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How to snag tickets to hit musical Hamilton? You might have to go back to school

More than 2,000 students got into the hottest show in Chicago for free — Hamilton: An American Musical — as part of their acceptance to Northwestern University. It’s one of the ways colleges and high schools are using the hugely popular musical to teach students about history, art, drama, culture, and even politics. There’s even a high school program co-ordinated through the show that ...

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U.S. navy ends search for 3 sailors missing after plane crash

The search has ended for three sailors missing in the Philippine Sea since a U.S. navy aircraft crashed on Wednesday, the navy said Friday. The C-2A “Greyhound” transport aircraft was travelling to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier when it crashed. Eight people were rescued quickly and are in good condition, but Japanese and U.S. ships and aircraft had continued ...

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Libya promises to investigate slave trade allegations

Libya’s UN-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating the reports of slave trading that have caused international revulsion, promising to bring any perpetrators to justice. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been among world leaders expressing horror after footage broadcast on CNN of the bidding and sale of migrants seeking a better life. Guterres has called for an immediate investigation ...

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Hammy, B.C.'s most famous deer, no longer has his hammock — but his antler is still purple

Hammy, the most famous deer in British Columbia, no longer has a purple hammock on his head. The Prince Rupert buck made international headlines after being spotted wandering around the North Coast city with an eye-catching piece of purple fabric on his right antler. Although the B.C. Conservation Officer Service said at the time he appeared to be doing fine, ...

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Sister of murdered Inuk woman 'turns pain into positive action' with opera project

It has been three weeks since Inuk artist Delilah Saunders and her family testified at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia. Now, Saunders says she’s “turning her pain into positive action,” collaborating with a Labrador City composer on a chamber opera.   Loretta Saunders, a Saint Mary’s University student, was murdered in February 2014 by the couple who was subletting ...

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Hackers only needed a phone number to track this MP's cellphone

NDP MP Matthew Dubé looks at a map showing that hackers tracked his movements through his cellphone for days. One marker shows Dubé near Parliament Hill. Another marks the place he lives when he’s working in Ottawa. One more shows an early morning trip to the airport to pick up his partner from a business trip. “That’s creepy. That doesn’t ...

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Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors prepare for federal apology

Survivors of the residential school system in Newfoundland and Labrador are bracing themselves for an emotional event Friday, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize for the federal government’s role in the residential school system. Trudeau will deliver the apology at the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay at 10:30 a.m. AT.  “No apology will ever take this pain that I ...

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Public transit in Toronto dangerously noisy, study says

The sudden screeches, squeals and clangs that are a regular feature of commuting by public transit in Toronto could be contributing to long-term hearing loss and other health problems, says a new study out Wednesday in the Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Though average noise levels while walking, biking, driving or taking transit fell within safe exposure levels, ...

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