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MLB owners lock out players, 1st work stoppage since 1995

Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day.

In this April 24, 2013, file photo, a player stands on the Major League Baseball logo that serves as the on deck circle during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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Canada inks deal with Pfizer, Merck for COVID-19 antiviral drugs

The federal government has signed a deal with Pfizer and Merck to purchase their antiviral medication, pending Health Canada approval of the products. Public Services and Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi said Ottawa has placed an initial order for one million of Pfizer's antiviral pills, and 500,000 of Merck's pills, with an option for 500,000 more.

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