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Website documents histories of Georgetown-owned slaves

BOSTON — A Boston-based genealogical organization and a Georgetown University graduate who launched a project to trace the family histories of hundreds of black slaves sold by the Jesuits who ran the college in 1838 have teamed up to digitize the information and make it available to people researching family histories.

Dog who saved owner from bear among 3 rescues inducted into hall of fame

TORONTO — A 14-year-old rescue dog who laid her life on the line to save her owner from a charging black bear is among the new inductees into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame.

Organizers say Shelby and two other heroic hounds all rescues are being recognized for life-saving acts of perseverance and intuition.

Nationwide program empowers Indigenous youth with power of dance

TORONTO — When life gets Solomon Harper down, he dances. And when he feels happy, he dances even more.

The 16-year-old from St. Theresa Point First Nation describes dance as a powerful emotional outlet, a motivator that’s pushing him to mentor other youth, and to one day become a professional choreographer and pursue a law degree at university.

Trudeau to be portrayed on 'The Simpsons'

TORONTO—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be portrayed in Sunday's Canadian-themed episode of “The Simpsons," which is titled "D'Oh Canada.”

Toronto journalist Lucas Meyer revealed today that he got to guest-voice Trudeau for the segment after a video of his impressions of various personalities—including the prime minister—gained traction on YouTube.