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GTA residents scramble to find COVID-19 vaccines at pop-up clinics | CBC News
A unique sort of scavenger hunt cropped up across the Greater Toronto Area this weekend: the search for COVID-19 vaccines.
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Justyn Knight hits Olympic 1,500m qualifying standard at California track and field meet | CBC Sports
Canada's Justyn Knight ran under the Olympic standard and finished second in the men's 1,500 metres Sunday at the USATF Golden Games.
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Cardiac arrest rates climbing during COVID-19 pandemic, Peel paramedics say | CBC News
Cardiac arrest rates have spiked worldwide during the pandemic, a Toronto medical researcher says, and paramedics in Peel Region say they are seeing that same trend play out close to home.
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Tucker has 4 RBIs to lead Astros to series win over Blue Jays | CBC Sports
Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and tied a career high with four RBIs as the Houston Astros built a big lead early and held on for a 7-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
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Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry receives honorary doctorate from N.S. university | CBC News
Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry received a honorary doctorate from Acadia University in Nova Scotia on Sunday for being a role model, achieving a level of excellence in sports and giving back to the community.
Long-term care celebrates Mother's Day as Ontario loosens COVID-19 restrictions in homes
TORONTO -- Mothers in Ontario long-term care facilities were able to hug and kiss some of their children as the province eases COVID-19 restrictions for primary caregivers who are vaccinated.
After Times Square Shooting, Adams and Yang Stress Support for N.Y.P.D.
Eric Adams and Andrew Yang, among the front-runners in the New York City mayor's race, said the shooting underlined the importance of public safety.
'No Doubt in My Mind': Scott Stringer's Accuser Details Harassment Claims
Jean Kim said in an interview that Mr. Stringer, a Democratic candidate for mayor, had abused a position of power to make unwanted advances. He has denied her allegations.
'The Older Man Was Standing by the Doors and Waiting to Exit the Train'
A dropped glove, a passenger striking a pose and more reader tales of New York City in this week's Metropolitan Diary.
Dear Diary:
I was on a downtown No. 1.
3 Shot, Including a 4-Year-Old, in Times Square, Police Say
Two women and a 4-year-old girl were shot in Times Square on Saturday afternoon, the police said.
Martin Bookspan, Cultured Voice of Lincoln Center Telecasts, Dies at 94
The longtime announcer for "Live From Lincoln Center," he said he wanted his audience "to become involved, to love what they're hearing."
Gov. Andrew Cuomo slow to name new members of NY state boards
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asleep at the switch when it comes to his appointees, failing to reappoint or name new members to the state boards he controls.
4 killed, 7 wounded in latest NYC shootings
Four people were killed and seven others wounded in nine shootings from late Thursday afternoon through early Friday across New York City, according to police.
Mayor's office brings live performances to vaccination sites with launch of 'Music Heals' program * Brooklyn Paper
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BLM protester accuses police of sexual assault during Brooklyn Bridge march * Brooklyn Paper
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Opinion: Ranked Choice Future * Brooklyn Paper
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Man, 33, stumbles into nearby home after he's fatally shot in chest in Brooklyn
A man shot in the chest in Brooklyn managed to stumble into a nearby home before he died Thursday night, police said.
Man fatally shot in Brooklyn apartment building
A 33-year-old man was fatally shot inside a Brooklyn apartment building on Thursday night, police said.
Weekend Column: Amsterdam Avenue, Frank Sinatra, and Me
Posted on May 8, 2021 at 2:03 pm by Carol Tannenhauser
By Denise Webster
I was 12 years old when I first visited New York City.
First Look: Lincoln Center Reimagined With Grass and New Performance Spots
Posted on May 7, 2021 at 8:11 am by West Sider
Photo by Stephen Harmon.
Local Wine Shop Featured in 'Fake Bourbon' TV Sting
Posted on May 7, 2021 at 7:17 pm by West Sider
By Susanne Beck
A City Council District's 'Carve-Out' Has a Fascinating History Involving Race and Class
Posted on May 7, 2021 at 1:25 pm by Carol Tannenhauser
By Carol Tannenhauser
There is a small section of the Upper West Side separated from the rest of it by its City Council district.
Manhattan Real Estate Update: The 'Covid Discount' Disappears
Posted on May 7, 2021 at 1:55 pm by West Sider
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Last month we couldn't believe the pace of contracts being signed. Well, it has accelerated and market activity continues to rage.
City Invests $348 Million to Rehabilitate Riverside Park's Flood-Weakened Core
Posted on May 6, 2021 at 2:29 pm by Carol Tannenhauser
Flooding has been a consistent problem in Riverside Park.
By Carol Tannenhauser
Best CBD Gummies for Anxiety and Pain: Top 10 Brands of 2021 | Washingtonian (DC)
Are you looking for the best CBD gummies to help manage your anxiety and pain? Discover the top 10 CBD gummy brands in the market in this article.
Bethesda's Quarry Springs Elevator Townhomes Sky Rocket in Sales During Grand Opening | Washingtonian (DC)
Quarry Springs is officially 50% sold out in the first sixty days of Grand Opening.
This rare, luxury enclave of just 44 elevator townhomes checks all the boxes:
5 Fun Daytrips If You Like to Bike | Washingtonian (DC)
26 miles, out and back
Virginia Could Lift All Covid Capacity and Gathering Limits on June 15
Governor Ralph Northam said today that Virginia could drop pandemic capacity and gathering limits on June 15 if Covid case numbers continue to decrease while vaccination rates go up.
Mother's Day, DC Funk Parade, and a Talk About Mermaids: Things to Do in DC, May 6-9
Hello hello!
We've got DC Funk Parade, AAPI Heritage Month events, and a talk about mermaids.
Mermaid Week is here, people!
Here's what you should check out this weekend:
Humane Rescue Alliance Waives Adoption Fees for Large Dogs
DC's Humane Rescue Alliance is waiving adoption fees for "larger" dogs-those over 40 pounds-through Sunday, May 9th.
'Infinitely harder': Trumpland fears Facebook's impact on 2024
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He accused Facebook, Twitter, and Google of taking away his free speech, called them "corrupt" and demanded that they "pay a political price." 1
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the Facebook decision would ultimately help Trump by making him a tech "martyr." 1
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Danville residents urge police chief to hold officers accountable after killings
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The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office filed the charge one month after Hall had fatally shot another man: Tyrell Wilson, 32, a Danville resident. 1
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Disgraced Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher claims entire platoon agreed to kill captured ISIS fighter: 'We killed that guy. Our intention was to kill him. Everybody was on board'
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Gallagher, 41, claimed the squad agreed to attempt medical procedures on the dying 17-year-old. 1
In 2019, Gallagher was acquitted of murdering the teenager. 1The Navy attempted to demote Gallagher and take away his status as a SEAL, but Trump intervened both times and the accused war criminal retired as a SEAL. 1
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Chris Wallace Confronts GOP Rep. Over Ousting Cheney: She's More Conservative Than Stefanik, So Is This Just About Being 'Loyal to Donald Trump'?
Chris Wallace pressed Congressman Jim Banks (R- IN) on Fox News Sunday over the House GOP planning to oust Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R- WY) amid her public statements calling out former President Donald Trump.
America's long history of Black voter suppression
We are witnessing right now a massive and unabashed assault on voting rights unlike anything we've ever seen since the Jim Crow era.
This is Jim Crow in new clothes.
Republicans tried to overturn the election. We can't just forget that | Robert Reich
America prefers to look forward rather than back. We're a land of second acts. We move on.
This can be a strength. We don't get bogged down in outmoded traditions, old grudges, obsolete ways of thinking.
Facebook Board Announces Trump Remains Banned. Trump Starts His Own "Platform."
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The decision surprised many, given Facebook's rightward turn under the influence of Joel Kaplan, a former George W. Bush White House official who currently runs the social media giant's powerful Washington, D.C. office. 1
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Analysis | The Biden administration starts to unwind Trump's border legacy
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President Donald Trump imposed a "zero tolerance" policy on those crossing the U.S. border illegally that led to myriad unauthorized migrants beingrushed through criminal proceedings and deported while their children who had accompanied them remained in the United States. 1
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from Axios
"Sends a terrible message": Sanders opposes reinstating SALT deduction
Senator Bernie Sanders told "Axios on HBO" he opposes the efforts by Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to bring back SALT, the State and Local Tax deduction that benefits wealthier residents of blue states.
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from Axios
Bernie Sanders impatient with Biden's quest for GOP support on infrastructure
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) indicated to "Axios on HBO" he's already impatient with the White House's quest for Republican support for President Biden's infrastructure package, saying.
Biden remembers his late mom in touching Mother's Day tribute
President Biden celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday with a touching tribute to his own mom, Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Biden, who died in 2010 at the age of 92.
Let's Celebrate Mothers Who Are Fighting to Set Their Loved Ones Free
"Some problems we share as women, some we do not.
Biden team says it supports waiving patent protections on Covid-19 vaccines
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But the shift in the U.S.' position will likely be seen as a major step to aiding global efforts to fight the pandemic. 1
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Shortly before the announcement, Biden's chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said in an interview that the U.S. has a "moral obligation" to share coronavirus vaccines and supplies worldwide to end the pandemic. 1
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Iraqi president: Talks between rivals Iran and Saudi ongoing
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The first round of talks between Riyadh and Tehran took place early last month, Iraq's President Barham Salih said during an interview broadcast live by the Beirut Institute, a think tank. 1He said talks have since occurred "more than once," describing the discussions as ongoing, "important and significant." 1
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Texas county Dems reject resignation of pol who called Sen. Tim Scott 'oreo'
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Lamar County Democratic Party chairman Gary O'Connor, who is white, told the Washington Examiner in a statement that he was "deeply and sincerely sorry" for using the "racist term" against Scott, one of three black senators and the only black Republican. 1
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The party added that O'Connor "has written a public letter of apology to Sen. Tim Scott, and Lamar County Democrats join him in this apology." 1
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McCarthy Officially Backs Stefanik to Replace Cheney in House Leadership
WASHINGTON - Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, on Sunday officially endorsed Representative Elise Stefanik in her bid to oust the No. 3 House Republican, Representative Liz Cheney, who has hemorrhaged support over her repudiation of former President Donald J. Trump's lies about election fraud.
US Republicans expected to oust Trump critic Cheney from top post
Top Republican lawmaker says he supports removing Liz Cheney, a critic of ex-President Trump, from the leadership post.
The Truth Is About to Set Liz Cheney Free
The No. 3 Republican in the House faces a party uprising over her acknowledgment of reality.
Cybersecurity Experts Share Thoughts for World Password Day | SecurityWeek.Com
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This strategy, based on the principle, "Never Trust, Always Verify", views trust as a vulnerability and requires employees to only access data they're authorised to do so, while ensuring they verify who they are each time they want access." 1
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Passwords are inconvenient and riskier than other authentication options available today because they can be guessed, stolen, or cracked. 1
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from News18
Signal Fires Straight At Facebook: They Aren't Building Technology For You, It's For Your Data
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Signal is attempting to run a test to show what a lot of us already believe is true-the data collected between WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram is shared to create a virtual profile of users so that the targeted ads are uncannily precise and timely. 1
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Verizon's data privacy limits contributed to the demise of its media ambitions
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The promise of owning content to deliver ads fueled by mobile subscriber data was a powerful lure driving Verizon to acquire two of the web's oldest and best-known media brands. 1
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"Once you get over the privacy hurdle, there is a huge opportunity," she said. 1
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"It changes your strategy," he said. 1
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Analysis | Why Big Tech Wants (Some) Facial Recognition Rules
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One question is whether regulation can protect innovation while preventing what Microsoft Corp. calls "a commercial race to the bottom." 1
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It isn't always. 1
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Such concerns led Amazon, Microsoft and IBM to put sales of some of their programs to police departments on hold, while Alphabet Inc.'s Google has stopped research in some areas until regulations are in place. 1
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Who's making this software? 1
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Florida teen charged as adult for rigging homecoming queen election with mother
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An investigation was launched into the matter after the Escambia County School District reported unauthorized access into hundreds of student accounts, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. 1During an initial investigation, authorities discovered 117 votes cast from the same IP address within a short period of time. 1
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Biden Plans an Order to Strengthen Cyberdefenses. Will It Be Enough?
A hack of a major pipeline, the latest evidence of the nation's vulnerabilities to cyberattacks, prompted questions about whether the administration should go further.