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Canadian News

CBC News
Snowbirds Tutor crashes in Kamloops, B.C. - More - More - Photo

CBC News
One dead, one injured after Snowbirds crash - More - More - More - More

The Canadian Press
Calls mount for auto approval of veterans' disability claims amid COVID-19

The Canadian Press
Proposed federal privacy changes could set back spy operations, CSIS warns

The Canadian Press
Federal government tosses dozens of claims from veterans who died without survivors

CTV News
Hundreds of Canadians willing to be infected with coronavirus to speed vaccine research

CTV News
Wearing gloves in public won’t protect you from COVID-19, experts say

CTV News
Scheer didn't follow through on renouncing U.S. citizenship

CBC News
Spending on official residences is a 'warm topic' — and always has been

CBC News
China hits back after Jason Kenney says the country is due for a 'great reckoning'

The Conversation
How the Earth’s last supercontinent broke apart to form the world we have today

Canadian Commentary

International News

The Associated Press
US military’s mystery space plane rockets back into orbit

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Thunderbirds flyover brings oohs, aahs to health care workers countywide

USNI News
How USS Makin Island, Fleet Medical Team Responded to COVID-19 Outbreak on USS Kidd

USNI News
COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts Allowing Navy to Increase New Recruit Training Class Sizes

Navy Times
Navy fires national chief recruiter

Navy Times
Navy grants first waiver allowing transgender officer to remain in uniform

ABC News
Trump presented with Space Force flag - More

Air Force Times
Colorado Springs to house US Space Command for at least six years

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Padres, Food Bank team up with USO to deliver food and smiles

BBC Future
The bunker builders preparing for doomsday

The Associated Press
Zoom investigating after U.S. church services disrupted by outages

The New York Times
Why Are There Almost No Memorials to the Flu of 1918?

Military Times
VA researching prostate cancer drug as potential coronavirus cure

Military Times
Arlington National Cemetery will stay closed to general public over Memorial Day weekend

Military Times
Calls grow for VA to remove Nazi swastikas from department cemeteries

The Atlantic
The CDC Has Quietly Started Releasing Nationwide Testing Data

The New York Times
Coronavirus Cases Slow in U.S., but the Big Picture Remains Tenuous

ABC News
How apps could change the workplace after coronavirus crisis

The Associated Press
Obama slams U.S. government's virus response in online graduation speech - More

ABC News
Texas reports single highest daily rate increase of infections

The Associated Press
Democrats investigating after Trump fires State Department inspector general

The Washington Post
Alaskan Republican claims Hitler was not white supremacist

ABC News
Feds warn of attacks related to bogus COVID-19 conspiracy theory

Reuters News Agency
New COVID-19 cases in New York coming from people leaving home - Andrew Cuomo

The Washington Post
Top Trump official says country safe to reopen

The Associated Press
Trump says back to normal in golf means big crowds, no masks

The Washington Post
Disease modelers are wary of reopening the country - More

The Washington Post
In pandemic’s next phase, Trump appears poised to let others take lead

The Guardian
How lipsyncing spoofs saved lockdown

The Guardian
Llamas could be our secret weapon against coronavirus

CBC News
Why the Queen's isolation is rich in symbolism

The New York Times
Sweden stayed open. A deadly month shows the risks.

Reuters News Agency
Spain's daily coronavirus death toll below 100 for first time in two months

Reuters News Agency
Russia allows foreign athletes entry as coronavirus cases pass 280,000

The Associated Press
As mosques reopen in West Africa, COVID-19 fears grow

Reuters News Agency
China's ambassador to Israel found dead in Tel Aviv home

Reuters News Agency
Netanyahu presents new unity government to legislature

The New York Times
Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen

Reuters News Agency
Afghan president and rival strike power-sharing deal after feuding for months

Reuters News Agency
China reports five new coronavirus cases, adviser says risk of second wave remains

Reuters News Agency
Dancers bring Saturday night fever back to Wuhan as lockdown relaxed

Reuters News Agency
China says opposed to latest U.S. rules against Huawei

Reuters News Agency
South Korea reports single digit domestic coronavirus cases; plans to reopen schools

Reuters News Agency
Australia says China ignores calls to ease trade tension

Reuters News Agency
Jacinda Ardern turned away from Wellington café under coronavirus rules

Agence France-Presse
Les démocrates dénoncent le renvoi par Trump d'un autre inspecteur général

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Plus de 87.000 morts aux USA, selon le CDC

Agence France-Presse
Le coronavirus plonge le duel Trump-Biden dans l’incertitude

L'Express
À Baltimore, la vidéosurveillance de masse testée comme arme contre le crime

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Plus de 500 nouveaux cas confirmés en Allemagne

Agence France-Presse
Pulvériser ou fumiger du désinfectant dans les rues est inefficace, dit l'OMS

Agence de Presse Reuters
OMS : Washington pourrait ramener sa part à 10% de sa contribution actuelle

Agence de Presse Reuters
Pologne : Gaz lacrymogènes contre des manifestants anticonfinement

Agence de Presse Reuters
Espagne : Le total des décès quotidiens sous la barre des 1OO

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Près de 10.000 nouveaux cas recensés en Russie

Libération
L’ambassade de France en Tunisie organise le premier rapatriement par bateau

Agence de Presse Reuters
L'ambassadeur de Chine en Israël retrouvé mort à son domicile

Agence France-Presse
Benjamin Netanyahou appelle à « annexer » des pans de la Cisjordanie occupée

Libération
Qatar : jusqu'à trois ans de prison pour non-port du masque

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : Cinq nouveaux cas confirmés en Chine continentale

Libération
Au Brésil, ministre de la Santé, un poste à risques

International Commentary

Evelyn N. Farkas | The Washington Post
Russia is interfering in our elections again. And Trump supporters are emulating Russian tactics.

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
The results are in. Trump’s miracle drug is useless.

Michael Morell | The Washington Post
The only culprit in the Flynn ‘unmasking’ scandal is the Trump administration

Donald Ayer | The Atlantic
Barr’s Flynn Dismissal Motion Portends Greater Abuses Ahead

Anne Applebaum | The Atlantic
A Study in Leadership: A short film

Aaron Blake | The Washington Post
Trump’s slow-motion Friday night massacre of inspectors general - More

Alex Tabarrok and Puja Ahluwalia Ohlhaver | The Washington Post
If the government took these steps, we could stop the pandemic by July 4

Gil Barndollar | Military Times
Iraqis, not US troops, must be the ones who counter Iran’s influence in Iraq

Eddie Wright | Military Times
Understanding the warrior spirit

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