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December 8th, 1980 – The Day John Lennon Was Murdered

It’s hard to believe it’s been 37th years since John Lennon was murdered on his own doorstep by a deranged fan. John Lennon was only 40 years old when he was murdered by Mark David Chapman in New York City

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Transcript of An Interview With Coco The Cat

We all know that Cats can be fussy when it comes to being petted. A little girl from Dublin, Ireland, has been paying close attention to her cat’s petting preferences… and she’s become quite the expert on Cat psychology. Paul

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Starbucks Opens A 30,000 Square Foot Mega-sized Location in Shanghai, China

There are at least 20 Starbucks locations across the Ottawa-Gatineau region. And I noticed there’s a new Starbucks location opening soon in the new Minto condo near the corner of Beachwood and the Vanier Parkway. World-wide, Starbucks has made its

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Christmas Comes Early To The Navan Couple Who Lost 2 Pot-Bellied Pigs

There’s a happy outcome to a tragic story that unfolded a few weeks ago. Remember the Navan couple whose beloved pet pot-bellied pigs were shot dead by a confused hunter last month? Matt Nooyen and Lianne Guilbeault were heartbroken after

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French “Elvis” Johnny Hallyday Has Died At 74

French rock star and actor Johnny Hallyday has passed away at the age of 74. He had been fighting cancer for several months. Johnny Hallyday was widely known as the “French Elvis.” His singing career began in the late 1950s,

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Learning A New Language Can Be Relatively Easy Or Completely Daunting!

Interested in learning a foreign language? Some are easier than others to pick up? The Foreign Service Institute has sorted through all of the major languages around the world and divided them into 5 categories of difficulty according to their differences.

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Ottawa Painter Tony Harris Rises To The Challenge – 100 NHL Portraits in 12 Months

Tony Harris is a celebrated Ottawa artist. He’s just completed a monumental task – painting the portraits of the NHL’s 100 all-time greatest players. He started painting last November after the NHL approached him with the idea of painting one

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Secret Santa Goes Nationwide In New Zealand!

Kiwi’s certainly know how to pull off a gift exchange. As Travel + Leisure reports, the island nation is entering the seventh year of its Secret Santa program, and this time even the Prime Minister is taking part. The gift

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Norwegian Cruise Line Makes A Bold Offer

Seeing the Northern Lights in person is never a guarantee. The visibility of the aurora borealis on any given night depends on multiple factors that are tough to predict. But one cruise line is so confident they can take you

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Want To Be A Mall Santa? There’s A Course For That!

There’s much more to being a mall Santa than you might imagine… ‘Santa University’ is run by Noerr Programs Corporation, an events company that trains and distributes Santas to more than 278 major malls and shopping centers in the U.S.

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December 1st Marks World AIDS Day

It’s World AIDS Day. Every year, since 1988, December 1st has been designated an international day for raising awareness about the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and for mourning those who have died of the disease.

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Montpellier France Sends Misspelled Soccer Jerseys To Montpelier Vermont

Soccer jersey Diplomacy! Vermont’s capital city has said ‘merci’ to the French city it’s named after, for a shipment of misspelled soccer jerseys. Montpelier (mont-PEEL’-yuhr), Vermont, says Montpellier (mon-pell-YAY’), France, ordered jerseys for its professional soccer team and fans, but the

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Census Reveals More Seniors Are Staying On The Job Longer

Whether it’s for their health, their finances or just to occupy their spare time, the latest census figures show more Canadians are working longer careers. The census also shows one-fifth of seniors over age 65 were in the workforce last

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Italians Want UNESCO To Give Pizza World Heritage Status

Who doesn’t love pizza? You can find it all over the world, but in Italy, the dish has special significance. It’s widely believed that a 19th-century Naples man named Raffaele Esposito invented the modern pizza ‘pie’. Now, more than two

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Google Makes Good On A Promise To Fix The Hamburger Emoji

In the wake of an online debate last month, Google has made good on a promise to fix its controversial hamburger emoji. In case you missed it, when a tweet about the problem with the emoji went viral – the

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