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UofT to hold graduation ceremony today for black students

UofT to hold graduation ceremony today for black students

TORONTO — Organizers of a graduation ceremony for black students at Canada's largest university say the event is meant to acknowledge the barriers that remain for people of colour pursuing academia.
Newfoundland woman plans own funeral, gets celebrated band to re-do song for it

Newfoundland woman plans own funeral, gets celebrated band to re-do song for it

PETLEY, N.L. — An 80-year-old woman who planned her own funeral has managed to convince a celebrated Newfoundland and Labrador band to re-record a song so it would be more appropriate for her eventual farewell.
Juror: 2 holdouts in Bill Cosby's trial refused to convict

Juror: 2 holdouts in Bill Cosby's trial refused to convict

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — After 52 hours of tense deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian, a juror told ABC News.

Eight stories in the news for today, June 22

Eight stories in the news for Thursday, June 22 ——— SUSPECT IN MICHIGAN AIRPORT STABBING A CANADIAN: FBI U.S. authorities have charged a Quebec man in the stabbing of a security officer at an airport in Flint, Michigan.
B.C.'s minority Liberals prepare throne speech as opposition plans their defeat

B.C.'s minority Liberals prepare throne speech as opposition plans their defeat

VICTORIA — The clock that counts down to the expected defeat of Premier Christy Clark's minority government in British Columbia starts ticking Thursday with the introduction of a throne speech.

Teens arrested after dirt bike ridden through hall of Alberta school

STRATHMORE, Alta. — Several teenagers face charges after someone rode a dirt bike through the halls of an Alberta school.
No cutoff to finish NAFTA talks as U.S. hunts for best deal: Trump's trade czar

No cutoff to finish NAFTA talks as U.S. hunts for best deal: Trump's trade czar

OTTAWA — President Donald Trump's point person on trade says the administration's top priority is locking down the best deal possible for the U.S. in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation— and therefore it has no deadline to complete the talks.
The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, June 21 ——— TRUDEAU RENAMES LANGEVIN BLOCK BUILDING: The federal government is renaming the Langevin Block building, which sits across from Parliament Hill, out of respect for Indigenous Peoples.

Hundreds of bikers escort 10-year-old Nova Scotia bullying victim to school

SYDNEY, N.S. — Hundreds of bikers gathered in Sydney, N.S., Wednesday morning to escort a 10-year-old boy who has been the victim of bullying to school.
Judges not the only ones who need training in sexual assault law: committee

Judges not the only ones who need training in sexual assault law: committee

OTTAWA — Aspiring judges aren't the only ones who need to know more about sexual assault law, the members of the House of Commons status of women committee said Wednesday as they urged the federal justice minister to push for more training.