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South Korea extends restrictions on travelers from China

South Korea extends restrictions on travelers from China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it will continue to restrict the entry of short-term travelers from China through the end of February over concerns that the spread of COVID-19 in that country may worsen following the Lunar New Year’s holid
Focus on retaining nurses before recruiting nurses from other provinces: association

Focus on retaining nurses before recruiting nurses from other provinces: association

MONTREAL — Efforts to lure nurses from other provinces are underway in several parts of the country, but the head of a national nurses association says the poaching won't solve anything unless working conditions are improved.
Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

HALIFAX — Politicians in charge of provincial and territorial liquor laws aren't hurrying to adopt or promote newly updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits.
Canadians worried about the state of provincial health systems: poll

Canadians worried about the state of provincial health systems: poll

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians have concerns about the state of the health-care system, particularly in Atlantic provinces where hospitals have struggled to maintain emergency services for months.

Hong Kong to ban CBD, label it a 'dangerous drug'

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug" and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and possession, customs authorities announced Friday.
Town where child cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

Town where child cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

TOMS RIVER, N.J.
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.
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