April 20, 2014

Sunday Roundup

This week began the way so many do: with more tragic gun violence, as three people were killed in two shootings at Jewish centers in the Kansas City area, part of the 86 killed by guns in the U.S. every day. "We are united in our condemnation of this heinous attack," said Attorney General Holder. "These acts cannot be ignored." And yet, one year ago this month, the Senate rejected even a modest background check bill, despite the support of 90 percent of Americans. In the wake of the Kansas shootings, Michael Bloomberg's $50 million gun control effort, "Everytown for Gun Safety," unveiled its first ad. We "have another chance to stop a child from being killed," it said. We do, but only if we refuse to lower our expectations. As Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday, wrote, "It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dead At 76

Rubin Hurricane Carter
The Sydney Morning Herald via Getty Images

Pope Francis Prays For 'Peace' On Easter Sunday

Pope Francis Easter
FILIPPO MONTEFORTE via Getty Images

Natynczyk Insists His Appointment Doesn't Spell Militarization

Walter Natynczyk Canada Defence

More Politics
Trudeau Accused Of Lie.. Should Harper Be Worried?.. PQ 'Soul-Searching'

Divers Recover 10 More Bodies From Sunken Ferry

South Korea Ferry Diver
Chung Sung-Jun via Getty Images

Rehtaeh Suspect Accused Of Threatening Her Father

Rehtaeh Parsons
Facebook

Islamic Militants Claim Deadly Blast

Abuja
STRINGER via Getty Images

Raptors GM Ujiri Apologizes For Insulting Brooklyn Nets

Masai Ujiri Raptors
CP
CALGARY STABBING

'Unimaginable Sorrow'

Calgary Stabbing Victims
Facebook

Fox Executive Fired Over Flight 370 Charity Email

Fox Logo
Bloomberg via Getty Images

PMO Disappointed By Keystone Delay

Stephen Harper
ASSOCIATED PRESS

More Business
KFC's Anti-Gay Move.. Soaring Cost Of Education.. Walmart's New Gig.. Canada's Best Jobs

KILOMETRE-TALL TOWER

Saudi Kingdom Tower
Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architecture / dapd

Passengers Warned About Measles

Air Canada Plane

More Alberta
How To Spot A Bear.. Radio Station's Terrible Tweet.. Big Boozers.. One Tough Kitty

Raccoon Attacks Puppy In Vancouver

Raccoon Attack Vancouver
Alan Vernon via Getty Images

More British Columbia
Bomb-Making Charges.. Heroes Among Us.. Canucks Traitor.. Minister Backtracks

'Deeply Ashamed' South Korean Ferry Captain Gives Public Apology

South Korea Ferry Captain
Sky News

Far More Asteroids Have Hit The Earth Than We Thought

Asteroid
Getty

WATCH: Air Canada Apologizes After 'Fail' Caught On Video

Air Canada
YouTube

More Travel
Stunning Archipelago.. Germany's Cherry Blossom Festival Wows.. Best Places To Unplug

'80 Percent' Of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed

Syria Chemical
Nigel Treblin via Getty Images

Why Does B.C. Gov't So Desperately Want Grizzly Bears Dead?

Grizzly Bear Rainforest
MyLoupe via Getty Images

Extraordinarily Simple Thing Stands In The Way Of Saving Our Planet

Planet Earth Space
Science Photo Library - NASA/NOAA via Getty Images

What Canadians Really Think About The Fair Elections Act

Pierre Poilievre
CP

Everest's Deadliest Disaster Claims More Victims

Ang Kaji Sherpa
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Laureen Harper Heckled At Cat Fest

Laureen Harper Cats
PMO

Wow, Health Canada Sure Hates Weed

Health Canada Medical Marijuana
Health Canada

Toronto's Housing Market Passes An Insane Milestone

House For Sale
shutterstock
FOLLOW US

Kate Dons Three Outfits For Easter

Kate Middleton Koala
Ryan Pierse via Getty Images

More Style
Gaga Without Photoshop.. Kylie Mingue's Hot Legs.. LiLo's Sexy Selfie

Celebrate 4/20 With The 25 Best Songs About Weed

Willie Nelson Marijuana
Hulton Archive via Getty Images

More Music
Fashion Mag: Lorde Not Photoshopped.. 50 Worst Videos Ever... Miley Postpones More Shows

'Orphan Black' Recap: Episode 1 Starts With A**less Chaps (SPOILERS)

Orphan Black Season 2 Episode 1
Space

Prince George Comes Face-to-Face With Something As Cute As He Is

Prince George Australia
Chris Jackson via Getty Images

4/20 Jesus Ad: What Could Go Wrong?

Jesus Smoking Pot
Lunchbox Labratory

Paulina Gretzky's Cute And Sexy Selfie

Paulina Gretzky
Paulina Gretzky/Instagram

Of Course Someone Wants A Weed Hotel In Colorado

Colorado Weed Hotel
Adagio B&B

More Travel
Stunning Archipelago.. Germany's Cherry Blossom Festival Wows.. Best Places To Unplug

The Smartest, Sneakiest Places To Hide Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Hunt
Getty Images

More Living
Always The Guy Friend.. Getting-The-Job Secrets.. Ridiculous Easter Desserts.. Pizza Cake For All?

Epic Battle Of The Beasts Pits Hippos Against Crocs

Hippo Battle
Marc Mol/Mercury Press/Caters

Gwynnie Gets By With A Little Help From Her (Celeb) Friends

Paltrow
Instagram/Gwyneth Paltrow

Lawyer Of 'X-Men' Director's Accuser Says More Names Coming

Bryan Singer
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

It's A Llama Frolicking To DMX, Duh

Llama
YouTube

STANDING Shipping Container Home

Zigloo
Zigloo

ON THE BLOG
Why I Wouldn't Want To Be A 20-Something Today

Millennials
Robert Deutschman via Getty Images

White House Responds To Bieber Deportation Petition.. Sort Of

Deport Bieber
Getty

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

Goldfinch
Little, Brown

Pizza Cake: Now A Thing In Canada

Pizza Cake
Boston Pizza