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A first: US Senate confirms transgender doctor for key post

A first: US Senate confirms transgender doctor for key post

Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. She is the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation.
California governor chooses progressive lawmaker as top cop

California governor chooses progressive lawmaker as top cop

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov.
Ontario pledges billions in pandemic recovery spending, faces years of deep deficits

Ontario pledges billions in pandemic recovery spending, faces years of deep deficits

TORONTO — Ontario has laid out a $186-billion spending plan the government says will fight COVID-19, help small businesses and support families.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,628.29, down 41.51 points.) TC Energy Corp. (TSX:TRP). Energy. Up $1.56, or 2.73 per cent, to $58.72 on 12.9 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite gives up early gains to fall on repositioning away from tech

S&P/TSX composite gives up early gains to fall on repositioning away from tech

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index gave up early gains to fall for a third day this week as investors repositioned from the technology sector towards energy, financials and industrials.

Illinois city 1st in US to offer Black residents reparations

EVANSTON, Ill. — Using tax money from the sale of recreational marijuana, the Chicago suburb of Evanston has become the first U.S. city to make reparations available to its Black residents for past discrimination and the lingering effects of slavery.

Indonesia to deport Russian drug convict who fled on 1st try

DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesia was deporting a Russian drug convict Tuesday after he fled from his home country and escaped his first deportation attempt in February on the resort island of Bali.
Police: NYPD officer in hot water shoots at Atlantic Ocean

Police: NYPD officer in hot water shoots at Atlantic Ocean

NEW YORK — A New York City police officer who’s been arrested twice for alleged brutality was arrested again Sunday after police on Long Island say he fired a pistol into the Atlantic Ocean while off duty.
S&P/TSX composite down as CP Rail lower after announcing large U.S. acquisition

S&P/TSX composite down as CP Rail lower after announcing large U.S. acquisition

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index slipped to start the trading week as CP Rail's shares fell after reporting an acquisition of a U.S. rival. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 38.87 points to 18,815.13.

NYU Shanghai seeking answers after police detain 9 students

SHANGHAI — New York University said Monday it was seeking more information from Chinese authorities after nine students from its Shanghai campus were temporarily detained in what appeared to be police dragnet for drug suspects.