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Thousands of Oregon hospital patients may have been exposed to infectious diseases

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'Justice was served': Killer of 4 women in Winnipeg guilty of first-degree murder

'Justice was served': Killer of 4 women in Winnipeg guilty of first-degree murder

WINNIPEG — Cheers erupted in a Winnipeg courtroom, spilling out onto downtown streets Thursday, as family members who lost their loved ones at the hands of a serial killer said they had finally received justice.
Arizona abortion initiative backers sue to remove 'unborn human being' from voter pamphlet language

Arizona abortion initiative backers sue to remove 'unborn human being' from voter pamphlet language

PHOENIX (AP) — Backers of a November abortion rights ballot initiative have sued a GOP-led legislative committee that seeks to include proposed language for the voter pamphlet referring to a fetus as an "unborn human being.
New York's top court allows 'equal rights' amendment to appear on November ballot

New York's top court allows 'equal rights' amendment to appear on November ballot

A proposed amendment to New York's constitution to bar discrimination over “gender identity” and “pregnancy outcomes” will appear on the ballot this November, the state's high court ruled Thursday.
B.C. rejects Henry report backing non-prescribed alternates to fentanyl, other drugs

B.C. rejects Henry report backing non-prescribed alternates to fentanyl, other drugs

VICTORIA — B.C's Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry joked that "the earth shook" with Thursday's release of her report on the safer-supply drug program, referring to an earthquake lightly felt on Vancouver Island that morning.
Number of Ontarians without family doctor reaches 2.5 million, college says

Number of Ontarians without family doctor reaches 2.5 million, college says

TORONTO — There are now 2.5 million people in Ontario who don't have a family doctor, the Ontario College of Family Physicians said on Thursday. That's an increase of more than 160,000 people since the last count was released six months ago, said Dr.
Lawsuit filed in case of teen who died after eating spicy chip as part of online challenge

Lawsuit filed in case of teen who died after eating spicy chip as part of online challenge

BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit was filed Thursday against Hershey, Walgreens and several others in the case of a Massachusetts teen who died after he participated in a spicy tortilla chip challenge that was widely promoted on social media.
How many doctors are there in Canada? Government announces projects to find out

How many doctors are there in Canada? Government announces projects to find out

OTTAWA — The federal government has answered years-long calls from doctors and nurses to tally and research the number of health workers in Canada with a $47 million funding announcement.
Russian missile attack on Ukraine’s largest hospital complicates treatment of kids with cancer

Russian missile attack on Ukraine’s largest hospital complicates treatment of kids with cancer

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The National Cancer Institute in Kyiv was busier than usual after a Russian missile struck Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital this week, forcing the evacuation of dozens of its young patients battling cancer.

Arkansas election officials reject petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas election officials on Wednesday rejected petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure that organizers hoped to put before voters this fall in a predominantly Republican state.
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