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  • Navajo woman who survived COVID-19 finds joy in simple steps

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - An ambulance whisked Carol Todecheene from her house in late March as some of her 13 rescue dogs barked and neighbours stood in their yards wondering what was wrong.
  • VIRUS DIARY: It's mud, mud everywhere in UK's 3rd lockdown

    LONDON - It's apparently not enough for Britons to endure almost 120,000 COVID-19 deaths and face a new variant of the virus that scientists say is more contagious and more deadly. Not enough to struggle through a third lockdown in less than a year, a shutdown now in its ninth week in London with no end in sight.
  • For seniors, isolation changes life in varied, nuanced ways

    One remembers the polio epidemic and the hardships of World War II. One is stoic about it all — because, he says, he's already “here past the welcome.” A third, old enough to remember the aftermath of the 1918 flu epidemic, turns to her faith in challenging times.
  • California freeway crossing to give wildlife room to roam

    LOS ANGELES - Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city.
  • Celebs try to out-camp each other at wild Met Gala

    NEW YORK - Cardi B swept by in a stunning red quilted dress accentuated with a matching sequin headpiece, feathers and a train that took up much of the pink carpet, Jared Leto was accompanied by his own (fake) head and Katy Perry came as a candled chandelier at the crazy, campy Met Gala on Monday night.
  • Law ending sperm donor secrecy helps Australian find her dad

    MELBOURNE, Australia - For Peter Peacock, fate arrived in the form of a registered letter.
  • For fans of British royals, a sightseeing itinerary

    LONDON - You got up in the wee hours to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot in 2011. (And, if you're of a certain age, ditto for Charles and Diana way back in 1981.)
  • Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints.
  • Vancouver drug users' group once considered militant have led prevention policy

    VANCOUVER - A copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms graces a wall around the corner from where a woman lies on the floor as a needle full of heroin is injected into her neck.
  • Egypt's ballet dancers find passion on an isolated stage

    CAIRO - Ballet dancer Fady el-Nabarawy feels he can finally breathe again the moment he enters the gates of the Cairo Opera House after a commute from his ramshackle, poor neighbourhood. This is where he and his fellow dancers practice, perform, love and create.

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