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Independent musicians turn to social media to recoup wages

Independent musicians turn to social media to recoup wages

For Doug and Telisha Williams, becoming homeowners was a special challenge.
Singing Surgeon: Dr. Elvis cuts EP to aid COVID-19 fund

Singing Surgeon: Dr. Elvis cuts EP to aid COVID-19 fund

NEW YORK — Elvis Francois, the orthopedic surgery resident who has gone viral with his top-notch live performances at hospitals, knew from adolescence he wanted to help heal the world through medicine. But through music? Not so much.
'There has been a boom.' Surge in video games linked to need for connection

'There has been a boom.' Surge in video games linked to need for connection

The bleak, stereotypical image of the lonely, socially isolated video game player is rapidly falling away.
VIRUS DIARY: In pandemic, a forlorn dog finds new purpose

VIRUS DIARY: In pandemic, a forlorn dog finds new purpose

BERKELEY, Calif. — “This feels like a good time to get another dog to help us get over the loss of Surfer,” the Professor announced in her FM radio-ready voice.
Reopening could require thousands more public health workers

Reopening could require thousands more public health workers

SEATTLE — Before stay-at-home orders are lifted, the nation's public health agencies want to be ready to douse any new sparks of coronavirus infection — a task they say could require tens of thousands more investigators to call people who test positi
Amid lockdown, Danes find way to celebrate queen's birthday

Amid lockdown, Danes find way to celebrate queen's birthday

COPENHAGEN — Observing social distancing, Danes on Thursday sang birthday songs from homes, balconies, parks and public gardens to honour popular Queen Margrethe II, who turned 80 amid the pandemic lockdown.
Need for seed: Gardeners flock to stores, overwhelm websites

Need for seed: Gardeners flock to stores, overwhelm websites

NITRO, W.Va. — The sweet peppers were picked over, the tomatoes were taken and the flowers were fixing to be next. The empty spots on the store's display were starting to outnumber the full ones.
Need for seed: Gardeners flock to stores, overwhelm websites

Need for seed: Gardeners flock to stores, overwhelm websites

NITRO, W.Va. — The sweet peppers were picked over, the tomatoes were taken and the flowers were fixing to be next. The empty spots on the store's display were starting to outnumber the full ones.
Virtual proms, online grad ceremonies: Teen milestones hit hard by COVID pandemic

Virtual proms, online grad ceremonies: Teen milestones hit hard by COVID pandemic

Rachel Blake bought the light pink A-line dress months ago and had it altered to fit her perfectly. She couldn't wait to wear it to her prom. So when the Grade 12 student found out her Oshawa, Ont.
'The math ain't working:' Online schooling not a smooth transition for parents

'The math ain't working:' Online schooling not a smooth transition for parents

Every day, Karyn Keith feels torn between her competing roles as teacher and caregiver during the COVID-19 pandemic.