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The White House had to protect Rob Porter to save Donald Trump

Supporting an alleged domestic abuser is about supporting Trump.<p>White House counsel Don McGahn knew a year ago that Rob Porter’s two former wives were preparing to testify to the FBI that he had abused them. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly knew about the domestic abuse allegations as early as …

Donald Trump

Forget about oil. Alberta is poised to become the province of marijuana

<i>Associated professor at the Cumming School of Medicine and the O'Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. She was the lead author of the Cannabis Evidence Series, commissioned by the Alberta government to inform its provincial response to federal legalization.</i><p>The friendly …

For Trump, this time bankruptcy won't get him out of a mess

<b>(CNN) —</b> "When the going gets tough, the tough get going," the saying goes. But in Donald Trump's case, that expression could be amended to: "When the going gets tough, Trump files for bankruptcy" -- at least with respect to his ventures that hit especially hard times.<p>So, given that history, is …

Donald Trump

Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg shares his views, and predictions, on U.S. nuclear arsenal

Not since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 has the United States threatened a nuclear attack against a nuclear-armed country as flatly as Donald Trump is doing now, says Daniel Ellsberg, the man who orchestrated the release of the the Pentagon Papers in 1971.<p>This prognostication from the long-time …

Seeking truth in the legends of John Ware

Alberta historian works with the National Film Board in hopes of introducing all of Canada to a black man who had a larger-than-life role in establishing the province<p>John Ware arrived in Canada as the Prairies were being dotted with homesteads, when Calgary was a collection of tents and clapboard …

China probes deeper into the lives of Uyghur minority

In China's handling of the Xinjiang region, particularly its largely Muslim Uyghur population, scholars see echoes of North Korea and South African apartheid<p>The streets in China's far western Xinjiang region are lined with surveillance cameras, even in rural villages. In some cities, police …

How I learned to stop worrying and love (or at least accept) e-sports

My son's passion for games and the celebrities who play them is comparable to my youth, spent idolizing Henderson, Keon and Sittler<p>Over the past couple of months, as Toronto sports fans rejoiced over a rare pair of championships, I found myself thinking wistfully of the weekend that my teenaged son …

In 2018, don't be afraid to embrace your inner procrastinator

<i>Clinical psychologist, professor and author in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her most recent book is</i> What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success<i>.</i><p>As the year draws to a close, we often take this time to reflect on our behaviour and consider what we want to change. Those …

Trump has shrunk Bears Ears National Monument by 85% — here's what it looks like

President Donald Trump announced the reduction of two national monuments in Utah in December.<p>Bears Ears was reduced by 85% in the months that followed, in the largest acreage reduction of a national monument to date.<p>Trump also cut Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in half, following a …

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix faces a drug-funding dilemma

There will be a rally this week on the steps of the B.C. legislature to advocate for public funding of a drug that is used to treat the deadly lung disease cystic fibrosis. The group is looking for a pressure point to get Health Minister Adrian Dix to override clinical decisions not to pay for the …

Holiday shopping season a big opportunity for e-mail phishing scams

The holiday shopping period in North America comes with enormous opportunity for consumers and retailers to end the year with a bang, but it's also one of the richest hunting seasons for online fraudsters invading your e-mail inbox with "phishing" schemes.<p>According to Adobe Analytics, Americans are …

Radio silence

How a high-school-based broadcast outlet gave the outport town of Wabana, Nfld., a bingo jackpot and a source of hope and joy for the community's youth, before infighting pulled it all apart. Jessica Leeder explores why things went wrong and how residents are hoping to fix it<p>It was not so long ago …

Psychiatric diagnosis must serve an ethical purpose: relieving certain forms of suffering and disease. Science alone can’t do that<p>How do we decide what emotions, thoughts and behaviours are normal, abnormal or pathological?<p>This is essentially what a select group of psychiatrists decide each time …

Mental Health

Who else has been accused so far?

A Hollywood mogul's ouster has brought forward more stories of misogyny and abuse in cinema and other industries, and renewed focus on old accusations against alleged predators. Some men have faced serious consequences after the Weinstein affair; others haven't. Check back here for updates to the …

Prepare for liftoff! 17 upcoming space missions worth getting excited about

Over the past half century, we’ve blasted a bevy of scientific instruments into the unforgiving vacuum of space in an effort to better understand our …

Space

Market disruption in the shadows: What fentanyl is really telling us

<i>Jeremy Douglas is the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok.</i><p>In times of high demand for a product or service, existing businesses are often blindsided by new players offering something cheaper, better or faster. …

Writer Joe Hagan on his biography of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner

In retrospect, it was probably inevitable: This week, Jann Wenner, the mercurial founder of Rolling Stone magazine, told The New York Times that he was disappointed in a new biography to which he'd given his participation, slapping down the writer, Joe Hagan, for producing "something deeply flawed …

The absurdly violent and gay Beatles movie that never got made

In a box overlooking the Royal Albert Hall, The Beatles, dressed in drag, are aiming a sniper rifle at the speaker below.<p>The Fab Four are in an …

Awareness isn't enough to stop head injuries in sports. We need action now

Ken Dryden spent years driving home the grave danger of concussions and head trauma. Now, in this exclusive essay and his new book Game Change, the NHL legend says the time for talk is over. We need a non-negotiable rule on every rink, every game, he argues: No hits to the head, no excuses<p>I've …

NAFTA negotiations teeter as Trump threatens to rip up pact

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to kill NAFTA in a face-to-face meeting with Justin Trudeau, saying "it will be fine" if the trade agreement died.<p>Hours later, Mr. Trudeau acknowledged for the first time that the 23-year-old trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico that has …

Review: David Chariandy’s Brother and Catherine Hernandez’s Scarborough bring a community to life

<b>Scarborough</b><p><i>By Catherine Hernandez</i><p><i>Arsenal Pulp Press, 258 pages, $17.95</i><p><b>Brother</b><p><i>By David Chariandy</i><p><i>McClelland & Stewart, 180 pages, $25</i><p>When I was a kid, we went to the public library every week. I read like I was starving, never embarrassed that my mom, little brother and I would walk out at closing …

Royal Conservatory’s new fundraising campaign already a resounding success

Money talks, as they say, but it has also been known to hum or whistle to itself, perhaps a melody from Ravel or Tchaikovsky. It was revealed this week that the Royal Conservatory of Music has launched its new fundraising initiative with a massive financial donation, to the tune of $20-million.<p>The …

We're More Confident Than Ever That Life on Earth Really Did Come From Meteorites

They splashed into warm ponds.<p>New research suggests life on our planet started out as a series of meteorites struck the surface and landed in small, …

Acts of heroism emerge amid chaos of Las Vegas shooting | The Star

Pressed against his body, Dr. Heather Gulish Melton felt the force of the bullet enter her husband’s back.<p>She and Sonny Melton, 29, fell hard onto …

Heroism

Dan Brown’s Origin ‘points fingers and names names’

According to Dan Brown, God's days are numbered. If proof is required, says the megaselling novelist, all one has to do is look back at the world's bygone deities. "It's my belief that if you look at the historical timeline," he says, "it's naive for us to think that our current gods will …

Inside Canada's race to produce the world's first commercial quantum computer

Mike Lazaridis and the Quantum Valley team are in the East. Quantum computing company D-Wave is in the West. Both Canadian camps are on the cusp of commercializing quantum technology—potentially leading a multibillion-dollar tech revolution. Who will make the leap first?<p>Photography by Mark …

Bidding farewell to Hugh Hefner, my insightful film professor

When a few friends reached out this week to let me know that Hugh Hefner had died, it was not shocking to me given that his health had been in decline, but the sting of losing such an influential and colourful friend was immeasurably painful. I had last visited him in the spring to watch a movie, …

'The mother of all bidding wars'

Metro areas across Canada are preparing bids to lure Amazon north of the border, regardless of the political firestorm that would ensue<p>Amazon.com Inc.'s call for pitches from cities hoping to become home to the online retailer's new headquarters has touched off a frenzy at city halls across the …

We should all thank Hugh Hefner for sexual liberation

Debra Soh <i>writes about the science of human sexuality and is a columnist for Playboy.com.</i><p>On Wednesday, Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner passed away from natural causes at the Playboy Mansion where he resided. He was 91 years old. His reputation always preceded him – and continues to do so, even …

Breakthrough Pain Treatment Or Snake Oil? You Decide.

Let's say you're a scientist, and you've invented what you think is a useful treatment for pain. But you have a problem. You don't have the money to go through the regulatory approval process. Should you try to sell it to consumers anyway, and run the risk of being accused of selling …

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