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The Beach Is Being Rebuilt
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The Beach Is Being Rebuilt

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A tiny Florida beach town is rebuilding after a hurricane. Is it becoming a preserve of the rich? They're calling their neighborhood Paradise. And it's the first town I've visited that doesn't appear to...

Los Angeles County’s Police Departments Are a Crime
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Los Angeles County’s Police Departments Are a Crime

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Letters to the Editor: Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León have done grave racial harm to L.A. County’s Latino community, and we should all stand and condemn their actions. There is not...

Hurricane Matthew Could Hit the US Virgin Islands
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Hurricane Matthew Could Hit the US Virgin Islands

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Op-Ed: Hurricane Ian and the coming climate crash As Hurricane Matthew approaches the US East Coast, the government is making contingency plans and preparations in an attempt to prevent a major weather event. The...

Keesmaat defends her column that used headline about COVID-19 deaths to refer to broader story
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Keesmaat defends her column that used headline about COVID-19 deaths to refer to broader story

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Toronto Public Health’s vice-chair responds to backlash over Sun column about COVID-19, says her only aim was to ‘promote discourse’ The new Toronto Public Health spokesperson, Jennifer Keesmaat, has been answering questions about her...

The Problem With Gerrymandering
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The Problem With Gerrymandering

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Op-Ed: A big reason the South goes red? Gerrymandering and voter suppression A lot of people talk about the “red state” vs. the “blue states” thing — usually by pointing to the percentage of...

Unusual Uses of Trousers
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Unusual Uses of Trousers

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Nicholas Goldberg: In defense of long, bug-crushing, Kleenex-box sized novels “The more I read, the more I like it.” That is one of the most common rationalizations for reading very large books, a common...

The Queen’s Birthday in Botswana
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The Queen’s Birthday in Botswana

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Cloud of colonialism hangs over Queen Elizabeth's legacy in Africa. Photograph: Peter Marshall I It has been two and a half years since Queen’s birthday in June and almost nine months since I returned...

Mary Beth Long’s “Angela Lansbury is Too White”
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Mary Beth Long’s “Angela Lansbury is Too White”

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Letters to the Editor: Angela Lansbury, the actress you really wanted to work with I’ve been following the comments on several of my recent columns concerning the lack of diversity at work. I was...

Maria Sharapova banned for nine months for doping violation
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Maria Sharapova banned for nine months for doping violation

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Russian teenager banned from tennis for nine months following anti-doping breach RUSSIAN tennis star Maria Sharapova was banned for nine months on Monday for a doping violation dating back more than four years following...

The Ontario Essential Workers Are Dead
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The Ontario Essential Workers Are Dead

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They made doors, gum and jerry cans. Ontario’s ‘essential’ workers in manufacturing accounted for more workplace COVID deaths than any other sector — even health care and defence. We need to remember that the...