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FBI charge man who allegedly tried selling masks at 700 per cent markup

TORONTO -- A New York man who allegedly sold much needed medical equipment to doctors and nurses at inflated prices has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to a statement from the U.S.
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Trump says he expects Russia, Saudis to cut oil production

DUBAI CITY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia will dramatically cut production and end an oil war that sent energy prices to record lows.
But the Kremlin disputed part of his tweet, leading to skepticism that a deal was imminent.
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Biden wants to talk to Trump about lessons from past crises

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden says he wants to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump so that hopefully the president can "learn some lessons" from the Obama administration on how to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
"We've been through this in a slightly different way in the past, and I hope they can learn some lessons from what we did right and maybe what we did wrong," Biden said during a virtual press briefing on Thursday afternoon.
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Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face coverings when leaving home, in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
The recommendations, still being finalized Thursday, would apply at least to those who live in areas hard-hit by community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Missing man found half-submerged in Lake Ontario was murdered, police say

TORONTO -- The death of a Toronto man who was reported missing by his family and was later found dead along the shores of Lake Ontario is now being investigated as a homicide.
Ayoub Mohamed, 25, was reported missing by his family on March 13.
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There they are on Canadian televisions and smartphones day after day — chief medical officers tirelessly updating the country on the COVID-19 pandemic and what needs to be done to fight it.
Many of them are women who were unknown to most Canadians prior to the pandemic, but are becoming household names, earning respect and even fan clubs along the way.
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There they are on Canadian televisions and smartphones day after day — chief medical officers tirelessly updating the country on the COVID-19 pandemic and what needs to be done to fight it.
Many of them are women who were unknown to most Canadians prior to the pandemic, but are becoming household names, earning respect and even fan clubs along the way.
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Quibi gambles with mobile-only streaming platform amid COVID-19

Creators of the freshly minted subscription streaming platform Quibi had a tough sell on their hands even before the COVID-19 pandemic spiralled us into uncertain financial times.
Placing bets on millennials buying into another streaming service, especially one built entirely on short-form content produced by Hollywood, seemed risky from the start for many industry observers.
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Passengers on COVID-19-stricken cruise ships hope to be on land again soon

Passengers stranded aboard two COVID-19-stricken cruise ships said they're finally hopeful their ordeal is nearing its end as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged Thursday to ensure the Canadians would stay in isolation upon their return.
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The federal government overestimated the cost of complying with a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order that it compensate First Nations children apprehended from their homes through the on-reserve child welfare system, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer. 
The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) issued a report on the price of the tribunal order Thursday.
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Canada pulls military trainers out of Iraq as pandemic spreads

A significant number of Canadian military trainers have been redeployed out of Iraq to Kuwait as the federal government temporarily "contracts" the size of its overseas missions in response to the pandemic, a senior defence source told CBC News.
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Many COVID-19 cases in New Orleans complicated by underlying health conditions

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate twice that of New York City. Doctors, public health officials and available data say the Big Easy's high levels of obesity and related ailments may be part of the problem.
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