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Rex Murphy: Notley learns a hard truth about social licence — it’s not meant to be granted, ever. That’s the point

Social licence is one of those phrases, like cultural appropriation, or — a while back — civil society, that just seem to pop into lexical existence, …

The latest spat between the two Koreas took a really bizarre turn

Pyongyang's fresh, albeit unorthodox, claim comes as the nation warns its military personnel to remain wary of snakes.<p>The Guardian reports that Pyongyang has told its military personnel to be wary of the serpents, as they were allegedly released by the South's spy agency to cause chaos.<p>According to …

Growing older has an array of hidden costs

The recent news about improving the Canada Pension Plan for tomorrow's retirees has Harris Gulko feeling a little put out.<p>"There's a lot of material being written about what is going to happen to people in the future, and there's no regard for people who have been retired for 20 or 30 years," the …

What if, by the passing of just two events, Japan and Germany had won World War 2? The Goddess Of Fortune by Andrew Blencowe

<b>What if, by the passing of just two events, Japan and Germany had won World War 2?</b><p><i>The Goddess of Fortune</i> is a work of speculative fiction in which …

Not Just Memorizing Memorizing: There is A Science Behind Effective Studying

The final days before a big exam can be nerve-wracking, to say the least. Just about every student knows the feeling of being wired on caffeine after pulling an all-nighter cramming all too well. As if that isn't bad enough, the feeling of getting a C or lower can seriously crush your spirits after …

Family, friends of people killed by Toronto drivers blast city's safety plan

In the wake of two more pedestrian deaths, family and friends of people killed by Toronto drivers went to City Hall to urge politicians to move faster to reduce the danger.<p>The city rolled out a new road-safety plan on Monday, but faced immediate criticism for setting a goal far more modest than …

Trump increasingly alone in defending his racial attacks on Latino federal judge

By Jose A. DelReal and<p>Jose A. DelReal<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>Mike DeBonis<p>Mike DeBonis<p>Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Donald Trump finds himself increasingly isolated over his persistent attacks on the ethnicity of a Hispanic federal judge, as Republicans moved …

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Marissa Nadler’s Many Different Shades of Black

Marissa Nadler's lonesome new album 'Stranger' has suddenly found the enigmatic singer in a new kind of spotlight.<p><i>All photos by Seher Sikander</i><p>Sitting across from me in a honky-tonk, hands folded, frozen coffee unsipped, dark folk muse Marissa Nadler is talking about country music. The musician, …

Ben Roethlisberger not 'surprised at all' Tom Brady won Deflategate ruling

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Ben Roethlisberger says he "wasn't surprised at all" by a federal judge's decision last week to overturn Tom Brady's suspension, allowing the New England Patriots' star quarterback to face Roethlisberger's Pittsburgh Steelers in Thursday night's season opener.<p>"I just felt like …

Sept. 11, 2001: A Look Back in Pictures

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