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at 19:13 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Sobbing diplomat mom vouches for son accused of murder at Miami bail hearing

MIAMI - A Canadian diplomat sobbed on the witness stand Friday as she said her 15-year-old son, who could be jailed for life if convicted of murder, is a child every parent would want.

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at 18:43 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Atlantic region bids farewell to last vestige of Progressive Conservative party

HALIFAX - Peter MacKay's decision to leave politics represents a serious blow for the Harper government and a final, symbolic farewell to the last vestige of the former Progressive Conservative party, pundits and critics in Atlantic Canada say.

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at 18:04 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Controversial law that allows revocation of Canadian citizenship goes into effect

TORONTO - The federal government says it now has the power to revoke the citizenship of some Canadians convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage.

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at 15:32 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Five of Peter MacKay's most prominent headline-making moments

OTTAWA - Five headline-making moments for Conservative MP and longtime cabinet minister Peter MacKay, who announced Friday he's leaving politics.

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at 17:41 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Justice Minister Peter MacKay is leaving federal politics - for now

OTTAWA - Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay bid an emotional farewell to political life Friday — for now.

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at 17:39 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Zehaf Bibeau praises Allah in unedited version of pre-shooting video

OTTAWA - The previously secret portion of Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf Bibeau's video manifesto shows the gunman praying in Arabic, urging Allah to praise his actions and those of the mujahedeen.

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at 17:20 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Profile: MacKay's colourful presence on the Hill comes to an end, for now

OTTAWA - Peter Gordon MacKay, whose colourfully public love life all but eclipsed his role as one of the architects of the modern Conservative party, is stepping off the field of electoral battle.

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at 17:17 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Muslim school which objected to girls on boys soccer team told to abide by rules

TORONTO - A Muslim high school in Ontario that complained about its boys' soccer team having to play against a team that included girls has been told it must abide by gender equity rules.

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at 17:11 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Baby survived crash: Saskatchewan man pleads guilty in crash that killed two

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan man admitted Friday to his role in a crash that killed a young woman and a pregnant teenager.

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at 16:47 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Couillard stresses importance of Quebec taking part in international missions

ROME - Premier Philippe Couillard has ended a four-day trip to Rome and Paris by reiterating the importance of Quebec's presence in international trade missions.

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at 16:01 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Motive key to deciding whether B.C. couple guilty of terrorism: judge

VANCOUVER - A judge has instructed a jury in the case of a husband and wife accused of plotting to bomb the British Columbia legislature that motive is key to deciding whether they are guilty of the terrorism allegations.

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at 16:20 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Peter MacKay latest Conservative to quit politics or bow out of running again

OTTAWA - Peter MacKay is the latest high-profile member of the Conservative party to either quit politics or declare that they won't run again. He's a look at some of the others.

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