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Linda Brown, Kansas schoolgirl at heart of landmark desegregation ruling, dead at 76

Linda Brown, the Kansas schoolgirl who was at the heart of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing racial segregation in American public schools, has died at age 76. Brown died on Sunday in her hometown of Topeka, Kan., the state capital, Robin Bruce, administrator for the Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka, told ...

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Human activity pushing Earth towards 'sixth mass species extinction,' report warns

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: The Earth is rapidly losing its capacity to sustain diverse life due to human activity, scientists warn Monday’s coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats by the U.S., Canada ...

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Oilers fan keeps promise to late father, takes his seat in the stands

Lynn Mercereau won’t be joining the onslaught of Oilers fans threatening to cancel their season tickets out of frustration with another failed season. She has a promise to keep. Mercereau attends every Oilers home game she can in memory of her late father. (Lynn Mercereau/Facebook) In 2011, Mercereau made a pact with her dying father to always “stick it out” ...

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Newfoundlander finds homegrown solution for BBQ brush health hazard

Jason Janes really loves to barbecue. He can be found behind one of the three outside grills at his home in the Humber Valley on Newfoundland’s west coast a few times a week, and he keeps things sizzling all year long. “I love things that are low and slow,” he said, describing his favourite dish — pulled pork with smoked macaroni and cheese. Janes says ...

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Diverse mix of gangs a growing security challenge for federal prisons

Canada’s prison system is struggling with a dangerous gang population that is becoming increasingly diverse and more difficult to manage. About 2,306 inmates are now known to belong to what Correctional Service Canada (CSC) calls “security threat groups,” including Indigenous, Asian, motorcycle and street gangs, as well as cults and extremist, terrorist, white supremacist and other hate organizations. Some inmates belong to ...

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How Cambridge Analytica, firm at the centre of Facebook furor, stumbled into the spotlight

That dirty tricks exist in the world of high-stakes politics will come as a surprise to few. Nonetheless, leaders of the global firm Cambridge Analytica captured headlines around the world this week as they breezily discussed the strategies for deception and manipulation of foreign elections on hidden cameras. Cambridge Analytica has been accused of improperly using information from more than 50 ...

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