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A day after raising the possibility of a longer Christmas break for Ontario’s schools because of COVID-19, Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the government doesn’t see the need for such a move. #onted— Toronto Star (@TorontoStar) November 18, 2020
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Amid surging COVID-19 cases in Ontario, the province's Minister of Education has said that the government doesn't see a need to extend Christmas break.
Michael J Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at age 29, announced in his new memoir that he is retiring from acting once again due to declining health.
The Federal Aviation Administration gives approval for the Boeing 737 Max to carry passengers again, ending the jet's 20-month grounding https://t.co/vvAy8Gfvv9— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 18, 2020
The US Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the Boeing 737 Max for flight following a 20-month review after the planes were grounded in 2019 in the wake of two deadly crashes that killed 346 people. The FAA says it must approve pilot training changes for each US airline and airlines must perform required maintenance on the planes.
Australia's prime minister warns the nation to prepare for 'brutal truths' as a long-awaited report into allegations of war crimes by its Special Forces troops during the Afghan conflict is set to be released https://t.co/gPW4VFgpBE— dpa news agency (@dpa_intl) November 18, 2020
Australian Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell issued an apology to Afghanistan after releasing an investigation into allegations of Australian troops committing war crimes in there. The report followed a four-year inquiry examining the conduct of the special forces in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016. The inquiry recommends further investigation of 19 soldiers by police in relation to the alleged unlawful killings of 39 prisoners and civilians, and other misconduct.
Our White House senior staff is composed of individuals who demonstrate the President-elect's commitment to building an administration that looks like America, has expertise in governing, and will be ready deliver results for working families on Day One.https://t.co/MXnMExXAFp pic.twitter.com/DaWmRI8PRk— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) November 17, 2020
Joe Biden announced additional senior White House staff picks, opting for some of his longest-serving aides "to serve alongside newer players in his orbit in key roles in the West Wing."