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One of psychology's trailblazing social scientists started his life of learning on a farm in Mundare, Alta., before going on to redefine the world's understanding of factors that influence how we learn.
Psychologist Albert Bandura, an internationally renowned researcher and Stanford University professor for 57 years, died July 26 at age 95.
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Ontario Provincial Police investigators have interviewed a residential school survivor over an alleged rape he says he suffered as a child while attending one of the country's most notorious institutions.
Three OPP officers flew into Fort Albany First Nation, which sits near the western coast of James Bay in northern Ontario, to interview Simeon Solomon on Tuesday.
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Gotham Awards to shift to gender-neutral acting awards

NEW YORK -- The Gotham Awards, the annual New York ceremony for independent film, is the latest film honor to shift to acting categories that aren't defined by gender.
The Gotham Film & Media Institute on Thursday said they will do away with best actor and best actress categories and replace them with “outstanding lead performance” and “outstanding supporting performance.
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Embattled HFPA announces reforms to bylaws, membership

NEW YORK -- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Thursday announced reforms to its bylaws and an overhaul of its membership process in a bid to diversify its ranks and potentially restore the heavily criticized Golden Globes.
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Spin Master on a roll with rising toy sales, digital revenues ahead of movie release

You could say Spin Master Corp. is on a roll.
The Canadian toymaker and children's entertainment powerhouse behind the popular animated television series Paw Patrol marked its second consecutive quarter of increasing profitability on Thursday and showed no signs of slowing down in the second half of 2021.
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Ride operator charged with murder in brawl at Indiana fair

BROWNSTOWN, IND. -- A ride operator at a southern Indiana county's fair has been charged with murder following the death of a man who fell unconscious during a closing time brawl, authorities said.
Zachariah Konkle, 32, allegedly rendered Michael Steele unconscious while pinning him to the ground during the July 27 fight at the Jackson County Fair, prosecutors said.
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HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia's top doctor says the province could remove more restrictions and move to Phase 5 of its reopening as early as September, but only if the province hits a crucial vaccination target.
"We need at least 75 per cent of the population to be fully vaccinated," Dr.
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Apple to scan U.S. phones for images of child abuse

Apple unveiled plans to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse, drawing applause from child protection groups but raising concern among some security researchers that the system could be misused by governments looking to surveil their citizens.
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About half of the seafood you buy is probably mislabelled, new findings suggest

TORONTO -- Turns out that cut of salmon, snapper or white tuna you love may be more mystery meat than you’d hope.
Approximately half of the seafood found in in retailers and restaurants in major Canadian cities is mislabelled, according to a new, small-sample study in which a conservation group's researchers tested samples in restaurants and grocery stores across the country.
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Amazon delays back-to-office plans until January as delta cases keep rising

Amazon has pushed back its return-to-office date for tech and corporate workers until January 2022 as COVID-19 cases surge due to the delta variant.
The Seattle Times, which detailed the tech giant's delay in returning to offices from internal messages, reports that Amazon will not mandate employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine before they return to the office.
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates regrets his gatherings with Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financial manager who was accused of child sex trafficking, he told CNN Wednesday.
"It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there," Gates said.
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Rain is expected in some parts of northwestern Ontario, including this weekend, offering hope to crews fighting forest fires that have plagued the region for weeks.
However, Environment Canada said Thursday, rainfall would likely also include thunderstorms in some areas, which could cause more fire starts.
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