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FLORIDA-SHOOTING/

Calls for gun control laws rang out at an emotionally charged rally in Florida today as the state legislature grapples with what to do in the aftermath of Wednesday's shooting at a Parkland high school.

2/17/2018 12:10:46 PM

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Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh's first leadership review vote ended positively, with 90.7 per cent of delegates at the convention in Ottawa voting against holding another leadership race.

2/17/2018 10:50:04 AM

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More than two dozen patient groups want to stop Health Canada from trying to cut prescription drug prices in Canada, arguing that lower prices could be bad for patients. Their message echoes the one from the pharmaceutical industry lobby group Innovative Medicines Canada.

2/17/2018 8:00:00 AM

School Shooting Trump

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, U.S. President Donald Trump is facing heat for rescinding an Obama-era rule that would have blocked guns from getting in the hands of the mentally ill. But mental health advocacy groups and the ACLU agree the rule should be scrapped.

2/17/2018 3:00:00 AM

MEXICO-QUAKE/

At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damage from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities say.

2/16/2018 6:20:07 PM

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Patrick Brown's entry into the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race could result in dangerous party in-fighting, experts say.

2/17/2018 9:55:11 AM

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Canadians are withdrawing more money from their retirement savings to pay for short-term expenses despite the tax consequences, according to a new bank survey.

2/17/2018 3:00:00 AM

Jimmy Kimmel Baby

Jimmy Kimmel opened his late night show by urging U.S. President Donald Trump and Congress to make stronger gun control laws.

2/17/2018 9:34:34 AM

Germany Security Conference

Top Russian and American officials exchange barbs in Germany over the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.

2/17/2018 10:23:05 AM

Marc Boudreau

Marc Boudreau, now 62, is trying to take seven Catholic organizations, along with the federal and provincial governments, to court for the abuse he said he suffered as a child.

2/17/2018 3:00:00 AM

India Canada

Two-way trade between Canada and India amounts to only about $8 billion annually — a number Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopes to improve with an official visit that begins this weekend. He has multiple meetings planned with Indian CEOs and business leaders over the coming days.

2/17/2018 3:00:00 AM

Black Panther

Black Panther has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump.

2/17/2018 10:17:52 AM

Spitz factory

Thirty years after Spitz sunflower seeds first sprouted in Alberta, the last factory in the province is set to shut down.

2/16/2018 9:12:24 PM

PAKISTAN-RAPE/

A public prosecutor in Pakistan says a court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a seven-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation.

2/17/2018 3:32:52 AM

Layna Vu Pollard with Stan Pollard

More children are ending up in hospital for flu-related illnesses as two types of influenza hit Canada at once, according to a new report. This week's FluWatch report from the Public Health Agency of Canada says that overall flu activity is at its peak levels. Several flu viruses are circulating, including a type called influenza B that tends to hit children hard.

2/16/2018 5:09:50 PM