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New Mexico governor orders safeguards for abortion access |  Health and Fitness

New Mexico governor orders safeguards for abortion access | Health and Fitness

By MORGAN LEE – Associated Press SANTA FE, NM (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor took steps Monday to ensure safe harbor to people seeking abortions or providing abortions at health care facilities within the state. gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order that prohibits cooperation with other states that might interfere with abortion …

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Chief investigator questioned in auditor corruption trial |  Health and Fitness

Chief investigator questioned in auditor corruption trial | Health and Fitness

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The chief investigator in the criminal corruption case against Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness tried repeatedly under cross-examination Monday to deflect responsibility for false statements he made in a search warrant affidavit and which were later reiterated in an indictment. The testimony by Frank Robinson involved allegations that McGuiness orchestrated a …

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Chief investigator questioned in auditor corruption trial |  Health and Fitness

Newspaper: Oklahoma gun deaths rose as firearms access grew | Health and Fitness

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gun deaths in Oklahoma have increased since a “permitless carry” law allowing people over the age of 21 to carry a gun without a permit or training went into effect in 2019, according to a newspaper’s review of data. The Oklahoman analyzed state medical examiner data and found that Oklahoma has …

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Wisconsin Democrats focus on Republican Sen.  Johnson |  Health, Med.  & Fitness

Wisconsin Democrats focus on Republican Sen. Johnson | Health, Med. & Fitness

By SCOTT BAUER – Associated Press MADISON, Erase. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday, and not each other, as the eight candidates made their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary. The Democratic Senate candidates blasted Johnson …

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Wisconsin Democrats focus on Republican Sen.  Johnson |  Health and Fitness

Wisconsin Democrats focus on Republican Sen. Johnson | Health and Fitness

By SCOTT BAUER – Associated Press MADISON, Erase. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday, and not each other, as the eight candidates made their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary. The Democratic Senate candidates blasted Johnson …

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Illinois governor’s race is also battle among billionaires |  Health, Med.  & Fitness

Illinois governor’s race is also battle among billionaires | Health, Med. & Fitness

By SARA BURNETT and JOHN O’CONNOR – Associated Press WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — The race to be Illinois’ next governor is also a battle among billionaires, including two whose names won’t appear on Tuesday’s primary ballot. Republican candidates Darren Bailey, who as a state lawmaker fought pandemic measures such as mask mandates, and former prosecutor …

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Editorial: The FDA is correct to ban menthol cigarettes |  opinion

Editorial: The FDA is correct to ban menthol cigarettes | opinion

ttake a deep breath, America. We’ve made serious progress against cigarette smoking. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 percent of adults were smokers in 2000. By 2020, the rate had fallen to 12.5 percent. Teen use of traditional cigarettes has plummeted from 22.5 percent in 2002 to 6 percent in …

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