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Judge refuses to immediately block Georgia abortion ban

ATLANTA (AP) — A state judge refused Monday to immediately stop enforcement of Georgia's restrictive abortion law , which took effect last month and bans most abortions once fetal cardiac activity is present.
‘Don’t Say Gay’ law confuses some Florida schools

‘Don’t Say Gay’ law confuses some Florida schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call “Don’t Say Gay” — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their desks could get them in trouble.
British regulator 1st to OK Moderna's updated COVID booster

British regulator 1st to OK Moderna's updated COVID booster

LONDON (AP) — British drug regulators have become the first in the world to authorize an updated version of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine that includes protection against the omicron variant, which the government said would be offered to people aged
Quebec starts offering fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to long-term care residents

Quebec starts offering fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to long-term care residents

MONTREAL — Quebec on Monday started offering fifth doses of COVID-19 vaccine to residents of long-term care homes and private seniors residences.
Britain says monkeypox outbreak "shows signs of slowing"

Britain says monkeypox outbreak "shows signs of slowing"

LONDON (AP) — British health officials say the monkeypox outbreak across the country “shows signs of slowing” but that it's still too soon to know if the decline will be maintained.
Activist offers to pay for Kansas' recount of abortion vote

Activist offers to pay for Kansas' recount of abortion vote

TOPEKA, Kan.
Saskatchewan warns of elevated monkeypox risk through 'anonymous sexual contact'

Saskatchewan warns of elevated monkeypox risk through 'anonymous sexual contact'

REGINA — Saskatchewan's health-care delivery agency is warning there's an elevated risk of acquiring monkeypox through anonymous sexual contact, and it's expanding vaccine eligibility to adults 18 years and older who are close contacts or deemed high
New Brunswick reports province's first confirmed case of monkeypox virus

New Brunswick reports province's first confirmed case of monkeypox virus

FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting the province's first confirmed case of monkeypox.
Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

Canadian Blood Services is in talks with companies that pay donors for plasma as it faces a decrease in collections.

Monkeypox? Climate? Deciding what's a national emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — In November 1979, a little over a week after student militants seized control of the U.S.