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China drought leads to factory closures, rolling blackouts

Factories in China’s southwest have shut down and a city imposed rolling blackouts after reservoirs to generate hydropower ran low amid a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his hold on power. Companies in Sichuan province, including makers of …

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Facing blackouts and long waits, this St. John’s man is thanking virtual care for saving his life

Dylan Harris of St. John’s is crediting a virtual emergency room with saving his life after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. (Martin Jones/CBC) After waiting hours in an emergency room without finding an explanation for his condition, a St. John’s man is thanking a virtual clinic for saving his …

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