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5 things to know for Thursday, January 17, 2019

5 things to know for Thursday, January 17, 2019
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A Canadian woman who was blocked from visiting her ailing father in China last week has again been barred by Chinese officials, this time at a Beijing airport as she tried to fly home. Here s what else you need to know to start your day.

1. Canadian detained: Ti-Anna Wang has been while trying to make a connecting flight to Toronto from Beijing, after previously being denied entry to see her father.

2. Global tensions: The United States has backed Canada s claim that the death sentence awarded to Robert Schellenberg is "politically motivated," while China says the Canadian government is being soft on drug crime.

3. Racial remarks: The Liberal candidate running in the Burnaby South byelection against NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has stepped down after making a racially tinged comment about her opponent.

4. Marijuana use: A new study suggests that even small amounts of cannabis use as a teenager -- just one or two joints before the age of 15 -- may be associated with significant changes in brain development.

5. Giving back: A Buddhist poker player from Halifax who won US$671,240 from finishing third in a tournament in the Bahamas says he is

One more thing...

Careful cash: A Toronto-area man is warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills after he unknowingly accepted 63 fake $20 bills as payment for an iPhone.
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