Monthly Archives: August 2016

Brazil’s senate votes to impeach Rousseff. What happens now?



What just happened in Brazil?

Sixty-one of 81 senators voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff – considerably more than the 54 votes that were needed to remove her. read more

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China faltering on personal freedoms: Canadian ambassador



Canada’s ambassador to China, Guy Saint-Jacques, says some human rights in the country have been moving backward in recent years. read more

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Toronto woman reading on New Jersey beach run over by trash truck



Authorities say a Canadian woman lying on a New Jersey beach has been run over by a truck picking up trash. read more

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Demonstrators in Gabon clash with police as President Bongo re-elected



Demonstrators in Gabon clashed with police and set part of the parliament building on fire on Wednesday amid anger among opposition supporters over President Ali Bongo’s re-election in polls that his main rival, Jean Ping, claimed to have won. read more

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Trump, Mexican President Peña Nieto talk border safety



Donald Trump heralded a new era of U.S.-Mexican relations on Wednesday, saying he was determined to stop flows of drugs, guns and people across the common border. read more

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Acclaimed novelist William Edwin Bell wrote of teen angst



The life of author William Bell illustrates that love has the power to sweep away obstacles – cultural, political, geographic – standing in its way. read more

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Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska protested against Soviet invasion



Vera Caslavska, a multiple Olympic gymnastics gold medalist who stood up against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, has died. She was 74. read more

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At Lake Tahoe, Obama links conservation to climate change



Standing beneath the forest-green peaks of the Sierra Nevada, President Barack Obama drew a connection Wednesday between conservation efforts and stopping global warming, describing the two environmental challenges as inseparably linked. read more

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As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play



Colin Kaepernick will get one more chance to impress coach Chip Kelly before the San Francisco 49ers announce their starting quarterback even as the debate surrounding Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem remains heated. read more

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Full scope of goalie equipment change unlikely before 2017-18 NHL season



NHL goalies won’t look as trim as expected this season because of delays to an ambitious redesign of their bulky equipment. read more

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