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California governor pushes back against criticism of fast food minimum wage law

California governor pushes back against criticism of fast food minimum wage law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration has denied a news report that he pushed for an exception to the state's new fast-food minimum wage law that benefits a wealthy campaign donor.
Brian Mulroney, 18th prime minister and Progressive Conservative titan, dead at 84

Brian Mulroney, 18th prime minister and Progressive Conservative titan, dead at 84

OTTAWA — There was no in-between with Martin Brian Mulroney. Canadians loved him: In 1984, they handed the youthful charmer a blank cheque and the largest majority mandate in history so he could change the country.
On the Rio Grande, 300 miles apart, Biden and Trump try to use immigration to election advantage

On the Rio Grande, 300 miles apart, Biden and Trump try to use immigration to election advantage

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — On the banks of the same Rio Grande but 300 miles apart, President Joe Biden and GOP challenger Donald Trump on Thursday surveyed the U.S.
Georgia Republicans say religious liberty needs protection, but Democrats warn of discrimination

Georgia Republicans say religious liberty needs protection, but Democrats warn of discrimination

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans are voting to protect religious rights from being trampled by state and local governments, while Democrats warn that the long-disputed measure opens the door for people and groups to discriminate against LGBTQ+ peop
Virani says new measures meant to help prevent hate crimes will come with safeguards

Virani says new measures meant to help prevent hate crimes will come with safeguards

OTTAWA — A series of steps would need to happen before a judge can restrict a person's movement because of fears they could commit a hate crime, federal Justice Minister Arif Virani said Thursday as he defended a suite of tougher penalties to combat
'Measured choices': Health, education come out ahead in restrained Alberta budget

'Measured choices': Health, education come out ahead in restrained Alberta budget

EDMONTON — Health care and education came out ahead Thursday in a generally restrained Alberta provincial budget forecasting a paper-thin surplus that could easily go up in smoke.
Shirtless US Senate candidate submerges himself in Wisconsin lake, issues challenge to opponent

Shirtless US Senate candidate submerges himself in Wisconsin lake, issues challenge to opponent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A shirtless candidate for U.S. Senate broke through the ice of a Madison lake Thursday hoping to pour cold water on any notion that he's a soft Californian, not a hardy Wisconsinite.
198 people died from toxic illicit drugs in B.C. in January, coroner says

198 people died from toxic illicit drugs in B.C. in January, coroner says

VICTORIA — Toxic drugs killed 198 people in British Columbia in January, adding to an unrelenting toll that has killed more than 14,000 people since a public health emergency was declared eight years ago.
Patient, doctors hail federal diabetes drug plan as potentially 'life-changing'

Patient, doctors hail federal diabetes drug plan as potentially 'life-changing'

Raman Kumar says a federal plan to cover diabetes medications and supplies would be "phenomenal" because she'll finally stop worrying about how to pay for her care.

Quick Quotes: Reaction to Quebec Appeal Court ruling upholding religious symbols ban

MONTREAL — The Quebec Court of Appeal upheld Quebec's Bill 21 Thursday, finding the secularism law, which bans teachers, judges, police officers and prison guards from wearing religious symbols on the job, to be constitutional.
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