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  • Canadian Blood Services increases iron guidelines for donors

    OTTAWA - Tougher iron guidelines for blood donors will almost certainly reduce collections in the short term, said a spokesman for Canadian Blood Services as the national agency appealed for more donations.
  • Teachers use nasty election to spark polite student debate

    WASHINGTON - From mock elections to writing projects and Electoral College math, many teachers around the country are embracing the often nasty presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as a real-world teaching tool.
  • Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

    CHICAGO - Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.
  • Canadian Blood Services by the numbers

    OTTAWA - Canadian Blood Services will soon enforce stricter guidelines on iron levels from donors.
  • Senate Democrats aim to block LGBT measure from defence bill

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are intent on keeping out a provision from the annual defence policy bill that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation.
  • Gardening: Eat fruit at peak flavour

    Pick up an apple and hold it to your ear. Can you hear it breathing?
  • Welcome creativity by de-cluttering the crafting nook

    For crafters, de-cluttering and rethinking a creative workspace might reap benefits beyond just finding the right paintbrush more quickly.
  • Iran official: Gay Utah senator watched during recent trip

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's intelligence minister is defending his agents' handling of a visit by a gay Utah state senator after hard-liners alleged it represented a security breach.
  • Explore the region of Northern Italy that's home to prosecco

    TREVISO, Italy - You know prosecco as the fruity Italian bubbly that's a fun and affordable way to celebrate the holidays as well as a bright accompaniment to a light meal. But this popular sparkling white wine can also be part of your vacation plans. Just like that other famous fizz, Champagne, it hails from a region that welcomes visitors who like to travel glass in hand.
  • Mirren, Bates, Nyong'o share life lessons at Elle dinner

    LOS ANGELES - Lupita Nyong'o, Helen Mirren and Kathy Bates shared life lessons with three generations of actresses at Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood awards.

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