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Convicted attempted murderer invited to state dinner with Trudeau in India

Convicted attempted murderer invited to state dinner with Trudeau in India

A convicted former member of an illegal Sikh separatist group, Jaspal Atwal of B.C., has been invited to dine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a formal event hosted by the Canadian High
More than half of federal government scientists still feel muzzled, poll finds

More than half of federal government scientists still feel muzzled, poll finds

More than two years after the election of a federal government that says it wants scientists to speak freely, more than half of federal scientists responding to a new poll say they still don’t feel
Patrick Brown cleared to run for Ontario PC leadership

Patrick Brown cleared to run for Ontario PC leadership

Patrick Brown has been cleared to run for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, a job he previously held, the party revealed Wednesday afternoon.
SECOND OPINION | Over-the-counter medicine could be affecting your mood

SECOND OPINION | Over-the-counter medicine could be affecting your mood

You're probably reaching for them when you have a headache or when that old knee injury flares up. But over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be affecting your thoughts
Los Angeles authorities foil school shooting plot days after Florida massacre

Los Angeles authorities foil school shooting plot days after Florida massacre

A 17-year-old student has been arrested after threatening to open fire at a California school, and his adult brother faces five charges after weapons were found in their home, authorities say.
Federal government hoping to expand take up of working income tax benefit as program grows

Federal government hoping to expand take up of working income tax benefit as program grows

A tax benefit aimed at the working poor will be expanded in next week's federal budget, but the Liberals are also trying to make sure more people actually know it exists.
Howard McCurdy, Canada's second black parliamentarian, dead at 85

Howard McCurdy, Canada's second black parliamentarian, dead at 85

Howard McCurdy was the first black member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party and a well-known challenger of racism. McCurdy died Tuesday. He was 85.
U.K. bank RBS tests 'digital human' teller to help customers

U.K. bank RBS tests 'digital human' teller to help customers

A subsidiary of British banking giant Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is running a pilot program using an artificial intelligence (AI) powered "digital human" to help customers with basic banking
Students speaking out against guns spark claims of anti-Trump conspiracy

Students speaking out against guns spark claims of anti-Trump conspiracy

A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories with The National newsletter's Jonathon Gatehouse.
More than a superhero movie: Black Panther makes impression on kids of colour

More than a superhero movie: Black Panther makes impression on kids of colour

The Black Panther movie, featuring and African superhero, is more than just an entertaining flick for some - it also offers some life lessons. 'Just because you come from a bad situation doesn't mean
DNA technology used to sketch mother of baby found dead in Calgary dumpster

DNA technology used to sketch mother of baby found dead in Calgary dumpster

Police have hired a U.S. DNA technology firm to create a sketch of the possible likeness of the mother of a baby found dead in a Calgary dumpster on Christmas Eve, as investigators continue in their
South Korea busing in seat-fillers to avoid Olympic embarrassment

South Korea busing in seat-fillers to avoid Olympic embarrassment

The South Korean government is covering the cost of Olympic tickets and busing in seat-fillers to avoid the embarrassment of low attendance at some venues during the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Canadian marijuana use more than doubles over 30-year period, StatsCan says

Canadian marijuana use more than doubles over 30-year period, StatsCan says

Cannabis consumption has more than doubled among Canadians 15 and older over a 30-year span, according to a new Statistics Canada report.
Hackers could use AI to automate attacks, crash cars and drones

Hackers could use AI to automate attacks, crash cars and drones

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial
Billy Graham, Christian evangelist known as America's Pastor, dead at 99

Billy Graham, Christian evangelist known as America's Pastor, dead at 99

Billy Graham, known as America's Pastor for his work with presidents and one of the most widely heard Christian evangelists in history, has died at age 99.
Uber's new feature will force drivers to take break after 12 straight hours

Uber's new feature will force drivers to take break after 12 straight hours

Uber drivers in Canada trying to work for more than 12 straight hours will soon be forced to take a six-hour break before they can hit the road again, under a new policy being rolled out the beginning
'We should have fixed it': Trump hears from students, parents after Florida shooting

'We should have fixed it': Trump hears from students, parents after Florida shooting

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect
3-year-old missing as southern Ontario cities cope with floods

3-year-old missing as southern Ontario cities cope with floods

Heavy rains and a deep thaw have caused flooding and high water along rivers and streams across southern Ontario, prompting a state of emergency in Brantford, Ont., and a search for a missing child
Trudeau talks 'united India' with outspoken foe of Sikh nationalists

Trudeau talks 'united India' with outspoken foe of Sikh nationalists

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met today with his most prominent critic in Indian politics — Amarinder Singh, chief minister of Punjab — and reported afterwards that he told the fierce opponent of Sikh
Canadians given 6 months to purchase Sask. soldier's Victoria Cross before export

Canadians given 6 months to purchase Sask. soldier's Victoria Cross before export

Canadian museums and art galleries will have six months to come up with the funds to purchase a Victoria Cross that was auctioned to an overseas buyer last year, according to the Department of