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The trial for George Floyd’s killing begins

The trial for George Floyd's killing begins

This week, jury selection is underway for one of the most scrutinized court cases in recent history: the second-degree murder and manslaughter trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Floyd’s killing sparked an enormous, international protest movement for racial justice. Today, CBC senior correspondent Susan Ormiston takes us to Minneapolis to hear from the people there as they brace for this trial.

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10 years on, Japan mourns victims of deadly tsunami and Fukishima disaster

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Japan on Thursday marked the 10th anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that hit its northeastern region, where many survivors’ lives are still on hold.

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COVID-19 and the death of the middle-class musician

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The death of live music by COVID-19 has left many artists with little or no way to support themselves, while threatening the existence of the “middle class musician” itself.

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Provinces, territories are owed more $1.3B in unpaid fines, investigation shows

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A CBC News investigation found Canadian provinces and territories are owed more than $1.3 billion in unpaid fines for everything from parking tickets to tax violations to environmental infractions, with some dating back decades.

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How François Legault has avoided blame for Quebec’s heavy COVID-19 death toll

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“Yes, we could have done better,” Quebec Premier François Legault said of his government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis during a news conference this week. There was, however, a “but.” There usually is when Legault expresses contrition about his government’s record on the pandemic.

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SPAC’d out: Everything you need to know about the next hyped-up investment fad

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From house prices to tech stocks, the pandemic has had a counterintuitive impact on the prices of a variety of assets, driving many to record highs at a time when the economy is still reeling. Now, experts are warning about a niche type of investment vehicle that’s veering into bubble territory.

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Saskatoon ICU nurse creates COVID-inspired art with vaccine-vial caps

Shawn Toovey

When ICU nurse Shawn Toovey isn’t caring for some of Saskatchewan’s sickest patients, he’s collecting scrap medical plastics, including medicine bottles, syringe covers and vaccine-vial caps, to make artwork. The ICU nurse uses art to relieve work-related stress after experiencing burn out a few years ago.

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Commanding officers interfered in sexual assault investigations, retired military police officer says

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A former military police officer says he faced commanding officers who interfered in his sexual assault cases and prosecutors who were reluctant to move forward with charges within the Canadian Armed Forces’ justice system.

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Veteran who killed his family, himself sought help from 6 doctors before triple-murder suicide

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In the last months of Lionel Desmond’s life — and those of his wife, his daughter and his mother — he would visit six doctors near his home in rural Nova Scotia, looking for the same thing: the help for ongoing symptoms of severe post-traumatic stress disorder he’d been told would be waiting.

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China moves to tighten control over Hong Kong’s electoral system

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China’s ceremonial legislature on Thursday endorsed the Communist Party’s latest move to tighten control over Hong Kong by reducing the role of its public in picking the region’s leaders.