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The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 3:20pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:45pm

Highlights from the news file for Friday, March 24

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TRUMP APPROVES KEYSTONE PIPELINE: U.S. President Donald Trump approved the Keystone X-L pipeline Friday,...

Jays' Devon Travis says knee feels fine after spring debut

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 3:11pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 4:30pm

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Some good news for Devon Travis: His knee feels fine.

The Toronto Blue Jays second baseman played five innings of defence and had an RBI double Friday in...

Edmonton-area Baptist schools following law on gay-straight alliances: lawyer

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 3:08pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

EDMONTON — A lawyer with a group representing two Alberta private schools says they're following the law on gay-straight alliances.

Education Minister David Eggen on...

Slow and steady only way to go on infrastructure funding, Morneau says

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 3:08pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

OTTAWA — The finance minister would like to see billions in new federal infrastructure money flow faster to provinces and cities, but Bill Morneau says that moving too fast ...

Stocks wobble, finish mixed as GOP pulls plug on health bill

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 3:04pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans cancelled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would...

Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment under review, prime minister says

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 3:02pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a "process is now properly underway" to look into a Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment to a Conservative MP.

The...

Man objects after surname 'Grabher' refused as licence plate in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 2:56pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:15pm

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has withdrawn a man's eponymous personalized licence plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car...

New Nova Scotia mother battling flesh-eating disease, family says

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 2:53pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:15pm

HALIFAX — A young Nova Scotia mother is being treated for a severe case of flesh-eating disease diagnosed days after she gave birth to her first child and was placed in an...

Trump announces at White House: I've approved the Keystone XL pipeline

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 2:52pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:15pm

WASHINGTON — Canada's hotly debated, long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline received its elusive U.S. presidential permit from Donald Trump on Friday, eight years and six months...

MP complains about government spending tens of thousands of dollars on TVs

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 2:49pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:15pm

OTTAWA — Federal government spending on television sets is out of control, a Conservative MP says after he discovered departments spent tens of thousands of dollars on TVs,...

The Latest: UK honours lawmaker who tried to save policeman

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 2:44pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:15pm

LONDON — The Latest on the attacks in London (all times local):

8:20 p.m.

A lawmaker who battled to save the life of a police officer stabbed in the Parliament...

Ryan bemoans collapse of health care bill

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 2:43pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:15pm

WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul Ryan says the collapse of the House Republican health care bill means former President Barack Obama's health care law will be around for the...

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