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Senate to dock Mike Duffy's pay until he's paid back $17,000 in disputed expenses

OTTAWA — Sen. Mike Duffy is going to find his Senate paycheque will soon be a little lighter.

The Senate is going to start clawing back Duffy’s salary after the Prince Edward Island senator refused to repay almost $17,000 in disputed expense claims before Saturday’s deadline. 232 more words

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Mysterious 1934 death of Belgium's King Albert I may be solved thanks to some bloody leaves

On the afternoon of Feb. 17, 1934, King Albert I of Belgium asked his valet to wait in the car while he went for a climb in Marche-les-Dames, where the rock peaks reach 200 metres above the River Meuse. 780 more words

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Instead of denying our own sadness to our kids, we should teach them how to cope

“You sad, Momma?” asked my 2-year-old daughter. I quickly replied, “No! Momma is happy, don’t worry!”

I had been watching the news. There was a mother grieving for the loss of her son during the shooting in Orlando last month, and I was overcome with sadness about the pain that she was experiencing. 727 more words

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Dion sits down with Lavrov for first meeting of Canadian foreign minister with Russian equal in years

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion sat down Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov — the first meeting of its kind in years. 310 more words

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How New Zealand aims to eradicate rats, possums and stoats from 'every nook and corner of the country'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Their abilities to travel, multiply and spread disease have always made rats one of mankind’s greatest pests.

New Zealand says it’s time to wipe them out. 456 more words

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Indian police say men gang-raped Israeli tourist in car after she accepted their ride offer

NEW DELHI — Police were questioning two men Monday in the alleged gang rape of a 25-year-old Israeli tourist who accepted a car ride while traveling in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. 219 more words

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‘Deadly and serious offence’: U.S. Coast Guard searching for person behind 28 hoax ‘mayday’ calls

It’s the Coast Guard that is summoned for nautical emergencies, such as a sailboat taking on water in the Chesapeake or a fishing boat in trouble in the Atlantic off the Maryland coast. 385 more words

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