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 2020-04-03 00:44 

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Soccer-Carlos Tevez calls on footballers to help out more...

Argentine footballer Carlos Tevez said football must do more to help society's most disadvantaged sectors and called on his colleagues to get involved with those less fortunate than themselves. Tevez, who is in the final months of his contract with Bo...

 2020-04-03 00:31 

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'Thirsty, hungry, injured:' Two women sentenced for abuse of girls in basement...

EDMONTON — A mother of two young girls and her roommate have been sentenced to eight years in prison for beating, starving and confining the children in the basement of their Edmonton home. The 26-year-old mother and 25-year-old friend, who cannot b...

 2020-04-03 00:30 

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Trump negative for coronavirus again, says wearing masks okay...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he underwent a second coronavirus test on Thursday, using a new diagnostic that produced a result in less than 15 minutes, and it determined he has not been infected. "I think I took it really out of curi...

 2020-04-03 00:16 

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Canada's public data on COVID-19 is (mostly) a mess. Here's how to find the useful info...

The problem is that much of it's based on public data that's limited, incomplete and often outdated, meaning it can lead to wrong conclusions...

 2020-04-03 00:15 

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France's coronavirus death toll jumps as nursing homes included...

PARIS — The coronavirus death count in France surged to nearly 5,400 people on Thursday after the health ministry began including nursing home fatalities in its data. The pandemic had claimed the lives of 4,503 patients in hospitals by Thursday, up ...

 2020-04-03 00:13 

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Report: Masters could move to November, U.S. Open could shift west...

A tentative plan for a revised professional golf calendar calls for the Masters to be held in November, and the U.S. Open possibly could get moved to California, Golfweek reported Thursday. The report indicated that the release of the new schedule is on h...

 2020-04-03 00:07 

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U.S. dollar still favored on gloomy global economic outlook...

BENGALURU — The U.S. dollar will hold sway in the near term, driven by demand for safe assets on a worsening global economic outlook, with other major currencies are at best expected to regain lost ground over the coming year, a Reuters poll found. ...

 2020-04-02 23:59 

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B.C.'s provincial health officer says plan for virtual Easter, Ramadan, Passover...

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor says people who celebrate Easter, Passover, Ramadan and other religious holidays should plan now to safely participate virtually in their traditional ceremonies. Dr. Bonnie Henry says many communities hav...

 2020-04-02 23:49 

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Panama registers 1,475 coronavirus cases, 37 deaths...

PANAMA CITY — Panama's health ministry said on Thursday it had registered 1,475 coronavirus cases in the Central American country, an increase of 158 from a day earlier. It also registered five more deaths, bringing the total number to 37. Panam...

 2020-04-02 23:47 

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'Shocking' and 'indefensible': Feds should release national COVID-19 modelling information, experts say...

'As censorship goes, as opacity goes, this is the most intellectually foolish, indefensible example that I've ever seen'...

 2020-04-02 23:46 

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U.S. Navy relieves aircraft carrier commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy on Thursday relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard his warship. The r...

 2020-04-02 23:44 

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Alberta announces new COVID-19 rules for workers at long-term care centres...

EDMONTON — Alberta is imposing new rules on long-term care centres following rising levels and outbreaks of COVID-19 at several facilities. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, said there are 74 such cases spread over nine centres, in...

 2020-04-02 23:36 

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Another COVID-19 casualty: After 60 years, the Canadian Jewish News will cease operations...

'We had experienced losses but had hoped to find ways to continue to operate. The coronavirus pandemic significantly impacted our revenues'...

 2020-04-02 23:33 

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Trump negative for coronavirus again, says wearing masks okay...

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said he underwent a second coronavirus test on Thursday, using a rapid diagnostic that produced a result in less than 15 minutes, and it determined that he has not been infected. "I think I took it really...

 2020-04-02 23:26 

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Britain to build two further temporary coronavirus hospitals...

LONDON — Britain will build a further two temporary hospitals to treat coronavirus patients, the National Health Service (NHS) said on Friday as its first field hospital prepares to open in London. Britain is bracing itself for the peak of a virus o...

 2020-04-02 23:13 

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North Dakota State LB Cox transferring to LSU...

North Dakota State linebacker Jabril Cox will play for LSU next season as a graduate transfer. "Here we Geaux!!" he tweeted on Thursday, along with an image of himself in a Tigers uniform. The 6-foot-3, 229-pound Cox, who won three straight Footba...

 2020-04-02 23:12 

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Rikers Island jail officers union sues New York City over coronavirus...

NEW YORK — A union representing about 9,000 corrections officers at New York City's Rikers Island jail sued the city on Thursday, demanding better protections from coronavirus after dozens of infections at the complex. The Correction Officers...

 2020-04-02 23:09 

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Gender divide: Peru, Panama limit men and women to alternate days out to stall virus...

LIMA — Peru and Panama both started on Thursday limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Amid a strict quarantine in Peru, President Martin Vizcarra said on Thursday that me...

 2020-04-02 23:09 

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John Ivison: Canadians had better brace themselves for an alarming new post-COVID economic world...

Discussions are taking place around the cabinet table about an expansion of government engagement in the economy unparalleled in the post-war era...

 2020-04-02 23:07 

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Broncos reach deals with TE Vannett, DE Harris...

The Denver Broncos signed tight end Nick Vannett to a two-year contract and re-signed defensive end Shelby Harris to a one-year deal on Thursday. Terms weren't disclosed, but multiple outlets previously reported that Vannett's deal was for $5.7 mi...

 2020-04-02 23:05 

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The religious retreat that sparked India's major coronavirus manhunt...

NEW DELHI — It was late on Sunday night when officials in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh received the alert. Federal authorities said they needed to track down more than 1,000 people linked to a large Muslim missionary gathering nearly ...

 2020-04-02 23:04 

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UK police warn of heightened sex threat to children online during virus lockdown...

LONDON — British police said on Friday there were at least 300,000 people in the country who posed a sex threat to children, warning that there could be a spike in online offenses during the coronavirus lockdown. With schools across the country almo...

 2020-04-02 23:04 

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EMBARGOED Britain to build two further temporary coronavirus hospitals...

LONDON — Britain will build a further two temporary hospitals to treat coronavirus patients, the National Health Service (NHS) said on Friday as its first field hospital prepares to open in London. Britain is bracing itself for the peak of a virus o...

 2020-04-02 23:02 

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10/3 podcast: Should you be wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic?...

So should you be wearing a mask? Public health officials in Canada say if you're healthy you don't need to. But, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages, people are starting to question that advice. National Post health reporter Sharon Kirkey explains all ...

 2020-04-02 22:55 

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Australia grapples with coronavirus case tracing as state border controls bolstered...

SYDNEY — The leader of Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, said on Friday that authorities did not plan to impose further lockdown restrictions, despite concerns more coronavirus cases were emerging without a known source. New Sout...

 2020-04-02 22:44 

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Trump negative for coronavirus again, orders military to New York...

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said he underwent a second coronavirus test on Thursday, using a rapid diagnostic that produced a result in less than 15 minutes, and it determined that he has not been infected. "I think I took it really...

 2020-04-02 22:29 

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Global coronavirus cases surpass one million U.S. researchers...

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 51,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a tally by a U.S. university. Italy had the most deaths...

 2020-04-02 22:27 

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Some critically ill COVID-19 patients choosing to die at home rather be treated with ventilator in ICU...

A number of elderly patients have died in long-term care homes rather than submit to intensive therapy that might have only made their passing more painful...

 2020-04-02 22:25 

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Chilean police detain 'escaped' coronavirus patient in market...

SANTIAGO — Police arrested a woman in a food market in a Chilean city on Wednesday who health authorities said had checked herself out of the hospital where she was being treated. The 27-year-old woman had been admitted to the Las Higueras health ce...

 2020-04-02 22:25 

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DePaul extends Leitao's contract through 2023-24...

DePaul extended coach Dave Leitao's contract through the 2023-24 season on Thursday. His contract had been set to expire after the 2019-20 season. Terms were not disclosed. The Blue Demons raced to a 12-1 start this season before finishing 16-16. They...

 2020-04-02 22:13 

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HBO Will Stream 500 Hours of Free Programming, Including Full Seasons of 'Veep,' 'The Sopranos,' 'Silicon Valley'...

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) HBO is unlocking its biggest trove of free programming ever — in a goodwill gesture as people look for a diversion during the COVID-19 pandemic. The WarnerMedia-owned premium cabler is making almost 500 hours of programming...

 2020-04-02 22:04 

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Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19...

A look at some of the top quotes from across Canada on Thursday in relation to COVID-19: "It's kind of a done deal we're getting off this pleasure cruise." — Ottawa's Catherine McLeod, aboard a cruise ship stricken with COVID-19 ...

 2020-04-02 22:00 

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Julie Bennett, Voice of Cindy Bear in 'Yogi Bear,' Dies of Coronavirus Complications...

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) Voice actor veteran Julie Bennett died Tuesday in Los Angeles from complications related to coronavirus at 88, according to talent agent and friend Mark Scroggs. Bennett was best known for her work in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon se...

 2020-04-02 21:59 

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Report: Columbia transfer Tape decommits from Duke...

A week after committing to Duke, Columbia transfer Patrick Tape reopened his recruiting Thursday, 247Sports reported. The 6-foot-10 forward is eligible to play next season as a graduate transfer. On March 24, he chose the Blue Devils over Georgetown, Mary...

 2020-04-02 21:51 

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Staff at a NY hospital dump protective gear in outdoor trash can after handling bodies...

NEW YORK — Staff at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York City were seen disposing of their gowns and caps and other protective wear in a sidewalk trash can on Thursday after wheeling bodies out of the hospital and loading them into a refrigera...

 2020-04-02 21:50 

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Washington, D.C. needs 3,600 hospital beds for coronavirus peak -mayor...

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C. needs an estimated 3,600 hospital beds within the next two weeks as it braces for a coronavirus outbreak, the mayor wrote in a letter to hospitals in the U.S. capital. The federal district is asking hospitals to conside...

 2020-04-02 21:46 

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Grandson charged in death of 69-year old Saskatchewan man...

FILLMORE, Sask. — Mounties in Saskatchewan have charged an 18-year-old in the death of his grandfather. Fillmore RCMP say they received a silent 911 call on Tuesday and were able to track it to a rural residence. Officers found the 18-year old wande...

 2020-04-02 21:45 

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Global coronavirus cases surpass one million U.S. researchers...

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 51,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a tally by a U.S. university. Italy had the most deaths...

 2020-04-02 21:44 

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At Brazil's biggest cemetery, grave diggers take own measure of coronavirus toll...

SAO PAULO — As Oswaldo dos Santos watched several men in protective suits dig a hasty grave for his 36-year-old son, his grief was mixed with fear: What if he had the coronavirus? What if they all did? Dos Santos lived with his son until Sunday, whe...

 2020-04-02 21:43 

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Uruguay postpones gubernatorial elections due to coronavirus...

MONTEVIDEO — Uruguay's Congress voted on Thursday to delay gubernatorial and legislative elections that had been scheduled for May 10, due to the health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A new date for voting will be set by the South...

 2020-04-02 21:40 

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Window for containing coronavirus in Mideast closing -WHO...

CAIRO — Governments in the Middle East need to act fast to limit the spread of the coronavirus after cases rose to nearly 60,000, almost double their level a week earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. "New cases have bee...

 2020-04-02 21:36 

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Trump tested again for coronavirus, result was negative -White House...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday was tested again to determine whether he had been infected by the coronavirus, and the test came back negative, the White House said. A letter from Trump's physician, Sean Conley, said Trump had un...

 2020-04-02 21:31 

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U.S. Navy relieves commander of coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy on Thursday relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking the Navy for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard the ship....

 2020-04-02 21:31 

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Report: PGA Tour exec tests positive for coronavirus...

A PGA Tour staff member tested positive for the coronavirus but is "feeling better" and anticipating a complete recovery, Golfweek reported Thursday. Senior vice president of player affairs Ross Berlin confirmed his test results in an email to PGA...

 2020-04-02 21:30 

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Ecuador builds 'special camp' for coronavirus victims as bodies lie in homes...

QUITO — Ecuador's government said on Thursday it was building a "special camp" for coronavirus victims in the country's largest city of Guayaquil, where an outbreak has killed over 80 people, with many bodies left at home for days. P...

 2020-04-02 21:22 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro isolated, weakened by coronavirus denial...

BRASILIA — At a tense cabinet meeting on Saturday in the Brazilian president's official residence, Jair Bolsonaro found himself isolated. The far-right leader convened the emergency meeting in Brasilia's modernist Alvorada Palace to resolve ...

 2020-04-02 21:22 

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China answers Brazil plea for medical equipment to fight coronavirus...

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO — Brazil faces a tense period in the coming weeks in its battle against the coronavirus, with supplies of medical and protective equipment running low and fresh shipments from China not expected to arrive in the country for anothe...

 2020-04-02 21:15 

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Tagovailoa's medical recheck 'overwhelmingly positive'...

Tua Tagovailoa received "overwhelmingly positive" results from a voluntary medical recheck Thursday, the quarterback's representatives told ESPN and NFL Network. The comprehensive exam was performed by a third-party physician chosen by NFL tea...

 2020-04-02 21:14 

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Judge refuses to delay Wisconsin's presidential primary despite coronavirus fears...

A federal judge refused on Thursday to postpone next week's U.S. presidential primary in Wisconsin but extended the time for absentee voting amid widespread worries about health risks from the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge William M. Conle...

 2020-04-02 21:14 

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How instant coffee became the beverage of choice for the socially distant...

Dalgona coffee — a mixture of instant coffee, sugar and water served iced over milk — is the taste of social distancing...

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