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US mine safety chief says black lung more widespread among coal miners than data shows

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Alarmed that black lung disease routinely goes unreported decades after it was discovered among miners, federal mine safety officials are touting new regulations that will step up monitoring for the coal dust that causes the deadly disease.

Provinces prepare for right-to-die extension

OTTAWA—Ontario and B.C. appear prepared for the federal government to request more time to respond to the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision on doctor-assisted death.

The new Liberal government has not said it will need an extension to address the court’s ruling, but Justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould publicly has acknowledged this is a possibility.