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Higher Education in North America: In the Regional Village, All Education is Local

(Re-posted from Parallel 49 Education)

I recently reviewed three books on North American affairs, two on Canada-US, the other one on Canada-Mexico relations:

  • “Doing the Continental: A New North American Relationship” (Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2010) was written by David Dyment, an Ottawa-based academic, with a foreword by Bob Rae, currently interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
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Top general says he would resist "illegal" nuke order from Trump

The top U.S. nuclear commander said Saturday he would push back against President Trump if he ordered a nuclear launch the general believed to be “illegal,” saying he would look to find another solution. 533 more words

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Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

By James Oliphant and Andrew Chung

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. 688 more words

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Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

By Nina Chestney and Alister Doyle

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. 565 more words

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'No fireworks' at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress: source

By David Ljunggren and Dave Graham

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. 504 more words

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Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents

By Nia Williams and Kevin O’Hanlon

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) – A major oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota helped push U.S. crude prices higher on Friday, while fueling opposition to another pipeline project by owner TransCanada Corp that faces a crunch decision in Nebraska next week. 663 more words

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