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Canadian Town Designs Memorial For The Wrong Guy

Posted 05.29.2014 | World

It's one terribly expensive case of mistaken identity. When the Canadian city of Ottawa wanted to honor the late Jack Purcell, a local man who spe...

Magician Makes Dozens Of People Smile With A Simple Trick

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News

While making objects appear and disappear out of nowhere is always a crowd-pleaser, when done right, can you guess what's even more magical? A smile a...

Facing Off With Zak

Anthony Romeo | Posted 02.12.2014 | Good News
Anthony Romeo

The constraints of popular society, with its omni-present need to always say and do the right thing, didn't seem to apply. Zak was living a life that was authentic and honest to himself. When you treated Zak well, you were treated well in return. Love Zak, Zak will love you. That seemed too easy

Litter from Indonesia -- Rubble in Paradise: Cleaning Up the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Garbage breeds everywhere -- old sneakers, crushed beer cans, plastic bottles, broken glass and plastic household items defile the ought-to-be pristine shores.

Seeing Harvard Students Be Wrong Is Satisfying

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.22.2013 | College

What is the capital of Canada? Don't know the answer? That's fine, because basically no one at Harvard University knows either. When a reporter...

Joel Shapiro: Art's Diplomat

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

At 72, Joel Shapiro exhibits all the excitement and passion of a young artist anxious to present new work, rather than a desire to simply relax into the satisfied world-weariness of a veteran of decades of museum shows and international recognition.

Abandoned Chocolate Factory to Start Selling Marijuana

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

A former Hershey factory in Ottawa is on track to be repurposed into a weed manufacturing plant. It's like right out of a fairy tale! Canadian stoners everywhere are rejoicing at the prospect of a hydroponic hub, where weed flows like wine.

Snowden Revelations: Shining a Spotlight on Canada, Washington's Junior Partner in the Americas

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Ottawa has been steadily deploying all of the resources at its disposal, including spying and corporate influence, to ensure its hegemony over some of the hemisphere's poorest and most oppressed nations.

Greece's Desperate Call

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Bravely, the Greeks forge on. Its leaders may, indeed, as the Foreign Minister said, be exploring and defining areas of potential foreign investment and fast-tracking new rules to eliminate much of the red tape surrounding these endeavors.

Cities Blooming In Spring 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Mardi Gras may be over, but the party is just getting started in the Big Easy.

The Keystone XL Pipeline, Terrorism and Our National Security

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Are we helping to fund a future danger on our northern border, and will the revenues generated by the Keystone Pipeline help to create a condition deeply adversarial to our national security?

LOOK: Extreme Family Photos

Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents

"Sometimes we don't go to a studio and hug cushions against a seamless white background," Canadian photographer Justin Van Leeuwen writes on the landi...

Museum Yanks Masturbation Video

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.21.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

It seems that in Canada, where the new thaw quickens the letting down of pantaloons and the lifting of full many a bustle, the youth remain woefully under-informed about the glory and abundant possibility of their burgeoning sexuality.

Après L'indignation, L'engagement!

Annick Papillon | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Quebec
Annick Papillon

Que ce soit l'engagement communautaire ou l'engagement politique, il importe que les citoyens s'impliquent davantage. Signer une pétition ne prend que quelques minutes. Aider quelqu'un dans le besoin ou militer pour l'instauration d'une nouvelle politique prend quelques minutes de plus. Il importe que les citoyens prennent conscience de l'impact qu'ils peuvent avoir sur la société.

Hey My Fellow Yanks, July 1 Is Canada Day

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

How about stretching our 4th of July fireworks fuse a bit by adding a belated congrats to our "true north" Canadian colleagues on the commemoration of their own Canadian birthday, which comes 3 days before ours.

Meeting the UAE Halfway

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

There seems to be a misconception in Canada that the UAE is happy to sit on its laurels while the Canadians do the dirty work in Afghanistan. That is untrue.

United Airlines Employee Loses Track Of 9-Year-Old At O'Hare

Chicago Sun-Times | Simple Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 9-year-old boy, traveling alone and heading home to Canada, ended up stranded for eight hours at O'Hare Airport because a United Airlines employee f...

Could Halayeb's Manganese Wealth Trigger A Sudan-Egypt Conflict?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egypt and Sudan almost came to blows 17 years ago over the Halayeb region, said to be rich in manganese. Since then, the Sudanese government has called for a negotiated settlement of the dispute.

Illinois Newspaper Forced To Disclose Names Of Anonymous Commenters (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A downstate Illinois newspaper must reveal the identity of an anonymous online commenter, according to a new appellate court ruling that could have wi...

Sorry Ann Coulter, Canada's Just Not That Into You

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Rowe

Coulter is rapidly becoming a parody of herself. She's beginning to resemble the mythical spinster aunt no one under 25 wants to sit next to at family dinners.

Ann Coulter Speech Canceled After Protests At University Of Ottawa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

OTTAWA — A protest by hundreds of students led organizers to cancel a Tuesday night speech by American conservative commentator Ann Coulter at t...

Amazon's Move Into Canada Protested By Booksellers

The Globe and Mail | Marina Strauss and Omar El Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Canada's booksellers are urging Ottawa to block from building a distribution network in Canada, raising the stakes in a showdown over gover...

Canada's Haitian-Born Top Official Is a Remarkable Story

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Mann

The Commander in Chief of Canada's armed forces is a native of Haiti. Bet you didn't know that. Most Americans, in fact, have no idea who Michaelle Jean is, but they should. Hers is a remarkable story of one Haitian's success.

Canada: 20 Years After Montreal Massacre, Ottawa Debates Gun Control

New York Times | IAN AUSTEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OTTAWA -- Like public health care, Canada's tight gun-control laws help distinguish the country from its powerful neighbor to the south. But as Canadi...

Greenpeace Members Climb Atop Parliament

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Rob Gillies (AP): TORONTO -- Members of Greenpeace easily breached security and scaled two Parliament buildings in Ottawa to stage a protest on t...