Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario will ease pandemic restrictions as vaccination deadlines loom; Tehran holds first public Friday Prayers in almost two years


Meanwhile, Amnesty International is calling for an independent parliamentary inquiry into COVID-19 deaths in Italian nursing homes and reports of retaliation against nursing home staff who spoke out about unsafe conditions there.
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Toronto hosts New York in conference showdown
New York Knicks (12-13, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (11-14, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
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Vaccine makers racing to update COVID-19 shots, just in case
Vaccine makers are racing to update their COVID-19 shots against the newest coronavirus threat even before it's clear a change is needed, just in case.
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U.S. orders arms embargo on Cambodia, citing Chinese military influence
The added restrictions on defense-related goods and services, issued by the State and Commerce departments, are due to be published and take effect Thursday.
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Jury deliberates Jussie Smollett’s fate in alleged fake hate crime case
The lawyers' closing arguments capped just over one week of testimony in the case against the former ``Empire'' actor over allegations he faked an attack on him in 2019.
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Search for Saskatoon woman missing for almost a year moves to Calgary
Calgary police believe the woman, who was last seen in Saskatoon almost a year ago, may have been recently spotted around the city.
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Over half a million fewer surgeries have been performed since start of COVID-19: report
The report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information found surgeries unrelated to COVID-19 fell by about 35,000 per month on average.
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Thunder hold on to beat Raptors 110-109, win 2nd straight
TORONTO (AP) — Mike Muscala made a go-ahead 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat the shorthanded Toronto Raptors 110-109 on Wednesday night.
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Stakeholders talk challenges of crime, public perception, vacancies in downtown Saskatoon
Improving Saskatoon's downtown could include changing perspectives around the safety there by finding services to better help people, and attracting more businesses.
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