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Posted on June 9, 2017

Comey Speaks: What You Missed From His Senate Testimony On Trump And The Russia Probe ~ Questioned by lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the former FBI director accused the President of lying and warned Russia wasn’t done meddling in the U.S. political process – but he stopped short of saying Trump committed obstruction. Here are the highlights | The Globe and Mail

May To Forge ‘Government Of Certainty’ With DUP Backing ~ Theresa May has said she will form a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists that can provide “certainty” for the future | BBC

Japan Will Allow Emperor Akihito To Step Down, The Country’s First Abdication In 200 Years | TIME

Gulf Spat Threatens To Put Brakes On Qatar’s $335 Billion Empire ~ Sovereign funds holds investments from Frankfurt to New York | Bloomberg

#ChrissySentMe: Albertans Perform Acts Of Kindness In Christine Archibald’s Name ~ The death of Christine Archibald, killed in a violent terror attack Saturday in London, has prompted a massive outpouring of generosity Monday from Albertans and people across the world making pledges of time and money to charitable organizations in her name | Calgary Herald

Forget Far-Right Populism – Crypto-Anarchists Are The New Masters ~ Many are concerned about the Internet’s role in politics. But more worrying is the digital tsunami poised to engulf us, as machine intelligence and a rising tech elite radically restructure life as we know it | The Guardian

One Love Manchester Benefit Raises $3 Million, Draws Massive Audience | NPR: National Public Radio

How Is Worldwide Sea Level Rise Driven by Melting Arctic Ice? ~ Experts explain how land ice thaw and the dynamics of warming water are raising ocean levels | Scientific American

Liberals Challenge Big Telecom In Fight For Affordable Wireless | Huffington Post

Snapchat’s Parent Acquires Placed, Startup That Maps Store Visits To Digital Ads | Variety

Soon, iPhones Will Block Texts While Driving ~ Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying — and dangerous — urge to look at a text message while you’re driving | CNN

Most Valuable Brands: 9 American And 1 From China ~ China now has one of the world’s most valuable brands | CNN

Basic Income Would Cost Canada $15 Billion Annually: Report | Huffington Post

Canada’s New Hot Housing Market Is .. Montreal | Huffington Post

In-Person Requests Are More Effective Than Electronic Ones ~ People respond better to face-to-face requests than e-mails | Scientific American

How Politicians Blur The Line Between Governing And Marketing ~ An interview with Alex Marland, winner of the Donner prize and author of Brand Command | The Walrus

How Céline Dion Became Cool ~ These days, Céline Dion is revered—a notion that would have been absurd just a decade ago, writes Carl Wilson. What’s changed? | Macleans

Kathy Griffin Just Learned A Tough Lesson About Free Speech — Sometimes, People Tell You You’re Fired | National Post

Ten Firms That Cater To The Offbeat Whims Of Wealthy Canadians | The Globe and Mail

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