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  • In this April 16, 2014 image from video Dr. Naheed Khan, right, works with Roger Pontz, left, on an exercise to test how well he sees shapes on a computer screen at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, April 16, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Pontz suffers from a degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa and is the second patient in the U.S. to surgically receive a “bionic eye” since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed off on its use last year. (AP Photo, Mike Householder)
    Almost blind Michigan man 'seeing … The Canadian Press

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely … More »Almost blind Michigan man 'seeing …

    In this April 16, 2014 image from video Dr. Naheed Khan, right, works with Roger Pontz, left, on an exercise to test how well he sees shapes on a computer screen at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, April 16, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Pontz suffers from a degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa and is the second patient in the U.S. to surgically receive a “bionic eye” since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed off on its use last year. (AP Photo, Mike Householder)

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye," he's regained enough of his eyesight …

  • CORRECTS FIRST NAME IN FIRST SENTENCE TO CHELSEA INSTEAD OF BRADLEY - FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday, April 23, 2014, on Manning’s request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)
    Soldier who gave classified documents … The Canadian Press

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from … More »Soldier who gave classified documents …

    CORRECTS FIRST NAME IN FIRST SENTENCE TO CHELSEA INSTEAD OF BRADLEY - FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday, April 23, 2014, on Manning’s request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The former intelligence analyst is serving a 35-year prison sentence for passing classified U.S. government …

  • Rehtaeh Parsons suspect facing new charges
    Defence wants Crown to testify in Rehtaeh … The Canadian Press

    HALIFAX - The defence lawyers for two teens accused of child pornography in the Rehtaeh Parsons case want a Crown prosecutor to testify in the matter. Defence lawyer … More »Defence wants Crown to testify in Rehtaeh …

    Rehtaeh Parsons suspect facing new charges

    HALIFAX - The defence lawyers for two teens accused of child pornography in the Rehtaeh Parsons case want a Crown prosecutor to testify in the matter. Defence lawyer Ian Hutchinson filed a subpoena to have Crown prosecutor Craig Botterill take the stand, and the application is being supported by the other defence lawyer, …

  • Horlivka city deputy Volodymyr Rybak is manhandled by several men outside a city hall building in Horlivka
    'Murdered' Ukraine politician … Reuters

    The Ukrainian town councillor whose apparent torture and murder helped to prompt a threatened new government offensive in the east was mobbed by a hostile, pro-Russian … More »'Murdered' Ukraine politician …

    Horlivka city deputy Volodymyr Rybak is manhandled by several men outside a city hall building in Horlivka

    The Ukrainian town councillor whose apparent torture and murder helped to prompt a threatened new government offensive in the east was mobbed by a hostile, pro-Russian crowd before he disappeared, a video of the incident shows. The apparent murder of Volodymyr Rybak and a second man prompted the European Union to call …

  • Lawn mower
    Saguenay, Que., mayor considers a Sunday … Daily Brew

    If you don't like listening to your neighbours doing their noisy yard work on your day of rest, you may want to consider moving to Saguenay, Que., where Mayor Jean Tremblay … More »Saguenay, Que., mayor considers a Sunday …

    Lawn mower

    If you don't like listening to your neighbours doing their noisy yard work on your day of rest, you may want to consider moving to Saguenay, Que., where Mayor Jean Tremblay is considering a Sunday ban on lawn mowers. Tremblay … Continue reading →

  • The covered bridge in Cherryvale was swept down the Canaan River in floodwaters caught underneath the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick.
    Maritime flooding fears grow as rainfall … CBC

    Rainfall warnings blanket the Maritimes as a low-pressure system moves northward, prompting fears that flooding could worsen. More »Maritime flooding fears grow as rainfall …

    The covered bridge in Cherryvale was swept down the Canaan River in floodwaters caught underneath the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick.

    Rainfall warnings blanket the Maritimes as a low-pressure system moves northward, prompting fears that flooding could worsen.

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