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What's At Stake For Canada In NAFTA

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 7:07am

The NAFTA talks have not been going well and have left many concerned about the future of the trade deal. We look at what's at stake for Canada if an agreement can't be reached.

Queen Victoria's Unlikely Bond With Indian Attendant Made Curry Classy

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 7:00am

The new film Victoria & Abdul sheds light on this extraordinary friendship, which had a spicy side effect: Curries, once a way to use up leftovers, began to simmer regularly in the royal kitchens.

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How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:05am

Experts say such propaganda sows divisions within society by confirming beliefs. Facebook, Google and Twitter officials are testifying this week about Russian influence on the 2016 election.

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Tea And Memories With Vancouver Author Jen Sookfong Lee

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:03am

Lee's grandfather owned a barber shop — there's a tea shop there now — and was a pillar of Vancouver's Chinese-Canadian community. Over jasmine tea, Lee talks about her memories of her grandfather.

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The Russia Investigations: Countdown To The Big Show; Republicans Strike Back

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:00am

D.C. laces up for a social media marathon in Congress and an explosive Washington Post story helps the White House and GOP go on offense against Hillary Clinton.

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Prize-Winning Photos Show A Different Side Of Instagram

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:00am

Getty has given grants to photographers who focused on child brides in India, family members who have been out of touch and youth who have been incarcerated.

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After 'Choosing Donald Trump,' Is The Evangelical Church In Crisis?

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:00am

In his new book about the president and faith, author Stephen Mansfield argues evangelical witness has been hurt by the church's support for Trump.

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Foreign Interference Has Bedeviled D.C. For Decades, With No Easy Reponse

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:00am

The debate over how to combat Russia's ongoing campaign of active measures against the West has been taking place since the Cold War.

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The Scary Sound Machine That Is 'Trying To Set People A Little Bit Off-Kilter'

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 5:36am

Film composer Mark Korven, known for his soundtrack to The Witch, commissioned an instrument called the Apprehension Engine to create scary soundscapes.

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Hunting Conservation Group Objects To Arby's Venison

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 5:30am

Arby's has "got the venison" now and is marketing these new sandwiches to hunters. But an organization of hunters, anglers and conservationists has beef with it.

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Is The F-Word Ever OK In The Classroom?

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 5:05am

A new high school in Washington, D.C., brings a radical approach to discipline — including allowing cursing by students. Should that behavior be tolerated? Or punished?

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Buffalo Area Warily Eyes The Renegotiation Of NAFTA

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 4:56am

Global trade has cost the region plenty of manufacturing jobs over the years, but today a lot of companies have learned how to take advantage of the trade agreement.

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Game 4: Dodgers Outlast Astros To Tie Up World Series

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 1:05am

After a mostly scoreless game, the Los Angeles Dodgers blasted ahead of the Houston Astros in the top of the ninth inning with five runs, evening up the best-of-seven series Saturday, now 2-2.

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Astros' Yuli Gurriel Suspended For Racist Gesture — But Not Until After World Series

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 6:45pm

The Astros' first baseman Yu Gurriel will sit out five games next season without pay, and undergo sensitivity training. But the MLB stopped short of excluding him from the rest of the World Series.

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