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Convicted attempted murderer invited to state dinner with Trudeau in India

Sophie Trudeau and Jaspal Atwal pictured in Mumbai Feb. 20. The Trudeaus attended a business and cultural event in the city that evening celebrating Indian cinema. (Name withheld upon request) Jaspal Atwal, a convicted former member of an illegal Sikh separatist group, was invited ...

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State of the Art: Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World

Advertisement My wife and I were just settling into bed one night when Alexa, the other woman in my life, decided to make herself heard. Without being summoned, the Amazon Echo Dot at my bedside — one of the half-dozen ...

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State of the Art: A Crazy Idea for Funding Local News: Charge People for It

The plan, for any would-be entrepreneur brave enough to try it, goes like this: Hire some very good journalists; just one or two are O.K. to start. Turn them loose on a large metropolitan area — try San Francisco, Los ...

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State of the Art: Tackling the Internet’s Central Villain: The Advertising Business

And if you want to fix much of what ails the internet right now, the ad business would be the perfect perp to handcuff and restrain — and perhaps even reform. Ads are the lifeblood of the internet, the source ...

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Here's what Trump ignored in his State of the Union

Those who didn’t watch the State of the Union missed seeing a restrained version of President Trump, who gave a conventional speech not out of the ordinary for a “normal” Republican leader. Trump mixed his calls for “unity” and tried ...

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Michigan State just latest example of sports trumping justice

We kept hearing that Lou Anna Simon was the best president Michigan State University ever had, at least until she resigned the other day because a monster like Dr. Larry Nassar had been hiding in plain sight at her school ...

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State of the Art: About That Joint: Marijuana Start-Ups Pass

By breaking marijuana free from smoking and its paraphernalia, new delivery methods — especially portable vapes — are transforming the image and utility of cannabis, and helping it grab a mainstream audience. In the booming new market, the drug of ...

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N.Y. gun violence costs state economy $5.6B a year: study

ALBANY — Gun violence in New York not only carries a social cost, but a hefty economic one as well, a new analysis shows. Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a group founded by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, ...

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An attitude of gratitude should be a year-long state of mind

I live in New York City, the melting pot of the world. Every day, centuries of historical prejudice that plague other nations is erased here. I’m writing this on the No.4 train, packed full of people of every age and ...

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State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

Government regulation and more restraint from users might also help, but the former is unlikely and the latter is insufficient. So who’s left? The same company that always seems to turn up when it’s time to cross into a new ...

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