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Staff and volunteers work to clean oil off a brown pelican at the International Bird Rescue center in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States, May 22, 2015. As much as 2,500 barrels (105,000 gallons) of crude oil, according to latest estimates, gushed onto San Refugio State Beach and into the Pacific west of Santa Barbara when an underground pipeline running parallel to a coastal highway there inexplicably burst on Tuesday morning. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Tally of oil-soaked wildlife mounts in California

LOS ANGELES - Several petroleum-stained pelicans rescued from the blackened muck of California's latest oil spill spent the day on Friday being gently, painstakingly scrubbed clean at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Los Angeles.

Education Minister Liz Sandals

No action yet on school strikes

One week after Education Minister Liz Sandals first raised concerns that the academic year of public high school students in Peel, Durham and Sudbury could be at risk, the process that would return them to class was still inching along Friday.

Men walk past a Yes vote campaign graffiti in central Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriage, May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Irish voters back gay marriage

Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country.

Loblaws is recalling two brands of potatoes from its shelves after metal objects were found in potatoes sold at three different stores in Atlantic Canada earlier this week. (Courtesy Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Loblaws recalling Russett potatoes

Loblaws is recalling two brands of potatoes from its shelves after metal objects were found in potatoes sold at three different stores in Atlantic Canada.