Democrat-Backed Darren Bailey Wins Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Primary

Illinois Democrats got the opponent they wanted for incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday, when state Sen. Darren Bailey won the Republican gubernatorial primary. The race was called by Bailey with about 33% of the votes counted. She got 53.5% of the vote with venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan getting 16.9% and former Aurora Mayor Richard […]

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Trump Tried to Join Jan. 6 Armed Mob Despite Threat of Violence, Former Aide Testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top adviser to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, arrives to testify during the sixth hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. at the Cannon House office building in Washington on June 28. .Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images US President Donald Trump was […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene asks for Secret Service testimony, “own J6” hearing

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, said Tuesday that she could soon hold her “own” committee hearings on Jan. 6. Greene appears during a news conference in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 15, 2022. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said she could hold her “own” hearings on Jan. […]

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Global warming has brought amazing changes to forests

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the climatic table collaboration. Forests from the Arctic to the Amazon are being transformed at a “shocking” rate due to the climate crisis, with trees advancing into previously barren tundra in the north while dying from rising heat further south, researchers […]

Before we change the health care system Canadians hold dear, make sure the people proposing solutions don’t have their hearts and wallets in the same place.

If you get close enough to a hospital in Canada right now, you can almost hear it straining under the pressure of the last two years or more. The combination of a global pandemic, exhausted doctors and nurses, and an increasingly uncaring public has pushed our public health care system to the brink and, in […]

The life cycle of plastic is a death spiral

Who does not consider plastic as a necessity of modern life? It is hard to imagine a life without plastics. But what if we can’t live WITH plastics? Plastics offer many benefits. From clean water supplies to food packaging to public health and medical devices, the development of plastics and their uses have been beneficial. […]

Are US-style ‘strong mayors’ right for Ontario?

When Ken Greenberg was Boston’s acting chief of planning, “the fifth floor” was shorthand for the office of then-Mayor Tom Menino, who appointed him personally. City councilors, let alone citizens, rarely entered the space. “That’s where all the power was held and all the decisions were made,” said Greenberg, an urban designer who previously worked […]

How New Brunswick post-secondary institutions are handling masks this fall – New Brunswick | Canadian

Some post-secondary institutions in New Brunswick have updated COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming school year, though wearing a face mask is no longer required by the province. New Brunswick lifted all provincial COVID-19 restrictions — including mandatory mask-wearing in indoor public spaces — on March 14 of this year. Since then, the province has reported […]

How Nova Scotia post-secondary institutions are handling masks this fall – Halifax | Canadian

While masking is no longer required in Nova Scotia, some post-secondary institutions are taking extra precautions against COVID-19 this fall. The province dropped most of its masking requirements in March, and all other health protections, including mandatory self-isolation for positive cases, in July. However, some restrictions stay in place in high-risk settings such as health-care […]

How Nova Scotia post-secondary institutions are handling masks this fall – Halifax | Canadian

While masking is no longer required in Nova Scotia, some post-secondary institutions are taking extra precautions against COVID-19 this fall. The province dropped most of its masking requirements in March, and all other health protections, including mandatory self-isolation for positive cases, in July. However, some restrictions stay in place in high-risk settings such as health-care […]

Does COVID have a weak point? Researchers say they’ve found one that could lead to a universal treatment

VANCOUVER—Researchers at the University of British Columbia say they have discovered a weakness in major strains of COVID-19 that could lead to universally effective treatments for people infected with most variants of the virus. Over time, COVID has managed to mutate and get ahead of treatments, but this discovery will allow researchers to target a […]

Chinese, Japanese officials meet amid tensions with Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Japanese officials are meeting in northern China amid renewed tensions over Beijing’s military threats against Taiwan and after Tokyo protested China’s missile launches at Japan’s exclusive economic zone during recent military exercises. Wednesday’s meeting between Senior Foreign Affairs Advisor Yang Jiechi and Japan’s National Security Secretary Akiba Takeo followed China’s […]