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at 11:12 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

A Prince Edward Island family's nightmare: 'Someone needs to be punished here'

CHARLOTTETOWN — When the P.E.I. businessman arrived at the group home in Charlottetown to pick up his daughter, two solemn RCMP officers were waiting for him.

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at 11:12 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

P.E.I. nightmare: 'They have done a great job of destroying this family'

CHARLOTTETOWN — When the P.E.I. businessman arrived at the group home in Charlottetown to pick up his daughter, two solemn RCMP officers were waiting for him.

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at 17:36 on June 30, 2016, EDT.

Suicide by job: Farmers, lumberjacks, fisherman top list

NEW YORK — Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations.

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at 17:20 on June 30, 2016, EDT.

Trudeau government launches task force to study marijuana legalization

OTTAWA — The federal government established a travelling task force Thursday that will spend the coming months studying how best to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in Canada.

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at 15:56 on June 30, 2016, EDT.

NY regulators want insurer risk-adjustment program changed

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York insurance regulators say the federally mandated program for adjusting financial risk under the Affordable Care Act unduly affects the finances of newer and smaller insurers.

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at 13:34 on June 30, 2016, EDT.

CVS to pay $3.5M over allegations of forged prescriptions

BOSTON — CVS Pharmacy has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that dozens of its Massachusetts pharmacies violated federal law by filling forged prescriptions for addictive painkillers and other controlled substances.

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at 12:34 on June 30, 2016, EDT.

FDA warns against eating raw dough amid E. coli fears

WASHINGTON — In a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this week that people should not eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some recalled flour.

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at 10:18 on June 30, 2016, EDT.

Final test could flush Saskatoon drinking water advisory as early as today

SASKATOON — About 30,000 people in Saskatoon hoped to hear Thursday that they no longer have to boil their tap water or use bottled water for drinking or cooking because of a water main break earlier this week.

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at 09:29 on June 30, 2016, EDT.

A timeline of events

CHARLOTTETOWN — In January 2015, a P.E.I. businessman was accused of sexually assaulting his 35-year-old daughter. Police said the woman, who has severe autism and is virtually non-verbal, made the allegation through a disputed method known as facilitated communication. Independent psychological testing found the woman was incapable of making the allegations attributed to her.

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at 08:59 on June 30, 2016, EDT.

Facilitated communication: From immense hopes to great skepticism

It has been described as a discredited cult that just won't die.

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at 08:54 on June 30, 2016, EDT.

Pregnancy test dispensers attempt to raise fetal alcohol syndrome awareness

It's not unusual to see dispensers for tampons or sanitary napkins in women's washrooms, but at a college and a bar in Whitehorse, women can also buy pregnancy tests.

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at 15:35 on June 29, 2016, EDT.

New doc explores John Mann's Alzheimer's battle, story of Spirit of the West

TORONTO — As Jill Daum watched her husband John Mann play one final show with his Spirit of the West bandmates back in April, any feelings of sadness were washed away by the warmth of the crowd.

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