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Trump-connected lobbyists reap more than $10B in U.S. federal pandemic aid, report finds Forty lobbyists with ties to U.S.President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion US in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's own ethics policy, according to a re | 5 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bob Rae named Canadian ambassador to the United Nations Former Ontario premier Bob Rae, who also served as an interim leader of the federal Liberal Party from 2011 to 2013, will be Canada's new ambassador to the United Nations. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment in a press release Monday m | 5 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Trudeau won't travel to Washington to mark start of renegotiated NAFTA deal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not join his North American counterparts in Washington, D.C., this week to celebrate the coming into force of the three countries' renegotiated trade pact. | 5 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Class action alleges prison staff conducting illegal strip searches Two former federal prison inmatesare trying to bring a class-action lawsuit against the federal government to arguestrip searches represent a "serious deprivation of liberty." | 5 hours, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Hong Kong court denies bail to 1st person charged under new national security law A Hong Kong court denied bail on Monday to the first person charged with inciting separatism and terrorism under the city's new national security law after he carried a sign saying "Liberate Hong Kong" and drove his motorbike into police. | 7 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
India now has world's third-highest number of coronavirus cases India has overtaken Russia with the world's third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases at nearly 700,000, according to the latest data, as the outbreak shows no sign of slowing. Here is what's going on around the world. | 8 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Oscar-winning film composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91 Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as The Untouchables and the epic On | 9 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass ripped from base in Rochester, N.Y., park A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852. | 11 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
State grip on economy means foreign sanctions won't shift Chinese resolve: Don Pittis A giant and growing internal economy and state grip on economic levers mean external threats won't change China's mind. Only the Chinese people can do that. | 11 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
WE Charity is out of grant program, but issues remain with paying student volunteers WE Charity may no longer be in charge of administering the Canada Student Service Grant, but concerns remain about whether its appropriate to pay students effectively less than minimum wage for their volunteer hours. | 11 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend