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Liberal government turning to influencers to get its message to younger Canadians

Liberal government turning to influencers to get its message to younger Canadians

OTTAWA — Dennis Mathu and Stephanie Gordon first started posting financial-advice videos on YouTube three years ago — a side hustle that helped to scratch a creative itch.
Maurizio Cattelan, Zoe Saldana join iconoclastic Vatican Biennale exhibition inside women’s prison

Maurizio Cattelan, Zoe Saldana join iconoclastic Vatican Biennale exhibition inside women’s prison

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A pair of nude feet — dirty, wounded and vulnerable — are painted on the façade of the Venice women’s prison chapel.
Senate passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after midnight deadline

Senate passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after midnight deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — After its midnight deadline, the Senate voted early Saturday to reauthorize a key U.S.
Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union

Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union Friday in a historic first test of the UAW’s renewed effort to organize nonunion factories.
Theater Review: 'Stereophonic' is a brilliant 'Behind the Music' play on Broadway

Theater Review: 'Stereophonic' is a brilliant 'Behind the Music' play on Broadway

It's July 1976 in a Northern California recording studio and the rock ‘n’ roll band cutting their latest album is exhausted and wary. The coffee machine is broken. Never mind, there's always cocaine — and heaps of it.
Bitcoin's latest 'halving' has arrived. Here's what you need to know

Bitcoin's latest 'halving' has arrived. Here's what you need to know

NEW YORK (AP) — The “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are taking a 50% pay cut — effectively reducing new production of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, again. Bitcoin's latest “halving" appeared to occur Friday night.
4/20 grew from humble roots to marijuana's high holiday

4/20 grew from humble roots to marijuana's high holiday

SEATTLE (AP) — Saturday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and pot shops in legal-weed states thank their customers with discounts.
Mandisa, Grammy-winning singer and 'American Idol' alum, dies at 47

Mandisa, Grammy-winning singer and 'American Idol' alum, dies at 47

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mandisa, a contemporary Christian singer who appeared on “American Idol” and won a Grammy for her 2013 album ‘Overcomer’, has died. She was 47.
Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department' is here. Is it poetry? This is what experts say

Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department' is here. Is it poetry? This is what experts say

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has released her 11th studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department.
Here’s how Phish is using the Sphere's technology to give fans something completely different

Here’s how Phish is using the Sphere's technology to give fans something completely different

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phish opened its four-night stay at the Sphere Thursday with a four-hour show that used the advanced technology in the $2.3 billion arena to deliver a show that even the band's most ardent fans have never experienced before.