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    A proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would limit vaccine mandates by businesses, health care providers and governments is a step closer to the statewide ballot. The proposal would prohibit those entities from discriminating against people based on vaccination status or mandating any vaccine, medical procedure, treatment or medical device. The Ohio Ballot Board approved the language Tuesday. Supporters next will have to gather thousands of valid signatures from registered voters to keep the proposal moving forward. It wouldn’t appear on a statewide ballot until 2023.

      The Norwegian Cruise Line company is dropping a requirement that passengers test negative for COVID-19 before sailing. The company said Wednesday that testing will only be needed on ships departing from places where local rules still requires testing, including in the United States and Canada. The change starts Aug. 1. Norwegian says relaxing its testing rule will match what others in the travel industry are doing “as society continues to adapt and return to a state of normalcy.” The company operates the Norwegian, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas lines.

        A defiant British Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to remain in office Wednesday, shrugging off calls for his resignation after two top ministers and a slew of junior officials said they could no longer serve under his scandal-tarred leadership. Members of the opposition Labour Party showered Johnson with shouts of “Go! Go!’’ during the weekly ritual of Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. Critics argued the leader’s days were numbered following his poor handling of sexual misconduct allegations against a senior official. But more damningly, members of Johnson’s own Conservative Party also challenged their leader. One asked whether there was anything that might prompt him to resign. Johnson replied he would keep going.

        WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program slashed the coronavirus' expected death rate by as much as 58%, saving hundreds of thousands of lives during the first two waves of the pandemic, a new study says.

          France’s Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has vowed to boost jobs, cut taxes, support purchasing power, tackle climate-related issues and help France better face the consequences of the war in Ukraine. She said that would include nationalizing electricity giant EDF. Borne laid out her main priorities Wednesday in her first major speech to the National Assembly after parliamentary elections last month cost French President Emmanuel Macron’s government its majority. She said the government plans to nationalize French electricity giant EDF amid an energy crisis aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The French state now holds an 84% stake in the company, one of the world’s biggest electricity producers.

          COVID-related disruptions have produced worker shortages and hindered supply chains, making it harder and more expensive to obtain building materials. As a result, more single-family units are seeing monthslong delays in the time it takes to start and complete construction when compared to y…

          The Biden administration is looking to help foreign manufacturers of baby formula stay on the U.S. market for the long term. It's an effort to diversify the industry after the closure of the largest domestic plant sparked a nationwide shortage. The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to help overseas producers that have sent supplies to the United States, under emergency approval to address the shortfall, secure long-term authorization to market their formula in the U.S. The agency will provide a way for producers temporarily selling in the U.S. to meet existing regulatory requirements so they can stay on the market.

          Attorneys for Kentucky’s two abortion clinics are seeking an injunction to block the state's near-total abortion ban. A Louisville judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state’s abortion ban last week. The clinics are asking Circuit Judge Mitch Perry to issue an injunction request, which would halt the state law while the case is litigated. The two Louisville clinics resumed performing abortions after Perry issued the restraining order last week.  Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron appealed the restraining order to the state’s appeals courts, but the Kentucky Supreme Court Tuesday night rejected Cameron’s appeal.

          A proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would limit vaccine mandates by businesses, health care providers and governments is a step closer to the statewide ballot. The proposal would prohibit those entities from discriminating against people based on vaccination status or mandating any vaccine, medical procedure, treatment or medical device. The Ohio Ballot Board approved the language Tuesday. Supporters next will have to gather thousands of valid signatures from registered voters to keep the proposal moving forward. It wouldn’t appear on a statewide ballot until 2023.

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          Nutella lovers need to try this super simple recipe from @nicole_thenomad. With just two ingredients you can enjoy your favorite spread in popsicle form.

          Bring back your favorite childhood drink in popsicle form with this fruit-filled Capri-Sun popsicle from @dollysfoodseries. The nostalgia will take you back to grade school summer vacation.

          Can you really say you put Tajin on everything until you’ve put it in a popsicle? This mango and Tajin combination from @basicswithbri is brilliant.

          Pet parents are on the move with their furkids more than ever before. Fortunately, they’re also taking pet safety behind the wheel more seriously. We recently asked a group of pet parents about their preferences for securing their pets on car rides, and we’re happy to say that the wide majority of people we polled do put in the time and effort to make sure their pets are safe, comfortable, and happy travelers.

          Dear Cathy: During the day, our 1-year-old Pomeranian is restricted to the entire main floor (using baby gates). She has access to the backyard through a pet door. Whether we are home or not, she goes outside as needed. When she travels with us in our RV, she can be left alone in the air-conditioned vehicle for several hours with no barking and no accidents. At night, she sleeps upstairs in her crate.

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