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CBS News - Why the Easter Bunny is 'an essential service' in New Zealand View Series

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Canada, New Zealand, USA

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern has declared the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy essential workers. Here's a round-up of some feel-good news stories of how people are getting through the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 - The Queen's coronavirus address in full View Series

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United Kingdom

During a special address, Her Majesty The Queen acknowledged the grief and financial hardships Britons are facing during the coronavirus pandemic, and promised the nation that better days are ahead. She ended her speech with the words "We will meet again," echoing the lyrics of the wartime song by Vera Lynn.

Sigrid - The New Normal - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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USA

Everyone should stay home as much as possible to keep the coronavirus from spreading, but sometimes we have to go out for essential errands. What are some items to have on hand when we go out? Sigrid talks about five of them.

Sigrid - The New Normal - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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USA

For so many of us, life has changed radically. We've had to learn new habits because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the changes we are having to make.

Brexit - 'The house has refused to be bounced' View Series

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United Kingdom

Opposition MPs react after parliament voted against Boris Johnson's extremely tight Brexit bill timetable, which the government said was necessary to reach the prime minister’s target of leaving the EU on October 31st.

Brexit - PM says he will pause Brexit legislation after timetable loss View Series

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United Kingdom

Even though Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he does not want a delay, he confirmed he would set aside the bill until speaking further with the EU. He thanked the House of Commons for their assent.

Brexit - 'Longer choosing a sofa': Labour MP on time given by Boris Johnson View Series

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United Kingdom

What's happening with Brexit? In Parliament, Labour MP Karl Turner makes a curious analogy between debating an important bill and choosing a sofa. Turner said MPs required more time to debate "this incredibly important bill," adding that Nikki da Costa, the PM's legislative adviser, had suggested the House needed at least four weeks to consider the legislation.

Boris Johnson - The UK's New Controversial Prime Minister

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USA

Boris Johnson is the UK's new prime minister. Known as "BoJo" among his supporters, he's one of the UK's most recognizable politicians. He's a charismatic, and sometimes controversial figure. Johnson started his career in journalism, but was fired from The Times for making up a quote. He was elected as a Member of Parliament in 2001.

The Sun - What happens now that Boris has won? View Series

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United Kingdom

Boris Johnson is Britain's new prime minister, and now has 100 days to deliver on his do-or-die promise to take Britain out of the EU on October 31, 2019.

Brexit - What happens when the UK leaves the EU? - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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United Kingdom

The focus of this segment is on the Chequers Deal, the preferred deal of Prime Minister Theresa May, which blends aspects of both Hard and Soft Brexit deals. It also outlines what could happen if no deal is struck by the deadline.

Brexit - What happens when the UK leaves the EU? - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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United Kingdom

This segment outlines the advantages and the drawbacks for British businesses in different versions of Brexit. The rights of British citizens living in EU countries and EU citizens living in Britain are also discussed.

Brexit - What happens when the UK leaves the EU? - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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United Kingdom

"Brexit" is a portmanteau that blends "Britain" and "exit", and refers to Britain leaving the European Union. The decision was made by referendum, in which a narrow majority of British voters chose to leave the European Union. This video (part 1 of 3) succinctly outlines the plans that Britain's Prime Minister and the Members of Parliament are grappling with on the eve of Britain's exit from the European Union on March 29, 2019.

Entertainment City - Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize and other news

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USA

From TV news: Bob Dylan won't be going to Stockholm to accept his Nobel Prize for Literature. Leonard Cohen has died after a fall in his home, and Teri Hart chats with stars of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' & 'Nocturnal Animal.'

Donald Trump - I will be president for all Americans - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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USA

Here you can view part two of Donald Trump's acceptance speech after being elected the 45th US president.

Barack Obama - on Trump presidential victory - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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USA

Forty-fourth president of the United States Barack Obama speaks about his understanding of American democracy following the election of Donald Trump.

Barack Obama - on Trump presidential victory - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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USA

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, spoke from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, where he congratulated President-elect Donald Trump and put forth his commitment to a peaceful transition of power.

Michelle Obama and Melania Trump - Talk Raising Children In White House

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USA

First lady Michelle Obama met with Melania Trump at the White House on Thursday as both families prepare for the transition.

Donald Trump - I will be president for all Americans - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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USA

Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the Associated Press news agency reports.

Global News - Barack Obama and Donald Trump meet at White House

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USA

President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met for the first time in the White House as they begin transition talks.

US Elections - 8 things that terrify US liberals View Series

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USA

Voters in New York City talk about what they fear in a Trump presidency.

Sandra Bullock - Gives Us Her Best Minion Impression

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USA

Sandra Bullock gives us the scoop on her new family friendly film "Minions" and gives her best Minion impression.

BBC News - Theresa May: First speech as Prime Minister View Series

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United Kingdom

Theresa May gives her first speech as Britain's new prime minister, outlining her priorities for the UK with a focus on domestic issues.

Brexit - David Cameron resigns as UK votes to leave View Series

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United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron will step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Mr. Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street, in which he said he will attempt to "steady the ship" over the coming weeks and months, but that "fresh leadership" is needed.

PrinceDeactivatedVideos - Legendary singer dies at 57 View Series

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United Kingdom

Legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Prince has passed away at age 57. In this obituary video, a short retrospective of his work pays tribute to his talent and unique aesthetic sensibility.

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