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Cop body-slams 12-year-old girl on camera

A video showing a Texas police officer body-slamming a pre-teen girl is sweeping across the Internet. There are conflicting reports over what led to …

Tweens

Obama seeks authority from Congress for Islamic State war

President Barack Obama wants Congress to clearly legitimize the bombing war he launched six months ago in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State.<p>It will be the first such "war vote" Congress has taken in 13 years, since it approved George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq.<p>Mr. Obama initially claimed he …

Residents grapple with the deaths of five snowmobilers in B.C. avalanche

The arrow on the avalanche warning sign outside this small B.C. village pointed to orange on Friday afternoon, a sign of considerable risk, but many locals took to the surrounding hills in their snowmobiles. Riding the machines around McBride is a way of life.<p>On Saturday, residents of the village …

Trudeau keeps digging himself deeper into a resources hole

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a penchant for clever quips. He seems to especially relish combining them with digs at Stephen Harper, like his speech in Davos earlier this month, where he said, "My predecessor wanted you to know Canada for its resources. I want you to know Canadians for our …

U.S. Navy Maneuvers in the South China Sea Spark Chinese Calls for a Tougher Response

Beijing is being called on to issue a tougher response to Washington after the U.S. Navy sent a destroyer to within 12 nautical miles of an island …

China

A Major Environmental Deal Has Been Signed to Protect Canadian Rainforest

Lawmakers in western Canada have reached an agreement to preserve the Great Bear Rainforest, banning logging across most of what is one of the …

Canada