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Canada Letter: Summer Advice From Librarians, American Friends

Megan Stecyk, Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatchewan: “100 Days of Cree,” by Neal McLeod “McLeod describes Cree as ‘the sexiest’ of all languages, and his book explores the humor, modernity and adaptability of today’s Cree. It’s easy to drop in to any page and learn the Cree word for the Death Star from Star Wars or a Tim Horton’s double-double, as well as traditional and seasonal phrases.” “The Devourers,” by Indra Das “This is Das’s first full fiction piece outside of his work in science fiction anthologies. It’s a raw, intense…

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Ties to Cuba Enhance and Entangle Jorge Mas’s Marlins Bid

But if Mas does get the Marlins franchise, his family history could possibly affect baseball’s continuing efforts to create a working relationship with Cuba, one that would allow players from the island to join the major leagues in an orderly fashion instead of having to endure various dangers in order to defect. It was Mas’s father, after all, who was regularly reviled by the Cuban media as the leader of “the counterrevolutionary Miami mafia” because of his longstanding efforts to cripple the government of Fidel Castro. Those efforts began after…

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Charlize Theron talks about dating as a single mom

Charlize Theron arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California on February 28, 2016. Danny Moloshok/Reuters Dating can be tough for a single mom, even when you’re an Oscar-winning actress. Just ask Charlize Theron. The “Atomic Blonde” star opened up on the subject during an interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday.  “Once you have children, that’s who you are. There’s no way around that. That’s who I am,” Theron said. “You turn into such a mom. Your body almost switches off. I had no desire to date…

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Excitement builds for “Great American Eclipse”

On Aug. 21, the moon will slip between Earth and sun, casting a roughly 70-mile-wide shadow that will race across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina, giving tens of millions of Americans a chance to enjoy — and study — a fleeting but sublime spectacle, the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. It has been dubbed, appropriately enough, the “Great American Eclipse.” “It really is fortunate,” said Matthew Penn, an astronomer with the National Optical Astronomy Observatory who is leading a nationwide effort to photograph the…

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4 in custody in connection with sex assault of churchgoer

Surveillance video of four young men accused of sexually assaulting a woman leaving church CBS New York NEW YORK — Police have four suspects in custody in connection with the sexual assault of a woman who was attacked at gunpoint after leaving church in Queens, reports CBS New York. According to reports, Isiah Shorter, 20, turned himself in Friday in connection with the July 11 incident. Three other suspects, Brandon Walker, 20, Julisses Ginel, 19, and a 17-year-old have all been charged with robbery, criminal sex act, criminal use of a…

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Modern Love: The 12-Hour Goodbye That Started Everything

I was flattered. In my previous relationship, I felt more like a hamster, a classroom pet purchased in a rush and forgotten over spring break. Now I had moved on to men like this one, who saw me as a wild cat, and whom I pictured as a cross between a sea horse and a deer, track-star tall with a dancer’s grace. Not long after, he set off on a cycling tour overseas. My expectations of commitment were low. I was surprised to receive messages every day from remote villages…

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Lonzo Ball Gets Dating Advice from Shannon Brown: Don’t Bang Kardashians Yet

Lonzo Ball Don’t Bang Kardashians Yet … Says Shannon Brown EXCLUSIVE Lonzo Ball will have plenty of time to crush all the celebrity ass he wants — AFTER he starts to kill it in the NBA … so, don’t go chasing the Kardashians just yet. This is the wise message from ex-Laker Shannon Brown … who knows all about dating famous women.  Of course, Brown famously married R&B star Monica back in 2010 — after Brown had already won 2 NBA titles with the Lake Show. Brown isn’t saying to…

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Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Luis Severino, Again Facing the Best, Holds His Own in Seattle

Severino’s sharpness was necessary on another night when the Yankees’ offense struggled to muster much, and their two marquee relievers — Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances — continued to look shaky. Betances, who nearly threw away a potential double-play ball — Starlin Castro made a lunging catch to make sure the Yankees got at least one out — struck out Jarrod Dyson to end the eighth with two runners on. Chapman, who gave up a run-scoring double to Robinson Cano, needed 25 pitches to complete the final inning, which ended…

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“Buffer zone” ordered outside Kentucky’s only abortion clinic

In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017, photo, abortion opponents with a group called Operation Save America gather during a rally in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Dylan Lovan / AP LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anti-abortion activists were ordered by a judge on Friday to stay away from a “buffer zone” outside Kentucky’s only abortion clinic, which is bracing for protests from a national group. U.S. District Judge David J. Hale issued a temporary restraining order sought by federal prosecutors as a pre-emptive move ahead of vigils organized by Operation Save America, a Texas-based Christian…

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Athlete overcomes paralysis to race, coach again

When Beth Sanden crashed her bike after speeding over a wet, broken patch of asphalt 15 years ago, the elite endurance athlete was left paralyzed. She figured her competition days were over, along with her career as a personal trainer and triathlon coach. Actually, they were just beginning. Paralyzed from the rib cage down and told she’d never walk again, she was swimming a year later. Soon after, she was walking with a walker, then a cane. Then she was back to competing in triathlons, albeit not the way she…

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