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Editorial: Pulitzer aside, our commitment to follow the Ghost Ship tragedy goes on

Editorial: Pulitzer aside, our commitment to follow the Ghost Ship tragedy goes on

Works of art like this mural by Mel Waters of victims of the Ghost Ship fire help Oakland deal with the tragedy. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

It’s in times of tragedy that journalists often do their finest work.

On …

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Lacson: Who paid for Lascañas’ trip to Singapore?

Lacson: Who paid for Lascañas’ trip to Singapore?

FUNDERS. Senator Panfilo Lacson questions who funded the trips of retired policeman Arturo Lascañas and his family to Singapore. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson wants to know who paid for the trip of self-confessed …

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Sessions denies Russian collusion, refuses to discuss Trump conversations

Sessions denies Russian collusion, refuses to discuss Trump conversations

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares to leave after testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation and he was later discovered to have had contact …

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Andy Warhol’s inaugural ‘selfie’ expected to fetch £7m at auction

Andy Warhol’s inaugural ‘selfie’ expected to fetch £7m at auction

He was the artist embracing selfie culture half a century before the rest of us. And now, the self-portrait that secured Andy Warhol’s move from artist to celebrity – his inaugural “selfie” – is to be sold at auction for …

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Should Sessions Expect Senatorial Courtesy? Not This Time

Should Sessions Expect Senatorial Courtesy? Not This Time

WASHINGTON — When Jeff Sessions appeared before the Judiciary Committee early in January, his confirmation as attorney general was not in doubt.

Senate Republicans enthusiastically supported the nomination of Mr. Sessions, a longtime friend and colleague from his two decades …

by June 13, 2017 0 comments News
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts

Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts

The site, operated by Kyushu Electric Power, lies some 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of Kumamoto prefecture which was hit by a deadly earthquake last year.(Representative image Reuters)

A Japanese court today gave the green light to switch on two …

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Tangerine downsizes perks on rewards card: Two lessons for bank customers

Tangerine downsizes perks on rewards card: Two lessons for bank customers

Tangerine is an an online bank owned by Bank of Nova Scotia. (Ben Nelms For The Globe and Mail)

The big-bank tactic of upselling customers has a nasty twin you’ll like even less.

It’s the downgrading of perks and features …

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The 9th Circuit Just Gave the Supreme Court a New Tool to Block Trump’s Travel Ban

The 9th Circuit Just Gave the Supreme Court a New Tool to Block Trump’s Travel Ban

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Donald Trump

On Monday, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a district court’s injunction against President Donald Trump’s second travel ban. In March, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson blocked two key …

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Beyond the politics of left, right and centre

Beyond the politics of left, right and centre

Preston Manning

Preston Manning is the founder of the Manning Centre.

Despite all the changes that have occurred in science, medicine, technology and culture, political discourse and most interpretations of political developments in Canada are stuck in the old left-centre-right …

by June 12, 2017 0 comments News
Chinese Social Media Rages over United Airlines Controversy

Chinese Social Media Rages over United Airlines Controversy

Users across Chinese social media expressed their anger and called for a boycott over a viral video of an Asian doctor being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight this week.

The Wall Street Journal reports that China’s own Twitter …

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