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Emmys vow a 'good time' after bleak year; 'Crown' may rule

LOS ANGELES -- Emmy Awards host Cedric the Entertainer and the show's producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for some.
That includes Netflix's drama "The Crown" and Apple TV+ comedy "Ted Lasso.
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Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

HONG KONG -- Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city's leader in the first polls Sunday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with Beijing loyalty.
The Election Committee will select 40 of 90 lawmakers in the city's legislature during elections in December, as well as elect the Hong Kong leader during polls in March next year.
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Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers.
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U.S. accelerating removal of Haitian migrants at border with Mexico

Thousands of primarily Haitian migrants remained camped under a bridge in southern Texas on Saturday, as hundreds more headed toward the border, a day after U.S. authorities moved some 2,000 of them to immigration processing stations.
The Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday that U.S.
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10 of the best films from TIFF — and when you can watch them

Despite a return to red carpets and theatre premieres, the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival was anything but normal.  
For an event renowned for its unique ability to generate buzz among its huge audience — the largest for a public film festival in the world — there were few communal events to point to this year.
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To get back onto campus, Canadian post-secondary students are coming face-to-face with new COVID-19 vaccination policies — many only announced or confirmed by school officials in recent weeks. 
Policies vary between institutions, ranging from full mandates requiring verified proof-of-vaccination to campus-wide rapid testing with exemptions for those fully vaccinated.
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Michel Dubois has packed his bags, even though his planned trip to Cuba is still more than two months away.
That's because the retired TV cameraman and editor from Saint-Jérome, Que., is eager for a break from the monotony of pandemic life.
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I'm not an anti-vaxxer but vaccine passports treat me like I am

This First Person column is written by Codi Darnell, who had an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ
Like most Canadians, I was eager for the COVID 19 vaccine rollout  — it was our way out of the pandemic and back to normalcy.
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What COVID-19 precautions are being taken on voting day?

Millions of voters are heading to the polls Monday to vote in the first federal election during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rabia Khedr wonders whether her younger brother Farrukh may still be alive today, if there were better supports available for patients with disabilities when he was admitted to hospital in October 2020.
"Our brother was 43 years old.
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British star Kenneth Branagh's "deeply personal" directorial effort, Belfast, has picked up awards season momentum after winning the People's Choice prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The family drama inspired by his own childhood in Belfast, Ireland, won the honour during Saturday's TIFF Tribute Awards broadcast on CTV, which ended 10 days of pandemic-tailored in-person screenings and digital at-home viewing.
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WINNIPEG -- Much of Canada will observe a second holiday this month.
On Sept. 30, federal offices, banks and post offices will be closed to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
"The idea is really to set aside a day that we honour all the children who survived residential schools, as well as honour and recognize those who did not return," Brenda Gunn, academic and research director at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, told CTV National News.
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