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The 10 Canadian Provinces, And What They Would Be Like As High School Kids

That’s just awesome!

Thought Catalog

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1. Alberta

Alberta is the ultra-popular kid with the massive house and all the latest video games and toys. He throws the kind of legendary parties that end up on YouTube and seems destined for corporate success but secretly his friends worry about his drinking and gossip about that baggie of white powder in his locker that he said was baking soda.

2. Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is that girl who’s gorgeous, neat, gets the top grades in every class, is involved in student politics, the choir, the drama club, and the yearbook committee, captains several sports teams and who you want to hate for being so damn perfect except she’s SO NICE. She’ll probably be valedictorian.

3. British Columbia  

British Columbia spends her lunch hour playing guitar on the quad or helping to paint the diversity mural in the foyer and thinks she might like to possibly…

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Talks continue between BCTF and B.C. government

In case you hadn’t guessed. I stand in 100% solidarity with the BC teachers.

Global News

VANCOUVER — The talks continued tonight, as the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government bargaining teams met at a hotel in Richmond, with veteran mediator Vince Ready.

They announced late on Thursday that the two sides would be meeting again.

“Bargaining is continuing,” Ready told Global News today. He confirmed he was shuttling between the two rooms, but wouldn’t comment further on the talks.

Since negotiations led by Ready fell apart two weeks ago, teachers have voted more than 99 percent in favour of returning to work if there was binding arbitration. The government has ruled this, but it appeared that they are getting more flexible on the contentious E80 clause, which deals with class size and composition.

“We have said clearly, tell us what the problem with E80 is, and we’ll negotiate that,” said Education Minister Peter Fassbender. “And again, negotiations are about give and take.”

Meanwhile, students…

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Girl Tells President She Wished Surprise Guest at School Was Beyoncé

Ha! That’s hilarious.

TIME

President Obama got a bit of an ego blow yesterday at a visit to a D.C. charter school when a young girl told him she had hoped the surprise guest would be Beyoncé.

“I understand,” Obama told Madison, a sixth grader at Inspired Teaching School, according to ABC News.

The girl backpedaled, saying, “But then I realized it was going to be you and that’s even better!”

Obama said, “I appreciate you saying that in front of the press. I know it’s not really true.” Then Michelle Obama piped in that she would rather see Beyoncé too. Because we all know who really “run the world”:

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13 Essential Stories About Sept. 11

TIME

An anniversary likes a round number, but Sept. 11, 2014, won’t give us that. It’s the same awkwardness that Jeffrey Kluger described in the pages of TIME’s Sept. 17, 2007, issue: “A sixth anniversary is an awkward thing, without the raw feeling of a first or the numerical tidiness of a fifth or 10th,” he wrote. “The families of the 2,973 people murdered that day need no calendrical gimmick to feel their loss, but a nation of 300 million — rightly or wrongly — is another matter.”

So, for the 13th anniversary, here are 13 essential stories on Sept. 11 from TIME’s archives.

If You Want to Humble an Empire. Sept. 14, 2001.

TIME’s editors had just a few days to pull together the entirety of the Sept. 14, 2001, issue. Much of that work fell to Nancy Gibbs, then a senior editor and now the magazine’s editor…

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Apple’s big event is finally here — five things to watch for in the week ahead

Fortune

Hello, friends and Fortune readers.

It’s the second week in September and that means one thing – a huge Apple event. A number of new products are expected. The question is whether they’ll live up to all the hype. It’s also a big week for some big consumer brands like Barnes & Noble, Campbell Soup, and Lululemon, which will announce earnings. With that said, here’s what you need to know to prepare for the week ahead.

1. Once again, it’s all about Apple

The time has come for the unveiling of Apple’s new products on Tuesday including an expected iPhone 6 and an iWatch smartwatch. There’s been gallons of ink (real and digital) already spilled by the media speculating about what will be announced. Tune into Fortune for a live-blog of the event starting just before 1 pm EST). The wild card is Apple CEO Tim Cook will mention…

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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Chair Says It’s Time to Arm Ukraine

TIME

The Senate’s top foreign policy official was unequivocal on Sunday: Ukraine needs weapons from the West to defend itself against Russian aggression.

During an interview with CNN’s State of the Union, Senate Foreign Relations Chair Robert Menendez said Kiev needed both sophisticated weapons and stronger sanctions to help repulse Moscow’s incursions.

“We should be providing the Ukrainians with the type of defensive weapons that will impose a cost upon Putin for further aggression,” Menendez told CNN from Kiev, where he is on a fact-finding mission. “We have to give the Ukrainians the fighting chance to defend themselves.”

Menendez went on to describe the Kremlin’s incursions in Ukraine as a “direct invasion.”

The Democrat from New Jersey stopped short of suggesting that American or NATO troops should be deployed in Ukraine.

The senator’s words come as President Barack Obama prepares to visit Estonia next week, before heading to the…

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