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  • Haiti installs new leader as country mourns slain president

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's government installed a new prime minister on Tuesday, while officials mourned assassinated President Jovenel Moïse and arrested at least three police officers implicated in his killing.
  • Challenges at southern border may be drag on efforts to reopen Canada-U.S. frontier

    WASHINGTON - Canadians wondering why the United States doesn't appear to be rushing to ease travel restrictions at their shared border should cast a gaze further south, where the frontier with Mexico fosters far thornier political questions for the White House than its northern counterpart.
  • Texas Democrats leave state to try to stop GOP voting bill

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats in the Texas Legislature bolted Monday for Washington, and said they were ready to remain there for weeks in a second revolt against a GOP overhaul of election laws, forcing a dramatic new showdown over voting rights in America.
  • Avenatti sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for extortion

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tearful, repentant Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer who once represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison for trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening the company with bad publicity.
  • Ottawa pledges $115 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees

    OTTAWA - The federal government will provide $115 million in aid over two years for millions of Venezuelan asylum seekers living in countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean, said International Development Minister Karina Gould.
  • Canadian producers hoping U.S. eases cannabis prohibitions nervously eyeing calendar

    WASHINGTON - Canada's cannabis industry, banking on the chance to expand into the United States, is nervously eyeing the American political calendar and the Biden administration's narrow legislative window to ease federal prohibitions on recreational marijuana.
  • G-7 back steps to deter tax dodging by multinational firms

    LONDON (AP) — The Group of Seven wealthy democracies agreed Saturday to support a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15% to deter multinational companies from avoiding taxes by stashing profits in low-rate countries.
  • Oklahoma governor booted from Tulsa Race Massacre commission

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The commission formed to observe the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre announced Friday that it had booted Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt from his seat on the panel a week after he signed a bill outlawing the teaching of some race and racism concepts in public schools.
  • Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

    WASHINGTON - It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his administration’s commitment to global leadership.
  • As MPs urge support, Trudeau demurs on whether government backs COVID-19 waiver

    WASHINGTON - Justin Trudeau stopped well short Friday of endorsing efforts to lift the veil on the trade secrets behind COVID-19 vaccines, insisting instead that Canada is already doing plenty to improve access to doses around the world.

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