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(Senate-Meredith) (Audio: P13)

The upper chamber's legal authority to expel one of its own will remain untested as Senator Don Meredith resigned before a Senate vote could be held on whether to remove him from his seat.

An explosive Senate ethics committee report that found Meredith unfit to serve as a senator could have been voted on tomorrow -- and it was all but certain he would have been expelled.

Conservative Senator Leo Housakos says the upper chamber is all the better for having decided to expel Meredith if he didn't leave on his own, adding it shows the Senate will not tolerate bad behaviour. (18)

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Edward Snowden says the decision by U-S President Donald Trump to fire the director of the F-B-I is alarming.

Snowden, who quit his job with the National Security Agency in 2013 and revealed how the N-S-A spied on the communications and online activities of millions of people, spoke via video to three universities in Manitoba and Alberta.

Snowden says the move is part of a global trend toward a disrespect for democratic controls over powerful people. (18)

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(US-Russia)

U-S President Donald Trump could meet with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat at the White House tomorrow.

A government official, not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity, says Trump's talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov would occur after meetings earlier in the day with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The White House has not confirmed the meeting. (18)

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Victims of a deadly school shooting in northern Saskatchewan say they're still not getting the help they need to heal. …

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