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Call for action to ease Ontario health-care crisis

Leaders from five of Ontario’s largest health care unions are issuing an urgent appeal to the Doug Ford government, citing years of inaction and a lack of investment as factors in the province’s current hospital crisis. Speaking at Queen’s Park on Thursday, the unions said the current government’s plan is “failing miserably.” They also said …

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Webb telescope captures first look at an exoplanet’s atmospheric breakdown

(CNN) — The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a detailed molecular and chemical portrait of a faraway planet’s skies, scoring another first for the exoplanet science community. WASP-39b, otherwise known as Bocaprins, can be found orbiting a star some 700 light-years away. It is an exoplanet — a planet outside our solar system — …

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Kim Jong Un’s sister makes insulting threats to South Korea over sanctions

Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 23, 2022 7:58PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:29PM EST SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made insult-laden threats against South Korea on Thursday for considering unilateral sanctions on the North, calling the South’s new president …

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Oklahoma marijuana farm killing: 4 dead were ‘executed,’ Chinese citizens

Heather Hollingsworth, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:26PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:38PM EST LACEY, Okla. – The suspect in the weekend killings of four people at a marijuana farm in Oklahoma was arrested in the afternoon by officers in South Florida, police announced late Tuesday. Wu Chen was …

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Ontario child with pneumonia waits nearly 40 hours in emergency room

A four-year-old child with Down syndrome spent about 40 hours in an Ontario emergency room after coming down with a serious respiratory illness, something her mother calls “completely ridiculous” and “unacceptable.” It was around 2:30 am on Nov. 9 when Jasmine, a resident in the Woodbridge, Ont., area, said she called 911. Her young daughter’s …

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Niagara residents asked to look for meteorite which fell in southern Ontario

Residents in Niagara Region are being asked to keep an eye out for a rare meteorite that was tracked falling from space and crashed in the region over the weekend. The object lit up the night sky around 3:30 am on Nov. 19, prompting a flood of social media comments. Many people also described hearing …

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Kim’s sister warns US of ‘a more fatal security crisis’

By Hyung-jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:48AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:48AM EST SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Tuesday that he would face “a more fatal security crisis” as Washington pushes for …

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Two-year-old Ontario boy with RSV almost taken to US hospital amid pediatric ICU bed shortage

A two-year-old Ontario boy with RSV was almost transferred to a hospital south of the border in the midst of a provincial shortage of pediatric intensive care beds. “He just was struggling so much to take a breath, you could see through his sweater and through his blankets that his chest and stomach were elevating …

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Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection

Jay Reeves, The Associated Press Published Monday, November 21, 2022 3:20PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 21, 2022 3:20PM EST BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)—Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sought a pause in executions and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system Monday after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection. Ivey’s office issued a statement …

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19-year-old asks court to let her watch father’s execution

Jim Salter, The Associated Press Published Monday, November 21, 2022 3:07PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 21, 2022 3:07PM EST ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 19-year-old woman is asking a federal court to allow her to watch her father’s death by injection, despite a Missouri law barring anyone under 21 from witnessing an execution. Kevin …

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