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Biden transition gets government OK after Trump out of options

The federal government recognized U.S. President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after U.S. President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud.

China launches mission to bring back material from moon

China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and debris from the moon's surface for the first time in more than 40 years -- an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally.

Canadian Armed Forces to formally apologize to victims for sexual misconduct

The commander of the Canadian Armed Forces is preparing to formally apologize to victims of sexual misconduct. The apology comes after, but is separate from, a $900-million settlement agreement that the federal government reached with current and former military members, as well as civilian Defence Department employees, last year after class-action lawsuits were brought against the Forces.

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Life-saving act of kindness prompts Saanich woman's book

“We were just babies!” Monique laughs while showing me a photo of her 21-year-old self smiling next to a friend. Monique seemed so happy in the picture, unaware that six months later she’d have lost track of how many days she’d been drinking.

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