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‘Never Rarely’ captures the obstacles of abortion

‘Never Rarely’ captures the obstacles of abortion

NEW YORK — Even progressively minded movies about abortion have usually focused on the morality of the decision. Eliza Hittman wanted to make a film where the highest hurdle isn’t deciding to have an abortion. It’s getting it.
More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus

More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus

NEW YORK — Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a
Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery

Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery

SEATTLE — Charlie Campbell, nearly 13 years sober, is feeling tested today more than ever to stay that way. His dad is recovering from COVID-19 in a suburban Seattle hospital.
Brandy Clark's breakup record allows creative freedom

Brandy Clark's breakup record allows creative freedom

NASHVILLE — When singer-songwriter Brandy Clark went into the studio to record her next album, many of her songs reflected on the breakup of a 15-year relationship.
Why health experts aren't warning about coronavirus in food

Why health experts aren't warning about coronavirus in food

NEW YORK — Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus.
Why health experts aren't warning about coronavirus in food

Why health experts aren't warning about coronavirus in food

NEW YORK — Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus.
FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than previously thought.
Review: Synth band Nation of Language make a nifty debut

Review: Synth band Nation of Language make a nifty debut

Nation of Language, “Introduction, Presence” (self-released) Come, friends, let us return to the near-distant musical past, thanks to the new band Nation of Language. Back to when synths were thick and hair was teased.
Nova Scotian hosts online kitchen party as antidote to the COVID-19 blues

Nova Scotian hosts online kitchen party as antidote to the COVID-19 blues

HALIFAX — For those growing weary of gloomy news about the COVID-19 pandemic, Nova Scotian Heather Thomson has created an upbeat antidote: an online, down-home kitchen party.

Justin Bieber postpones all 2020 tour dates due to COVID-19

TORONTO — Justin Bieber has postponed all of his 2020 world tour dates due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Stratford, Ont.-raised pop superstar made the announcement on his social media accounts.