Acclaimed author Emma Donoghue to publish first novel for children

TORONTO -- Celebrated author Emma Donoghue is making her first foray into children's literature.
The award-winning London, Ont.-based writer behind the bestseller "Room" is publishing her debut novel for younger readers this spring.
"The Lotterys Plus One" is billed as the first title in a series about a "large, multicultural, diverse and boisterous family" based in Toronto who has won the lottery.
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Chris Brown and Soulja Boy fight called off

The boxing match between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy has been called off.
The feuding stars challenged each other to the fight in January after a war of words online over Chris’ ex Karrueche Tran and the match seemed to be coming together, with boxer Floyd Mayweather reportedly promoting the event and Mike Tyson volunteering to help Chris train for it.
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Trump meets the press...and rolls over them

Facing off with the White House press corps in an 80-minute duel, a defiant President Donald J. Trump welcomed questions, exposed bias, and left its members in tatters.
The theme of Trump’s freewheeling press conference was the out-of-control, dishonest mainstream media, which from day one of Trump’s candidacy sided with Hillary Clinton.
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Macy's profit falls nearly 13 per cent

Macy's, the largest department store chain in the United States, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 per cent as results were dragged down by store closures and other costs.
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Issa Rae feels 'validated' by Black Women in Hollywood honour

When Issa Rae watched Oprah Winfrey being honoured at Essence magazine's Black Women in Hollywood Awards last year, the actress hoped she would one day be recognized in the same fashion. But she didn't think it would come this soon.
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Israel is a 'fake' nation, 'dirty chapter' of history: Iran leader

Iran's supreme leader lashed out during a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran on Tuesday, calling Israel a "fake" nation in a "dirty chapter" of history.
The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were some of his most vitriolic against Israel, Iran’s archenemy.
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Ontario teacher denies anti-vaccine allegations at hearing

TORONTO - A southwestern Ontario teacher says he did nothing wrong when he spoke to a nurse and students about vaccinations being administered at his high school.
Timothy C. Sullivan told a disciplinary hearing at the Ontario College of Teachers on Tuesday that he warned students about the risks associated with vaccines on March 9, 2015.
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Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past.
A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents' expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens.
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Trump says anti-Semitism is 'horrible,' must stop

U.S. President Donald Trump is calling recent threats against Jewish community centres "horrible and painful."
Trump made the remarks Tuesday after touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. He said the museum was a "meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all forms.
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Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

ROME -- From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 per cent.
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Riot breaks out in predominantly immigrant suburb in Sweden

COPENHAGEN — Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges.
The clashes started late Monday when a police car arrested a suspect and people started throwing stones at them in Rinkeby, north of Stockholm.
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Police: L.A. cop killed in gunfight thought he was helping crash victim

LOS ANGELES — Two suburban Los Angeles police officers thought they were helping a driver after a car crash.
Then, authorities say, he pulled a gun.
Whittier Officers Keith Lane Boyer and Patrick Hazell didn’t know that the motorist allegedly had killed his cousin hours earlier in neighbouring East Los Angeles and stolen his car.
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