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July 15: Settling up with Omar Khadr. Plus other letters to the editor

July 15: Settling up with Omar Khadr. Plus other letters to the editor

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: ‘The measure of a society – a just society – is not whether we stand up for people’s rights when it is easy or popular to do so, but whether we recognize rights when it is …

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Philip Hammond in row over ‘even a woman can drive a train’ jibe

Philip Hammond in row over ‘even a woman can drive a train’ jibe

Philip Hammond appears to have irked the prime minister by making a sexist remark in cabinet, exposing the tensions at the highest level of government.

Reports suggest that in a discussion about transport, the chancellor quipped that driving trains had …

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Premiere: Elizabeth Devlin releases music video for ‘Cold Sweat’

Premiere: Elizabeth Devlin releases music video for ‘Cold Sweat’

Hailing from the Big Apple, singer songwriter Elizabeth Devlin has been leaving people spellbound around the world with her extravagant autoharp. Often compared to Joanna Newsom and Coco Rosie, the artist has become one of the most talked about acts …

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Can you read this witch spell? A Chicago library needs you

Can you read this witch spell? A Chicago library needs you

File photo: Two women dressed up as witches take pictures in front of the bonfire during the traditional San Juan’s (Saint John) night on the beach in Gijon, northern Spain, June 24, 2015. (REUTERS/Eloy Alonso TPX)

In the market for …

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What Happens When an A.I. Program Tries to Write Poetry?

What Happens When an A.I. Program Tries to Write Poetry?

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Can a robot write poetry?

The crow crooked on more beautiful and free,
He journeyed off into the quarter sea.
his radiant ribs girdled empty and very –
least beautiful as dignified to see.

That’s not the work …

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What I wish I could tell my boss: ‘Women aren’t all man-haters’

What I wish I could tell my boss: ‘Women aren’t all man-haters’

When you told me you needed my help dealing with “man-hating” clients, I raised an eyebrow. You went on to explain to me, with increasing incredulity, that there were a rising number of female clients who treated men differently to …

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Peter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide, reports show

Peter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide, reports show

Peter W. Smith

A Republican donor and operative from Chicago’s North Shore who said he had tried to obtain Hillary Clinton’s missing emails from Russian hackers killed himself in a Minnesota hotel room days after talking to the Wall Street …

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Feds release high-speed rail plan, rethinking 2 New England states

Feds release high-speed rail plan, rethinking 2 New England states

In this Oct. 18, 2016, photo, an Amtrak Acela train travels through Old Lyme, Connecticut.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal officials are rethinking a plan to build new high-speed railroad tracks through parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island after complaints that …

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America and Russians through the Looking Glass

America and Russians through the Looking Glass

When it comes to Russia in the time of Trump, our politics has finally accomplished something. We’ve gone right through Alice’s Looking Glass.

And Donald Trump Jr.’s idiotic meeting with the shady Russian lawyer Natalia in the (failed) hopes of …

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Donald Trump Jr.’s Email Exchange With Rob Goldstone

Donald Trump Jr.’s Email Exchange With Rob Goldstone

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On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. released copies of his emails with Rob Goldstone, a music publicist and acquaintance of Trump Jr., arranging a meeting with a “Russian attorney” to discuss potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton. …

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