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Canada's testing shortfalls come under scrutiny as leaders vow to up their game

Canada's testing shortfalls come under scrutiny as leaders vow to up their game

TORONTO — The shortcomings of Canada's COVID-19 testing strategy came to the fore Wednesday as Ontario's premier admitted to "unacceptable" testing rates, Quebec promised to aggressively root out infections in long-term care homes and Nova Scotia exp
Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

NEW YORK — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can.
Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

NEW YORK — Lala, a 3-month-old black Lab, romped into Ufuoma George’s life a few weeks ago, just as she retreated into her New York apartment in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Lala, she thought, would be company.
Loretta Lynn's bond with Patsy Cline remains strong

Loretta Lynn's bond with Patsy Cline remains strong

NASHVILLE — Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn only knew each other a short time before Cline’s death at the age of 30, but the friendship formed between two trailblazers of country music is enough to fill a book.
Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows

Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows

NEW YORK — For all the planning that went into “CBS This Morning” putting on a broadcast with its anchors working remotely, no one thought about the pillow.
Review: 'Rules for Being a Girl' leaves readers wanting more

Review: 'Rules for Being a Girl' leaves readers wanting more

“Rules for Being a Girl” by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno (Balzer + Bray) In “Rules for Being a Girl,” by bestselling authors Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno, high school student Marin Lospato becomes the victim of a teacher’s sexual advances

7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music's Mark Twain

NEW YORK — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine like nothing.
'Full House,' Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79

'Full House,' Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79

LOS ANGELES — Thomas L. Miller, who produced a string of hit TV comedies included “Full House” and “Perfect Strangers” before beginning a new chapter as a Broadway producer, has died. He was 79.
Review: The Strokes triumph on their 1st album in 7 years

Review: The Strokes triumph on their 1st album in 7 years

The Strokes, “The New Abnormal” (RCA/Cult) On their first album in seven years, The Strokes seem to have known they’d be returning at a crazy time.
VIRUS DIARY: Life with an essential worker is a daily dance

VIRUS DIARY: Life with an essential worker is a daily dance

ATLANTA — The daily dance begins when he arrives at the door. I meet him, prop the door open and quickly take a few steps backward. I don't want to get too close yet. He slips off his shoes without touching them and leaves them on the mat outside.