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7 children die in Canadian house fire

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Canadian police say seven children died in an early morning fire that witnesses say engulfed a home in a suburb of the Atlantic coast city of Halifax. Investigators said Tuesday it’s believed the young children are … more

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Trudeau’s top adviser resigns but denies wrongdoing

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top adviser has resigned while denying allegations he pressured Canada’s former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm. Principal Secretary Gerald Butts has been Trudeau’s closet adviser and best friend since … more

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Judge keeps most Keystone XL pipeline work on hold

BILLINGS, Mont. — A federal judge in Montana has largely kept in place an injunction that blocks a Canadian company from performing preliminary work on the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on Friday denied a … more

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  • The Barber of Seville's Disastrous Debut (1816)
    on 02/20/2019 at 5:00 am

    In 1816, Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini produced The Barber of Seville, based on the comedy by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais. Though Rossini created much of the opera's music in just weeks, it resounds with his brilliant arias, ensemble numbers, and famous crescendos. Still, several on-stage accidents and constant jeers from the audience, […]