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Elon Musk — the SpaceX founder, Tesla CEO, and, most recently, Twitter owner — hosted a flashy event on Wednesday night for yet another one of his companies: Neuralink, the startup proposing implants that connect your brain to a computer.
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Rare cosmic event beamed light at Earth from 8.5 billion light-years away

An incredibly bright flash that appeared in the night sky in February was the result of a star straying too close to a supermassive black hole, meeting its untimely end there as it was ripped to shreds.
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In new role as G20 chair, India set to focus on climate

India officially takes up its role as chair of the Group of 20 leading economies for the coming year Thursday and it's putting climate at the top of the group's priorities.
Programs to encourage sustainable living and money for countries to transition to clean energy and deal with the effects of a warming world are some of the key areas that India will focus on during its presidency, experts say.
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Spain: 2 new letter bombs detected after Ukraine blast

Spanish police are investigating a suspect letter bomb sent to an air base outside Madrid early Thursday, a day after a letter bomb exploded at the Ukrainian Embassy injuring an employee, the interior and defence ministries said.
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Asian shares gain after Fed chair signals slower rate hikes

Shares advanced in Europe and Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street spurred by the Federal Reserve chair's comments on easing the pace of interest rate hikes to tame inflation.
Signs that China may be shifting its approach to containing COVID-19 outbreaks to focus more on vaccinations, while some cities have lifted pandemic lockdowns, also helped lift sentiment.
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China eases COVID-19 controls amid effort to head off protests

More Chinese cities eased anti-virus restrictions and police patrolled their streets Thursday as the government tried to defuse public anger over some of the world's most stringent COVID-19 measures and head off more protests.
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Pandemic, slower U.S. migration see Canada closing gap with U.S. in workforce race

Since the global onset of COVID-19, Canada has been gradually closing the gap with the United States when it comes to attracting and keeping an important economic prize: new permanent residents.
The annual number of permanent residents admitted to the U.S.
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Mark Donkers of Sarnia, Ont., is your typical hockey-loving Canadian kid. The 11-year-old is proud to play for the under-12 BB Sarnia Sting junior team. 
But while he wears the same jersey as his teammates — the one with the angry bee logo —  Mark was told last month he couldn't keep playing on the team until he provided more documentation, because he wasn't born in Canada.
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Manitoba has seen a sharp increase in HIV rates over the past four years — and the doctors who have been tracking the data say the situation is likely to get worse.
The Manitoba HIV Program unveiled its 2018-2021 report findings Thursday — World AIDS Day and Indigenous Awareness Week — by highlighting an overrepresentation of Indigenous people living with HIV, and more women being diagnosed.
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Some schools closed, thousands without electricity in P.E.I. windstorm

Some schools are closed and opening is delayed for others as thousands of homes and businesses on P.E.I. are without power in a windstorm Thursday morning.
Power outages have closed Englewood Elementary, Mount Stewart Consolidated, and Donagh Regional.
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Some wind warnings ended, but thousands without electricity in P.E.I.

Some schools are closed and opening is delayed for others as thousands of homes and businesses on P.E.I. are without power in a windstorm Thursday morning.
Power outages have closed Englewood Elementary, Mount Stewart Consolidated, and Donagh Regional.
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WARNING: This story contains claims of sexual assault that some people might find distressing.
For more than four years, Jordan MacEachern-Johnson couldn't shake the feeling that police didn't take her case seriously.
MacEachern-Johnson was 17 years old in 2017, when she told Fredericton police she'd been sexually assaulted by a man a few years older.
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