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Five dogs were a big hit on Parliament Hill as veterinarians lobbied for legal changes that would allow them to prescribe medical cannabis for animals. They stood outside the main doors of West Block, capturing the oohs and ahs of politicians and staff as they emerged after question period Wednesday. (The Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau says intelligence and security agencies must protect Canadians while safeguarding the country's laws and values. In an interview Monday, the prime minister also said he condemns incursions into press freedoms.

Italy's Interior Minister says the prime suspect in the Berlin Christmas Market truck attack was killed in a shootout with police in Milan, Italy, early Friday. Anis Amri is suspected in the attack that killed 12 people and injured dozens. 

A short video clip gives an up-close look at the man suspected in the deadly truck attack at a Berlin Christmas market. 

The foreign affairs minister says the "same ideology" links a series of violent terror-related incidents this week, from Jordan to Turkey to Germany. Stephane Dion says deradicalization should be a priority.

The prime minister says current marijuana laws remain in place until new legislation is ratified. Justin Trudeau made the comments after being asked about cannabis shops that opened in Montreal Thursday.

Former heroin user John Lenec became addicted to the opioid during a 35-year struggle with substance abuse. The Vancouver resident describes the mental and physical toll of going through withdrawal from the drug.

A lawyer for the families of the Charleston, SC church shooting victims says survivor Felicia Sanders didn't believe gunman Dylann Roof 'could be so evil' until she saw his taped confession. Roof was convicted of all 33 counts on Thursday.

The federal Conservatives say a task force recommendation that legal recreational marijuana be available to Canadians aged 18 years or older goes against scientific opinions about the risks of the drug for young people.

A Halifax prison video of a vicious beating was shown at the trial of the inmate found guilty of the assault. Canada's prison watchdog says annual assaults committed by inmates against each other have jumped 93 per cent in a decade.

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