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Even before Ontario Court of Justice Judge William Horkins finished reading his reasons for acquitting Jian Ghomeshi, social media began to fill up with the inchoate, point-and-screech bile for which it's renowned.

The judge was immediately portrayed as an aging, shameful, misogynistic, hate-filled, victim-blaming, ignorant, abusive, sickening, brutally vilifying, mansplaining, privileged white male.

Those words are all chosen verbatim from tweets, some of them posted by educated people.

Other, cruder stuff, as usual, came from anonymous posters, and there was plenty of the usual big middle finger.

Yes, there were those who commended the judge for doing a good job overseeing an emotional trial, and there were people who distinguished justice from revenge.

RCMP say a shooting incident at a Muslim cemetery near Cochrane, Alta., that sent four adult men to hospital Friday afternoon was the result of an altercation following a funeral and not racially motivated.

"It looks as though all the parties involved were at this funeral. And at this point we are not exactly sure what the relationship is between the shooters and the victims," said Cpl. Sharon Franks.

"They were there to mourn a friend and family member," she said. "This is one of those things that is hard to understand.

A Donald Trump rally in Chicago has been postponed for safety reasons due to protest activity, a Trump campaign staffer told Reuters.

The announcement that Trump would postpone the rally for another day led the crowd inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion to break out into raucous cheers.

Protesters rushed the arena floor in jubilant celebration. Many jumped up and down, with arms up in the air, shouting "Bernie! Bernie!" and "We stopped Trump!"​

New Democratic candidate and former CBC broadcaster Wab Kinew refused to back down Friday after Manitoba Liberals called for the NDP to drop him as a candidate over tweets they call "hurtful" and "damaging."

"There are allegations being made so I thought it was important for me to come here and face the alligators," joked Kinew on Friday.

"I've been an open book.… I've been transparent, I have been accountable," said Kinew.

Earlier on Friday, Noel Bernier, the Liberal candidate in Winnipeg's St. John's constituency, told reporters his party wants to see the NDP drop Kinew.

A former Calgarian who has been held hostage in the Philippines for nearly six months with another Canadian and two others is pleading for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to do what's needed in order to secure their release.

"To the Canadian prime minister and to the Canadian people in the world, please, do as needed to meet their demands within one month or they will kill me," John Ridsdel said in a video released Mar. 10 on a Facebook page linked to Philippine Islamists.

"They will execute us."

Ridsdel — a former CBC Calgary journalist — was abducted along with fellow Canadian Robert Hall, a Norwegian and a Filipino woman on Sept.

Jurors are expected to hear testimony today from Robert Burns, the uncle of Dellen Millard, one of the two men accused of murdering Hamilton resident Tim Bosma in 2013.

Burns will follow testimony delivered Wednesday by forensic video analyst Michael Plaxton. Plaxton testified that a flame shooting out from a trailer illuminated the outside of the MillardAir hangar just hours after Bosma disappeared.

Plaxton returned to the witness box Wednesday and showed security camera footage detailing key moments in the Crown's case — starting with the early-morning hours of May 7, 2013, in and around the hangar.

3-day visit includes state dinner, bilateral meetings and social events

CBC NewsPosted: Mar 10, 2016 7:37 AM ETLast Updated: Mar 10, 2016 9:32 AM ET

Parties can be a good measure of friendship.

For years, the Christmas party at the U.S. ambassador's home was a lovely affair, but not frequented by many Conservatives from Stephen Harper's cabinet.

That all changed last December.

The U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, could barely contain his excitement as everywhere you turned, there was yet another minister from Justin Trudeau's newly named cabinet being swarmed by invitees anxious for face time.

To say nothing of the appearance of the prime minister himself, who was generally mobbed by guests.

Consumer watchdog the Better Business Bureau has clarified its position on now-defunct Trump University after the agency's score became a political football in a recent Republican presidential debate.

The school named after and founded by bombastic candidate Donald Trump came up in last week's debate, with the GOP frontrunner shaking off claims the school provided no value to its students, saying at one point: "We have an A from the Better Business Bureau."

His rival, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, quickly interjected with a claim the bureau had in fact given Trump's eponymous school a rating of D–.

Jaromir Jagr continued his climb up the all-time NHL scoring list on Monday night, surpassing Gordie Howe into third spot with 1,851 points.

After being denied by Boston goalie Tuukka Rask, Jagr's rebound was buried by Florida Panthers teammate Aleksander Barkov, who cut the Bruins lead to 3-1 at 16:48 of the first period.

Jagr assist on Barkov goal puts him in sole possession of 3rd place all time on the points list pic.twitter.com/49FCnjZmfT

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With his 12th point in his last 13 games, the 44-year-old Jagr tops the Panthers with 49 points in 63 games this season.

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