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How the Trump impeachment probe could threaten Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts

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Anti-corruption leaders in Ukraine — including some associated with the ongoing Trump impeachment drama — say they feel a sense of shock and dismay at how the U.S. has turned their backs on them.

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Scheer's arguments about minority governments are missing a few key facts

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is incorrect when he says that "whichever party wins the most seats gets to form the government." His party's messaging has cast a core fact about how the parliamentary system works as a subversion of democracy.

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What the temporary ceasefire in northern Syria means for key players in the conflict

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The temporary ceasefire announced Thursday by the U.S. and Turkey brings the fighting in northern Syria to a halt for now — but what happens after the 120-hour pause of Turkey's military operation is an open question. Here's a look at what the deal means for some of the key players in the conflict.

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Watch these NASA astronauts perform the 1st all-female spacewalk

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NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are set to make history on Friday when they step outside the International Space Station for the first all-women spacewalk. Watch along here.

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The only growing business in the oilpatch: dead wells

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Cleaning up old wells is the only growing business right now in the oilpatch in Western Canada. Still, the rise in business is somewhat limited and is just enough to help keep some small oilfield service companies in business.

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How the 'Doug Ford strategies' are playing out in the election campaign

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With voting day just a weekend away, there are questions about the effectiveness of the Liberal Party's dominant campaign strategy in Ontario: invoking Premier Doug Ford to try to drag down Andrew Scheer's Conservatives. 

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'None of them speak my language': Frustration with politicians echoes across Canada: Peter Mansbridge

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Former CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge travelled across the country ahead of Monday’s federal election to talk to average Canadians, and found that underneath what many of them said there was an undercurrent of frustration with the people fighting to represent them.

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In swing riding, ex-Liberal Jane Philpott hopes to defy odds and win as Independent

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Jane Philpott, who gained political fame for resigning as Liberal cabinet minister over the SNC-Lavalin affair, is hoping to defy the odds and win re-election in her Markham-Stouffville riding as an Independent MP. But will she retain her support of the past, or end up splitting the vote?

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The only growing business in the oilpatch: dead wells

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Cleaning up old wells is the only growing business right now in the oilpatch in Western Canada. Still, the rise in business is somewhat limited and is just enough to help keep some small oilfield service companies in business.

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On the road to a low-cost, carbon-free Alberta: Don Pittis

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Instead of criticizing Greta Thunberg, as Alberta's environment minister did, and pitting its economy against efforts to reduce carbon emissions, the province should be boasting about world-leading innovation in low-carbon trucking that's cheaper than diesel.

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Stock markets broadly up on Brexit breakthrough

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Stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Thursday after several large companies delivered surprisingly good results, and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also boosted confidence.

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High-performance? CBD-infused drinks for athletes coming as pot edibles are legalized

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Regulations come into effect today allowing cannabis-containing edibles, extracts and creams to be produced and sold in Canada, opening the door to a wave of potential business opportunities targeted not just at the recreational user, but also athletes.

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Juul suspends online sales of fruit, dessert flavours for e-cigarettes in U.S.

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Juul Labs will stop online sales of fruit and dessert flavours for its electronic cigarettes in the U.S., nearly a year after halting in-store purchases, as it tries to weather a political backlash blaming such products for getting a generation of teenagers hooked on them.

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Impostor used fake ID to steal money from Quebec woman's line of credit

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A Longueuil, Que., woman is questioning her bank's security measures after a woman posing as her reported her debit card lost, then withdrew $2,500 from her line of credit.

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