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Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

TOKYO — Yu Miri, who won this year’s National Book Award for translated literature, says Tokyo’s Ueno Park, where a homeless man kills himself in her award-winning story, looks very clean ahead of next summer's Olympics.
'Cheer' star pleads not guilty to child porn, sex charges

'Cheer' star pleads not guilty to child porn, sex charges

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Falsely accused "Anonymous" re-emerges at VOA sister network

WASHINGTON — A former White House aide falsely accused of penning anonymous criticism of President Donald Trump has been named to head the U.S. government’s Arabic-language broadcasting outlets.
Goodbye 2020: A look at lessons learned, communities forged in a year like no other

Goodbye 2020: A look at lessons learned, communities forged in a year like no other

There's little doubt that the momentous events of 2020 will leave indelible marks on many Canadians. The arrival of COVID-19 and its rapid spread touched practically every aspect of our lives, from personal health to income to relationships.
Canadian animator Trevor Jimenez follows Oscars run with another milestone: 'Soul'

Canadian animator Trevor Jimenez follows Oscars run with another milestone: 'Soul'

TORONTO — The heart-tugging existential themes in Pixar's new film "Soul" resonated deeply with its Canadian story supervisor, Trevor Jimenez.
Performing in the pandemic, by zoom, drive-in and doorstep

Performing in the pandemic, by zoom, drive-in and doorstep

NEW YORK — A good way to hear what we’ve missed this year is to listen to Sam Cooke’s landmark live album, “Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963.
NYT's 'Caliphate' podcast withdrawn as Pulitzer finalist

NYT's 'Caliphate' podcast withdrawn as Pulitzer finalist

NEW YORK — A high-profile podcast on terrorism from The New York Times that had been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize was withdrawn as a contest entry in the wake of the newspaper saying the claims of a man central to “Caliphate" could not be verified
Cineplex sells Toronto head office, aims to pay debt amid COVID-19 challenges

Cineplex sells Toronto head office, aims to pay debt amid COVID-19 challenges

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. says it is selling its head office building in Toronto for $57 million as it looks for cash to pay down its credit facilities.
Review: Tom Hanks is doggedly heroic in 'News of the World'

Review: Tom Hanks is doggedly heroic in 'News of the World'

Tom Hanks rides a horse and blasts a six-shooter in his new film, “News of the World.” Some of you might be thinking this must be his first cowboy role.
NFB pulls 'Inconvenient Indian' from Sundance Film Festival and further distribution

NFB pulls 'Inconvenient Indian' from Sundance Film Festival and further distribution

The National Film Board is pulling Michelle Latimer's documentary "Inconvenient Indian" from distribution and its upcoming screening at the Sundance Film Festival.
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