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Monday Sep 1, 2014

Growing number of workers choosing to be paid with Bitcoin: payroll firm

FOR MONDAY AT 9:00 AM A small but growing and surprising number of workers are rejecting Canadian dollar salaries for Bitcoin, according to a Waterloo, Ont., payroll firm. ...

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Monday Sep 1, 2014

New round of Ukraine talks in Belarus; Russia foreign minister calls for immediate cease-fire

Story ImageMOSCOW - Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, Russia's foreign minister said Monday.

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Monday Sep 1, 2014

Annaleise Carr back in the water to finish marathon swim across Lake Erie

Sixteen year old Annaleise Carr returned to the water late last night to finish her marathon swim across Lake Erie.

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Monday Sep 1, 2014

Celebrity chef Todd English arrested in New York on charge of driving while intoxicated

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the U.S. and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

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Monday Sep 1, 2014

Famed tenor Placido Domingo is the closing act at London festival

LONDON - Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London.

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Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Federal judge blocks enforcement of restrictive Louisiana abortion law

BATON ROUGE, La. - A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014

After taking Libya's capital, Islamist militia group now guards US Embassy and its residences

Story ImageTRIPOLI, Libya - An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014

Putin calls for talks; Ukraine says rebels fire on border guard vessel in Azov Sea

Story ImageKIEV, Ukraine - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014

Strong aftershock rattles California wine region a week after destructive earthquake

NAPA, Calif. - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014

Investigators look for answers on what caused 15 grain cars to derail in Alberta

HONDO, Alta. - Investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a CN freight train derailment in northern Alberta.

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014

Canada's refugee policy risks tearing parents from their children, activists say

Story ImageMONTREAL - For the past month, Sheila Sedinger woke up every morning fraught with worry over the prospect of being deported to Mexico without her two young children.

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014

Newfoundlanders who lined up to serve in WWI still revered as the Blue Puttees

Story ImageST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Diana Snow's grandfather was among hundreds of Newfoundlanders who lined up a century ago to fight in the First World War as part of a fervent bid to help Britain.

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014

Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds fighting Islamic extremists in Iraq

BERLIN - The German government says it will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armoured vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014

Labour movement redefining role as face of Canada's workforce changes

Labour Day celebrations across Canada this year come at a time when organized labour is in the midst of redefining its role in the workforce as a decline in the manufacturing industry and the rise of contract and part-time workers has challenged its traditional focus.

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