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White author Nick Hornby says he had to ‘think very carefully’ before putting a Black character in his novel ‘Just Like You’

He wrote “About a Boy.” Now, he’s all about Lucy, his inner 41-year-old divorcée. Add to that: a younger Black dude, Joseph, a butcher-turned-babysitter, as well as May-December boyfriend. Those two make up the marrow, after all, of the latest Nick Hornby, “Just Like You”: a love affair set across generational lines, as well as…

Second US presidential debate set for October 15 OFFICIALLY off, commission says

The US Commission on Presidential Debates has announced that the second scheduled face-off between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden has been cancelled for good, with no replacement date. “It’s now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CDP will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential…

Finance Department says federal deficit hit $148.6 billion through July

OTTAWA – The federal government ran a deficit of $ 148.6 billion during the first four months of its 2020-2021 fiscal year, the result of unprecedented spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The result compared with a deficit of $ 1.6 billion for the same period in the 2019-2020 fiscal year. In its monthly…