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Norwegian musher wins Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race

Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner easily won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska, one of the few U.S. sporting events not cancelled by concerns over the new coronavirus. Waerner crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska, early Wednesday morning. “This is awesome,” he told reporters at the finish line. …

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Is Taiwan’s impressive response to COVID-19 possible in Canada?

Taiwan is credited with sharply limiting the spread of coronavirus on the island by pairing and analyzing the electronic health and travel records of its residents, along with enacting other emergency measures. But privacy experts say legal protections would prevent similar big data use in Canada. When adjusted for population …

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Health chief halts Ohio primary, 3 other states forge ahead

Ohio called off its presidential primary just hours before polls were set to open there and in three other states, an 11th-hour decision the governor said was necessary to prevent further fuelling the coronavirus pandemic that has paralyzed the nation. Health Director Amy Acton declared a health emergency that would …

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