November 16, 2018

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Free Press Head Start for Nov. 7


What you need to know

  • Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., motions to the crowd at a Democratic election night party after wining a Senate seat Wednesday. (John Locher / The Associated Press)

    Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., motions to the crowd at a Democratic election night party after wining a Senate seat Wednesday.

    House of pain: The Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections, allowing them to investigate and possibly even impeach U.S. President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, the Republicans increased their majority in the Senate and won several key gubernatorial elections.
  • Saying sorry: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize in the House of Commons today for an incident during the Holocaust when Jewish refugees were turned away from Canada.
  • Clement claims extortion: Veteran Tory MP Tony Clement has resigned from his role as justice critic after sharing explicit sexual images of himself with someone he says was trying to extort him.

Weather

  • Your forecast: Today will be cloudy with a high of -4 C, a 60 per cent chance of flurries, wind from the northwest at 30 km/h and windchill of -16 this morning.

In case you missed it

  • Dollarma on St. Anne's Road. (Google Maps)

    Dollarma on St. Anne's Road. (Google Maps)

    Brutal beating: Police are looking for suspects after a young Dollarama employee was beaten unconscious when she tried to record their licence plate after they stole groceries. Bill Redekop reports.
  • White was all right: Erin Lebar has a review of Jack White’s concert at Bell MTS Place Tuesday night.
  • Viral video: Paul Maurice says there’s a lesson to be learned from a video of Ottawa Senators players mocking one of their coaches. Mike McIntyre reports.

On this date

  • On Nov. 7, 1935: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Toronto police had arrested a suspect in the murder of a young woman; after 11 hours of questioning, police laid charges against him. A huge Ethiopian army was massing south of Markale, for a desperate stand against advancing Italian forces. Noted U.S. evangelist "Billy Sunday" died at the age of 72 in Chicago. As prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King arrived in Washington D.C. to meet with U.S. president Franklin Roosevelt, hopes were high that the two countries could reach a reciprocal trade pact.

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