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Beshear defends legality of his action on medical marijuana

Beshear defends legality of his action on medical marijuana

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov.

US sanctions Mexico's Familia Michoacana drug cartel

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Thursday on Mexico’s Familia Michoacana drug cartel, which it accused of manufacturing “rainbow” fentanyl pills purportedly aimed at children.
Cuban activists want law to protect women abused at home

Cuban activists want law to protect women abused at home

HAVANA (AP) — Screams, insults and confinement: that was what Diana endured in the seven years before she ended a relationship with her boyfriend.
'West Wing' cast urges struggling Americans to seek help

'West Wing' cast urges struggling Americans to seek help

WASHINGTON (AP) — As more Americans struggle with depression and anxiety, the cast of “The West Wing” teamed up with the Biden administration on Thursday to share a simple message: you are not alone.
Africa CDC chief urges more COVID-19 testing as cases rise

Africa CDC chief urges more COVID-19 testing as cases rise

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The head of Africa's top public health institute is urging authorities across the continent to step up COVID-19 testing amid a concerning rise in new cases in some countries. The continent of 1.
US home births rise in pandemic, to highest level in decades

US home births rise in pandemic, to highest level in decades

U.S. home births increased slightly in the pandemic’s second year, rising to the highest level in decades, according to a government report published Thursday.
Mental crises excluded from some state abortion exemptions

Mental crises excluded from some state abortion exemptions

Mental health advocates say there’s a cruel quirk in abortion bans in several states: There are exemptions for life-threatening emergencies, but psychiatric crises don’t count.
Universities focus on athletes' mental health after crises

Universities focus on athletes' mental health after crises

Police awoke Indiana State athletic director Sherard Clinksdale early on Aug. 21 with tragic news. Two of the university’s football players, and another student, had died in a car accident.
Chinese city plans 250,000 quarantine beds to fight virus

Chinese city plans 250,000 quarantine beds to fight virus

BEIJING (AP) — China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou announced plans Thursday to build quarantine facilities for nearly 250,000 people to fight surging coronavirus outbreaks even as the national government tries to reduce the impact of anti-diseas
Incoming B.C. premier Eby vows to make Vancouver's Downtown Eastside healthy, safe

Incoming B.C. premier Eby vows to make Vancouver's Downtown Eastside healthy, safe

VICTORIA — British Columbia's incoming premier says he will lead a government push to transform Vancouver's Downtown Eastside from a neighbourhood of desperation into one that's healthy and safe. David Eby, who will be sworn in on Friday as B.C.
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