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A police cordon guards the house of Poland's ruling conservative party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski against a crowd protesting a decision by the Constitutional Court, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional, shutting a major loophole in the predominantly Catholic country's abortion laws that are among the strictest in Europe. Defying the pandemic-related ban on gatherings, the protesters chanted for the government to resign. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poles vent fury at court’s further restrictions on abortions

Poles vent fury at court’s further restrictions on abortions

A police cordon guards the house of Poland's ruling conservative party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski against a crowd protesting a decision by the Constitutional Court, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional, shutting a major loophole in the predominantly Catholic country's abortion laws that are among the strictest in Europe. Defying the pandemic-related ban on gatherings, the protesters chanted for the government to resign. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unions

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unions

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as President Donald Trump walks onto stage for the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. Television viewers across the United States and Canada might well wonder tonight why living room couches don’t come with seat belts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Olivier Douliery/Pool via AP
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as President Donald Trump walks onto stage for the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. Television viewers across the United States and Canada might well wonder tonight why living room couches don’t come with seat belts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Olivier Douliery/Pool via AP
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A woman pays her repects at a roadblock in Portapique, N.S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The joint public inquiry in response to the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced a mandate that includes a probe of the RCMP response as well as the role of gender-based violence in the tragedy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A woman pays her repects at a roadblock in Portapique, N.S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The joint public inquiry in response to the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced a mandate that includes a probe of the RCMP response as well as the role of gender-based violence in the tragedy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Seats in the waiting area of domestic departures lounge of Calgary International Airport are seen with caution tape on them on June 9, 2020. The Alberta government says rapid COVID-19 tests will soon be available at the Calgary airport and a United States border crossing so travellers coming into Canada don't have to quarantine for a full 14 days.<br style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(209, 210, 211); font-family: Slack-Lato, appleLogo, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(34, 37, 41);">The pilot project is to start Nov. 2 and will be voluntary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COVID-19 testing option to be tried at Calgary airport, U.S. border crossing

COVID-19 testing option to be tried at Calgary airport, U.S. border crossing

Seats in the waiting area of domestic departures lounge of Calgary International Airport are seen with caution tape on them on June 9, 2020. The Alberta government says rapid COVID-19 tests will soon be available at the Calgary airport and a United States border crossing so travellers coming into Canada don't have to quarantine for a full 14 days.<br style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(209, 210, 211); font-family: Slack-Lato, appleLogo, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(34, 37, 41);">The pilot project is to start Nov. 2 and will be voluntary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. Despite efforts by the Trump administration to improve communication to track children who are separated from their families at the border, the process is still vulnerable to error and information sharing between agencies is inconsistent, raising questions on the accuracy of current data, a watchdog reported Thursday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Judge urges US to help find parents deported without kids

Judge urges US to help find parents deported without kids

FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. Despite efforts by the Trump administration to improve communication to track children who are separated from their families at the border, the process is still vulnerable to error and information sharing between agencies is inconsistent, raising questions on the accuracy of current data, a watchdog reported Thursday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, signage is pictured at a Walmart store in Oklahoma City. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Walmart filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, signage is pictured at a Walmart store in Oklahoma City. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Walmart filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
FILE - Audrey Strauss, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference, July 2, 2020, in New York. Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, should be released as soon as possible, a judge ordered on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska said the transcripts of two days of depositions in 2016 of the British socialite and related documents along with the deposition transcript of an anonymous accuser should be released publicly as soon as is practicable. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Epstein ex Maxwell denied getting Prince Andrew sex partners

Epstein ex Maxwell denied getting Prince Andrew sex partners

FILE - Audrey Strauss, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference, July 2, 2020, in New York. Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, should be released as soon as possible, a judge ordered on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska said the transcripts of two days of depositions in 2016 of the British socialite and related documents along with the deposition transcript of an anonymous accuser should be released publicly as soon as is practicable. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Police officers detain a protester at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, as moves are made to stop growing violence.( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

Police officers detain a protester at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, as moves are made to stop growing violence.( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino listens to speakers during a news conference in Ottawa on October 2, 2020. A much heralded program that would give permanent residency to some asylum seekers working on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to accept a single application. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Promised path to residency for “Guardian Angel” asylum seekers yet to open

Promised path to residency for “Guardian Angel” asylum seekers yet to open

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino listens to speakers during a news conference in Ottawa on October 2, 2020. A much heralded program that would give permanent residency to some asylum seekers working on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to accept a single application. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday October 21, 2020. The RCMP says Mounties serving in Iqaluit are to be equipped with body-worn cameras later this year as part of a pilot project that aims to help strengthen accountability and public trust of the police force. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday October 21, 2020. The RCMP says Mounties serving in Iqaluit are to be equipped with body-worn cameras later this year as part of a pilot project that aims to help strengthen accountability and public trust of the police force. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Police officers and paramedics survey the area of a shooting in Fredericton, N.B. on Friday, August 10, 2018. The sister of the man charged with four murders in Fredericton two years ago says she began seeing changes in her brother in early 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Keith Minchin

Sister of accused N.B. shooter testifies he said ‘crazy’ things prior to murders

Sister of accused N.B. shooter testifies he said ‘crazy’ things prior to murders

Police officers and paramedics survey the area of a shooting in Fredericton, N.B. on Friday, August 10, 2018. The sister of the man charged with four murders in Fredericton two years ago says she began seeing changes in her brother in early 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Keith Minchin
President Donald Trump gestures from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Trump is heading to North Carolina for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Face to face: Trump, Biden to meet for final debate

Face to face: Trump, Biden to meet for final debate

President Donald Trump gestures from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Trump is heading to North Carolina for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
This Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 photo shows Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The Justice Department says on Wednesday, Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion. OxyContin is the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

This Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 photo shows Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The Justice Department says on Wednesday, Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion. OxyContin is the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

US urges countries to withdraw from UN nuke ban treaty

US urges countries to withdraw from UN nuke ban treaty

University students read a statement about a motion they lodged with the court outside Bangkok Civil Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, The student activists want the court to revoke the government's state of emergency, which was declared last week to try to rein in growing protests. The court did not immediately rule on the motion. (AP Photo/Jerry Harmer)

Thai protesters march in show of strength against government

Thai protesters march in show of strength against government

University students read a statement about a motion they lodged with the court outside Bangkok Civil Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, The student activists want the court to revoke the government's state of emergency, which was declared last week to try to rein in growing protests. The court did not immediately rule on the motion. (AP Photo/Jerry Harmer)
Pope Francis waves to faithful at the end of the weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis waves to faithful at the end of the weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand responds to a question during a news conference Tuesday October 6, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds say 100,000 rapid COVID-19 tests have arrived, being distributed to provinces

Feds say 100,000 rapid COVID-19 tests have arrived, being distributed to provinces

Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand responds to a question during a news conference Tuesday October 6, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Officials in Toronto and Montreal strike differing tones on COVID-19 in their cities

Officials in Toronto and Montreal strike differing tones on COVID-19 in their cities

Manitoba premier Brian Pallister speaks to media prior to the reading of the Speech from the Throne at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on October 7, 2019.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Manitoba government raises fines for COVID-19 violations amid higher numbers

Manitoba government raises fines for COVID-19 violations amid higher numbers

Manitoba premier Brian Pallister speaks to media prior to the reading of the Speech from the Throne at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on October 7, 2019.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods