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 2020-04-03 19:55 

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Corrective to April 2 story on COVID-19 response...

TORONTO — In an April 2 story on COVID-19, The Canadian Press erroneously reported that 1,000 Canada Revenue Agency employees had volunteered to reinforce the 4,000 who normally staff its call centres at tax time. In fact, the agency says 7,000 volu...

 2020-04-03 19:55 

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In a pandemic, the philosophy of death is suddenly top of mind...

The philosophy of saving the most lives possible in swamped hospital emergency rooms is suddenly a matter of universal concern and confusion...

 2020-04-03 19:47 

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NP View on COVID-19: China's lies allowed the coronavirus outbreak to spread...

No one will ever know how many additional deaths resulted from the determination of China's leadership to protect itself at the expense of others...

 2020-04-03 19:46 

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WHO opens door to broader use of masks to limit spread of coronavirus...

GENEVA/WASHINGTON — The World Health Organization on Friday said that medical masks should be prioritized for health workers, but it opened the door to greater public use of homemade masks or other mouth coverings as a way to reduce the spread of th...

 2020-04-03 19:46 

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'Always new expenses:' Lawsuits filed as anniversary of Broncos bus crash nears...

It's been almost two years since the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan and with the solemn anniversary comes a closing legal window that has seen several lawsuits filed in court. Sixteen people died and 13 others were injured after a t...

 2020-04-03 19:44 

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France wants U.N. Security Council meet on coronavirus in war zones...

PARIS — France said on Friday that discussions were underway for the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to convene via video link for talks on how to tackle the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in conflict zones. "The idea of ...

 2020-04-03 19:42 

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'From Russia with love' mission to Italy hit by press row...

ROME — Russian criticism of an Italian newspaper was "inappropriate," Italy's foreign and defense ministries said on Friday, in a case that has cast a cloud over Moscow's efforts to help Rome cope with the coronavirus crisis. Russia ...

 2020-04-03 19:26 

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'He gave us lifetimes of light': Soul singer Bill Withers dead at 81...

Bill Withers was best known for the 1970s hits 'Lean on Me,' 'Lovely Day' and 'Ain't No Sunshine'...

 2020-04-03 19:25 

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Sean Speer: Conservative ideas must be part of post-COVID-19 renewal...

The delay in the selection of a new party leader provides an opportunity for the Tories to regroup...

 2020-04-03 19:21 

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U.S. airlines face deadline to apply for federal payroll grants...

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON — U.S. passenger and cargo carriers and airport contractors faced a deadline of 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) on Friday to tap the federal government for up to $32 billion in payroll grants to keep workers employed while they ride out the...

 2020-04-03 19:20 

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Venezuelan migrants flee Colombian quarantine for their shattered homeland...

SOPO — Carrying small children in their arms or lugging suitcases, the Venezuelan migrants trudged along the shoulder of the highway that runs northeast out of Colombia's capital Bogota, the first steps on a long and unexpected journey home. Hun...

 2020-04-03 19:19 

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U.S. Army Corps views over 650 sites for possible retooling for coronavirus fight...

WASHINGTON — The Army Corps of Engineers has looked at more than 650 sites around the United States that could possibly be converted into facilities to handle coronavirus patients or otherwise be used to deal with the growing epidemic. Lieutenant Ge...

 2020-04-03 19:18 

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U.S. gives oil refiner Nynas more time to avoid Venezuela sanctions...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday extended its authorization for companies to do business with Sweden's Nynas, giving the oil refiner more time to restructure its ownership to avoid American sanctions on Venezuela. The departme...

 2020-04-03 19:18 

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Senators urge formal probe of Navy carrier commander's firing over coronavirus plea...

WASHINGTON — A group of prominent Democratic senators formally requested on Friday that the Pentagon's independent Inspector General investigate the Navy's firing of the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who called for st...

 2020-04-03 19:16 

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Report: Bulls open search for top executive...

Chicago Bulls president and chief operating officer Michael Reinsdorf appears to be responding to a growing chorus of fans and critics and will hire a new executive to oversee basketball operations. The successful candidate will have full authority over b...

 2020-04-03 19:12 

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U.S. Supreme Court postpones April oral arguments...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has postponed oral arguments scheduled for April as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The court, which had already delayed cases due to be argued in March, has not yet said how it...

 2020-04-03 18:54 

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Turkey imposes curfew on youth, shuts borders of 31 cities -Erdogan...

ISTANBUL — Turkey imposed a partial curfew on citizens under the age of 20 effective from midnight on Friday as part of measures against the coronavirus outbreak, President Tayyip Erdogan said. Turkey also decided to shut down the borders of 31 citi...

 2020-04-03 18:50 

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Ahmed Mian on COVID-19: Inside the minds of those on the front lines at the world's darkest hour...

Our front-line staff are committed and prepared as best as possible for the battle that has already reached our shores...

 2020-04-03 18:43 

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Any one near Trump or Pence will be given rapid coronavirus test-White House...

WASHINGTON — With the coronavirus contagion spreading, the White House said on Friday that anyone expected to be near President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence will be given a rapid COVID-19 test. "As the physician to the president and...

 2020-04-03 18:39 

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Canadian aboard Florida-bound cruise ship says it's unclear when he'll get home...

A Canadian passenger aboard a Florida-bound cruise ship says he and his cohort still don't know when they'll get to come home. Gary Lyon of Toronto says he and his wife have been on the Coral Princess since March 5. He says the ship has been looki...

 2020-04-03 18:34 

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Toppin, Ionescu win Naismith awards...

Dayton's Obi Toppin and Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu won the 2019-20 Naismith Trophy awards on Friday, continuing their run on postseason prizes. Toppin, a 6-foot-9 redshirt sophomore, led the Flyers — who finished No. 3 in the final AP Top 25 p...

 2020-04-03 18:34 

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REUTERS SPORTS SCHEDULE AT 7:30 p.m. GMT/2:30 p.m. ET...

The cancellation of Wimbledon this week has not only fanned the possibility of a total tennis wipeout for the rest of the season but may also have put an end to the Grand Slam title chase for both Roger Federer and Serena Williams. HEALTH -CORONAVIRUS/SOC...

 2020-04-03 18:33 

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U.S. Army Corps looking at over 650 sites for facilities to help combat coronavirus...

WASHINGTON — The Army Corps of Engineers has looked at more than 650 sites around the United States that could be potentially used as facilities to help deal with the coronavirus, the commanding general of the Corps said on Friday, including some th...

 2020-04-03 18:33 

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Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows...

MADRID — Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. With a total 117,710 confirmed cases, Spain is now ...

 2020-04-03 18:33 

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Disney to release 'Mulan' in July as part of virus-related movie shuffle...

LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Co will release the action epic "Mulan" in movie theaters in July and Marvel's "Black Widow" in November, the company said on Friday as it reshuffled a schedule disrupted by the global coronavirus outbre...

 2020-04-03 18:30 

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Ireland sees four-fold rise in nursing home coronavirus clusters...

DUBLIN — Ireland has seen a more than four-fold increase in coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes in the space of a week, prompting a number of new measures to protect vulnerable elderly residents, officials said on Friday. Across the whole country...

 2020-04-03 18:22 

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Murders rise in Mexico despite coronavirus restrictions...

MEXICO CITY — Mexico registered more murders in March than in any other of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's months in office, preliminary figures show, suggesting that coronavirus-related social distancing measures were not enough to curb...

 2020-04-03 18:21 

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Conservative leadership campaigns continue, despite request from party...

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidates remain on the campaign trail despite a request from the party to put most of their efforts on pause during the COVID-19 crisis. A recording of a campaign conference call for Peter MacKay's Nova Scotia ...

 2020-04-03 18:17 

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UK PM Johnson stays in isolation as Queen prepares to address the nation...

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a raised temperature, seven days after he first tested positive for the new coronavirus which causes the respiratory...

 2020-04-03 18:14 

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Senators call on Pentagon Inspector General to probe Navy carrier commander's firing...

WASHINGTON — Two Democratic senators formally requested on Friday that the Pentagon's independent Inspector General immediately open an investigation into the Navy's firing of the commander of the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, who cal...

 2020-04-03 18:12 

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Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported coronavirus deaths...

JAKARTA — The number of funerals in Jakarta rose sharply in March, a development the governor of Indonesia's capital city said suggested that deaths from the new coronavirus may be higher than officially reported. Nearly 4,400 burials occurred i...

 2020-04-03 18:08 

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New York state's COVID-19 death toll nears 9/11 level...

NEW YORK — New York state recorded more than 500 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day, bringing its total to nearly 3,000, or about the same number killed in the United States in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Frida...

 2020-04-03 18:07 

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WHO opens door to broader use of masks to limit spread of coronavirus...

GENEVA/WASHINGTON — The World Health Organization on Friday said it still believed the use of respirator masks should be focused mainly on medical workers, but opened the door to greater use of homemade masks or other mouth coverings as a way to red...

 2020-04-03 18:05 

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Feds to offer full-time work to all military reservists as part of COVID-19 response...

OTTAWA — The federal government is planning to offer full-time employment to all reservists in the Canadian Armed Forces until the end of the summer. The move is intended to make sure the military has enough troops should it be called upon to respon...

 2020-04-03 18:03 

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'They just sedate them'; coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes...

MADRID — As Spain struggles desperately to cope with almost 120,000 coronavirus infections, it barely has the strength to help its overwhelmed care homes and their elderly residents, singularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease. With hospitals s...

 2020-04-03 17:53 

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UK ramps up coronavirus trials but results 'a few months away'...

LONDON — Britain said on Friday it was launching the biggest clinical trial of possible treatments for coronavirus in the world but a leading health official cautioned that the results were likely a few months away. Almost 1,000 patients from 132 ho...

 2020-04-03 17:51 

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Canada's Ontario warns coronavirus cases will soar without further distancing measures...

TORONTO — Ontario health officials on Friday projected 80,000 coronavirus cases in the province, Canada's most heavily populated region, by April 30 under current public health measures and urged people to restrict their movements. The officials...

 2020-04-03 17:50 

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NASCAR delays NextGen car to 2022, will have layoffs...

NASCAR is delaying the release of the next generation stock car until 2022. Plans to introduce the NextGen product called for its release next season, but the coronavirus is causing issues from development to manpower. Costs and improvements are part of t...

 2020-04-03 17:49 

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Alberta environmentalists oppose possible crane, swan hunting season...

EDMONTON — Alberta environmentalists are opposing the provincial government's consideration of a hunting season for sandhill cranes and tundra swans. The Canadian Wildlife Service proposed in December that a sandhill crane hunt be allowed in Alb...

 2020-04-03 17:47 

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U.S. grants oil refiner Nynas more time amid Venezuela sanctions...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday extended the time for companies to conduct business with Swedish oil refiner Nynas, which fell under U.S. sanctions imposed on Venezuela, through May 14. The department, in a notice on its website,...

 2020-04-03 17:44 

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Turkey imposes curfew on youth, shuts borders of 31 cities -Erdogan...

ISTANBUL — Turkey imposed a partial curfew for citizens under the age of 20, effective as of midnight on Friday as part of measures against the coronavirus outbreak, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said. Ankara also decided to shut down border...

 2020-04-03 17:40 

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Rex Murphy: A COVID-19 wake-up call: Canada must stop this self-destruction...

We have hamstrung the most fundamental of our industries and turned a deaf ear to those most important to self-sufficiency, like our farmers...

 2020-04-03 17:37 

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Alberta man charged with assaulting peace officer in COVID-19 threat...

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Police in southern Alberta have charged a 27-year-old man with assaulting a peace officer after he allegedly coughed in their face. Investigators say it happened Thursday evening in Lethbridge, Alta., after police responded to a ...

 2020-04-03 17:20 

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Grassy Narrows signs deal with Ottawa on mercury poisoning treatment centre...

OTTAWA — The federal government has signed an agreement with Grassy Narrows First Nation that will see a long-promised treatment centre for residents with mercury poisoning finally built in the community. Chief Rudy Turtle signed the framework agree...

 2020-04-03 17:16 

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Trump, Macron weigh UN leaders' meeting on coronavirus -White House...

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday discussed convening the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to discuss increasing United Nations cooperation on fighting the coronavirus, the Whi...

 2020-04-03 17:15 

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'More Burberry gowns to come': luxury brand turns effort to coronavirus fight...

LONDON — High-end British fashion brand Burberry has turned over its production to make protective gowns for healthcare workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday. Burberry has said its sales in the final ...

 2020-04-03 17:15 

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Ex-White House candidate Buttigieg forms PAC to support 'forward-thinking' Democrats...

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, whose presidential campaign became a top fundraiser in the crowded Democratic primary, is forming a political action committee aimed at creating a new pipeline of leaders for the party, the campaign...

 2020-04-03 17:14 

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No evidence that masks worn by healthy people affect coronavirus spread UK official...

LONDON — Britain does not recommend that healthy citizens wear face masks, a senior health official said on Friday, saying that they are not proven to affect the spread of the coronavirus. "There is no evidence that general wearing of face masks...

 2020-04-03 17:06 

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Canada's Ontario projects 80,000 coronavirus cases by April 30 under current measures...

TORONTO — Ontario health officials on Friday projected 80,000 coronavirus cases in the province, Canada's most heavily populated region, by April 30 under current public health measures and urged people to restrict their movements. The officials...

 2020-04-03 17:04 

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Native Americans fear govt 'attack' on tribal land amid coronavirus...

By Gregory Scruggs SEATTLE, April 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Native Americans slammed a decision by the U.S. government to revoke a tribe's reservation status, which they warned would leave them without control over their land and place them at in...

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