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at 16:12 on April 21, 2015, EDT.

Federal budget targets gridlocked urban commuters with new mass transit fund

OTTAWA - Gridlocked commuters in Canada's major cities finally got a green light Tuesday in the form of a new fund in the federal budget to help finance significant transit projects and upgrades.

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at 16:41 on April 21, 2015, EDT.

Canadian man charged after two dead in chain-reaction crash in Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. - A Quebec man has been arrested after a massive chain-reaction pileup in Wyoming involving more than 60 vehicles killed two people.

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at 16:11 on April 21, 2015, EDT.

Some of the winners and losers in the Conservative government's latest budget

OTTAWA - As with all federal budgets, there are winners and losers in the latest document. Here's a look at who gets goodies and who doesn't.

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at 16:38 on April 21, 2015, EDT.

Jury selected in first-degree murder trial in Loretta Saunders case

HALIFAX - More than a year after the body of a university student was found on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick, the two people charged with killing Loretta Saunders in Halifax will hear the case against them for the first time Wednesday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

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at 16:12 on April 21, 2015, EDT.

The Harper government nips, tucks its way to a narrow budget surplus

OTTAWA - The Harper government is making good on its promise to eliminate the deficit thanks to billions of dollars in balance-sheet tweaks designed to blunt the blow of the oil-price shock.

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at 16:12 on April 21, 2015, EDT.

Budget promises to boost DND spending in two years while veterans see cash now

OTTAWA - The Harper government is promising to spend more on the day-to-day-upkeep of the military, but the cash does not kick in for two years and is short of what the parliamentary budget office says is necessary to maintain the status quo.

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