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Shirtless US Senate candidate submerges himself in Wisconsin lake, issues challenge to opponent

Shirtless US Senate candidate submerges himself in Wisconsin lake, issues challenge to opponent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A shirtless candidate for U.S. Senate broke through the ice of a Madison lake Thursday hoping to pour cold water on any notion that he's a soft Californian, not a hardy Wisconsinite.
198 people died from toxic illicit drugs in B.C. in January, coroner says

198 people died from toxic illicit drugs in B.C. in January, coroner says

VICTORIA — Toxic drugs killed 198 people in British Columbia in January, adding to an unrelenting toll that has killed more than 14,000 people since a public health emergency was declared eight years ago.
Patient, doctors hail federal diabetes drug plan as potentially 'life-changing'

Patient, doctors hail federal diabetes drug plan as potentially 'life-changing'

Raman Kumar says a federal plan to cover diabetes medications and supplies would be "phenomenal" because she'll finally stop worrying about how to pay for her care.

Quick Quotes: Reaction to Quebec Appeal Court ruling upholding religious symbols ban

MONTREAL — The Quebec Court of Appeal upheld Quebec's Bill 21 Thursday, finding the secularism law, which bans teachers, judges, police officers and prison guards from wearing religious symbols on the job, to be constitutional.
Federal prosecutors seek July trial for Trump in classified documents case

Federal prosecutors seek July trial for Trump in classified documents case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are requesting a July 8 trial for former President Donald Trump on charges that he illegally retained and concealed classified documents .
Wilkinson says no carbon rebates for Saskatchewan after province says it won't remit

Wilkinson says no carbon rebates for Saskatchewan after province says it won't remit

Saskatchewan's move to no longer remit the federal carbon levy on natural gas turned into a tit-for-tat of threats Thursday, with Ottawa saying the province's residents will no longer be getting rebates.
Quebec Appeal Court rules secularism law is constitutional, English schools rebuffed

Quebec Appeal Court rules secularism law is constitutional, English schools rebuffed

MONTREAL — The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that the province's secularism law is constitutional and a lower court was wrong to exempt English school boards from the law, known as Bill 21.
Nevada county election official in charge of controversial 2022 hand-count plan resigns

Nevada county election official in charge of controversial 2022 hand-count plan resigns

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The top elections official in a rural Nevada county roiled by false claims of widespread election fraud that led to a controversial hand-count in the 2022 midterms is resigning, according to a resignation letter the county received.
Georgia House passes bill requiring police to help arrest immigrants after student's killing

Georgia House passes bill requiring police to help arrest immigrants after student's killing

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House Republicans are backing a bill that would require every eligible police and sheriff's department to help identify undocumented immigrants, arrest them and detain them for deportation.
Mississippi police unconstitutionally jailed people for unpaid fines, Justice Department says

Mississippi police unconstitutionally jailed people for unpaid fines, Justice Department says

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police department in one of the nation's poorest counties unconstitutionally jailed people for unpaid fines without first assessing whether they could afford to pay them, the U.S.