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  • Biggest local, national and world stories of the week. (© Jeannie Nuss; Sari Gustafsson; Lynne Sladky/AP Photo; Dax Melmer/CP; Patrick Smith/REUTERS;)
  • Michael Rafferty guilty on three charges (© Dave Chidley; Tammy Hoy/CP)
  • MPs not mislead on F-35s, speaker says and other political news (© Tom Reynolds; Julie Gordon/REUTERS)
  • Quebec unrest continues, arrests made in Mexican slaying of UBC student (© Mathieu Belanger; Christinne Muschi/REUTERS)
  • Francois Hollande defeats Nicolas Sarkozy (© Francois Mori/REUTERS)
  • Angry Greeks reprimand parties in election (© Yorgos Karahalis; Panayiotis Tzamaros/REUTERS)
  • Vladimir Putin sworn in as president; Obama on side of gay marriage (© CBC; Larry Downing; Stephen Lam/REUTERS; Handout)
  • Departures. (© Susan Ragan; HarperCollins/AP Photo)
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Here at The Rundown, our crack staff likes to believe it is self-driven, although perhaps not as much as thesecars. We also like to believe we deliver a dynamic presentation of the week's news, although perhaps not as electric as these newfangled transit buses in Windsor, Ont. One thing we are certain of: unlike some TVadvertisements, our headlines can be read at whatever volume you choose.

A lottery ticket, worth US $1 million, was discovered in some Arkansas garbage and, as you might guess, hasprecipitated a fight.

Perhaps the rightful claimant can send some money to help alleviate this poor teen's texting bill of $8,000.

I'll Have Another, the winning horse in the Kentucky Derby, is owned by a native of Windsor, J. Paul Reddam.

Still with Windsor, a city apparently bent on setting a record for the most mentions in The Rundown's opening panel, a woman gave birth in a Tim Hortons in that city, the staff assisting with the guidance of a 911 dispatcher. The baby will receive Timbits for life.

The final test events for this summer's Olympics Games, which are not being held in Windsor, but rather in London, took place recently.

Women, regardless of whether they are the chief wage earner, control household budgets, a survey has found.

A man in Nebraska has legally added 'Tyrannosaurus Rex' to his name.

The death rate from cancer is declining in Canada.

Some major newspapers in Canada will soon start charging for access to online content.

Another news media outlet, Time magazine, provoked swift and unabashed reactions with its cover on breastfeeding.

It was not a good week for two icons of the fast-food business. Both McDonald's and Wendy's missed hitting their projected revenue expectations.

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