Despite ‘perfect storm’ of U.S. discord, America’s truths trump foreign fictions


Given the hard lessons of the 2016 U.S. election, it’s safe to assume that bad actors, foreign and domestic alike, are already hard at work trying to take full advantage of the discord prevalent in the United States.
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Veteran Canadian Press broadcast journalist Peter Ray dies at age 71
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