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Canadian Reds star Joey Votto out indefinitely with COVID-19

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Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is out for an indefinite period after testing positive for COVID-19 at spring training, the team said Wednesday.

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Family of Montreal woman found dead on hospital floor not told circumstances of her death

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The family of a woman who died at a Montreal-area hospital, in a room that staff had warned managers about for weeks, only learned about the circumstances of her death after reading a CBC News story earlier this week.

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U.S. jury acquits reporter pepper-sprayed, arrested while covering protest

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An Iowa jury on Wednesday acquitted a journalist who was pepper-sprayed and arrested by police while covering a protest in a case that critics have derided as an attack on press freedom and an abuse of prosecutorial discretion.

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Canada on track to receive 36.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by July

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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin said today that vaccine supplies have stabilized and the “ramp up” phase of the inoculation campaign is in full swing, with some 36.4 million shots expected to arrive before the end of June.

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PMO aware of ombudsman’s misconduct allegation against Vance in 2018, but not the details: Trudeau

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his office was made aware of allegations of misconduct against Gen. Jonathan Vance in 2018 — but wasn’t informed of their substance because a Privy Council Office investigation had not been conclusive.

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A big golf year is about to hit full swing

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter looks ahead to an exciting stretch for men’s golf that starts with this week’s Players Championship and builds up to the majors and the Olympics.

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Federer victorious in tennis return following 14-month injury absence

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Roger Federer, who had not played since losing to Novak Djokovic in the 2020 Australian Open semi-finals since when he has had two knee operations, produced some vintage tennis to win 7-6(8) 3-6 7-5 against Dan Evans at the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

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Raptors facing 3rd straight short-handed game due to virus protocols

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The Toronto Raptors will be missing five players due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols for the third game in a row on Thursday.

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Corey Hurren sentenced to 6 years in prison for breaching Rideau Hall gates while armed

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A judge has sentenced Corey Hurren, who stormed the gates of Rideau Hall last summer with loaded firearms and multiple rounds of ammunition, to six years in prison, minus a year served.

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Denied spot on U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland confirmed as next attorney general

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The U.S. Senate confirmed Merrick Garland to be the next U.S. attorney general with a strong bipartisan vote Wednesday, placing the widely-respected, veteran judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a sport on the U.S. Supreme Court in the post.