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Magnotta jury puts questions to witness on Day 33 of first-degree murder trial

Jurors at Luka Rocco Magnotta’s first-degree murder trial sought clarification on various issues Thursday as they asked questions of a witness for the first time in 33 days of testimony. READ

Teen who was assaulted, left for dead by river to meet men who found her

A teen who was viciously beaten, assaulted and left to die beside a Winnipeg river was planning Thursday to meet the men who rescued her. READ

Ex-Liberals in Senate offer legal arguments for missing, murdered women inquiry

Former Liberals in the Senate are offering up ready-made legal arguments to anyone willing to take the federal government to court in order to force a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. READ

Veterans groups demand answers from Tories for $1.13 billion in lapsed funds

Veterans groups are responding angrily to news that the federal department responsible for their care and benefits was unable to spend upwards of $1.1 billion of its budget over seven years. READ

Last year’s passport fee hike poured millions more into federal coffers

A hike in passport fees has become a cash cow for the federal government. READ

Police search for 2 men who robbed jewelry store using burka disguises

Two men disguised themselves as women in burkas while robbing a jewelry store in Toronto in the first such case in the city, police alleged Wednesday as they released security video of the incident. READ

Contractor who built seniors’ home that burned says it didn’t meet standards

The contractor who built the seniors’ residence that burned last January, killing 32 people, says it did not comply with building-code standards in place at the time of the blaze. READ

Psychiatrist questioned Magnotta about promoting Lin video before slaying

A psychiatrist who assessed Luka Rocco Magnotta for criminal responsibility questioned him about alleged online postings promoting the video of Jun Lin’s death ahead of the slaying. READ

B.C. judge declines to hear application to throw out gang murder convictions

A judge has declined to hear an abuse-of-process application from two gangsters who were seeking to throw out their murder convictions. READ

Petraeus says ISIL momentum 'halted' but says fight could take years

Retired U.S. general David Petraeus, the architect of the 2007 U.S. surge in Iraq, says the current U.S.-led coalition there, which includes Canadian fighter jets, has “halted” the momentum of the Islamic State. READ

NDP MP accuses Liberals of breaching privacy of misconduct victims

New Democrat MP Craig Scott is lashing out at the Liberals for what he calls a breach of good faith and confidentiality around the case of two female colleagues who alleged misconduct. READ

Convicted in robocalls scandal, Michael Sona sentenced to nine months in jail

Michael Sona, the former Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal, has been sentenced to nine months behind bars. READ

Jury sees damaged boat at murder trial of lobster fisherman in Cape Breton

The damaged boat that Phillip Boudreau was on before he disappeared in a Cape Breton harbour was shown to the jury on Tuesday at the second-degree murder trial of a man who has pleaded not guilty in his slaying. READ

Magnotta trial hears psychiatrist unable to track down accused’s acquaintances

A psychiatrist who assessed Luka Rocco Magnotta for criminal responsibility says he wasn’t able to interview two people the accused said had a major presence in his life. READ

Fire co-ordinator discusses chaos at scene of Quebec fire that killed 32 people

A regional fire-safety co-ordinator has described a scene of chaos when he arrived early one morning last January at a Quebec seniors’ home where 32 people died. READ

Fraser Institute tells young job-hunters the West is where it’s at

For young Canadians looking to land a good job, the West is where it’s at, according to a new report released by the Fraser Institute on Tuesday. READ

Canada’s super-rich: top 1 % are a smidge less wealthy but include more women

Canada’s mega-rich lost ground to the other 99 per cent, say newly released figures from Statistics Canada. READ

Advocates prepare to battle anew with feds over cuts to refugee benefits

The Conservative government’s proposed changes to who can qualify for welfare amount to an effort to pressure provinces into adopting anti-refugee policies, say critics who are picking a new fight over benefits for refugee claimants. READ

Commons committee says no mandate to investigate misconduct complaints

Two suspended Liberal MPs remain in limbo after a multi-party committee determined it has no mandate to establish a process for investigating misconduct complaints between members of Parliament. READ

CF-18s strike ISIL warehouse being used to construct roadside bombs

Canadian fighter jets and other coalition aircraft have effectively flattened an enemy warehouse in northern Iraq as part of a major night-time operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. READ

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