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Review: How George Floyd became an icon for Americans

Review: How George Floyd became an icon for Americans

“His Name is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking) Two Americas collided in the few minutes that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the neck of
In Ukraine and internationally, scenario darkens for Russia

In Ukraine and internationally, scenario darkens for Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Europe pushed to toughen its response Monday to Russia's invasion of Ukraine , with Sweden joining Finland in deciding to seek NATO membership and European Union officials working to rescue proposed sanctions against Russian oil.
EXPLAINER: White 'replacement theory' fuels racist attacks

EXPLAINER: White 'replacement theory' fuels racist attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — A racist ideology seeping from the internet's fringes into the mainstream is being investigated as a motivating factor in the supermarket shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York. Most of the victims were Black.
Review: 'Office BFFs' a pleasant return to Dunder Mifflin

Review: 'Office BFFs' a pleasant return to Dunder Mifflin

Nearly a decade after its finale aired, the American version of “The Office" is a ubiquitous part of popular culture.
Liz Weston: How to reduce taxes when you sell your home

Liz Weston: How to reduce taxes when you sell your home

If your home’s value has soared, congratulations. If you decide to sell, beware.
Bright lemon balances richness of one-pot pasta

Bright lemon balances richness of one-pot pasta

Tomatoes may get more attention, but throughout Italy, lemon also often finds its way into pasta. Along the Amalfi coast, ring-shaped calamarata pasta is paired with clams, parsley, garlic and fried strips of a sweet local lemon.
Statistics Canada says higher prices lifted manufacturing sales higher in March

Statistics Canada says higher prices lifted manufacturing sales higher in March

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 2.5 per cent to $70.2 billion in March, helped by higher prices. The gains were led by the petroleum and coal product industry which increased 9.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28: May 22: Pianist Peter Nero is 88. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 84. Actor Frank Converse is 84. Actor Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Place,” ″Valley of the Dolls”) is 80. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 72.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reports annual rate of housing starts rose in April

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reports annual rate of housing starts rose in April

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of new home construction in April rose eight per cent compared with March.
McDonald's to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers

McDonald's to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers

More than three decades after it became the first American fast food restaurant to open in the Soviet Union, McDonald's said Monday that it has started the process of selling its business in Russia, another symbol of the country’s increasing isolatio