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Black Panther's inspiring $192M weekend — in more ways than one

Black Panther has not only taken the box office by storm during its opening weekend, but is inspiring movements in fashion, voting and even random acts of kindness. The Marvel film, directed by Fruitvale Station and Creed filmmaker Ryan Coogler, hit $192 million US in ticket sales in North America over the weekend. The number, which is a preliminary estimate according to the website ...

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Fergie admits national anthem performance was kind of a mess

Not everyone was on board with Fergie’s alternate rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” which opened the All-Star game on Sunday.  (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports) Fergie opened up Monday about her national anthem performance that caused NBA All-Stars to laugh, and critics on social media to mock the undeniably unusual rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “I’ve always been honored and proud ...

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The burgeoning field of 'family economics' reveals hidden household strife: Don Pittis

If you are one of the majority of Canadians celebrating Family Day today, maybe you thought the day’s plans were based on an amicable consensus with each member having an equal voice. That’s not how the proponents of a growing branch of study called “family economics” see it.  Instead, harmonious decision disguised a battle. Rather than being the bosom of warmth and joy illustrated ...

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B.C. man gets 'once-in-a-lifetime' job managing world's largest telescope in Chile

An astrophysicist from the South Okanagan is about to embark on a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity managing the world’s largest telescope in Chile. Sean Dougherty runs the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Kaleden, B.C., but on Monday will leave for Chile to become the director of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory. ALMA is a state-of-the-art telescope located in the Atacama Desert in ...

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Saudi Arabia allows first woman to star in theatrical play

It has been a whirlwind of change for staunchly conservative Saudi Arabia, and on Friday a sold-out audience in Riyadh was treated for the first time to a woman taking the stage alongside the men. The actress, Najat Mouftah, played the evil character of Yzma in “The Emperor’s New Groove,” after she auditioned for the role to break the glass ...

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