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Maternal deaths and disparities increase in Mississippi

Maternal deaths and disparities increase in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss.
'Not true': Alberta minister denies crying, yelling during doctor confrontation

'Not true': Alberta minister denies crying, yelling during doctor confrontation

CALGARY — Alberta's justice minister says he felt sad and disappointed when he discovered someone he considered to be a friend was behind a social media post targeting him and his wife.
Fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida; 25 arrested

Fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida; 25 arrested

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities in Florida have charged 25 people with participating in a wire fraud scheme that created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment.
Virginia Democrats defeat bills limiting abortion access

Virginia Democrats defeat bills limiting abortion access

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a series of key votes Thursday, Virginia Senate Democrats defeated several bills that would have restricted abortion access in the state, including a proposed 15-week ban with exceptions that was a priority for Republican Gov.
Texas death row inmates sue over solitary confinement

Texas death row inmates sue over solitary confinement

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of death row inmates filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Texas prison system over its policy of mandatory and indefinite solitary confinement for all prisoners who are awaiting execution, saying it causes severe physic
NDP says Alberta premier's prosecutor review flawed, calls for outside investigation

NDP says Alberta premier's prosecutor review flawed, calls for outside investigation

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith's assurance of a thorough investigation into allegations of interference with Crown prosecutors is "an empty talking point" given new details on the search itself.
S. Dakota Senate suspends lawmaker after vaccine exchange

S. Dakota Senate suspends lawmaker after vaccine exchange

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Thursday suspended a Republican state senator in a rare move that stripped the lawmaker of all legislative power while keeping the allegations against her a secret. Sen.
Doctor shortage driving people away from Newfoundland town known for growth

Doctor shortage driving people away from Newfoundland town known for growth

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A doctor shortage is threatening to undo years of work turning the Newfoundland town of Bonavista into an internationally lauded example of rural growth and development, the community’s mayor says.
FDA declines to regulate CBD; calls on Congress for fix

FDA declines to regulate CBD; calls on Congress for fix

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency’s current structure and called on Congress to create new rules for the massive and growing market.
Alberta considers training doctors for rural practice in smaller centres

Alberta considers training doctors for rural practice in smaller centres

CALGARY — Alberta is looking for ways to train doctors in smaller cities in hopes they will be more likely to help relieve a shortage of physicians in rural areas.