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at 19:12 on August 28, 2014, EDT.

Lawyers for Lac-Megantic accused want charges dropped, call for public inquiry

MONTREAL - The union and lawyers representing two railway employees accused in the Lac-Megantic disaster are urging the Crown to drop the charges in light of recent findings by the Transportation Safety Board.

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at 19:00 on August 28, 2014, EDT.

Premiers agree more federal money needed, but they don't have a price tag

CHARLOTTETOWN - Canada's premiers have agreed at their annual meeting that they need more money from Ottawa to pay for health-care and infrastructure — a familiar refrain at these gatherings — but there was no consensus Thursday on how much cash they want to deal with crumbling roads and an aging population.

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at 18:47 on August 28, 2014, EDT.

Way to go Flo! Alberta athlete, 101, wins silver in javelin at seniors games

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. - Florence Storch held the javelin high with her right hand and balanced herself with the other by gripping her walker.

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at 18:46 on August 28, 2014, EDT.

First human study of Canadian-made Ebola vaccine to start within a few weeks.

TORONTO - The company that has licensed a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine says it hopes to start a Phase 1 trial on the serum within the next few weeks.

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at 18:39 on August 28, 2014, EDT.

Telecoms reach paper bill fee exemption plan but CRTC says it's not good enough

GATINEAU, Que. - Canada's big telecom companies have agreed to exempt some, but not all, of their customers from fees they charge for producing and mailing invoices.

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at 18:17 on August 28, 2014, EDT.

Canada's jets, part of NATO mission, edge closer to Russian airspace

OTTAWA - Canadian fighter jets will be patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO's response to the unravelling situation in Ukraine.

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