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As the flu season ramps up, it’s not unusual for hospitals to see an influx of patients. But what happens when those hospitals are already at capacity? Too often, surgeries are cancelled and hallways are turned into patient rooms. The Agenda looks at hospital overcrowding and what can be done to fix the problem.

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It’s been nearly a month since the Ontario government began funding free prescription drugs for people 25 and under. The Agenda checks in to see how things are going, and whether this is the best option for free prescription drug coverage.

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Humber River Hospital is shaping the future of hospitals. After becoming North America’s first fully digital hospital, it unveiled Canada’s first hospital command centre. As Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan explains, the centre will help create 40 additional beds.

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Damning New Study Helps Explain Why Pentagon Will No Longer Release Afghan War Updates

on January 31, 2018

As the Pentagon is rebuked for withholding from the public information about the U.S. military’s activities in Afghanistan, new reporting reveals that—more 16 years after the U.S. began its occupation—the Taliban has open and active presence in about 70 percent of the country, and ISIS has gained more territory than ever before. On Tuesday, the […]

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Democracy Now! 2018-01-31 Wednesday

Democracy Now! 2018-01-31 Wednesday Headlines for January 31, 2018 In Warmongering First State of the Union, Trump Doubles Down on Gitmo & Escalates Nuclear War Threat Ilhan Omar, First Somali-American State Lawmaker: Trump’s SOTU was “Disgusting” & “Fascist” We Are Not Going to Be Intimidated: Undocumented Activist Attends SOTU Despite Threat of Arrest Made in […]

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Trump Echos Apple’s PR: American Dream or Corporate Serfdom?

on January 31, 2018

Trump claimed in the State of the Union last night: “The stock market has smashed one record after another. … Apple has just announced it plans to invest a total of $350 billion in America, and hire another 20,000 workers. … This, in fact, is our new American moment. There has never been a better […]

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ProPublica, NPR ‘Lost Mothers’ Series is a Finalist for Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

on January 31, 2018

ProPublica and NPR’s series on maternal mortality in the U.S., ‘Lost Mothers’, is one of six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Led by ProPublica reporters Nina Martin and Adriana Gallardo, along with NPR special correspondent Renee Montagne, the series illuminated a national disgrace: the U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths […]

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The clash between large criminal organizations, engine of violence in Brazil

on January 31, 2018

Violence in Brazil increasingly revolves around large-scale criminal organisations. Recent events, such as prison massacres across the country, help bringing the issue to light. Español Rio de Janeiro. Mike Egerton/PA Wire/PA Images. Todos os direitos reservados. This article is published as part of our series Which Violence in Latin America? in partnership with the University […]

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Tech Companies Are Under Pressure Everywhere Except Where It Matters

on January 31, 2018

It was the year of the tech backlash. Throughout 2017, Facebook, Google, and Twitter were hauled before Congress to answer for their roles in election hacking. More and more prominent political, business, and media figures warned of the growing power of the technology giants, and some offered solutions rarely uttered in this country: breaking the companies […]

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Former Ambassador Reflects on Current Events

on January 31, 2018

Former British Ambassador Craig Murray discussed the current situation with Julian Assange, the alleged Russian election hack, Trump’s Israel embassy move and more in an interview with Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein. By Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein Craig Murray is an author, broadcaster and human rights activist. He was British Ambassador to […]

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O’Rourke’s no-PAC campaign paying off against Cruz

on January 31, 2018

(Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) After voting against the 2014 Farm Bill, El Paso Democrat Beto O’Rourke was asked to apologize. Not to the voters, but to a political action committee (PAC) that donated to his campaign. “At that moment, I just said ‘You know what, I don’t want to take PAC money anymore,” […]

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Chiefs Of Three Russian Intelligence Agencies Travel To Washington

on January 31, 2018

WASHINGTON — The directors of Russia’s three main intelligence and espionage agencies all traveled to the U.S. capital in recent days, in what observers said was a highly unusual occurrence coming at a time of heightened U.S.-Russian tensions. Russia’s ambassador to the United States had earlier confirmed that Sergei Naryshkin, the head of the foreign […]

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Romanians Mark Ceausescu Centenary With Memorabilia Auction

on January 31, 2018

A Romanian auction house marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu with a sale of his clothes, vintage toilet paper, and other memorabilia. The ironically-named Golden Era online auction, organized on January 31 by the Artmark auction house, included some 250 items, including a fur-lined hunting cap worn by […]

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