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Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. "I have kind of stumbled upon this genre.
Quebec prosecutors won't appeal acquittals in Rozon, Salvail cases after review

Quebec prosecutors won't appeal acquittals in Rozon, Salvail cases after review

MONTREAL — The Crown says it won't appeal the acquittals in the cases of Quebec media stars Gilbert Rozon and Eric Salvail.

Trevali plans to reopen New Brunswick's Caribou zinc mine but with 150 fewer staff

CALGARY — Trevali Mining Corp. says it plans to reopen its Caribou Mine near Bathurst, N.B.
Melinda Gates writes US$250K cheque for prize spotlighting female fiction writers

Melinda Gates writes US$250K cheque for prize spotlighting female fiction writers

Philanthropist Melinda Gates has donated US$250,000 to a new prize celebrating women's contributions to American and Canadian literature.
N.L. offers owners of Terra Nova oilfield $175 million — but only if oil flows again

N.L. offers owners of Terra Nova oilfield $175 million — but only if oil flows again

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is offering $175 million to the owners of the dormant Terra Nova offshore oilfield, but only if oil starts pumping again.
'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury

'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury

“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Friday.
Wells Fargo 4Q profit rose 4%, tops Street estimates

Wells Fargo 4Q profit rose 4%, tops Street estimates

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Wells Fargo had its best quarter of 2020 as its profit rose 4% in the fourth quarter of a year defined by the coronavirus outbreak.
'This is too much': Art shows children's struggles during pandemic, says researcher

'This is too much': Art shows children's struggles during pandemic, says researcher

A collection of children's drawings made during the pandemic illustrates the mental toll the crisis is taking on Canadian youth, says the researcher behind a project analyzing their artwork. Many of the submissions by kids and teenagers on childart.

Dermatologists offer these tips for avoiding the dry, itchy, cracked skin of winter

NEW YORK — If it's dry and cold where you live, work or play, it's winter skin season, but the fixes may not be as obvious as they seem.
Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security.