Daily digest: five things you need to know

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Here's some news and tidbits to help you get your day going.

1. Canadiens, Jays lose

If your co-workers aren’t their usual chipper Friday selves today, it might be because they were watching their teams fail last night. The Habs were knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in a one-goal game against the New York Rangers.

The Toronto Blue Jays were hoping to extend their winning streak to 10 games but were brought down by Kansas City 8-6 after an extra inning.


2. Schools, girls and clothes

About 30 students at a Labrador City high school were sent home Wednesday for dress code violations, and controversially, most of the offenders were girls with exposed bra straps.

"I was wearing a tank top but it covered everything except my shoulders, and they told me I had to either put on a sweater or go home and change because of my bra straps," Amber Michelin-Jones, 17, told QMI Agency.

Meanwhile in Surrey, B.C., a former teacher who called teen girls "LG" has been suspended from teaching until April of next year. According to a decision from the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch, he also asked a Grade 9 girl if she played lingerie football.

And a school in Utah has come under fire for Photoshopping extra clothes onto girls’ yearbook photos to cover up exposed arms and chests.


3. Giant pothole in Quebec City

It may be almost summer, but cities are still battling potholes.

A six-foot deep, five-foot wide pothole/sinkhole in Quebec photographed on Wednesday had yet to be repaired after three weeks.


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The hole has since been excavated and is being repaired.

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4. Tom Cruise visits Toronto

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Tom Cruise was in Toronto last night at the premiere of his latest movie.

“It’s great being here, it’s a beautiful city, I love being here,” Cruise told QMI Agency.

Edge of Tomorrow, a sci-fi thriller, is opening to positive reviews.

5. Steve Ballmer wants to buy the Clippers

Pending approval, the Los Angeles Clippers are getting a new owner.

Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer has reportedly bid $2 billion for the team, whose former owner is being forced out by the NBA after secretly recorded racist comments became public a few weeks ago.

It's unclear what Ballmer will bring to the team as owner if the NBA approves the deal. But we all remember how passionate and energetic he can be, right?

With files from Reuters and QMI Agency.


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