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Source: Global News

ANALYSIS: On Crown-Indigenous relations, Trudeau’s ‘lofty commitments’ run into reality

Friday 21:52 GMT

The week’s news in Crown-Indigenous relations has been a remarkable and busy one but it’s also been one which put on display all those things that fans of the Trudeau government love about the Trudeau government while simultaneously shining a light on the most frustrating aspects of the 27-month-old Liberal government.

In announcing the good news for the Slate River Nation, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott reiterated what is arguably the most important promise the Trudeau government made in the 2015 election: that by 2021, there will be no long-term drinking water advisories on public water systems on any reserve in the country.

Source: The Guradian

Time's finally up for Hollywood's Lolita complex

Saturday 06:05 GMT

Calling out abuse in a libertine age is never going to be a cut-and-dried proposition, but if the #MeToo movement accomplishes anything, it will be to shine a spotlight on those recesses of male vanity that have provided artistic cover, and ingenious disguise, for the exploitation of child-women.

Nymphetmania has a long and hoary pedigree in Hollywood, and flourished years before Nabokov gave us the Lolita syndrome.

Source: The Week

How a generation of American children grew up expecting to be shot by other children

Friday 16:22 GMT

In my lifetime American children being murdered at school by their fellow students has become an almost unremarkable occurrence.

Harris and Klebold were themselves children — awkward, misfit children with few friends to be sure, but children all the same — killing other children with cold military efficiency. They were monstrous adults whose victims had included children, circumstances that are not exactly unknown in human history.

Source: BBC

Is it time for US teachers to carry guns?

Friday 21:52 GMT

The lobby group published a report calling for armed officers or staff in every school in America, and in 2013, the year after Sandy Hook, seven states enacted laws permitting teachers or school staff to carry guns.

"Pursuing the NRA philosophy that you can put guns into the hands of teachers and untrained individuals, and expect them to make decisions that law enforcement or military are supposed to make, is backwards and it's dangerous."

Source: Fox News

Republican Kevin Cramer announces bid to challenge Heitkamp for Senate in North Dakota

Sunday 02:26 GMT

North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer announced Friday plans to run for Senate against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.

"Voters will see right through Congressman Cramer and hold him accountable for a self-serving record that has hurt North Dakotans," Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman David Bergstein said in a statement.

Source: NBC News

Russian trolls flood Twitter after Parkland shooting

Friday 21:52 GMT

Social media companies including Twitter, Facebook and Google have faced rebuke and testified in hearings about how Russian trolls and other malicious actors exploit their platforms to spread political disinformation and profit from partisan hoaxes.

Recently the social media giant has said it will "continue to strengthen our fight against malicious automation and coordinated efforts to manipulate the Twitter platform."

Source: New York Times

A Freshman New Jersey Mayor, at Age 93, Tackles Same Old Problems

Saturday 21:51 GMT

The new mayor here looked gleefully down at the 6-month old girl, the daughter of a city councilman, but opted against the traditional political peck on the baby’s cheek — it was the germs, he said.

Tinton Falls, a quaint town of roughly 18,000 people five miles inland from the Jersey Shore, was quickly in the spotlight, and it had its new mayor to thank. But now, after several weeks in office, he is running into the kind of traditional problem that plagues mayors across the country: a disagreeable City Council.

Source: Fox News

U.S. officials visit Utah man in Venezuelan jail, cite health concerns

Saturday 21:51 GMT

The agency, which has denounced the Venezuelan government for routinely denying U.S. consular officers visits with Joshua Holt at the Caracas jail where he is being held with his wife, a Venezuelan national, told Fox News that U.S. officials were able to see the 26-year-old man on Feb. 9.. “We continue to have grave concerns about Joshua Holt’s precarious health and lack of access to sufficient medical care,” the official said in a statement, on condition of anonymity.

Source: NBC News

In Houston, outrage over a school arrest that landed a student in immigration detention

Friday 21:52 GMT

The Houston school district is under fire after a student without legal status ended up in immigration detention following his arrest by a school police officer for an altercation with a female student.

Outrage over the youth's detention has forced the Houston Independent School District to make clear that it did not turn Rivera over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement or call ICE. The district said in a written statement Wednesday it does not use district resources "to assist in deportation actions and we do not report students to ICE.". "Our superintendent and administration remain steadfast in the district’s commitment to educating every student regardless of their immigration status.

Source: NBC News

Giada’s new popcorn line pays homage to her Italian recipes

Saturday 20:56 GMT

According to Simply7, the line was created because De Laurentiis was “looking for a snack she felt good about giving her daughter, Jade (a popcorn fan), but didn’t like the options on shelves.”

The ultimate goal of the program is to have female farmers in the U.S. be the sole source for the red and blue corn used in Simply7 with Giada.

Source: Global News

China marks firework-free Lunar New Year, millions celebrate around the globe

Saturday 21:51 GMT

While in Nepal, exiled Tibetans living in Kathmandu carried images of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, as the community — estimated to number in their thousands — gathered to celebrate Lhosar, the Tibetan Lunar New Year, with traditional music and food.

Overnight, police patrolled deserted neighbourhoods in the Chinese capital — normally abuzz with excitement as the country welcomes the arrival of the Lunar New Year.

Source: Common Domain

Why commodities and gold won’t protect you from inflation’s punch

Friday 21:52 GMT

Consider the extent to which various commodities have responded in the past to inflation, according to a study that appeared in the Financial Analysts Journal several years ago by Claude Erb, a former fixed-income and commodities manager at mutual-fund firm TCW Group, and Campbell Harvey, a finance professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

For more information, including descriptions of the Hulbert Sentiment Indices, go to The Hulbert Financial Digest or email mark@hulbertratings.com .

Source: Common Domain

Ultra-processed’ foods linked with a higher risk of cancer and apps that make you richer

Friday 21:52 GMT

David Dayen, in a piece he wrote for The Nation, slams the Berkshire Hathaway boss — and those heaping praise upon him — for the inequality crisis in the United States.

A new study shows foods including desserts and chicken nuggets create higher risk. Women are more likely to get offered leadership roles in a crisis, a phenomenon known as the ‘glass cliff.’ A bipartisan Senate immigration proposal failed to advance Thursday, as did President Donald Trump’s rival proposal, leaving Congress with no clear path for addressing the fate of hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Beats, rhymes and ice: Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Pride Flag Waves at the Olympics for Adam Rippon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Berlin 24/7: The sound of Berlin

Today 06:05 GMT

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