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Trudeau dodges questions on Trump, breaks down COVID Alert app on '22 Minutes'

Trudeau dodges questions on Trump, breaks down COVID Alert app on '22 Minutes'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t take the bait when asked to weigh in on the coming U.S. presidential election during a recent appearance on a prominent Canadian comedy television show.
'Brian's Song,' 'Roots,' 'Purple Rain' writer dies at 83

'Brian's Song,' 'Roots,' 'Purple Rain' writer dies at 83

LOS ANGELES — William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots” and the Prince film “Purple Rain,” has died. He was 83.
Fredericton Police say writer RM Vaughan found dead days after going missing

Fredericton Police say writer RM Vaughan found dead days after going missing

FREDERICTON — A Canadian writer and artist revered in Canada's LGBTQ arts scene has been found dead after going missing in his native New Brunswick earlier this month.
Film depicts Black Lives Matter, #MeToo as new feminist wave

Film depicts Black Lives Matter, #MeToo as new feminist wave

LOS ANGELES — The documentary genre’s power of immediacy is evident in “Not Done: Women Remaking America," which includes the still-unfolding possibility of the first Black female vice-president and the loss of Breonna Taylor.
Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact

Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact

ROME — The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by a pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis’ glory days travelling the world to bless the oppressed.

Berklee appoints first woman to lead music college

The Berklee College of Music has chosen Erica Muhl to serve as the school's next president, making her the first woman to lead the institution in its 75-year history, officials at the Boston school announced this week.
UK police recover stolen Ming dynasty vase worth $3 million

UK police recover stolen Ming dynasty vase worth $3 million

LONDON — British police say they have recovered a 15th-century Chinese vase valued at 2.5 million pounds ($3.3 million) that was stolen in Switzerland last year.
Chelsea Handler’s personal ‘Evolution’ inspires new special

Chelsea Handler’s personal ‘Evolution’ inspires new special

NEW YORK — When Chelsea Handler decided to pursue therapy, the comic may not have realized the level of introspection she’d encounter. “It was nice to find out why I’ve been such a b---- for so long, and to also gain self-awareness.
Seth Rogen on fighting cannabis stigma and why pot should be as accepted as beer

Seth Rogen on fighting cannabis stigma and why pot should be as accepted as beer

TORONTO — When actor Seth Rogen was growing up and smoking cannabis in Vancouver, he recalls there was a constant cloud of shame around the substance that still lingers.
NBC's Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator

NBC's Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator

NEW YORK — Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate over leadership that had been missing so far during the 2020 presidential campaign.