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Death of billionaire and his wife investigated by homicide detectives

TORONTO — Toronto homicide detectives have taken over the investigation of the deaths of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife after autopsies showed they died from “ligature neck compression.” Police released a statement Sunday reporting the cause of death. Authorities also identified pharmaceutical magnate Sherman and his wife, Honey, as the two people found dead in a north Toronto mansion Friday. Police call the deaths suspicious, but on Friday also said that there were no signs of forced entry and that they were not looking for any suspect. Honey and…

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In the Arizona desert, coal era burns out for Navajo

BLACK MESA, Ariz. — Tradition has it that the spiritual forerunners of the Navajo people picked this spot — the high mesa land of the American Southwest — and assured the Navajo they had reached a kind of promised land. The Diné, or “children of the Holy People,” as the Navajo call themselves, were taught not to stray from the land bracketed by four sacred mountains, where they would never know the earthquakes, tornadoes and other calamities that beset their neighbors. The Navajo scratched out a living from the sparse…

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Lifestyle 

Melania Trump public opinion poll results SOAR – but is she ahead of Donald?

Melania Trump, 47, and Donald Trump, 71, have been First Lady and President of the USA for nearly a year. Now a new opinion poll has revealed how the couple are faring the eyes of the American public. Since moving into the The White House in June, Melania has been busy accompanying her husband on foreign tours and hosting events in Washington. Famed for her glamorous style, she has become one of the most photographed women in the world. And it seems her approach is working, as she has seen…

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Sport 

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England third Test, day five – live!

This is actually hilarious. The groundstaff are scrambling the big cover back on, the wind keeps blowing it away and nearly takes a few of them with it. They genuinely look like it’s never rained here before. Maybe it hasn’t? The ABC radio box is in hysterics watching the slapstick unfold. Between laughter, Chris Rogers is noting the holes in the technique. “It rained then, and hard, for a good 30 seconds before they got the hessian on. It’s almost like they were surprised again, and had to get to…

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Technology 

Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program – CNET

Funding for the program came largely at the request of Harry Reid, a former Democratic senator from Nevada, who has had a long-held interest in space phenomena, according to the New York Times. Bill Clark/Roll Call The US government apparently suspected the truth was out there after all. The federal government spent about $22 million funding a covert Pentagon project that investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, The New York Times reported Saturday. Even though the Department of Defense decided to defund the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program in 2012,…

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Guatemala’s trans indigenous beauty pageant is about more than just a pretty face

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Aquetzali B’e Noj, a 26-year-old drag queen from Huehuetenango, Guatemala, wears a long skirt and a woven huipil, a blouse typical in Guatemala’s indigenous communities. For her, drag is a way to express her identity. Being indigenous, or native Guatemalan, is a major part of that. “I choose to wear my typical indigenous clothing when in drag to show that it’s not bad to do so. I’m not doing it to make fun…

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Rohingya refugees tell harrowing tales of rape

Aerlyn Pfeil knows about rape. She’s worked with victims of sexual violence in South Sudan, Somalia and Papua New Guinea. But Pfeil has never seen anything like the sexual abuse victims in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I’ve never had a population talk so freely about the assault that they were experiencing,” said Pfeil, a midwife who is on the board of Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders-USA. Rohingya refugees wait for cooked food to be distributed at Tengkhali camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Damir Sagolj / Reuters file “I…

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Entertainment 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi review, Star Wars’ most unpredictable film yet (SPOILERS)

LUCASFILM Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes a completely new direction, but it works wonders The franchise’s excellent eighth “episode” is the most unpredictable yet. Writer and director Rian Johnson offers twists, red herrings, shock deaths and one very unexpected resurrection. After the fun but very familiar The Force Awakens, a much-needed element of surprise has been returned to the galaxy far, far away. The biggest shock is Skywalker (Mark Hamill) himself. When Harrison Ford returned to the franchise two years ago, his mission was to supply retro thrills to…

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Technology 

Any phone but iPhone X, according to this Sprint salesman – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Still not the Apple of any salesperson’s eye. James Martin/CNET “You’re biased,” they said. “You’ve been to every store but a Sprint store.” When I say “they,” I mean at least two people. I couldn’t argue. I’ve paid several visits to carrier stores and Best Buy in order to learn more about how phones are sold. Sprint wasn’t one of them. Somehow, I think of Sprint as the fourth network, the one that waits to be bought. I mean,…

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How companies handle accusations in the #MeToo era

In the fast-paced era of the #MeToo movement, the number of high-profile men accused of sexual misconduct keeps growing — and some of the accused have lost their jobs seemingly instantaneously. While many have admitted, or partially admitted, wrongdoing, others — including talk show host Tavis Smiley, radio host Garrison Keillor, New Yorker political reporter Ryan Lizza, and former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. — have denied the claims against them. Yet they’ve still been fired by their companies. That kind of corporate response may seem harsh, but employment law attorneys…

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