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Why is R&B music more explicit than ever? It’s complicated.

Why is R&B music more explicit than ever? It’s complicated.

NEW YORK (AP) — Tank was nervous after sending his manager a preview of “When We” — he’d never released a song that explicit. “He’s like, ‘You’re crazy, but it’s jammin'!’” the R&B singer recalled. “It ended up being my biggest record ever.
New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time

New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time

U.S. agriculture officials on Friday proposed new nutrition standards for school meals , including the first limits on added sugars, with a focus on sweetened foods such as cereals, yogurt, flavored milk and breakfast pastries.
Extreme cold weather in Ottawa leaves Winterlude outdoor activities cancelled

Extreme cold weather in Ottawa leaves Winterlude outdoor activities cancelled

OTTAWA — It has been too warm for the Rideau Canal to open to skaters, but now it is too freezing for another traditional winter activity in Ottawa — the Winterlude festival's ice-carving competition.
N.B. premier should scrap French immersion reform and reopen registration: Opposition

N.B. premier should scrap French immersion reform and reopen registration: Opposition

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Opposition is calling on the government to scrap the proposed French-language reform scheduled for schools in the fall.
A surprising burst of US hiring in January: 517,000 jobs

A surprising burst of US hiring in January: 517,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly a year, the Federal Reserve has been on a mission to cool down the job market to help curb the nation's worst inflation bout in four decades. The job market hasn't been cooperating.
Review: Stafford-Jutz album brings to life forgotten voices

Review: Stafford-Jutz album brings to life forgotten voices

“Lost Voices,” Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz (Mountain Fever) “Lost Voices” features new songs written in the past tense, and serves as an engaging soundtrack to neglected chapters in American history.
'Ready to roll': CP Rail preparing for KCS merger, ruling expected within weeks

'Ready to roll': CP Rail preparing for KCS merger, ruling expected within weeks

CALGARY — With the final decision by a U.S. regulator just weeks away, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.'s CEO says the company is "ready to roll" on its proposed merger with U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern.
Boyhood collides with masculinity in Oscar-nominated 'Close'

Boyhood collides with masculinity in Oscar-nominated 'Close'

NEW YORK (AP) — When Lukas Dhont was 12, a camera was thrust into his hands. For Dhont, who would come out as gay as a young adult, the camera was an escape from the strains and stereotypes he was beginning to feel pushed on him.
Explainer: What is domperidone, why are doctors prescribing it for breastfeeding?

Explainer: What is domperidone, why are doctors prescribing it for breastfeeding?

This week, Health Canada publicly confirmed that it is reviewing the safety of domperidone, a drug used to treat gastrointestinal symptoms that has also been prescribed off-label to improve breast milk supply.
AP Was There: The first Grammy awards

AP Was There: The first Grammy awards

The music industry's Grammy Awards made its debut on May 4, 1959, 30 years after the Academy Awards handed out its first Oscar honoring the best in movies. The initial Grammy celebration was bicoastal, with events in Los Angeles and New York.
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