Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News

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Top Atlantic News

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Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. AT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory replaces The Canadian Press News Budget.

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TOP STORIES THIS HOUR:

Nova Scotia high school student dubbed International Master of Memory

Memory-Master

WINDSOR, N.S. - Evan Xie's eyes flutter back and forth as his fingers sort through a randomly shuffled deck of cards -- all 52 of which the 16-year-old boy will recite in order moments later.Memorizing the order of a deck of cards was just one task the high school student completed to earn the title of International Master of Memory at the World Memory Championships in China last month. By Aly Thomson. 550 words. Moves National. AUDIO, PHOTO, VIDEO.

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New Brunswick police problems are eroding public confidence: professor

NB-Police-Investigations

FREDERICTON - At least 16 New Brunswick police officers have been suspended or fired in the past year, and a criminology professor says it is eroding public confidence in police forces."It is going to take time to see how deep that erosion is but it certainly raises doubts in the public's minds how much trust and faith we can put in our frontline officers," said Michael Boudreau, who teaches at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. By Kevin Bissett. 775 words. Moves National. AUDIO.

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Nova Scotia judge rejects application for publication ban in murder cases

NS-Publication-Ban

SYDNEY, N.S. - A Nova Scotia judge has refused to impose a publication ban on the first of two trials for a man accused in separate murders of young Cape Breton women.In February 2013, police in Cape Breton charged Thomas Ted Barrett with second-degree murder in the deaths of Elizabeth MacKinnon and Laura Jessome in cases six years apart. …

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