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South Carolina senators reject a near-total abortion ban

South Carolina senators reject a near-total abortion ban

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators rejected a ban on almost all abortions Thursday in a special session called in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v.
Michigan’s high court puts abortion question on Nov. ballot

Michigan’s high court puts abortion question on Nov. ballot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Voters will determine whether to place abortion rights in the Michigan Constitution, the state Supreme Court declared Thursday, settling the issue a day before the fall ballot must be completed.
LA County homeless numbers up but many more went to shelters

LA County homeless numbers up but many more went to shelters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of homeless residents counted in Los Angeles County increased again but at a much slower pace than in previous years, according to figures released Thursday that show that more people left the streets for shelters.
US may expand monkeypox vaccine eligibility to men with HIV

US may expand monkeypox vaccine eligibility to men with HIV

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials are considering broadening recommendations for who gets vaccinated against monkeypox, possibly to include many men with HIV or those recently diagnosed with other sexually transmitted diseases.
Ontario receives first doses of bivalent vaccine: health minister

Ontario receives first doses of bivalent vaccine: health minister

TORONTO — Ontario's health minister says the province has received its first limited shipment of the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine that protects against the Omicron variant.

Egypt latest in Mideast to detect 1st case of monkeypox

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's health authorities have detected the country’s first case of monkeypox in a 42-year-old man who frequently travels to Europe. Authorities said the man is stable and has been isolated at a special hospital.

Feds try to stop unlawful nursing home debt collections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing homes and debt collectors are flouting a law that prohibits them from requiring friends and family of care home residents to shoulder the costs of the facilities, according to a federal report issued Thursday.

Three doctors charged in death of pregnant woman in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in southern Poland said Thursday that they have charged three doctors in relation to the death last year of a 30-year-old pregnant woman.
Heavy rain after deadly China quake complicates recovery

Heavy rain after deadly China quake complicates recovery

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy rains are complicating earthquake recovery efforts in southwestern China, where the death toll from Monday’s disaster has risen to 82.
Philippines ending compulsory mask wearing outdoors

Philippines ending compulsory mask wearing outdoors

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
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