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How Justin Trudeau plans to deliver on 'deliverology'

Shortly before the House of Commons adjourned for the summer, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided which of the government's priorities would receiv
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Fire severely damages 'Knightfall' set in Prague: media

PRAGUE (Reuters) - A fire severely damaged a set for the "Knightfall" television series at studios in Prague overnight, causing damage worth about $4 million, Czech media reported on Saturday.
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Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development, education
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Sources deny report Merkel delaying announcement on possible fourth term

BERLIN (Reuters) - Sources in Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat (CDU) party on Saturday denied a magazine report that said the German leader was delaying an announcement until spring 2017
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Kurdish-aligned group in north Syria says targeted by Turkish warplanes

KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - A group allied to Kurdish-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it was bombarded by Turkish warplanes on Saturday, after Turkey's military launched an incursion this
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Rains to continue, provinces remain on alert

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Popular Finance

Banks approach RBI over changes in corporate borrowing pattern

To reassess changes in the borrowing pattern of large companies it announced recently
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Jews no longer prioritize social justice? Look at what they're doing in L.A.

To the editor: Most of the few dozen reader responses to Mark Oppenheimer’s op-ed article on Aug. 19 about Jewish ambivalence toward Black Lives Matter took issue with that group’s denunciation of
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The 'Seinfeld' campaign? Clinton-Trump 'has risen to epic levels of nothingness'

To the editor: Are the former Seinfeld writers working on the script for the current presidential campaign? You recall that Seinfeld was a “show about nothing,” and the current campaign has risen
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It's not silly for students to believe teacher tenure rules violate their rights

To the editor: Your editorial asserts that the state Supreme Court made the right call when it let the appellate court decision preserving teacher tenure laws stand. I strongly disagree and believ
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Why we must separate the art from the artist

To the editor: Noah Berlatsky’s life would be impoverished were he unable to separate the art from the artist. Great artists, except for their grand achievements, are human in every other respect,
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Expo Line trains regularly run behind schedule, posing a challenge for Metro

A major selling point for the Expo Line extension has been the travel time between downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica, which officials touted would be comparable to driving in sluggish rush-hou
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America's bail system undermines fundamental fairness and justice. It's time for a change.

Consider two people arrested within hours of each other by police who say the suspects look just like a couple of prowlers who were seen recently creeping around homes that suffered break-ins. Bot
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Essential California: China's building boom in Los Angeles

Good morning. It is Saturday, Aug. 27. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Changing skyline: The building booms of Beijing and Shanghai are being replicated in downtown Lo
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The indie summer provided a cure for for blockbuster blues

The aggregate opinion on this summer movie season seems to be that it was full of disappointments. Films made from the seemingly critic-proof formula of sequels and reboots with built-in audiences
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