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When you think Microsoft can't get any sleazier, they find a way. Now clicking the close box on their pushy Windows 10 dialogue is interpreted as "Yes, install it."

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3074548/microsoft-windows/microsoft-has-been-conning-windows-users-for-two-months.html
Microsoft has been using a deceptive tactic to dupe Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users into upgrading to Windows 10 for at least two months.
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More than 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray are wondering if they will have a home to return to, after a fire that started Sunday quickly overwhelmed firefighters and the city’s resources, breaching the city. It is the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history
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My niece is relatively lucky; she's moved in with her mom until they start letting people back into Fort McMurray (at least a few weeks).
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“Government should have lawful access to any encrypted message or device.”

http://www.debatesofthecentury.org/national-security/
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With a rental vacancy rate under 1%, I suppose this was predictable. We need more rental units.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/free+rent+online+vancouver+prey+women+economic+struggles/11883573/story.html
The advertisement appeared in the rooms and shares section of an online classified website and offered “free rent for the right girl.”
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As horrific as this is, I agree with the Canadian (and U.S.) government position: Paying ransom, demonstrating the profitability of hostage taking, just encourages groups like this to grab even more westerners. But I wholeheartedly approve of hunting down and exterminating these animals.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/debate-over-canada-s-policy-of-not-paying-ransom-1.2874724
The Canadian government’s stated policy of not paying ransom is under renewed scrutiny after the murder of hostage John Ridsdel in the Philippines.
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As promised in the election campaign last fall, Canada will legalize marijuana nationally in about a year.

https://news.vice.com/article/canadas-minister-of-health-jane-philpott-is-heading-to-the-un-to-defend-legal-pot
Jane Philpott is in New York for the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs. There, is she still wants to legalize marijuana at home, she has to convince the rest of the world that pot isn't so bad.
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All marijuana?  About half the USA has legalized marijuana state by state in some form.  I know here in Pennsylvania it will still be illegal to smoke it, the bill legalizes it in pill or liquid forms and of course creates dispensaries so the government can regulate it.
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Apparently I'm easily amused; I find this CBC headline highly entertaining.
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"Does this person agree to make his or her 2016 Census information available in 2108 (92 years after the census)?"  How optimistic would it be to think that I'd care at that point?
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Sure we know now it sounds insane but that is how they do it in a lot of the USA. Of course it's now illegal for politicians to specifically draw lines into areas they believe most likely to get them re-elected, and their district plans can be denied by the courts, but the line drawing process is otherwise not independent and we have a lot of very odd shaped districts.
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Imma let you finish that weather report, but first, can I interest you in a Windows 10 update?

http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/28/windows-10-update-live-tv/
Microsoft recommends an upgrade to Windows 10 before tonight's thunderstorm.
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Tells the audience, "Hey, now that Prince is dead, I can do anything I like!"
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This is a very carefully considered bill.  It allows competent adults to make difficult medical decisions, while avoiding some of the mistakes made in Europe.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-physician-assisted-death-law-1.3535193
Doctor-assisted death will be restricted to mentally competent adults who have serious and incurable illness, disease or disability under new legislation tabled in Parliament today. The long-awaited bill also sets out safeguards to protect vulnerable Canadians.
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+Richard Reich Me what, heard about Kevorkian?  How old are you?  Every American in my generation has.
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