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The National: Pope visiting Canada, N.B. mystery illness, Rick Mercer

The National for Oct. 27 — The Pope’s trip to Canada could set the stage for a formal apology for residential schools. Plus, what Rick Mercer’s ranting about these days.

Hundreds join migrant caravan march in Mexico

Hundreds of migrants from Central America and the Caribbean trekked across Mexico on Wednesday, the latest in a series of caravans that have sought to reach the U.S. border in recent months.

Former Chicago NHL draft pick Kyle Beach steps forward as 1st accuser in sexual assault investigation

Kyle Beach has stepped forward as John Doe 1 in the Chicago NHL team's sexual assault investigation. Beach on Wednesday identified himself as the first accuser of former Chicago video coach Brad Aldrich.

O'Toole still won't say if all Conservative MPs are vaccinated, insists those attending Commons will be

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is refusing to say how many of his MPs have been vaccinated against COVID-19 but is promising that all who do attend the House of Commons in person will be fully vaccinated.

2 dead, man in custody after shooting in Faro, Yukon: RCMP

Two people are dead, another person is critically injured, and a 61-year-old man is in custody facing murder, attempted murder and assault charges, after Tuesday's shooting rocked the remote community of Faro, Yukon.

California high court won't hear Brad Pitt divorce appeal

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to consider Brad Pitt's appeal of a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie.

Kyle Beach steps forward as victim in Blackhawks sex assault investigation

Kyle Beach, a former player in the Chicago Blackhawks farm system, has come forward as John Doe in the team’s sexual assault investigation.

Former Alberta legislature staffer alleges 'poisoned work environment' in lawsuit

A former Alberta government staffer is suing the premier’s office, alleging her contract was terminated after speaking out against a toxic workplace that included on-site intoxication and sexual harassment.

Common antidepressant can cut COVID-19 hospitalization by up to 30 per cent: study

The inexpensive and well-known drug fluvoxamine can save the lives of COVID-19 patients and cut hospital admissions by up to 30 per cent, according to a new study.

New information raises questions about existence of brain syndrome in New Brunswick

According to New Brunswick's Health Minister Dorothy Shephard, a new epidemiological report has found there was no known food, behavior, or environmental exposure that caused the symptoms of a mystery brain syndrome.

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Houston Turns to Its Bullpen to Hold Lead in Game 2 of World Series

Jose Urquidy limited Atlanta to two runs in five innings before handing the Astros’ relievers a three-run lead. Follow the game here.

Judge Denies Police Union’s Bid to Block N.Y.C. Vaccine Mandate

About 46,000 of the city’s 300,000 workers must get at least one dose of a Covid vaccine by 5 p.m. on Friday or face unpaid leave. Here’s the latest.

Racing the Clock, Democrats Grasp for a Deal on Biden’s Agenda

Democrats struggled to bridge crucial differences over what to include in and how to pay for their social policy and climate plan.

How to Decide Which Covid Booster Shot to Get

Health officials approved mix-and-match Covid booster shots, but didn’t say whether it’s better to switch vaccines or stick with your original shot.

Cleveland Guardians Roller Derby Team Sues Over M.L.B. Team's Name Change

“To be blunt, Plaintiff was here first,” the Cleveland Guardians roller derby team said in filing a suit claiming trademark infringement.


Judge says men that Kyle Rittenhouse shot can't be called 'victims'

A courtroom debate Monday over the use of terms like "victim" and "arsonist" ahead of the trial Kyle Rittenhouse could foreshadow contentious proceedings when the hearing gets underway for the teen accused in a deadly shooting during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

These World Heritage Forests have gone from removing carbon from the atmosphere to emitting it

Human activity and climate change-fueled disasters have turned 10 of the planet's internationally recognized forests, also known as World Heritage sites, from carbon absorbers into carbon emitters, researchers have found.


Sudan coup: World Bank suspends aid after military takeover

Pressure mounts on the military to restore civilian rule as international bodies respond.

Huma Abedin: Clinton aide details unwanted kiss by US senator

In a new book, Huma Abedin says the senator made an unwelcome advance after inviting her into his home.

Chinese missile launch very concerning, says top US general

Gen Milley's comments were the first US acknowledgment of claims China tested a hypersonic missile.

Alec Baldwin shooting: Criminal charges may be filed, prosecutor says

A US prosecutor says "all options are on the table" over the shooting involving actor Alec Baldwin.

'You have to prove your faith when you're dating as a black Muslim'

Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to black Muslims about their experiences in the dating world and society.