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Poliovirus type 2 found in wastewater in Gaza Strip

A poliovirus variant has been discovered in six wastewater samples in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, two cities in southern and central Gaza. Gaza’s Health Ministry called it a “health disaster” in a Facebook post on Friday. The tests, conducted in collaboration with UNICEF, detected the presence of poliovirus type 2, which causes the disease polio. Gaza officials said …

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Think your grocery bill is high? Try eating gluten-free

When Ashley Hickey’s 7-year-old son Alex was diagnosed with celiac disease last month, she knew she had to overhaul the family’s entire diet to become a gluten-free household. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease that causes people to become ill when they eat wheat, rye, or barley. As a celiac herself, Hickey is familiar with the risk of cross-contamination …

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Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong

As it happens7:14Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong When Selina Cheng was elected head of a press freedom organization in Hong Kong, she didn’t expect her very first press conference to be about her firing from her own job. Cheng says she was fired as a reporter for the Wall …

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JD Vance praises Trump, shares personal story in first speech as vice presidential candidate

Donald Trump’s running mate for vice president, Sen. J.D. Vance, presented himself to the nation Wednesday night as the son of a forgotten industrial town in Ohio who, if elected in November, will fight for the working class. Vance, 39, described his difficult childhood, from the U.S. Marines, to Yale Law School, to venture capitalism, and finally to the U.S. …

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Disabled Tenants Live in Fear of Eviction. Now This Man With PTSD Sleeps in a Shed

Sidney Wood says he was evicted from his home last month after he couldn’t pay his rent. Wood, 41, couldn’t afford the $1,620-a-month Edmonton basement apartment he shared with his two teenage children. Not after he and his wife separated in March, and not on his CPP disability income, which he says is $1,403 a month. So Wood, who can …

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Israelis displaced by the battle with Hezbollah want to return home as the conflict moves closer to full-scale war

In November, Avi Avraham and his wife left their home in Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel to attend a wedding. Moments later, a rocket ripped through their third floor, shattering the windows—destroying life as they knew it. They and their son moved south to safety and have since been living as evacuees in a hotel paid for by the Israeli …

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