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Chris Wylie says he'll testify in U.S., U.K. about Cambridge Analytica

Britain Facebook Cambridge Analytica

Chris Wylie, the Canadian data scientist who revealed information about how Cambridge Analytica gathered data about Facebook users, tells CBC News that he wants to testify in the U.S. and the U.K. about social media's threat to elections and democratic institutions.

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Police release video of fatal crash by Uber self-driving SUV

Self Driving Vehicle Fatality

Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her.

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'Horrified' scientists watch killer whale infanticide

Transient killer whale infanticide

Marine scientists in B.C. have for the first time seen a killer whale drown a baby of the same species.

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Military admits mistake, says it sent incorrect letter to transgender applicant

Kennedy McArthur

The Canadian military says it mistakenly rejected the application of a transgender woman from Brantford, Ont., over concerns related to her hormone replacement therapy.

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Former Supreme Court of Canada chief justice Beverley McLachlin to be judge in Hong Kong

McLachlin retires

Hong Kong's top court has appointed former Supreme Court chief justice Beverley McLachlin to sit as a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal.

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Service Canada's gender neutral directive is 'confusing' and 'will be corrected' says minister

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A federal cabinet minister says a directive to Service Canada agents telling them to use gender-neutral language - such as 'parent' instead of 'mother' or 'father' - when speaking to the public was badly worded and will be corrected.

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Threat to U.S. high school traced to Ontario teen


American authorities say a 14-year-old girl in Brantford, Ont., has been charged with threatening a high school in New Hampshire.

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Austin bomber's video amounts to confession, but motive a mystery, police say


A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by the bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for weeks details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police said. But his motive remains a mystery.

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Uber self-driving system should have spotted woman, experts say

Self Driving Vehicle Fatality

Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her.

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'Major breach of trust': Zuckerberg says Facebook made mistakes on Cambridge Analytica


Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

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U.S. Federal Reserve nudges up interest rates again, expects more to come

Federal Reserve Powell

The U.S. Federal Reserve has boosted a key interest rate, and signalled there are more hikes to come, as new chair Jerome Powell oversaw his first monetary policy decision since he took over in February.

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Loonie and peso spike higher on word that NAFTA talks have seen a breakthrough on autos


A potential breakthrough on an impasse over automobiles has created a new sense of optimism in the NAFTA negotiations, with different players Tuesday declaring themselves more hopeful of a deal than they have been in some time.

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Tesla shareholders approve Elon Musk pay package that could net him $50B US

Tesla-Future Plans

Shareholders of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. have approved an ambitious pay package for iconic CEO Elon Musk that could net him more than $50 billion US if he meets lofty milestones over the next decade.

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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica sued in U.S. by users over data harvesting

Mark Zuckerberg Alexander Nix

Facebook Inc. and the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica have been sued in the United States for obtaining information belonging to 50 million of the social media company's users without permission.

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