COVID Restrictions

Immigration

AP sources: Asylum limits at border expected to end May 23

Photo: Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks to the media about the U.S. southern border The Biden administration is expected to end the asylum limits at the U.S.-Mexico border by May 23 that were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to people familiar with the matter. The decision, not yet final, would

Movies

Oscar Preview: Five big questions ahead of Sunday’s awards

The Academy Awards have always loved a comeback story. This year, the Oscars are attempting to star in one, too. On Sunday, the Academy Awards will try to bounce back from a 2021 ceremony that was plagued by pandemic restrictions, a botched ending and record-low ratings. The 94th Academy Awards will return to their usual

COVID-19

Death toll nears 6 million as pandemic enters its 3rd year

Photo: Patients lie on hospital beds waiting at a temporary holding area outside the Caritas Medical Centre in Hong Kong The official global death toll from COVID-19 is on the verge of eclipsing 6 million — underscoring that the pandemic, now entering its third year, is far from over. The milestone is the latest tragic

Vaccine mandates

As Canada protests persist, so do challenges for Trudeau

Canada has endured bitter divisions in the past, but the current wave of disruptive protests over COVID-19 restrictions is unprecedented in the extent it has undermined public trust in government leadership, starting at the top with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. On Monday, as criticism of his hands-off approach mounted, Trudeau finally took forceful action against

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