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A look at COVID-19 travel restrictions in each province and territory

If you're looking to explore Canada this summer, you'll first have to navigate the fluctuating patchwork of travel restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus throughout the country.
BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

NEW YORK — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and
Taiwan parade celebrates LGBT Pride, island's virus success

Taiwan parade celebrates LGBT Pride, island's virus success

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works -- and maybe offer a reality check.

Author Kimberly Jones writing a book based on popular video

NEW YORK — Kimberly Jones, the author and activist whose "How Can We Win?” video following the murder of George Floyd was shared online by Lebron James and Trevor Noah among others, has a deal for two books.
L'Oreal to remove words like 'whitening' from skin products

L'Oreal to remove words like 'whitening' from skin products

PARIS — French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said Saturday that it will remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States.
Safety is the new hospitality: A guide to summer travel during COVID-19

Safety is the new hospitality: A guide to summer travel during COVID-19

After a dreary winter and months of sheltering in place, many Canadians may be keen to skip town and get away from it all this summer. Unfortunately, there's no getting away from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Milton Glaser, designer of 'I Love NY' logo, dies at 91

Milton Glaser, designer of 'I Love NY' logo, dies at 91

NEW YORK — Milton Glaser, the groundbreaking graphic designer who adorned Bob Dylan’s silhouette with psychedelic hair and summed up the feelings for his native New York with “I (HEART) NY,” died Friday, his 91st birthday.

Charles Webb, author of 'The Graduate,' dies in England

Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. He was 81.
Toronto comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed on racism in Canada's standup scene

Toronto comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed on racism in Canada's standup scene

Toronto comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed is speaking out against the racism and homophobia he experienced in the Canadian comedy scene. The Trinidadian-Canadian standup comic will host Toronto's Virtual Pride Parade on Sunday.