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Low, high birth weight babies at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
Children born with high or low birth weight are more likely to be overweight or obese by puberty, and are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study.

?Remains point to blast on EgyptAir flight?
An Egyptian forensic official says human remains retrieved from EgyptAir 804 crash site point to an explosion on board.

IMF urges eurozone to ease Greece?s debt pile
The International Monetary Fund confronted Germany over Greece?s unsustainable debt burden, issuing a bleak assessment of its financial future just as eurozone finance ministers prepared for a crunch meeting on debt relief.

Natural capital investment key to Africa?s development
Plugging Africa?s funding gaps to accelerate social and economic development requires a fresh approach to using its natural capital, environment experts said.

Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank
Swiss financial regulators have opened criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to corruption allegations against Malaysia's 1MDB fund.

 CBC Toronto News

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has terminal cancer, band plans tour 'for Gord'
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Gord Downie, the lead singer and lyricist of the iconic Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, announced this morning he has terminal brain cancer, but still plans to join his bandmates of more than 30 years for a summer tour.

Gord Downie's terminal cancer diagnosis: The official statement from the Tragically Hip

Gord Downie, lead singer of the Tragically Hip, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, the band announced this morning. Read the full statement from the band here.

Gord Downie: Hip frontman, freestyling lyricist and Canada's troubadour

As the frontman for The Tragically Hip, Gord Downie's voice has provided the soundtrack for so many Canadians who came of age in the '90s, continuing to earn legions of fans as the group's sound evolved over 13 full-length studio albums.

CBC audience shares thoughts about Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip

CBC Radio 2 host Tom Power is in the Metro Morning studio to discuss this morning's news that Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

James Forcillo case: Crown to begin sentencing arguments
Toronto Forcillo sentencing hearing

The Crown is expected to tell the court why it believes Const. James Forcillo should go to prison for more than five years for the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim when the Toronto police officer's sentencing hearing resumes Tuesday.

 CBC Canada's Top Stories

Canada Revenue Agency corners market on name TED
Rajiv Maheswaran

The Canada Revenue Agency registered the name TED as a trademark in the 1990s, and that has caused headaches for some companies wanting to use the name in ads or promotions. Four companies have so far been given permission by the national revenue minister to use TED, while at least two have been denied.

Military sex assault and misconduct investigations increase in 2015
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Military police in Canada dealt with a one-third increase in the number of sexual assault investigations in 2015. The new figures, released by National Defence, draw into question whether the military is winning the war against abuse and harassment.

5 potential warning signs of a Canadian downturn: Don Pittis
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As the Bank of Canada offers its update on the economy and Canada's biggest commercial banks release results, here are five reasons why some economists say Canada's economy has turned gloomy again.

'Not that big of a deal': What school kids actually think about the transgender bathroom debate
Oliver Bailey

When it comes to the debate over transgender bathroom rights in schools, parents and politicians on both sides like to say they're doing what's best for children. But what do the kids who actually use these washrooms think?


G7 to examine economic risk, vow policy mix to spur growth: sources

G7 foreign ministers walk together after placing wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, JapanLeaders from the Group of Seven advanced economies will examine potential risks to the global economy when they gather this week for their summit in western Japan, government sources told Reuters. While the global economy was not at a critical stage, uncertainty was rising and the G7 leaders were expected to promote a combination of monetary, fiscal and structural policies to spur growth in their communique, the sources, who were not authorized to speak to the media, said. With Britain and Germany resisting calls for fiscal stimulus, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to urge the G7 leaders to adopt a flexible fiscal policy, taking into account each country's own situation, the sources said.

Wall Street set to open higher, focus on Fed

Traders work on the floor of the NYSELast week, investors were surprised at central bank minutes that opened the door to a rate hike as soon as June. Investors will listen for fresh clues to the U.S. Federal Reserve's intentions when Chair Janet Yellen speaks on Friday. "Investors are looking for direction in terms of the health of the economy and the Fed's next move.

Higher home sales, prices drive Toll Brothers revenue beat

A single family home is shown under construction by Toll Brothers Inc, the largest U.S. luxury homebuilder, in Carlsbad, California(Reuters) - Toll Brothers Inc's quarterly revenue jumped nearly 31 percent, beating analysts' estimates, as the company sold more luxury homes at higher prices, mainly in California.

Financial tech startups compete for overlooked U.S. immigrant market

Noe Sanchez shows off the Remitly app that he uses to send money to his family in Mexico in this photo taken in San Francisco, CaliforniaFor two decades, Noe Sanchez sent money from California to his father in Mexico City through storefront outlets of traditional remittance firms such as Western Union. Now he grabs his smartphone and uses Remitly, one of several new competing mobile apps promoting cheap and quick international transfers. Founded in 2011 and backed by Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos's venture capital arm, Remitly is among a vanguard of financial technology, or fintech, companies targeting what they view as an underserved immigrant market - traditionally disregarded as high-risk and low-margin.

 CBC Technology & Science

Amateur fossil hunters help discover new ancient creatures
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Amazing fossils of a new horned dinosaur, a flightless bird, a giant trilobite and an ancient reptile that lived long before the dinosaurs were all recent discoveries by ordinary people out for a walk ? not paleontologists. Here's why they're a big deal for science.

'We're not about those golf claps': Why the Street Fighter e-sports community likes to keep it loud
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The fighting game community is known for its passion and excitement, but that same rowdiness frequently shown by the video game players has also been the cause of a few growing pains as the scene expands, the CBC's Jonathan Ore writes.

How your car is recording your driving, whether you like it or not
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The Canadian Automobile Association and the Automobile Protection Association say there needs to be clearer rules around the data that cars collect about their drivers.

Facebook will stop relying on news outlets to determine Trending Topics

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a Trending Topic on the giant social network following a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views.

 Health & Weight Loss

Seqirus receives FDA approval for FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT? (Influenza Vaccine) for people four years of age and older
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seqirus announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT ? (Influenza Vaccine), the first four-strain, cell ...

Ex-spellers remain involved with National Spelling Bee

FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, Jacob Williamson of Cape Coral, Fla., reacts after correctly spelling his word "harlequinade", during the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. The Scripps National Spelling Bee has a profound influence on the lives of many young people who participate. Year after year, they keep coming back. Williamson has taken on many roles in the two years since his memorable run to the finals at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He's been a coach to younger spellers, an official at local bees, a scout who identifies promising young talent and, at times, a vocal critic of Scripps. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Like an ex-jock who wants to stay involved in his sport, Jacob Williamson has taken on many roles in the two years since his memorable run to the finals at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Research Behind Global Switch to New Polio Vaccine Strategy Released in THE LANCET
DENVER, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking study shows that a single injectable dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) along with bivalent oral polio vaccine could protect up to 90 percent of children from polio and strengthen community protection against the disease. The research, published in the latest edition of The Lancet, provides the evidence behind the worldwide switch to a new polio vaccine strategy by demonstrating that new schedules of the injectable vaccine with the bivalent oral vaccine protect kids much faster and is safer than using the oral vaccine alone. "Although we are closer than ever in our fight to eradicate polio from the globe, there are still challenges in Pakistan and Afghanistan, especially in the war-torn or politically unstable areas of these countries," said Dr. Edwin Asturias, lead researcher of the study at the Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, and pediatric infectious disease physician at Children's Hospital Colorado.

The Zika Nightmare After The Olympic Dream

The Zika Nightmare After The Olympic DreamThe fact that many athletes remain determined to go to the Olympics despite Zika is good news for Brazil ? and the multibillion-dollar industry surrounding the games. But the real economic problems could come much later.

 Netflix Top 100

The Martian

Abandoned on the surface of Mars after his crew concludes that he perished in a dust storm, astronaut Mark Watney must find a way to survive the planet's harsh environment -- despite having only 28 days of supplies left.

San Andreas

In the wake of a cataclysmic California earthquake, a search-and-rescue chopper pilot and his ex-wife embark on a perilous journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco in hopes of saving their daughter.

Jurassic World

Once a popular, state-of-the-art dinosaur-themed attraction, Jurassic Park has fallen behind the times. In response, the owners decide to design a bold new exhibit, but the terror it inspires becomes all too real after the technology malfunctions.

Bridge of Spies

At the height of the Cold War in 1960, the downing of an American spy plane and the pilot's subsequent capture by the Soviets draws Brooklyn attorney James Donovan into the middle of an intense effort to secure the aviator's release.

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