Joe Biden forcing Putin into corner as Russian public rebelling against war with the West

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Lin-Manuel Miranda 'truly sorry' for In the Heights' lack of Afro-Latino representation

In a Monday Twitter statement, Lin-Manuel Miranda issued an apology for the lack of Afro-Latino representation in his new movie-musical In The Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda issued an apology on Twitter for the lack of Afro-Latino representation in the musical-turned-movie In The Heights. (Noam Galai/Getty Images)Shortly after the premiere of his Broadway musical-turned film In The Heights,…

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donates $2.7B US to charities, racial equity causes

MacKenzie Scott announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion US to 286 organizations. It is the third round of no-strings-attached, major philanthropic gifts from Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which together rival the charitable contributions made by the largest foundations.Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, seen here in 2018, announced Tuesday that she had…

'The Kuzbass is now just one big hole': Siberian coal town residents on their failed effort to come to Canada

In 2019, residents of Kiselyovsk, Russia, a city surrounded by vast, open-pit coal mines, made a video asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to allow them to come to Canada as environmental refugees. Two years later, they've lost hope that Canada or their own government can remedy what they say are unbearable living conditions.Dust from nine…

Vaccinated Canadians overseas frustrated that they were left out of new entry rules

Although the government says fully vaccinated Canadians may soon be allowed to skip the expensive initial hotel stay and 14-day entry quarantine when entering the country, that change appears to exclude Canadians living abroad who have been immunized with vaccines not approved by Health Canada.Calgary-native Katie Gibson — pictured at an Abu Dhabi beach with…

China urges NATO to stop exaggerating 'China threat theory'

China's mission to the European Union urged NATO on Tuesday to stop exaggerating the "China threat theory" after the group's leaders warned that the country presents "systemic challenges."NATO heads of state and government are seen at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on Monday. U.S. President Joe Biden has urged his fellow NATO leaders to stand up to China's authoritarianism and growing…