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Why I resigned from my tenured position teaching climate science in college

This First Person article is the experience of Heather Short, a scientist and educator who lives in the greater Montreal region. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ.
I have enjoyed my nearly 15 years of teaching students about geology, earth systems science, climate literacy and the present human-caused climate and ecological crises in my time at John Abbott College on the island of Montreal.
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Buckle up: Arizona Republicans to show 2020 recount results

PHOENIX -- Ten months after Donald Trump lost his 2020 reelection bid in Arizona, supporters hired by Arizona Senate Republicans were preparing to deliver the results of an unprecedented partisan election review that is the climax of a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting the former president's false claim that he lost because of fraud.
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U.S. House to vote on abortion rights as Roe is challenged

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House is set to vote on legislation aimed at guaranteeing a woman's right to an abortion, a bill that reflects the Democratic Party's response to a restrictive new Texas law that has placed access under threat.
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Residents, staff and former employees at two Port Alberni long-term care homes say they're at a breaking point after complaining for years about alleged serious mismanagement in the workplace. 
"It's terrible. They're running us into the ground," said an employee at Fir Park Village and Echo Village, who cited a myriad of "bullying and harassment" from management, and alleged violations of the workers' collective agreement, including improper scheduling and pay, particularly for casual and part-time employees.
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Texas announces audit of 2020 votes after Trump urges review

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Texas election officials said Thursday night they were auditing the 2020 results in four large counties hours after former U.S. President Donald Trump, continuing to falsely claim the election was stolen, pressed Republican Gov.
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Jan. 6 rioter who took beer from Pelosi's office pleads guilty

An Oklahoma man who took a beer from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the January 6 insurrection pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor offense.
Andrew Ericson, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of illegally protesting inside the US Capitol, which has become a standard charge for rioters who aren't accused of any violent activity.
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Bad Bunny tops Billboard Latin Music Awards with 10 trophies

CORAL GABLES, FLA. -- Bad Bunny is the champion of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking home artist of the year honours and a whopping 10 trophies.
Among the awards received Thursday by the urban music superstar were Hot Latin Song of the Year for "Dakiti" and album of the year for "YHLQMDLG.
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TORONTO -- An Ontario mother, who had been holding a one-woman protest for the past week to try to get help with her son's autism care, will finally have her file looked at after a call from the social services minister.
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TORONTO -- An Ontario mother, who had been holding a one-woman protest for the past week to try to get help with her son's autism care, will finally have her file looked at after a call from the social services minister.
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House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

WASHINGTON -- A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has issued its first subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from four of former President Donald Trump's close advisers and associates who were in contact with him before and during the attack.
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Tom Felton of 'Harry Potter' fame collapses at Ryder Cup

SHEBOYGAN, WIS. -- British actor Tom Felton, known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" movies, collapsed while playing a celebrity golf exhibition Thursday at the Ryder Cup.
Ryder Cup organizers said only that Felton experienced "a medical incident" at Whistling Straits and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
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Former Catalan leader who fled Spain in 2017 detained on Italian island

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled Spain after a failed secession bid for the northeastern region in 2017, was detained Thursday in Sardinia, Italy, his lawyer said.
Puigdemont, who lives in Belgium and now holds a seat in the European Parliament, has been fighting extradition to Spain, which accused him and other Catalan independence leaders of sedition.
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