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'No woman should be treated the way you were': Apology for Indigenous women pressured into sterilizations

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Indigenous women in Saskatoon who were coerced into having tubal ligation surgery after giving birth often experienced racism and degradation during their hospital visits and have mistrusted the medical system ever since, according to a new report.

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No evidence that finishing your antibiotics reduces resistance, researchers say

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By telling their patients to finish their antibiotics, doctors are not only providing advice without any scientific basis — they could also be worsening antibiotic resistance, British experts say.

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Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump after Senate's approval


The U.S. Senate has approved a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.

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Bold cow sculpture 'scares the children,' local residents say

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Context is key to the meaning of any piece of art, and in this quiet Toronto suburb, a life-sized chrome cow raised two storeys high on stilts is being interpreted as ugly, strange, and scary. “We don't like it. It scares the children,” resident Danny Dasilva said.

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Chiefs set to debate call for MMIWG commissioners to step down

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Several Manitoba chiefs are among those calling for resignations at the beleaguered National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and they've tabled a resolution that will be debated Thursday at meetings of the Assembly of First Nations in Regina.

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On trial for supporting terrorist groups, Turkey's journalists fight back

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Seventeen newspaper staff on trial this week in Istanbul are just a fraction of the more than 150 journalists in custody in Turkey. They are accused of supporting terrorist groups, but is it terrorism or journalism that's on trial?

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Travellers to Mexico warned about tainted alcohol after woman dies


The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.

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Transgender military service permitted for now, top U.S. general says

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Gen. Joseph Dunford says "there will be no modifications" to the current policy for now, amid questions about President Donald Trump's Twitter announcement that the U.S. government will not "accept or allow" transgender people to serve in any capacity in the military.

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Amazon profit slumps 77% as costs surge, shares fall


Amazon.com Inc. reported a 77 per cent slump in quarterly profit as the company invests heavily in areas such as video content and in fast-growing economies such as India.

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Adidas to sell CCM to Toronto-based firm for $110 million US

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Toronto-based Birch Hill Equity Partners buying CCM in a deal expected to close at the end of the third quarter of the year.

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Two-thirds of parents in poll would rather pay grown kids to move out than live with them

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Most parents who can afford it would be more than happy to gift their grown children a five-figure sum if it means they would move out and get started on life, according to a new poll commissioned by CIBC.

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U.S. Republican leaders announce end of border tax proposal


A Republican proposal in the House of Representatives to institute a border tax on imported items has been killed, party leaders said on Thursday, saying they did so as part of a tax overhaul deal struck between congressional and administration negotiators.

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Workers at 2nd Winnipeg Tim Hortons vote to unionize


Employees at a Tim Hortons in Winnipeg have voted to unionize.

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Amazon stock hits all-time high, enough to briefly make Jeff Bezos the world's richest man

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly became the world's richest man Thursday in Forbes magazine's tracking of wealth, as stock in his e-commerce company hit an all-time high.

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