Ellen Mauro

Ellen Mauro is a senior reporter based in Toronto. She was formerly posted in Washington, D.C. where she covered the Trump White House for CBC News. Previously, she was posted to CBC's London, U.K. bureau where she covered stories across Europe and Africa.

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It's time to let family caregivers back into Ontario nursing homes, medical officer says

After months of family caregivers being barred from Ontario's nursing homes because of COVID-19, a chief medical officer at one facility says the province should change its rules and allow them back inside. He fears for his residents' well-being as they endure ongoing isolation.

16 people died at Ont. nursing home before sick residents were separated from the healthy

An Ontario nursing home besieged by COVID-19 didn't separate healthy from sick residents or staff until after 16 people had died, and two weeks after the home declared a respiratory outbreak, CBC News has learned.

3 more seniors die, leaving Ontario cottage community shocked by COVID-19 outbreak in nursing home

It's unclear how coronavirus came into a small nursing home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. - whether it was brought in by a visitor or a new resident - but the number of cases and deaths there has stunned the cottage community about 150 kilometres northeast of Toronto. 

'A heavenly kiss': Candlesticks saved during Nazi invasion of Poland find home at Toronto synagogue

During the Second World War, Julius Erbe helped save a pair of candlesticks from a synagogue in Poland. Erbe eventually settled in Vancouver. Now, decades later, his son has given the candlesticks to a Toronto synagogue that was built in honour of that same synagogue ravaged by the Nazis in 1939.

'I'm watching it disappear:' Residents along Lake Erie reckoning with worsening shoreline erosion

Many communities along Lake Erie are dealing with record-high water levels and significant erosion of the shoreline, and it's forcing some residents to consider abandoning their properties.

Why Washington residents want D.C. to be the 51st U.S. state

Washington, D.C., is the capital of the United States, but through a quirk of U.S. history, its residents don't have a say in the laws of the land.

'Generation-long epidemic': Compensation funds running out as 9/11-related illnesses rise

The human toll of September 11 is still growing with thousands of people in the U.S. living with —and dying — from 9/11-related illness. The growing number has put crippling pressure on a federal compensation fund to help the sick and their families, leading first responders and survivors to pressure Congress.
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Blackface scandal a 'painful' reminder of racism in Richmond, Va. — a city filled with reminders

In Richmond, Virginia, memories of a racist past are everywhere — from Confederate monuments to slavery memorials. Now, painful images of racism are in the headlines, too, as the fallout over a blackface photo in the governor's yearbook continues.
Analysis

How could the partial U.S. government shutdown end? 5 scenarios

The partial U.S. government shutdown is the longest in history, and the political process to end it is frozen. How long it will last is hard to say; but these are five ways it could end.
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Uncertainty, missed pay: These are the faces of the U.S. government shutdown

With the political process in Washington paralyzed, federal workers across the U.S. are now left wondering when they’ll get paid again and how they’ll make ends meet in the meantime.

'Hate has no home here': The legacy of Charlottesville's 'sickening' weekend of racist chaos

The shock and horror of the events of Aug. 12, 2017, may have dealt a blow to the alt-right movement that helped inspire and organize the racist rally, but a year later, on the eve of the tragic anniversary, the city is nonetheless in a state of emergency for fear of a repeat.

'Nostalgia versus actual history': Confederacy capital grapples with future of its monuments

Like so many cities across the South, Richmond, Va., has been grappling with the future of its Confederate monuments for years.

Why Trump's quest to find elusive evidence of voter fraud has united defiant red and blue states

Donald Trump's new Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has created quite the backlash from states because of its request for voter data.

'I expect an Olympian level of macho posturing': A preview of Trump and Putin's big G20 meeting

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are finally set to meet at the G20 summit in Germany on Friday. The big question is whether Trump will raise the issue of Russia's meddling in the U.S. presidential election.
Analysis

Hungarian voters appear set to deliver a blow to EU migrant quotas

Hungary's anti-immigrant government appears set to win a referendum on whether the country should accept European Union refugee resettlement quotas. A victory could send shock waves through the already battered bloc.

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