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Federal licensing of doctors, fast tracking foreign physicians among MP’s proposals for easing doctor shortage | CBC News

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Marcus Powlowski plans to make recommendations to the federal government aimed at easing the physician shortage in rural northwestern Ontario and other parts of Canada. Powlowski, an emergency department physician and member of the parliamentary standing committee on health, recently visited Atikokan, Fort Frances, Rainy River and Kenora to speak with doctors […]

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Travel

Attorneys general file brief in federal travel mask mandate case

(The Center Square) – Attorneys general from 23 states have filed an amicus brief in a federal appeals court urging judges to uphold a ruling from earlier this year that struck down the mask mandate for interstate travel. Four months ago, Florida U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle sided with the Health Freedom Defense Fund […]

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Business

Trump tax returns must be given to Congress, federal appeals court says in new ruling

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974, and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders in discussing current events and future political agendas.  Brandon Bell | […]

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Business

With or without federal student loan forgiveness, colleges must tackle affordability crisis, experts say

The Biden administration has promised to make a decision on student loan forgiveness within weeks, or even days. And yet, college affordability will remain an issue for years to come, experts say. Increasingly, high school students are rethinking the value of a four-year degree. Many now say it’s just not worth the sky-high cost. “More […]

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US

McMichaels sentenced to life terms, William ‘Roddie’ Bryan gets 35 years for federal hate crime convictions in Ahmaud Arbery’s killing

Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., the third man involved in Arbery’s killing, was sentenced by US District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 35 years, which will be served at the same time as his state sentence. They will be remanded to state custody to begin their sentences, the judge ruled. Their attorneys had […]

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Canada

Federal government directs $2 million to women and girls in sport | CBC Sports

The federal government is giving $2 million to Canadian Women and Sport to reduce barriers and retain women and girls in sport over the next two years. Canadian Women and Sport published a study in 2016 that found 41 per cent of the country’s girls between three and 17 don’t play sports. Non-participation jumped to […]

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Business

Consumers’ expectations of future inflation decreased significantly in win for the Federal Reserve

Shoppers inside a grocery store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2022.  David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The consumer outlook for inflation decreased significantly in July amid a sharp drop in gas prices and a growing belief that the rapid surges in food and housing also would ebb in […]

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Entertainment

Federal officials visit Yellowstone to survey flooding damage and infrastructure repairs – Local News 8

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (KIFI) – US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz got a tour of the damage in Yellowstone National Park Friday. It comes after historic flooding in June. While Yellowstone has re-opened, there are still months of repairs for corridors and park trials. […]

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Canada

Many federal government employees balking at returning to offices | CBC News

The federal government is facing pushback from employees reluctant to return to government offices after more than two years working from home. Online forums for public servants have exploded in recent weeks with comments about the prospect of returning to offices, with employees comparing notes on the hybrid work plans each department is planning to adopt. […]

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US

The market read the Federal Reserve all wrong | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. New York CNN Business  —  After the Federal Reserve’s July meeting, investors quickly reached a consensus: The central bank was turning slightly dovish. After embarking on an aggressive rate-hike spree this year in […]