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Emergency services say at least one person is dead and about a dozen others suffered minor injuries in a massive house explosion in Mississauga. One home was destroyed and two dozen others have varying degrees of damage.

U.S. President Barack Obama held court for nearly an hour before a joint session of the House of Commons and the Senate Wednesday. Obama says Canada and the U.S. should continue to defend human rights.

Emergency services say at least one person is dead and about a dozen others suffered minor injuries in a massive house explosion in Mississauga. One home was destroyed and two dozen others have varying degrees of damage.

A 25-year-old B.C. woman with a degenerative muscle disease says she fears not being able to use the newly passed assisted dying legislation when her condition worsens. Julia Lamb has joined a legal challenge to the law.

David Stephan will spend four months in jail, and his wife Collet was sentenced to three months of house arrest, after the Alberta couple were found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their toddler.
Toronto's police chief is apologizing for raids targeting the gay community 35 years ago. Mark Saunders says mass arrests at several bathhouses in 1981 highlight the risks of treating any group as "not fully a part of society."
Elaine Biddersingh has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of her stepdaughter more than two decades ago. The body of 17-year-old Melonie Biddersingh was discovered in a suitcase north of Toronto in 1994.
Dellen Millard and Mark Smich have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Hamilton man Tim Bosma. Widow Sharlene Bosma says she will now begin the "real work" of rebuilding her life.

NDP MP Nathan Cullen held back tears as he paid tribute in question period to his friend, British Labour Party MP Jo Cox. Cox died after being shot and stabbed in her constituency in northern England Thursday.

A lawyer for complainants says the sentence for a police officer who ordered mass arrests at the 2010 Toronto G20 summit is not sufficient. A tribunal ruled Supt. David (Mark) Fenton will be reprimanded and lose 30 paid days.
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