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January 14, 2019 7:17 PM Montreal school evacuated as children suffer mysterious nausea, dizziness

MONTREAL—Emergency crews have been called to a Montreal school where more than a dozen children were suddenly overcome by illness today. A spokesman for the ambulance service says students at Ecole des Decouvreurs in the city’s LaSalle neighbourhood reported nausea, dizziness and vomiting. Between 15 and 20 people were affected, including one adult 416

January 11, 2019 10:53 AM Rhode Island names deaf man School Counselor of the Year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In a first for the state, Rhode Island has named a deaf man as the 2018 School Counselor of the Year. The Providence Journal reports 44-year-old Joseph Batiano is the school counsellor at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf. Batiano says he helps with a student’s academic progress, emotional health and career readiness. He also developed 127

January 11, 2019 4:09 AM Board picks new name for school that had Confederate name

ARLINGTON, Va. - A school board in northern Virginia has picked a new name for a school that had been named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee. News outlets report that Washington-Lee High School will now be known as Washington-Liberty High School. The Arlington County school board voted 5-0 in favour of the name change Thursday evening. The board 123

January 10, 2019 8:40 PM Maryland attorney general: Hotline for clergy abuse victims

BALTIMORE - Maryland’s attorney general has set up a hotline for victims to report child sex abuse associated with a school or place of worship. Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the creation of the new hotline in a statement Thursday. Unlike other U.S. states that have announced probes into clergy sex abuse, Frosh’s office has only publicly called 119

January 9, 2019 7:37 PM Hale County This Morning, This Evening is an extraordinary film about ordinary lives

Making its Toronto premiere, this is one of the most fascinating docs of the past year. It won a Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at Sundance 2018, where it had its world premiere. Ross travels to the Black Belt of the American South — a rural enclave of nearly 15,760 people, and a racial makeup that was once mostly white but is now 60 per cent Black 152

January 9, 2019 2:05 PM Whoppers sizzle in land of steak as Burger King surges in Brazil

Brazil, known for its unique steak houses and premium beef exports, is seeing a growing appetite for a different type of meal, Burger King’s 680-calorie whopper. Burger King is opening a new site in Brazil every three to four days, said Iuri Miranda, chief executive officer of BK Brasil SA, the world’s fastest-growing restaurant operator by revenue 128

January 8, 2019 11:52 PM U.S. House Democrats, making guns a priority, unveil a background check bill

WASHINGTON—Emboldened House Democrats, seeking a politically charged debate on gun control, unveiled legislation Tuesday to expand background checks to nearly all firearms purchases, a move timed to mark the eighth anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that nearly killed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. By introducing the measure less than one week after 129

January 8, 2019 7:53 AM Twenty children injured at Beijing primary school after man allegedly attacks them with hammer

BEIJING—A 49-year-old man injured 20 children with a hammer Tuesday inside a primary school in China’s capital, officials said. Three of the children have serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the Xicheng district government said on its social media account, adding that the attack took place at 11:17 a.m. The suspect, surnamed Jia, was apprehended 121

January 4, 2019 3:06 PM A video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college is leaked to smear her, but the internet finds it adorable

First it was a photo of long-haired Beto O’Rourke playing in a punk band. Now, it’s college-age Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a rooftop. Both were surfaced by the right to seemingly smear the progressive politicians. Both efforts backfired spectacularly. The Ocasio-Cortez clip in question shows the politician rocking some 1980s “Breakfast Club”-style 129

January 3, 2019 11:22 PM Apple bombshell shakes financial markets to the core

While Apple’s stunning announcement this week shook financial markets, its cause could shake the Canadian economy. As one of the world’s biggest tech companies announced Wednesday it was lowering its profit estimates, Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested a slowing Chinese economy — resulting in lower iPhone sales — was largely to blame. Stock markets around 131