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Unusual year creates unusual entry draft for NHL prospects, scouts

Unusual year creates unusual entry draft for NHL prospects, scouts

Between online classes and strict COVID-19 restriction, Owen Power's freshman season wasn't exactly what he expected. Now the No. 1-ranked North American skater is set to miss out on a normal NHL entry draft experience, too.
Biden says getting COVID-19 vaccine 'gigantically important'

Biden says getting COVID-19 vaccine 'gigantically important'

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S.
Biden says getting COVID-19 vaccine 'gigantically important'

Biden says getting COVID-19 vaccine 'gigantically important'

CINCINNATI — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S.
For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation

For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation

JUBA, South Sudan — Paska Itwari Beda knows hunger all too well.
For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation

For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Paska Itwari Beda knows hunger all too well.
Man with coronavirus disguises as wife on Indonesian flight

Man with coronavirus disguises as wife on Indonesian flight

TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and a negative PCR test result. But the cover didn't last long.
Crabb out (COVID), Bourne in for US beach volleyball team

Crabb out (COVID), Bourne in for US beach volleyball team

TOKYO — American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb is out of the Olympics after four positive COVID-19 tests, and Tri Bourne will take his place as the partner of four-time Olympian Jake Gibb when the competition begins this weekend.
B.C. premier commits support for tourism industry reeling from wildfires, COVID-19

B.C. premier commits support for tourism industry reeling from wildfires, COVID-19

CASTLEGAR, B.C. — British Columbia's premier is vowing to continue supporting the tourism industry, which was hoping to begin its recovery from COVID-19 just as hundreds of wildfires ignited in the province. John Horgan said Wednesday the B.C.
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.

Namibia's Craven out of Olympic road race with COVID-19

TOKYO — One of the social media sensations of the Rio Olympics won't be competing in Tokyo after Namibia's Dan Craven tested positive for COVID-19 in Spain, where the former professional cyclist lives with his family.