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As Trump threatens to repeal Obamacare, these 'insurance godmothers' are signing Florida Latinos up

As Trump threatens to repeal Obamacare, these 'insurance godmothers' are signing Florida Latinos up

MIAMI (AP) — Salsa music blares from the food court in a rundown Miami shopping center as Latinos head to a kiosk and an office showing signs for “ Obamacare ,” where they hope to renew their health coverage plans before the year ends.

Six deaths now reported in cantaloupe salmonella outbreak

OTTAWA — Six people have now died in a salmonella outbreak linked to Malichita and Rudy brand cantaloupes sold in at least nine provinces.
Catholic activists in Mexico help women reconcile their faith with abortion rights

Catholic activists in Mexico help women reconcile their faith with abortion rights

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a corner of their Mexico City office, activists from Catholics for the Right to Decide keep an image of the Virgin Mary close to a green scarf that reads: “Mary was consulted to be mother of God.
Women and children first? Experts say that in most crises, it's more like everyone for themselves

Women and children first? Experts say that in most crises, it's more like everyone for themselves

LONDON (AP) — So much for women and children first. The phrase and its grave implications about who to save first in a catastrophe are rooted in the shipwrecks of centuries past and popularized by Hollywood's treatment of the Titanic disaster.
Jets' Solomon Thomas is driven by the memory of his sister and an ever-present call to help people

Jets' Solomon Thomas is driven by the memory of his sister and an ever-present call to help people

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Solomon Thomas was lost, stuck in a dark place mentally while desperately trying to overcome the anxiety, depression and sadness that gnawed at him. He needed help. He wasn't sure if he could overcome it all.

Mexico closes melon-packing plant implicated in cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak that killed 8 people

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Health Department on Friday ordered the temporary closure of a melon-packing plant implicated in salmonella infections that killed five people in Canada and three in the United States.

Companies announce partnership to release dengue-fighting mosquitoes in the Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two private companies announced Friday a partnership to release mosquitoes across the Caribbean bred with a bacterium that blocks the dengue virus as the region fights a record number of cases.
Many Canadians have had long COVID for almost 4 years. Researchers say there's hope

Many Canadians have had long COVID for almost 4 years. Researchers say there's hope

TORONTO — Four years ago, Sonja Mally was a busy tattoo artist witha photographic memory and penchant forlong hikes.
What to know about abortion lawsuits being heard in US courts this week

What to know about abortion lawsuits being heard in US courts this week

The Texas Supreme Court received a lot of attention this week when it rejected a woman’s request for an immediate abortion there due to harrowing pregnancy complications.
Death toll among B.C.'s homeless rising, hit 342 people last year: Coroner's report

Death toll among B.C.'s homeless rising, hit 342 people last year: Coroner's report

VICTORIA — The number of homeless people dying on the streets of British Columbia is "staggering," say advocates who brace for reports of more deaths daily. More than 600 people experiencing homelessness in B.C.