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Police killings in U.S. linked to racial bias in community, Ryerson study finds

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Police in the United States are more likely to disproportionately kill black people in areas where white residents have stronger implicit racial biases, according to a new study by a Ryerson University professor.Lead author Eric Hehman said this research is initial evidence that racial attitudes in a community play a role in police killings —…

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From Down Under to Far North, the threads that bind Indigenous peoples: Paradkar

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From Down Under to Far North, the threads that bind Indigenous peoples: Paradkar

It’s a celebration, this conference on education, for which some 2,700 Indigenous people from around the world have gathered in Toronto.You might notice them around the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Or, you might not. “There’s no ‘Made on Reserve’ stamp on our forehead,” says Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet, a B.C. educator and vice-president of the Nicola…

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46 homeless people have died in Toronto so far this year

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46 homeless people have died in Toronto so far this year

The first six months of 2017 haven’t been kind to Toronto’s homeless.From January through June, 46 homeless people have died across the city, according to new information released Wednesday by Toronto Public Health in an ongoing initiative to monitor these deaths.Second-quarter data from an expanded tracking program, led by Toronto Public Health and supported by…

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Who is human enough? Transgender soldiers panicked, outraged by Trumps abrupt ban

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Who is human enough? Transgender soldiers panicked, outraged by Trumps abrupt ban

WASHINGTON—His grandfather served and his older brother served. He’s a natural helper and leader. So when two recruiters from the U.S. Marines came to Lucas Rixon’s English class last year to make their patriotic pitch, he was a quick sell: he decided he would become a soldier, too.His tattoos got him rejected when he tried…

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Princeton family stays strong despite losing home to fire

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Princeton family stays strong despite losing home to fire

Layla Bird came to Princeton to live with her son Will nine years ago.Theirs was the first home to be lost to the Princeton-area wildfire.The 81-year-old is no stranger to adversity.She was a single mother to four children, and is a survivor of stage-four cancer.Now, in the wake of losing her home, she hasn’t lost…

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Inmates at California prison shoot video of their own escape

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Inmates at California prison shoot video of their own escape

SANTA ANA, CALIF.—Video shot by three inmates with a smuggled cellphone shows their methodical escape through a vent at the maximum-security wing of a Southern California jail last year, along with scenes from their days on the run.The video was provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday by an attorney for escapee Adam Hossein Nayeri.The…

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Thibeault will testify in Sudbury byelection bribery trial

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Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault will be a witness for the prosecution in the Sudbury byelection bribery trial that begins in September.Like Premier Kathleen Wynne, Thibeault will give up his parliamentary immunity and take the stand in the trial of two top Liberals.“If called, Minister Thibeault will waive parliamentary privilege and appear as a witness,” his…

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Court dismisses companys libel lawsuit against teacher over Facebook postings

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Court dismisses companys libel lawsuit against teacher over Facebook postings

When Katie Mohammed turned to Facebook to air concerns about her community — as millions of people do every day — she didn’t think she’d ever be sued for libel, and become the centre of a precedent-setting case in Ontario’s laws protecting speech in the public interest.A libel lawsuit against Mohammed was dismissed under relatively…

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Bath and Body Works scented candle flamed up and burned woman’s face, she says

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Bath and Body Works scented candle flamed up and burned woman’s face, she says

A mother from Burleson, Texas went to hospital with first- and second-degree burns after a Bath and Body Works candle exploded in her face, she and her husband say.Ashley Brawley went to the emergency room after she blew out a three-wick Vanilla Bean Noel-scented candle that had been burning for over three hours, she told…

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Nursing home filed report on Elizabeth Wettlaufers violations after it fired her

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The nursing home where Elizabeth Wettlaufer murdered seven patients released a statement Wednesday outlining the home’s actions following the ex-nurse’s 2014 termination.Caressant Care Woodstock said it sent a 20-page report outlining 10 workplace violations in two and a half years — three of which included suspensions — to the Ontario College of Nurses on April…

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