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Thousands protest in support of public health care in Madrid

Thousands protest in support of public health care in Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of Spanish public health workers and their supporters staged a demonstration Sunday to demand more primary health care staff and protest what they claim is the progressive dismantling of the public health system in fav
After hurricanes, program aims to help alleviate stress

After hurricanes, program aims to help alleviate stress

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The 10 women gathered on yoga mats in a New Orleans suburb, the lights dimmed. “I'd like to invite you to close your eyes," instructor Stephanie Osborne said in a soothing voice from the front of the room.
Top Ontario doctor to ask public to mask up as respiratory illnesses rage: sources

Top Ontario doctor to ask public to mask up as respiratory illnesses rage: sources

TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor will recommend the public begin masking on Monday in an effort to help overwhelmed children's hospitals, two government sources said Saturday.

North Macedonia to pardon violators of pandemic measures

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia is planning to pardon more than 1,200 people who face prison sentences because they have failed to pay fines for violating restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
China tightens restrictions as rise in virus cases reported

China tightens restrictions as rise in virus cases reported

BEIJING (AP) — Everyone in a district of 1.8 million people in China’s southern metropolis of Guangzhou was ordered to stay home for virus testing Saturday and a major city in the southwest closed schools as another rise in infections was reported.
Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto reduces surgeries to preserve critical care

Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto reduces surgeries to preserve critical care

TORONTO — The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto says it is reducing surgeries to preserve its critical care capacity as it deals with a surge of intensive care cases.
China eases some quarantine for travelers even as cases rise

China eases some quarantine for travelers even as cases rise

BEIJING (AP) — Travelers arriving in China will spend less time in quarantine under changes to sweeping anti-virus controls announced Friday to reduce disruptions to the economy and society.
Veterans 'best of America,' VP Harris says in laying wreath

Veterans 'best of America,' VP Harris says in laying wreath

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under gray clouds and pouring rain at Arlington National Cemetery, Vice President Kamala Harris told the nation's veterans Friday their work makes America stronger, as the administration announced new support for children who live w
Colorado voters decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Colorado voters decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

DENVER (AP) — Colorado voters have passed a ballot initiative to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for people 21 and older and to create state-regulated “healing centers" where participants can experience the drug under supervision.

Mexico depicts Philadelphia street scenes in anti-drug ads

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is using video of homeless people and open-air drug users in Philadelphia’s embattled Kensington neighborhood in a national ad campaign to try to scare young people away from drugs.