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In do-or-die mode, Biden does neither

Joe Biden’s foreign allies left town on Thursday. His allies at home, meanwhile, joined in the political assassination. Plagued by a domestic political crisis, the beleaguered US president held a rare, unscripted and free press conference to conclude this week’s NATO summit. The event, broadcast live on television, was a defining moment for Biden’s campaign, as many Democrats weigh whether …

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He can’t afford to rent an apartment. So this man secretly sleeps in an office

A man in St. John’s rents office space, but he doesn’t have an office job. He is an electrician and drives from gig to gig all day long. The office is where he secretly sleeps at night because he can’t afford to rent an apartment anywhere in the city. He lived in his truck for two months during the frigid …

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I dreaded menopause, but learned to enjoy the heat

This is a First Person column by Ummni Khan, who lives in Victoria. For more information about CBC’s First Person Stories, see the frequently asked questions. The arrival of my first period was a long-awaited sign of adolescence. I wanted it all. Breasts. Pubic hair. Even pimples seemed to bring with them a kind of anxious coolness. Four decades later, …

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What to know about CNN’s very early presidential debate with Biden and Trump

US President Joe Biden and former US President Donald Trump will debate Thursday evening at 9pm ET on CNN. Here’s a quick look at why it’s making headlines ahead of the actual event. Who participates? Biden, the incumbent Democrat, and Trump, his Republican rival. Both men are the presumptive nominees of their respective parties. What about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.? …

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City of Believers: Edmonton ready for Oilers to take home the Cup

As the minutes ticked down in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, thousands of Oilers fans rose to their feet. As one they sang Bon Jovi’s Living on a prayer, they shouted Shania Twain’s “Let’s Go Girls” lyrics and finally sang “We want the Cup” over and over until the final buzzer sounded. Outside, the excitement continued: 104th Avenue …

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