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  • Federal agency: Nevada flower near mine should be protected

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — An extremely rare wildflower that grows only in Nevada’s high desert where an Australian mining company wants to dig for lithium should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.
  • 6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published for racist images

    BOSTON - Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author's legacy said Tuesday.
  • Liberals defend COVID-19 vaccine deals and distribution plans

    OTTAWA - The Liberals are pushing back against allegations from their political rivals that the federal government has failed Canadians on COVID-19 vaccines, noting Canada was one of the first countries to order doses from several foreign suppliers.
  • Locked-up computer systems only part of 'terrifying' ransomware scourge

    TORONTO - A shadowy group of cyber criminals that attacked a prominent nursing organization and Canadian Tire store has successfully targeted other companies with clients in governments, health care, insurance and other sectors.
  • USMCA poised for star turn in trade spotlight as White House sours on China

    WASHINGTON - If trade deals were football players, Canada's agreement with the United States and Mexico would have been considered a second-stringer a year ago compared to President Donald Trump's original Hail Mary effort to secure a new pact with China.
  • Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

    SILVER SPRING, Md. - From a hospital on the edge of the Navajo Nation to the suburbs of the nation’s capital, front-line medical workers in coronavirus hot spots are struggling to keep up with a crushing load of patients while lockdown restrictions are lifting in many other parts of the U.S.
  • Students, newcomers advised to think safety when entering the workforce

    TORONTO - Canada may still be in the depths of winter, but for high school, college and university students across the country, now is the time to prepare for summer jobs and post-graduation employment.
  • Energy company: Broken rod in Great Lakes poses no risk

    MACKINAW CITY, Mich. - An energy company sees no reason to remove a narrow 270-foot (82.3 metre) rod from the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan, telling regulators that it poses no risk to the Great Lakes while embedded in the lake bottom.
  • Productivity gains outpace steep rise in agricultural energy use since 1990

    CALGARY - Third-generation farmer Ron Lamb remembers his father pulling six-metre-wide crop-seeding equipment around his southern Alberta grain fields in the 1990s, overlapping on each pass to make sure he covered all the ground.
  • Spinal-cord stimulators help some patients, injure others

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life.

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