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at 20:10 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Justin Bourque to serve 75 years before parole eligibility for RCMP killings

MONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque, the disturbed young man who fatally shot three Mounties and wounded two others in what a judge described as a "blind rage," has been sentenced to an unprecedented 75 years in prison.

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at 19:58 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Police investigating ex-CBC- star Jian Ghomeshi after two women come forward

TORONTO - Former CBC star radio host Jian Ghomeshi is under criminal investigation after two women came forward to complain, police said Friday.

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at 19:33 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Harper urged to press China for release of jailed pro-democracy advocate

OTTAWA - It was business as usual Friday at the prime minister's Langevin Block office, where Stephen Harper smiled and chatted with the Chinese ambassador to Canada before confirming plans for his third official visit to China next week.

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at 18:31 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

B.C. Law Society upholds member vote, won't recognize Christian law school grads

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Law Society will not recognize graduates of a controversial Christian law school.

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at 18:14 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Into the wild: Yellowknife RCMP believe missing Japanese tourist in bush

YELLOWKNIFE - RCMP suspect a missing Japanese tourist may be trekking in the wilderness north of Yellowknife.

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at 18:00 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Magnotta's father testifies at murder trial; talks of troubled childhood

MONTREAL - Luka Rocco Magnotta's father suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and suggested his son go see a psychiatrist because he was concerned about his mental well-being more than a decade ago.

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at 17:51 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Passenger killed in what police say was a random attack on a B.C. bus

KELOWNA, B.C. - Passengers and the driver on a transit bus in Kelowna, B.C., looked on in horror as a man fatally stabbed another passenger before running from the scene in what police say was a random attack.

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at 17:29 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Halifax Chronicle Herald cites declining advertising in issuing 20 layoffs

HALIFAX - The Halifax Chronicle Herald issued layoff notices to 20 unionized newspaper employees Friday in a bid to cut costs and stem advertising losses.

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at 17:25 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Thousands protest in Montreal against provincial economic policies

MONTREAL - Several thousand people took to the streets of Montreal on Friday to protest what they call austerity measures imposed by the provincial government.

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at 17:10 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Canada's first operational missions over Iraq complete, no bombs dropped

KUWAIT CITY - Canadian warplanes have conducted two combat sweeps over Iraq, but bad weather continued to prevent them from striking any Islamic State targets, the task force commander said Friday.

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at 17:03 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Newfoundland man accused in soccer stabbing had mental health issues: stepmom

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The stepmother of a Newfoundland man accused of attempted murder in the stabbing of an 11-year-old boy says his family tried to get him help for mental health issues.

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at 16:35 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Framing income splitting: Family-friendly, or lining wallets of wealthy dads?

OTTAWA - The political race is on to frame the government's marquee income-splitting plan as either a financial boon to Canadian families with children or a "retrograde" measure skewed towards men and the wealthy.

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