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Thursday, Aug 16

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Aretha Franklin's hits rise in iTunes charts following her death

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The Queen of Soul's indelible hits rocketed up the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday as musicians, politicians and religious leaders paid tribute to the singer.

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'The gift of her music remains to inspire us all': Tributes abound for Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul

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Aretha Franklin, the Memphis-born singer known as the Queen of Soul, died Thursday of advanced pancreatic cancer at age 76.

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Hundreds of U.S. newspapers run editorials rebuking Trump for attacks on media

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Newspapers across the United States are devoting print space to a co-ordinated defence of media freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for saying some media organizations are enemies of the American people.

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Mary Pratt helped transform art in Canada, curator says

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Mary Pratt's place in Canadian art circles is assured not only by what she put on canvas but by what she did behind the scenes, a curator says.

Landowner plans to use artistic copyright laws to block pipeline construction on her property

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A Saskatchewan woman is taking a unique approach to halting pipeline construction on her land.

Wednesday, Aug 15

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Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard's sex offences case put over to September

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The case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, who faces three sex-related charges, has been put over to September.

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Mary Pratt, Canadian painter who celebrated the beauty of everyday life, dead at 83

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Mary Pratt, a painter who turned the ordinary objects of her kitchen, garden and daily life into extraordinary works of beauty and colour, has died in St. John’s.

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Tuesday, Aug 14

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Beyoncé honours ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

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Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit.

Monday, Aug 13

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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, seriously ill: source

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, a person close to the singer confirms to the Associated Press.

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Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges in day-long spat

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U.S. President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show…

Sunday, Aug 12

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Idris Elba's James Bond-like tweet fuels 007 rumours

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British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond.

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Nobel-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

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Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who began writing in the 1950s, won numerous coveted literary awards throughout his career, during which he wrote critically acclaimed novels such as A House for Mr Biswas, In a Free State and A Bend in the…

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Saturday, Aug 11

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'We're not going to back down': Billy Talent lends star power to Danforth benefit concert

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​A benefit concert was held Saturday night at the Danforth Music Hall to support victims of last month's mass shooting in Toronto's Greektown.

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Canadian members of Oscars academy weigh in on changes

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As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences attempts to shorten the show to three hours and add a "popular film" category as part of changes announced earlier this week, Oscar winner J. Miles Dale and some other Canadian academy…

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Endless devotion: How passionate fans are resurrecting lesser-known genre shows

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Billboards in Times Square. Aerial ads over Los Angeles. A social media tsunami. The highly coordinated campaign to save Toronto-shot series Shadowhunters is the latest impressive rally by superfans driven to save their favourite genre TV…

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Margaret Laurence honoured in the hometown she couldn't wait to leave

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Margaret Laurence escaped her Prairie hometown as soon as she could, but always said Neepawa, Man., was foundational in much of her writing. Today, she was honoured there as a person of national historic significance.

Friday, Aug 10

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White House says Omarosa claim of Trump racism is 'false'

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Omarosa Manigault-Newman calls Donald Trump a “racist” in her new book while the White House says she’s a “disgruntled” former employee making “false accusations.”

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Cineplex profit jumps on higher attendance, more concession revenue

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Cineplex Inc. had $24.4 million of net income in the second quarter, beating analyst profit estimates, as total revenue increased by 12.4 per cent from last year and the company made progress on its cost-reduction efforts.

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Toronto Public Library is writing a book on Twitter — with the help of city residents

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Using the hashtag #TorontoWritesABook, residents are joining the Toronto Public Library in creating a story, tweet-by-tweet.

Step aside, newcomers. This nostalgic, '90s sitcom is what Brits are streaming

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​Almost 15 years after it ended, catchphrase-generating New York-set sitcom Friends is still there for British viewers.

Thursday, Aug 9

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Montreal festival-goer launches class action against Osheaga over tardy headliner

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A Montreal woman is launching a class-action lawsuit against Montreal-based concert promoter Evenko after Friday night Osheaga headliner Travis Scott showed up late and played a shorter than expected set.