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Word the federal government is set to pay former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr 10.5-million dollars and apologize to him has prompted some fierce criticism.

Conservative party M-P Tony Clement suggests most Canadians know this is wrong, and urged Khadr to give any settlement money to the widow and children of the American soldier he was accused of killing in Afghanistan.

Khadr had sued the federal government for 20-million-dollars, claiming his rights were breached after he was captured as a boy soldier in Afghanistan. (13)

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(Trailer-Hitch) (Audio: 068)

An Indigenous woman who was hit by a trailer hitch thrown from a passing car in Thunder Bay, Ontario in January has died.

Thirty-four-year-old Barbara Kentner required emergency surgery after the January 29th incident but never fully recovered.

Kentner told police she and her sister were out walking that night when someone threw a trailer hitch from a moving car -- her sister claims she heard someone in the car say -- quote -- "I got one.''

An 18-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault, and police have not said whether that will change in light of Kentner's death. (13)

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(Ambrose-Resigns)

Former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose has formally resigned her House of Commons seat today.

Ambrose represented an Alberta riding for the last 13 years and took on temporary leadership of the party in the fall of 2015.

In her letter to the Speaker, Ambrose says it was the privilege of her life to serve and she hopes she has inspired women and girls to aspire to public office as a way to make the world a better place. …

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