A brief history of Canadian-American relations

President Trump has opened a rift with one of America’s closest allies. But things have been worse. Here’s everything you need to know: Are the two countries close? The strong, neighborly ties between Canada and the U.S. are virtually unprecedented in world history. The two nations share the world’s longest border, which is mostly undefended except for civilian law enforcement, and the American and Canadian militaries work hand in hand for joint defense through the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD. The U.S. and Canada also have the largest trading relationship of any two nations in the world, exchanging $1.9 billion in goods and services every day. The nations’… Read More

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Elon Musk sends team to Thailand to help in cave rescue

By Sarah McBride | Bloomberg News Elon Musk is sending a team of engineers to Thailand to explore ways to help rescue a boys’ soccer team stuck in a cave. The billionaire’s companies could assist by trying to pinpoint the boys’ precise location using Space Exploration Technologies Corp. or Boring Co. technology, pumping water or providing heavy-duty battery packs known as Tesla Inc. Powerwalls, a spokesman for Musk said earlier. It’s unclear whether Thai officials have accepted the offer. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. Twelve boys and their coach, who had been… Read More

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