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NEW YORK (AP) — A recent job promotion came with what seems to be a counterintuitive mandate for NBC News senior vice president Libby Leist: Drum up interest in the “Today” show anytime other than the mornings.

NEW YORK (AP) — At this stage in the pandemic, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is concerned that Americans are not getting clear enough messages about what they should or shouldn't be doing to keep themselves and others protected.

A loose leash to allow a dog to sniff along the path during their walk may not be a good idea for the time being.

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The abundance of lilacs in Penticton, flowering profusely at the moment, is a wonder to behold. In white, purple, dark and light blue, their presence boldly announces spring with vibrant colours and heady aromas.

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WASHINGTON - The federal government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration declared Monday, reversing a Trump-era policy that narrowed rights at the intersection of changing social mores and sensitive medical decisions.

NEW YORK - Teen Vogue has chosen Versha Sharma, a top editor at NowThis, to replace Alexi McCammond as editor-in-chief after a swirl of controversy over McCammond's past anti-Asian tweets.

NEW YORK - As “Shrill” draws to a close, its stars and creators are reflecting on how important Portland, Oregon, became to the Hulu comedy series, and how much of the city's originality and beauty they were able to showcase.

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British Columbia’s iconic mother bears are getting a special Mother’s Day gift from a new alliance dedicated to finding solutions to protect and coexist with bears.

OVERVIEW: Words are framed in a way to influence the undecided or those not properly informed. Smoke and mirrors will leave room for doubt as they don’t want to believe the facts. Some want to enjoy fantasy as long as they can.

LOS ANGELES - Growing up an avid reader, Kwana Jackson knew where to look for romance novels with Black characters: Segregated in the “African American interest” section where only determined shoppers would find them.

NEW YORK - Like so many, the pandemic upended life for actor and dancer Rena Riffel. The Los Angeles-based performer needed help with rent, utilities and counselling when jobs suddenly dried up.

Telling lies might be just a bad habit for some, but a UBC Okanagan researcher says that over time lies will affect a person’s memory for the truth.

NEW YORK - The star power is back. When the Met Gala returns in September, it will feature a heavy-hitting contingent of celebrity co-chairs: Actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka.

OVERVIEW: Those digging in their heels want to push their agenda. Being too dramatic can actually be a turn off for those who would normally be supportive.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disneyland swung open its gates to cheering visitors donning sequined Minnie Mouse ears and snapping selfies Friday, marking a dramatic turnaround in a state so overwhelmed with coronavirus cases just four months ago that patients were being treated in outdoor tents.

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For Earth Day 2021, students at Naramata Elementary School honoured local urban farmer James Young, who leads and guides the kids in setting up, maintaining and harvesting from their school gardens.

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When a young Eva Durance visited her maternal grandmother in Northern Ontario, the youngster marvelled at her grandmother’s ability to imitate and call birds from afar. She loved seeing and learning about the birds. She loved being in nature.

Planning is well underway for what organizers hope will be a fun, informative and enjoyable week of activities to celebrate and entertain area seniors for Seniors Week in B.C..

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NEW YORK - Red carpet glam was back Sunday at the Oscars with Andra Day and Carey Mulligan shimmering in award-worthy gold and Maria Bakalova among several stars in bright white princess gowns during the pandemic era's first big parade of fashion.

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NEW YORK - Legend: Genghis Khan came up with an early concept for hamburgers that involved tenderizing meat scraps under the saddles of horses as his Golden Horde ransacked its way to China back in the 13th century.

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Scotty Berg of Kelowna, who turned 14 earlier this month, has released new material. While COVID-19 has stalled most live dates for valley musicians, his newest song “It A’int Over” debuted on Wednesday to much fanfare.

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PARIS - Israeli designer Alber Elbaz, best known for spending 14 years at the helm of France's Lanvin fashion house, has died at 59, the luxury conglomerate Richemont said Sunday.

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Scotty Berg of Kelowna, who turned 14 earlier this month, has released new material. While COVID-19 has stalled most live dates for valley musicians, his newest song “It A’int Over” debuted on Wednesday to much fanfare.

There are many sizes of dogs, but I have a habit of slotting all of them into big dogs and little dogs.