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Canadian gets five years in U.S. prison in turtle smuggling case

Detroit - A Canadian man who made numerous trips to Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China will spend nearly five years in a U.S. federal prison for smuggling. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday.

Climate change could put paid to future Winter Olympics venues

Waterloo - Sochi's Winter Olympics start Friday next week. Security at and around Sochi is tight to counter any terror threat. But the security of future Winter Olympics may be threatened, not by terrorists but by climate change, according to new research.

Power robs the brain of empathy

Researchers have some new insights into how power diminishes a person's capacity for empathy. According to scientists, a sense of power shuts down a part of the brain that helps us connect with others.
 

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