National Geographic
National Geographic 18 Sep 2020

Assignment: Inspiration Winner


The winner of the photography contest is decided, but the journey of each finalist is just beginning.

A story of poverty, addiction and the force of motherly love in 1980s Glasgow has been crowned the winner of the UK's top literary award. Debut novelist Douglas Stuart paid tribute to his late mother upon receiving the news of his Booker Prize win, saying that she "is on every page of this book". FRANCE 24's Catherine Khédir-Clifford discusses the touching autobiographical detail in "Shuggie Bain" and the dry humour and compassion that elevate it to must-read status.
United States President-elect Joe Biden has officially been declared the winner in the state of Georgia, flipping the historically Republican-voting state for the Democratic Party for the first time in decades.

The Associated Press news agency said late on Thursday Biden had secured Georgia's 16 Electoral College votes, stretching his lead to 306 Electoral College votes compared with US President Donald Trump's 232.

The news agency declared Biden the winner of the tightly contested US presidential elections on November 7 after the former US vice president won key states Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin - but the state of Georgia had been too close to call.

The AP news agency's victory call comes just after Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office announced a manual audit of the presidential contest results had confirmed Biden's narrow lead over Trump.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.
Rachel Nichols, Jackie MacMullan and Kendrick Perkins give their winners and losers from the 2020 NBA free agency period so far. The Los Angeles Lakers (Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol, Wes Matthews); Portland Trail Blazers (Enes Kanter, Robert Covington); Atlanta Hawks (Danilo Gallinari, Rajon Rondo, potentially Bogdan Bogdanovic); Boston Celtics (Tristan Thompson, Jeff Teague); Phoenix Suns (Chris Paul, Jae Crowder, E'Twaun Moore); and Philadelphia 76ers (Danny Green, Seth Curry) are mentioned as winners. The LA Clippers (losing Harrell and JaMychal Green, missing out on Rondo but adding Serge Ibaka); Houston Rockets (James Harden and Russell Westbrook apparently wanting to be traded); Denver Nuggets (losing Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee) and Celtics (losing Gordon Hayward) are mentioned in the losers category.
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The Abbotsford School District is investigating a homework assignment given to students asking them to list 'positive' impacts from Canada's residential school system following a viral social media post by a mother of one of the students.
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