Canada

4:51am

Mon July 15, 2013
World

Canadian Town Is Nuts For Taters

Florenceville-Bristol produces about a third of the world's frozen french fries. So, of course, this tater town celebrated National French Fry Day over the weekend. A huge portrait of the town's covered bridge was unveiled. It was made from 5,700 fries.

12:06am

Sun July 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Actor Cory Monteith, Who Played Finn Hudson On 'Glee,' Found Dead

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 6:30 pm

We're learning early Sunday that actor Cory Monteith, who shot to fame with his portrayal of quarterback Finn Hudson, on the hit musical show Glee, has died. He was 31.

Monteith's body was found Saturday in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in downtown Vancouver, the city's police department said in statement.

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5:16am

Sat July 13, 2013
World

Painful Recovery Begins In Lac-Megantic

Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 11:22 am

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2:53pm

Thu July 11, 2013
World

Residents Search For Answers After Deadly Train Explosion

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 3:55 pm

In Lac Megantic, Quebec, locals are waiting impatiently for answers following Saturday's train explosion that left 50 people dead. The provincial government in Quebec is blasting the railroad at the center of this disaster for responding too slowly — and requesting more aid from Canada's federal government to help the rural town rebuild.

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4:54am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

50 Likely Died In Quebec Train Disaster, Officials Say

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 8:13 am

At a school in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, the town's people have been waiting for word about their friends and family members.
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  • On 'Morning Edition': Brian Mann reports from Quebec

Police in Quebec are not holding out hope that any of the people still missing after Saturday's train derailment and explosions in the town of Lac-Mégantic are alive.

With 20 bodies found so far and an additional 30 people still unaccounted for, that means the death toll is expected to be around 50. Authorities are telling the families of the missing to prepare for the worst.

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