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Social media sites are facing backlash after failing to contain the spread of a video of an attack on two New Zealand mosques. The shootings at the two Christchurch mosques left 49 people dead and injured dozens more. The man who allegedly carried out the shootings reportedly broadcast 17 minutes of the attack on a Facebook livestream. Both YouTube owner Google and Twitter also say they're working to remove video of the shootings from their sites. Officials are criticizing the tech giants once again for reacting too slowly to harmful content. Legal analysts say sharing the video will only inspire more mass shootings in the future. (The Canadian Press)

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled legislation on Thursday aimed at strengthening laws against bestiality and animal fighting. The bill expands the bestiality definition from penetration to any contact for a sexual purpose. (The Canadian Press)

Ottawa is introducing legislation to speed up the process of obtaining a pardon for convictions of simple pot possession. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Liberals were waiting for pot to be legalized before discussing pardons.  (The Canadian Press)

Ralph Goodale says legislation he tabled Tuesday aims to transform how inmates are separated from the general prison population. The public safety minister says the proposal maintains inmates’ access to rehabilitative programs. (The Canadian Press)

The president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says it is “highly unlikely” there will be big crackdowns on illegal cannabis stores on the first day of legal recreational marijuana. (The Canadian Press)

Canada's new law legalizing recreational cannabis goes into force on Wednesday, but rules won’t be the same across the country. Here is what you need to know before lighting up. (The Canadian Press)

Manhattan's district attorney has dropped part of the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein A judge agreed to dismiss allegations by one of three accusers in the case. (The Canadian Press)

Jean Chretien says the United States has lost a lot of “clout” in the world under Donald Trump. The former prime minister’s new book of anecdotes, “My Stories, My Times,” paints an unflattering view of the American president. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney says a cannabis awareness campaign launching next week will engage youth on social media and focus on “social responsibility,” as recreational pot is set to become legal on Oct. 17. (The Canadian Press)

A minor weapon charge was withdrawn Friday against Paul Bernardo, less than two weeks before a parole hearing for the notorious killer and serial rapist. His lawyer says Bernardo, now 54, feels “horrified” by his crimes. (The Canadian Press)

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