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Pope promotes Vatican nurse credited with saving his life

Pope promotes Vatican nurse credited with saving his life

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has promoted a Vatican nurse whom he credited with saving his life to be his “personal health care assistant.” The Vatican announced the appointment of Massimiliano Strappetti in a one-line statement issued Thursday.
UofT vax policy could boost uptake, but more needed to drive real increase: experts

UofT vax policy could boost uptake, but more needed to drive real increase: experts

TORONTO — A Toronto university's decision to require those living in student residences to have at least three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine could boost third-dose uptake among young adults, but it won't drive a significant increase unless other school
B.C. premier says he may copy couple who put out newspaper ad looking for doctor

B.C. premier says he may copy couple who put out newspaper ad looking for doctor

LANGFORD, B.C.

Vegas-based rental firm faces probes over pandemic evictions

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-based corporate owner of thousands of residential rental properties in several U.S.
Abortion vote in Kansas sparks new hope for Dems in midterms

Abortion vote in Kansas sparks new hope for Dems in midterms

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats displayed a newfound sense of optimism about the election-year political climate Wednesday after voters in traditionally conservative Kansas overwhelmingly backed a measure protecting abortion rights.

Tennessee sues Walgreens over opioid prescription onslaught

Tennessee's attorney general said Wednesday he has sued Walgreens, accusing the drugstore chain of contributing to the state's opioid crisis by failing to maintain effective controls against the abuse of prescription pain pills.
Alberta NDP slams UCP, ex-finance minister for big COVID-19 bonus to health chief

Alberta NDP slams UCP, ex-finance minister for big COVID-19 bonus to health chief

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says the United Conservative Party government, particularly former finance minister Travis Toews, must bear the responsibility and fallout for the record-setting six-figure bonus payment to the chief
Idaho's top court latest in red state to weigh abortion ban

Idaho's top court latest in red state to weigh abortion ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It’s likely that virtually all abortions will be banned eventually in deeply conservative Idaho, along with most other Republican-dominated states, but there are still battles to play out in court and maybe the legislature as abor

Judge: West Virginia Medicaid must cover transgender care

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Medicaid program must provide coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents, a federal judge ruled. U.S.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza believed to be killing seals in Quebec

Highly pathogenic avian influenza believed to be killing seals in Quebec

MONTREAL — Quebec researchers have detected avian flu in at least two species of seal, and they fear the virus is to blame for the unusually high number of dead seals reported on the province's shorelines.