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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland... Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says

July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too. Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared

Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the... Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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Kid-friendly crafts for the Fourth of July

ith parades, picnics and fireworks, Fourth of July fun for kids can include some holiday-themed crafts. Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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After resisting for years, JetBlue adds checked bag fee

The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches

Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Tourists on holiday coping with Greece's financial crisis

Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: Bring extra euros. Read more »

Published yesterday

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A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

sannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Survey: Sibling punches aren't only assaults US kids face

Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also experience other types of assaults, mistreatment and abuse, a big government-funded survey... Read more »

Published yesterday

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US District Judge Joseph Goodwin revisits his theater past

A tattered, tea-stained prop Mexican flag hangs on a cabin on stage for the performance of the classic outdoor drama "Honey in the Rock." Read more »

Published yesterday

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Scientists look into why most Alzheimer's patients are women

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men. Read more »

Published yesterday

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California vaccine bill goes to lawmakers for final vote

California lawmakers are considering a measure that will require vaccinations for most children in public schools. Read more »

Published yesterday

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High court ruling offers chance to alter health law debate

The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama's law. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Obama lauds high court decision on gay marriage

President Barack Obama, who himself has acknowledged an evolution over gay rights, said Friday that the Supreme Court's ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide represents a day... Read more »

Published June 26, 2015

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A look at same-sex marriage reaction from across US

Some snapshots of Americans reacting to Friday's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states. Read more »

Published June 26, 2015

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California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight

The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Obama says health law now "woven into fabric of America"

His health care legacy secure, President Barack Obama cast Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare as a historic and emphatic declaration that the law has now been "woven into the... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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In North Korea, war anniversary is climax of anti-US fervor

June is something like Hate America Month in North Korea. Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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When Turning 65, Consumers With Marketplace Plans Need To Be Vigilant In Choosing Health Coverage

Before the Affordable Care Act, older adults who couldn’t afford to buy their own health insurance would count the days until their 65th birthday, when Medicare would kick in. Now, 10,000... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Restoration students do wheel nice work on vintage rides

Eugene Toner stomped on the foot-operated ignition. The engine sputtered and coughed, but wouldn't catch. Uh oh. Here at The Elegance, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of antique... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Stronger economy, cheap gas expected to spur holiday travel

A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Hospital homecoming for Australian born prematurely in NYC

James O'Leary weighed barely over a pound when he was born by surprise, a world away from his home in Australia. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Ebola cases not slowing in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Despite hopes that the deadly Ebola outbreak could soon be contained in West Africa, it shows no signs of abating in Guinea and may be flaring up once more in Sierra Leone as people are flouting... Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Panel gives weak endorsement of new meningitis shots

A federal panel gave a weak endorsement Wednesday to two expensive meningitis shots, declining to recommend that all teens get the vaccine and leaving the decision to parents and doctors. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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