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As cannabis comes to Canada, communities welcome accompanying job boom

As cannabis comes to Canada, communities welcome accompanying job boom “All of you who have come in right now are coming into a business that’s right at the very beginning,” Mr. Davloor tells the three dozen employees gathered at company headquarters in Kincardine, a municipality of about 11,000 on Lake Huron. Adam Schacher, a team lead hired six months ago, breaks in.


In trial for eco-activist's murder, push for a full picture of justice

In trial for eco-activist's murder, push for a full picture of justice The long-awaited criminal trial for the murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres sputtered to a halt before it could begin this week, underscoring the prevalence of violence against environmental defenders and widespread impunity across Latin America. Here in one of the world’s most dangerous places for environmental defenders, their murders rarely result in anyone being held accountable, observers say. The appeals could delay the case for days – or possibly months – but Cáceres’ family say it is the only way to ensure true justice for the victim and her accused killers.


What has changed since Anita Hill? Female senators who were there weigh in

What has changed since Anita Hill? Female senators who were there weigh in On a weekend in October of 1991, more than 20 million American households watched as Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. In her testimony, Ms. Hill, a law professor, described numerous instances of Mr. Thomas using inappropriate sexual language and making unwanted overtures when she worked for him at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the 1980s. Thomas denied any wrongdoing and famously described the proceedings as a “high-tech lynching.” In the end, the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm him.


With nowhere to run, Idlib residents reach for life, but prepare to fight

With nowhere to run, Idlib residents reach for life, but prepare to fight The sight of his three-year-old twins pains Ibrahim, but he thanks God they are both alive.


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