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Alberta commits $1M to explore feasibility of new training hubs to address rural doctor shortage

In response to what the Alberta government acknowledges is an ongoing physician shortage in the province, Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides and Health Minister Jason Copping announced plans Thursday to look at offering more training in different areas of the province. Nicolaides and Copping spoke at a news conference at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Center on …

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Tensions soar in Haiti’s capital after police officers killed | Police News

Angry demonstrators have roared through the streets of Haiti’s capital, blocking roads and shooting guns into the air to protest a slew of killings of police officers by Haitian gangs over the last week. Haitian news outlet Le Nouvelliste reported that angry scenes erupted in several neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince on Thursday, and barricades of burning …

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Thousands of Cubans left scrambling after new US asylum policy | Migration News

Havana, Cuba- Patri, 24, is hiding $1,100 in a storage ottoman in her bedroom in the Cuban capital of Havana. “It doesn’t look like much, but I’ve been saving it for five years,” the manicurist and makeup artist said, surveying her thin stack of bills. Patri asked that her last name be omitted for her …

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Vancouver mayor aims for a city with ‘renewed swagger’ in first state of the city address – BC

Vancouver’s new mayor laid out a vision of a city with “a renewed swagger” and “a buzz about it” as he delivered his first state of the city address on Tuesday. “It is a new day in Vancouver, and that means it’s a great time to be in Vancouver and to seize opportunity, it’s a …

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Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM as Ardern bows out | Politics News

The 44-year-old faces an uphill battle to lead the ruling Labor Party to victory in October’s election amid rising inflation and a looming recession. Labor party leader Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as New Zealand’s new prime minister following the surprise resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins formally took office in front of …

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As deadly protests continue, Peru’s government faces crisis | Protest News

Lima, Peru— Dozens of civilians shot dead by armed forces. The gates of a premier public university stormed by a military tank. Font precincts set aflame. Nearly seven weeks after Dina Boluarte ascended to Peru’s presidency in the wake of her predecessor Pedro Castillo’s chaotic removal, the protests that have roiled the country’s south have …

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McCarthy officially denies Schiff and Swalwell seats on House Intelligence Committee

CNN — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday officially denied Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell seats on the House Intelligence Committee. “I appreciate the loyalty you have to your Democrat colleagues, and I acknowledge your efforts to have two Members of Congress reinstated to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,” McCarthy wrote …

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Georgia judge hears arguments on releasing grand jury report on Trump and the 2020 election aftermath

CNN — A judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to publicly release a special grand jury report detailing Donald Trump and his allies’ efforts to upend the 2020 election in Georgia and its conclusions on whether the former president should face criminal charges. The special grand jury, barred from issuing indictments, penned …

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McConnell plans backseat role as McCarthy battles White House over debt ceiling

CNN — Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has engineered ways out of a devastating debt default in the past. This time may be different – ​​at least for now. Facing the riskiest debt ceiling standoff in a dozen years, Senate Republican leaders are planning to take a backseat role and let the newly empowered House …

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Charles McGonigal: Former high-level FBI official charged in alleged schemes to help sanctioned Russian oligarch and conceal payments from ex-Albanian intelligence employee

New York CNN — The former head of counterintelligence for the FBI’s New York field office was charged in two separate indictments Monday for allegedly working with a sanctioned Russian oligarch after he retired and concealing millions of thousands of dollars he received from a former employee of an Albanian intelligence agency while he was …

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