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Beyonce 101: courses study pop superstar

TORONTO—With the release of every new track, magazine cover and Instagram post, Beyonce’s every move sparks endless chatter on social media.

Soon they’ll also be discussed in some Canadian classrooms.

The University of Victoria and the University of Waterloo have dedicated courses to exploring the career of the superstar, who turns 34 on Sept. 4.

Standoff in Kentucky over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite appeals court order

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse Thursday morning: an engaged gay couple marched into the clerk’s office, asked for a marriage license and insisted that the latest in a string of court orders proves that they are entitled to one.

Then Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ office turned them away for the third time.

Jimmy Carter to get radiation, new immune therapy for skin cancer that spread to liver, brain

It was found in his liver and then in his brain, but very well may have started in his skin. Former President Jimmy Carter revealed Thursday that he has melanoma, a serious form of cancer.

Carter, who will turn 91 in October, said he has already begun treatments for four small brain tumors.

A look at more about his situation:

WHEN WAS THE CANCER DISCOVERED?

Half of post-secondary students worried about debt, job after graduating: poll

TORONTO — Worry over tuition and living expenses is dogging almost half of post-secondary students as they head back to school.

They’re also afraid they won’t be able to pay back debt once they graduate because they’re concerned about finding a well-paying job, a poll issued by CIBC (TSX: CM) shows.