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  1. Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braiding

    02.26 / 15:41 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch (KOHK') and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto (doh-KOO'-toh) have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national movement to deregulate the business of African-style braiding. DoCouto is pushing for legislation in…
  2. Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

    02.26 / 15:41 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    WASHINGTON - A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage. The Affordable Care Act has…
  3. 'American Watercolor' showcases masterpieces of movement

    02.26 / 15:41 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    PHILADELPHIA - Prior to the 1860s, creating art with watercolour was seen as the realm of women and children, illustrators and amateurs. Artists wanting to prove their mettle used the most prestigious medium of the time: oil paint. But after a New York watercolour exhibit in 1866, a small…
  4. Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

    02.26 / 15:41 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    SAN FRANCISCO - Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight. Suddenly, Regan could read a newspaper while eating breakfast and make out the faces of…
  5. Egyptian Christians fearing terror flee Sinai for 4th day

    02.26 / 15:17 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    ISMAILIA, Egypt - Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State group militants fled the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day on Sunday, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds packing and raised accusations the government is failing to…
  6. Burden of isolation: Juror with PTSD urges triple-murder jury to get help

    02.26 / 15:17 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    CALGARY - Mark Farrant has a good idea of what jurors are going through after they sat through a recent triple-murder trial's disturbing testimony about how the victims were killed and disposed of. Farrant, who is from Toronto, spent five months at the 2014 trial of Farshad Badakhshan, who…
  7. A fresh look at stunning, historic 'Book of Negroes' through N.S. online portal

    02.26 / 15:17 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    HALIFAX - The image on the computer screen looks innocent enough: A ledger showing a list of names, ages and descriptions of physical stature — all of it written in a precise script that hasn't been practised in more than two centuries. But a closer examination of the "Book of Negroes" on…
  8. Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

    02.26 / 15:17 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    TORONTO - Five things to watch this week in Canadian business: Earnings-palooza: A steady stream of earnings are in the offing, with Valeant Pharmaceuticals, SNC-Lavalin and George Weston reporting. The week will also see Scotiabank, BMO and TD release their latest quarterly results. Media…
  9. More Canadian schools move to incorporate, not ban, cellphones

    02.26 / 15:17 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    Researchers and educators agree that cellphones have become fixtures in Canadian classrooms, but opinion remains divided on how best to address their presence. All agree that the presence of smartphones can be problematic if students are allowed to devote more attention to their screens…
  10. Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy

    02.26 / 14:03 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    UNDERHILL, Vt. - Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavour and colour in an instant. It's a long process from tree to bottle. But improved technology could keep maple sugarers from working late into the night boiling sap into syrup. The machine removes more water from sap, leaving a…
  11. Fentanyl trafficking presents new challenges for police, experts say

    02.26 / 12:05 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    VANCOUVER - Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia's overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges for law…
  12. Last BlackBerry-designed phone with physical keyboard to hit stores in April

    02.25 / 19:20 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    TORONTO - Fans of BlackBerry's classic physical keyboard will have reason to celebrate when the last product designed in part by the former smartphone leader becomes available in April. The Waterloo, Ont.-based firm played a role in developing the KEYone, named for the return of the…
  13. Yazidi refugee effort proof that government listens and can work: Ambrose

    02.25 / 17:41 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    OTTAWA - Interim Opposition leader Rona Ambrose says the effort underway to give asylum to 1,200 primarily Yazidi refugees by year end should help bolster people's confidence in government. She says at a time where people are losing faith in democratic institutions, the ability of opposition…
  14. Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

    02.25 / 16:53 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    CHICAGO - As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The challenge of providing insurance…
  15. Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

    02.25 / 16:53 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    SAN FRANCISCO - Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode…
  16. Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

    02.25 / 15:17 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    LIMA, Peru - Victims of Latin America's latest charismatic Catholic leader-turned-sexual predator are denouncing the Vatican's handling of the case, saying the six-year delay and final resolution are anything but satisfactory for survivors of his sexual, psychological and…
  17. Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

    02.25 / 15:17 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope's own advisers question. One case has come back to haunt him: An Italian priest…
  18. AP Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judged

    02.25 / 15:17 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the "sambadrome." For the competitors, getting to the big show is months in the…
  19. Social worker wants 'Alex Alerts' to protect at-risk children from vanishing

    02.25 / 15:17 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    CALGARY - The B.C. social worker who unsuccessfully tried to prevent Alexandru Radita from being returned to his parents' home hopes his tragic and painful death nearly four years ago will lead to changes in the social safety net to protect future children. Emil and Rodica Radita were…
  20. Maine's smelts, sought by ice fishermen, have strong winter

    02.25 / 14:51 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    PORTLAND, Maine - Ice fishing for smelts is a winter tradition in Maine, where the small fish are fried and eaten whole. Fishermen and fish camp owners say this smelt-fishing season has been a robust one after the mild winter last year produced hardly any smelts. The ice has been thick…