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Harper reaches out to Mulcair, Trudeau, premiers about possible PQ majority

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is getting ready for a Parti Québécois majority in the April 7 provincial election, contacting major leaders across Canada to prepare a concerted federalist response in the event of a sovereigntist victory.<p>Sources said Mr. Harper has had discussions on the Quebec …

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

Obama won’t rush Keystone decision, White House says

Barack Obama is refusing to give Ottawa the quick answer it wants on the Keystone XL pipeline in spite of a State Department report that dispels the U.S. President's main climate-change fears.<p>The White House said Sunday it will wait at least another 90 days to make a final decision as it awaits …

Can It Be? Pigeons, Geese And White-Tailed Deer Were Once Rare

Go back 150 years and ask yourself, what was there a lot of?<p>We all know the answer ...<p>There were lots of buffalo, lots of passenger pigeons, lots of oysters. And then, poof! Hardly any. Or none ...<p>OK, let's flip the question: What were there precious few of 150 years ago, in a couple of cases …

Seahawks coach says let Seattle's kids celebrate Super win

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pete Carroll returned to college to revive his coaching career but the man who led Southern California to a pair of national titles thinks Seattle should shut its schools for a Seahawks Super Bowl victory party.<p>Feb 3, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete …

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Needed: More eyes on Canada’s spies

The playful, almost giddy tone of the Communications Security Establishment Canada's power-point presentation that was revealed last week suggests an extraordinary lack of perspective on what the spy agency's powers and duties consist of – and what is against the law.<p>One passage reads, "Many …