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Topeka was at the center of Brown v. Board. Decades later, segregation of another sort lingers

Topeka was at the center of Brown v. Board. Decades later, segregation of another sort lingers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The lesson on diversity started slowly in a first-grade classroom in Topeka, where schools were at the center of a case that struck down segregated education. “I like broccoli.
Topeka was at the center of Brown v. Board. Decades later, segregation of another sort lingers

Topeka was at the center of Brown v. Board. Decades later, segregation of another sort lingers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The lesson on diversity started slowly in a first-grade classroom in Topeka, where schools were at the center of the case that struck down segregated education. “I like broccoli.
The first Mexican taco stand to get a Michelin star is a tiny business where the heat makes the meat

The first Mexican taco stand to get a Michelin star is a tiny business where the heat makes the meat

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly minted Michelin-starred chef Arturo Rivera Martínez stood over an insanely hot grill Wednesday at the first Mexican taco stand ever to get a coveted star from the French dining guide, and did exactly the same thing he's been
The Mirage casino, which ushered in an era of Las Vegas Strip megaresorts in the '90s, is closing

The Mirage casino, which ushered in an era of Las Vegas Strip megaresorts in the '90s, is closing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The iconic Mirage hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip will shut its doors this summer, the end of an era for a property credited with helping transform Sin City into an ultra-luxury resort destination.
B.C. First Nation to reactivate judicial review of DFO's salmon farm virus policy

B.C. First Nation to reactivate judicial review of DFO's salmon farm virus policy

VICTORIA — A British Columbia First Nation says it has lost faith in federal plans to remove open net-pens from the province’s ocean salmon farms and is reluctantly relaunching legal action it had on hold that challenges Fisheries Department aquacult
Anitta defends her Afro-Brazilian faith after new music video costs her some followers

Anitta defends her Afro-Brazilian faith after new music video costs her some followers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest pop star, Anitta, has released a music video depicting rituals of the Afro-Brazilian faith Candomble, sparking controversy in a country where religious intolerance is all too common.
'The whole country is not on fire': Canadian tourism industry struggles as fires rage

'The whole country is not on fire': Canadian tourism industry struggles as fires rage

OTTAWA — Canada's tourism industry is trying to put on its Sunday best this week, showcasing itself to more than 500 international travel agents and tour operators at the largest annual tourism convention in Canada.
Brazilian dance craze created by young people in Rio’s favelas is declared cultural heritage

Brazilian dance craze created by young people in Rio’s favelas is declared cultural heritage

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It all started with nifty leg movements, strong steps backwards and forwards, paced to Brazilian funk music. Then it adopted moves from break dancing, samba, capoeira, frevo — whatever was around.
Angie Harmon is suing Instacart and a former shopper who shot and killed her dog, Oliver

Angie Harmon is suing Instacart and a former shopper who shot and killed her dog, Oliver

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Actor Angie Harmon has filed a lawsuit against Instacart and one of its former shoppers who fatally shot her dog in March while delivering groceries at her North Carolina home.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (22,284.76, up 41.42 points): Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 17 cents, or 0.34 per cent, to $50.33 on 14.4 million shares.