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NewsAlert: Tories vote to drop parts of party policy opposing same sex marriage
VANCOUVER - Conservatives vote in favour of dropping parts of a party policy that opposes same sex marriage.
More to come.


Knights vs. Huskies: Five things to watch heading into the Memorial Cup final
RED DEER, Alta. - The 2016 Memorial Cup final will have the OHL champion London Knights against the QMJHL champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Here are five things to watch for as the only two teams remaining at the tournament faceoff on Sunday.


Crude prices crack above US$50 per barrel, lending strength to Canadian dollar
TORONTO - The benchmark price for crude oil popped above US$50 a barrel this morning, lending support to the Canadian dollar.
At 8:30 a.m. ET, July crude oil futures were at US$50.05 a barrel and the loonie was at 77.25 cents US, up nearly half a cent from Wednesday's close.


FILE - In this Thursday, March 8, 2012, file photo, Clarium Capital President Peter Thiel speaks during his keynote speech at the StartOut LGBT Entrepreneurship Awards in San Francisco. Billionaire tech investor Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan’s
Judge denies motion for new Gawker-Hulk Hogan trial
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A Florida judge on Wednesday denied Gawker's motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-video case and won't reduce a $140 million jury verdict.
Judge Pamela Campbell did elaborate on her decision, the latest development in a yearslong legal fight between Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, and the gossip website.


Gord Downie in an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on June 4, 2010. The Tragically Hip said its lead singer, Gord Downie, has terminal brain cancer. Downie found out about the illness in December, according to a statement on the band's website.
'Too early right now' to give prognosis for Gord Downie's brain cancer: doctor
TORONTO - A specialist treating the Tragically Hip's Gord Downie said Tuesday that it's "too early right now" to know the prognosis for the singer, who has been diagnosed with one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer.
Dr. James Perry, head of neurology at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, said Downie has already undergone some treatment but there's a very wide spectrum of possible outcomes for patients with the type of brain cancer Downie has.