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Health panel may open lung cancer screening to more smokers

Health panel may open lung cancer screening to more smokers

A U.S. health panel wants to widen the number of Americans offered yearly scans for lung cancer by opening the screening to less-heavy smokers. Lung cancer is the nation's top cancer killer, causing more than 135,000 deaths each year.
Ismaila Alfa to host CBC Radio's 'Metro Morning' beginning Aug. 24

Ismaila Alfa to host CBC Radio's 'Metro Morning' beginning Aug. 24

TORONTO — Winnipeg-based broadcaster Ismaila Alfa is the new host of CBC Radio One's "Metro Morning." The public broadcaster says the Nigerian-born journalist and musician will start helming the Toronto morning show beginning Aug. 24.
VIRUS DIARY: Goodbye to NYC, and to its unforgettable sounds

VIRUS DIARY: Goodbye to NYC, and to its unforgettable sounds

NEW YORK — The last few weeks I spent in New York City, the soundtrack of my days went like this: police helicopters circling, firecrackers startling, uniform chants for justice rising into the air.
Pussy Riot member faces new charges in Russia

Pussy Riot member faces new charges in Russia

MOSCOW — A member of the Pussy Riot protest group has been charged with failing to properly notify Russian authorities about his Canadian citizenship, officials said Tuesday.
Daisies bring a sunny look to the garden

Daisies bring a sunny look to the garden

Give a child a box of crayons and a piece of paper, and ask for a flower, and you very likely will get a picture of a daisy. Daisies also hold attraction for poets. Geoffrey Chaucer, English poet of the 14th century, wrote "...
Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup

Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Review: 'Conspiracy' tells of gold rush and Gilded Age greed

Review: 'Conspiracy' tells of gold rush and Gilded Age greed

“A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age,” by Paul Starobin (Public Affairs) Rules, laws and honesty meant little to Alexander McKenzie, a Gilded Age political boss in North Dakota who chummed around with deep-pocketed capi
Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported Tuesday.

The MacDowell Colony artist retreat renames itself MacDowell

NEW YORK — One of the country's oldest retreats for artists — The MacDowell Colony — will drop “Colony” from its name and call itself “MacDowell.
Posthumous memoir by Sargent Shriver scheduled for January

Posthumous memoir by Sargent Shriver scheduled for January

NEW YORK — The late Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps' founding director and an architect of President Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty,” left behind at least one unfinished project.