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  1. How a pandemic struck a British PM and changed the world. No, not this one

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    Boris Johnson isn't the first British PM hospitalized by the largest pandemic of his century. In 1918, the Spanish flu sickened and killed a staggering array of world leaders, and shaped the future politics of India, South Africa, the Soviet Union and perhaps every country involved in the Second World War.

  2. 'Eerily quiet': How California's early action against COVID-19 delayed the surge at hospitals


    Since the pandemic began, California hospitals have been preparing for an influx of COVID-19 patients — the dreaded surge. It has yet to arrive. Evidence is mounting that the state's early action — including the first statewide stay-at-home order in the U.S. — helped slow the spread.

  3. Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and the world on Thursday

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    Canada is seeing growing COVID-19 case numbers at many long-term care homes as facilities struggle to contain the virus, which has infected more than 19,000 people in Canada and caused massive economic disruption nationwide. Here's a look at what's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday.

  4. Saudi officials announce Yemen ceasefire amid pandemic


    The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen has announced that its forces will begin a cease-fire starting Thursday

  5. Atomic bomb tests help reveal age of world's biggest fish


    Scientists have figured out how to calculate the age of whale sharks — Earth's largest fish — with some guidance from the radioactive fallout spawned by Cold War-era atomic bomb testing.