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EPA inspector general probes Mississippi capital water woes

EPA inspector general probes Mississippi capital water woes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An independent watchdog in the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it is investigating the troubled water system in Mississippi's capital city.
Panel discussion on Atlantic City casino smoking is scrapped

Panel discussion on Atlantic City casino smoking is scrapped

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.
COVID-19 harmed literacy development of younger N.B. students: minister

COVID-19 harmed literacy development of younger N.B. students: minister

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Department of Education says mental wellness remains a concern as students return to class after two years of disruptions due to the pandemic.
Health care aides charged following Winnipeg police investigation into care home

Health care aides charged following Winnipeg police investigation into care home

WINNIPEG — Police say two health-care aides have been charged with assault after an investigation into a personal care home in Winnipeg.
Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday.
France to open debate on legalizing assisted suicide

France to open debate on legalizing assisted suicide

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced a national debate on end-of-life options that will include exploring the possibility of legalizing assisted suicide.

UN warns cholera outbreak in Syria is a threat to the region

BEIRUT (AP) — The outbreak of cholera in Syria presents a serious threat to people in the war-torn country and the region, a U.N. official said Tuesday, adding that urgent action is needed to prevent further cases and deaths. The statement by the U.

WHO report: 17 million in EU may have suffered long COVID-19

JERUSALEM (AP) — New research suggests at least 17 million people in the European Union may have experienced long COVID-19 symptoms during the first two years of the coronavirus pandemic, with women more likely than men to suffer from the condition,
Hungary's government tightens rules regulating abortion

Hungary's government tightens rules regulating abortion

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's right-wing government has issued a decree which will require doctors to present women requesting an abortion with fetal vital signs, an obligation that tightens the country's relatively liberal abortion rules.
German man convicted of murder after killing over mask rules

German man convicted of murder after killing over mask rules

BERLIN (AP) — A German man was convicted of murder and given a life sentence on Tuesday for fatally shooting a young gas station clerk following a dispute over face masks. The killing in the western town of Idar-Oberstein on Sept.