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Trudeau says he wants an AstraZeneca shot, but a supply crunch could be coming
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today his office was busy working the phones to secure him an appointment for the AstraZeneca shot at an Ottawa pharmacy now that the age restrictions have been adjusted in Ontario. But Trudeau will have to act quickly — the country's limited AstraZeneca stockpile is quickly running low.
Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Céline Dion, dead at 73
News/Entertainment: Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's best-selling Bat Out Of Hell debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother said. He was 73.
What happened at Rogers? Day-long outage is over, but questions remain
News/Business: A day after a software error wiped out wireless services for thousands of Rogers customers across Canada for most of the day, consumers, telecom executives and critical public services still have questions about what exactly happened and how it can be avoided in the future.
Biden says he's praying for 'right verdict' in Chauvin trial
News/World: U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is "praying the verdict is the right verdict" in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case, which has gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, to be "overwhelming."
EU regulator backs use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine despite finding possible link to blood clots
News/Health: Europe's drug regulator has found a possible link between Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clotting issues in adults who received doses in the United States, but backed its overall benefits against any risks.
Chad military says Idriss Deby, nation's president for 30 years, killed in battle
News/World: Chad's President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the front line of a fight against northern rebels, the army said on Tuesday, the day after Deby was declared the winner of a presidential election.
CN steps up with $33B offer for Kansas City Southern, besting CP's $25B bid
News/Business: Canadian National Railway Co. is trying to buy U.S. railway Kansas City Southern out from under the nose of rival Canadian Pacific, which launched a takeover offer of its own for the U.S. carrier last month.
English clubs abandon breakaway Super League project amid growing backlash
Sports/Soccer: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham deserted the 12-team project amid an escalating backlash that saw the government warn of legislating to stop the breakaway competition.
Former B.C. premier says government didn't alert her to rise in money laundering until 2015
News/Canada/British Columbia: Former premier Christy Clark told a provincial inquiry on Tuesday that she wasn't alerted by her government to a massive spike in suspicious cash entering B.C.'s casinos until 2015, despite the problem having reportedly been "apparent" by then for at least four years.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
News/World: Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health is urging people to follow public health rules and get their vaccine as soon as possible after health officials reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday — the highest daily case number in the province in months.
With one budget, Freeland overturned 3 decades of political orthodoxy
News/Politics: Most members of Parliament grew up in a political culture that embraced the Reagan-Thatcher school of low taxes, light regulation and small government. Thanks to the pandemic — and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's new budget — that era arguably came to an end this week.
Federal budget resurrects 'economic harm' warning as fighter jet contract nears
News/Politics: Defence contractors, perhaps one in particular, were served notice in Monday's budget that the Liberal government will penalize companies that try to do the country economic harm. The policy was a feature of a nasty trade dispute between Ottawa and U.S.-based Boeing over three years ago. Its resurrection comes as Boeing is one of the bidders for the replacement of the RCAF's fighters.