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Koko the gorilla, famous for using sign language, dies in her sleep at 46
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:10:09 -0400
Koko with her caretaker Penny Patterson in the documentary “Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks.”

Koko, the gorilla whose apparent aptitude for sign language endeared her to fans around the world, died in her sleep on Tuesday morning, according to the Gorilla Foundation, which oversaw her care. She was 46.

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Canada won’t up goals to fight climate change
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:02:02 -0400
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says Canada has no immediate plans to follow Europe’s lead and increase its target for cutting emissions.

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U.S. not safe for refugees, experts argue
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:38:30 -0400
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Canada is facing mounting pressure to suspend its Safe Third Country agreement with the United States amid widespread concern over the treatment and detention of U.S. asylum seekers and their children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada faces mounting pressure to end safe third country agreement with U.S.

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He says he was attacked from behind with a hammer. He wants to know why the public hasn’t been warned
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:38:02 -0400
A 34-year-old gay immigrant, Douglas Nery, was assaulted near Bloor-Yonge subway with a hammer in March, but no media release ever went out about the incident. May 25, 2018. The scar left by the hammer can be seen on the back of his head.

It’s a question that’s been nagging at Douglas Nery since March 14, when the resident of Toronto’s Gay Village says a man hit him in the head from behind as he walked home from the movies.

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Ford focused on the LCBO but says no firm plans yet for pot sales
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:26:02 -0400
 Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford announces his commitment to keeping the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station in operation until 2024 in Pickering, Ont., on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

Premier-designate Doug Ford says while he is “focusing” on the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to run cannabis stores once the drug is legalized, no decision will be made until he’s consulted with his caucus and municipalities.

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Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:24:02 -0400
President Donald Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth.

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Privacy questions linger two years after Canada-U.S. terror list deal struck
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:22:01 -0400
Canada and the United States have begun sharing information about suspected terrorists under a revamped agreement even though the federal privacy watchdog is still studying the possible risks for Canadians.

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300 academics ask Trudeau to condemn Israel
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:21:29 -0400
Palestinian medics and protesters evacuate a wounded youth near the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, during a protest east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Friday, June 8, 2018. About 300 university academics from around the country have signed an open letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his word and ensure there is an independent investigation into the Israeli army's use of force against Palestinians in Gaza. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Adel Hana

300 academics urge Trudeau to condemn Israeli violence against Gazans

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2 arrests made in fatal house party stabbing
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:17:06 -0400
2 arrests made in fatal stabbing at house party in Mississauga, Ont.

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Terror list sharing raises privacy questions
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:09:38 -0400
Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien responds to a question during a press conference Tuesday September 27, 2016 in Ottawa. Canada and the United States have begun sharing information about suspected terrorists under a revamped agreement even though the federal privacy watchdog is still studying the possible risks for Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Privacy questions linger two years after Canada-U.S. terror list deal struck

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