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Conservatives oppose Liberal tax changes that include adjustment to capital gains tax

Conservatives oppose Liberal tax changes that include adjustment to capital gains tax

OTTAWA — A motion increasing the proportion of capital gains that are taxed in Canada easily passed the House of Commons Tuesday, as the governing Liberals and Conservatives traded barbs about whether it will harm the middle class or make the country
New research explores how a short trip to space affects the human body

New research explores how a short trip to space affects the human body

DALLAS (AP) — Space tourists experience some of the same body changes as astronauts who spend months in orbit, according to new studies published Tuesday.
Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington will make clear that hospitals must provide emergency abortions

Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington will make clear that hospitals must provide emergency abortions

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said Washington will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S.
North Carolina lawmakers approve mask bill that allows health exemption after pushback

North Carolina lawmakers approve mask bill that allows health exemption after pushback

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new, reworked version of a bill that originally caught flak for removing a pandemic-era health exemption for wearing a mask in public was approved by North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday.
A Florida law blocking treatment for transgender children is thrown out by a federal judge

A Florida law blocking treatment for transgender children is thrown out by a federal judge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a 2023 Florida law that blocked gender-affirming care for transgender minors and severely restricted such treatment for adults, calling the statute unconstitutional.
Linguist and activist Noam Chomsky hospitalized in his wife's native country of Brazil after stroke

Linguist and activist Noam Chomsky hospitalized in his wife's native country of Brazil after stroke

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Linguist, activist and social critic Noam Chomsky is hospitalized in his wife's native country of Brazil recovering from a massive stroke he had a year ago, she confirmed Tuesday.
Biden administration seeks to wipe consumer medical debt off most credit reports with proposed rule

Biden administration seeks to wipe consumer medical debt off most credit reports with proposed rule

The Biden administration is pushing to prevent medical debt from being considered in most decisions made over whether someone qualifies to rent an apartment, buy a car or take on a mortgage.
ATV crash in B.C. kills 15-year-old boy, passenger suffers minor injuries

ATV crash in B.C. kills 15-year-old boy, passenger suffers minor injuries

BARRIÈRE, B.C. — A 15-year-old has died when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving overturned near Barriere, B.C. Mounties say the crash north of Kamloops happened Sunday near the two-kilometre mark of the Darlington Creek Forest Service Road.
A New York county with one of the nation's largest police forces is deputizing armed residents

A New York county with one of the nation's largest police forces is deputizing armed residents

MINEOLA, N.Y.
FBI data show sharp drop in violent crime but steepness is questioned

FBI data show sharp drop in violent crime but steepness is questioned

The Biden administration is taking credit for a sharp drop in violent crime nationwide earlier this year but one expert cautions that the declines in FBI data are preliminary and likely overstated.