Susan Ormiston

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Susan Ormiston's career spans more than 25 years reporting from hot spots such as Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Haiti, Lebanon and South Africa.

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Kyle Rittenhouse becomes poster boy for armed self-defence after Kenosha shooting

Accused Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse has emerged as the latest conservative cause célèbre in a highly politicized campaign over gun rights in the U.S. and the perennial debate about armed citizens defending themselves.

Melania Trump's moment of redemption: U.S. first lady owns 'every word' in speech to Republican convention

Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night was an attempt at redemption after her disastrous remarks at the 2016 convention, where she was accused of plagiarizing former first lady Michelle Obama.

Trump tries to recast Tulsa rally no-shows

U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to recast a low turnout at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., on the weekend as he sets out on another campaign swing in Arizona and Wisconsin this week.

George Floyd's former roommate remembers his friend: 'Every day ... I see his face'

It was two weeks ago that George Floyd was killed at the hands of Minneapolis police, sparking protests the world over. CBC News spoke to Floyd's former roommate about Floyd's life - and what he has achieved in death.

Robots and electrostatic sprayers: Air travel industry looks to technology to bring back wary passengers

Technology could play a major role in trying to lure passengers back as airports and airlines prepare for a return to travel in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with some sci-fi-like approaches possible to help them feel safer in the sky.

The coronavirus doesn't discriminate, but society does — and the results in the U.S. are deadly

Data from the U.S. suggests COVID-19 is proving deadlier for black people and Latinos than other groups. Susan Ormiston reports from New York on the factors contributing to the troubling trend.

Coronavirus survivors may carry 'superhero' antibodies and hope they can help others

Coronavirus survivors are emerging from the illness with powerful antibodies in demand by researchers and physicians across the world. Multiple trials are underway in the U.S., Canada and Europe in the hopes of harnessing the antibodies for convalescent plasma that could benefit sick patients or front-line workers.

Trump extends U.S. physical distancing guidelines until April 30

With more than 120,000 coronavirus cases, the most in the world, many health-care experts had worried U.S. President Donald Trump would lift physical distancing restrictions too soon, after his previous statements that the country needed an economic recovery and was "raring to go by Easter."

'It's a perfect storm': Global airlines face extreme headwinds over coronavirus losses, request bailout

Across the globe, airlines are grounding their international fleets, restricting domestic routes, and bracing for the worst crisis ever in the aviation industry, due to the coronavirus. 

'We should be preparing ourselves for a marathon': Africa braces for the spread of COVID-19

The relatively few COVID-19 cases in Africa so far has perplexed governments and health care administrators. But now, as the virus pops up across the continent, there’s less looking back and more looking forward with alarm.
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'I've been stuck on March 10th': Families of Ethiopian Airline victims return to site a year after crash

Families and friends of Flight 302 victims are in Ethiopia at the invitation of the airline to mark the anniversary of the crash that claimed the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadians.

Mike Bloomberg makes a high-priced pitch for Super Tuesday — and the U.S. presidency

Mike Bloomberg could be pouring up to half a billion dollars of his own money into his bid to win the Democratic Party nomination, but the former mayor of New York City faces a critical test on Super Tuesday in his run for the U.S. presidency.

'There haven't been any duels lately': Unspooling the arcane rules and rituals of the U.S. Senate chamber

The U.S. Senate has been in the spotlight these past two weeks as the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump unfolds. We take a closer look at some of the unusual traditions and rules that surround this American institution with former Senate historian Don Ritchie.

Jane Fonda talks protest, arrest — and why she wants another night in jail

Jane Fonda has decamped to Washington from Los Angeles to protest against climate change. She spoke to CBC's Susan Ormiston.

Nancy Pelosi: The other key player in the Trump impeachment inquiry

As the first female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is orchestrating this week’s high-stakes vote in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, reportedly overseeing every detail.