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NATIONAL NEWS

Alberta's labour struggles continue as Canadian job market force unchanged
OTTAWA - The overall Canadian labour market was stuck in neutral last month as a solid employment gain in the services sector was wiped out by job losses in the goods-producing industry, especially manufacturing.
Statistics Canada said Friday that the national unemployment rate for April remained unchanged at 7.1 per cent.



SPORTS NEWS

FIFA life bans for 2 South American officials for bribery
ZURICH - FIFA ethics judges have imposed life bans on two South American football officials who have pleaded guilty in the United States to corruption charges.
The FIFA ethics committee judging chamber says it found Luis Bedoya, a former FIFA executive committee member from Colombia, and Sergio Jadue of Chile guilty of wrongdoing including bribery and conflicts of interest.



BUSINESS NEWS

Alberta's labour struggles continue as Canadian job market force unchanged
OTTAWA - The overall Canadian labour market was stuck in neutral last month as a solid employment gain in the services sector was wiped out by job losses in the goods-producing industry, especially manufacturing.
Statistics Canada said Friday that the national unemployment rate for April remained unchanged at 7.1 per cent.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of
'Hamilton' leads Tony nods, sets record with 16 nods.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The megahit musical "Hamilton" has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show's march into theatrical history.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavoured biography about the first U.S. treasury secretary on Tuesday broke the 15-nominations record held by "The Producers" and "Billy Elliot." ''Hamilton" was nominated in virtually every category it could compete in, from acting to scenic design.



HEALTH NEWS

Canada's Auditor General Michael Ferguson holds a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, regarding the 2016 Spring Reports of the Auditor General. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Pot problem: Auditor urges Veterans Affairs to rein in medical pot use, costs
OTTAWA - The latest report from the federal auditor general urges Veterans Affairs to get a grip on its medical marijuana program for injured ex-soldiers, which is expected to cost taxpayers a startling $25 million this year.
Michael Ferguson says it's just one of the programs where the federal government has critical data available to it that's either not usable, not used or not acted upon at all.