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Trudeau faces friendly crowd at Saskatoon town hall after a day of damage control over blackface photos

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A day after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's campaign was knocked off balance by several photos and a video that showed him appearing in blackface, he faced questions from a relatively friendly Liberal crowd at a town hall event in Saskatoon, Sask. on Thursday evening.

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B.C. man shown with Trudeau in brownface photo says he doesn't believe Liberal leader is racist

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Sunny Khurana's children were students at Vancouver's West Point Grey Academy in 2001, when the school held a fundraising gala with an "Arabian Nights" theme.

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Greta Thunberg has talked about a 'carbon budget.' What is it?

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In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the concept of a "carbon budget" and how you can help save the birds.

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Alberta parents found not guilty in toddler's death after retrial

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David and Collet Stephan, an Alberta couple who treated their son's illness with natural remedies rather than taking him to a doctor, have been found not guilty in the toddler's death after a retrial.

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Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

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Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Tropical Storm Lorena bore down on Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area, predicted to arrive Friday at hurricane force.

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Havana syndrome: Exposure to neurotoxin may have been cause, study suggests

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The mysterious ailments experienced by some 40 Canadian and U.S. diplomats and their families while stationed in Cuba may have had nothing to do with sonic "attacks" identified in earlier studies.

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'The progressive reputation of Justin Trudeau is in ruins': A sampling of international reaction

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The revelation that Justin Trudeau donned brownface for a costume party in 2001 landed too late on Wednesday night to make the print editions of many international publications, but reaction has since picked up around the globe.

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North America has lost 3 billion birds since 1970

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There are nearly three billion fewer birds in Canada and the United States than there were half a century ago, a new study estimates.

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Airbnb to become publicly traded company next year

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Short-term rental company Airbnb says it plans to go public next year and list its shares on the stock exchange.

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Everything you need to know about the 'repo loan' problem — and why it matters to you

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Rates in the U.S. repo market spiked to five times the Federal Reserve's benchmark rate this week, sparking fears that there may be economic problems about to emerge. Here's an explainer on what the repo market it, what happened to it this week, and why it matters.

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More Fed cuts expected to push Canadian interest rates lower: Don Pittis

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The U.S. Federal Reserve cut rates on Tuesday to keep the U.S. boom alive as global economy weakens. And Canada is already feeling the impact.

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Tim Hortons pulls Beyond Meat products from Canadian locations outside B.C., Ontario

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Tim Hortons is pulling Beyond Meat products from Canadian locations outside Ontario and B.C., but the parent company of the fast-food chain says it may bring the plant-based protein foods back later if there's enough demand.

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U.S. central bank cuts interest rate again — but split on what to do next

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After spending a decade on the sidelines, the U.S. central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this summer, in a bid to stimulate the U.S. economy.

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GM and UAW union making progress as strike enters third day

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Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers that brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day.

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