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GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women's rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a majo
Federal government unlikely to declare victory on COVID as travel restrictions loosen

Federal government unlikely to declare victory on COVID as travel restrictions loosen

OTTAWA — The thundering sound of hoofbeats charging toward the end of the track was met with a chorus of cheers from thousands of revellers in cowboy hats and jeans, dazzled by the colourful lights of the midway in the distance.
Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade was not just about whether a woman has a right to obtain an abortion . “It’s about freedom,” Biden said at a private fundraiser in New York this past week.
HIV spike among B.C. drug users associated with COVID-19 lockdown, research says

HIV spike among B.C. drug users associated with COVID-19 lockdown, research says

VANCOUVER — A new study says reduced access to HIV services during early COVID-19 lockdowns in British Columbia was associated with a "sharp increase" in HIV transmission among some drug users.
Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doc
Indiana abortion clinics see patients amid legal changes

Indiana abortion clinics see patients amid legal changes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dr.
Knife-wielding patient arrested at B.C. hospital after staff hid on ward: police

Knife-wielding patient arrested at B.C. hospital after staff hid on ward: police

Vancouver Police say an investigation is underway after a patient allegedly armed with a knife chased a doctor at BC Women's Hospital and tried to access a locked nursery as staff hid to protect themselves. Sgt.

Fight to end virus pandemic takes place on UN's sidelines

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In four days of fiery speeches over war, climate change and the threat of nuclear weapons, one issue felt like an afterthought during this year's U.N. General Assembly: the coronavirus pandemic.
MPs, Senators debate requirements for medically assisted dying with mental disorders

MPs, Senators debate requirements for medically assisted dying with mental disorders

OTTAWA — An expert told a special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate that people with mental disorders can suffer for decades, and their distress is equally as valid as someone suffering physical pain.

Eastern Ontario hospital closes obstetrics ward temporarily due to staffing issues

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — A hospital in eastern Ontario says it has closed its obstetrical department for more than two weeks due to staffing issues. The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital says the department located at its Smiths Falls, Ont.