February 27th, 2015

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NewsAlert: Russian opposition leader killed

By The Canadian Press on February 27th, 2015

MOSCOW – Russian police: Opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow. More to come... Read More »

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Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House hours before partial shutdown

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. The surprise 224-203 defeat of the legislation was a major embarrassment for House Republican leaders. Next steps were ... Read More »

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‘People are afraid’ Health minister switches to terrorism during health speech

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 27th, 2015

CALGARY – Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose made an unexpected leap Friday from talking about health-care innovation to fears over the threat of the Islamic State. Ambrose was discussing health care in a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce when she abruptly changed topics. “We’re also proud of our record of making careful, principled ... Read More »

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Booing Bush: Jeb hears from noisy critics on the right as he prepares 2016 bid

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on February 27th, 2015

OXON HILL, Md. – The hostility to a potential Jeb Bush presidential run was evident everywhere at a conservative convention this week: the boos at the mere mention of his name, the trash-talking from firebrand radio hosts, and a few dozen people exiting in protest as he entered the room Friday. There were some sarcastic ... Read More »

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Bill O’Reilly’s partisan critics combing his record for questionable statements

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Following several stories questioning Bill O’Reilly’s past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host’s writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies. O’Reilly is squarely in the crosshairs of Media Matters for America, an ... Read More »

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Prime minister salutes work of top trade bureaucrat

By The Canadian Press on February 27th, 2015

OTTAWA – The prime minister is honouring one of Canada’s top trade negotiators with a top award for achievement in public service. Ian Burney has had a hand in trade pacts with the European Union, South Korea, Jordan and several Latin American countries, in various senior roles inside the bureaucracy. During a ceremony hosted by ... Read More »

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Kinder Morgan fails to answer hundreds of questions: Vancouver, Burnaby mayors

By The Canadian Press on February 27th, 2015

VANCOUVER – The mayors of Burnaby and Vancouver are criticizing Kinder Morgan for failing to answer hundreds of questions about a proposed $5.4-billion pipeline expansion. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the city submitted nearly 600 questions in the final round of National Energy Board questioning on the Trans Mountain project, but received only 309 adequate ... Read More »

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No Rors at PGA National: Rory McIlroy misses cut at Honda Classic; Patrick Reed in lead

By Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Rory McIlroy’s road to the Masters hit a speed bump Friday in the Honda Classic. He missed the cut. McIlroy made only one birdie in the rain at PGA National, and three bogeys on his last four holes led to a 4-over 74. The cut officially will not be made ... Read More »

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First move: Alex Rodriguez shifts across the infield and works out at first base

By Mark Didtler, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Stripped of his job at third base, Alex Rodriguez moved across the diamond and worked out at first base for the initial time with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez fielded grounders and took part in various drills including bunt defence Friday during New York’s second full-squad workout. Asked whether he felt comfortable ... Read More »

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Federal food safety watchdog says two cows to develop BSE were born on same farm

By The Canadian Press on February 27th, 2015

OTTAWA – Canada’s food safety organization says two cows reported to have mad cow disease in the last five years were born on the same Alberta farm. Paul Mayers of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the most recent case discovered earlier this month involves a cow born in 2009. He adds that another cow ... Read More »

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