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Minnesota governor pushes back against food fraud criticism

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz pushed back Thursday against critics who say his administration should have done more to thwart what federal prosecutors have called a scheme to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud the U.S. government of at least US$250 million.

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Special guests make a splash at EPL open house

Two African penguins made an appearance as part of the Edmonton Public Library's (EPL) open house event. It's part of the Explore EPL campaign, encouraging Edmontonians to get back to the library after years of pandemic related closures and reduced services.

A couple of African penguins made an appearance at the EPL open house at the Stanley A. Milner library Saturday morning. (CTV News Edmonton/Dave Mitchell

Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine, sees protests in Russia

Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow, while hundreds of people were arrested in Russia for protesting a military mobilization order aimed at beefing up the country's troops in Ukraine.

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Kremlin stages votes in Ukraine, sees protests in Russia

Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow, while hundreds of people were arrested in Russia for protesting a military mobilization order aimed at beefing up the country's troops in Ukraine.