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Twitter unveils ‘super follow’ feature

Getty Images Twitter has announced plans for a new “super follow” feature which will enable account holders to charge for exclusive additional content. This could take the form of extra tweets, joining a community group or receiving a newsletter, the firm said. Twitter unveiled its plans at a virtual event held for investors. It’s the […]

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McConnell says he would ‘absolutely’ support Trump if he wins 2021 nomination

Less than a month after excoriating Donald Trump in a blistering floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would “absolutely” support the former president again if he secured the Republican nomination in 2024. The Kentucky Republican told Fox News that there’s still “a lot to happen between now” and the next […]

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U.S. COVID-19 relief bill cannot include $15 minimum wage hike, Senate arbiter says

The U.S. Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress. The finding by Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber’s nonpartisan arbiter of its rules, means Democrats face […]

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Alberta budget: Edmonton mayor ‘confounded and disappointed’ with province on supportive housing

Don Iveson doesn’t understand why the province won’t work with Edmonton on supportive housing initiatives. “We see this issue of homelessness quite differently, to my consternation,” the mayor said after the Alberta budget was tabled. Read more: Alberta budget 2021 promises more help for COVID-19 with $18B deficit “But we’ll continue to work to try […]

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Canada should invest in facilities to make vaccines for next pandemic, says Moderna co-founder

TORONTO — Canada should prepare for the next pandemic by investing in the necessary infrastructure to be able to produce vaccines domestically, says Canadian stem cell biologist and Moderna co-founder, Derrick Rossi. “Setting up manufacturing facilities for these technologies that are new, but clearly the way forward for vaccines,” Rossi told CTV News Channel on […]

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B.C. babysitter’s conviction in death of child may have been miscarriage of justice, review finds

A B.C.’s babysitter’s conviction in the 2011 death of a toddler may have been the result of a miscarriage of justice, according to a special prosecutor appointed by the province. Tammy Bouvette’s Charter rights may have been breached by the non-disclosure of documents rejecting a medical examiner’s conclusion that the injuries to 19-month-old Iyanna Teeple were […]