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U.S. government on brink of shutdown

September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Jake Kigar A potential United States government shutdown Monday night will have widespread effect in the United States. The shutdown stems from longstanding disputes between Democratic and Republican politicians over government spending and a...

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A new system for the legal distribution of medical marijuana but forbidding patients to grow their own, has cannabis advocates angered by what they call unfairness to patients....

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7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan

September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over 50 people are reported dead after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the southern region of Pakistan this morning....

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Ottawa is allocating money to extend the subway system in Toronto's east end, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced on Sunday. Today, they released the details of the funding. ...

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Two Canadians held in an Egypt prison for over a month have begun a hunger strike today to protest a 15-day extension to their detention. ...

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A city councilor from Richmond Hill has started a campaign to lure Québecers unhappy with their government’s proposed ban on religious symbols for civil servants. ...

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On Monday, Sept. 16, rallies across the nation vied for a more scientific and sustainable Canada. One of those 16 rallies was at Queen’s Park in Toronto. ...

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has confirmed the use of the chemical weapon sarin gas, in the deadly attack on Aug. 21 resulting in about 1,400 Syrian civilian casualties....

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A UN security council resolution is set to be tabled tonight, which would see Syrian chemical weapons put under international control....

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Margaret Thatcher may have been Britain's first female prime minister, but the question of whether she was an advocate for women's rights remains a contentious one, according to The Atlantic....

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