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Alabama anti-abortion legislation part of wave of state bills ‘attacking’ Roe v. Wade

May 15, 2019

The Alabama state legislature voted yesterday to criminalize abortion. It’s the most restrictive such legislation in the country, and other U.S. states are looking to do something very similar, writes Lyndsay Duncombe.

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Fearing the Drake curse, Milwaukee DJs ban Toronto rappers music ahead of Raptors-Bucks showdown

May 15, 2019

Definitely no Nice For What. A Milwaukee radio station is temporarily banning Drake’s music from its airwaves as the Toronto Raptors square off with their hometown Bucks in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Final.

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Inflation heated up in April because of food, plane tickets — and the Easter Bunny

May 15, 2019

Canada’s inflation rate rose to two per cent in April, from 1.9 per cent the previous month, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday.

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Shaw says it doesn’t need permission to end free TV service for rural customers

May 15, 2019

Shaw Communications is disputing a CBC News report that said it is asking permission to kill a free TV service for rural and small-city residents, but one expert says the company can’t take any action without regulatory approval.

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Ontario’s highest court rules doctors must give referrals for services they oppose

May 15, 2019

Doctors in Ontario are obligated to give referrals for medical services that clash with their moral or religious beliefs, the province’s highest court has ruled.

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U.S. pulls diplomatic staff from Iraq amid Iran concerns

May 15, 2019

The United States ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran.

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Phoenix cost soars by another $137M, paid to IBM

May 15, 2019

The federal government continues to pay millions of dollars more than expected to IBM to run the troubled Phoenix pay system, despite its many problems.

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5 provinces have changed governments in past year, and N.L. could be next

May 15, 2019

A surge in support for underdog Tories has added a twist to Newfoundland and Labrador’s election campaign, writes John Gushue.

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Who’s behind the WhatsApp hack and should you be worried?

May 15, 2019

WhatsApp began urging its 1.5 billion or so users to update their apps after a weekend cyberattack. Here’s what you need to know about the company believed to be behind the hack and what you should do now.

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Trudeau set to sign New Zealand PM’s pledge to tackle violent, extremist online content

May 14, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to sign an international pledge in Paris Wednesday aimed at getting governments and social media companies working together to curb the spread of violent and extremist content online.

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