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Sydney’s city council reviews use of Bayer’s Roundup weed killer amid cancer fears

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Sydney’s city council said on Friday it was reviewing its weed management, which included the use of Bayer AG’s Roundup, after other councils in Australia began cutting ties with the product amid concerns about possible links to cancer. The council, which covers the city’s business center, was “reviewing (its) weed management methods… Read More »

Illinois expands abortion rights amid stringent bans across the US

The Illinois State Senate passed sweeping abortion protections late Friday, which will most likely be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat. The Senate voted 34-20 for the bill to remove restrictions on certain late-term abortions and criminal penalties on physicians who perform the procedures. The Reproductive Health Act, introduced by Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy,… Read More »

Officials hope to change minds amid 'exquisitely contagious' measles outbreak

“It is exquisitely contagious,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, director of the county health department. “You can be in a room where somebody with measles had left two hours earlier and still get the disease.” Clark County, just across the Columbia River from Portland, is in the middle of a measles outbreak, and Washington’s governor has… Read More »