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Less than 100 days into his presidency, Donald Trump’s legislative agenda has been dealt a significant blow. Despite having control of the House, the Senate and the White House, Republicans were unable to repeal and replace Obamacare, a promise that they had campaigned on in multiple elections. Who led to the bill’s demise? Sean Gordon explains the key players in the party.
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The Globe and Mail | March 25, 2017 - 20:15 | Sean Gordon
They are the symbolic centres of our Western democracies. Parliaments and other seats of government are also — as Ottawans know all too well — attractive targets for terrorists intent on a twisted symbolism of their own. This week a British-born man named Khalid Masood drove a car over the Westminster Bridge in London, striking numerous people, then tried to enter the Palace of Westminster with a knife. By the time his rampage had ended, he had killed four people, including a police officer, injured more than three dozen others and been fatally shot by police.  In...
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Ottawa Citizen | March 25, 2017 - 20:14 | Megan Gillis, Postmedia
The 2017 budget extended parental leave to 18 months, but anyone who wants to take more time off must spread 12 months worth of Employment Insurance payments over that time — receiving 33 per cent of average weekly earnings.
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The Toronto Star | March 25, 2017 - 20:03 | Joanna Smith - The Canadian Press
Trudeau Global Brand 20161230 The Liberal government has yet to formally serve notice to the United Nations that it's ready to join international peacekeeping...
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CBC News - Canada | March 25, 2017 - 20:00 | Murray Brewster
Hydro Ottawa reported a power outage for 753 customers in an area southeast of the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre on Saturday evening. The utility service issued the notice shortly after 7 p.m. for the neighbourhood near Woodroffe and Carling avenues and Georgina Drive, saying it had been caused by a traffic accident. Crews were responding, Hydro Ottawa said, and it estimated that power would be restored by approximately 10:15 p.m.  ...
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Ottawa Citizen | March 25, 2017 - 19:29 | Gord Holder, Ottawa Citizen
The published findings hint that dinosaurs might have originated in the northern hemisphere rather than the southern, and could upend an understanding of dinosaur evolution that has gone largely unchallenged for some 130 years.
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The Toronto Star | March 25, 2017 - 19:13 | Amina Khan - Los Angeles Times
Since birth, baby Dominique had been carrying her parasitic twin. Until a team of surgeons spent six hours systematically removing an extra pelvis, legs, feet and tiny toes that were protruding from her neck and back.
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The Toronto Star | March 25, 2017 - 19:13 | Lindsey Bever - The Washington Post
Sandy Moser An Alberta woman had a hard time keeping it together after her husband passed away a few years ago.
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CBC News - Canada | March 25, 2017 - 18:11 | David Bell
OTTAWA — Labour Minister Patty Hajdu said even wealthier women need more support when it comes to moving from their careers into motherhood — and back again. The 2017 budget extended parental leave to 18 months, but anyone who wants to take the lengthier time off must spread 12 months worth of payments over that time — receiving 33 per cent of average weekly earnings — because there is no corresponding increase in benefits. The benefit rate for those taking 12 months or less will remain at 55 per cent. The Liberals were under pressure from both employers and labour groups to scrap the...
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Huffington Post | March 25, 2017 - 17:31 | Emma Paling
Standoff began after a shooting was reported on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip.
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The Toronto Star | March 25, 2017 - 17:22 | Sally Ho - The Associated Press
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day but it's best to have it away from traffic.
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Ottawa Sun | March 25, 2017 - 17:16 |
RCMP say they've received numerous calls from truck drivers reporting that someone shot at their vehicles on a B.C. highway.
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CTV News - National | March 25, 2017 - 17:12 |
ottawa court courthouse sign logo laurie fagan An Ottawa police officer violated several sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms during a 2015 arrest where he punched a handcuffed teenager in the face, a justice ruled this week.
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 25, 2017 - 16:58 | Andrew Foote
Liberal Caucus 20170325 Liberal MPs stuck around Ottawa on a rare Saturday to hammer out a plan to sell their recent budget to constituents in the coming weeks, but the government also will have to move...
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CBC News - Canada | March 25, 2017 - 16:49 | Catharine Tunney
Standoff began after a shooting was reported Saturday on Las Vegas Boulevard
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The Globe and Mail | March 25, 2017 - 16:44 |
winter umbrella Environment Canada is forecasting a slippery Sunday afternoon in Ottawa-Gatineau and across eastern Ontario.
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 25, 2017 - 16:13 | CBC News
A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rear-view mirror.
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Ottawa Sun | March 25, 2017 - 16:08 |
A woman who took off with two dogs she had shared with her ex-boyfriend has been ordered to return one of the pooches after a bitter ownership dispute.
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CTV News - National | March 25, 2017 - 15:57 |
Michael Tulloch Justice Michael Tulloch is presenting report in five Ontario communities, starting with Toronto on April 11.
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 25, 2017 - 15:28 | Lauren Pelley
A popular section of a national park on Vancouver Island that was closed following a wolf attack last week has re-opened.
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