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Provincial, territorial ministers to meet in Toronto before health accord talks

Health Minister Jane Philpott answers a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Monday, March 21, 2016.

TORONTO – Provincial and territorial health ministers sit down in Toronto today ahead of Tuesday’s discussions with their federal counterpart Jane Philpott. Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins hosts Monday’s meeting as the provinces and territories look at ongoing challenges including an aging population, mental health and opioid addiction. Tuesday’s discussion …

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Randy Travis stuns crowd at Hall of Fame induction

From left, artist Randy Travis and wife Mary Travis as the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016.

NASHVILLE – Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang “Amazing Grace” during his induction Sunday into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Grammy-winning baritone singer battled back from the stroke in 2013 to sing again during the medallion ceremony in …

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China launches mission to dock with space station

The Long March-2F carrier rocket carrying China's Shenzhou 11 spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

BEIJING — Two Chinese astronauts began the country’s longest crewed space mission yet on Monday, blasting off on a spacecraft for a 30-day stay on an experimental space station as China steadfastly navigates its way to becoming a space superpower. Ahead of the launch, one astronaut shouted: “We are ready! …

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