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Colombia president increasingly under fire as protests persist

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- Faced with angry street protests and international criticism over his security forces' response, Colombia President Ivan Duque is coming across as erratic and out of touch with a country in crisis, analysts say.
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Largest ever Bob Dylan art collection to go on display this year

The largest collection of Bob Dylan's artwork ever seen will go on display later this year in the U.S. 
"Retrospectrum" spans six decades of Dylan's art, featuring more than 120 of the artist's paintings, drawings and sculptures.
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Hugs, indoor pints allowed again as lockdown continues to ease in England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday gave the green light to cautious hugging and the serving of pints inside pubs after months of strict restrictions as he set out the next phase of coronavirus lockdown easing in England.
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Pipeline hit by cyberattack could be back by week's end

NEW YORK -- The operator of a major U.S. pipeline hit by a cyberattack said Monday it hopes to have service mostly restored by the end of the week.
Colonial Pipeline offered the update after revealing that it had halted operations because of a ransomware attack the FBI has linked to a criminal gang.
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Anger in France over 'civil war' warning

PARIS, FRANCE -- The government of French President Emmanuel Macron reacted with fury Monday after a group of serving French soldiers published an open letter warning that "civil war" was brewing over his "concessions" to Islamism, weeks after a similar message from elements in the military rocked the elite.
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Bob Dylan artwork to go on display in the U.S. this year

The largest collection of Bob Dylan's artwork ever seen will go on display later this year in the U.S.
“Retrospectum” spans six decades of Dylan's art, featuring more than 120 of the artist's paintings, drawings and sculptures.
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TORONTO -- Ontario has been advised to "stay the course" with the province's pandemic restrictions until COVID-19 cases experience a significant decline, which could see the stay-at-home order extended until June.
Health Minister Christine Elliott indicated that the downward slide since the peak of the third wave in April isn’t enough to pull back the restrictive measures and said the province is looking for a "pretty significant drop" in case numbers and ICU admissions before lifting the order.
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HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia health officials are reporting 121 new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the province's total number of active cases to 1,655.
Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, are scheduled to give a news update Monday at 3 p.m.
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Prost! Bavaria opens some of its famous beer gardens again

MUNICH -- Bavarians were able to enjoy a tall beer in the spring sun Monday in several areas, as some outdoor beer gardens reopened in the southern German state.
Bavaria had an overall seven-day average rate of increase of 119.5 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people, but areas below 100 cases per 100,000 were allowed to reopen their iconic beer gardens.
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Woman accused of abducting newborn after befriending mother

Ottawa police have laid 10 charges including abduction and assault against a 32-year-old woman accused of abducting an eight-day-old infant on Mother's Day.
In a news release issued Monday, police said the accused and new mother had been talking on a social media chat group.
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