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Sunday May 30th, 2021 evening edition

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The big picture: The discovery of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation children's remains has renewed calls for the Roman Catholic Church to apologize for its role in Canada's policy of the 19th and 20th centuries that saw Indigenous children removed from families to attend state-funded residential schools.

Many of the almost 150,000 children attending the schools from 1883 to 1996 to "assimilate" into white Canadian society encountered neglect and abuse, as their native languages and cultures were forbidden, the Washington Post reports.

Canada's government apologized in 2008, admitting that physical and sexual abuse in the schools was widespread.

Details: Tk'emlups te Secwépemc First Nation Chief Rosanne Casimir said in a statement announcing the discovery Thursday, "To our knowledge, these missing children are undocumented deaths.".

Prime Minister Trudeau tweeted Friday that the discovery was "a painful reminder of that dark and shameful chapter of our country's history.".

"So that's something that we need to look into the Catholic Church to be doing, to accept that" accountability, Blackstock said.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout. »

Here Is the Hardest Word to Guess in Hangman, According to Science

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He tightens it, steps around the wobbly stool beneath your feet and looks you square in the eye.

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What word should you pick to give your opponent, statistically, the lowest odds of victory?. »

County-level support for Trump linked to COVID-19 death rates

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New research provides evidence that counties with higher levels of Trump support in 2016 fared worse than their non-Trump-supporting counterparts after implementing public health policies meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The study, which examined the early stages of the novel coronavirus pandemic, appears in the journal World Medical & Health Policy.

We wanted to see whether political ideology played a role in the death outcomes at the beginning of this pandemic.”. »