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One more Sask. COVID-19 death reported, 283 new cases

A person from the south zone has died after testing positive for COVID-19, marking the province’s 55th death related to the virus. Another 283 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday, bringing Saskatchewan’s active case count to 4,116.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the virus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP

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U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization of pot use and taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws.

U.S. Supreme Court again asked to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

Fresh off another rejection in Pennsylvania's courts, Republicans on Thursday again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block U.S. president-elect Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state, while the state's lawyers say fatal flaws in the original case mean justices are highly unlikely to grant it.