N.S.

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