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Dozens injured after car plows into Mardi Gras crowd in New Orleans

APTOPIX Mardi Gras Car Hits Crowd

New Orleans police say the number of people injured after a vehicle crashed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans has increased to 28 and a suspect is in custody.

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TSB not ruling out weather as factor after Air Canada plane slides off runway in Toronto

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It's too soon to know how and why an Air Canada plane arriving from Halifax slid off the runway at Toronto's Pearson International Airport early Saturday — but investigators aren't ruling out that weather may have been a factor, the Transportation Safety Board says.

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Youth charged with murder after deadly blaze at Ontario group home for teens

Kawartha Lakes fire

A second degree murder charge has been laid against a minor following a fire at an Ontario youth facility on Friday that left one person dead and two others injured.

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Trump plans to skip White House press dinner

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U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would not attend the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, a high-profile event that draws celebrities, politicians and journalists.

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Public Safety minister to raise issue of illegal border crossings with U.S. officials

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Canada's public safety minister says he'll be discussing the growing issue of asylum seekers trying to sneak across the border into Canada with senior officials in the United States in the coming few days.

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50% chicken DNA: Why your favourite fast food chicken sandwich might not be what you ordered

subway oven roasted chicken

Canadians who opt for chicken sandwiches while dining at fast food restaurants may find a Marketplace analysis of what they contain a little hard to swallow.

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Want millennial voters? Conservatives hear research on why their message isn't resonating

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Researchers brought a sobering message to the annual convention of the right-leaning Manning Centre Friday: most voters under 35 aren't connecting with the conservative movement, and if it wants to reach them, more than just messaging needs to change.

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Penny-pinching Canadians drive discount retail boom

Shopper at Giant Tiger

Ottawa-based Giant Tiger has 200 stores across Canada, and intends to open another 10 to 15 every year for the next three years at least. It's not the only discount retailer that sees opportunity, as the weak Canadian economy encourages shoppers to focus on bargains.

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Last BlackBerry-designed phone with physical keyboard to hit stores in April

Spain Wireless Show

Fans of BlackBerry's classic physical keyboard will have reason to celebrate when the last product designed in part by the former smartphone leader becomes available in April.

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Giant Tiger and other discounters in expansion mode

Shopper at Giant Tiger

Ottawa-based Giant Tiger has 200 stores across Canada, and intends to open another 10 to 15 every year for the next three years at least. It's not the only discount retailer that sees opportunity, as the weak Canadian economy encourages shoppers to focus on bargains.

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What's in your chicken sandwich? DNA test shows Subway sandwiches could contain just 50% chicken

subway oven roasted chicken

Canadians who opt for chicken sandwiches while dining at fast food restaurants may find a Marketplace analysis of what they contain a little hard to swallow.

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Royal Canadian Mint struggles to make money: documents

Royal Canadian Mint employee alleged smuggler

Once a cash cow, the Royal Canadian Mint is struggling to make money. Internal documents and other reports show the mint is facing strong headwinds as sales of collector coins tank, revenues diminish and profits fall.

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'We always find a way': N.L.'s oil-dependent economy is hurting, but there is hope on the horizon

Premier Dwight Ball

Newfoundland and Labrador is shedding jobs as it deals with an unprecedented debt and a sluggish economy. But it's a crisis the government should have seen coming.

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Deciphering Trump's curious comments on Keystone XL pipeline

Keystone XL pipes

In his nearly hour-long speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday morning, U.S. President Trump talked about a lot of things — the media, Obamacare, trade and crime. But he also ventured into pipelines.

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