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Macron and African leaders push for vaccines for Africa after COVID-19 exposed inequalities

Macron and African leaders push for vaccines for Africa after COVID-19 exposed inequalities

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron joined several African leaders on Thursday to kick off a planned $1 billion project to accelerate the rollout of vaccines in Africa , after the coronavirus pandemic exposed gaping inequalities in access t
Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 34 people have died and dozens hospitalized after drinking illegally brewed liquor in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, local media reported on Thursday.
The European Union's top court rules that disinfectants can't be advertised as 'skin friendly'

The European Union's top court rules that disinfectants can't be advertised as 'skin friendly'

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's top court said Thursday that products such as disinfectants can't be advertised as “skin friendly.
It's hard to find treatment for snakebites in Kenya. Thousands of people are dying every year

It's hard to find treatment for snakebites in Kenya. Thousands of people are dying every year

MWINGI, Kenya (AP) — Esther Kangali felt a sharp pain while on her mother’s farm in eastern Kenya . She looked down and saw a large snake coiling around her left leg. She screamed, and her mother came running.
Nurses in Oregon take to the picket lines to demand better staffing, higher pay

Nurses in Oregon take to the picket lines to demand better staffing, higher pay

More than 3,000 nurses at six Oregon hospitals spent a second day on the picket lines Wednesday carrying signs that say, “Patients over profits” and “We're out to ensure it's safe in there,” as they continued to demand fair wages and better staffing
North Carolina revives the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana

North Carolina revives the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina senators are pushing to legalize medical marijuana again, but it’s unclear if the state House will approve it.
Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be launched by spring

Health minister asks Senate to speed up so pharmacare can be launched by spring

OTTAWA — The federal health minister has asked the Senate to move as quickly as possible to pass the government's pharmacare legislation so that Canadians can start accessing medications by next spring, he told reporters Wednesday.
Extreme heat deaths higher among seniors and in cities with more renters, study says

Extreme heat deaths higher among seniors and in cities with more renters, study says

TORONTO — Deaths in Canada's 12 most populous cities go up during extreme heat waves and people aged 65 and older are at higher risk than those who are younger, says a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday.
Colombian family's genes offer new clue to delaying onset of Alzheimer's

Colombian family's genes offer new clue to delaying onset of Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists studying a family plagued by early-in-life Alzheimer’s found some carry a genetic oddity that delays their initial symptoms by five years.
The fight for abortion rights gets an unlikely messenger in swing state Pennsylvania: Sen. Bob Casey

The fight for abortion rights gets an unlikely messenger in swing state Pennsylvania: Sen. Bob Casey

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Abortion rights, suddenly a potent political force in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to leave such matters to the states, have found an unlikely champion in swing state Pennsylvania. Sen.