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Goodale asks U.S. to help stop illegal border crossings into Canada

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Canada's Public Safety Minister says he's asked his American counterpart to monitor those obtaining U.S. travel visas for the sole purpose of crossing the Canadian border.

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Bob Rae to advise Trudeau on Rohingya crisis as special envoy to Myanmar

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is appointing Bob Rae as Canada's special envoy to Myanmar, two months into a growing crisis that has left 600,000 Rohingya Muslims displaced.

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'I couldn't stop crying': Dad's Facebook post leads to finding twin sons adopted 20 years ago

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A Manitoba man took to social media to find the twin sons put up for adoption 21 years earlier. "'I'm going crazy about these boys, I can't find them,'" he told his partner. What happened over the next 48 hours left the couple in shock.

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Sweating blood: bizarre disorder baffles doctors

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Doctors in Italy recently treated a patient with a condition that caused her to sweat blood from her face and from the palms of her hands. There are those who question whether hematohidrosis exists, but a Canadian medical historian says it's extremely rare but legitimate.

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Neighbourhoods near Edmonton evacuated after train carrying crude oil derails

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Residents of two neighbourhoods in Sturgeon County, Alta., were allowed to return home Sunday evening after they were evacuated in the aftermath of a train derailment Sunday afternoon, county officials say.

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'People are suffering': Contract work has turned universities, colleges into temp agencies, say critics

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Precarious work is the "new norm" at Canada's colleges and universities, say teachers who are constantly put on contracts instead of being hired permanently. They say it's not only difficult for them personally, but it's having an impact on students.

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'I didn't get everyone': FBI agent who helped nab Via Rail plotters fears 'sleeper' soldier in U.S. got away

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The undercover FBI agent who stopped an al-Qaeda terror plot to derail a Via Rail train near Toronto says a Canadian decision to wrap up the probe cost U.S. intelligence agencies the chance to catch a suspected terrorist sleeper agent. The agent spoke to CBC's The Fifth Estate in an exclusive interview.

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Walmart ramps up self-checkout by letting customers ring in items while shopping

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New scan-and-go technology being rolled out at Walmart stores allows shoppers to scan and bag their items while they shop, and it may lead to customers bypassing checkout altogether.

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Walmart ramps up self-checkout by letting customers ring in items while shopping

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New scan-and-go technology being rolled out at Walmart stores allows shoppers to scan and bag their items while they shop, and it may lead to customers bypassing checkout altogether.

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Busting superfoods: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

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If you've been too busy this week to keep up with health and consumer news, CBC's Marketplace is here to help.

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So, which Canadian cities actually applied to be Amazon's next HQ?

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Amazon's announcement earlier this year that it is on the hunt for a second headquarters set off a flurry of interest from cities across the continent, eager to be the online giant's next home away from home. With the deadline to apply now passed, what Canadian cities followed through and threw their hats into the ring?

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Nature's Mix removes cancer claim from granola label after Marketplace investigation into 'superfoods'

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Nature's Mix, a company that makes granola with quinoa that it markets as a "superfood" and that included a nutrition label that claimed quinoa "prevents cancer" has removed the claim after a Marketplace investigation.

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Long-term future of Bombardier's other commercial aircraft unclear, analysts say

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Bombardier's strategic C Series partnership with Airbus should put it on stronger financial footing but it remains unclear what fate awaits its other commercial aircraft.

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Judge overturns $417M award against Johnson & Johnson in ovarian cancer case

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A judge in Los Angeles has tossed out a $417-million US jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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