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Friday May 15th, 2020 morning edition

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Canada is not yet prepared to confront the challenges inherent in reopening the shared border with the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday, stopping short of confirming that a ban on non-essential travel will be extended to June 21.

News of the request was first reported by the Globe and Mail.

In New York, home to fully one-quarter of the U.S. COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo still has his foot firmly on the brake.

Reopenings there will be slow, with stringent monitoring of variables like hospital admissions and diagnostic and antibody testing to ensure the virus isn't flaring back up.

Canada wants to extend U.S. travel ban; PM not yet ready to consider future plan She cited the example of Vancouver International Airport, once one of Canada's largest transborder travel hubs, which is now coming to terms with the fact that its annual passenger load was just cut in half, and likely won't recover even after travel restrictions are lifted.

Ohio, which shares Lake Erie with Ontario, reopened retail stores Tuesday and has allowed certain industries to resume operations.

"People are starting to turn from stabilizing the situation to thinking about recovery, easing restrictions and opening the border," Friedman said. »

Obama tweets 'vote' after Trump promotes 'Obamagate'

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Trump has accused Obama administration officials of unspecified malfeasance in recent days while Senate Republicans are ramping up their investigations into the Obama era.

Trump repeatedly lashed out at Obama on Sunday after the former president criticized the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against Flynn.

In several tweets since the weekend, Trump also promoted what he termed “Obamagate” and retweeted a supporter’s declaration that Obama was “the first Ex-President to ever speak against his successor.”. »

140+ Global Leaders Call for Free "People's Vaccine" to Put Human Lives Above Corporate Greed in Fight Against Covid-19

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"Faced with this crisis, we cannot carry on business as usual," Helen Clark, former prime minister of New Zealand, said in a statement.

The global call comes days ahead of the World Health Organization's World Health Assembly.

It must be available to all people, in all countries, free of charge. — Winnie Byanyima (@Winnie_Byanyima) May 14, 2020. »

Rays ace Blake Snell says he refuses to play for reduced MLB salary

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Rays pitcher Blake Snell passionately speaks against playing this season if he has to take a pay cut.

Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell says he will not play this season for a reduced salary, especially because the risk of contracting the coronavirus is "just not worth it.".

Snell, 27, is entering the second year of a five-year, $50 million deal with the Rays. »