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How home-office video calls are helping to boost art sales

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With works ranging from $45 into five figures, gallery says it has had its best sales year yet during the pandemic.

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Why winter exercise can be especially hard on the lungs

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Chronic cough is a common symptom among cross-country skiers. One Edmonton researcher is trying to understand why and to encourage athletes to protect their lungs from harsh winter air.

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Tensions with palace rise ahead of Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah

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Ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview broadcast Sunday evening with celebrity talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, headlines swirled on both sides of the Atlantic, reinforcing an impression of growing tensions and a public relations tug-of-war between the couple and Buckingham Palace.

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What’s an NFT? And why are people suddenly spending millions on them?

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Digital assets known as non-fungible tokens or NFTs are the latest red hot investment, drawing millions of dollars in a matter of months. While there are fears that NFTs are yet another bubble, backers say the technology has value even if the bubble bursts.

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From Prairies to Bollywood: Record deal shows power of TikTok to get diverse artists noticed

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Hitesh Sharma, known as Tesher, was navigating the early days of the pandemic when one of his remix songs went viral, thanks to the social media platform TikTok. He’s part of a wave of diverse musicians getting widespread attention because of the app.

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Advocates urge Liberals to cancel ‘devastating’ cut to services for Canadians with print reading disabilities

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Two organizations that provide accessible reading material to people with reading disabilities have launched a campaign to stop a planned cut to their federal funding.

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Czech Republic provides cautionary tale of what works and what doesn’t in fighting COVID-19

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After becoming the poster child of Europe with the lowest number of cases as a percentage of population in the European Union, the Czech Republic now leads the world in new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population, according to the World Health Organization.

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In Iraq city where ISIS ruled, Pope Francis prays for peace and forgiveness

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Muslim and Christian residents in the ruined Iraqi city of Mosul told Pope Francis of their lives under brutal ISIS rule on Sunday as the pontiff blessed their vow to rise up from ashes and told them that “fraternity is more durable than fratricide.”

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Could your race affect your home’s value? Air Canada agrees to COVID-19 refunds: CBC’s Marketplace cheat sheet

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CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week.

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