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Man charged with murdering 2 men who disappeared from Toronto's Gay Village

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Toronto police have announced that a man has been arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, whose bodies have never been found.

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Staff-to-resident abuse in long-term care homes up 148% from 2011

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A year-long CBC Marketplace investigation reveals there were 2,198 reported incidents of staff-on-resident abuse in 2016. This means an average of six seniors were abused by their caregiver at a long-term care home every day.

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'Pervasive, prolonged child abuse': Shackled daughter plotted escape for 2 years

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Prosecutors say 13 malnourished children found in captivity in California were chained as punishment and the 17-year-old who escaped and contacted police had been plotting to flee from her parents for two years.

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Why some fracking wells are prone to triggering earthquakes

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Why does fracking cause earthquakes in some places and not others? Alberta scientists say they’ve figured out some factors that make certain wells prone to triggering earthquakes.

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An Olympic-sized 'window of opportunity' — or a North Korean ruse?

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After months of rising tensions, warnings and threats from Washington and defiant tests of nuclear devices and missiles, North and South will march together at the Winter Olympics beginning Feb. 9.

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A look at the cognitive test that Trump aced — and why it's 'not considered definitive'

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For all their apparent simplicity, 10-minute quizzes like the Montreal Cognitive Assessment offer doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions, one piece of information to help determine if trouble's brewing.

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Trudeau is asking religious Canadians to betray their conscience for federal funding

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Under the new rules for the summer jobs grants program, applicants must agree — by marking a box on an electronic form — that they respect charter rights, including "women's rights and women's reproductive rights."

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Cape Town water supply near 'point of no return' as reservoirs run dry

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A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse.

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Toronto makes cut of top 20 cities vying to be Amazon's 2nd headquarters

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Toronto is the only Canadian city to make the list of the top 20 cities that Amazon is considering for its second headquarters.

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CanniMed postpones shareholder meeting to hold talks with Aurora Cannabis

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CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. is postponing a key shareholder meeting to give it time to hold talks with Aurora Cannabis Inc. which has made a hostile takeover offer for the company.

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Apple to pay $38B tax bill — but repatriate $245B in foreign profits back to U.S.

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Apple plans to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion US back to its home country.

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18 months an option for mat leave, but be prepared for lower weekly benefits

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When Ottawa announced changes to EI parental leave benefits last year that will allow new mothers to receive benefits for 18 months, Heather Wilson was initially excited by the possibility of spending more time with her baby, but Wilson and her husband are probably going to stick with the 12-month option.

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BMO pot financing marks policy shift for Canadian banks

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The Bank of Montreal's participation in a major financing deal for licensed marijuana producer Canopy Growth marks a big policy shift for Canada's biggest banks, which may be warming up to the cannabis sector.

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Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16B US deal

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Emirates says it has struck a deal with Airbus to buy 20 of its A380 double-decker jets, with the option to buy 16 more, in a deal worth $16 billion US, just says after Airbus said it would end production of the jet if it couldn't reach an agreement.

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