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Justin Trudeau Apologizes After Brownface Photo Surfaces

OTTAWA — The re-election campaign of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was thrown into turmoil on Wednesday when a photograph surfaced of him wearing brownface makeup at a 2001 private school party. The photograph had been taken when Mr. Trudeau, then a 29-year-old teacher, attended an “Arabian Nights” themed …

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Tropical Storm Imelda Approaches Houston

Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall in southeastern Texas on Tuesday afternoon and began moving slowly toward Houston, as schools canceled classes and forecasters warned of heavy rain and “life-threatening flash flooding.” Heavy rain was already falling in parts of Houston on Tuesday evening. The National Hurricane Center said that Imelda …

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Ecuador Investigates Data Breach of Some 20 Million People

Ecuador has begun an investigation into a sprawling data breach in which the personal data of up to 20 million people, more than the country’s population, was made available online. The inquiry began after vpnMentor, an internet security firm, alerted the authorities to the enormous security failure, which included the …

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Toronto Raptors Introduce Branded Hijabs

The Toronto Raptors have introduced a new line of team-branded hijabs in an effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures. The team partnered with Nike to design the hijabs — head coverings worn by some Muslim women — and unveiled them on Twitter, saying the athletic apparel was …

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Top Canadian Intelligence Official Charged With Leaking Secrets

OTTAWA — A top Canadian police intelligence officer has been charged with leaking secret information, authorities said on Friday, in what could be a major security breach. Cameron Ortis, a director general with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s intelligence unit, faces three charges under a little-used 2012 security of information …

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What Will It Take to Get Your Vote in October?

With the storm recovery underway in Atlantic Canada and suitable congratulations offered to Bianca Andreescu for making Canadian sports history at the U.S. Open, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the required trip to Rideau Hall this week to launch the federal election. Along with my colleague Dan Bilefsky, I’ve already …

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