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Byelection called for May 21 in Nova Scotia's Pictou West riding

Byelection called for May 21 in Nova Scotia's Pictou West riding

HALIFAX — Residents of the central Nova Scotia riding of Pictou West will be heading to the polls in a byelection next month to fill the seat left vacant by the retiring Speaker of the House.
Crush of lawsuits over voting in multiple states creates a shadow war for the 2024 election

Crush of lawsuits over voting in multiple states creates a shadow war for the 2024 election

CHICAGO (AP) — As President Joe Biden and Donald Trump step up their campaigning in swing states, a quieter battle is taking place in the shadows of their White House rematch.
When it comes to government planes and political trips, who pays for a president's campaign travel?

When it comes to government planes and political trips, who pays for a president's campaign travel?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s no simple matter to move the commander in chief from point A to B, and it’s even more complicated when the president is seeking a second term.
'Dying for doctors': Report cites concerns with health care in rural Saskatchewan

'Dying for doctors': Report cites concerns with health care in rural Saskatchewan

REGINA — Suzanne Kuchinka, mayor of the village of Macoun in southeast Saskatchewan, says it's been a struggle for years to keep family doctors because they retire or move elsewhere.
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut

Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely a day goes without President Joe Biden mentioning insulin prices.
Cap on plastic production remains contentious as Ottawa set to host treaty talks

Cap on plastic production remains contentious as Ottawa set to host treaty talks

OTTAWA — Negotiators from 176 countries will gather in downtown Ottawa this week for the fourth round of talks to create a global treaty to eliminate plastic waste in less than 20 years.
Ottawa puts up $50M in federal budget to hedge against job-stealing AI

Ottawa puts up $50M in federal budget to hedge against job-stealing AI

OTTAWA — Worried artificial intelligence is coming for your job? So is the federal government — enough, at least, to set aside $50 million for skills retraining for workers.
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis

Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis

HONOLULU (AP) — A single mother of two, Amy Chadwick spent years scrimping and saving to buy a house in the town of Lahaina on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Key players: Who's who at Donald Trump’s hush money criminal trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s hush money criminal trial shifts to opening statements Monday, followed by the start of witness testimony. A jury of seven men and five women, plus six alternates, was picked last week.
Live video of man who set himself on fire outside court proves challenging for news organizations

Live video of man who set himself on fire outside court proves challenging for news organizations

NEW YORK (AP) — Video cameras stationed outside the Manhattan courthouse where former President Donald Trump is on trial caught the gruesome scene Friday of a man who lit himself on fire and the aftermath as authorities tried to rescue him.
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