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Alberta budget to allocate $20M toward planning for new Edmonton children's hospital

Alberta budget to allocate $20M toward planning for new Edmonton children's hospital

EDMONTON — The Alberta government's upcoming budget is to allocate $20 million over the next three years to advance plans for a stand-alone children's hospital in the provincial capital.
'Not consulted': Alberta health minister questions Ottawa's national pharmacare plan

'Not consulted': Alberta health minister questions Ottawa's national pharmacare plan

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister is questioning the need for a national pharmacare plan, saying the province already has a comprehensive program for seniors, as well as for those who have low incomes and receive disability benefits.

Kentucky lawmakers advance bill allowing child support to begin with pregnancy

FRANKFORT, Ky.
Changes needed to ensure safer, more resilient RCMP, union mental-health report says

Changes needed to ensure safer, more resilient RCMP, union mental-health report says

OTTAWA — The union representing front-line Mounties is urging the RCMP to move beyond "patchwork solutions" to ensure the mental health of officers amid concerns they face increasing risks to their well-being.
West Virginia Senate OKs bill requiring schools to show anti-abortion group fetal development video

West Virginia Senate OKs bill requiring schools to show anti-abortion group fetal development video

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-majority Senate greenlit a bill on Tuesday that would make a video on fetal development produced by an anti-abortion group required viewing in public schools.
King Harald V of Norway has been hospitalized with an infection while on vacation in Malaysia

King Harald V of Norway has been hospitalized with an infection while on vacation in Malaysia

STOCKHOLM (AP) — King Harald V of Norway has been hospitalized with an infection while on vacation in Malaysia, the Norwegian royal house said in a statement Tuesday.
Emhoff announces $1.7B in pledges to help President Biden meet goal of ending hunger by 2030

Emhoff announces $1.7B in pledges to help President Biden meet goal of ending hunger by 2030

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Harlem Globetrotters will partner with KABOOM! to lead a national public awareness campaign on the link between nutrition and physical activity .
Some states are trying to make sex binary. Transgender people see their existence denied

Some states are trying to make sex binary. Transgender people see their existence denied

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Mack Allen, an 18-year-old high school senior from Kansas, braces for sideways glances, questioning looks and snide comments whenever he has to hand over his driver's license, which still identifies him as female.

New York doctor's husband suing Disney for negligence in wrongful death case

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The husband of a New York doctor who died shortly after dining at a Disney Springs restaurant last year accused Walt Disney Parks and Resorts of negligence in a 19-page lawsuit filed in Florida.

UN experts call on authorities in Belarus to pardon a cancer-stricken imprisoned opposition leader

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Experts from the U.N. Human Rights Commission appealed to Belarusian authorities on Monday to pardon an opposition politician diagnosed with a severe form of cancer while in prison.