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Canada's relationship with Trump reaches a 'new level of frustration' over Huawei comments

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Canada's relationship with Donald Trump has reached a "new level of frustration" after the U.S. president's comments this week on the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer, according to a senior source.

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The war on news: 251 journalists in jail worldwide, most facing 'anti-state' charges

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A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: by all appearances, it is becoming easier for the world's strongmen to justify punitive actions against the press; Canada seems to be firmly stuck in the middle of a spat between two superpowers.

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Trump denies ties to ex-lawyer Cohen's crimes

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U.S. President Donald Trump offered up a handful of legal arguments in a series of tweets on Thursday distancing himself from former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to prison on Wednesday.

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Explosion at north Edmonton bank leaves 2 security guards with 'significant' injuries

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Two security guards were injured Thursday during an explosion inside a bank in north Edmonton.

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Toronto police investigating 2 more incidents at scandal-shaken St. Michael's College school

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St. Michael's College School cancelled its football and basketball programs after hearing about "troubling" incidents beyond those first reported in November, including some police were told about, the interim president of the prestigious Toronto private school said Thursday.

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'I had no self-worth': The language around addiction can make it harder for people to recover

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Many medical professionals agree that the language around addiction can affect a person's recovery, and there is a push to adopt terms that are less dismissive and more human.

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Thunder Bay police board investigator to recommend its dismantling for 1 year

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The independent investigator probing the Thunder Bay Police Services Board in Ontario will recommend the local civilian oversight body be dismantled for one year and an administrator put in its place, CBC News has learned.

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Norman was talking to the Harper PMO directly before 2015 election, court hears

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While he was prime minister, Stephen Harper’s office asked Vice Admiral Mark Norman to draw up a procurement list of equipment the navy needed and routinely communicated with him directly about a plan to lease a supply ship.

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'I wouldn't go': Chinese detentions prompt Canadian businesses to rethink travel plans

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Escalating fears of retaliation after Canada detained a high-ranking Chinese business executive have prompted some Canadian business leaders to think twice before going to China on business.

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Enbridge pipeline foes look past regulators after another loss in Minnesota

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The Public Utilities Commission unanimously rejected petitions by environmental and Native American groups that asked the panel to reconsider its 3-2 decision in June to approve a route permit for the line across northern Minnesota.

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Toronto, Vancouver most 'vulnerable' to interest rate hikes: CMHC

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Canadians living in the country's two largest cities may find themselves more "vulnerable" to interest rate increases as personal debt levels in Toronto and Vancouver continue to hit record levels, warns a Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation report.

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Apple to open $1B campus in Austin, Texas

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The tech giant said Thursday that the new campus will open with 5,000 positions in engineering, research and development, operations, finance, sales and customer support. The site, according to Apple, will have the capacity to eventually accommodate 15,000 employees.

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Some hard truths for Western politicians on Quebec, equalization and oil

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Quebec's equalization share is the focus of criticism again, but there are some things worth remembering about how the federal program works.

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Q&A: The case for more Alberta refineries

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CBC News speaks with the chair of North West Refining about why Premier Notley's pitch for more refineries makes sense for Alberta and Canada.

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