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Four drug firms agree to pay $26 bn in proposed US opioid settlement

By John Biers / Catherine Triomphe Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Prosecutors from several US states on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping proposed settlement under which four pharmaceutical companies accused of fueling the country’s opioid epidemic would pay up to $26 billion …

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Coping with the pandemic through volleyball

(Eagle News) — Friends play volleyball on sand courts at local parks in Maryland after months of being cooped up at home because of the pandemic. Take some time to sit back, unwind, and enjoy the footage they captured from …

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CDC and Texas confirms monkeypox in US traveler

(Eagle News) — As if Covid wasn’t enough of a concern, another disease has landed in the US. It is something many probably haven’t heard of before. Monkeypox. The first US case in years has recently been confirmed by the …

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Canada-US border to reopen to fully vaccinated Americans August 9

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Border restrictions are being eased to allow fully vaccinated Americans to enter Canada for non-essential reasons, the Canadian government said Monday. Beginning August 9, American who have been fully immunized …

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Era of space tourism begins: When will you be booking your flight?

  (Eagle News) —On Sunday history was made as Sir Richard Branson became the first traveler into space via a privately owned company: his own Virgin Galactic. With other privately owned companies such as Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and Elon …

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Travelers from the Philippines, South Korea added to Hawaii’s Safe Travels program

HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Starting Thursday, July 15, travelers from the Philippines and from South Korea may bypass the State of Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner. “We are delighted to …

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More than half of Ontario adults vaccinated against Covid-19

(Eagle News) — On July 8, Ontario, Canada reported that more than half of adults in the province have received their second COVID-19 vaccine dose due to an increase in supply and the ability to now combine vaccines. Since May …

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Hoover Dam, Lake Mead water levels at historical lows

(Eagle News) — Alarming water levels are a concern in Nevada as Hoover Dam and Lake Mead record historical lows. To tell us more, Eagle News correspondent Lory Jarvina reports from Las Vegas. (Eagle News Service)

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Train traffic restricted in parts of Canada’s most western province because of fire risk

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The hot, dry conditions in the western Canadian province of British Columbia have prompted to the federal government to put restrictions on trains operating in the region. “Unprecedented weather conditions …

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Canada eases border restrictions for fully vaccinated Canadians

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Returning home to Canada has become easier for fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents. Beginning Monday, they will no longer have to quarantine for 14 days in a government-approved hotel …

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Military will help fight wildfires in British Columbia

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The military will be dispatched to the western Canadian province of British Columbia this week to help bring wildfires there under control, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Sunday. “In …

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More evacuations as wildfires rage across western Canadian province of British Columbia

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Hundreds of people remain out of their homes and thousands more have been told to be prepared to evacuate if fire conditions worsen in the western Canadian province of British …

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