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National News

Recent National Headlines

02.09.2014

Catering CEO, Desmond Hague, resigns amid allegations of animal abuse in B.C.

VANCOUVER - A man alleged to have abused a dog while being video taped in a Vancouver hotel elevator has resigned from his post as CEO of a high-profile catering company.

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02.09.2014

Black inmate sues B.C. over alleged KKK beating and 'torture' by jail staff

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A black inmate is suing the province of British Columbia, alleging he was targeted by the Ku Klux Klan behind bars and endured “torture” at the hands of a sheriff and a guard.

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02.09.2014

Face-saving compromise may be on way for tight-fisted NATO allies

LONDON, England - A face-saving compromise may be on the way for reluctant allies, including Canada, who are unwilling to boost defence spending to meet the NATO standard.

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Health News

Recent Health Headlines

03.09.2014

Sports-related concussion in youth a public health issue that demands action:paper

TORONTO - Sports-related concussions in children and youth constitute a significant public health issue which requires serious reform in public policy to address the harm associated with them, a new Canadian paper argues.

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02.09.2014

Double mastectomies are on the rise but don't boost most women's survival chances, study says

CHICAGO - Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumour, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing.

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