HER WORDS RANG louder, and travelled further, than bullets ever could. The day after a police officer opened fire on her boyfriend during a routine traffic stop outside St. Paul, Minn., Diamond Reynolds stood dry-eyed and seething among a group of protesters in front of the home of Minnesota’s governor, explaining why she’d live-streamed the horrifying final moments of Philando Castile’s life from inside his car.By Charlie Gillis, Jonathon Gatehouse
HILLARY CLINTON HAS just taken the stage at the Exposition Centre in the North Carolina Fairgrounds in Raleigh-Durham before a rapturous crowd: young, old, male, female, black, white, Hispanic, babies in strollers, elderly in wheelchairs.By Anne Kingston
It’s a bright, sunny June day in Bobcaygeon, Ont.—one of the first beautiful weekends in what this area calls “the season,” as if there is only one, the one that brings the tourists and the cottagers. But the day’s charms are dimmed somewhat for Kathleen Seymour-Fagan, whose attention is focused on a different light, one that has lingered at red for too long, allowing cars to inch over a bridge in fits and starts.By ADRIAN LEE
BY 2020, CHINA wants every major urban centre to be easily accessible. Expressways and railways are scheduled to connect all cities with more than 200,000 people. A flood of new airports are meant to make air travel easily available to 90 per cent of the population.By ZANE SCHWARTZ
JOHN HERMAN FRANKEN was born April 10, 1922, in Semarang, on the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). His father, Leopold, and mother, Rosetta, operated a hotel in Purworejo where John would grow up. The second-youngest of five boys, John was handy with tools.By ANTHONY A. DAVIS
There’s a substantial amount of grit involved in this book, not just in content—although Lehrer does pay sustained attention to both the author and subject of Angela Duckworth’s current bestseller, Grit—but in its very existence. In 2012 Lehrer, a young American who had rapidly built a successful popular science-writing career, was vilified from one end of the Internet to the other for a litany of journalistic sins, including plagiarism and fabricating quotes in his book Imagine.By BRIAN BETHUNE
Ken Nwadike Jr. has been told on multiple occasions that hugs don’t make a difference. With all due respect, he completely disagrees. Earlier this year, Nwadike filmed himself holding a sign offering “Free Hugs” as he approached police officers in Los Angeles.By AARON HUTCHINS
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