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December 12, 2018 6:26 PM Pelosi nears deal with dissident Democrats to limit her speakership to four years

WASHINGTON—Rep. Nancy Pelosi is nearing a deal with dissident Democrats to limit herself to four years as speaker, according to two senior Democratic officials with knowledge of the emerging plan, her most consequential move to date to put down a rebellion in her ranks and clinch the votes she needs to win the gavel in January. The agreement would almost 6

December 11, 2018 5:15 PM Women get corporate board seats mostly when it’s required by law

“When we look at the board seats that have turned over, only about a quarter of them are filled by women,” said Cynthia Soledad, a co-leader of the Egon Zehnder diversity council and one of the authors of the study. “It needs to be more than an intellectual exercise or a philosophical alignment that diversity is good and diversity would benefit us.” In the U.S., big companies 8

December 10, 2018 10:26 PM Ariana Grande adds Toronto date to Sweetener world tour

It’s been quite the year for the 25-year-old Florida native. The former Nickelodeon TV star racked up professional honours — including “Thank U, Next” breaking the record for most Spotify streams of a song by a female artist in a week, and Grammy nominations for album Sweetener and single “God Is a Woman” — while enduring personal trials, including the death 9

December 10, 2018 2:21 PM Canada’s Donna Strickland collects Nobel Prize for Physics

The Nobel committee says Strickland and French scientist Gerard Mourou will each receive a quarter of the $1.01 million (U.S.) prize for their joint work generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses, which have become a key part of corrective eye surgeries. Strickland’s win makes her only the third woman to win the Physics prize, and the first 7

December 7, 2018 5:52 PM Ship saves British sailor after storm in Southern Ocean

But that was only the beginning of her troubles Friday. Goodall’s engine failed and could not be restarted, limiting her ability to manoeuvr. Without an engine, her stricken yacht, the DHL Starlight, had to drift with its sea anchor before the master of the MV Tian Fu could manoeuvr the 40,000 ton cargo ship alongside it. Goodall was the youngest entrant 9

December 7, 2018 2:31 PM Drake, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer: Who got nominated for the 2019 Grammys

— Album of the year: Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B; By the Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile; Scorpion, Drake; H.E.R., H.E.R.; Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone; Dirty Computer, Janelle Monae; Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves; Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By, Kendrick Lamar. — Record of the year: “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin 9

December 5, 2018 6:59 PM Satanic Temple statue among holiday displays at Illinois Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, ILL.—A local chapter of The Satanic Temple has been allowed to place a statue in the Illinois Capitol alongside holiday displays of a Nativity scene and a menorah. The sculpture, called Knowledge is the Greatest Gift, depicts the forearm of a woman holding an apple, The State Journal-Register reported. In its application for the display 18

November 28, 2018 9:49 AM He was the ‘world’s oldest rebel’: Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith dies in Belleville at 95

Harry Leslie Smith, a tireless advocate for the downtrodden who in his later years earned a legion of younger followers through his books, podcast and Twitter account, has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit in Belleville, Ont., after his family said he suffered a fall. Smith, who split his time between England 21

November 25, 2018 2:29 PM Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum

TAIPEI, TAIWAN—Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. The vote on Saturday, organized by Christian groups that make up about 5 per cent of Taiwan’s 17

November 24, 2018 7:55 PM Two elderly women in hospital after separate Vancouver home fires

He says firefighters found an 80-year-old woman with first-degree burns to her face, neck, back and arms, and she was rushed to hospital where she’s expected to recover. He says the building is old and lacks sprinklers, and crews have not located a working smoke alarm in her unit, which the fire extensively damaged but didn’t spread to other apartments 18