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Three women sue, alleging sexual assault by Correctional Service guard

OTTAWA -- Three women who say they were sexually assaulted by a prison guard have launched a lawsuit against the federal correctional service.
The alleged assaults are said to have happened at the Nova Institution for Women, a multi-level facility in Truro, N.S.
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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' heading to Toronto in fall 2020

TORONTO -- The witches and wizards of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" are bringing their magic to a Toronto stage.
Mirvish Productions says the Tony award-winning show will make its Canadian premiere in fall 2020 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
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Encana CEO says Canadian oilfield would produce more if regulated in the U.S.

CALGARY -- Western Canada's Montney oil and gas region would be two to four times more productive if it was in the United States with its more efficient regulatory systems, says the CEO of Encana Corp.
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Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

SALEM, Ore. -- Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn't just submit a couple of the devices -- he delivered in person or shipped to Apple around 3,000 of them.
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Writer Casey Plett wins $60,000 First Novel Award for 'Little Fish'

TORONTO -- Casey Plett has won the Amazon Canada First Novel Award for "Little Fish," her book about a trans woman's exploration of her past and future.
The Windsor, Ont.-based writer was awarded the $60,000 honour at a ceremony in Toronto on Wednesday night.
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Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
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Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistants

NEW YORK -- Are the female voices behind Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa amplifying gender bias around the world?
The United Nations thinks so.
A report released Wednesday by the UN's culture and science organization raises concerns about what it describes as the "hardwired subservience" built into default female-voiced assistants operated by Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft.
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A young Indigenous woman who was questioned by an RCMP officer in a video that has been widely denounced by Parliamentarians has spoken out for the first time, saying she’s still coping with the incident.
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Canadian D-Day survivor, 94, returning to Normandy for 75th anniversary

One of the last surviving veterans of the Battle of Normandy is heading back to the French beach for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Alex Polowin of Ottawa is now 94 years old - but joined the Royal Canadian Navy just before his 17th birthday all those years ago, telling CTV News that having family in Lithuania inspired him to “do his part to help end the war.
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A 74-year-old woman was knocked to the ground by a police officer during an anti-pipeline protest on Wednesday.
The dramatic incident, which was captured on camera by CTV Vancouver, happened outside a lunchtime Liberal fundraiser attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Rocks, rubber bullets fly in 2nd night of post-election clashes in Indonesia

A clash between Indonesian security forces and protesters angry over the result of last month's presidential election raged for a second night Wednesday, turning central Jakarta into a battlefield of tear gas, rubber bullets, rocks and firecrackers.
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Rallies for and against abortion fire up around the South

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Abortion opponents held a rally Wednesday at the Alabama Capitol, savoring victory after the state's governor signed the nation's most stringent abortion ban into law last week.
Elsewhere in the South, abortion-rights supporters occupied much of a city block in New Orleans, chanting 'My body! My choice!"
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