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Lidia Bastianich’s recipes for pasta with clams; chocolate-hazelnut cake

Lidia Bastianich hopes her new book, “Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine,” will help dispel apprehensions some people may have about cooking.

“Just the fact of relaxing in the kitchen and give yourself the confidence that you can do something. You can boil pasta, you can scramble an egg, you can steam some vegetables. You begin that and then you build on that.

Feds may cover all Syrian refugee flights

SAINT ANDREWS, N.B.—The federal government may consider forgiving the flight costs for Syrian refugees who came to Canada before the Liberals came to power, the federal immigration minister said today.

Until Nov. 4, all refugees arriving under the government’s resettlement programs were required to cover their own airfare—a long-standing policy dating back decades.

Health-care funding formula changes can be held off: Ontario

TORONTO—As the country’s health ministers prepare to meet in Vancouver, Ontario already is saying decisions on changing the health-care funding formula should be left for another day.

During last year’s election campaign, the Trudeau Liberals promised to negotiate a new health accord with the provinces and territories, including a long-term deal on funding.