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Stratford Festival issues nearly 500 temporary layoffs, extends closure

Stratford Festival issues nearly 500 temporary layoffs, extends closure

STRATFORD, Ont. — The Stratford Festival is extending its closure and has had to issue nearly 500 temporary layoffs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A pot shop at your door: Home delivery surges amid outbreak

A pot shop at your door: Home delivery surges amid outbreak

SAN FRANCISCO — One company rushed to expand its delivery fleet. Another has seen sales triple. The global coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people locked out of bars, restaurants and theatres , but it’s been an unexpected boost for some U.S.
The Grand Ole Opry to play on in an empty theatre

The Grand Ole Opry to play on in an empty theatre

NASHVILLE — The Grand Ole Opry, the longest running radio show in history, is playing on through the coronavirus outbreak by returning to its roots.
The Grand Ole Opry to play on in an empty theatre

The Grand Ole Opry to play on in an empty theatre

NASHVILLE — The Grand Ole Opry, the longest running radio show in history, is playing on through the coronavirus outbreak by returning to its roots.
Historian Niall Ferguson warns of contagion, online and off

Historian Niall Ferguson warns of contagion, online and off

NEW YORK — Historian Niall Ferguson has a knack for timing his TV projects. He debuted his examination of the global financial system in “The Ascent of Money” just as the 2008 economic crisis was hitting.
Johnny Depp's libel case against UK tabloid stalled by virus

Johnny Depp's libel case against UK tabloid stalled by virus

LONDON — Johnny Depp’s libel suit against British tabloid The Sun was put on hold Friday as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
NBC News technician dies from coronavirus

NBC News technician dies from coronavirus

NEW YORK — A technician who worked at NBC News' New York headquarters has died after testing positive for coronavirus, the network said on Friday.
US virus testing faces new headwind: Lab supply shortages

US virus testing faces new headwind: Lab supply shortages

WASHINGTON — First, some of the coronavirus tests didn't work. Then there weren't enough to go around.
Selma Online offers free civil rights lessons amid virus

Selma Online offers free civil rights lessons amid virus

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The first attempt of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, led to police violence against peaceful African American demonstrators.
From window walks to balcony serenades, Canadians spread cheer during COVID-19 crisis

From window walks to balcony serenades, Canadians spread cheer during COVID-19 crisis

TORONTO — From children's window art to balcony serenades and porch portraits — Canadians are coming together while maintaining their distance to try to lift community spirits during the COVID-19 crisis.